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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

Last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. 

 

To the age-old elements of who, what, when, where, and why, now are added the reporter’s opinion.

 

The evidence was on the front page, the back page, the culture pages, even the sports pages. It was at the top of the broadcast and at the bottom of the broadcast. Day in, day out, in every media market in America, Trump was savaged like no other candidate in memory. We were watching the total collapse of standards, with fairness and balance tossed overboard. 

 

Back when Abe Rosenthal was editor of the NY Times, personal opinions were not in the news pages. And if you put them in, he took them out. They belonged in the opinion pages only, which were managed separately. 

 

The mismatch between the mainstream media and the public’s sensibilities means there is a vast untapped market for news and views that are not now represented. To realize that potential, we only need three ingredients, and we already have them: first, free speech; second, capitalism and free markets; and the third ingredient is you, the consumers of news.

 

 

 

https://imprimis.hil...stic-standards/

 

 

 

 


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Three CNN Employees Resign Over Botched Trump-Russia Story
 
 

Lichtblau had recently joined CNN from The New York Times, where he often relied upon unnamed current and former government sources when writing about Russia’s election-related hacking. This botched story was the second botched Trump-Russia story this month in which Lichtblau had played a role.

 

Earlier this month, CNN was forced to correct and rewrite an article by four writers, including Lichtblau, that relied upon anonymous sources

 

 

http://dailycaller.c...p-russia-story/


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:50 AM

Last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. 

 

I'd like to see a panel discussion with Goodwin and reporters from, for example, NYTimes and WaPo.


Edited by colion, 27 June 2017 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

Undercover Video: CNN Producer Admits Russia Story is “Bullsh*t”, Manufactured For Ratings… 

 

Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative. 

 

“I mean, it’s mostly manure right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”  He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:

 

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.” 

 

https://theconservat...ed-for-ratings/

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:31 AM

Three CNN Employees Resign Over Botched Trump-Russia Story

 
 

Lichtblau had recently joined CNN from The New York Times, where he often relied upon unnamed current and former government sources when writing about Russia’s election-related hacking. This botched story was the second botched Trump-Russia story this month in which Lichtblau had played a role.

 

Earlier this month, CNN was forced to correct and rewrite an article by four writers, including Lichtblau, that relied upon anonymous sources

 

 

http://dailycaller.c...p-russia-story/

 

 

 

CNN producer admits that the Russian story is a witch hunt

 

youtu.be/jdP8TiKY8dE


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

 

Undercover Video: CNN Producer Admits Russia Story is “Bullsh*t”, Manufactured For Ratings… 

 

Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative. 

 

“I mean, it’s mostly manure right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”  He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:

https://theconservat...ed-for-ratings/

 

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.” 

 

 

 

Sorry, did not see this when posted the same video above.


Edited by colion, 27 June 2017 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation over a recent editorial tying one of her political action committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded Arizona Democrat Gabby Giffords 

 

 

The paper said Palin incited th​​e shooting through an ad from her PAC that put “Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.”

 

In fact, the ad never put Giffords or any other individual in the cross hairs — forcing the newspaper of record to issue an embarrassing correction.

 

The correction, posted on June 16th, admitted that The Times “incorrectly described a map distributed by a political action committee before that shooting.”

 

The map “depicted electoral districts, not individual Democratic lawmakers, beneath stylized cross hairs,” the correction said. 

 

The Gray Lady’s correction also admitted that the editorial “incorrectly stated that a link existed between political rhetoric and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords.”

 

“In fact, no such link was established,” the paper conceded. 

 

 

http://nypost.com/20...-mass-shooting/


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:39 AM

The Associated Press  eats crow:

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies -- the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency -- and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:11 AM

The "Tweeter in Chief" ...

 

Removes the middleman media filters who charge the public for their obsolete services. 

 

We don’t need NPR, CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC NYT, WaPo, AP et.al. intermediaries to inform us of what Trump is “thinking” or “saying” about various subjects. Instead, we can merely follow his Twitter feed  

 

Trump has largely ruined that business model. 

 

This is the new age of instant communication.

 

 

 https://www.lewrockw...-the-disruptor/

 

 


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:09 AM

Fox News owner/mogul Rupert Murdoch instructed then President of Fox News, Roger Ailes, to tilt media coverage against the candidacy of Donald Trump.

 

New York – […] It was Ailes’ tacit support of Trump that, in part, made his removal from Fox all the more urgent for the Murdochs. And it was not just the liberal sons who were agitated by Ailes’ regard for Trump, but also the father, whose tabloid, the New York Post, helped create Trump, but who found him now, with great snobbery, not of “our” conservative class.

 

(“When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?” Murdoch senior tweeted the day after Trump officially declared himself a candidate.) 

 

 

 

https://theconservat...p-even-clinton/

 


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