Original air date: June 3, 2017
Stolen News; the problem with plagiarism - An interview with Manny Schewitz
Louise Mensch. Claude Taylor. John Schindler. Bill Palmer. Who are these people and what are they trying to achieve? Liberal fake news has seen a huge spike since the outcome of the 2016 election. We review two articles discussing the uptick in liberal fake news, and how certain people seem to be playing a big part in it.
This episode is also our first ever interview! To say we were excited to talk with Manny Schewitz would be an understatement!!!
Manny runs a website called Modern Liberals* and has been fighting the good fight against liberal fake news. And one thing that really irks him is when sites take other people's work and publish it as their own. Plagiarism. For profit. Not good, and a definite category for fake news.
Manny's focus is on liberal fake news - and he has been vocal about sites like The Palmer Report, American News X, and Addicting Info to name a few. He has worked in and around the industry and has first hand knowledge of how these sites run and how they make money. Take a listen to hear his interview - and expand your knowledge about where these sites get their information from. Are you reading plagiarized news and putting money into the pockets of sites that take content without the author's permission or reimbursing them for the use of their work? Are you being played by someone with an agenda to make liberals look bad? It may be time to update who you are getting your news from!
*Since the original air date, Manny has created a new website - The Progressive Frontier, and is no longer posting with Modern Liberals. We have updated the links on this blog to reflect The Progressive Frontier. BTW- We love the new site!
Article #1: Democrats are Falling for Fake News about Russia
Outcome: This is an article from a reputable news source (Vox) and is actual journalism
Article #2: 'People want it to be true': Inside the growing influence of a mysterious anti-Trump website
Outcome: This is an article from a reputable news source (Business Insider) and is actual journalism
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