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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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Fake news alert — USA Today deletes 23 articles: A “journalist” for the Leftmedia outlet USA Today has resigned after an internal investigation revealed that she had fabricated sources and evidence for nearly two dozen of her articles. “After receiving an external correction request, USA Today audited the reporting of Gabriela Miranda,” the paper stated. Not only did Miranda fabricate sources and quotes, she “took steps to deceive investigators by producing false evidence of her news gathering.” The paper has removed all of Miranda’s offending articles from its webpage, replacing them with the message, “This story has been removed from our platforms because it does not meet our standards.” The articles in question appeared to address a wide variety of topics, including the war in Ukraine, TikTok, abortion, pop culture, and COVID. How many other Mirandas are there in the mainstream media?
Most Journalists are Scientifically UnqualifiedWhy does anyone rely on reporters to interpret scientific articles?Robert W Malone MD, MSThere is an organizational paradox which enables immense power to be amassed by those who have risen to the top of the civilian scientific corps. These bureaucrats have almost unprecedented access to the public purse, are technically employed by the executive, but are also almost completely protected from accountability by the executive branch of government that is tasked with managing them- and therefore these bureaucrats are unaccountable to those who actually pay the bills for their activities (taxpayers). To the extent these administrators are able to be held to task, this accountability flows indirectly from congress. Their organizational budgets can be either enhanced or cut during following fiscal years, but otherwise they are largely protected from corrective action including termination of employment absent some major moral transgression. In a Machiavellian sense, these senior administrators function as The Prince, each federal health institute functions as a semi-autonomous city-state, and the administrators and their respective courtiers act accordingly. To complete this analogy, congress functions similar the Vatican during the 16th century, with each Prince vying for funding and power by currying favor with influential archbishops. As validation for this analogy, we have the theater observed on C-SPAN each time a minority congressperson or senator queries an indignant scientific administrator, such as has been repeatedly observed with Anthony Fauci’s haughty exchanges during congressional testimony.Into this dysfunctional and unaccountable organizational structure comes the corporate media, which has become distorted and weaponized into a propaganda machine under the influence of multiple factors. The most overt driver of this cooptation has been that the Biden administration, through the CDC, made direct payments to nearly all major corporate media outlets while deploying a $1 billion taxpayer-funded outreach campaign designed to push only positive coverage about COVID-19 vaccines and to censor any negative coverage. With this action, the corporate media behemoth has functionally become a fusion of corporate and state-sponsored media - a public-private partnership meeting the definition of corporatist fascism. According to the Associated Press, despite the 2013 legislation that changed the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (also known as the Smith-Mundt Act) to allow some materials created by the U.S. Agency for Global Media to be disseminated in the U.S., under the new law it is still unlawful for government-funded media to create programming and market their content to U.S. audiences. Nevertheless, this is precisely what was done in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
Media activism: Central to all late-regime policies, is the role press, not as mere reporter, or even advocate, but as a central political actor. They don’t so much persuade, as portray to media consumers an edited version of reality, in which the preferred regime policies are justifiable and legible. Their role is analogous to that of political police like the Stasi in Warsaw-Pact socialist regimes, except that they operate via positive rather than negative persuasion. If the DDR had decided to lock down, state security services would have enforced it. But in the democratic Federal Republic of Germany, it is rather the media who terrifies everyone into staying home.
Who are these idiots who still believe the news?
TUCKER CARLSON: So, the question is not what the number is -- we can debate that. The question is, are we as a country or the federal agencies and is the news media making a good-faith effort to find out what it is and then to care about what is? Why wouldn't we care?If Tylenol -- there were claims that Tylenol was causing people harm, we'd would look into it. But news organizations aren't looking into it because there's an enormous amount of pressure just to ignore it. We're not following along, of course. Everyone else is. At CNN, they're worried about reports of vaccine related injuries -- they're worried that you will hear about them. Instead, they spend most of their time daydreaming about ways to punish people who refuse to take the vaccine.
first a trickle, then a flood.the focus of mainstream news on covid is shifting noticably. it’s becoming OK to call BS. and the jerseys are changing at speed.tucker is out telling the “the vaxxed are seeing more overall deaths and worse medical outcomes overall/immune suppression/destruction” story that has been in top medical journals for months if you knew where to look. ...guys like tucker are not around for the early innings of games like these. they jump in when the game looks like it can be a rout. ...if i were a pfizer or modera exec right now, i’d be surfing the southby’s site for buenos aries mansions and making cash offers on someplace with a panic room.the social mood is shifting and people who have been righteous and wrong do not lose their anger, they shift it. it leaps like lightning to a new target such that the architects of atrocity can displace blame and preserve self-regard.“we were lied to by big pharma” is going to be the low energy path out and there is A LOT of energy here to be released.the turn is coming where the damage is too big to hide from the middle. it starts to move fast now as it gets more and more out in the open. and fooled people are ANGRY people.they are going to want answers. they are going want someone to blame.and the politicians who value their hides are going to side with them for these “leaders” do not lead, they pander.they’d happily promise a missionary in every pot if cannibalism came into vogue and they thought it would win them some swing votes.scapegoats are needed.they will be found.
Someone at NPR is going to get fired for this.
Most Journalists are Scientifically UnqualifiedWhy does anyone rely on reporters to interpret scientific articles?
... AnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnD they've done it.American news media is the least trusted in the entire worldhttps://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2022/06/24/nolte-survey-shows-america-has-least-trusted-media-on-planet-earth/
I'd be surprised if it's really even that high.
they are going to want answers. they are going want someone to blame.
I am so sick of the blatant media hypocrisy on gun violenceYeah, in this age of news that changes by the second, some unhinged piece of crap psycho calling a grocery store and threatening to shoot black people has been deemed eminently newsworthy by one of the top media outlets in the country. The guy didn't actually do it, mind you, he just threatened to do it. And now he is in jail.Meanwhile, here's a story from yesterday out of Chicago that you won't find on Axios, or CNN, or NBC, or NYT, or WaPo, or any of the other ideologue corporate media outlets:3 shot while attending funeral service in RoselandA gunman opened fire Saturday from a car, striking three people who were attending a funeral service at Universal Community Missionary Baptist Church. ...Yeah. Yesterday, at a FUNERAL for an "anti-violence activist," family members were gathered outside a CHURCH for a picture, and some thugs drove by and shot them up, wounding 3.Just to make sure we're on the same page:The bad guys did a drive-by shooting on a church and sprayed bullets at grieving family members taking pictures during a funeral.Simply horrific!This is not newsworthy, Axios? But we're leaving the story of some racist, inbred bush-dweller THREATENING to shoot people up on the homepage for 2 full freaking days?
"Highly credible" whistleblowers have come forward to a senior Senate Republican alleging a widespread effort within the FBI to downplay or discredit negative information about President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, according to letters reviewed by CBS News."The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI's receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI's false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation," GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland on July 25. "The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter." Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the whistleblowers alleged that legitimate streams of information and intelligence about the president's son were characterized as likely disinformation or prematurely shut down leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
"The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI's receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI's false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation,"
Ian Miles Cheong@stillgray12hReuters is the PR arm of the WEF, in case you didn’t already know.