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  • Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

    02/01/2021 6:00:33 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | January 4, 2018 | Jessica Brown
    Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and updating on these platforms, according to some reports. That breaks down to around half a million tweets and Snapchat photos shared every minute.With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence actually suggest? ...ANXIETY Researchers have looked at general anxiety provoked by social media, characterised by feelings of restlessness and worry, and...
  • I, an editor at The New York Post, one of the nation’s largest papers by circulation, can’t post one of our own stories that details corruption by a major-party presidential candidate, Biden

    10/14/2020 12:51:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 101 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 14, 2020 | Sohrab Ahmari @SohrabAhmari
  • Experts fear 'national naivete' on COVID optimism

    It is not realistic to think that American society will get back to normal, the experts said, until a coronavirus vaccine has been developed, tested and administered to billions of people across the globe.
  • Fayed set to bid for Telegraph

    11/29/2003 6:42:46 PM PST · by aculeus · 16 replies · 246+ views
    The Observer (UK) ^ | November 30, 2003 | James Robinson, media business correspondent
    Harrods owner Mohammed Fayed is preparing a bid for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He is assembling a team of senior newspaper executives to work on an offer. Fayed is believed to have contacted Lazards, the investment bank hired by Hollinger International - the Telegraphs' parent company - which is carrying out a strategic review that is likely to lead to a sale. Fayed has also met Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers and one of the favourites to buy the Telegraphs should they be put up for sale. Desmond and Hollinger each own half of the West Ferry...
  • They’re Lying to Us About Morrison’s Testimony

    11/01/2019 2:23:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Yesterday toward the end of the program we had news for you, and it was news about the National Security Council official Tim Morrison who had testified yesterday morning, the very day of this vote to… (chuckles) It did nothing. It put a vote to the inquiry to impeach Trump. Tim Morrison testified he was on the call. He heard the call. He heard the call the president made to the president of Ukraine, and there was nothing that he heard that was illegal. Nothing he heard was corrupt. Nothing he heard was a problem. Some of it concerned...
  • Libs Owned Again! D.C. Journalism Museum to Close Amid Financial Difficulties....

    10/03/2019 11:33:56 AM PDT · by caww · 35 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | 9/2/2019 | Andrew Stiles
    The Newseum, a self-congratulatory monument to the media located in our nation's capital, will close at the end of the year .... proving once again that President Donald J. Trump cannot stop winning and will never stop owning the libs. Unlike most D.C. museums, it charged for admission—$24.95 for adults. A paywall, so to speak. It was the first museum of its kind: By the journalists, for the journalists, and of the journalists....."Only modern journalism would have the nerve to celebrate itself with something as gaudy and improbable as the Newseum"...
  • Can Self-Regulation Save Facebook?

    08/21/2019 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    On Tuesday Facebook released the results of a study on bias within and by the platform against conservative perspectives and activity on the platform. It was led by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and his team at corporate law firm Covington & Burling LLP.The report confirmed what many had already been experiencing firsthand in the years since social media has become central to global communications, business, governance, and interactivity – that many voices on the right felt subject to arbitrary purposefully targeted restrictions on their ability to operate freely within the terms of services of the platform.Senator Kyl and...
  • HOW THE MEDIA COVERED UP THE REAL COLLUSION, BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND THE HILLARY CAMPAIGN

    06/08/2019 9:20:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2019 | L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
    The following is an excerpt from “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump,” out today from Humanix Books. In July 2017, the media exploded over a meeting in June 2016 at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the alleged “Kremlin-backed lawyer” (she wasn’t Kremlin-backed) at which Russians promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. But before we get into this coverage, let’s stop and consider: So bloody what? At one stage or another, there were probably a hundred meetings between Team Hillary and God only knows who, from the candidate on down, discussing dirt on Donald Trump. It’s what campaigns...
  • When the Truth becomes inappropriate, the end of civilization nears.

    05/21/2019 4:31:18 AM PDT · by Great Awakening · 23 replies
    Personal Experience | 5-21-2019 | Myself
    When the Truth becomes inappropriate, the end of civilization nears. What a tangled web we weave when first we seek to deceive. Consider the mess the World is in. How has that happened? War is the result of dishonest behavior, isn't it? The failure to honestly, openly & effectively communicate with each other results in violent confrontations. Rational objective discussion & debate must rule for there to be peace. At this point, the opposition to the Trump leadership has offered no rational argument with a complicent contolled media propping their idiotic nonsense. It is a sad moment in the history...
  • Jeffrey Lord: The Google Blacklisting of The American Spectator

    04/11/2019 6:35:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    The fact of the matter is that the American Left is waging a full scale war against fellow Americans who have the audacity to disagree with Left Wing orthodoxy. They are not interested in debate, discussion, ideas, free speech, or a free press. They are the enforcers of their own iron-fisted, totalitarian, Mao-style cultural revolution. The targets can be Fox News or individual Fox hosts with names like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. It can be conservative speakers invited to college campuses — with the mere appearance of conservative Ben Shapiro requiring the University of California at Berkeley...
  • House Votes to Re-Regulate Internet Access

    04/10/2019 10:06:19 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | Apr 10, 2019 | John Eggerton
    The House voted Wednesday (April 10) 232 to 190 (with one Republican voting aye) to pass the Democrat-backed Save the Internet Act (HR 1644), which would restore FCC's Title II based rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization adopted under the previous, Democratic, administration, plus reinstate a general conduct standard to get at future conduct unbecoming an open internet but not falling under those rules. But the victory looks to be short-lived. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said the bill will be DOA in the Senate (echoed Wednesday by house Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy [R-Calif.]) and the Office...
  • Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today

    04/08/2019 3:57:31 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 10 replies
    Recode ^ | 3 April 2019 | Rani Molla and Peter Kafka
    The media landscape used to be straightforward: Content companies — studios — made stuff — TV shows and movies — and sold it to pay TV distributors, who sold it to consumers. Now things are up for grabs: Netflix buys stuff from the studios, but it’s making its own stuff, too, and it’s selling it directly to consumers. That’s one of the reasons older media companies are trying to compete by consolidating. Disney, for example, recently completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Distributors like AT&T, which bought Time Warner last year, are becoming media companies, too. Meanwhile, giant tech...
  • In Hollywood, ‘Anything Goes’ Becomes ‘You’re Fired’ (weinstained Follywood)

    07/22/2018 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Joe Flint
    Executives and creatives are losing their jobs as the entertainment industry becomes less tolerant of offensive remarks, abusive behavior. Disney has severed ties with filmmaker James Gunn, who previously directed two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. Hollywood’s longstanding say-anything, do-anything culture is rapidly turning into one where the wrong words can have career-killing consequences. Top executives at Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures and Netflix Inc.,as well as creative talent who worked on the “Lethal Weapon” television series and “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies have been fired in recent months after allegations of offensive remarks, verbal abuse and other inappropriate behavior that...
  • Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition (impeachable offense?)

    10/21/2017 12:07:00 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-21-2017 | Betsy Klein
    Washington (CNN)He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House. The illustrious tradition of keeping pets in the White House dates back to Thomas Jefferson, who kept a mockingbird and a couple of bear cubs during his presidency. Throughout the years, presidential pets became celebrities of sorts. "It softens their image, it broadens their appeal," Ed Lengel, chief historian at the White House Historical Association, told CNN. "They help create an atmosphere of the White House as a family,...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Exposes Big Media in The Smear

    07/14/2017 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    Journalists today are elitists with their own agenda, never actually practicing journalism. Only a handful can be respected, trusted, and believed. Sharyl Attkisson falls into this category. She is an author and investigative reporter who hosts the syndicated TV news series Full Measure. Attkisson is a whistleblower of sorts in educating the public about the biased media. Her latest book, The Smear, reveals the tactics used to influence opinions in order to obscure the truth. In the beginning of this book, Attkisson discusses the propaganda campaign used by the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA. They had asked the legendary...
  • Denny Hastert and the D.C. Swamp

    06/20/2017 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/20/17 | Lee Cary
    How the Federal Government & Big Media Collude in the Deep State Since Donald Trump introduced “The Swamp,” it’ become American slang for the corrupt and secretive underbelly of the Washington, D.C. Deep State. One Swamp secret is the whole truth of Denny Hastert’ life as a pederast. And, we are unlikely to ever know it—the whole truth. John Dennis Hastert (DOB: January 2, 1942) quit his high school teaching and coaching position in Yorkville, Illinois, held from 1965-1981, to become a politician. Eventually, from 1999-2007, he was the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in American...
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Everything You Need to Know About 'Star Wars' Day

    05/04/2017 9:12:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2017 | STEPHEN IERVOLINO
    May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," the official "holiday" dedicated to George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. The pun was first used back in 1979, with Britain's Conservative Party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day. According to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, the first organized "Star Wars" event on May 4 took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. ABC News' parent company, The Walt Disney Company, purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and has officially observed the holiday since 2013, with events at Disney parks and other celebrations. To commemorate...
  • Memo To Big Media, NeverTrumpers and Leftists: This Is Why Trump Was Elected

    01/02/2017 5:03:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Katy Grimes
    Barack Obama brought America to the brink of socialism, tyranny and even despotism--Americans are done with politicians, government cronies, insiders, academics who hate Capitalism and free markets By vilifying Conservatives as sexists, racists, and imbeciles, political, academic, media, and cultural elites—the self-appointed arbiters of acceptable public debate—opened the door to a Trump presidency. And they are in a state of shock. Political Correctness is used by the left as a weapon to destroy the fabric of American society. However, the leftist attack on speech in America may have ground to a halt with the election of Donald J. Trump as...
  • The Trump Philosophy [vanity]

    11/13/2016 4:09:50 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 6 replies
    FR ^ | November 13, 2016 | cc
    TV was busy last Monday (night before the election) so I had to listen on radio (Westwood One) to the Seahawks-Buffalo MNF game. During the halftime, they aired a few minutes of a "mini-interview" with each Presidential candidate, and Trump's answers were interesting. Keeping with the "sports theme", he was asked why he always seems to "go on offense". His response was that he learned that growing up in New York, when he encountered opposition first as a kid in school then as a young businessman, to never to give in or submit, and "always attack back twice as hard...
  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...