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Fake news? Misinterpreted? Misleading? WTF?????

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by dmr, Jun 23, 2017.

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  1. dmr

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    Poorly written and misleading FOR SURE... at a glance they make it look like the WELCOME sign just south of Mandalay Bay has come down. It's the Sassy Sally sign downtown, involved with the construction down there.
     
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    Did you read the story or just glance at the headline and picture? The headline says famous neon sign on the strip, but the story itself talks about Vegas Vickie (which we all know wasn't on the strip) coming down which actually was discussed here. If the story was click bait then they got what they were after because not only did you click on it, but you posted that wild thread title and started this thread and probably got them a bunch more clicks.
     
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    I read it, carefully. I just responded to it on Yahoo saying it was poorly written click bait!

    Here's a screen grab of how it appeared when I clicked on the forwarded link. It's surely (mis)worded to imply that The Sign is coming down!

    Full size view here: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4235/35319743292_47a13db2cc_o.jpg

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    false advertising....much like when you were a teenager and the girl you took out was stuffed with tissue paper.,
     
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    didn't read the link, was too busy looking up what FOAF meant :haha:
     
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    No wonder she was so quiet, she wasn't actually alive.
     
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    I believe my date used a good percentage of the Sunday paper. The "funnies" popped out as she reached for the ketchup! :eek:

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    I think its just been properly updated.

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    Very, very poor reporting.

    I wish there was a way to "grade" news reports and run idiots like this out of business.
     
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    Leave a comment. I'm sure at least the writer reads them.
     
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    I hate click bait stories like that. Falls in line with the "you wont believe what etc etc stuff" Sadly some established and well respected news outlets are now stooping to this trick to get views on their stories.
     
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    Going to Yahoo for news, is like going to Red Lobster for seafood.
     
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    I go to Yahoo for the biscuits! :licklips:

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    Mmmmmmmmmm.... Cheddar Bay biscuits.
     
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    rubber biscuit.....bow bow bow
     
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    Fake news is Poorly written and misleading FOR SURE!
     
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    Yeah, but the stink finger was just as good.
     
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    It's a teaser, the real story is about Vegas Vickie which is being removed. Members of this board are the exception, but the unfortunate reality is that most people do not have the critical thinking skills to decipher between fact, fiction, and misinformation. They see it once, they believe it, it's gospel ...end of story.
     
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    vickie needs to find a home on The Strip... or maybe some place like Sapphires buys her...
     
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