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  • Comcast Prepares To Make Unsolicited Offer For Fox

    05/08/2018 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8 May 2018 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
    Reuters reports that Comcast is speaking with investment bankers about obtaining bridge financing for an all-cash offer. It’s waiting for a federal judge to issue a ruling next month in the Justice Department’s challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner merger before making its move, the news organization says. Media analyst Rich Greenfield predicted Comcast would make another run at Fox, in part because the deal would give Disney “unprecedented control” over the legacy media landscape. The combined film studios account for more than 40% of the domestic box office, and Disney’s control of ESPN and Fox’s regional sports networks would give...
  • Why Isn't Communism as Hated as Nazism?

    05/01/2017 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Boomer · 99 replies
    Prager U ^ | 5.1.17 | Dennis Prager
    When people think of humanity's greatest evils, why is "communism" rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager's account of communism's horrific legacy.
  • Trump Establishment Media, Mr. President-elect — Put New Media in White House Press Room

    11/30/2016 7:18:49 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 November 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    With an anti-establishment figure poised to assume the presidency, isn’t it time to put anti-establishment media in the White House briefing room? Other than sacrificing the .1 percent of positive coverage Donald Trump might otherwise get from the mainstream media, it’s hard to see a downside.As it stands right now, the establishment media (emedia) practically has a monopoly on access to the president. As Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President G.W. Bush, wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “While approximately 750 reporters hold White House credentials, the briefing room holds 49 seats, and they are occupied overwhelmingly by mainstream...
  • Media Encouraging Riots, Looting

    09/11/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    In August 2014, in the immediate aftermath of a violent incident wherein police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot a young black man named Michael Brown, outraged and agenda-driven agitators — many from out of town — seized on the news as an excuse to run wild, steal, destroy property, and more. Businesses were burned to the ground and looted. Even a local church was not spared by the frenzied and violent mob. According to news reports, more than 160 gunshots were fired by “protesters,” too. At least one man died amid the chaos. Pictures that emerged after the late...
  • It Takes A Good Guy With A Gun To Defend Freedom Of Speech

    05/10/2015 7:55:24 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish | 05/10/2015 | Sultan Knish
    The unnamed traffic cop who stood up to two offended killers did not follow Gandhi’s advice; he refused to lay down his arms or try to fight them with non-violent arms. His heroism reminds us that freedom is not defended with empty idealism easily perverted into appeasement of evil, but with the force of arms. Gandhi and his Western disciples were wrong. The soldiers who fought Hitler did far more to save humanity than Gandhi ever did. A single traffic cop with a gun has had more of a positive impact on freedom of speech in this country than all...
  • Obama and the Corporate Media – Lies and Deception on Syria and ISIL

    09/12/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The mass media, in their coverage of Obama's speech, outlining his new strategy on managing the crisis of the 'Islamic Caliphate', are acting as retail merchants for the White House and State Department's campaign of deception on Syria and Iraq. The most obvious aspect of this co-operative effort is seen in the repetition of the mythology that Obama hasn't yet tried assisting rebel forces in Syria. Such claims are so divorced from reality they are staggering. Even so, Americans are, in the main, so willfully misinformed, that they are easy targets for the false narratives they are fed in deceitful...
  • Obama Administration 'Most Hostile' to Journalists in US Hhistory

    12/03/2013 12:05:10 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 12/02/2012 | Not Listed
    A longtime Washington reporter and White House correspondent has accused the current administration of being “the most hostile” to journalists in the history of the USA. “Well, let's use the ‘P’ word here,” Franken told MNBC Live host TJ Holmes. “This is propaganda when it comes from the White House: government covering the government. “ “It’s not what you’re supposed to do in the United States of America,” added Franken,
  • New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Links Boston Explosion to GOP, Others Pile On

    04/15/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Never let a tragedy go to waste. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Monday quickly used the explosions in Boston for political gain, linking the Republican Party to the horrific act. At 4:10pm, Kristof tweeted, "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment." [SECOND UPDATE: More journalists are politicizing the tragedy. See below.]
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...
  • Mass Media Myopia

    05/17/2010 7:42:28 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 119+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Mass Media Myopia Malcolm A. Kline, May 17, 2010 The mass media, and those who train them, cannot figure out why their industry is in decline. “Drury University, a nationally accredited institution of higher learning, has added an online class to its Social Media Certificate program for graduate credit,” PR Newswire reported on May 13, 2010. “Deltina Hay, author of A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization, will facilitate the webinar program, teaching students how to use social media and Web 2.0 technologies.” “Drury University offers both on-campus classes and the online webinar class as a means...
  • Borger: Republicans Twittering away credibility

    04/14/2009 7:22:55 PM PDT · by Is2C · 19 replies · 985+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/14/09 | Gloria Borger
    When presidents are new, first impressions really count: Your demeanor (shirtsleeves, not jackets, in the Oval Office), your stature (move over, Mr. Sarkozy). Since President Obama's presidential bid was a very long affair-and since his predecessor left with a 28 percent approval rating-he came into office with an advantage. Americans surely liked him better than the previous guy. the underdog who beat the once-presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. And, by the way, he also gave great speeches. But new presidents are always tested, as Joe Biden famously predicted. And Obama has had more than his share-an economic crisis that threatened to...
  • NATHAN:First media government censorship?

    11/27/2008 8:35:11 PM PST · by masonking21 · 10 replies · 771+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2008 | Alan Nathan
    "What chance do arguments have to rise and fall on their merits if they're framed by a seemingly party-owned press? And once that party comes to power, won't its lackey journalists constitute a type of state-owned press? In other words (after Inauguration Day), how can the blushing news media keep from sharing President-elect Barack Obama's political bed - given they have already serviced his electoral needs?"
  • Over 100 Staffers Leave Newsweek

    03/30/2008 4:45:37 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    RADAR ^ | 3 30 2008 | Charles Kaiser
    The staff of Newsweek will shrink dramatically, after 111 staffers on its news and business sides accepted a buyout last week. Among those leaving are some of the magazine's best-known, most-admired and longest-service critics, including David Gates, David Ansen and Cathleen McGuigan. Harold Shain, a former president of the magazine who moved over to sister publication Budget Travel at the beginning of this year, is also departing. 146 staffers were offered the chance to leave the magazine, with as much as two years of their current salary as a departing bonus, depending on their age and length of service. The...
  • Slouching Toward Denver: The Democratic death march

    03/24/2008 12:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,476+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 Issue | Noam Scheiber
    When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, in fact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair. Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season dragged on, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all the voting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as a...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Columbia J-School Cheaters Deserve an "A" for Attitude

    12/01/2006 1:10:19 PM PST · by daveinboca · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | December 1, 2006 | daveinboca
    The preposterous joke of a university whose reputation has sunk as low as the fortunes of its spectacularly inept football team, Columbia U., has a journalism school which is run by Nicholas Lemann, whose reputation as a journalist used to be peerless. The Peter Principle of Yore has caught up with Lemann, and with the craven coward Lee Bollinger who is the President of this woebegone institution, Lemann is way over his competence level and, it appears, way under his former moral stature. Bollinger of course is an "expert" on free speech, but is keeping mum about the spectacular threats...
  • In a World of Cacophony, Experience for Sharing (old musical monoculture ...more obsolete than ever)

    11/02/2006 3:54:37 PM PST · by weegee · 8 replies · 273+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: November 2, 2006 | By KELEFA SANNEH
    The rock critic Robert Christgau gave an interview last month to the Web site Mr. Christgau, who was recently dismissed from The Village Voice after 37 years, talked a little bit about recent history. But he also talked about an old obsession of his: the decline of truly popular music. “When I grew up, there was a monoculture,” he said. “Everybody listened to the same music on the radio. I miss monoculture. I think it’s good for people to have a shared experience.” This week especially, the old musical monoculture seems more obsolete than ever. The annual CMJ Music...
  • The ABC is so ideologically depraved that it is beyond salvation [Australia]

    06/19/2006 6:50:21 PM PDT · by Brian Allen · 13 replies · 1,108+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday June 19 2006 | Gerard Jackson
    Right-wingers are prematurely gloating because Keith Windschuttle has now joined fellow conservatives Janet Albrechtsen, John Gallagher Stephen Skala and Ron Brunton on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s board. Naturally supporters of the ABC (Australian Bolshevik Corporation) and its ideologically homogeneous crew of phony journalists are outraged that the Government is making a serious attempt to hold these vicious lefties accountable to the taxpayers — you know, the ones who actually pay their salaries. However, these anti-Australian America-hating lefties can rest in peace. The only permanent solution to the political corruption that is permanently and deeply ingrained in the ABC is to...
  • Distinguished panel explores 'martyrdom' (Ivy professors blame allure of Al Qaida on MSM)

    03/20/2006 5:39:28 PM PST · by gobucks · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Harvard Gazette ^ | Mar 16, 2006 | Ruth Walker
    If suicide terrorism is to be held in check, what's needed is an engaging, exciting "counterperformance" - whatever that might be - that can be offered in place of the "theater of violence" exemplified by the al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That was one of the conclusions to be drawn from a panel discussion titled "Martyrdom in the Age of Terror" held March 9 under the auspices of the Harvard Center for the Humanities. The dialogue was intended to put suicide terrorism - redefined for purposes of discussion as "martyrdom operations" - into the larger cultural and theological context...
  • The new Russia-bahers (December 30, 2005)

    02/14/2006 2:40:00 AM PST · by vertolet · 45 replies · 689+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2005 | Edward Lozansky
    During the Cold War, the most vicious anti-American propaganda was carried out by the Soviet newspaper Pravda, founded by none other than Vladimir (Nikolai) Lenin. The language used by Soviet journalists and commentators was so rude and hysterical that even people sympathetic to the Communist cause were turned off. We used to call it Soviet language rather than Russian. One should admit that American and European media were more civilized and usually used pretty mild language when criticizing the Soviet Union. As someone who at that time was trying to plant hard-line anti-Soviet rhetoric into Western newspapers, I have first...