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What drunkard created this stub? I say we delete it until a suitable alternative can be made. Audi (talk) 17:04, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

You. -- Nx / talk 17:17, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind, somebody took the initiative and imporved this. I am satisfied now. Audi (talk) 23:23, 7 December 2010 (UTC)


The only current source now opens to a login page, presumably - for NYT's online archive. --ZooGuard (talk) 16:31, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I will need to find better sources.--Colonel Sanders (talk) 17:44, 7 December 2010 (UTC)


I remember one instance of CNN mentioning "The Illuminati of our government" or something like that, but I don't remember what they were reporting on.--サトセレ (talk) 15:33, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Never mind it was CNBC --サトセレ (talk) 15:41, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

So, you guys are STILL denying they exist? They SAID IT IN THAT VIDEO! The Illuminati exist! CNBC admitted it!-- (talk) 17:05, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
"Why won't you buy into my needlessly elaborate conspiracy theory, I just posted specious evidence!" Ikanreed (talk) 17:32, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Did you even WATCH the video?-- (talk) 20:02, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
he said the Illuminati are controlling the media! "The Illuminati of the media"!-- (talk) 00:38, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
It's called a metaphor. Marlow (talk) 00:45, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Curious: Metaphor for what?-- (talk) 00:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
This guy, whoever he is, talking about the 2008 bank bailout orchestrated by Hank Paulson and Ben Bernancke. Paulson is the former CEO of Goldman Sachs so the idea of conflict of interest isn't much a stretch. He's comparing the close and possibly conspiritorial relationship between the government planners of the Emergency Economic Stabilization act and the banking industry which they were saving to the cultural trope of the Illuminati. You'll notice he uses the idiom "if you will" to make it clear that he's not actually talking about some real secret society. Collusion between bankers and government officials is very real. The Illuminati, at least since the end of the 18th century. Marlow (talk) 01:02, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I am convinced.-- (talk) 01:29, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Ok, CNN is now supporting Conspiracy Theories.[edit]

Do we really need another RT?--サトセレ (talk) 15:44, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


CNN was just busted recently, staging the time when the Muslim women were holding signs trying to stop ISIS from killing more people. The whole thing was staged and someone recorded them doing it. I'll get the link of the video, but someone should post it on the main article.--Ultimate SlimeRimuru Slime.png 18:30, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

On face, this sounds like patent bullshit. Make sure you google Snopes / Metabunk / PolitiFact / FactCheck for stories like this. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 19:11, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Here is the video. You should keep up to date on this stuff.ノ°Д°)ノʇsədɯəꓕ nɹnɯıꓤRimuru Slime.png 05:24, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
And one moreŘïmũŗû ŢèmpéŝţRimuru Slime.png 05:29, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
@Rimuru Tempest Again: Make sure you check fact-checkers first. Snopes already has a page. Fuzzy "Cat" Potato, Jr. (talk/stalk) 06:38, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
They did not mention the fact there was a second video that showed even before the signs were brought out, I haven't seen them comment on it yet.--Řïmũŗû ŢèmpéŝţRimuru Slime.png 00:37, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
And the two people who worked on the article do have a history of their own on fake news. Here's a link that calls Snopes into question on what they said, now as for the info wars... that's a little iffy, but the fact is they did break many rules in regards to reporting.--Rimuru TempestRimuru Slime.png 01:12, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
That person does nothing but attack national news outlets. Forgive me if I prefer "the crowd had signs and CNN moved some of them to make a nice shot" to "CNN is fake news!" Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 02:16, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Proof CNN is actually fake news[edit]

At best, it's very hard to deny they have some agenda. — Unsigned, by: / talk

So, your proof is a social media post from at least a year ago (probably older) and a 18 second clip (most of the video you linked is opinated showboating from the guy who posted the clip) from 2014. Wow, I'm sure CNN, who hires actual journalists from time to time, is quaking in their suits... (No, not really.) ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 11:35, 10 July 2018 (UTC)


@A678 I reverted your edit on the WrestleMania controversy. While informative, it appears the writeup doesn't align with RationalWiki's mission. As it stands, it describes Internet drama.—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 13:53, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

It aligns with "Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism." A major news network tracking down a private citizen who made a satire meme about it, and then telling they will release his identity if certain conditions are not met. A678 (talk) 17:39, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
I agree. Seems legit. Melody (talk) 18:38, 2 December 2019 (UTC)