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  • White House turns press corps into anti-social distancing props

    06/05/2020 6:08:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies ^ | Betsy Klein and Bryan Stelter
    Members of the White House press corps became the latest political prop in President Donald Trump's quest to reopen the country on Friday. The White House Correspondents Association said the administration's conduct "violated the federal government's guidelines on social distancing and needlessly put reporters' health at risk." The White House set up press seats for a Friday event in the Rose Garden, which was billed as a news conference, though Trump ended up taking no questions from reporters. The folding chairs were originally placed six feet apart, just like they have been since April, in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • After backlash, New York Times admits it should not have run Tom Cotton op-ed

    06/04/2020 4:36:02 PM PDT · by norcal joe · 37 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Mike Murphy
    The New York Times NYT, -1.29% admitted Thursday it erred in publishing an op-ed column by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the military to quell protests. The hawkish, one-sided column published Wednesday outraged many, including staff members, many of whom tweeted in solidarity : "Running this puts black @nytimes staff in danger." In a statement late Thursday, the Times said Cotton's piece did not meet its standards, though it did not explain exactly why it was published. "We've examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication. This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to...
  • Ron Milner: I would like to thank every liberal, Antifa, democrat, low-info voter, crooked politician, Karen, professor, and left wing freak for showing the world that I made the right decision when I left that godless diseased corpse of a party.

    06/04/2020 8:24:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 2, 2020 | Ron Milner
    I would like to thank every liberal, Antifa, democrat, low-info voter, crooked politician, Karen, professor, and left wing freak for showing the world that I made the right decision when I left that godless diseased corpse of a party.
  • McEnany Pummels Jim Acosta With Facts About the Right Police Have to Defend Themselves

    06/03/2020 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    During a briefing Wednesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, specifically CNN's Jim Acosta, that the police and other law enforcement officers have the right to defend themselves. Her comments came after the Trump administration was accused of having "peaceful protestors" tear gassed and physically removed from Lafayette Park on Monday evening. "No tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany explained. "No-one was tear gassed, let me make that clear. That's been confirmed by DOD and Park Services as well." "Let me go back and address what happened, there has been a...
  • MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's ratings slide continues despite unprecedented news cycle

    06/03/2020 11:10:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC’s most popular program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” continued in May its extended nosedive in the cable news ratings, and some critics say it’s because the show's eponymous host has spent the past several years misleading viewers. Maddow finished the month of May behind five different Fox News programs in total viewership, including non-primetime shows “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Maddow’s performance in May was even more alarming among the key demographic of adults age 25-54, where she averaged 455,000 viewers to finish tied for No. 7 in cable news, behind five different Fox News shows and...
  • How the Media Fans the Flames: A clear-cut case of self-defense becomes a hate crime.

    06/03/2020 10:48:00 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 3, 2020 | John Jiang
    Imagine that you were, god forbid, a journalist. You’ve been assigned to relay the facts of a fatal shooting. The scene is a bar in the middle of a rioting city with its windows smashed in and a group of people gathered outside. The bar owner’s father comes out to confront them, and one of them knocks the old man to the ground. At this point the bar owner himself comes out and, indicating that he has a gun on his person, and demands that the group leave — only to be tackled to the ground as well. The owner...
  • America Must Find a way to Hold the Media Accountable for its Serial Mendacity

    06/03/2020 5:37:33 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    LetÂ’s revisit one of the Campaign UpdateÂ’s recurring themes, which is that the corrupt national news media establishment, like the Democrat Party, represents a true existential threat to our countryÂ’s survival in its current form. If we cannot find some means of holding these disloyal and destructive media outlets accountable for their systemic and pernicious false reporting, and do it soon, then the United States will descend into chaos and possibly a second Civil War. Mollie Hemingway put it bluntly in a tweet yesterday: Mollie âś” @MZHemingway The disconnect between reality and media coverage is disorienting, angering, terrifying. 46.8K 7:57...
  • The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots

    06/03/2020 6:18:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots. It seems no great event or upheaval in our national life can pass now without the media lying to our faces about it.They lied about the Trump campaign colluding with Russia in 2016. They lied about the Mueller probe and Brett Kavanaugh and former national security adviser Mike Flynn. They lied about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president and the impeachment farce that ensued. They lied about the coronavirus and the lockdowns and the White House...
  • Vanity - TV Commercials all have virtue signaling, all local news the same in MN

    06/02/2020 10:49:22 PM PDT · by jurroppi1 · 27 replies
    Self | 6-3-2020 | Self
    Anybody else seeing all of the SJW/virtue signaling commercials and banners on their TV on all shows, news, etc? It's just so saccharine how much they are pandering to the element of society that is systematically trying to bring down our nation. There is no attempt to disguise the agenda here, it is just overt as can be. Newcasters interview protesters saying they want and expect charges filed on all 4 police officers in the George Floyd "Murder" and they want 4 convictions - no sense of irony in their calls for "justice". They are taunting anyone who disagrees or...
  • Gaslighting the Country: The media cover for violent thugs.

    06/02/2020 5:49:16 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | June 2, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    ...The media and some in the Democratic Party have been complicit in covering for the group, repeating the absurd point that Antifa stands for “anti-fascist”—implying that to be against Antifa must mean that you are a fascist. This schoolyard logic works as a one-liner on television, where no one can counter it. Maybe the media are also afraid. One of the only journalists to cover Antifa was beaten savagely, and remains subject to threats. And as we saw in Atlanta, where rioters invaded the headquarters of CNN, even left-wing, Democrat-friendly corporate media are vulnerable to attack. Many have pointed out...
  • That 'White Nationalists Causing George Floyd Riot Chaos' Talking Point Took Another Devastating Blow

    06/02/2020 8:03:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | Matt Vespa
    It was yet another night of rioting and looting. Granted, in some areas, the chaos was not nearly as bad as the previous night. Fox News’ Kevin Corke reported that while last night’s law enforcement response was not perfect, it wasn’t nearly as anarchic. That’s probably because every law enforcement agency and their mother were out to ensure the curfew was enforced. For Democrats out there struggling to figure out how to control their cities, a big police presence pretty much ensures law and order is re-established. Just saying. Yet, as the rioting intensified over the past couple of days,...
  • Terrifying moment MSNBC reporter is hit by tear gas canister live on the air as Seattle police surge toward George Floyd protesters

    06/02/2020 2:34:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2020 | Ariel Zilber
    Seattle police fired flash bangs and tear gas to break up a crowd of demonstrators on a baseball field in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of the city – and an MSNBC reporter and her crew were among those forced to disperse. The frightening video footage shows Jo Ling Kent reporting live on the air of the cable news channel late on Monday night, when police surged toward an area packed with demonstrators and used crowd-dispersal methods. As Kent begins her report, several flash bangs are heard exploding in the background. There are also several small explosions resembling fireworks. Kent, who...
  • Where are they getting this crap? "White Supremacist Anti-Fa?"

    06/01/2020 10:38:53 PM PDT · by GraceG · 51 replies
    I really want to know, several liberal acquaintances have told me that the rioters and looters are "White Supremacists" who are dressed up as protesters. Of course those same knuckleheads REEEEEE when I suggest that arresting anyone looting is a good thing? What the holy hell, who and what media orgs are spreading this crap?
  • Video: Journalists Beaten, Robbed By Black Lives Matter Protesters Live On Air

    06/01/2020 4:43:52 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 28 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 06.01.2020 | Alex D.
    Reporter Omar Jimenez has been arrested live on television in Minneapolis while reporting on widespread looting and riots throughout the city. He was live on-air speaking about the situation when police in riot gear arrested Mr. Jimenez, placing him in handcuffs. The police then led him to a waiting patrol car. The mainstream media was in shock and that was the news of the day, even do the reporter was released just on hour later without being harmed! But the mainstream media failed to report attacks on reporters when they are committed by the BLM. During the latest protests in...
  • Walter Lippmann explains why journalists apply the label of protesters to rioters

    05/31/2020 8:14:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Journalism today likes to provoke us, do you feel provoked? In the blueprint for modern journalism, "Public Opinion", Lippmann wrote on Page 355 the following: It is a problem of provoking feeling in the reader, of inducing him to feel a sense of personal identification with the stories he is reading. News which does not offer this opportunity to introduce oneself into the struggle which it depicts cannot appeal to a wide audience. The audience must participate in the news, much as it participates in the drama, by personal identification. Just as everyone holds his breath when the heroine is...
  • Trump's press secretary smacks down a stupid liberal question about COVID-19 deaths

    05/31/2020 7:11:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/31/2020 | Bill Dunne
    Kayleigh McEnany's White House press briefings instantly became must-watch TV when she first took the podium on May 1. You need only watch one to see why, and it's not because of her looks. Or at least not entirely. The one on Tuesday, May 26, was particularly entertaining, first as a display of a certain kind of journalism and second as show of how faulty data can still have their uses. The fireworks began when Ryan Lizza had his chance to pop a question. Lizza is a decent representative of the type. Since graduating from U.C. Berkeley in the mid-1990s,...
  • Black CNN reporter is arrested live on air by Minnesota state police while reporting on Minneapolis riots over George Floyd's killing

    05/29/2020 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 29, 2020 | jennifer smith
    A black CNN reporter was arrested live on air on Friday morning by Minnesota State Patrol while reporting on the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes. CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was put in handcuffs and led away from his team of producers this morning at 5.11am CT after the team was moved down the street by police in riot gear. According to one of his colleagues, the crew was told he was being arrested for refusing to move when he'd been told to but he...
  • Kayleigh to White House reporter: "I answered your question once, and if you ask it twice, it doesn't make it any better of a question."

    05/29/2020 7:44:43 AM PDT · by rintintin · 22 replies
    Joel Pollack twitter ^ | May 26 2020 | Kayleigh Mcenany (cia Joel Pollack tweet)
    "I answered your question once, and if you ask it twice, it doesn't make it any better of a question." - @PressSec (Kayleigh McEnany)
  • Jeff Zucker: Most CNN Employees Won't Return to the Office this Year

    05/28/2020 11:40:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/20 | Joshua Caplin
    CNN network president Jeff Zucker said in a company-wide memo Wednesday that “the majority” of CNN employees will not return to the network’s office this year due to health concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus, according to a report. Zucker wrote, as was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter: We expect that the majority of you will not be able to return to our offices this calendar year. What happens after that is still a question mark, as well. No doubt the world, and our understanding of the way COVID-19 continues to shape our lives and our work, will change countless times...
  • NBC Bans Reporters From Using The Word ‘Riot’ In Coverage Of Minnesota Riots

    05/28/2020 12:34:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2020 | William Davis
    NBC is prohibiting reporters from using the word “riot” in its coverage of violent outbursts in Minnesota that have occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd. “While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as ‘protests’–not riots,” NBC host Craig Melvin wrote on Twitter Thursday.