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  • Poll Underlines Liberal Dominance in TV News

    04/10/2019 5:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 10, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The Hollywood Reporter performed a poll on the news media, and the finding is still unexpected and shocking to some. The headline was "Americans Think All Network News Channels Lean Liberal, Poll Finds." Common sense has won. Can we dispose of the ridiculous fiction that the network news product is objective, strictly balanced and nonpartisan? The poll of 2,200 Americans from March 28 to April 2 asked if certain media outlets are "more liberal" or "more conservative" or have "no political lean." The Big Three networks averaged 35 percent "more liberal" and about 20 percent "no political lean." Count on...
  • McClatchy Follows BuzzFeed, Vice, and Others in Cutting Staff

    02/01/2019 10:45:49 PM PST · by Enterprise · 61 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | CHUCK STROUSE
    "We are changing the size of the workforce to align with the revenue," says Jeanne Segal, McClatchy's director of public relations and communications.
  • Vice Media Hit with Huge Layoffs, 250 Workers Let Go

    02/01/2019 7:23:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc announced to employees Friday morning that the news outlet will slash its headcount by 10 percent as part of a “strategic” restructuring. A Vice Media spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that 250 of its 2500 staffers will be let go to refocus its growth efforts in production and branded content. Employees from departments, including finance and IT, are expected to be impacted by the decision. “Having finalized the 2019 budget, our focus shifts to executing our goals and hitting our marks,” Dubuc (pictured) wrote in a company-wide memo. “We will make Vice the best manifestation...
  • In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

    11/25/2018 7:52:03 PM PST · by Musket · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-25-2018 | Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy, Andrew Tran
    Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.
  • CNN boss: If we break away from Trump coverage 'the audience goes away'

    11/01/2018 1:42:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | John Bowden
    CNN President Jeff Zucker said his network's audience would dwindle if its news programming shifted away from covering President Trump. In an interview published in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Zucker said the reason why CNN spends much of the day reporting on Trump's day-to-day activities and his rhetoric stems from viewer demand. “People say all the time, ‘Oh, I don’t want to talk about Trump, I’ve had too much Trump,’ ” Zucker told Vanity Fair. “And yet at the end of the day, all they want to do is talk about Trump." "We’ve seen that anytime you break...
  • Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election (Assoc Press agitprop)

    09/16/2018 4:53:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Assoc Press ^ | September 16, 2018 | By JULIE PACE, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.</p> <p>In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn’t be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be how voters feel about Trump. And the majority of the electorate, including a sizable percentage of Republican-leaning voters, doesn’t feel good about the president, according to a presentation from pollster Neil Newhouse that spanned dozens of pages.</p>
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 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...
  • CNN's Acosta: Media Should Make Buttons To Combat 'CNN Sucks,' Protest On Pennsylvania Ave

    08/03/2018 8:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 3, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN correspondent Jim Acosta discusses his question to press secretary Sarah Sanders, when she refused to say that the press was not the enemy of the American people. Acosta was so distressed that he walked out of Thursday's press briefing. Acosta came up with an idea to combat the 'CNN sucks' chants of Trump supporters: "I think maybe we should make some bumper stickers. Make some buttons, you know maybe we should go out on Pennsylvania Avenue like these folks who chant CNN sucks and fake news, maybe we should go out, all journalists should go out on Pennsylvania Avenue...
  • Biased media reap what they sowed with Trump

    08/02/2018 4:13:40 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 28 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-02-1018 | Herald Staff
    If the media can dish it out, they should be prepared to take it. Tuesday night, at a Trump rally in Tampa, Fla., Jim Acosta complained about the crowd booing him, even making it part of his on-air bit with Wolf Blitzer. “You can hear there is a chorus of boos and other chants from this Trump crowd here — saying things like ‘CNN sucks,’ ‘go home’ and ‘fake news,’ ” Acosta complained. Then, in what has become a ritual with Acosta, he signed off with some virtue-signalling and then gave a nod to his own, insurmountable dedication to journalism in...
  • Democratic socialist writer levels with voters: We want to ‘end capitalism’

    08/02/2018 10:41:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/18 | Adam Shaw
    Well, that escalated quickly. The rise of “democratic socialism” has been one of the key developments in the Democratic Party in recent years, first with the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and more recently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win over party mainstay Rep. Joe Crowley in New York. One of the ways the movement is presented is with the claim that this is not your grandfather’s socialism -- or the socialism of the former Soviet Union, Venezuela or other failed states. It’s more “Scandinavian health care” than overthrowing the bourgeoisie. But now a democratic socialist writer is leveling with voters,...
  • Headlines They Wish They Could Write, Episode 2

    08/02/2018 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    Original content | 8/2/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, we heard from CNN, who decried Trump and his supporters for insulting and heckling them ... and repeated the oft-inferred comparison to fascism and Nazism. Iexpected these headlines: CBS: “Trump Criticized For Resisting Our Narrative; Experts Shocked” NYT: “Evil Racist Ignorant Fascist Bastard Trump Accuses Media of Bias” NBC: “Without Any Provocation, Trump Wildly Lashes Out At News Groups” CNN: “DEATH TO ANYONE WHO ACCUSES US OF INCITING VIOLENCE!” MSNBC: “What A Nazi Trump Is. F&$^ Him. What A C*$&*$&#R.” I didn't make it a daily thing, that would be forced. I'll make a new episode when warranted.
  • Sarah Sanders vs CNN Jim Acosta in EXPLOSIVE Exchange at White House Press Briefing

    08/02/2018 12:03:13 PM PDT · by iontheball · 124 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2, 2018 | You Tube President Press Conference
    Sarah Sanders lowers the boom on Acosta and WH press corps.
  • I was attacked at a restaurant and mocked for my looks and it's the media's fault complains ...

    08/02/2018 12:35:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | 08/02/2018 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders visbly upset some journalists during a briefing on Thursday when she complained about physical dangers she has faced in her job and her unprecedented need for Secret Service protection, and blamed the reporters in the room for causing it. Challenging her directly, one reporter responded: 'Tell that to the five dead journalists in Maryland.' On June 28 a gunman stormed the newsroom at the Annapolis Capital newspaper and shot dead John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters and Rebecca Smith. Another journalist at the White House Thursday griped afterward: 'She’s going to get...
  • THAT’LL teach him! Dem senators introduce resolution telling Trump to stop ostracizing CNN

    08/01/2018 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 96 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08-01-2018 | Doug P
    Apparently some Democrats in the Senate have had enough of President Trump’s “fake news” allegations, especially in the wake of all the “CNN sucks” chants at yesterday’s Trump rally in Tampa, and are taking immediate empty action:
  • CNN's Acosta: I'm worried Trump's rhetoric toward media 'will result in somebody getting hurt'

    07/31/2018 9:49:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Max Greenwood
    CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta expressed concern on Tuesday with the way President Trump's supporters heckle members of the press, warning that the president's rhetoric could "result in somebody getting hurt." Acosta posted a video from Trump's rally in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday showing supporters shouting down members of the press. At one point, one man in the crowd looks into the camera and yells, "stop lying." "Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa," Acosta tweeted. "I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative...
  • New York Times tells Trump: Don't call reporters enemies of the people

    07/29/2018 5:24:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th July 2018 | BBC News
    The publisher of the New York Times has urged President Donald Trump not to continue labelling reporters "enemies of the people", saying it could "lead to violence" against the media. AG Sulzberger made the details of their off-the-record meeting public after Mr Trump tweeted about it. In his initial tweet, the president said it had been a "very good" meeting. But he later accused media of putting people's lives at risk through their reporting. His first tweet read: "Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News...
  • Times publisher asks Trump to reconsider anti-media rhetoric (blah, blah, blah...)

    07/29/2018 4:41:46 PM PDT · by cba123 · 39 replies
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times said Sunday he “implored” President Donald Trump at a private White House meeting this month to reconsider his broad attacks on journalists, calling the president’s anti-press rhetoric “not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.” (whaaah)
  • Battleground Poll: Only 11% of Trump Voters Trust #FakeNews Mainstream Media

    07/29/2018 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    GP ^ | Juy 28,2018 | Jim Hoft
    In a new CBS Battleground poll — 91% of Trump supporters ignore the fake news mainstream media. Only 11% of Trump supporters trust the fake news mainstream media.
  • Donald Trump just said something truly terrifying

    07/25/2018 10:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    If you blinked, you might have missed it. At a speech in Kansas City to the VFW annual convention on Tuesday, President Donald Trump -- amid one of his trademark anti-media rants -- said this (emphasis mine): "Stick with us. Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. ... What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."I know I keep saying this, BUT: That is an absolutely remarkable thing for any elected leader to say -- especially when that leader is the most powerful person in the country. And I know I keep...
  • You are not that important, newspapers

    07/24/2018 8:55:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    Don Surber blog ^ | July 24, 2018 | Don Surber
    The collapse of the New York Daily News could not happen to a more deserving enterprise. The editors abused their power and debased the public discourse with cover pages that increasingly ridiculed the President of the United States, finally depicting the leader of the free world as a pile of poo poo. I get that they had the right to do that. I vehemently argue against what they did, and now having bored their sugar daddy billionaire, the editors find themselves adrift and unemployed under new owners who will not subsidize their infantile behavior. Staffs at other papers are rallying...