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  • Conrad Black: America is being mocked by the shallow bias of its free press

    04/22/2018 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Conrad Black
    We are living through an era when the Western democracies are generally reassessing a great deal of assumed conventional liberal wisdom, and have been conducted in this direction by political leadership that is often disparaged in our mainstream media as disreputable rabble-rousing. The most remarkable aspect of it is no longer that there have been sharp populist turns in the American, British, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Austrian and other electorates (including, nascently, Brazil on the right and Mexico on the left). The larger issue in the United States and the leading western European countries is that the media...
  • Upcoming site set to analyze news will have fake news hotline

    04/22/2018 10:01:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Julia Manchester
    An upcoming media service aimed at analyzing news will have a hotline for members of the public and political candidates to flag what they consider fake news seen on the internet. NewsGuard is set to announce the telephone hotline, as well as an encrypted digital hotline, which can be resources for people to flag what they believe to be fake news. “We’ve already seen one case of a candidate citing an endorsement from a bogus site that was created by supporters of that candidate. This is a particularly insidious variety of fake news because it is aimed directly at unsuspecting...
  • NYPD searching for man in MAGA hat over alleged assault

    04/22/2018 9:47:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Avery Anapol
    New York City police are searching for a man in a “Make America Great Again” shirt and hat who allegedly pushed a man onto the subway tracks on Friday. Police say the suspect, described as a black male, got into a verbal dispute with the victim while onboard a train, during which he made racially derogatory statements about the victim, who is described as a 24-year-old Hispanic man. The man in the MAGA garb then followed the victim off the train and punched him in the head several times before pushing him onto the tracks, according to New York’s ABC7...
  • Joy Reid Guest: Hannity Viewers Lack “Intellectual Curiosity,” Could Drive Country to War

    04/22/2018 9:09:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal elite’s contempt for conservatives was on vivid display on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning. In a long segment attacking Sean Hannity, guest Tiffany Cross said: “[Hannity] has a hotline to the White House. He also has a hotline to three million viewers every night . . . This is a scary thing because the people who watch him do not have the intellectual curiosity to get information other places, other than this echo chamber that is Fox News. So this group of people may be the people that drive us into a war.” Get the rest of...
  • Chelsea Clinton calls ‘fake news’ on NY Times journo’s election night claim, update ensues

    04/21/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/21/2018 | Doug P.
    New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new book coming out about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. One article outlining the book at the Times is titled “They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President” (which is reportedly what Clinton said after it was clear she lost on election night). "Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne." The title of the tweet was the opening sentence of the article. Chelsea Clinton took exception to that: "Hi @amychozick! The 1st line (“Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne”) is false. I...
  • MSNBC Eager for Anti-Gun Protesters to Vote Out GOP in November

    04/20/2018 4:56:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Throughout MSNBC’s Friday coverage of student walk-outs across the country to demand gun control, the liberal cable channel’s anchors and correspondent could barely contain their excitement about the prospect of those anti-gun protesters mobilizing to vote pro-gun rights Republicans out of office in the November midterms. “Right now we are walking right past the President’s hotel, actually, on Pennsylvania Avenue. And the students are chanting, ‘Vote him out.’ It’s pretty clear the target of their ire here, the politicians they feel like have not been listening to them,” correspondent Garrett Haake enthusiastically announced while reporting from a protest march in...
  • Behold: The greatest leader on Earth, according to Fortune

    04/20/2018 11:21:01 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/19/18
  • Untold Story of Broadcast Ownership

    04/20/2018 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Armstrong Williams
    Last year, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company. Since then the competitors of free-to-the-home broadcast television have been among the loudest voices crying "the sky is falling," and the government -- the FCC and DOJ -- should deny approval of the merger. This chorus has been joined by adversaries wishing to create political division, and seeking to pull the power-levers of government to have Sinclair "investigated" for "bias" and claims of "fake news." Let's get some context and perspective. Free-to-the-home television in America, one of the nation's most heavily regulated industries, is in a fight...
  • Robert Mueller: Establishment Media Are Pushing Fake Trump-Russia Claims

    04/17/2018 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 48 replies ^ | April 17, 2018
    A spokesperson for the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has released a warning about the media’s “many” fake news reports regarding the investigation into President Trump and Russian collusion, reports the Washington Times. “What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about ohur investigation have been inaccurate,” the Mueller spokesperson said. “Be very cautious about any source that claims to have knowledge about our investigation and dig deep into what they claim before reporting on it. If another outlet reports something, don’t run with it unless you have your own sourcing to back it up.” The...
  • MSNBC's Maddow Twice Speculates That Syria Bombing Was Influenced 'Because of Scandal'

    04/14/2018 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump's announcement of air strikes against Syria, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow twice put on her tinfoil hat, alleging that there is a "perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal," and that Trump's decision "may have ... (been) inflected by the scandals surrounding him." Maddow even contended that this alleged perception of scandal-driven decision-making will "affect the impact and the effectiveness of these military strikes." Maddow's first speculation appeared shortly after Trump's announcement:Transcript RACHEL MADDOW: As we follow the news in these incredible days that we have been having recently...
  • Rachel Maddow: The World Might Think Trump Attacked Syria to Distract From

    04/14/2018 8:11:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Rachel Maddow sounded as if she was on the verge of tears last night after President Trump's address to the nation on Syria. She was not nervous about another potential war, per se, but because she feared that our allies might think that America was destroying deadly chemical weapons and trying to save lives simply to distract from President Trump's allegedly ongoing scandals. "Point of personal privilege here just for a second. You know it is, this is not personal. It's not just spectacle. It is not just political as we follow the news and these incredible days that we have...
  • CBS Hypes Tiny 'Backlash' Against Chattanooga Student's Gun-Toting 'Graduation Photo'

    04/14/2018 11:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/13/2018 | Tom Blumer
    A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers. CBS's unbylined April 11 story only headlined "backlash": Woman's gun-toting "graduation photo" sparks backlash online A University of Tennessee-Chattanooga senior's graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo,...
  • WHY SOME LIVES MATTER AND SOME DON’T-Black children, white women, and selective outrage

    04/10/2018 4:41:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | Danusha V. Goska | 2018-04-10
    Our wintry spring has impinged on my work life. Hustling through one nor’easter after another, I’ve not attended to news as much as I usually do. In spite of my relative inattention, two news stories resonated. National Public Radio sounded a familiar drumbeat: “Police shoot unarmed black man, father of two, in his grandmother’s backyard.” I heard those words, all carefully selected, repeated several times throughout the day, with the shrill, persistent urgency of a tornado warning. Tornado warnings demand that you abandon what you are doing and move to a shelter. “Police kill unarmed black man” demands that...
  • President Trump:Former Embedded Reporter Michael Fumento Languishing in Bogota Prison

    04/09/2018 12:37:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    Desperate appeals made on Fumento’s behalf to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota by his friend Patrick D. Hahn of Baltimore have gone unanswered Never thought the day would come when I would find it a matter of life or death trying to get a message through to President Donald Trump. But that’s where I am today. Courageous Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Michael Fumento, who saw combat as an embedded reporter with United States troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in a Bogota,Colombia prison on trumped up charges where he has been held without bail since Easter Sunday. Worse yet,...
  • Things Are Getting Pretty Kooky Over At MSNBC

    04/08/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies ^ | April 8, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The news these days often sounds pretty wild and far fetched. But, over at MSNBC's AM Joy, host Joy Reid and the gang speculated the possibility of federal marshals placing the commander in chief in handcuffs and hauling him before special counsel Robert Mueller, should President Donald J. Trump choose to ignore a subpoena in the ongoing Russian interference probe. But, Joy Reid wondered, what would happen if President Trump became a recluse at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and refused to leave the White House? Upon the possibility that the Donald would refuse to testify, guest attorney Nicholas Akerman dreamt...
  • If a Blue Wave Is Building, Why Do CNN & MSNBC’s Ratings Suck?

    04/06/2018 3:49:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | April 6, 2018 | Rush
    RUSH: I want to run two things by you here that seem somewhat contradictory. I want to get your opinion on something, since it’s Open Line Friday. The first story here chronicles the first quarter television ratings tanking for CNN and ESPN. CNN is continuing to lose audience. Now, MSNBC is doing better, and it kind of mitigates my question a bit because MSNBC is radical left, and it is attracting an audience. It’s radical left insane, and it’s attracting an audience. It’s not outperforming Fox or anywhere close to it. Fox is still far and away numero uno. But...
  • ESPN’s WokeCenter Collapsing Ratings Set Off Panic In Bristol

    04/06/2018 5:50:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 5, 2018 | Clay Travis
    On Monday ESPN debuted a new morning show, “Get Up,” or as we prefer to call it on Outkick, WokeCenter AM. The show’s ratings were, to be put it mildly, a complete and total disaster. Only 283,000 people tuned in to watch the show’s debut, much less than the average viewership last April of 327,000 for SportsCenter AM. On Tuesday ratings fell again, dropping to 243,000 viewers, and the overnight ratings for Wednesday suggest viewership will fall once more, to around 200,000 viewers. (Peppa Pig did over 750,000 viewers on Monday going head to head with WokeCenter AM. But, to...
  • Fake News as Seen from Europe.

    04/06/2018 6:10:21 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 10 replies
    Vanity | 4/6/2018 | Self
    Fake News as Seen from Europe: My Son-in-Law in Denmark says they make fun of our Fake News over there. There is so much of it that it is easy to ridicule.
  • Trump Skipping White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/06/2018 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Axios ^ | 04/06/18
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take President Trump's place at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner. Why it matters: Trump would have had to share the stage with the journalists receiving awards including ones from what he's called on Twitter the "failing" New York Times, and "Fake News" CNN. "The White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year's dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment. In keeping with tradition, Press Secretary Sarah...
  • Democrats Finally Find Some Media Bias They Dislike

    04/06/2018 7:24:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 6, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Last month, news anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group's TV stations were required to read a script critical of "fake stories" and general bias in the major news networks. Because some of the phrasing mirrored President Donald Trump's overcooked critique of liberal media outlets, the story triggered widespread and overwrought warnings about authoritarianism and the rise of state-run media. It's true that Sinclair, the largest owner of U.S. TV stations, would have been better off following the lead of the big outlets: hiring and working with people who subscribe to the same worldview and then simply letting them do their thing....