Sunday, February 02, 2020

TKC FACT CHECK: Amid Democratic Party Fight Against Internets 'False Info' Jason Kander Shared Fake News Kansas City Chiefs Fanboy Tribute Honoring Patrick Mahomes



Followup and TKC FACT CHECK from "news" we considered yesterday . . . Turns out the local Democratic Party leader might be just a bit too sentimental and just as susceptible to memes as the rest of us:

No, Patrick Mahomes did not buy an entire restaurant's meals just because no one asked him for an autograph

On Thursday, former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander shared a heartwarming story on Twitter about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. I heard a story recently that highlights what's special about #ChiefsKingdom and about our quarterback. A few weeks back, @PatrickMahomes and his girlfriend @brittanylynne8 were having dinner at a pizza place near their Read more...


And so we lament . . .

In this mostly HARMLESS YET REVEALING Twitter incident, Jason Kander sharing fake news in support of the Kansas City Chiefs reminds us why social media crackdowns are flawed and how even highly educated and intelligent people believe things that simply aren't accurate. 

Further reading:

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Artsy Interlude

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Arguing With The Richmeister

Rob Schneider takes on Elizabeth Warren over tweet about big tech 'fighting spread of false information'

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You decide . . .

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kander really got the story all twisted around and messed up.
Mahomes actually bought the restaurant and is renting it to the Chief's for team dining facilities.

Anonymous said...


And to think people would vote for Kander. How flipping sick. Mahomes is to busy supporting his anti American team mates and the Nazi NFL who show their hatred for the country before they are handed millions of dollars.

KC Fan Man said...

I believe the chiefs will win and that will make it so! Patrick Mahomes will be my best friend if I buy one of his jerseys.

Anonymous said...

Meh, most of the news is just commercials anyway, not such a horrible offense.

Anonymous said...

how even highly educated and intelligent people believe things that simply aren't accurate. Now that is fake news.

Anonymous said...

8:13 most news is quarter baked misleading bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Warren is just pissed because someone called her a douchebag and no one called "fake news" on it.

Super Dave said...

Warren calling out others for misinformation is a joke.I guess her telling lies is okay just don't you do it.

Anonymous said...

Kander is acting like he is mentally ill.

Anonymous said...

Diana Kander is a RUSSIAN.

Anonymous said...

Jason Pander somehow associated with fake news?
Shocking!
What are you going to run for next?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ He's still more important and well liked than you bums!

chuck said...

Dave is right.

What a fuckin joke.

Elizabeth Warren making sure that law enforcement gets involved when she thinks people or organizations are lying.

Self aware much?

Gawd she is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

"Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Combat Misinformation Could Help Ruin the Internet"

No. It would ruin Republican chances of creating a world based on alternative facts.

Anonymous said...

"Warren calling out others for misinformation is a joke.I guess her telling lies is okay just don't you do it."

And Trump's telling lies is par for the course.

Anonymous said...

Just do what the catholic kids did and continue to do, sue the shit out these lying bastards!

The dimwits haven’t passed a law yet were you can’t sue them....... yet,

Anonymous said...

9:57 the lies the dimwits have spread about Trump for well over three years now, those lies? Meanwhile deep in the bowels of justice, shifty schiff, paloosie and chuckle boi are and will continue to hassle America’s President with lies and false information until the day he leaves office..... in January 2025!

Anonymous said...

9:57
Sometimes, there's a fine line between intelligence and utter stupidity. Unfortunate for you the measurable distance between that with you is still unknown to man.

Shannon Christian and Christopher Newsome said...

(((Kander))) lied ? From the Jewish Talmud, Baba Kamma 113a ---"A Jew may use subterfuges (lies) to circumvent a gentile".

Anonymous said...

You right wingers are so cute when you're triggered.

Anonymous said...

Oy Vey!

Anonymous said...

^^^And you left wingers are so cute when something that a right winger says puckers your little bunghole with indignation.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know you were a gentile customs collector... https://www.sefaria.org/Bava_Kamma.113a.21