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  • Mainstream Media Ignores FBI Report That Violent Crime Decreased Again

    10/03/2019 10:47:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 01 October 2019 | Bob Adelmann
    When the FBI released its 2018 Crime Statistics on Monday, the silence from the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment mainstream media was deafening. The Washington Post and the New York Times gave the report short shrift, while the Wall Street Journal ignored it altogether. Apparently the mainstream media isn’t interested in listening to facts and data that contradict their preconceived ideology: More guns equal more gun violence. According to the FBI, exactly the opposite is happening, and has been happening for years: The number of violent crimes committed in the United States continues to drop. Said the report, “In 2018, violent crime...
  • Connecticut newspaper calls on Trump to resign, citing 'damning evidence' from Ukraine call

    09/28/2019 6:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jessica Campisi
    One of Connecticut’s largest newspapers on Friday published an editorial calling on President Trump to resign, citing “damning evidence” that surfaced this week surrounding his interactions with Ukraine. “Even given the incredibly fast pace of news in the Trump era, the speed with which the Ukraine scandal has moved from vague complaint to impeachable offense has been stunning,” reads the editorial published by the Connecticut Post, the state’s second-largest newspaper by circulation. “Though we’re still at the beginning of the process, there is already a mountain of evidence implicating President Donald Trump with conduct far outside the accepted norms of...
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    09/15/2019 6:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest ... The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner...
  • The Media's Massive Credibility Problem

    08/21/2019 4:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    On her weekly Sinclair TV show, "Full Measure," on Aug. 18, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson interviewed pollster Scott Rasmussen about journalists' standing in the public square. They're about as trusted as Wikipedia, the website considered so unreliable that school teachers often tell students they can't cite it as a source for their research papers. Only 38 percent said national political coverage is accurate and reliable, while 42 percent said it is not. "We asked about national political reporters. Are they credible? Are they reliable?" said Rasmussen. "And you know, a little more than 1 out of 3 people...
  • The Death of a Local Newspaper Rocks America to Its Core

    08/13/2019 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2019 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When the press stops rolling at The Vindicator this month, a lingering question will once again taunt the residents of the Mahoning Valley: How much collapse can one region take? The family-owned newspaper announced in June -- just days after celebrating its 150th anniversary -- that it is permanently ceasing production on Aug. 31. Started in 1869 just months after Ulysses S. Grant was sworn into office, it has been run by the descendants of William F. Maag ever since he purchased it midway through Grover Cleveland's first term. The closure will cost 144 employees and 250...
  • Newspaper chain GateHouse is buying Gannett, USA Today’s owner

    08/05/2019 8:01:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | AUG. 5, 2019
    The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the United States, along with more than 300 weeklies. It would be the largest U.S. newspaper company ... the U.S. has lost almost 1,800 local newspapers since 2004. Newsroom employment fell by a quarter from 2008 to 2018, according to Pew Research, and layoffs have continued this year. Both GateHouse and Gannett are known as buyers of other papers. Bulking up lets companies cut costs — including layoffs in newsrooms — and centralize operations. ... GateHouse’s owner, New Media, is taking on new debt to get the deal done...
  • Another of America's oldest newspapers shuts down

    07/01/2019 10:34:15 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 56 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | Jul 1 2019 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    The list of daily newspapers that have shut down grows more rapidly by the year, not to mention those that have had massive layoffs. Monday, another of America's oldest dailies, the Vindicator, which serves Youngstown, Ohio, said its last edition would be on Aug. 31. The paper had just celebrated its 150th anniversary. The local television station reported that 144 people will lose their jobs. The Vindicator was of modest size by daily newspaper standards. It claimed 100,000 online and newspaper readers. Like many papers, it has been owned by a family. Due to unsustainable losses, the Maag-Browns could not...
  • Extra, Extra! Newspapers Found Dying

    05/07/2019 4:28:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2019 | Bill Murchison
    I know, I know. Fake news! Media bias! Intellectual arrogance! That's my old profession, the newspaper business, as contemporary Americans understand it -- assuming they give our business any actual thought. Probably not. Witness the dreary statistics compiled by The Wall Street Journal in what newspapers call, or used to call, a major takeout. The Journal, one of three major papers seemingly assured a long life -- the others being The New York Times and The Washington Post -- writes that "time is running out" for local franchises unable to compete with Google and Facebook for advertising revenue. The market...
  • Plain Dealer lays off a third of unionized newsroom staff

    04/02/2019 7:38:33 AM PDT · by relictele · 64 replies
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland.com) ^ | 01 Apr 2019 | Tom Feran
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Plain Dealer on Monday laid off 14 newsroom employees as part of a staff reduction first announced in December. The 14, most of them reporters and all members of Local 1 of the News Guild of the Communication Workers of America, account for about a third of the unionized news-gathering staff. One additional journalist will depart later this month. The company had earlier announced plans to eliminate 29 other jobs in May by shifting its page-production work to a centralized outside system. Three of those production staffers will move to the newsroom, however, reducing the net...
  • Migrants pushed three .. Germans in front of train – mainstream media covered up the murders

    02/04/2019 6:21:11 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 3 February 2019 | EMMA R.
    Migrants pushed three 16-year-old Germans in front of train – mainstream media covered up the murders. (Full title). Three young boys were pushed onto the rails at the Nürnberg S-train station Frankenstadion end of January. Two of them were ran over by the oncoming train and killed. German mainstream media spoke deceitfully of “Germans”, in order to cloak a migration background. Furthermore drivel about “accident” and “tragedy” was put out there, and the three 16 year old’s “fell” onto the rails. The Nürnberg News respectfully called the first offender that was arrested a “young man”. ... But on Monday morning...
  • Cyberattack from outside the U.S. hits newspapers across the country, preventing distribution

    12/29/2018 6:27:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12-29-18 | TONY BARBOZA, MEG JAMES and EMILY ALPERT REYES
    A cyberattack that appears to have originated from outside the United States caused major printing and delivery disruptions at several newspapers across the country on Saturday including the Los Angeles Times, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and several other major newspapers that operate on a shared production platform. It also stymied distribution of the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which are all printed at the Los Angeles...
  • Nicaraguan authorities raid, shut down critical TV station

    12/22/2018 7:38:21 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 22, 2018
    Nicaraguan authorities have raided the offices of a critical television station and shut it down, a week after raiding the offices of non-governmental groups and a newspaper. Lucia Pineda, press director for the 100% Noticias station, sent WhatsApp messages to other journalists saying that station director Miguel Mora was detained during the Friday night raid. Backers of President Daniel Ortega had filed criminal complaints accusing Mora of generating hate and during a wave of anti-government protests that broke out in April. Pineda also said police were taking away control equipment from the station, which went off the air. Other journalists...
  • The Acosta-Trump dispute: TV or not TV? That is the question

    11/17/2018 8:18:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.15.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A lot of my fellow journalists are upset that CNN's Jim Acosta was banned from White House press conferences. Not me. I would prefer that all press conferences be restricted to the press, by which I mean the print media. I've been a print journalist since before Acosta entered kindergarten. For the first five years or so of my career I never attended a press conference that included TV and radio people. That made for a much more informative interchange between journalists and politicians. The reporters wanted simply to have their questions answered. The answers could then be incorporated into...
  • J.K. Rowling blasts 'racist' Serena newspaper cartoon

    09/10/2018 9:08:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 118 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 10, 2018 | Staff
    This is not good. A newspaper in Australia is catching A LOT of heat over a cartoon that was trying to spoof Serena Williams' incident at the U.S. Open -- because it's racist as hell. The cartoon -- drawn by Mark Knight (editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun newspaper) -- shows the tennis superstar stomping on her racket. But, let's get serious, it looks like a Jim Crow-era, Sambo-style caricature of a black person -- not Serena Williams.
  • Comment: Why the mystery Trump insider author was probably Jared

    09/08/2018 5:03:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Zealand Herald | September 9, 2018 | David Von Drehle, The Washington Post
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12121958
  • Melania Trump’s Rep Scorches ‘The View’ For Attacking First Lady On Op-Ed

    09/08/2018 2:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 8, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Aide Stephanie Grisham calls the hosts “disrespectful” after they accuse the first lady of hypocrisy for her “birther” support. Melania Trump’s spokeswoman lashed out Friday at ABC’s “The View” after the panelists mocked the first lady’s statement condemning the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times written by a senior White House official. Host Sunny Hostin focused on the first lady’s line that “words are important” and “accusations can lead to severe consequences” in the statement she released Thursday criticizing the op-ed that claimed people around President Donald Trump have been attempting to contain his “bad decisions.” Melania Trump called...
  • 13 people who might be the author of The New York Times op-ed

    09/06/2018 10:49:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    On Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times posted an anonymous op-ed titled: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration." The piece is remarkable. Identified only as a "senior official in the Trump administration," the piece lays out how the author -- as well as other colleagues within the administration -- are waging a semi-open campaign to keep the President from doing too much damage to the nation. "Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations," the author writes. Beyond the way...
  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • Newspapers Throw Tantrum; Trump Responds

    08/17/2018 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    More than 300 newspapers joined the Big Cry in publishing self-righteous editorials to justify their ideological disposition and take yet another shot at The Donald: Trump is Bad. We are not “Enemies of The People.” But after the foot-stomping tantrum, nothing much happened. Americans woke up Friday to the same great country — and the same awful media — as they did Thursday. Globe Leads the Charge The leader of the gang was The Boston Globe, the liberal media’s Mrs. Grundy, which opened with what logicians call the straw man: arguing against a point no one made: A central pillar...