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Unread post07 May 2020, 23:33

It leaves out that the The Center for the National Interest's CEO Dimitri Simes is a known as the Russian spy Maria Butina's handler. It might affect how one sees Axe's statement about Iran: "It is policy at @TheNatlInterest to write about the "threat" from Iran even if Iran isn't doing anything threatening."

boogieman wrote:Explains a lot doesn't it? Then again it doesn't excuse some of the drivel he trotted out at War Is Boring. His click bait anti-F35 crusade being a good example. Just goes to show that ascertaining the truth is of secondary (perhaps tertiary/ancillary) importance to these guys.

True, he seems to have been pretty much money not morals driven. Even the dad's death but no free time wasn't enough until he was out of 1800 bucks.
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Unread post07 May 2020, 23:45

magitsu wrote:It leaves out that the The Center for the National Interest's CEO Dimitri Simes is a known as the Russian spy Maria Butina's handler. It might affect how one sees Axe's statement about Iran: "It is policy at @TheNatlInterest to write about the "threat" from Iran even if Iran isn't doing anything threatening."

Amazing (and hardly surprising). You do have to wonder about Axe's own motives in this context.
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Unread post07 May 2020, 23:53

boogieman wrote:Amazing (and hardly surprising). You do have to wonder about Axe's own motives in this context.

Yeah, he's getting too much blind sympathy in the [twitter] thread. Bullshit peddler who finally got hurt enough by his own medium to act. Hope he actually changes course.
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Unread post08 May 2020, 06:54

Can't say I have sympathy for him. I continued to print wrong information even though he knew it was wrong just trying to get money. It hurt his credibility and no major news source would hire him. Gee, a journalist with questionable credibility can't get hired anyone? He continued to destroy his credibility over the years, so why is it a surprise to anyone that he can't land a well paying job, have a large amount of subscribers, or a good interview for a story?
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Unread post11 May 2020, 22:42

This deserves an honorary mention for mainstream BUTTHURTeth MIGHTily quote from supposedly MainstimWhopperValve.
USAF abandons 80% mission capability rate goal after F-22, F-35 and F-16 fail to hit target
12 May 2020 Garrett Reim

"...F-35s and F-22s are notoriously difficult to maintain because of complex designs and stealth body coatings, [not F-35s <sarc on> they go to sea/salt environments just to corrode <sarc off> ] which must be periodically preserved by hand [how much hand labour is required to preserve ALL AIRCRAFT? Do machines do it for others? FUD]. In particular, the relatively new F-35 remains plagued with design and production problems resulting in some 873 deficiencies, according to the DoD’s most-recent Office of the Director of Operational Test & Evaluation report, released to the US Congress on 30 January."

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Unread post12 May 2020, 14:57

spazsinbad wrote:What a wonderful TWITTER thread, many thanks for this 'eye-opener'. I like that headlines could contradict the story. :doh:
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David Axe 06 May 2020

"As a journalist with nearly 20 years on the military news beat


So he's writing comedy now?

Journalism is tough racket these days. it turns out theres plenty of people who just write on the internet for free, and with more accurate information and knowledge as well

Axe and Rogoaway are both lying sensationalist clickbait types.


back in the old days of the chain smoking editor, the demands for proof were much higher, and they relied on sources.

There was a certain hitpiece on the F-35 and I just picked up the phone and called a buddy out in Yuma. in 5 seconds he said "we don't do that! LOL where did you hear that?" So an entire story could have been written truthfully if they had a source.

These guys aren't doing journalism. Theyre taking a series of things they read and twisting it to fit a narrative. at almost no point do they actually talk to anyone with knowledge beyond the regular PR people and flag ranks-- and thats often not direct but taken from someone else story.

not surprisingly copy paste journalism doesn't pay well

look at little old me without any training in journalism touching 2 buttons on my phone and having a more accurate picture than 2 "journalists" combined.

:roll: :roll: :roll:

they can screw themselves with a cactus. theres a reason Fake News is a very real phrase. Fred Reed has written extensively about how journalist have never been that great at covering the military, but the 21st century version is even worse, and thats absolutely terrible because accuracy has never been more important. Thats why I hate them so badly. They've tainted an entire generation with clickbait substituting for reality. misinformation travels and spreads at rates unprecedented in human history. Theyre contribution is "hot fuel trucks!" and "can't dogfight!"

and lastly Axe should know better than to call out an ex employer like that and over 1800? he must be hurting if they never pay him a dime, he's earned it.


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the reason Global Trumpism has taken hold is people figured out they were being lied to. Trump was smart enough to point this out and go to war with them. They blew the biggest story of 2016. Which subsequently meant they blew the biggest stories from 2008-2016. Several scandals that would have absolutely rocked the previous administration were set quietly by the wayside and not given any airtime or actively covered up. the irony is the press further gaslighting the public and calling Trump Divisive and cynical, for pointing out they were partisan and biased liars.

Rather cynical to point out how i lie to people
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Unread post13 May 2020, 11:25

At last a man of honour. David Axe it seems was happy enough for years to write clickbait. As long as they paid him. It seems writing clickbait for free is what done him in. A step too far and brought on moral outrage. He wants what he thinks is due. $1,800 for writing shite. Thank god he has a new clickbait job. I was getting concerned half way through the rant. I wonder if he submitted it to his new boss? He might get paid for it, if he just changed the hed [sic].
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