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Friday June 14, 2024

Media Tricks: Tesla’s Huge Recall? It’s a Software Update.

Tesla doesn’t advertise, which makes the company a prime target for misrepresentation by news media. Point in case – today’s histrionic AP headline about a recall.

Today’s negative Tesla article was written by Tom Krisher in Michigan who has covered the automotive industry for 17 years. Tom’s headline wouldn’t be as eye-catching if it included that the ‘recall’ was just a software update. And Tom’s AP story spread like wildfire.

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Is the term ‘Recall’ misleading?

When readers think of the term ‘recall’ in the automotive world, especially one worthy of garnering headlines like this, they think of the billion-dollar Toyota recall in 2009 where cars had an issue that could cause them to accelerate. Or the Tylenol recall in the early 80’s. And who could forget the Samsun Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire at random? This misleading headline is made worse because the trust is hidden in the byline – and news directors know this. The goal is to get clicks and views – not inform.

PBS Coverage
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How Google News Shows the Story
The Liberty Daily Headlines

Market Manipulation?

Calling out a software update as if it were a devastating recall is misleading at best, and market manipulation at worst. Remember when Kramer told us about how he used to manipulate stock prices through news reports? Apparently, the “SEC” doesn’t understand how this works…

So for all you Tesla owners out there. Sleep tight. Your car will be ‘recalled’ overnight soon enough.

This is why people don’t trust news anymore.

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"What we priests were forced to endure under the Nazi regime, especially in Dachau concentration camp, is no more than a cup filled from the vast sea of human suffering in the world today," wrote Fr. John Lenz. "It is not this suffering as such that is important. The important thing is to show those who have crosses of their own to bear in life just what the grace of God can do for those who follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ the Crucified. It is no less important to reveal the wickedness of Hell."

The Nazi hellhole Dachau concentration camp held the largest number of Catholic priests -- more than 2,400 -- in the Nazi camp system. They came from two dozen countries, from every background -- parish priests and prelates, monks and friars, teachers and missionaries. More than one-third were killed.

Among the survivors was Fr. Lenz, who was asked by his superiors to write an account of what he saw -- and experienced -- so that it would not be forgotten. This book, filled with gripping real-life stories and eighty photos, was the stunning result and became an immediate sensation.

This work is unique among those written on the Holocaust; it reveals how, by tireless sacrifice amid barbaric suffering, the Church was victorious in one of the darkest times in human history. When the Nazis entered several European countries, many people were afraid to speak up. Numerous priests, however, continued to preach the gospel and the truth about the dignity of life and freedom. Through their courageous witness you will learn about:

The arrest and imprisonment of priests and other faithful citizens
What really happened at Dachau and the horrific treatment of prisoners
How priests ministered to fellow prisoners and prayed unceasingly in the camps
Ways in which priests secretly brought the Blessed Sacrament to the people and heard confessions
Spiritual lessons learned in the face of death and despair

"Only when we are forced to endure the most profound suffering and hardship do we learn how to catch hold of God's hand in our misery," Fr. Lenz reflected. "We learn to pray."
Christ in Dachau by Fr. John Lenz
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Rules for Radicals Defeated: A Practical Guide for Defeating Obama/Alinsky Tactics by Jeff Hedgpeth
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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff, illustrated by Irving Geis. Recommended by Bill Gates
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The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect by Debbie Bookchin, Jim Schumacher
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Turtles All The Way Down: Vaccine Science and Myth
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Dark Influence: How Social Media and Influencers Were Used to Manipulate the COVID Pandemic
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