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  • Record number of journalists jailed in 2020, says watchdog

    12/15/2020 4:53:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 15, 2020
    New York (AFP) - A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, a US-based watchdog said Tuesday, accusing governments worldwide of suppressing the media and fueling misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 274 journalists were imprisoned in 2020 -- the highest number since the non-profit organisation began its survey in the 1990s. The report also found that 26 journalists and media workers had been murdered this year, with Mexico listed as the world's most dangerous country for the press. The worst offender was China for the second consecutive...
  • REPORT: FOX News Hires Crisis Management Team to Handle PR Over Ratings Crisis

    11/11/2020 3:43:21 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 161 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Fox News Channel crashed in ratings on Saturday, coming in a distant third place to leader CNN and second place MSNBC. In the week before TuesdayÂ’s election Fox News averaged more than double the viewership of CNN and MSNBC. The FOX News Channel hit rock bottom when they defended and ignored the massive fraud in this yearÂ’s 2020 election. Two days ago Bret Baier deleted the tweet that exposed the exploding on-going backlash against Fox. Many of their hosts were openly hostile to their conservative audience. And several FOX News hosts absolutely HATE President Trump and his supporters. The...
  • Trump Says Chuck Todd Should be Fired Over Misleading Edit of AG Barr’s Comments

    05/13/2020 7:59:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    cnsnews ^ | May 11, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Trump tweeted Sunday night that NBC News’ Chuck Todd should be fired after misrepresenting a comment by Attorney General William Barr on the decision not to pursue criminal charges against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn. Earlier in the day, the Department of Justice accused Todd of “deceptive editing,” prompting NBC to admit having “inadvertently and inaccurately cut short” the clip, adding “we regret the error.” In a segment on “Meet the Press,” Todd played a clip in which Barr, during an interview with CBS News’ Catherine Herridge on Thursday, was asked how he thought the history of...
  • Former Fox News Host Cites This as 'the Worst Journalistic Fiasco' He's Ever Seen. He's Not Wrong

    05/13/2020 4:55:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Former Fox News host Brit Hume has seen a lot on his career in media that spans five decades. He’s still a regular fixture on the network, serving as a senior political analyst, but he has cited one event that has been a total trainwreck for the industry: The Trump-Russia collusion hoax. From the get-go, it started out as sour grapes from liberals. How could Hillary lose; Trump must’ve cheated? This circus began quickly. As we now know, former President Barack Obama held a key meeting on January 5, 2017—days before the Trump inauguration—to lay out his game plan for...
  • Questions Reporters Might Ask Liberals If They Didn’t Suck

    04/29/2020 10:39:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    Wait, this title is misleading in that it could be read that either “reporters” or “liberals” suck, and the fact is that both suck. But reporters don’t have to suck. Liberals always do, because their trash ideology is terrible and yet they adhere to it. Reporters could be no-holds-barred truthtellers who could not care less, whose agenda they skewer or narrative they shatter in pursuit of the truth. That’s at least theoretically possible, even though most of them merely aspire to be skeevy prog transcriptionists typing out ham-handed propaganda to please their pinko masters. But if our reporters were not...
  • Trump lashes out at Washington Post's Philip Rucker at briefing: 'Total faker'

    04/23/2020 11:02:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    President Trump had a contentious exchange with Washington Post journalist Philip Rucker at Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing. Following the task force's presentation about the virus's vulnerability to sunlight and humidity, Rucker asked the president if it's "dangerous" for him to suggest that it's safe for people to go outside, pointing to the death counts in places with warmer climates like Florida and Singapore. "Here we go, here we go -- the new headline is 'Trump asks people to go outside -- that's dangerous,'" Trump mocked Rucker. "You ready? I hope people enjoy the sun and if it has an...
  • CNN Boss Tells Staff They Will Not Return to Offices Until at Least September

    04/23/2020 12:19:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 4/22/20 | Maxwell Tani
    CNN won’t send staffers back into its offices until at least September. In an internal email obtained by The Daily Beast, network chief Jeff Zucker told staff that the vast majority of company staff will “not be returning to the office in any significant way” before the end of summer. “Our expectation is that the rest of you will not return before early September, with a few exceptions in July for newsgathering and some in August, depending on the political conventions,” Zucker said, noting that some dates could be subject to change. “But, to be clear, production of our programs...
  • Health Chief’s Early Missteps Set Back Coronavirus Response

    04/22/2020 8:55:48 PM PDT · by rintintin · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22 2020 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Stephanie Armour
    <p>WASHINGTON—On Jan. 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told President Trump the coronavirus epidemic was under control.</p> <p>The U.S. government had never mounted a better interagency response to a crisis, Mr. Azar told the president in a meeting held eight days after the U.S. announced its first case, according to administration officials. At the time, the administration’s focus was on containing the virus.</p>
  • The Press Is a Threat to the Country

    04/16/2020 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16. 2020 | Laura Hollis
    And the national press wonders why it is mistrusted, and even despised? Sen. Tom Cotton was among the first to suggest that the information China was releasing regarding the novel coronavirus emerging from Wuhan might be inaccurate. Cotton raised the specter that the Chinese national virology laboratory in Wuhan could have played a role -- even if inadvertent. For that, he was ridiculed. Cotton is a Republican, so his statement was the press's cue to trot out the tropes: This was just some wacky conspiracy theory. His accusations have already been "debunked." He's a war hawk pitching a "fringe theory"...
  • ABC News' Jonathan Karl, 1 Star Book Reviews. 'Front Row at the Trump Show'

    04/15/2020 7:01:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | 04 2020 | Amazon Book Reviews - 1 Star Reviews
    Jonathan Karl (Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News) wrote a book, 'Front Row at the Trump Show - Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News Notice how Mr. Karl is standing over President Trump and looking down. Jonathan Karl - Wikipedia Here are the 1 star reviews: "Absolutely one of the most pitiful narcissistic books I ever read. Never saw an author so in love with himself and making himself into something so important. I am neither left or right but wow I'm surprised this guy hasn't taken a spot for himself on Mt. Pulitzer. Seriously a...
  • Loud mouth Paula Reid (CBS) has to be shoved out of Wuhan Flu Survivors’ discussion by Trump staff member

    04/14/2020 11:25:11 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 97 replies
    Twitter ^ | 14 April 2020 | Carrieksada
    Loud mouth Paula Reid (CBS) has to be shoved out of Wuhan Flu Survivors’ discussion by Trump staff member.
  • Brutal Trump-de-Force at the Coronavirus Hearing Leaves Media Screaming 'Pull the Plug!'

    04/13/2020 6:07:11 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 172 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 Apr 2020 | Victoria Taft
    Donald Trump absolutely lit up his own Coronavirus Task Force press briefing with a more than six-minute, tour-de-force media takedown that had CNN and MSNBC sputtering and reaching for the plug. Trump said hello and turned the media briefing over to the NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci to clarify his words uttered on CNN on shutting down the country earlier to prevent more deaths. Then, Trump took over and it was ON. He listed the timeline of his response to the coronavirus and presented a video of incorrect statements by the press on COVID-19. It was more than the Trumpiest of...
  • LIVE: President Trump and the Coronavirus TaskForce News Conference [& Press Beating] - April 13, 2020 5 PM Eastern

    04/13/2020 12:32:58 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 933 replies
    White House ^ | April 13, 2020 | White House Youtube channel
    Monday's WH Press Conference and Coronavirus update - scheduled to start at 5 pm eastern.
  • Trump, Coronavirus Task Force hold White House briefing

    04/13/2020 4:02:51 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 72 replies
    Fox Youtube Stream ^ | April 13, 2020 | Trump, CoronaVirus Task Force
    This might be the most powerful press slapping ass kicking Fauci groveling press conference I've seen in my life. I know they have gotten boring, but today's is BEAUTIFUL! It's also very very positive.
  • New federal projections show huge spike in coronavirus infections in the summer if current lockdown and social distancing measures are lifted after planned 30 days

    04/10/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 87 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 Apr 2020 | Emily Crane
    About 95 percent of the US is currently on some form of lockdown after President Donald Trump issued guidelines that called for 30 days of measures to slow the spread of the virus. The government projections, obtained by the New York Times, indicate that lifting the strict social distancing measures now in place will see a second wave surge in infections and deaths in about June and July.
  • New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll shows Americans turning against Trump

    04/08/2020 4:48:43 PM PDT · by granada · 83 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | April, 09, 2020 | Andrew Romano
    With more than 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 14,000 deaths in the United States, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Americans are souring on President Trump’s leadership during the pandemic. After a brief period during which some polls found more Americans approving of Trump's coronavirus response than not, half of them (50 percent) now disapprove, according to the Yahoo News/YouGov survey, compared to only 42 percent who approve. Among registered voters, that gap is even wider: 54 percent disapprove vs. 43 percent approve. The public also gives New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo high marks for his performance: 69 percent...
  • Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic

    04/06/2020 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 47 replies
    Dated Jan. 29, it came during a period when Mr. Trump was playing down the risks to the United States, and he would later go on to say that no one could have predicted such a devastating outcome. Mr. Navarro said in the memo that the administration faced a choice about how aggressive to be in containing an outbreak, saying the human and economic costs would be relatively low if it turned out to be a problem along the lines of a seasonal flu. But he went on to emphasize that the “risk of a worst-case pandemic scenario should not...
  • CORONA CRAZY: THE 12 MOST INSULTING ATTACKS ON TRUMP OF THE WEEK

    04/04/2020 12:11:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/3/2020 | Geoffrey Dickens
    1. Trump's “Lies” and “Narcissism” Being “Paid In Human Lives” 2. “Blood” on Trump's Hands 3. Is Trump “Responsible for Deaths of Americans?” 4. Trump Culpable for “Fatalities... Every Few Minutes” 5. Tallying “Trump's Death Toll” 6. It’s “Crazy” to Keep Airing Trump’s “Dangerous” Corona Briefings 7. Interrupting the President for “Fact Checks” 8. Show the Briefings on Tape Delay? 9. How Far Will Republicans Let Trump Go? 10. Conservatives Are Culpable 11. Trump Using Virus to Become a “Monarch” 12. Cuomo’s “Inspiring” Leadership Is “What We Need” Instead of Selfish Trump
  • Big Media is doing a better job terrorizing us than Al-Quaeda ever did [vanity]

    04/01/2020 11:52:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    FR ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | cc
    At least Al-Quaeda openly admitted they were our enemy, while Big Media pretends to be on our side. But constant stories about worst-case-scenarios, always throwing shade on anything which might offer hope, always looking for the worst news to report - that's been Big Media's motto the last few weeks, and it's creating a negative impact on peoples' lives. And it's deliberate too - they WANT people to be afraid, feel unsafe, so that they can claim all this chaos is because of Pres. Trump - the lesson is clear: get rid of him, and things will return to normal....
  • Poll: Trump's coronavirus bounce fizzles

    04/01/2020 6:46:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 1, 2020 | Steven Shepard
    More voters say the Trump administration isn’t doing enough to combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. The survey, conducted immediately before President Donald Trump announced a 30-day extension of his physical and social distancing guidelines “to slow the spread” of Covid-19, shows 47 percent of voters feel the administration isn’t doing enough in response to the outbreak, greater than the 40 percent who feel the administration is doing the right amount. Two weeks ago, 43 percent said the administration wasn’t doing enough in the days following the initial measures deployed to reduce the impacts of...