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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Fake News and Misleading Adjudicators

People look for quick answers, for someone to tell them whether a claim is true or false.

But the judges themselves may not always tell the full story when putting their stamp on it.

Zero Hedge, 28 December 2018: "Angela Merkel: Nation States Must "Give Up Sovereignty" To New World Order"
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-27/angela-merkel-nation-states-must-give-sovereignty-new-world-order

This is labelled "Fake News" by Maarten Schenk on leadstories.com: "Nowhere does she mention the "New World Order" and there is no place where she says "sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty".
https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3470035-fake-news-angela-merkel-nation-states-must-give-up-sovereignty-to-new-world-order.html

I reply:

"Some misquoting, perhaps - but the essential point is correct, if you read the original KAS press release (https://www.kas.de/veranstaltungsberichte/detail/-/content/-das-herz-der-demokratie-). 

You will know from that, that the conference was about the tension between national sovereignty and globalisation; and that Frau Merkel is in favour of the latter, merely using parliaments as the instrument to surrender sovereignty. 

This ignores the tension between parliamentary representatives and the people they claim to represent, as has been clearly instanced in the UK. 

So, not quite fake news after all. Do you think you yourself have been slightly misleading here?"

Who shall guard the guardians?

1 comment:

Wolfie said...

Merkel is mad. There is no other explanation for her behaviour, she is obsessed with the destruction of the nation-state and all other considerations and problems within the EU are of little consequence to her.