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American journalism is officially dead. "Reporters" are now activists, overtly biased.


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2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm   117,030 views  1,158 comments

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-cbs-scandal-you-may-have-missed-because-of-the-60-minutes-hit-job-on-ron-desantis/ar-BB1ftBVU

The CBS scandal you may have missed because of the 60 Minutes hit job on Ron DeSantis

The 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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1098   Ceffer   2024 Apr 17, 11:46pm  

Patrick says





Well, it might actually be true from the actual Joe Biden, what with all those devil and Satan worshiping cults in Delaware and PA townships and the Duponts. Maybe it was just one of his human sacrifices that he had to make to belong.
1105   Patrick   2024 May 9, 10:54am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/brain-worms-thursday-may-9-2024-c


The worm turned on the New York Times this week, right in its ‘free news’ garden, where glittery bits of regime propaganda distract naive readers while the paper’s long blades slide betwixt their ribs. The story started yesterday with the latest vermiform example published under a most unlikely headline (and the most unflattering photograph they could find), a headline that could only have appeared in this bizarre, unchartable year: “R.F.K. Jr. Says Doctors Found a Dead Worm in His Brain.”

The Times’ slithery headline editors, obviously well into their third or fourth red bull and vodka, slipped in a truly astonishing sub-headline, celebrated as an impressive effort by top tabloids like the Weekly World News: “The presidential candidate has faced previously undisclosed health issues, including a parasite that he said ate part of his brain.”

My goodness. There’s so much that could be said, but let’s use this sordid story to learn more about how “real” Grey Lady journalists create fake news. We’ll apply the Coffee & Covid ‘fake news’ test to the paper’s top article. To detect fake news, we must first ask whether the article was not actually about any real news, or was it rather about some antique event that happened a long time ago?

And right away, our little bluebird of truth catches its first ‘fake news’ worm.

The Times’ parasite story eventually explained that in a 2010 deposition — fourteen years ago — Kennedy recounted a brief story about once having experienced brain fog, gotten an MRI, and been told he’d had a parasite “that ate part of my brain.” Kennedy said the unidentified parasite died, no treatment was required, and that was that.

To be clear: the New York Times is not accusing Kennedy of being sick right now, or having any present cognitive problems, which would be pretty rich if they did, considering the Times’ favored candidate thinks cannibals ate his uncle.

Our second ‘fake news’ test is whether the story was anonymously sourced. Anonymity strongly suggests fake news. Especially when the anonymous source doesn’t have any good reason for being anonymous. Applying the second yardstick, again we see the mouldering hand of fake news, if not outright deep state hijinx. Although the Times’ ostensible ‘source’ was Kennedy’s 2010 deposition transcript, that’s not the end of the inquiry.

How’d they miraculously discover the transcript? The single most important unanswered fact, AWOL from this bit of alleged “journalism” was: who gave the story to the Times? The story, written with as straight a face as the reporter could manage, desperately trying to resemble something like “news,” never disclosed who clued the paper onto the fifteen-year-old event.

Was it Team Biden? Is the Times deep-diving Kennedy? Did the Kennedy team itself leak the story for some reason? Was it the CIA? Was it Hillary? Answers to those questions would frame the story completely differently, depending where this obvious hit job originated.

Finally, we evaluate whether the story used deceptive weasel words to paint a false picture. Again, we find the answer is yes. Here’s just one example, where the reporter slyly implied questions about actual evidence of Kennedy’s good physical health:

He has gone to lengths to appear hale, skiing with a professional snowboarder and with an Olympic gold medalist who called him a “ripper” as they raced down the mountain. A camera crew was at his side while he lifted weights, shirtless, at an outdoor gym in Venice Beach.
Skiing? Weightlifting? He sounds pretty healthy. What’s the source for the Times’ assertion that Kennedy has “gone to great lengths” to deceive the public about his health, or to cover up something? Because that’s what the trash, cowardly reporter was clearly implying. Fake news reporter Susanne Craig is a yellow-bellied, lizard-lipped coward — and if she doesn’t like that, she knows where to find me.

But Susanne probably delighted in asking the Kennedy team for a brain worm comment, but the campaign handled it deftly:

Asked last week if any of Mr. Kennedy’s health issues could compromise his fitness for the presidency, Stefanie Spear, a spokeswoman for the Kennedy campaign, told The Times, “That is a hilarious suggestion, given the competition.”

Indeed. And Kennedy himself promptly wormed his way out of the potential scandal, yesterday disinfecting the unfair hit piece with humor, which after all is the best medicine for cerebral parasitism:




In one sentence, Kennedy disarmed his slimy attackers and skewered the New York Times right in its tiny worm brain. Conclusion: fake news backfire.
1106   Patrick   2024 May 9, 11:01am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/brain-worms-thursday-may-9-2024-c


Politico ran a deeply introspective, long-form, magazine-style story yesterday headlined, “The Collapse of the News Industry Is Taking Its Soul Down With It.” It got so close to the truth. But fortunately it avoided an unhappy accident with accuracy and vomited up a gigantic, self-pitying missive instead.

Weirdly framing the news industry’s controlled demolition as a loss of “swagger,” whatever that is, the article correctly observed the exodus of good reporters from corporate media to Substack. But instead of correctly identifying the real reason for the various departures — mostly they were facing cancellation for refusing to constantly agree with false government narratives — Politico instead diagnosed the problem as veteran reporters, used to wielding their toxic masculinity whenever they wanted, now being unable to “swagger” around soy-drenched, emasculated corporate newsrooms.

I am not making that up.
1107   Patrick   2024 May 9, 11:36am  

https://markoshinskie8de.substack.com/p/erasing-coronamania


Media outlets and writers who fomented Coronamania have, over the past two years or so, been retreating slowly from the fear and loathing they began brewing up in March, 2020. They’ve calculated that a Covid-weary, distractable public won’t remember most of what they said earlier in the Scamdemic.

Last Friday, in two, paired articles, New York Times writers Apoorva Mandavilli and David Leonhardt continue this strategically slow retreat from the Covid lies they’ve sponsored. For the first time, they acknowledge that maybe the shots they’ve praised have caused a few of what jab-o-philic readers will dismiss as minor injuries.

As he begins his summary of Mandavilli’s theme, Leonhardt admits that the notion that vaxx injuries occurred makes him “uncomfortable.” He’s not expressing discomfort about the injuries themselves. He’s concerned that the vaxx critics might be proven correct.

Why would a self-described “independent journalist” be made uncomfortable by facts? What’s so repugnant about simply calling balls and strikes? Why does Leonhardt have a rooting interest? What’s so hard about admitting he’s been wrong, not just about the shots, but about all of the Covid anxiety he and his employer have incited throughout the past three-plus years?

Bear this in mind: In early 2021, Leonhardt went on a 1,600-mile road trip to get injected as early as he could. David, kinda neurotic and def not climate friendly.

Admitting error—or outright complicity with the Scam—during the Covid overreaction would entail losses of face and credibility. After all the harm the media has done, those consequences would be just and proper.

To avoid this result, the media and bureaucrats are backpedaling slowly to try to change their views without too many people noticing. In so doing, they’re very belatedly adopting the views of those, like me, who from Day 1, called out the hysteria driving, and the downsides to, the Covid overreaction. ...

I still directly know no one who has died from this virus. I indirectly know of only five—relatives of acquaintances—said to have been killed by it. Each ostensible viral victim fits the profile that’s been clear since February, 2020: very old and unhealthy, dying with, not from, symptoms common to all respiratory virus infections, following a very unreliable diagnostic test. ...

I directly know six people who’ve had significant health setbacks shortly after taking the shots, including one death. These seem like too many coincidences. ...

The vast majority of these deceased were likely to die soon, virus or no.


I had the same experience. I know zero people who died from the virus, but one who died from the vaxx:

https://www.altamesafuneralhome.com/obituary/danielle-carmichael

Then my father-in-law got tachycardia from the vaccine, and the wife of a friend got myocarditis from it, which her doctor admitted to be true, but was afraid of reporting on VAERS for fear of retaliation.
1114   Patrick   2024 May 21, 7:25pm  

https://chrisbray.substack.com/p/the-purpose-of-mainstream-political


As you read, ask yourself how Bai illustrates each claim that he makes. What evidence does he provide for the things he tells you? Go read, and decide for yourself, then come back.

So.


Ohio’s junior senator, you might have seen, turned up at the criminal courthouse in Manhattan this week, with his ultra-trendy woodsman’s beard and blood-red tie, to viciously attack the prosecutors and witnesses in the trial of Donald Trump.


Bai is telling you about a vicious attack, something horrible and frightening. How much of the vicious attack does he tell you about? What portion of it does he quote? Really notice and internalize what this sleazy reptilian motherfucker just did: He doesn’t provide the slightest description of anything Vance actually said. There’s no direct quote — zero, not a single word. He hangs amygdala-hammering trigger words around an event, but he doesn’t describe the event in any way. He tells you to be afraid of something without telling what it was.
1117   Patrick   2024 May 27, 9:04pm  

Patrick says

Yesterday, Iowa ABC affiliate KCRG-9 ran a viral story headlined, “Satanic display at Iowa Capitol vandalized ‘beyond repair’; arrest made.” ...

Mr. Cassidy’s vandalism was widely reported in U.S. media. But left completely out of the clearly-coordinated mainstream stories were: Cassidy’s military background, any photos of the pushed-over statue, any quotes from Cassidy — a public figure who’s run for Congress twice — explaining his motives, nor even any picture of Cassidy! Not even his mugshot!

Nor did the U.S. stories mention anything about all his online support, which proves the story has clear public interest.

And, if they still ran Twitter, we’d be watching a metric ton of censorship landing on everybody. Of course, for safety (of papier maché dolls). And to stop misinformation — about the Satanic Temple. (Cue painfully-extreme eye roll.)


https://notthebee.com/article/iowa-drops-felony-hate-crime-charges-against-michael-cassidy-for-destroying-satanic-statue-in-capitol


Iowa drops felony hate crime charges against Michael Cassidy for destroying satanic statue
1122   Patrick   2024 Jun 6, 1:36pm  

https://x.com/KanekoaTheGreat/status/1798457753779990987


@KanekoaTheGreat
The FBI just admitted in court that Hunter Biden's laptop is real.

Here are 20 minutes of Joe Biden, U.S. intelligence officials, and the American media claiming that Hunter Biden's laptop was "Russian disinformation."

The FBI has had possession of Hunter's laptop since December 2019.

Leading up to the 2020 election, Twitter and Facebook censored the Biden laptop story because the FBI warned them of a potential hack-and-leak operation targeting Hunter Biden.

The FBI knew that Hunter's laptop was real the entire time.

In October 2022, @MarcoPolo501c3 published a 640-page Report on the Biden Laptop that meticulously documents 459 crimes involving the Biden family and their associates.

The report provides evidence of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) violations, money laundering, and tax fraud found on Hunter's laptop.

It also exposes how federal law enforcement agencies, influenced by politics, protect the Biden family from prosecution while targeting President Biden's primary election opponent, Donald Trump.

Shame on all of these people for lying to the American people, rigging our elections, and destroying the integrity of our nation.


However much you hate the corporate media, it's still not enough.
1123   HeadSet   2024 Jun 6, 8:15pm  

Patrick says

The FBI just admitted in court that Hunter Biden's laptop is real.

I wonder why the FBI deviated from normal procedure of protecting Dems by not disavowing the laptop.
1126   Patrick   2024 Jun 11, 7:06pm  

https://notthebee.com/takes/boston-celtics-coach-shuts-down-woke-reporter-with-one-comment-about-christianity


With his team in the NBA Finals, the league expects Mazzulla to give a press conference on every "off-day" between games. It was at Saturday's conference that Vince Goodwill of Yahoo decided to pipe up with a question only progressive media writers seem to care about these days. Mazzulla's response was an instant classic:

Goodwill: Hey Joe, Vince Goodwill, Yahoo Sports. For the first time since 1975, this is the NBA Finals where you have two black head coaches. Uh, given the plight sometimes of black coaches in the NBA, do you think this is a significant moment? Do you take pride in this? How do you view this or do you not see it at all?

Mazzulla: Wonder how many of those are, or have been Christian coaches?

(awkward silence)

Voice off camera: David Alrich (next reporter in line for question)? ...

But let's go back to Mazzulla's response. The coach himself never specified or clarified precisely the meaning or implications of his words. And in fairness, given that they could mean a couple of different things, that might explain the awkward silence after his response.

But the simplest explanation is that Mazzulla was pointing out the arbitrary nature of Goodwill's question. Why ask about race? A coach's race has no bearing whatsoever on the athletic abilities of the players or their preparation for the finals. So Mazzulla's point might easily have been, "Why ask about race rather than say, a different arbitrary category like faith?"

If Goodwill (or anyone) responded by saying to Mazzulla, "It doesn't matter if a coach is Christian or not," the point is made: "it also doesn't matter if a coach is black or not, so why are we wasting time talking about this?"

Of course, it's also possible that Mazzulla was pointing out that the media has its own narrative that they are interested in talking about - racial politics. It has long been observed that many in sports media are either washed up, or wannabe political journos who haven't made it in that competitive field. Sports writing became the fallback plan, and many are still desperate to make the transition. That desperation has led to an epidemic of "woke sports" hot takes by political activists hoping to make a big enough splash that CNN, MSNBC, or the Washington Post notices them.

If that seems unlikely to you, just note that even after Mazzulla's dismissive rebuke, Goodwill proceeded to write a 1,500 word article on the struggle of black coaches. In other words, this was never an article about Mazzulla, it was never an article about the NBA Finals, it was never an article aimed at those who care about the Celtics, Mavericks, or sports at all.
1127   Patrick   2024 Jun 12, 1:03pm  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/the-blue-wall-wednesday-june-12-2024


In case you were tempted to start wondering about it all, BBC’s analyst labeled all doubts about the Hunter Trial as “bizarre.” Bizarre, even though Joe Biden’s son was only charged with the least criminal conduct that the trial evidence proved, eliding right over the millions Hunter raked in from U.S. enemies. Bizarre, even though Trump was charged with the most criminal conduct prosecutors could dream up, using tortured, novel legal theories.

But the BBC can’t see any difference between the two trials...



1135   Patrick   2024 Jul 8, 4:28pm  

https://billricejr.substack.com/p/all-lives-matter


In my last article, I pointed out that members of the MSM’s “Trusted News Initiative” have been covering up “President” Biden’s dementia (and probably Parkinson’s Disease) for at least four years.

That means the public can’t trust The New York Times, The Washington Post, your local Gannett newspaper, at least four of the major TV “news” organizations, along with the wire services, BBC and myriad other “trusted” Internet sites.

Thanks to these trusted and authorized news sources, no American knows who’s really leading the United States government.

But many Americans already knew they shouldn’t trust these authorized sources of news. This explains why all of these news organizations are Dead Men Walking and surviving only due to billionaire owners who don’t mind losing millions of dollars, and/or are hanging by a thread thanks to ever-increasing subsidies from Big Pharma, the Bill Gates Foundation or more “get-your-flu-shot” ad placements from our local health sources.

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