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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:25 AM

Foxify the News!

This is a simple game that I think fits pretty well with the theme of this group, saying as de-Foxifying headlines is certainly an important aspect of Propaganda Debunking. Stolen in no small part from the The Rachel Maddow Show Blog, I present: Foxify the News!

Here's how it works:

I provide a headline from any valid news site on the internet; the trick is to make it into a big scary headline that one would usually find at Faux News. For example:

Armstrong Sues to Block Doping Charges could become Suspected Drug User Exploits Court System to Beat the Rap


Meatball Company Recalls 300,000 Pounds of Meat could become Vegans Rejoice! Beloved Italian Tradition Halted Due to Government Testing

You get the idea. Foxify this headline, then provide one real headline (with hyperlink) for others to try:

Obama paying utility bills? Scam Victims Nationwide Think So

A few hints:
1. Everything is Obama's fault
2. If your viewers/readers aren't scared, you're not doing your job.
3. You can call anyone any wacky thing you want as long as it's only "alleged" or "suspected".

If you think of a good idea, there's no reason you can't foxify a headline already done, either.

Oswego "We Distort. You Deride." Atheist

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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:31 AM

1. L.A. Teachers Serves Semen-Covered Cookies to Kids, Takes Pictures.



"LA superintendent fires entire school's staff over classroom sex allegations"

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/08/la-superintendent-fires-entire-school-staff-over-classroom-sex-allegations/#ixzz208TiDK8l

From a DU OP: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=919283

(The teachers have returned to work, except for two who are in jail)

However, there was nothing to prepare him for the case of Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, who has pleaded not guilty to accusations of feeding students cookies smeared with his semen in "tasting games."

Deasy's removal of the school's staff resulted in protests by parents and a raft of union grievances. The teachers, who were warehoused at another location, may now return to the classroom at Miramonte or another school, Deasy said.

Deasy also ordered principals to pull teacher misconduct files from the past 40 years. Those files are under reviewed by a special panel to determine if further action is warranted. Some 500 previously unreported cases have been forwarded so far to the state teacher licensing commission.

Teachers union President Warren Fletcher lambasted the move as a hasty and counterproductive effort to deflect attention from managerial failures.

---teachers may now return to the classroom, hopefully all but Mr. Berndt:


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