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Drag a Hundred Dollar Bill through a School of Journalism
The American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 02/22/2014 11:43:51 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Somebody needs to tell the FCC: you don't buy a cow when the milk is free.

James Carville once shockingly demonstrated the left's disdain for the morals of the poor, saying, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find." In truth, you can buy whatever you want much more easily if you drag that bill through a School of Journalism.

CNS reports that George Soros has seeded such schools at the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin to create shock troops for the now shelved FCC plan to monitor (bully) the media into acting as even bigger megaphones for the administration and Democratic Party than they already are:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biasedmedia; fcc; msm; pressminders; soros; statemedia

1 posted on 02/22/2014 11:43:51 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; dennisw; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; The Cajun; musicman; TheOldLady; ...

Clarice Feldman has composed an excellent article, with links. Quite apparent to me, the totally evil, seriously paranoid, control-freakazoid, communist zillionaire George Soros has been bugged by Fox News for a very long time.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 12:02:38 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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3 posted on 02/23/2014 12:43:59 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the land of lo-infos the Jig Eared man is king. And school of Journalism is an oxymoron


4 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:47 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw; All
Exhibit 1: The Society of Environmental Journalism SEJ

About SEJ "The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only North-American membership association of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. SEJ’s mission is to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues.

SEJ is an independent, nonpartisan educational association dedicated to the highest standards of public service journalism. SEJ’s 2012 operating budget of $864,369 (audited figure) was underwritten by foundation grants, dues, fees, university and media company sponsorship and unrestricted gifts up to $15,000 from any source.

The organization was founded in 1990 by award-winning print and broadcast journalists on staff with The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, National Geographic, Turner Broadcasting/CNN, Scripps Howard News Service, Minnesota Public Radio and others. SEJ’s membership now includes more than 1,500 highly qualified journalists, editors, educators and students working in print, broadcast and online news media throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and 27 other countries. Members and others who use SEJ services report environmental news and information to millions of readers, listeners and viewers worldwide, on a daily basis.

Spotlight on SEJ Members
SEJ Member Affiliations
Download the SEJ brochure (PDF / 6.48 MB).

In 2010, SEJ was co-winner of the Gulbenkian International Prize, which distinguishes an individual or institution "whose thoughts or actions make a decisive contribution to and have significant impact on understanding, defending or fostering the universal values of the human condition."

SEJ established a Diversity Task Force in 2010 to foster and promote greater coverage and understanding of environmental issues that affect minority and other marginalized communities.

5 posted on 02/23/2014 1:58:20 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bootlickers all


6 posted on 02/23/2014 2:01:22 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's a pity that the author veered off into a worthwhile but less important critique of our effete educational establishment and its concentration on impractical studies rather than exploring the implications of the Soros/Obama assault on the First Amendment and the suborning of the educational establishment.

This should be a "eureka" moment for much of sentinent America and it is the responsibility of the right wing press to stimulate the thinking of Americans to see what is actually going on. We have an Orwellian world on our college campuses where disinterested academic inquiry after truth wherever that might lead is loudly cited to justify the existence of the institution but where the modern reality is that the campuses are resembling Chinese reeducation camps. These perversions of the institutions are not limited to speech codes, the same principle is currently playing out in the intolerance for climate deniers, or religionists in the area of homosexual rights and elsewhere.

The press has been suborned just as our academics have been suborned with the result that there is no essential difference in the distortions and perversions of truth in the cluttered newsroom with those of the well manicured college quad.

The root reason revealed to us in this eureka moments is squalid: they have been bought.

The job of the "journalist" no less than that of the "academic" is no longer to print or seek the truth but it has become too provide the rationalization for the lie. The rationalization can be race, which permits the journalist to fail to report black on white crime and permits the academic to circumvent the law and the pursuit of merit with affirmative action. It can be climate change which provides cover for all manner of sins not the least of which is massive social engineering unaccountable for the economic dislocation it causes.

As the rot permeates these institutions it becomes an act of utter folly to break ranks because the culture is such that the renegade will be instantly destroyed. There is nothing noble about what's going on in journalism or in the academia today, it is as corrupt as it is decadent. It is squalid because at root it is venal.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 2:08:32 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford
Prostituting Science "..............There it is from an eminent climate scientist, just what we here at American Thinker have been suspecting all along. Global warming is a both scam perpetrated by greedy opportunists like Al Gore, as well as a cult composed of those disaster-dependent ding-a-lings among us who have no incentive in life if that life is not imminently threatened by whatever the latest perceived threat may be; and lastly by a bunch of avaricious academics willing to sell their scientific souls to that big government devil for a place to nose into the trough of federal funding for research."....

Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age? ".........The scientific establishment has painted itself into a corner over global warming. Paltridge’s explanations for this are depressingly familiar to those who read these columns.

Science changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the reward structure in the profession began to revolve around the acquisition of massive amounts of taxpayer funding that was external to the normal budgets of the universities and federal laboratories. In climate science, this meant portraying the issue in dire terms, often in alliance with environmental advocacy organizations. Predictably, scientists (and their institutions) became addicted to the wealth, fame, and travel in the front of the airplane:

“A new and rewarding research lifestyle emerged which involved the giving of advice to all types and levels of government, the broadcasting of unchallengeable opinion to the general public, and easy justification for attendance at international conferences—this last in some luxury by normal scientific experience, and at a frequency previously unheard of.”

Every incentive reinforced this behavior, as the self-selected community of climate boffins now began to speak for both science and in the service of drastic regulatory policies. In the measured tones of the remarkably lucid and precise writer that he is, Paltridge explains how the corner got painted:........"

8 posted on 02/23/2014 2:18:42 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for posting. Great article.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 2:22:58 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A very interesting article by Clarice Feldman. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 2:37:55 AM PST by PGalt
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To: dennisw

How about this term: Journalistic Integrity.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 3:45:11 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: dennisw

You do get what you pay for.

Personally I think following the lunacy of Miley, Paris, Kim and Lindsay is a very important barometer of how far American women have fallen from their once exalted position. It also gives a dirty old man something to look forward to, soon girls everywhere will be running around semi nude.

I also think the latest trends in self mutilation, tats, rings thru noses, lips, and cheeks and in some cases genitals, I hear, I have no first hand knowledge and no wish to gain any, also acts as a barometer of how brave our young men are these days. When I look at these girls or women or whatever, my first thought is, it would be like having sex with a bear trap.

This is important info, if I were a general I would think, sure we can whip the N. Koreans, look what our guys do for pleasure. These guys are brave sort of like the first man to eat a lobster.

Now the govmint needs to explain how you differentiate between what is critical news and fluff. I consider it fluff news to see the jug eared one kiss the wookie, or Bill laying a wet one on the Hilamonster, but both will make the front page somewhere.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 4:15:08 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: nathanbedford
There is nothing noble about what's going on in journalism or in the academia today, it is as corrupt as it is decadent.

I have been saying for some time the media is our real enemy. The Democrats are just politicians doing what politicians do when there is no one paying attention.

The alternative media like FR provides us with the perspective that allows us to recognize the rot. I guess that means we are able to more clearly understand the end as it approaches. What I don't understand is how to stop the rot.

13 posted on 02/23/2014 4:29:46 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We no longer need schools of journalism to tell us what to think. The hill we should be prepared to die on is when the government puts in its “kill switch” to silence the internet under the guise of “security.”


14 posted on 02/23/2014 4:36:34 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe the Washington Post and New York Times should consider unpaid editorial internships. It would provide more Millennials withan opportunity to display the same creativity with the news as the present editors and at the same time would reduce labor costs for these failing enterprises.
15 posted on 02/23/2014 6:32:37 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: nathanbedford
Journalism is no longer about information.

It is about entertainment and indoctrination. On this and other sites live the 20% or so of the American public who can actually see this, or perhaps can still critically read and write.

Elections are usually not carried not by this group, and those they can influence, but by the tattooed obese people over at the Wal-Mart parking lot, rather niftily combined by the Democrats with the "Urban" masses, and a plethora of special interest groups.

The RINOs have one good point. It is not enough to point out how bad the Democrats are. To win an election, a party has to offer the voters more. The problem is that the RINOs want to promise the voters more of the same thing they think they get from the Democrats.

Both parties now fully subscribe to the theory that government's role is "To Help People." The original intent of the Republic was to have a government the role of which was to stay out of the people's way so they could more efficiently help themselves.

Tough sell in these times.

16 posted on 02/23/2014 7:12:08 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Journalist INTEGRITY!? personified


17 posted on 02/23/2014 7:19:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Somebody needs to tell the FCC: you don't buy a cow when the milk is free.

Freepers have figured this one out...

Obama and goons were going to do stuff that would be 'too much' for even liberal journalists. This preemptive move was to cover that future possibility.

It's the only explanation that makes sense...

18 posted on 02/23/2014 8:54:23 AM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: GOPJ
Obama and goons were going to do stuff that would be 'too much' for even liberal journalists. This preemptive move was to cover that future possibility.

you nailed it. So now we keep vigilant because this plan will go forward someway, somehow. Maybe a little more incrementally until it becomes accepted. Or maybe in one fell swoop when we aren't paying attention at Christmas or 4th of July. But there's no doubt because what Obama wants he gets.

19 posted on 02/23/2014 12:20:09 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: uncitizen
So now we keep vigilant because this plan will go forward someway, somehow.

Yes, but we've thrown off their timing... that's good. The problem is a totalitarian only has to win once - we have to win every time. That said, it seems we're winning.

20 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:15 PM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: abb

ping


21 posted on 02/23/2014 7:41:30 PM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: dennisw

Jig eared?


22 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:37 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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