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  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

    08/16/2018 2:30:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th August 2018 | BBC News
    More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks and promote a free press. The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president's "dirty war" against the media, using the hashtag #EnemyOfNone. Mr Trump has derided media reports as "fake news" and attacked journalists as "enemies of the people". And he tweeted on Thursday: "The fake news media is the opposition party." "It is very bad for our great country... But we are winning!" https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1030074380397752320 UN experts have warned that Mr Trump's comments about the media raise...
  • These are the newspapers telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

    08/16/2018 6:36:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2018 | Madison Park, Faith Karimi and Emily Smith
    About 350 newspapers in the United States will have editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's description of the media as the "enemy of the people." Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump's anti-press rhetoric.
  • Newspaper Industry Seeks Character Assassination of President As Antifa Wants to Kill Him

    08/13/2018 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    It’s time to put aside blowhard journalists of the mainstream and social media and anarchy-seeking Antifa Without ever blinking a jaundiced eye, 100 newspapers will follow the Boston Globe’s directive on Thursday with a collective hit job on President Donald Trump. At press time, not a single newspaper had stepped forward to state that this is proof positive that there is no such thing as an objective free press; that what the Boston Globe is calling for is nothing less than a coordinated hate attack.
  • Opinion: Trump's giveaway to Big Oil will accelerate climate change

    08/08/2018 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | August 8, 2018 | By Leah C. Stokes
    Rather than saving people money in gas costs, cleaning up the air, or dealing with the climate crisis, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back automobile fuel efficiency standards -- proposing to freeze the policy in a few short years. Since cars and trucks are the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, the existing regulations are crucial in the effort to stop the climate crisis. Limiting pollution for cars is also important for human health, because dirty air from cars is bad for all of us. We know the public will lose from this rollback....
  • TSA looking at $300 million in cuts, including air marshals and employee benefits

    08/04/2018 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 15 replies
    CNN vis MSN.com ^ | 8/4/2018 | Rene Marsh
    A new internal document obtained by CNN shows the Transportation Security Administration's proposal to eliminate screening at more than 150 small to medium sized airports is just one of several cost-saving measures the agency is discussing. The document, which an agency source says TSA Administrator David Pekoske was briefed on last month, shows how the TSA could save more than $300 million in 2020.
  • Challenge for Jim Acosta

    08/03/2018 9:23:11 AM PDT · by asinclair · 15 replies
    today | self
    When I was involved in debate club, one thing that was hammered home was that a good debater can argue both sides of a question. I've seen Acosta present one side; what do you think would happen if he had to present the other?
  • Sarah Sanders' dishonest defense of Trump and his assault on the free press reaches a new low

    08/03/2018 8:16:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 3, 2018 | by Matt Simon
    $180,000. That’s how much Sarah Sanders earns a year as White House Press Secretary. She joins 23 other White House employees in that top salary bracket. That means this is also how much she is paid to spread lies to the American people and peddle conspiracy theories on behalf of the president of the United States of America. Sanders has had her current job for a little over a year. But it’s become increasingly clear that there are very few limits to what she will do when it comes to making excuses for her boss. Being the press secretary is...
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • Super-Booze Me

    07/24/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock first shot to national attention with his 2004 film Super Size Me. He ate nothing but McDonald’s food and chronicled his ill health during that time. Spurlock and his film became a cultural phenomenon. He received the Best Director award at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy award. But what if McDonald’s wasn’t the real problem with his health? Each day during his month-long experiment, he ate all his meals only at McDonald’s, and he ate large servings by any restaurant’s standards. No one forced him. By the experiment’s end, he reported experiencing shakes (as...
  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...
  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • Kennedy's retirement .. an enabler of Trump's pro-business, racist, anti-woman agenda

    06/27/2018 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 27, 2018 | by Scott Lemieux
    After a Supreme Court term that saw one conservative victory after another, the final blow fell on Wednesday afternoon: Justice Anthony Kennedy (who has been the median vote on the Supreme Court since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006) announced his retirement. It is almost impossible to overstate the significance of this. Anthony Kennedy’s legacy could have been as a conservative respected for providing key votes to uphold a woman’s right to choose and the right-to-same sex marriage. Instead, he shall be remembered as one of the most important allies of Donald Trump’s pro-business white nationalism. What’s particularly...
  • ESPN's Body Issue features same-sex couple on cover for first time

    06/27/2018 11:39:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Kit Ramgopal
    <p>ESPN’s Body Issue has celebrated the nude and semi-nude bodies of athletes - from football players to yachtsmen - every year since 2009. And this year, in its 10th annual issue, it made history by featuring a same-sex couple on the cover for the first time.</p>
  • New York Times pitches its honeytrap reporter Ali Watkins over the side (barf alert)

    06/26/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/25/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The New York Times is doing stories on its own reporter, a perfect instance of meta-reportage, under the pious guise of how the Ali Watkins revelations of sleeping with sources – multiple sources, it turns out – "rattled the Washington media." Really? Never seen a news agency do a full investigative piece, full of unsourced gossip, about one of its own reporters and her love life, from all her chatty, unnamed colleagues, as straight news. It's actually more like high school. It also suggests that the NYT higher-ups are getting ready to get rid of her. Maybe they care about...
  • NBC NEWS: “WE” HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HURT TRUMP

    06/23/2018 10:29:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6-22-2018 | John Hinderaker
    Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts:
  • Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un

    06/15/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 15, 2018 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have "good chemistry." "Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head," Mr. Trump told Fox News' Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. "Don't let anyone...
  • Iran spokesman warns Kim about nuclear agreement with Trump

    06/12/2018 2:30:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Associated Press
    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the Iranian government is warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea. The semi-official Fars news agency quotes Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, as saying Tuesday: "We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad." Nobakht's remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and North Korea's Kim concluded their nuclear summit. The U.S. pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May.
  • NBC Analysis: The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

    06/12/2018 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    SINGAPORE - Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator. He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.” For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and perilous evidence of incoherence. For his allies, they’re a reminder of his no-apologies approach to foreign policy. For everyone, it's a reminder that the Trump Doctrine, as one senior White House official told the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is "We're America, Bitch." But Trump has also increasingly shown an affinity for the idea that...
  • Analyst: Trump's G-7 performance was "geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing"

    06/11/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 11, 2018 | By DAVID MORGAN
    President Trump's break with American allies at the G-7 Summit was the worst foreign policy outing of his presidency, and the worst summit since they started back in 1975, according to Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group. Bremmer called Mr. Trump's performance "the geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing." German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the president's reversal "via tweet" from signing onto the G-7 statement was "sobering and a bit depressing." On "CBS This Morning" Monday, Bremmer, said, "It was Trump unable to control his emotional impulses in doing something that I am sure felt very satisfying...