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  • Environmental journalists face challenges under Trump administration

    03/25/2017 9:31:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/25/17 | McLellan
    A series of moves by the Trump administration has environmental journalists scrambling for new strategies, with many fearing their jobs will be more difficult in the era of President Trump. Companies like mongabay.com, an online news outlet with a focus on environmental issues, rely on media access to federal workers for information. The appointment of a known climate change denier, Myron Ebell, as director of President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team and a recent media blackout for EPA workers has led to doubts that this relationship will survive. On Thursday, three panelists from mongabay.com visited the UMass journalism department...
  • The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

    03/24/2017 9:33:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | by David Brooks
    Legislation can be crafted bottom up or top down. In bottom up you ask, What problems do voters have and how can they be addressed. In top down, you ask, What problems do elite politicians have and how can they be addressed? The House Republican health care bill is a pure top-down document. It was not molded to the actual health care needs of regular voters. It does not have support from actual American voters or much interest in those voters. It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites. Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but...
  • Report: FBI Info Suggests Possible Russia-Trump Team Coordination

    03/23/2017 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 23, 2017 | By Alan Neuhauser
    The disclosure came in a report Wednesday night, citing unnamed U.S. officials. FBI suggests that President Donald Trump may have worked alongside Russian officials to release information aimed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The FBI has information indicating that associates of President Donald Trump were in communication with suspected Russian agents and that they may have coordinated on releasing hacked emails and other information to undercut Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, CNN reported Wednesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.
  • CNN host who asked if black hole sucked in lost plane questions Sean Spicer’s smarts

    03/18/2017 7:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    twitter via twitchy ^ | March 17, 2017 | twitter via Greg P via twitchy
    ...Lemon was criticizing the White House press secretary for the way he answered a question on the president and wiretapping during the daily press briefing.... Now, remember back in 2014 when Don Lemon asked if a black hole was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370? We do:
  • If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

    03/16/2017 12:00:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16 2017 | By Steven Mufson and Tracy Jan
    If you’re a poor person in America, President Trump’s budget proposal is not for you. Trump has unveiled a budget that would slash or abolish programs that have provided low-income Americans with help on virtually all fronts, including affordable housing, banking, weatherizing homes, job training, paying home heating oil bills, and obtaining legal counsel in civil matters. Gone would be $35 million in funding for well-known programs such as Habitat for Humanity and YouthBuild USA, fair housing planning, and homeless assistance, among other housing help for needy Americans. Other targets include funding for neighborhood development and a home-buying program through...
  • What would the U.S. look like without the EPA?

    03/15/2017 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 15, 2017 | By MICHAEL DHAR
    Acid rain devouring New England forests. Homes built on toxic sites. Unswimmable rivers and cities cloaked in smog. The United States looked very different before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arrived, but a recent Congressional bill calls for the agency’s abolition. So Americans may wonder: What would life be like without the EPA? -SNIP- Without the EPA’s abilities to quickly assess environmental hazards, future environmental disasters would be worsened, The Washington Post reported. A proposed 42-percent budget cut to the EPA’s research division already makes that a danger, the Post reported. -SNIP- In the end, the EPA is unlikely to...
  • Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change

    03/14/2017 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2017 | By Meera Senthilingam
    It's a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family. In 1996, Heather Shepherd, now 50, and her family did just that. But two years later, not long after work was completed on their rural home, they got a sign of what it really meant to live in their new village: It was prone to flooding. With floods -- as well as storms, heat waves and droughts -- expected to increase in frequency thanks to climate change, the impact such trauma may have on the...
  • Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber-stalking

    03/03/2017 11:28:16 AM PST · by Enchante · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2017 | Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
    New York (CNN)A former reporter who was fired for fabricating sources was arrested Friday and accused of making some of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions that have so rattled Jews recently.... ...Juan Thompson, 31, was charged with one count of cyber-stalking for making at least eight threats as part of an attempt to intimidate a particular person after their romantic relationship ended, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges Thompson had emailed and phoned in threats to the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish institutions. Some of those threats mentioned a...
  • Georgetown University Guarantees to “Educate” the Next Round of Liberal Journalists

    02/20/2017 9:07:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/20/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Georgetown University's course catalog for its Masters in Journalism program reads like an advert for a farm team of liberal, agenda-driven rookies, destined for placement in the Capitol Hill bubble of see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. According to the university, journalism students can look forward to, “mastering the art of compelling storytelling through firsthand experience in the vibrant political and cultural landscape of the nations’ capitol.” Shouldn’t there be some mention of the gathering of facts? Apparently not. For one half of the school's elective offerings feature a storytelling theme that runs counter to the...
  • New York Times Reprimands Reporter for Repeating 'Unfounded' Melania Trump Rumor

    02/13/2017 2:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 13, 2017 | Eric L. Hinton
    The comment was revealed by model/actress Emily Ratajkowski The New York Times reprimanded a reporter Monday following an allegation the reporter publicly referred to unfounded rumors about first lady Melania Trump. The allegations were made public by model/actress Emily Ratajkowski, who said the unnamed reporter repeated unsubstantiated claims about Trump's past in her vicinity at an event Sunday night. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Ratajkowski added the "gender specific attacks" were "disgusting" and "sexist." In a statement released to NBC, a Times spokesperson did not identify the reporter, but confirmed an incident occurred. "At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not...
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo: 'I see being called fake news as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists'

    02/09/2017 2:47:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Hear & Now ^ | February 9, 2017 | Gena Wolfson
    Attacks on the press for being 'fake news' have become a staple of President Trump‘s rhetoric, with CNN - hosts/reporters included - often being called out by name. "The only thing that's bothersome about it, is that I see being called 'fake news' as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity.That's what fake news is to a journalist.," CNN's Chris Cuomo told Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) Thursday. "It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you're going...
  • Communism has infiltrated into journalism, the press. It seeks through covert manipulation to...

    01/27/2017 9:54:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    American Minute ^ | January 26, 2017 | American Minute with Bill Federer
    "Communism...has infiltrated...into journalism, the press...It seeks through covert manipulation...to pervert the truth, impair respect for moral values."-General Douglas MacArthur "Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions"-General Douglas MacArthur, Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1952. Douglas MacArthur was born JANUARY 26, 1880. He commanded in France during World War I. He was superintendent of West Point, 1919-20. In 1930, at age 50, Douglas MacArthur became the youngest Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. A four-star general, he retired in 1939, but returned in 1941 to defend...
  • Who is the founding father of fake news? (It isn't Dan Rather)

    01/27/2017 6:54:17 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 58 replies
    There's a lot of talk about "fake news" these days, but lost in the 'here we are' is the 'how did we get here'. Some websites have proclaimed Dan Rather the founder of fake news, others have crowned Brian Williams as such. Understanding fake news is impossible without a full-scale structural analysis of "objective journalism" itself, because "objective journalism" was designed to facilitate fake news. The name to know is Walter Lippmann. Walter Lippmann is generally regarded as the father of modern journalism, and as most of us know, modern journalism is what it is today because of the concept...
  • An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

    01/18/2017 6:33:47 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 105 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kyle Pope
    DEAR MR. PRESIDENT ELECT: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps. It will come as no surprise to you that we see the relationship as strained. Reports over the last few days that your press secretary is considering pulling news media offices out of the White House are the latest in a pattern of behavior that has persisted throughout the campaign: You’ve banned news organizations from covering you. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and...
  • NY Magazine: Trump 'Owns the Press' at First Press Conference

    01/11/2017 11:06:30 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2017
    Gabriel Sherman writes in New York Magazine that President-elect Donald Trump's got the upper hand against the media on Wednesday by turning his first post-election press conference "into a debate over journalistic practices." But observed as spectacle, Trump came away with a resounding victory. That's because Trump won even before he stepped before the microphone, by making the media the story. Last night, BuzzFeed published a salacious 35-page oppo-research dossier on Trump that alleged Russia possessed sexual and financial dirt on Trump that could be used to blackmail him. BuzzFeed justified reporting the unverified oppo-research document - which had been...
  • Trump's long-awaited news conference quickly turns combative

    01/11/2017 2:17:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    NEW YORK (AP) — A shouting match with a reporter. A long unexplained prop. An unexpected interlude from a lawyer.Donald Trump's raucous first news conference as president-elect bore little resemblance to the usually staid and choreographed sessions with the occupant of the Oval Office. It was a 58-minute display of how some of the old rules of journalism will be tested in the Trump era.
  • How does big government breed lazy, pro-big government journalism?

    01/01/2017 7:24:27 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    I tell you, Lippmann's book Public Opinion is the gift that keeps on giving. This little narrative from his book is incredible, it explains so much in regard to the symbiosis that exists between progressive journalists and their masters at city hall. On page 338, Lippmann describes an important aspect of how journalists "collect news": Newspapers do not try to keep an eye on all mankind. They have watchers stationed at certain places, like Police Headquarters, the Coroner's Office, the County Clerk's Office, City Hall, the White House, the Senate, House of Representatives, and so forth. They watch, or rather...
  • Rachel Maddow Pessimistic for Media, Says It May 'Crumble' Under Trump

    12/27/2016 9:24:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 123 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/26/16 | Melissa Mullins
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the rounds on a few shows last week where she expressed her worry that a Trump administration will have a serious and negative impact on the profession of “journalism” -- it may "crumble" -- and it “just got different” under the incoming administration. Last week Maddow was on NBC's Late Night with host Seth Meyers, who asked her if liberals had any reasons to be optimistic about the new administration. Maddow hesitated before responding: “I have bright red shoes, which is very festive. … I have a family I love and nice dogs.” She did express...
  • Is "Shrill" Descriptive or Misogynistic?

    12/21/2016 8:14:54 AM PST · by dccomix · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2016 | Christie Blatchford
    As I sought to capture the grating, aggressive tone of Teng's voice and manner of delivery, I should have simply said, she may be acquitted of first-degree murder but she's clearly guilty of fishwifery.
  • Telemundo Solves Riddle Of Latino Trump Voters Through Actual Journalism

    12/20/2016 5:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    The question hangs heavy over our domestic Spanish-language news media: "Why did Hispanics vote for Donald Trump?" As the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States continues to approach, our two leading networks took widely divergent approaches to this question. Univision has chosen to treat the question as if it were an unsolvable enigma- not unlike a 17-sided Rubik's Cube delivered straight from the bowels of hell. Anchors and hosts alike have been utterly confounded as to the reasons why a vast number of Latinos would reject the network's messaging (not to mention the network itself). Anchor Jorge Ramos simply wrote...
  • Trump's Direct Communication to Public Irks Major Media [semi-satire]

    11/29/2016 9:22:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Since winning the election, president-elect Donald Trump has broadcast a couple of brief messages directly to the general public over the Internet on his Facebook page. These communications have been denounced by some media talking heads. Katy Tur of MSNBC called this "a disturbing end-run around the critical filter provided by professional journalists. It allows Trump to put his own 'spin' on the message and transmit it to voters before it has been vetted by those of us whose job it is to act as intermediaries." That Trump would seek a more direct path to communicate with Americans was probably...
  • When did you stop watching TV news? Tell us your story.

    11/25/2016 7:16:14 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 116 replies
    Vanity | 11/25/16 | Red Fox
    It was thirteen years ago this holiday. George W. Bush made a surprise trip to Iraq to encourage American troops who were fighting the War against Islamic Terrorism in Iraq. As the president was photographed serving Thanksgiving turkey to soldiers in the battlefield, subversive journalists in the U.S. reported the visit as a political stunt. One day later H i l l a r y C l i n t o n showed up in Iraq and was praised by the same media as heroic. That was it for me. I turned the TV off and began my lifetime boycott...
  • The Freedom of Information Act is Not Working: Why a Complete Rewrite is Long Overdue

    11/16/2016 5:50:38 PM PST · by Dan Baker · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/16/2016 | Charles N. Davis
    How our government is supposed to work is well-documented in the Constitution and in countless laws, judicial rulings, and civil traditions handed down to us since the United States was founded. Now while theory is fine, a more critical need of citizens is to know how our government actually works in the real world. To discover that, officials, reporters, and citizens simply must have free access to documents, media, and internal records of their government. This transparency or openness is key to running any free republic that’s truly accountable and responsive to the citizens who rule that republic. The...
  • Tonight the mainstream media has been destroyed for all time.

    11/08/2016 9:07:31 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Shameless vaniity
    The most concerted propaganda campaign in world history is tonight a failure and a laughingstock for all to behold.Not ever before was the American "mainstream" press ever hellbent on defeating a political candidate. Not even Reagan suffered the abject bias we have seen for the past year and more.There can be no doubt whatsoever: American journalists have been revealed to have no sense of ethics or impartiality whatsoever. They bet it all on Hilllary. And they lost. Lost whatever semblance of a soul they still had.For decades and decades we have dreamed of seeing the press get theirs. Of seeing...
  • Who was the first liberal journalist?

    11/05/2016 6:05:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 38 replies
    In the wake of Rolling Stone and its activist being found guilty of manufacturing a fraudulent rape hoax story, I wanted to start back at the beginning. Who was the first liberal journalist? Everything has a beginning. Where can you find that very first yellow brick in the road? Well, the first thing is making sure that we get the question right, otherwise we will produce garbage answers. In computer science, that falls into the category of "Garbage in, garbage out". So, "Who was the first liberal journalist in the age of objective journalism?".(meaning, when they started hiding their biases)...
  • Journalism 101: Orwell Revisited

    11/02/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 1, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Pity the poor journalism student: He, or she, has to keep up with so many ways to spin a story that it would make George Orwell dizzy. "During Republican administrations they prided themselves on being 'adversarial' toward government, or at least toward the presidency," the author Joe Sobran noted before he passed away. "They were actually much less adversarial toward Congress, which was more liberal than the presidency in those days." "Now things are different. The media have become much less critical of the presidency and much more critical of Congress. The reason is obvious: they see the presidency as...
  • The Left is ushering in “new rules of journalism” because of Donald Trump

    11/01/2016 3:21:32 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-1-16 | Jazz shaw
    If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the election coverage in the nation’s largest newspapers and on cable TV, you have likely found yourself a bit exasperated at how events from the campaign trail have been covered. Much of that comes from editorial bias in story selection, but more than a little is caused by the obvious bias inherent in the “explanations” of the stories which do make it into print or on the air. But it seems that the journalists aren’t too happy either. Some of them feel constrained by the musty, dusty old rules of engagement...
  • Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method to Avoid Paying Taxes (Slimes hit piece)

    10/31/2016 7:39:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | By DAVID BARSTOW, MIKE McINTIRE, PATRICIA COHEN, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER
    Donald J. Trump proudly acknowledges he did not pay a dime in federal income taxes for years on end. He insists he merely exploited tax loopholes legally available to any billionaire — loopholes he says Hillary Clinton failed to close during her years in the United States Senate. “Why didn’t she ever try to change those laws so I couldn’t use them?” Mr. Trump asked during a campaign rally last month. But newly obtained documents show that in the early 1990s, as he scrambled to stave off financial ruin, Mr. Trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable...
  • Center for Public Integrity: 96% of journalists’ political donations go to Clinton

    10/17/2016 12:22:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Robert Laurie
    Bias? What bias? Yesterday, I had to laugh when I saw the following Tweet from Chris Cillizza. He writes “The Fix” over at the Washington Post. I wasn’t alone. Immediately he was inundated with evidence of the media’s left-wing leanings and, in particular, its coziness with the Clinton machine. At this point, it isn’t really something anyone should have to explain. Their blatant bias has been visible for decades.
  • The Press Buries Hillary Clinton’s Sins

    10/17/2016 1:12:44 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women. But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of.
  • #RIPJournalism: Trust falls, Gallup 32%, Pew 18%, Facebook 12%, press group 6%

    10/14/2016 3:13:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that the mainstream media can't be trusted is bolstered by at least four polls showing that as few as 6 percent have full confidence in what the press is writing and showing on TV. Pew, Gallup, Facebook, Rasmussen, and the American Press Institute have all recorded new lows in media trust, dismal results that bolster Trump's charges that TV and the press are throwing "outright lies" at him, most recently charges if groping women.
  • Reporters: It's Time To Burn Donald Trump [Barf-o-matic]

    10/11/2016 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 55 replies
    The Concourse, deadspin.com ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Ashley Feinberg
    Despite what anyone may want to believe, the chances of Donald Trump moving into the White House in January are not trivial. He is still a candidate; he still has ardent supporters; and he still could be our next president. This means that, now more than ever, journalists with relevant information have a responsibility to stop wringing their hands and burn Donald Trump. Currently, at least one potential cache of nightmarish Trump material is hiding in plain sight: Mark Burnett's video archives at The Apprentice. There are significant barriers to any of it becoming public. But there is another potential...
  • The most feared journalist in America today is....

    09/25/2016 2:32:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    September 25, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    Trust in the media in the United States is at an all-time low. Only 32% of Americans have trust in the media. With all of that going on, who do you think is the most feared journalist today that you can think of? http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx
  • The Marxist Mess That is the US MEDIA

    09/17/2016 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 11 replies
    VANITY | 9/17/2016 | Dick Bachert
    Recent polls disclose that the US media has attained a new status: Americans' trust in these lying sacks of excrement has fallen to a low level even a radical conservative such as this citizen believed impossible. Which brings me to TV news generally, MSNBC in particular and Mika Brezinski specifically. MSNBC is a veritable plethora of pro-left agitprop (propaganda aimed at causing agitation) while presenting a cornucopia of anti-Constitutional, anti-faith, anti-conservative vitriol. But back to Ms. Brezinski. With Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachael Maddow and others from which to choose, why Brezinski? Because this old radical conservative still has a memory and...
  • Melania Trump files $150M suit over escort service report

    09/02/2016 6:18:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY POST ^ | September1,2016 | Bob Fredricks
    Melania Trump has filed a blockbuster $150 million lawsuit against the The Daily Mail and a US-based blog claiming they defamed her when they reported that she worked for an escort service, multiple reports said Thursday. And the British newspaper blinked just hours later, retracting its story and apologizing to the wife of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Charles Harder, Melania Trump’s lawyer, hammered the news outlets. “These defendants made several statements about Mrs. Trump that are 100 percent false and tremendously damaging to her personal and professional reputation,” he said in a statement. The suit was filed against the paper...
  • Huffington Post TERMINATED Me For Questioning Hillary's Health [video]

    08/29/2016 4:22:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 126 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2016 | David Seaman
    Video of former Huffington Post contributor David Seaman, who was suddenly terminated and deleted entirely from HuffPo without warning, notice, or explanation. His crime? Posting a couple of articles which described the questions which have been raised about Hillary's health.
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 7:26:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 154 replies
    NYP ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations. The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America. The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC...
  • Tucker Carlson: the Sad State of Modern Journalism

    08/10/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Criticizing the state of modern journalism, Tucker Carlson told AIM that journalists' obsequious behavior, blatant bias and monolithic worldview have compromised the integrity of the nation's fourth estate. Carlson, a member of the Fox News team and a veteran journalist who co-founded the Daily Caller, asserts that many journalists bask in the presence of "the powerful" and are "…afraid to challenge anybody in power." "That's kind of exactly the opposite of what you want. I mean the whole reason that journalists have a special kind of place in American society is because they're entrusted with this job to kind of...
  • Fox Faces Its Uncertain Future: The Minor Murdochs Take Command

    08/06/2016 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 6, 2016 | Steven K. Bannon
    [snip] Sky News in Britain, which is also operated by the Murdochs, doesn’t have the edge of Fox News in the United States. If there is a change, Shepard says it will be a sign that “the Murdoch sons want to put their stamp on the company by importing practices from Sky News in Britain.” [...] What’s their definition of “Fox without the edge”? For some hints, we can take a close look at some recent MSM journalism. Writing in The Washington Post on July 20, reporters Ana Swanson and Steven Mufson tell us that not only is James Murdoch a progressive green, but...
  • DNC Wikileaks Email Hack Confirms CNN is in Bed With The Democratic Party

    07/29/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Check out this exchange:From:ManriquezP@dnc.orgTo: MirandaL@dnc.org, PsustenbachM@dnc.org, WalkerE@dnc.orgDate: 2016-04-28 16:46Subject: Re: Pablo!Window closing on this.Need to know asap if we want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us.Sent from my iPhone On Apr 28, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Manriquez, Pablo > wrote:Lmk and I’ll call Jason. Might wanna loop Freundlich &/or Dillon here to see if there’s any newsworthy oppo Luis can dropSent from my iPhone******Begin forwarded message:From: “Seher, Jason” >Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:01:18 PM EDTTo: “ManriquezP@dnc.org” >Subject: Pablo!Thanks for facilitating Luis coming on today, and bearing with us through a meelee of GOP nonsense and cancellations and...
  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 8:57:57 AM PDT · by cyn · 58 replies
    wokv.com/news ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kristen Dressel, ANJ
    A 29-year-old man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head while she breastfed their 2-week-old baby, deputies said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home. Deputies said the 22-year-old victim was breastfeeding her infant when Kevin Smith came into the bedroom, upset because she was feeding the infant breast milk from another woman.Smith tried to take the infant away from the victim, who wouldn't give the baby to him, deputies said. Smith held the victim down on the bed and held a gun to her head and against her...
  • AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootings [Lie still on web]

    07/05/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffett ^ | 6/13/16 | Bob Norman - Investigative Reporter ("investigative" ha ha ha)
    What do the mass shootings at Pulse Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino and Aurora have in common? The shooters all chose an AR-15 assault rifle....
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Gaffe of the Century! NYT Says St. Paul Ordered Christians to ‘Execute’ Homosexuals

    06/20/2016 4:12:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    With remarkable insouciance, NYT writers Jeremy W. Peters and Lizette Alvarez blithely make reference to “a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays,” meaning Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans 1:18-32.As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul never permits that Christians should commit any violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.The Times report, titled “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands,” follows on the fatal shooting of...
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...
  • Covered by the media morphs into stalked by the media

    05/23/2016 8:34:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Reporting the news in 2016 has not only come a long way, it’s gone down a long way--all the way down to the bottom of the cess pool My first dreaded errand as a rookie reporter back in my long ago days as a print journalist was to fetch a photograph from the relatives of of a high school youngster who had been found face down in a creek one month before his never-to-be graduation day. This was one of the editor-imposed duties for new reporters working the weekend shift. Special: [ALERT] Your Public Data Is Posted Online For All...
  • Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP: study

    05/05/2016 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Luciana Lopez
    Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. The research adds to concerns about the Republican White House nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Removing them would cause...