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Why did RTE show the untrue version of this story

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  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭MarkHenderson


    Because it's stuffed full of left wing liberals who don't value truth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭Midlife


    Just lazy journalism.


  • Site Banned Posts: 4 eagnaee


    As above ...here s the true story


    Very different from what Rte published on the news. Why? Are they just incompetent?

    You'd think after all the times Trump called them out, that theyd cop on and lift the moral bar higher.


  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭Midlife


    eagnaee wrote: »
    You'd think after all the times Trump called them out, that theyd cop on and lift the moral bar higher.

    there's a trump thread.

    Aside from taste in hats, I can't see his relevance here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,798 ✭✭✭goose2005


    why is it even on the Irish news?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


    To be fair, RTE wasn't so much culpable as whoever stitched the original footage which RTE and everyone else ran with without checking further.

    More widely RTE is hardly going to spend time and money fact checking a foreign news report. They get this stuff fired into their a/v drop box from news associations like Reuters and PA. RTE understandably trusted organisations which are trusted.

    Does anyone have a youtube clip with an actual mainstream news report on this story - all I can find are the rebuttals!

    Edit found one. NBC Nightly News (which is appalling btw)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6b5jRz9JAw

    Looks like the Indian fella took everyone for a ride.


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭loveroflight


    To be fair, RTE wasn't so much culpable as whoever stitched the original footage which RTE and everyone else ran with without checking further.

    More widely RTE is hardly going to spend time and money fact checking a foreign news report. They get this stuff fired into their a/v drop box from news associations like Reuters and PA. RTE understandably trusted organisations which are trusted.

    Does anyone have a youtube clip with an actual mainstream news report on this story - all I can find are the rebuttals!

    Edit found one. NBC Nightly News (which is appalling btw)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6b5jRz9JAw

    Looks like the Indian fella took everyone for a ride.

    One quick browse shows the deliberate distortion of the facts. Surely they can afford 2 minutes before a broadcast.

    At the very least, this should make them question their 'trusted' sources.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭Gunmonkey


    Not seen the piece done by RTE but would imagine (if they are smart) the piece is just a covering the video, not the content of the video e.g. they say "a video showing a youth in a MAGA hat staring at a Native protestor who was in DC for a rally of some type has gone viral" which is not factually wrong, its what the video contains. They can say "its gone viral and people are reacting negatively to it on Facebook/Twitter etc" they are not wrong, it is what is happening.

    If they start claiming he walked up and started getting into the Native guys face and threatening him or such then it would be slander or such (which I'm going to assume what the CNN piece with their "Heartbreaking Viral Video" tagline was stuffed with).


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,694 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach


    Tim Pool, centre leftist youtube journalist, has a balanced take on this and the overreaction of the established media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPiK_Tdh9Vg
    In summary, the initial story being spun of the MAGA supporter being abusive to the Native American played into the existing media narrative, hence little / no investigation of the full story or interviewing of the teens was done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,123 ✭✭✭✭Fr Tod Umptious


    What I noticed most about the RTE report was that even though they mentioned that a third group were involved they did not mention anything more about them

    The actions and make-up of the he third group is very important to the context of the story.

    The third group were Africa Americans hurling abuse at white high school kids.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,282 ✭✭✭✭Eric Cartman


    The media here get all their content for US news from other mainstream US news sources, the US media peddled it and RTE believed the peddled lies. It fits the only test they need “is it somehow trump related and negative about him” if so then its in their eyes likely true and requires no due diligence so they’ll run it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,070 ✭✭✭Franz Von Peppercorn


    It’s always annoying how much the US is covered. Must be nothing going on in Yemen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,911 ✭✭✭✭VinLieger


    As above ...here s the true story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp4oUBTS0DM

    Very different from what Rte published on the news. Why? Are they just incompetent?


    Why are you getting so worked up about a news report about another country being in hindsight incorrect?


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,269 Mod ✭✭✭✭Chips Lovell


    Mod Note

    I really don't want to lock this thread because it's obvious that people want to discuss this issue. However, the charter states:
    When posting or linking to a video please provide a summary of the content as not everybody has access to video sites or the time to view them.

    It's impossible to tell from the OP what is going on. If the OP (or anyone else for that matter) can PM the mods with a summary of what the issue is we'll update the OP and reopen the thread.

    Thanks


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