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Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iska0cw wrote

Again, not true. Let me help you out again. "This column was produced by Progressive Perspectives, which is run by The Progressive magazine and distributed by Tribune News Service." The Beacon occasionally republishes articles from other outlets when Creative Commons and with Permission - a standard practice. Also, again, folks can see all the LOCAL contributors on the About Us Page Let me know if I can educate you about anything else!


ThunderySleep t1_iskad1a wrote

"We said that in the fine print, therefore it's not spam, it's original content"

That's not how this works.

This is a malicious political spam site masquerading as a local news source.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskateu wrote

The article posted was written by a real person who used to write a bi-weekly column for the Courier Times. Your comment is right-wing trolling masquerading as an actual thought. Again everyone can see ALL the LOCAL WRITERS on the About US page.

Nice try though, let me know if I can help you with anything else.


ThunderySleep t1_iskbhuq wrote

It's not trolling it's pointing out your gross deception.

Yes, human beings made this site. I didn't suggest aliens or raccons did. That doesn't make it an established local news source.

This is the political "news" version of homeopathic medicine. Yes, there are warnings in the fine print that it's homeopathic medicine. It's still deceptive to package it as actual medicine and place it on the shelves next to the advil and cough syrup.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskbxlh wrote

Again, it is not deceptive to have a progressive news site that focuses on politics. They clearly state it: "The Bucks County Beacon is an independent media outlet that offers news, analysis, and opinion from a progressive perspective. We also report the stories that other local media outlets can’t or don’t cover, especially the growing threat of right-wing extremism to our schools, government, and democracy. Local media in Bucks County has been decimated over the past decade by corporate layoffs and the Beacon is working to fill the information gap. We publish writers and activists who may be your neighbors in Bucks County, or who are reporting and organizing across Pennsylvania for a progressive future." You can keep trolling, I'll keep correcting you, and you - here - are in the miniscule minority.


ThunderySleep t1_iskcxy9 wrote

It's not. But that's not what you did. You dressed it up as a typical non-partisan local news source, and placed any mention of "progressive" in your about page.

90% of your content is hyper left political, yet you've dressed it up like generic local news.

As I've said, homepathic medicine places warnings in the fine print too. It doesn't make it any less of a scam when it's dressed like medicine and placed next to the real stuff.

And I'm in no way trolling. I'm pointing out a gross and deceptive practice, which is you trying to deceive people for political aims.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskdado wrote

There's nothing "dressed up" in the articles - and you would have to be illiterate to not know that this is a progressive news site. The wirters don't try to mask their language or politics. As I've said, you can keep trolling, I'll keep correcting, and folks will keep reading.


ThunderySleep t1_iskewjp wrote

No, you'd have to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the about us to see the site declaring that it's a progressive propaganda source and not actual local news.

The rest of the site is dressed up and named so as to suggest that it's local news. Same way homeopathic products are boxed like medicine and placed next it on the shelves.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskfipk wrote

Most publications have their about us page at the bottom of the site. And There is nothing dressed up about the site. It focuses on local politics. What else you got? You are not even good at trolling.


ThunderySleep t1_iskfyv5 wrote

> You are not even good at trolling.

Because I'm not trolling, I'm pointing out the blatant deception of this site. And you have no business criticizing anyone's competence when your homepage barely works.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskgica wrote

The website works. Either you are lying or hallucinating. Or just trolling.


ThunderySleep t1_iskhat1 wrote

> when your homepage barely works.

That's what was said. Not "the site doesn't work".

You're so unaware of yourself you try to pull deception in the conversation where you're supposed to be claiming you're not deceptive.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskhig0 wrote

The homepage on the website works. Try again, lol. Stop with your deception.


ThunderySleep t1_iski5sx wrote

Not what was said.

Again, you think being openly deceptive now helps you defend the claim that you aren't with your spam site?


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskkend wrote

Not a spam site. Original reporting and opinion by dozens of local writers. Also, cited by WHYY and The Philadelphia Inquirer. And the article above is factual. Do your right-trolling elsewhere. It's getting tiresome


ThunderySleep t1_iskkvgp wrote

"Original reporting"

Literally the first random article I clicked on was republished content from elsewhere.

It's a blatantly deceptive propaganda site dressed and named as if it's an established local news site. Same as homeopathic medicine being dressed up as medicine and placed next to the real stuff on the shelves.

This isn't right wing trolling, it's pointing out gross and deceptive practices. And claiming that I'm a right wing troll is all you can do at this point, because the site is blatantly deceptive and there's no way of defending it when called out.

You don't even make it into the first three pages of google for "local news bucks county pa", and the site was created this election cycle.

It's a deceptive propaganda site for which your reddit account exists to spam.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_isklc4h wrote

About us page lists dozens of local writers. It is not deceptive, the site is objectively and openly progressive. You are just being silly now. Just stop already. Go read a book, or go for a walk.


ThunderySleep t1_iskmjlc wrote

It's deceptive as hell. It's dressed and named as if it's an established local news source. You have to scroll to the very bottom of the page and click the about us to see any mention of being openly progressive.

That is deception. The same as homeopathic products being packaged as medicine and mixed in with it on the shelves.

Furthermore, nothing about the site or your horrible attempts at defending it demonstrate competence at any level.

> The Elementor website builder allows WordPress users to create and edit websites by employing the drag and drop technique

It's built with a WYSIWYG editor ffs, lol.


Open_Veins_8 OP t1_iskmxz3 wrote

LoL. OK guy ... You can think that, but the article is till up, as will future articles, because it is a legit, progressive news site. Have an amazing Sunday watching Fox News.


ThunderySleep t1_isknady wrote

It's not a news site, buckscountybeacon is a propaganda spam site dressed up as a local news site, built with a WYSIWYG plug-in for wordpress.

Wordpress is simple enough, and a fine CMS for something like this. You don't need a WYSIWYG editor on top of that.

Nothing about this site is authentic. It's literal spam.


Dain42 t1_isl1med wrote

Are you going to just keep recycling the same comments over and over and over? You've said absolutely nothing new; you're just repeating the same few (rebutted) points ad nauseam like an argument robot.


ThunderySleep t1_isl39ve wrote

When I keep getting responses denying it, yes. Especially from OP who began copy and pasting the same responses to me.

It's a deceptive and poorly made propaganda site dressed up like something its not, and one of the people involved is filling this thread with lies claiming it's an established local news source.

Why are you so offended someone pointed that out? What purpose does your comment serve except to whine that somebody pointed out how gross and misleading this junk site is?