2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm
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The CBS scandal you may have missed because of the 60 Minutes hit job on Ron DeSantisThe news network has published an article advising major companies on ways to "fight" Republican-backed voting laws. The report’s original headline read, “3 ways companies can help fight Georgia's restrictive new voting law.” Naturally, the story itself contains several tips on how businesses can protest Georgia-style legislation.This is not journalism. This is political advocacy, and it’s all done in service of a traditional beneficiary of the press’s ethical lapses.Imagine, for a moment, if one of the three major networks published a story advising businesses on how to “fight” ultra-permissive abortion laws. It’d be unthinkable. Yet, here, is CBS doing exactly that sort of politicking, but for bills such as the one passed recently in Georgia.Perhaps realizing it had strayed headfirst into political advocacy, CBS amended the report’s headline eventually, softening its tone into something decidedly less partisan.The headline as it appears online now reads, “Activists are calling on big companies to challenge new voting laws. Here's what they're asking for.”In a way, this is actually worse than the original. At least in the original, CBS had the guts to declare its allegiance outright. The amended version chooses instead to hide behind “activists” to push an obvious political position.As for the report itself, it remains unchanged. It still outlines various ways in which businesses can “fight” voting laws championed by Republican legislatures. It is still just as partisan as the day it first published.“Do not donate," the report recommends. "Activists said companies should immediately stop making donations to Barry Fleming and Michael Dugan, the Georgia Republicans who co-sponsored the voting changes."It continues, naming and shaming major businesses such as Delta and Home Depot for donating to Fleming and Dugan."Ending political donations is one of the most immediately impactful steps a company can take to sway lawmakers," the article reads.The article also says companies can help fight Georgia-style voting laws by producing ads that "help stamp out efforts nationwide to pass voting laws similar to Georgia's," including in Arizona and Texas."Activists say it isn't enough for companies to issue tepid public statements in defense of voting rights," the CBS report reads. "Instead, companies should launch television and social media ads that oppose efforts in Georgia, Arizona, Texas and other states considering voter restrictions."Companies, the story continues, can also support the coercive monstrosity known as the “For the People Act.""If passed,” the CBS report reads, “the act would create same-day and online voter registration nationwide. It would also require states to overhaul their registration systems. The act seeks to expand absentee voting, limit the states' ability to remove people from voter rolls, increase federal funds for election security and reform the redistricting process.”Though the CBS article is several days old, you likely missed it amid the network’s other major ethical lapse, when it promoted the lie that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rewarded a grocery chain with an “exclusive” deal to distribute coronavirus vaccines as part of a “pay for play” scheme involving political contributions.If you missed all of this voting law boycott business when it happened, you can be forgiven. After all, CBS’s “report” on DeSantis is possibly the worst political hit job since Dan Rather went on-air with forgeries of former President George W. Bush's National Guard service record.It’s obviously not a great situation when one media scandal is obscured by a concurrent scandal and all by the same newsroom. If there are adults still left at CBS, now would be a good time to take back control.
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The left’s most effective direct engagement weapon system, the regime media that is dedicated wholly to promoting and protecting the official, approved narrative, is becoming ever less effective as it squanders the one thing that makes it useful – credibility with the normals. We activists know the legacy media is a collection of trash-spewing liars committed to shrimping the toes of whatever Democrat is reading from that day’s narrative memo. But now the normal folks are getting the message.
For the last two years the self-appointed guardians of liberty - the watchdogs at the Times and the rest of the elite media - have gleefully joined what can only be described as government propaganda campaign without parallel in peacetime, if not ever.They spent 2020 lying about the risks of the coronavirus and the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns and other efforts to eliminate. They spent 2021 at first ignoring and then actively lying about the risks and ineffectiveness of the Covid vaccines. Some of the 2020 lies have now ended - especially about school closings, more recently about masks - but the 2021 lies are only getting worse as the data around vaccines goes south on what seems like a daily basis.In the most crucial test of their willingness to ask hard questions since at least the Vietnam War, the world’s elite media outlets have failed absolutely. And they can no longer hide that failure.
Since the argument is typically lodged by left-leaning pundits and columnists, it creates the false impression that it is the American right that lives in a silo, unencumbered by the opinions of the left or the reporting of the New York Times.Of course, if you think about it for two seconds, you'll realize the opposite is true.While Fox News is huge and powerful and there is a whole universe of talk radio hosts and news media outlets, which espouse conservative and libertarian views, the truth is that America's media is dominated by left of center views.And those who work in the mainstream media ignore everything that challenges their perceptions.It's one reason so many people expressed shock at the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, or more recently, at the outcome of the Kyle Rittenhouse case in Wisconsin.They just never paid attention to the other side of what their cohort of friends, media outlets, and lefty celebrities were saying -- so they were taken by surprise.While left-wing political dominance is a problem across the media, nowhere is it more pronounced than in Hollywood.While there are actors and creators with right-of-center views, they have to hide their beliefs or risk the end of their careers.Even the slightest wavering from the marching orders of the woke left is likely to result in a huge penalty.
I work in media so at first I was totally on board with trying to keep people safe and distributing that messaging. This probably impacted my ability to catch up and see the way things really were.Then, in January 2021 I started to notice that media angle was responding to whatever portion of the population was next in line to get the vaccine. If 80 year olds were next up, the MSM messaging immediately pivoted to 80s are most at risk. When it opened up to 70 year old, then 60 year olds, then 50 year olds, this angle kept shifting. Before we would never hear anything about 40 year olds who had covid then all of a sudden when it hit the 40 year old age bracket, the media was flooded with stories of apparently healthy 40 year olds who died from covid. No comorbidities or risk factors, just died. I started to recognize it for fear porn and even suspected some of these ‘stories’ were fabricated.Guess what’s in the headlines now? Kids are in hospital with covid! Kids are dying! While I recognize that there are children who are dying from covid, possibly healthy children with zero diagnosed comorbidities, I recognize this is very rare. So where did all these kids come from? Why all of a sudden is there a „surge“ in children in hospital with covid? Could it be because they are next up for vaccination?
https://eugyppius.substack.com/p/what-convinced-you-containment-was-b33?source=patrick.net I work in media so at first I was totally on board with trying to keep people safe and distributing that messaging. This probably impacted my ability to catch up and see the way things really were.Then, in January 2021 I started to notice that media angle was responding to whatever portion of the population was next in line to get the vaccine. If 80 year olds were next up, the MSM messaging immediately pivoted to 80s are most at risk. When it opened up to 70 year old, then 60 year olds, then 50 year olds, this angle kept shifting. Before we would never hear anything about 40 year olds who had covid then all of a sudden when it hit the 40 year old age bracket, the media was flooded with stories of apparently healthy 40 year olds who...
I work in media so at first I was totally on board with trying to keep people safe and distributing that messaging. This probably impacted my ability to catch up and see the way things really were.Then, in January 2021 I started to notice that media angle was responding to whatever portion of the population was next in line to get the vaccine. If 80 year olds were next up, the MSM messaging immediately pivoted to 80s are most at risk. When it opened up to 70 year old, then 60 year olds, then 50 year olds, this angle kept shifting. Before we would never hear anything about 40 year olds who had covid then all of a sudden when it hit the 40 year old age bracket, the media was flooded with stories of apparently healthy 40 year olds who...
Will the media ever be honest about Joe Biden?The president is polling worse than ever
https://spectatorworld.com/topic/media-president-joe-biden-honest-appraisal-polling/?source=patrick.net Will the media ever be honest about Joe Biden?The president is polling worse than ever
The media blackout on Fauci’s damning emailsThey suggest something nefarious was up on the lab leak theory yet the press has refused to noticeLast week saw another batch of emails drop from Anthony Fauci, and another media blackout as to their contents. The strategy by the press in cases like this has been pretty straightforward: ignore the story, wait for right-leaning media or Republicans to pick it up, then frame any attacks on the subject as tainted by partisanship.Last week, when confronted once again by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Fauci responded with more hyperbole and ad hominem. The media, meanwhile, framed the exchanges as “Rand Paul Attacks!” and “Anthony Fauci defends!” They refused to look at the information in the emails that Paul was asking about, refused to ask questions about them, refused to even report on them. They are interested in the bloodsport, not the truth. The reason for that is simple: the truth is becoming very problematic for the man who once conflated himself with science itself. ...The problem for Fauci and his media allies is that the truth is going to come out eventually, with or without their cooperation, transparency, and intellectual curiosity. There is no Donald Trump to suck the oxygen out of the news cycle anymore. At this point, it all looks like malpractice, both by the mainstream media in ignoring Anthony Fauci’s emails and by Fauci himself.
This is full on political warfare, which is effectively using social and MSM media to control the narrative. But this is asymmetric warfare. They have the resources, the power, the money, main stream media, big pharma, tech giants and social media supporting their efforts. When Biden decided by executive order to enforce mandates, which are political in nature (the science does not support mandates as the vaccines do not stop spread of the disease and may create vaccine escape mutants), then mandates became a censored topic. When the government decided that they would not support the use of ivermectin and HCQ, despite our laws that allow such usage, these also became censored topics and taboo to discus. Messages about ivermectin being dangerous and horse-paste were planted though out the Internet and TV. These are examples of censorship and propaganda.Now, there is a small, but growing guerrilla army of supporters of freedom. Mostly on the conservative side. Strangely enough, the resistance has come from the conservatives and now many in the younger generation are taking up the mantle. Indications are that it is becoming hip to be conservative. Will the democrats lose the next generation because of their draconian public health responses to COVID-19?
Librti.com is Canada’s newest social media platform where there is not only no censoring, but many counter-narrative organizations can be found there. In this short half hour interview, Norb and Roman, Librti founders, interview Will Dove and SAFC producer Cris Vleck on the need for alternate media where Canadians can get the truth.
Left-leaning news outlets ignored the lengthy criminal history of Brianna Kupfer's alleged killer in their coverage - and even omitted his mugshot from their homepages. Reports by liberal giants - including the Los Angeles Times, ABC News and CNN - inexplicably left out details about Shawn Laval Smith's violent past. A picture of his face - released by police in hopes the public might help find him - was also left off online landing pages.The LA Times, in its article, made no mention of Smith's previous arrests, or the fact he was free during the stabbing on a $1,000 bond related to a Los Angeles County misdemeanor in October 2020. Smith is also free on a $50,000 bond in Charleston, South Carolina related to a November 2019 arrest on suspicion of firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle, court records show.
Why Did NPR Peddle Fake News on SCOTUS?To smear Justice Neil Gorsuch’s reputation so that the American public will look with suspicion upon any of his rulings. ...The day following NPR’s story, Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor issued a joint statement calling the reporting “false.” The two explained: “Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends.” Furthermore, Roberts also denied Totenberg’s story, stating, “I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.”Following the direct and unequivocal denial of the story’s accuracy from the three justices who were the subjects of it, one would think a responsible journalistic outfit would swiftly issue an apology and correct the record. But that would undercut the whole reason for the story in the first place, which is to try to convince the American public that Gorsuch is a bad guy and therefore a bad justice. NPR rejected that it was false while “clarifying” via a spokesperson that “Totenberg never reported that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask, nor did she report that anyone admonished him.”So who are you going to believe — a biased NPR reporter who has repeatedly expressed negative views of conservative justices, or Gorsuch and Sotomayor themselves?
Watch this supercut of all the "journalists" who spread the fake news about Gorsuch refusing to wear a mask on the benchHarris RigbyJan 20th, 2022 1:24 pmThe fake news spread like wildfire the last couple of days after NPR falsely reported that Justice Neil Gorsuch refused to wear a mask on the bench.Gorsuch denied the report and Sotomayor denied the report, but because reporters were so anxious to demonize Gorsuch, Chief Justice Roberts also had to get involved and deny the report.But it was too late. The lie had already made the rounds.Here's a supercut of all the left-wing media hating on Gorsuch based on this lie...The vitriol these people have. The pure hate for Gorsuch.Stay tuned: I'm looking forward to the supercut of apologies and retractions that's sure to come later today!
Top NPR Reporter Is STILL Defending Her Story That Neil Gorsuch Refused To Wear A Mask, Even Though It's Been Denied By Everyone Involved ...Sotomayor and Gorsuch issued a joint statement denying the NPR reporting.Chief Justice John Roberts also issued a statement contradicting NPR's reporting:I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.So, in light of all this evidence that Totenberg falsely reported this story, how do you think she responded?Yep, she doubled down. ...Totenberg has been at NPR for nearly 50 years.In the face of the truth, Totenberg is continuing to lie because she has too much pride and too much hatred for the Right.This is National Public Radio!We are signing this lady's paycheck.And apparently neither she, nor the left-wing media, give a care for the truth.
Citing anonymous sources, reporter Nina Totenberg said Chief Justice John Roberts “asked the other justices to mask up,” or wear masks, because Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed concerns for her safety amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.Totenberg said that because Justice Neil Gorsuch refused the request—Gorsuch has not worn a mask on the bench recently—Sotomayor began attending oral arguments from her chambers.In rare public statements a day later, all three justices responded to the report.Sotomayor and Gorsuch said Sotomayor did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask, adding that “while we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends.”Even worse for NPR, which is partially funded by taxpayer money, Roberts said separately that “I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.”Despite the direct challenges to the story, NPR has not issued a correction.
Citing anonymous sources, reporter Nina Totenberg said Chief Justice John Roberts “asked the other justices to mask up,” or wear masks, because Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed concerns for her safety amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
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