Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

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Especially if it is written by Alex Jones.

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29 Responses to Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Holy Shit!

    Wow: Turns out George Lucas really did have his share of bad ideas, too.

    Such as… making Indiana Jones a pedophile.

    No, seriously. Remember Marion’s line, “I was too young, it was wrong and you knew it,” and Indy’s answer, “You knew what you were doing”?

    I always assumed she was like 18. Actually I never gave it much thought — I assumed it was actually Contrived Filler Dialogue To Establish That These Characters Have Conflict to Justify Their Arguing Later. Like, I assumed it meant nothing at all, and was just come up with as “This dialogue will do, as far as justifying the undercurrent of anger.”

    But to the extent I thought about it I figured she was a college girl, maybe 18, when they began an affair.



    George Lucas: I was thinking that this old guy could have been the mentor. He could have known this little girl when she was just a kid. Had an affair with her when she was eleven.

    Lawrence Kasdan: And he was forty-two.

    George Lucas: He hasn’t seen her in twelve years. Now she’s twenty-two. It’s a real strange relationship.

    Steven Spielberg: She had better be older than twenty-two.

    George Lucas: He’s thirty-five, and he knew her ten years ago when he was twenty-five and she was only twelve. It would be amusing to make her slightly young at the time.

    Steven Spielberg: And promiscuous. She came onto him.

    George Lucas: Fifteen is right on the edge. I know it’s an outrageous idea, but it is interesting. Once she’s sixteen or seventeen it’s not interesting anymore. But if she was fifteen and he was twenty-five and they actually had an affair the last time they met. And she was madly in love with him and he. .

    No wonder Hollywood likes Roman Polanski.

  2. HELENK says:

    I have linked to articles that later turned out not to be so. The story of Assad being shot was one of them.
    I go to sites that are usual spot on with their stories and try to find more than one source. But sometimes it happens that the story is wrong.
    I did get a link from drudge that linked to the site you are talking about,but I do not go to that site for articles

    • myiq2xu says:

      Even the big news outfits get burned with a hoax or bad info from time to time. But some sources should be presumed bogus until independently verified. Alex Jones is one of them.

      Just because multiple places have the story is not independent verification – sometimes they are all relying on the same bogus source.

      • myiq2xu says:

        More than once I was on the verge of publishing something but I couldn’t verify it with a reliable source. Almost always I ended up glad I waited.

    • DeniseVB says:

      S’okay to link to …. it’s my brain’s responsibility to decifer the facts….suffering since 2004 😀

  3. HELENK says:

    More: Ashley Judd declares on Twitter that she’s decided against run for Senate in Kentucky – @TPM

  4. myiq2xu says:

    I haven’t verified that this is actually her Twitter account.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Ace of Spades:

    More interesting in this article, though, is the Decline of the Networks. The Tonight Show used to be a cash bonanza for NBC — $150 million in profits, per year. Now it’s down to $30-40 million. Even though Leno is still the ratings champ, they’re dumping him anyway, in a cost-cutting move.

    Networks didn’t used to do that. They used to be flush enough with money that these things could be negotiated. (Johnny Carson wound up working just 4 nights a week to make his huge contract deal work out for everyone.) But do to declining importance and fewer viewers, they now have to just let top rated guys go.

    TV networks are in serious trouble. There is no chance they won’t remain major players — they have a lot of expertise tied up in contracts. And institutions tend to continue on.

    But Amazon is going to get into the TV production game, and Netflix already did. Meanwhile cable continues to cut into networks’ ratings– where it was once unthinkable that cable stations could beat the mighty networks, it now happens from time to time.

    It will happen more.

    Empire of Jeff posted on What This All Means in a comment earlier (when comments were working). It means further cultural balkanization, as specific entertainments (and “news” shows) are specifically tailored for specific tribe… which I’m not sure is such a bad thing.

    We have had a shared culture in one area for years — TV. But that’s a pretty shabby medium to share a culture by, isn’t it? Not exactly the sort of thing a civilization is proud of.

    We’ve had balkanization in print for years and years and years. Because print was relatively inexpensive (compared to filmed entertainment), the market could easily pump out entertainments and nonfiction with less appeal to a general audience, but much stronger appeal to specific niches of that audience.

    And who’s to say that’s worse?

    A year ago Andrew Breitbart made what I thought was an absurd prediction: “In five years, all of this is gone. The media, all of it. Gone.” Something like that.

    Well, it might not be five years, and it might not be completely gone, but ground is starting to shake beneath us. Plates are shifting. Grand houses may well fall.

  6. HELENK says:

    about that some being more equal thingy. does seem to work in reverse here

  7. yttik says:

    There are some elements of truth to that article, especially the start, where they accuse President Obama of bankrolling terrorists. The US has been doing that for a long time, way before Obama. Sometimes it starts out as foreign aid or humanitarian aid, but it usually winds up in the hands of terrorists. We certainly have funded Palestine which is being run by Hamas. We funded the Taliban, thinking we were keeping the Russians at bay.

    As to al Qaeda being an invention of Western intelligence, there’s some truth to that, too. There are certainly people who wish us harm, but they aren’t some giant global network working like a military organization. We’ve killed the al Qaeda Number 2 about 14 times starting way back when Bush was in office. The guy just won’t die.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Thanks for the warning about certain sites and people Myiq.I am so gullible 🙂

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