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Washington Post Claims Song ‘American Idiot’ About Bush, There’s Just One Little Problem

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The Washington Post, an egregiously liberal news media outlet, has made a rather huge booboo recently, claiming the Green Day song “American Idiot” was about former President George W. Bush.

The Post got this little tidbit of information from an article that allegedly quoted Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as saying the song was about Bush. However, the problem here is that the article in question was published on a satire site, thus meaning it was actually #fakenews.

It’s called “fact checking” people. Do it.

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The Post cited the satirical article saying lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong had once declared that the hit song was about Bush. “The main reason we made Bush the ‘American Idiot’ is because he started the war,” Armstrong said (in the fake Clickhole article).

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Clickhole, a spinoff of The Onion, writes funny stories that might seem real, but the site says they want to mislead “just enough” to go viral.

With President Trump’s trip to Britain on the horizon, the Post put out a piece headlined, “In honor of Trump visit, Brits launch campaign to lift ‘American Idiot’ to top of the charts.” The story, it’s kinda’ worked: The song is No. 1 on the U.K. Amazon chart.

The Post story has been changed, but one Twitterer captured its original form:

https://twitter.com/samthielman/status/1016683917544427520

It’s truly mind blowing that neither the author, the editorial staff, or anyone else over at the Post had a single clue what Clickhole was. How can you work in this industry, posting news on the Internet, and not be aware of these massive sites?

Talk about epic fail. Yikes.

After taking a number of hits on social media for the error, the publication released an “editor’s note” on the debacle:

“Editor’s note: A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of ‘American Idiot’ that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story.” In the new version, there are no references to Bush at all.

Ironically, the lyrics to the song seem to be taking jabs at the mainstream media, not the former president. Take a look for yourself:

Don’t wanna be an American idiot

One nation controlled by the media

Information Age of hysteria

It’s calling out to idiot America

Seems to me it’s bashing the hysterical media for overreacting to every little thing happening in the world and chastising Americans for falling for the crap they see on the news every evening.

Hard to argue with those points, wouldn’t you agree? In fact, that message is probably even more relevant now than ever.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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