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Started by Jacob_Richter on 11-Nov-2017 20:28:44
Alas poor Satire! I knew him, Horatio, ..... Tony Blair: Fake news is damaging democracy.

The former Prime Minister gave the scathing review as he was commenting on the rise of ‘fake news’ through social media outlets, claiming it is damaging the “democratic discourse”.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/878282/Tony-Blair-fake-news-Brexit-news-democracy-BBC-Today-Jeremy-Corbyn-Labour-Party-video

Pay your last respects to satire here.

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opaz__ - 11 Nov 2017 20:53:21 (#1 of 256)

I think it's the other way around actually. People have been so 'woked'. It's a joy to see. Hitherto we simply accepted what dear old Auntie told us

Brunothecat - 11 Nov 2017 20:55:37 (#2 of 256)

"Did Diana die of Fake News? Express investigates"

solomongursky - 11 Nov 2017 20:55:41 (#3 of 256)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOUMVG3XkAAUMYM.jpg

Brunothecat - 11 Nov 2017 20:57:20 (#4 of 256)

Which one was that solly?

None of them seem too bright.

Tadagee - 12 Nov 2017 00:10:42 (#5 of 256)

Er...the one called Bill?

Sunfish - 12 Nov 2017 00:15:44 (#6 of 256)

Mckinley? Rubbish. He died in 1901, silly.

flossy - 12 Nov 2017 05:33:13 (#7 of 256)

1901 you say? Well in that case we can forget all that "living memory" nonsense then,

col2001 - 12 Nov 2017 08:14:34 (#8 of 256)

Fake news has always been around.

Three things have changed:

1. Democratisation of channels. Now, anyone can have a go (although money and resources help). No longer are there just a couple of dozen people to deal with, over lunch or chatting on sofas.

2. Scale and reach. New tech means stuff can compete on scale with any of the established channels.

3. The disappearance of deference. Which means you have to earn trust: you can't just demand it via status.

No wonder Blair is unhappy.

I am sure he would be far more comfortable with the old model where his particular silky skills are effective.

RosyLovelady - 12 Nov 2017 08:19:15 (#9 of 256)

Bring back the dodgy Campbelline dossiers of yore.

col2001 - 12 Nov 2017 08:24:54 (#10 of 256)

Authoritative Fake News...

RosyLovelady - 12 Nov 2017 08:26:52 (#11 of 256)

Most people think I'm a pretty straight sort of guy ...

machiavelli - 12 Nov 2017 08:27:00 (#12 of 256)

Students - send Tony your old theses. He can have a case for war made from them before you can say "WMD".

Snarlygog - 12 Nov 2017 08:32:25 (#13 of 256)

Contiguous Cull!

clammy - 12 Nov 2017 08:37:20 (#14 of 256)

"We were elected as New Labour, and we will govern as New Labour"

- New Labour.

+ a bunch of warmongering sycophantic Arseholes.

bossab2 - 12 Nov 2017 08:51:04 (#15 of 256)

Actually it only took Blair a few months to be revealed as dodgy.

I'd handed in my membership by 2000.

clammy - 12 Nov 2017 08:53:08 (#16 of 256)

#15, 'dodgy' is very sympathetic Boss.

RosyLovelady - 12 Nov 2017 08:55:52 (#17 of 256)

There was Derry Irvine's wallpaper to set the tone of lavish self-regard, and then, more seriously, the special care afforded to Bernie Ecclestone's business interests.

clammy - 12 Nov 2017 08:59:57 (#18 of 256)

#17, The shame of it Rosy, is that it took the public (Me included) so long to realise what was happening

bossab2 - 12 Nov 2017 09:00:26 (#19 of 256)

Well it was literally months after they were elected.

Something to do with dodgy deals and Bearnie Ecclestone...

The criminality came out later.

RosyLovelady - 12 Nov 2017 09:00:49 (#20 of 256)

I must be back on Ignore again.

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