Is it satire or fake news? Only you can decide

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, never known for his sense of humor, got off a good one this morning when he described Reinette Senum as a “citizen journalist” before running her “report” on last night’s forum on fake news featuring Snopes and NC Scooper.

Senum has a legitimate gripe against NC Scooper because it ran a story last year that exaggerated Senum’s criticism of police in general and the Dallas Police Department in particular. But she is not a dispassionate observer, the minimum qualification required of a real reporter.

“I attempted to sit through (the presentation),” she reported to the ex-big time journalist. “Walked out. What a joke.” Senum decided the program was nothing more than an attempt to “…legitimize NC Scooper with Snopes ‘blessing’ of NOT being fake, but ‘satirical.'”

I wonder what Snopes thinks of the conspiracy theories Senum likes to promote on her Facebook page and blog? LOL, as they say.

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8 Responses to Is it satire or fake news? Only you can decide

  1. fish says:

    Senum has a legitimate gripe against NC Scooper because it ran a story last year that exaggerated Senum’s criticism of police in general and the Dallas Police Department in particular.

    Yeah I even bit on that one…..I defended the Scooper…. as purveyor of satire but was surprised to see that the article in question was pretty “newsy”. The article about jeffy as the new “copy boy” ….that was comedy gold though!

  2. Barry Pruett says:

    The Scooper article did sound like real news given the environment at the time but I immediately discounted it. It was the Scooper. I can definitely see why Reinette is upset. I would be too. Pelline on the other hand creates fake news daily so he has no right to demand the indentities of the Scoopers. As soon as Pelline finds out who the Scoopers are he will simply do what he does to George Boardman, Todd, or anyone who disagrees with him. He will seek to intimidate, to belittle, to scorn, to create a false narrative in an attempt to ruin one’s reputation, and if he could ruin someone’s life. Thank God Ackerman took the ink out of his hands and got rid of him. The man has not enough character to work for our community paper. And to you folks at The Union who read his blog….don’t be intimated…don’t listen to his drivel. Our community loves The Union. The whole Podunk narrative is created by Pelline and nobody is listening because we know the source of the narrative is not The Union, but a man who couldn’t keep his job there and who is bitter. Keep up the good work!

  3. Todd Juvinall says:

    What exactly did Senum write? Please post. If I recall it seemed a easy stretch to smack her comments.

  4. Todd Juvinall says:

    OK I found this.
    ““This was completely incited by America’s police force,” Ms. Senum wrote, linking to a Huffington Post article about the Dallas attack. “They have obviously been given directives to go out there and kill. It’s insane and it’s meant to create mayhem.”

    Looks to me the Scooper extrapolated this in a manner one could call satire.

  5. Todd Juvinall says:

    Never read Breitbart. I say it is a small step to say she meant that so we simply disagree.

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