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  • HA! NewsGuard FINALLY Downgrades NYT After MRC Repeatedly Called It Out

    04/09/2024 10:34:16 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 9 replies
    MRC Free Speech America ^ | 4/9/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    NewsGuard discovered that The New York Times was never worth its flawless 100/100 score, but apparently only after MRC Free Speech America repeatedly called it out. NewsGuard finally downgraded The Times’ perfect score Feb.1 to a lukewarm 87.5/100. NewsGuard’s beef with the legacy leftist publication was that it “no longer meets NewsGuard standards for handling the difference between news and opinion responsibly.” Wow, what a revelation! Has the dystopian website traffic cop been living under a rock? The head-turning move by the media ratings firm came after MRC released three studies of NewsGuard’s ridiculously skewed ratings system across three consecutive...
  • WATCH: Glenn Beck Wields MRC Study to Smack Leftist NewsGuard Around

    04/02/2024 6:24:24 AM PDT · by JV3MRC
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/2/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    Blaze Media host Glenn Beck emphasized the utter ridiculousness of leftist website traffic cops like NewsGuard masquerading as unbiased truth gatekeepers, and relied on original MRC Free Speech America research to do it. Beck ripped into the discredited NewsGuard that has been outed as a leftist operation targeting the advertising dollars of right-leaning media sources during the March 27 edition of Glenn TV. In his X post promoting the segment, Beck referred to NewsGuard as “propaganda” for continuing to behave like an Orwellian arbiter of truth, despite the glaring evidence of its so-called ratings system consistently being shown to favor...
  • Ultra Vires ('Beyond the Powers')

    02/10/2024 5:49:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Dr. Robert W. Malone (via substack) ^ | 10 Feb 2024 | Dr. Robert W. Malone
    The rise of the administrative state and inverse totalitarianismThe State Department is censoring and limiting the circulation of disfavored press outlets.According to a new lawsuit filed in December on behalf of two media organizations, those being The Daily Wire and The Federalist, as well as the State of Texas and AG Ken Paxton versus the U.S. Department of State (the State Department) through its Global Engagement Center (GEC) and various US government officials, it is alleged that the defendants are actively intervening in the news-media market to both censor and limit the circulation of disfavored press outlets. These illegal activities...
  • Study Finds Taxpayer-Funded NewsGuard Is Outrageously Biased Against Conservatives

    12/15/2023 4:58:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 13 Dec, 2023 | EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
    ‘That which government is constitutionally prohibited from doing, it cannot contract with others to do.’In a study published Tuesday, Media Research Center (MRC) Free Speech America found that NewsGuard, the taxpayer censorship giant self-tasked with rating media outlets on reliability, “overwhelmingly favored left-leaning outlets over right-leaning ones.” This is the third year MRC Free Speech America has exposed NewsGuard for its partisanship, and, according to MRC, NewsGuard has become “even worse” than years prior. Using AllSides, an organization that classifies media outlets by their “right” to “left” bias, “MRC researchers determined that NewsGuard provided a stellar average ‘credibility’ rating of...
  • Here’s Who’s Financing Push To Bring Syrian Refugees Into USA

    A new organization has 'come to light' called the 'National Immigration Forum Action Fund' and it's pretending to be an organization by conservatives. The reality is, as Breitbart has discovered, that the organization is nothing but another left wing organization backed by billionaire America-hater George Soros. The same man who has spent billions pushing far left wing ideology and programs onto Americans for years. A group masquerading as conservative but backed by left-wing foundations including George Soros' Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) has launched an online advertising campaign in defense of bringing Syrian refugees to the United States. The...
  • Facebook, Google Partner with Liberal Org for 2020 Election Strategy

    09/21/2020 10:49:02 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/21/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It looks like the harbingers Dr. Robert Epstein had warned the country about regarding liberal Big Tech’s influence in elections is coming true. Big Tech giant Facebook informed the Media Research Center that it would be partnering with the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia and the radical left-wing organization Democracy Works to help formulate the online platform’s 2020 election strategy. What makes this partnership so damning is that Democracy Works in particular has been heavily funded with millions collectively by at least six liberal organizations between 2012 and 2019. Also concerning is that Big Tech giant Google is also working with...
  • NATO wants to work with Russia on missile defense

    09/18/2009 4:22:48 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 1,775+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2009 | David Brunnstrom, Timothy Heriate and Dale Hudson
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO urged Russia on Friday to work with it on missile defense and proposed looking at ways eventually to link U.S., NATO and Russian anti-missile systems. One day after Washington scrapped a missile defense plan for Europe which Russia opposed, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia and the Western defense alliance should conduct a joint review of the security challenges they face. "I would like Russia and NATO to agree to carry out a joint review of the new 21st century security challenges, to serve as a firm basis for our future cooperation," Rasmussen said in...
  • Former Danish PM: Obama a ‘disaster’ in Syria

    08/19/2016 10:18:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 Aug 2016 09:24 GMT+02:00
    In a video message posted to Facebook on Thursday evening, Anders Fogh Rasmussen appealed to the US to be the world’s “policeman” and to stop “leading from behind”. […] “Obama’s decision to draw the infamous red line to Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria and then not follow it up with action was, in my opinion, a disaster,” Rasmussen said in a video message posted to Facebook. …
  • President Trump tweets about former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge

    08/30/2020 9:41:52 AM PDT · by rintintin · 42 replies
    ABC26 ^ | July 23 2020 | ABC27
    President Trump called out former Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge on Twitter Thursday. According to CNN the former Homeland Security secretary says he doesn’t think President Trump should bring federal agents to cities with protests. In the tweet Trump said, “Recently watched failed RINO Tom Ridge, former head of Homeland Security, trying to justify his sudden love of the Radical Left Mayor of Portland, who last night was booed & shouted out of existence by the agitators & anarchists. Love watching pathetic Never Trumpers squirm!”
  • EVEN WORSE! MRC Exposes NewsGuard for Leftist Bias Third Year in a Row

    12/12/2023 12:22:30 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/12/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Internet traffic cop NewsGuard has gotten worse. A new MRC Free Speech America analysis shows the notorious leftist media ratings organization is more biased against the right than ever before. MRC Free Speech America investigated NewsGuard for a third year in a row, finding that its 0/100 ratings scale has once again overwhelmingly favored left-leaning outlets over right-leaning ones. “NewsGuard is just another leftist group trying to censor conservatives,” said MRC President Brent Bozell. “We have the proof.” Using the media list provided by AllSides that classifies publications based on their “right” to “left” bias, MRC researchers determined that NewsGuard...
  • Inspiration of Rob Reiner’s Anti-Christian Nationalist Movie Admits To Not Knowing Christian Theology

    12/11/2023 11:01:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Evangelical Dark Web ^ | December 11, 2023 | Ray Fava
    Rob Reiner’s God and Country documentary has been quite the signal by those featured in it that they hate Christian traditions. Whereas David French and Russell Moore have long been exposed as bad actors, this still fails to trickle down to many normies. Phil Vischer being caught in a lie about Rob Reiner’s involvement with the project showcased that the documentary was originally titled The Power Worshippers, named after Katherine Stewart’s book. Katherine Stewart is a New York Times columnist and the author of the book, The Power Worshippers. William Wolfe points out in a lengthy thread that Katherine Stewart...
  • In the name of ‘fake news,’ NewsGuard extorts sites to follow the government narrative By Social Links forLee Fang

    12/11/2023 2:43:57 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 10, 2023 | Lee Fang
    Half a century ago, George Orwell, writing on literary censorship, wrote that “unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban.” That dynamic now broadly extends to an opaque network of government agencies and self-proclaimed anti-misinformation groups that have repressed online speech. There’s no official ban on discussing the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines or criticizing American involvement in the Ukraine-Russia war, but editors and journalists have realized that writing on such topics can come at a cost. News publishers have been demonetized and shadow-banned for reporting dissenting views and the bureaucratic means...
  • NY Post: State Dept Paid NewsGuard to Tar Conservative Media

    12/10/2023 5:45:31 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 9, 2023 | Eric Mack
    The Biden administration could not get around the First Amendment in silencing dissent, but it has effectively found a way through the State Department paying NewsGuard to defund conservative media, according to a trio of researchers from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). The First Amendment is "is so clear that only a politician could manage to miss the point," AIER senior researchers Phillip Magness, James Harrigan, and Ryan Yonk wrote in the New York Post this week. "And when politicians miss the point of a straightforward, necessary protection, they manage to find all kinds of people willing to...
  • Allum Bokhari: Meet Michael Hayden, Deep State Spy Chief Turned Media Blacklister

    10/18/2023 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 16, 2023 | Tim Hains
    ALLUM BOKHARI: Michael Hayden has been in the news lately after he called for Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville to be "removed from the human race," a comment the senator condemned as a call for assassination. This wasn't the first partisan outburst from Hayden. He's also compared Trump supporters to the Taliban, called the Trump movement "more dangerous than al Qaeda," and even said that unvaxxed MAGA supporters should be given a "one-way ticket to Afghanistan." But who is Michael Hayden and why should we care? Hayden is currently an advisor to NewsGuard, an organization that claims to offer nonpartisan assessments...
  • Musk's X Issues Warning About NewsGuard

    11/23/2023 6:46:59 PM PST · by cabojoe · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 23 November 2023 | Luca Cacciatore Michael Katz
    Elon Musk's social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, issued a new warning Wednesday about the left-wing ratings company NewsGuard. In a post on the site, X said it was the latest organization to be targeted by NewsGuard, which has systematically targeted conservative media. "NewsGuard is about to publish a 'report' on misinformation on X. As a for-profit company, they will only share the data that underpins their purported research if you pay," X explained. X then highlighted NewsGuard's strategy in going after the platform — the same strategy it has employed on dozens of other companies. NewsGuard "uses...
  • Ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden Smears Patriotic American Christians: ‘No Different’ from Hamas Terrorists

    11/23/2023 2:20:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2023 | David NG
    Former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden, who has fashioned a post-government career attacking and censoring conservatives, is spending his Thanksgiving week smearing patriotic American Christians who own firearms, claiming they are “no different” from Hamas terrorists. On Wednesday, Michael Hayden responded to a post on X that juxtaposed two photos: one of a woman holding an American flag, Bible, and handgun; the other of Palestinian terrorist Reem Riyashi, who killed herself along with four Israelis in a 2004 suicide bombing that was claimed by Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
  • Five Reasons Congress Should Strip Funding from Leftist Internet Traffic Cop NewsGuard

    11/21/2023 2:06:41 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/21/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leftist internet traffic cop NewsGuard is the farthest thing from being the unbiased media referee it purports to be. It is a government-funded operation designed to attack right-leaning media by going after their advertiser funding. There are at least five core reasons why Congress should strip funding from NewsGuard in the latest National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) since it received a $750,000 taxpayer-funded grant from the Department of Defense. The state funding of a leftist, so-called journalism gatekeeper that deceptively bills itself as “apolitical” is case in point. Such efforts by the government to censor media it does not approve...
  • Meet NewsGuard: The Government-Backed Censorship Tool Billed As An Arbiter Of Truth

    11/15/2023 5:25:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2023 | LEE FANG
    With government contracts and corporate backers, NewsGuard seeks to monetize the work of reshaping the internet. In May 2021, L. Gordon Crovitz, a media executive turned start-up investor, pitched Twitter executives on a powerful censorship tool. In an exchange that came to light in the “Twitter Files” revelations about media censorship, Crovitz, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, touted his product, NewsGuard, as a “Vaccine Against Misinformation.” His written pitch highlighted a “separate product” — beyond an extension already on the Microsoft Edge browser — “for internal use by content-moderation teams.” Crovitz promised an out-of-the-box tool that would use...
  • 7 influential accounts are warping Israel-Hamas news on X, researchers find (Legacy Media Concern Troll Alert)

    10/29/2023 6:24:48 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 20, 2023 | Brandy Zadrozny
    A handful of influential but unreliable accounts, some of which have been promoted by Elon Musk, are dominating the flow of news on X around the Israel-Hamas war and easily outpacing established mainstream news outlets, according to research published Friday by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public.Researchers analyzed viral posts about the conflict during a three-day period starting from the beginning of the attack against Israel on Oct. 7. They concluded that the most popular posts about the crisis revealed how news on the platform is “faster, more disorienting, and potentially more shaped by Musk himself.”The new...
  • Regurgitate Hamas Agitprop on Hospital Bombing? NewsGuard Still Gives Leftist Outlets Perfect Scores

    10/20/2023 1:39:27 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/20/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Radical internet traffic cop NewsGuard has shown once again why its bona fides as a supposedly unbiased journalism referee are hot garbage in light of how it treats leftist outlets that peddled Hamas agitprop to attack Israel. The New York Times, TIME magazine, Politico and Reuters are just four of a number of leftist news outlets that haphazardly gobbled up the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry’s claim that an “Israeli” airstrike blew up a Gaza-based hospital, allegedly killing 500 people on Oct. 17. A U.S. intelligence assessment later concluded that Israel was not responsible for the bombing. Both the U.S. House...