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Top 10 finest moments of Journalism in 2012.


By CaptainShuddup   Follow   Fri, 4 Jan 2013, 11:49am   408 views   9 comments
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10. The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife: Journalists love anything that tears down Christianity. Give them a spicy tale of Jesus’s wife and they treat it like it’s, well, gospel. The New York Times front-paged a story about a cell phone-sized scrap of papyrus that included the phrase: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’” CBS reporter Allen Pizzey claimed it “challenges the very foundation of Christian thinking.” When the Smithsonian pulled a planned documentary and experts said they thought the papyrus was bogus, journalists were reluctant to report that news.

9. $1.2 Billion Reasons to Complain About ABC: Jim Avila’s crusade against a meat company led to at least 2,000 lost jobs and more than half a billion dollars in economic damage. After that, we know where the beef is – in court. Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC for $1.2 billion for reporting that took a popular form of lean beef and rebranded it as “pink slime.” ABC’s agenda-based reporting gets dragged into the light for all to see. BPI’s operation is clean and professional. Can ABC say the same?

8. It’s All Racism: From MSNBC’s Touré to ESPN’s Rob Parker everything in post-racial America is still racial. Maybe they should focus more on the human race.

7. Occupying The Media: The Occupy Wall Street revolutionaries might not be in the news as much as they once were, but they still occupy the hearts of many journalists. That includes the riots, arson, violence, a bomb plot, intimidation of police and arrests (7,719 at last count). Journalists said it was America’s “Arab Spring” and despite constant coverage, paid little attention to the movement’s thuggery.

6. Guns Are Evil, Except When Team Obama Ships Them to Mexico: Shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, were awful tragedies made far worse by agenda-oriented reporting, especially by CNN. Yet when the “fast and furious” scandal killed up to 300 Mexicans with Obama admin-approved guns, few in the media cared.

5. The War on Women: The media’s war on women has become a self-defining fantasy where any support for traditional marriage, the life of babies or more is anti-womyn. Yet, when New York Times writer Jeré Longman attacks Olympian Lolo Jones just before her big race, he’s being a good custodian of the 1st Amendment.

4. The Deadly Islam Video: The murder of our ambassador to Libya and three others was a great example of how the media cover for the president. CNN’s Candy Crowley actually intervened in the presidential debate to side with Obama and derail discussion of Libya. Journalists followed the president’s lead and blamed a video for murderous protests and even the initial attack, instead of defending free speech.

3. Media Support for Gay Marriage: Newsies looked like an aging cast of “Glee,” with almost every major news organization showing its support for gay marriage. CNN’s Anderson Cooper came out; ABC weather guy Sam Champion even married his boyfriend. But coverage isn’t just about rights, it’s about wrongs – “journalistic” attacks on Chick-fil-A, a shooting against a conservative organization that opposes gay marriage and more.

2. We’re Not Dems, We Just Play Them On TV, and Everywhere Else: Democrats, er, journalists who love Sen. John Kerry, despite his wealth, attacked Mitt Romney for far less wealth on everything even his wife’s rehab horses, as well as his faith. Most media election coverage was more electioneering for Obama than journalism. We finally have a three-party system: Republicans, Democrats and The Media.

1. Let’s Pretend You’re Racist: The Trayvon Martin shooting was a tragedy. NBC’s awful reporting made it worse. Lawyers for George Zimmerman sued NBC after that network’s editing made the man look like a racist. NBC fired three employees but still maintains the video was doctored in an “error” network execs “deeply regret.” They better hope their jury pool won’t be as tainted as the Zimmerman trial.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/29/10-most-embarrassing-examples-media-coverage-in-2012/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2H2PH2zhD

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  1. marcus


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    1   5:09pm Fri 4 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Let me get this right. Fox News is complaining about bias in the media ?

    IT was so hard to choose but my favorite was definitely #4:

    The murder of our ambassador to Libya and three others was a great example of how the media cover for the president. CNN’s Candy Crowley actually intervened in the presidential debate to side with Obama and derail discussion of Libya. Journalists followed the president’s lead and blamed a video for murderous protests and even the initial attack, instead of defending free speech.

    "instead of defending free speech ?"

    Please break that last part about free speech down for me.

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    2   5:12pm Fri 4 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Trust me, if CAndy Crowley hadn't interupted (with the truth) ROmney might have made even more of a fool of himself.

    My favorite moment of any of the debates, "please proceed Governor."

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    There was no journalism in 2012.

    The only stories that could matter are news stories detailing financial crimes of the TBTF banks, Wall Street crime rings and supporting editorials calling for the immolation of all of their executives on ESPN.

    Everything else is a detail.

    News coverage in the past 5 years has been like covering World War II and leaving out Hitler.

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    4   8:26pm Fri 4 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

    There was no journalism in 2012.

    The only stories that could matter are news stories detailing financial crimes of the TBTF banks, Wall Street crime rings and supporting editorials calling for the immolation of all of their executives on ESPN.

    Everything else is a detail.

    News coverage in the past 5 years has been like covering World War II and leaving out Hitler.

    immolation - my word of the day.

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    5   9:02pm Fri 4 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I would say anything to sell Commercial spots.

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    6   1:29am Sat 5 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    CaptainShuddup says

    2. We’re Not Dems, We Just Play Them On TV, and Everywhere Else: Democrats, er, journalists who love Sen. John Kerry, despite his wealth, attacked Mitt Romney for far less wealth on everything even his wife’s rehab horses, as well as his faith.

    Media certainly didnt mention JF Kennedy's wealth and religious controversy compared to Romney.

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    7   1:35am Sat 5 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    marcus says

    My favorite moment of any of the debates, "please proceed Governor."

    how about this.... why delete this part from the broadcast to the public at all ?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/cbs-news-refuses-to-find-fault-with-its-libya-clip/2012/11/06/076e842a-2843-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_blog.html

    CBS News continues to defend its reporting on Benghazi despite a controversy over a much-talked-about “60 Minutes” clip of President Obama discussing whether the Benghazi assault was a terrorist act. That video hit the Internet on Sunday, under circumstances that Fox News’s Bret Baier considered suspect.

    This media screwup is all about dates:

    Sept. 12: Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” interviews Obama about all kinds of things, including the news of the day, Benghazi. Here’s a key exchange from that interview, an exchange that didn’t make the ”60 Minutes” broadcast:

    KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word “terrorism” in connection with the Libya attack. Do you believe that this was a terrorist attack?

    OBAMA: Well, it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

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    8   5:06am Sat 5 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

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    9   10:02am Sat 5 Jan 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    thomaswong.1986 says

    Media certainly didnt mention JF Kennedy's wealth and religious controversy compared to Romney.

    Right.

    Actually Kennedy being a Catholic was a way bigger deal than Romney being a mormon.

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