Bloomberg falls for fake Nancy Reagan Report [endorsing Hillary Clinton]

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    Apr 11, 2015 4:43 AM GMT
    Bloomberg Politics published a report about Nancy Reagan based off of fake news site NationalReport.net

    The piece, headlined "Nancy Reagan gives her endorsement to... Hillary Clinton," quoted a supposed "Drudge Report" saying that the former first lady told the History Channel series "First Ladies In Their Own Words" that it's time for a female president.

    "For the GOP, this is slightly awkward. Since Ronald Reagan's presidency, and especially since his death, the Gipper's legacy has been worshipfully celebrated, often claimed, by Republican candidates," the article stated.

    The problem is: Reagan never said such a thing and the series was actually on C-SPAN, not The History Channel. The report seems to have come from NationalReport.net, a spoof news site that has tricked many a politician and news organization in the past. The piece was then posted to a website called DrudgeReport.com.co, which doesn't seem to be connected to the actual Drudge Report.

    The piece, which was published just before 5 p.m. on Friday, was deleted within minutes.

    We've reached out to a Bloomberg spokesperson for comment and will update here accordingly.

    UPDATE (6:05p.m.):

    Bloomberg has reposted the article with a note that the piece has been retracted.

    "This story has been retracted. We fell for a hoax. Apologies," the note states.

    Bloomberg Politics Executive Editor Mike Nizza said in a tweet "very very stupid mistake, and one we take very seriously. Simple as that."

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/04/bloomberg-falls-for-fake-nancy-reagan-report-205356.html

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    Unfortunately, this hoax somehow made it all the way to Bloomberg Politics

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/bloomberg-runs-then-pulls-hoax-story-about-nancy-reagan-endorsing-hillary/
  • wellwell

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    Apr 12, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    Thanks 4 That
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    Apr 12, 2015 2:47 PM GMT
    Yeah, thanks for a non-story about a non-story.
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    Apr 12, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    wellwell saidThanks 4 That

    You're welcome. The thread in the All Things Gay folder has a couple of posts mentioning it was a fake, but people apparently don't read the thread and are still commenting as if the story were true. Thought the thread title there could have been updated to indicate the status.
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    Apr 12, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    Note that none of the Murdoch media fell for this one.

    "Can't wait to watch Madam Hillary tonite on CBS! It's just really great!" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 12, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    Anyway, who needs Nancy when you've got John McCain?

    “I have no doubt that Senator Clinton would make a good president.”
    Senator John McCain

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    Apr 12, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    And the fun continues at NationalReport.net. They've reported on Bloomberg aologizing about taking their article seriously.

    http://nationalreport.net/satirical-website-bloomberg-politics-apologizes-posting-actual-news-article/

    Offices for dating site BlackPeopleMeet.com was tear gassed by police.
    http://nationalreport.net/blackpeoplemeet-com-office-mistakenly-tear-gassed-police/

    Sarah Palin Rescued By Coast Guard During Climate Change Denial Video Shoot
    [url]http://nationalreport.net/sarah-palin-rescued-coast-guard-climate-change-denial-video-shoot/
    [/url]

    Daniel Tosh Beaten up by Prostitute
    http://nationalreport.net/daniel-tosh-host-tosh-0-beaten-prostitute/

    Funny shit!
  • PIccadilly

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    Apr 13, 2015 4:47 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidNote that none of the Murdoch media fell for this one.

    "Can't wait to watch Madam Hillary tonite on CBS! It's just really great!" icon_rolleyes.gif


    The Murdoch media wouldn't have reported this even if it were true.
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    Apr 13, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    Piccadilly said
    MGINSD saidNote that none of the Murdoch media fell for this one.

    "Can't wait to watch Madam Hillary tonite on CBS! It's just really great!" icon_rolleyes.gif


    The Murdoch media wouldn't have reported this even if it were true.

    As if most of the media doesn't cover for the Democrats. One of many examples:
    http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/former-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama/
  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 14, 2015 1:03 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Piccadilly said
    MGINSD saidNote that none of the Murdoch media fell for this one.

    "Can't wait to watch Madam Hillary tonite on CBS! It's just really great!" icon_rolleyes.gif


    The Murdoch media wouldn't have reported this even if it were true.

    As if most of the media doesn't cover for the Democrats. One of many examples:
    http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/former-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama/


    I read the article and had no idea it would be about Sharyl Attkisson. Do you know about her computer being hacked into by FBI during her time with CBS? It's been confirmed several times and she's testified before Congress about it. Now go do a search for "Sharyl Attkisson testifies" and see who has and hasn't carried the story.

    Here's a quote from socalfitness's article.
    "In green energy, for instance: “Imagine a parallel scenario in which President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney personally appeared at groundbreakings for, and used billions of tax dollars to support, multiple giant corporate ventures whose investors were sometimes major campaign bundlers, only to have one (or two, or three) go bankrupt . . . when they knew in advance the companies’ credit ratings were junk.”

    "Attkisson continued her dogged reporting through the launch of ObamaCare: She’s the reporter who brought the public’s attention to the absurdly small number — six — who managed to sign up for it on day one."