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  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...
  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • Kennedy's retirement .. an enabler of Trump's pro-business, racist, anti-woman agenda

    06/27/2018 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 27, 2018 | by Scott Lemieux
    After a Supreme Court term that saw one conservative victory after another, the final blow fell on Wednesday afternoon: Justice Anthony Kennedy (who has been the median vote on the Supreme Court since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006) announced his retirement. It is almost impossible to overstate the significance of this. Anthony Kennedy’s legacy could have been as a conservative respected for providing key votes to uphold a woman’s right to choose and the right-to-same sex marriage. Instead, he shall be remembered as one of the most important allies of Donald Trump’s pro-business white nationalism. What’s particularly...
  • ESPN's Body Issue features same-sex couple on cover for first time

    06/27/2018 11:39:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Kit Ramgopal
    <p>ESPN’s Body Issue has celebrated the nude and semi-nude bodies of athletes - from football players to yachtsmen - every year since 2009. And this year, in its 10th annual issue, it made history by featuring a same-sex couple on the cover for the first time.</p>
  • New York Times pitches its honeytrap reporter Ali Watkins over the side (barf alert)

    06/26/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/25/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The New York Times is doing stories on its own reporter, a perfect instance of meta-reportage, under the pious guise of how the Ali Watkins revelations of sleeping with sources – multiple sources, it turns out – "rattled the Washington media." Really? Never seen a news agency do a full investigative piece, full of unsourced gossip, about one of its own reporters and her love life, from all her chatty, unnamed colleagues, as straight news. It's actually more like high school. It also suggests that the NYT higher-ups are getting ready to get rid of her. Maybe they care about...
  • NBC NEWS: “WE” HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HURT TRUMP

    06/23/2018 10:29:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6-22-2018 | John Hinderaker
    Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts:
  • Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un

    06/15/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 15, 2018 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have "good chemistry." "Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head," Mr. Trump told Fox News' Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. "Don't let anyone...
  • Iran spokesman warns Kim about nuclear agreement with Trump

    06/12/2018 2:30:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Associated Press
    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the Iranian government is warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea. The semi-official Fars news agency quotes Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, as saying Tuesday: "We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad." Nobakht's remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and North Korea's Kim concluded their nuclear summit. The U.S. pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May.
  • NBC Analysis: The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

    06/12/2018 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    SINGAPORE - Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator. He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.” For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and perilous evidence of incoherence. For his allies, they’re a reminder of his no-apologies approach to foreign policy. For everyone, it's a reminder that the Trump Doctrine, as one senior White House official told the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is "We're America, Bitch." But Trump has also increasingly shown an affinity for the idea that...
  • Analyst: Trump's G-7 performance was "geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing"

    06/11/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 11, 2018 | By DAVID MORGAN
    President Trump's break with American allies at the G-7 Summit was the worst foreign policy outing of his presidency, and the worst summit since they started back in 1975, according to Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group. Bremmer called Mr. Trump's performance "the geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing." German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the president's reversal "via tweet" from signing onto the G-7 statement was "sobering and a bit depressing." On "CBS This Morning" Monday, Bremmer, said, "It was Trump unable to control his emotional impulses in doing something that I am sure felt very satisfying...
  • Dozens gather outside Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers

    06/11/2018 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 10, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers. Rogers has been drawing political cartoons since 1993. But in the last few weeks, many of his controversial cartoons haven't been making the paper. They've covered topics like immigration, racism and the National Football League. The story has now gained national attention. Participants told Channel 11 they hope their action will hold the Post-Gazette accountable. In a statement to the Washington Post, the Post-Gazette's publisher and editor-in-chief said this is an internal, personnel matter that has little to do with politics, ideology or President...
  • AKP brought freedom of journalism to Turkey, says Cavusoglu

    06/05/2018 2:39:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jun 05 2018 | none stated
    The perception of a severe decline in rights and freedoms has been a constant factor among international observers of Turkey in recent years, as seen in a steady stream of reports by reporters, rights groups and lawyers on the country now known as the world’s largest jailer of journalists. For Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, though, such criticism may as well have come from a parallel universe. Speaking to Judy Woodruff in a filmed interview for the U.S. channel PBS, Çavuşoğlu said that far from restricting citizens’ rights, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has in fact brought them...
  • Democrats' new 2018 strategy targeting Trump's 'culture of corruption' is a missed opportunity

    06/05/2018 2:17:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | by Dean Obeidallah
    Democratic leaders recently rolled out a new theme they hope will prove successful this November: President Donald Trump’s "culture of corruption." As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer put it when announcing the new strategy in May, “The swamp has never been more foul or more feted than under this president.” Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, added: “Instead of delivering on his promise to drain the swamp, President Trump has become the swamp." It’s a pretty good strategy. With Democrats hoping to take the House back and maybe even the Senate, a progressive national platform in 2018 that...
  • Texas school shooting victim's mother says talking to Trump "like talking to a toddler"

    06/01/2018 8:38:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 1, 2018 | by Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- President Donald Trump spent more than an hour privately Thursday with some of those impacted by a Texas mass school shooting that killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen on May 18. But at least one of the victim's parents came away unimpressed. Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was killed at the school, told The Associated Press that Mr. Trump repeatedly used the word "wacky" to describe the shooter and the trench coat he wore. She said she told Mr. Trump, "Maybe if everyone had access to mental health care, we wouldn't be in the...
  • The Racism Liberals Don't Recognize -- Their Own

    05/28/2018 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Commentators, almost always from the right, have documented liberal media bias for many years now. And the response by the perpetrators of this bias has been both constant and predictable: Circle the wagons and blame the accusers. Accuse us of bias for seeing their bias. The bias we've been talking and writing about is usually about partisan politics and hot social issues like abortion. But there's one kind of liberal media bias that hasn't gotten much attention. It's a bias that liberals both in and out of the media often attach to conservatives, but almost never to themselves. It's racial...
  • Dan Gainor: Journalism continues to shrink, right before our eyes

    05/27/2018 8:48:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/2018 | Dan Gainor
    Journalism got a lot smaller last week. The media lost two of their biggest names – author and journalist Tom Wolfe and Interview Magazine. Wolfe, who wrote “The Right Stuff,” spent decades making people appear larger than life. Interview, founded by pop culture icon Andy Warhol, used its larger-than-normal format to make its subjects grow in stature. The industry is diminished, left with its war against President Trump as journalists battle over whether an informant sent to spy on the Trump campaign is actually a “spy.” That is part of their larger anti-Trump crusade, but it’s also tied to how...
  • Commentary: The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic

    05/23/2018 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2018 | by David Harsanyi
    It doesn’t matter what you think about Donald Trump — revelations that a major party’s administration was spying on another one deserve a seriousness that’s lacking in major media coverage. A recent piece by CNN’s Chris Cillizza encapsulates many of the absurd talking points adopted by an extraordinarily incurious media. And when I say incurious, I mean they’ve taken to actively dismissing evidence regarding a story that would be a huge deal in any other era. The persistent claim that Trump is abusing power for engaging in actions that are well within his purview is especially galling coming from people...
  • Trump claims 'you'll see it' when asked for proof of alleged 'spying' scandal

    05/23/2018 12:44:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 23, 2018 | By JUSTIN FISHEL, KENDALL KARSON MARIAM KHAN
    ... In recent days the president, in tandem with his allies in conservative media, has launched a full frontal attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. But the president has provided no evidence to support his allegations. This latest unproven claim of a spy scandal now joins of list of other bold allegations by the president that so far have not proven true, including his claim that President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, and that President Obama was...
  • "News Analysis": Trump weaponizes 'deep state' to investigate his investigators

    05/23/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 23, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    President Donald Trump has long complained about what he calls a "witch hunt" investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign by "deep state" actors in the law enforcement and intelligence communities — a probe that he says was first designed to deny him the presidency and, after he won, to delegitimize or even remove him. Now, with all the tools of that federal government at his disposal — including some of the very agencies he's cast as enemies of his presidency and the American public — he is weaponizing them to make his case that he is the victim of malfeasance...
  • A look at President Trump's new favorite judge

    05/18/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 18, 2018 | By TRISH TURNER JACK DATE
    It was just over a week ago that President Donald Trump and his legal team in their eyes got vindication -- a federal judge that questioned the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's now one-year-old probe. The judge, T.S. Ellis, questioned the scope of the probe as he presided over a second case involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Ellis, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, caught the attention of many in that early May hearing after he poked, prodded and even appeared to question the motives of the prosecutor arguing against the effort to have the case...