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  • Malkin's handy history of Fake Noose(BHM?)

    02/20/2019 5:09:23 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/20/2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media”? Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett’s absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone’s a Johnny-come-lately debunker. And everyone’s making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle? I’m especially looking at you, Robin Roberts. You and ABC’s...
  • McCabe Gets Weird on NPR, Refuses to Answer About Lying Under Oath

    02/19/2019 8:02:41 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/19/2019 | Tim Graham
    NPR's Morning Edition on Monday split its Andrew McCabe interview into two segments. On the home page they were promoting Russiagate: "Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts." On air, that segment never mentioned his lying under oath to the FBI. There was a second segment simply titled "Andrew McCabe Discusses His Firing." McCabe's answers were often refusals to answer, which Inskeep spun as "exceptionally careful." Kudos to NPR for trying to explore it, briefly.
  • Nolte: Networks Refuse to Cover Senate’s ‘No Russia Collusion’ Report

    02/18/2019 8:10:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2019 | John Nolte
    The same networks that spent 2,202 minutes of collective airtime to push the Russia Collusion Media-Hoax are refusing to cover the Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since...
  • Lara Logan Calls Media, "Mostly Liberal" "I Am Committing Professional Suicide"

    02/18/2019 11:02:39 AM PST · by gaijin · 33 replies
    MediaIte ^ | Feb 18th, 2019 | Ken Meyer
    (snip) "[At Israel's Wailing Wall]...women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men. To me, that’s a great representation of the American media, is that in this tiny little corner where the women pray you’ve got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever, right? All of them." Logan continued by saying President Donald Trump‘s press coverage is a case and point of how the media produces a “distortion” by boiling things...
  • CBS’s Lara Logan on Media Bias: ‘Unless You Seek Out Breitbart,’ You Won’t See the ‘Other Side’

    02/18/2019 10:54:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Feb 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Lara Logan, foreign correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes, said Breitbart News offers “the other side” of news media relative to what she described as a mostly left-wing and partisan Democrat news landscape in the U.S. and abroad. She offered her remarks in an interview published last Friday with the Mike Drop podcast, hosted by retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland.Ritland characterized U.S. news media as “absurdly left-leaning” and supportive of Democrats, further describing the status quo of American news media’s left-wing and partisan Democrat biases as a “huge f__ing problem” and “disaster for this country.”Logan concurred, “I agree with that. That’s...
  • 12 Establishment Media Journalists Who Fueled the Jussie Smollett Flames

    02/17/2019 7:17:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Establishment media journalists and pundits uncritically accepted and promoted Jussie Smollett’s elaborate “hate crime” story, just one week after the mainstream media fostered the false narrative surrounding the Covington Catholic students, resulting in a laundry list of impending defamation lawsuits. Here’s 12 establishment media commentators and journalists who fueled the Jussie Smollett flames with impassioned and uncritical reactions to the Empire actor’s imaginative account of his supposed run-in with Trump supporters in “MAGA country” Chicago. 1. Eugene Scott – Washington Post‘s The Fix reporter 2. Don Lemon – CNN journalist 3. Yamiche Alcindor – PBS NewsHour White House correspondent 4....
  • Trump: THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

    02/17/2019 6:43:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 17, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
  • Republicans in California: Can the GOP Survive?

    02/15/2019 5:53:26 PM PST · by SFmom · 33 replies
    Commonwealth Club ^ | February 5, 2019 | Commonwealth Club
    A panel discussion of California Republicans: Catherine Baker, FORMER Assemblywomen R-16; Kevin Faulkoner, Mayor of San Diego; Kristin Olsen, FORMER Minority Leader, California State Assembly, etc. etc.; Matt Shupe, Director John Cox for Governor and Chair of Republican party in Contra Costa county (East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area); Snarky Moderator Scott Shafer, KQED (PBS) Senior Political editor. All discussed how evil Trump was and how he cost them their races! I attended and feel obligated to report on this pathetic exercise.
  • WaPo Fact-Checker: Ocasio-Cortez Team’s Lies About The Green New Deal FAQ Earn … Zero Pinocchios!?

    02/11/2019 7:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2019 | AllahPundit
    If you missed it Saturday, read this to see just how far her advisors went in BSing about the infamous line on the GND fact sheet about “economic security” for those who are “unwilling to work.” It takes stones to go on the other party’s favorite cable news network and insist to their faces that that document was a fabrication rather than something that was posted on Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional website.And it takes elephant-sized stones to amplify that lie to your three million Twitter followers, which is what AOC herself did when she retweeted the clip without comment.WaPo can’t muster...
  • NY Times Headline: ‘Ocasio-Cortez Team Flubs A Green New Deal Summary, And Republicans Pounce’

    02/11/2019 7:13:18 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 32 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-11-19 | John Sexton
    Earlier today I wrote about the Washington Post’s summary of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ efforts to walk back an embarrassing FAQ which her office used as part of the rollout for the Green New Deal. As bad as the Post story was in some ways, at least it managed to convey some of the embarrassing twists and turns this story has taken over the past four days. The NY Times published a summary today which omits all the troubling details and manages to work in the standard “Republicans pounce” formula used routinely by the media for any story that embarrasses a Democrat....
  • Democrats Squirm as Lindsay Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

    02/11/2019 8:12:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution. Let’s vote on the Green New Deal! Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change. https://t.co/VKTIyfnDCY— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019 The Daily Caller: Graham knows the Green New Deal would never pass Congress. In fact, Democrats aren’t united behind the bill, which moderates fear will alienate key bases of their support, including unions. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the Green New...
  • Big Data's Subsidization of Big Media

    02/10/2019 8:32:16 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 10 replies
    Sultan Kinish ^ | Feb. 09, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media is dying. Read about it in the media. Facebook is pumping $300 million into the media. And that’s after the Google News Initiative shoved $300 million into fighting “fake news” and helping struggling media outlets like the New York Times. These aren’t investments. They’re charitable donations by Big Data to Big Brother. Take Jeff Bezos taking $250 million, a little more than the $215 million he makes a day, and using it to buy the Washington Post, not because it’s a good business opportunity, but a good political one. The media isn’t worth investing in. TV and cable...
  • Americans don't trust the media, and for good reason

    08/18/2017 4:14:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/17 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ....As journalists, we’re supposed to sort through press releases, talking points and propaganda, using them only to the extent they enlighten us as to what special interests want to believe: Is it true? Is it the whole story? Who wants you to think it and why? Are they trying to deflect attention from other facts or a more important story? Finding these answers is a basic part of our job. Instead, we’re willing repositories for all kinds of narratives. We report — as if news — press releases from the government, corporations, special interests or nonprofits (that are often undisclosed...
  • NYT big Jill Abramson accused of plagiarism in new book, and boy, is it bad

    02/07/2019 7:59:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Jill Abramson, the former New York Times editor who carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse for comfort, has written quite a book, trying to describe the news industry the same way the great David Halberstam once did in "The Powers That Be" in the 1970s. She examines four news outfits, plus Facebook, in an attempt to replicate Halberstam's tome about how the news industry evolved in her new book, titled: "Merchants of Truth." Her conclusion? Legacy media rules. Upstart media has no value. After a big buildup from this, she's got a problem: She's being accused of plagiarism. Here's the New York Times's generally positive review from...
  • N.M. Governor Pulls National Guard From Border, Citing A 'Charade' At Federal Level

    02/06/2019 10:04:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | February 6, 201910:25 AM ET | Bill Chappell
    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the majority of National Guard troops deployed at her state's Southern border to withdraw, condemning what she called a "charade of border fear-mongering" by President Trump, who has warned of an immigration emergency in the region. "I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border," Lujan Grisham said, adding that the area has "some of the safest communities in the country." The governor's order covers most of New Mexico's deployed troops, along with Guard members who have traveled from Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire,...
  • New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

    02/02/2019 6:17:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    npr ^ | 2/1/19 | Rob Stein
    A scientist in New York is conducting experiments designed to modify DNA in human embryos as a step toward someday preventing inherited diseases, NPR has learned. For now, the work is confined to a laboratory. But the research, if successful, would mark another step toward turning CRISPR, a powerful form of gene editing, into a tool for medical treatment. A Chinese scientist sparked international outrage in November when he announced that he had used the same technique to create the world's first gene-edited human babies. He said his goal was to protect them from infection with HIV, a claim that...
  • Mike Daisey on Real Time with Bill Maher (Bill Maher duped by fabricated Apple-Foxconn story)

    03/17/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/6/2012 | mdaisey
    Mike Daisey, creator of THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, talks with Bill Maher about Apple's human rights violations in China, where thousands toil making iPhones and iPads in miserable working conditions while Apple realizes record-shattering profits. Learn more at http://mikedaisey.com/ VIDEO
  • 'This American Life' issues retraction episode over Foxconn report

    03/16/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 9 replies
    Engadget ^ | 16MAR12 | Brian Heater
    This American Life is airing a new episode today titled "Retraction." The title and show are a direct response to the January 6th edition of the popular public radio program titled "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory," an adaptation of a one-man show that helped put Cupertino's involvement with Foxconn back in the public spotlight. "Regrettably," the show's producers write in the description of this week's episode, "we have discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated." The hour-long show has been dedicated to clearing up some of the misconceptions, including an interview with Mike Daisey to...
  • This American Life retracts Apple episode, says Daisey fabricated parts

    03/16/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT · by epithermal · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 16, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The public radio show This American Life has retracted an entire storyline told by comedian and self-described Apple fanboy Mike Daisey that aired in early January after Daisey's translator said he made up significant details of the tale. In a press release, the show says the episode was the most popular in its history and was downloaded 888,000 times. The episode also sparked a petition for Apple to improve its working conditions that was signed by a quarter of a million people.
  • VIDEO: Apple Factory Critic Admits Fabricating Stories

    03/17/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2012 | Buzz 60
    The activist actor who campaigned against working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones now admits he fabricated much of his "reporting." Mike Daisey went on NPR's This American Life and theater stages and TV talk shows with emotional tales of shocking hardships. Now Tim Minton says moral outrage is against him.VIDEO