All the news that is unfit to print

20180411 160115News. Fake news. Spin. Propaganda. Left-leaning. Right-leaning. The legitimate press. The dishonest media.
So much to consider when simply trying to find out what is happening in the world. So, let me begin to help distinguish one from the other as we wade through the many possibilities.
Let's start with propaganda or, as it is more commonly referred to, FOX News. Why does FOX News fall into the category of propaganda you ask? Because the very definition of propaganda is “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.”
That is exactly what FOX News does and is. It doesn't use facts to support its mission, which is to support the Trump presidency. It makes up its own facts or, as Kellyanne Conway put it, “alternative facts.” Labeling Special Counsel Robert Mueller as “corrupt” without providing any specifics of what he has done that has not been by the book and completely within the limits of the law is just one example.


Dockless bikes make their first local appearance

  • Published in Local

Bikes 4Dockless bikes can now be found across Montgomery County. PHOTO BY ABIGAIL CRUZSILVER SPRING — As the rain was pouring down Saturday afternoon, Ashton Green, 26, was peddling so fast on Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring he kept yelling “Excuse me! Excuse me!” to avoid pedestrians.

Green, who had just gotten his phone stolen, was using a yellow OFO bike as his method of transportation to catch the man who took his phone. “I’m trying catch the dude that got my phone but riding these bikes ain’t easy,” he said. “That’s my issue with them – they [are] hard to ride -- they only have three gears.”

Green said that he was on his phone to retrieve the code needed to unlock and ride a OFO bike when it was snatched from his hand. “That’s the only thing good about these bikes, I swear,” he said. “You can just grab and go once you got the app on your phone.”

The bright yellow bicycles offered by OFO are just one of four different varieties of bikes available from dockless bike-sharing services that can now be found in Montgomery County.

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