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Press Court - Where the People Judge the Media
Presscourt.com ^ | 6-08-04

Posted on 06/08/2004 11:01:08 AM PDT by jmstein7

We're looking for a few good NewsCops! Find stories and report them. Make the press responsible for its own actions.

 

Where The People Judge

Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America during his tenure as anchor of CBS television news. His political ideology never was permitted to slant coverage of the news he reported. His stories were direct and to the point. After leaving that trusted position he made his opinions clear.

Chet Huntley and David Brinkley likewise did not slant the news. They were more concerned with the story being reported and not its potential to be used as a propaganda lure to gain the attention of an unsuspecting public for exposure to a different topic.

Edward R. Murrow reported on some of the most intense events of the time. During his emotional reports he never once changed the topic from what was being reported to what could be gained from connecting it to an ideological intent.

Today's news anchors and reporters share duties in multi-tasking through restricted budgets and blurred lines of responsibility. That does not give them the right to mix those tasks. Opinion should be clearly marked as opinion and stories should not reference any unrelated story.

Mission

PressCourt is the people's voice in news coverage.

Structured like a moderated discussion board with limited posting ability, PressCourt offers those who view, listen or read the news to report those who publish for having slanted, twisted or otherwise corrupted the news.

It does not matter if the slant is left, right or backwards. Slanting news stories at all is opinion and opinion has no place in news reporting.

PressCourt will not process complaints for opinion programming. Op-Ed pieces, opinion shows, debate programs or those that offer opinion are not approved.

News stories that are not intended to be opinion will be processed. Convicted news media will be announced in press releases and on this site.

Visit PressCourt today!


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I found this on the internet, and it sounds like a great idea. I wanted to share it with FReepers, as I think that it is relevent to what we do here.

This way, if you see a biased story on FR, you have someplace to report it to.

I think there could be a great symbiosis between FR and this site.

For the record, I am not affiliated with PressCourt in any way.

1 posted on 06/08/2004 11:01:11 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: MeekOneGOP; Peach; onyx; backhoe; Mich0127; Howlin; cripplecreek; stands2reason; Amelia; Mo1; ...

BUMP!

Both the AP and the NTY are on trial at PressCourt right now.


2 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:12 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7
Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America during his tenure as anchor of CBS television news. His political ideology never was permitted to slant coverage of the news he reported. His stories were direct and to the point. After leaving that trusted position he made his opinions clear.

well, that's the myth.
reality check time: Cronkite's insertion of "The war is now unwinnable" in coverage of the '68 Tet Offensive (wherein the VC and NVA shot their bolt, and could have been rolled up like a cheap rug) contributed mightily to us losing the Vietnam War.

3 posted on 06/08/2004 11:08:00 AM PDT by King Prout (the difference between "trained intellect" and "indoctrinated intellectual" is an Abyssal gulf)
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To: jmstein7
Where the People Judge the Media

I'll save the taxpayers the trouble.

The Press is Guilty as Charged.

The Sentencing Hearing shall commence, whether what they've done to America is or is not, a cpaital offense.

4 posted on 06/08/2004 11:08:28 AM PDT by Old Sarge (2004: Win One More For The Gipper!)
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To: jmstein7

It sounds like a good thing to try and get Bernard Goldberg involved in. Ive seen an interview with him where he was suggesting that there needs to be a peoples news service.


5 posted on 06/08/2004 11:08:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: jmstein7

C'mon, either this writer was too young to be there, or his brain has turned to oatmeal. Cronkite, Huntley, Brinkley, Murrow were all liberals and known as liberals.


6 posted on 06/08/2004 11:12:35 AM PDT by T'wit (Of course she's a witch. She can make lamps and ashtrays fly through the air, can't she?)
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To: T'wit

Actually I am the writer and I knew what I was doing when the reporters were chosen as the masthead.

Think it through.

Fire with fire.

Accomplices (advertisers) are already coming in to see the court orders.

JOIN THE SITE NOW There is MORE COMING

http://www.presscourt.com


7 posted on 06/08/2004 11:17:50 AM PDT by clerk
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To: jmstein7

Reuters should have been on trial first.


8 posted on 06/08/2004 11:19:27 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: jmstein7
Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America during his tenure as anchor of CBS television news. His political ideology never was permitted to slant coverage of the news he reported. His stories were direct and to the point. After leaving that trusted position he made his opinions clear.

Huh???

9 posted on 06/08/2004 11:21:50 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: All

It's worth checking out -- if not just to take a therapeutic whack at the Times and the AP.


10 posted on 06/08/2004 11:31:25 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Mo1

Although I completely agree that the press is biased today, it has been biased for a long time. Cronkite may have handled some stories in a non-partisan fashion, but certainly not Vietnam. He sure didn't wait to get off camera before making his personal views on that known, and going even farther by presenting his personal views as objective, newsworthy facts. The Press Court website has a good idea, but they need to rethink their philosophy if Walter Cronkite is their standard for good tv journalism!


11 posted on 06/08/2004 11:31:33 AM PDT by susiek
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To: jmstein7

Wow = great news.

Will save this site for sure.


12 posted on 06/08/2004 11:33:19 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING list


13 posted on 06/08/2004 11:33:34 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: jmstein7

Some more media watchdogs here (covering the Houston Chronicle specifically although they have begun to link into other sites).

http://www.chronicallybiased.com/


14 posted on 06/08/2004 11:34:55 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: jmstein7

Thanks for the ping to this timely article--I think it's a great idea, and the link to the site is appreciated, as is the other one above.


15 posted on 06/08/2004 12:07:37 PM PDT by Judith Anne (HOW ARE WE EVER GOING TO CLEAN UP ALL THIS MESS?)
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To: jmstein7
Will they check the link between FOX News and Red China?

Guess who been supplying Red China with
technology and information consulting services since 1995?
Wonder what part klintoon played in this deal?
Chinabyte aims to target the rapid expansion of both
the PC market and Internet sector in China,
providing technology and information consulting services
and support to China's rapidly expanding information technology sector...

News Corporation (AKA FOX NEWS) List of Companies,
Chairman and Chief Executive: K. Rupert Murdoch


Check the description of Chinabyte.com

Chinabyte.com is the merged entity between Beijing PDN Xinren Information Technology Co Ltd (www.chinabyte.com, www.cseek.com) and Chongqing Yesky Technology Co Ltd (www.yesky.com). PDN was established by News Corporation and People's Daily in 1995 while Yesky was established by Chinese PC Weekly and International Data Group in 1999. Both companies decided to merge to form the undisputable No 1 IT Chinese portal in April 2001.

Chinabyte aims to target the rapid expansion of both the PC market and Internet sector in China, providing technology and information consulting services and support to China's rapidly expanding information technolgy sector, establishing a world class Chinese site for all Chinese, as well as tapping the IT publication market. It has three websites, with Chinabyte.com focusing on advanced users, Yesky.com focusing on public users, while Cseek providing leading Chinese search engine services.

Number of Employees: 80 In Operation Since: 1995
16 posted on 06/08/2004 12:11:12 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (If it quacks like a Peking Duck........)
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To: clerk; jmstein7
Think it through.

Fire with fire.

Thank Heavens! I thought for a minute JM had lost his mind!

17 posted on 06/08/2004 12:21:35 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: reformed_democrat

LOL!!!

Not my words :)


18 posted on 06/08/2004 12:23:41 PM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7
How are the ads coming? I saw a thread a few weeks ago talking about some of your work that was going to be running on cable.

We're still not organized here. The good news is, I believe I've given one of the lawyers ulcers (he was the chief opponent). Maybe he'll be replaced with someone more inclined to my way of thinking. :)

19 posted on 06/08/2004 12:33:14 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: jmstein7
bump !

20 posted on 06/08/2004 12:33:25 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: reformed_democrat

One needs to have the media report on itself. The best way to do that is to a: allow them to relate somehow to the topic, b: allow them to feel a connection in someway even though it is for the 'wrong reason' as they see it and c: tick them off... one of them will write something horrible about the site and then it will be on the road to making a difference. A major magazine has already contacted and interviewed about the site. Whether they publish of course is up to them.


21 posted on 06/08/2004 12:48:37 PM PDT by clerk
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To: clerk
One needs to have the media report on itself.
a: allow them to relate somehow to the topic,
b: allow them to feel a connection in someway even though it is for the 'wrong reason' as they see it and
c: tick them off...

Sounds like a plan to me. I think I'll pass the URL around and see if I can't drum up some business for you.

22 posted on 06/08/2004 12:56:23 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: reformed_democrat

Thanks. There is a nice simple form at the site if you are a member that invites people to join the jury. It is sent from the member, not the site.


23 posted on 06/08/2004 2:34:05 PM PDT by clerk
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To: jmstein7

Good idea bump.


24 posted on 06/09/2004 3:33:20 AM PDT by GOPJ
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