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

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2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm   105,038 views  1,128 comments

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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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567   Patrick   2022 Oct 16, 11:27am  

jykiodfgr says

The stock market is not going to crash in a hyperinflation.

I think it's already crashing partly in response to our high inflation rate.

People find they simply cannot buy as much as before, so company earnings go down, and stocks go down.

On top of that, the higher interest rates we have now make stocks less attractive even at their previous earnings level.
568   Patrick   2022 Oct 16, 11:46am  

Might have posted this one before.
569   Patrick   2022 Oct 16, 2:51pm  


Why did the New York Times not translate those two protest banners pulled down by the CCP?
You'd think they would, what with their (nominal) devotion to the cause of "freedom-and-democracy" (in some places, but not others: including, evidently, China—and, in fact, the USA) ...

Here, then, is the translation that the Times did not provide (but that a former student sent one of my colleagues):

“No Covid test, we want to eat. No restrictions, we want freedom. No lies, we want dignity. No Cultural Revolution, we want reform. No leaders, we want votes. By not being slaves, we can be citizens."

"Go on strike at school and work, remove dictator and national traitor Xi Jinping."

Why, then, no full translation in the Times? Did its editors consider one not “fit to print” because it doesn’t really matter what the protest said? Or did they decide that that full protest wasn’t “fit to print” because it matters greatly, and not just to the Chinese people? After all, would not that first, and longer, protest resonate with millions in the world’s “democracies,” who also want not to be slaves, but citizens, respected by their governments? Perhaps somebody at the Times (or CIA) did not want that full protest sparking “protest chatter” over here (and elsewhere in the West)—“chatter” which our “Internet censors” would then have to “quell.”

Was that full protest translated anywhere? If so, please let us know. In any case, let’s do our best to share it far and wide.
573   Patrick   2022 Oct 19, 12:49pm  


Rupa Subramanya
Mayor Watson had claimed protestors ripped masks off people's faces.He's asked if he personally saw this. He says,"No I saw it reported in the media". Another instance of the tail wagging the dog.Politicians cite the media, and media cite the politicians. North Korea territory.
574   Misc   2022 Oct 19, 7:03pm  

Most Americans see the media as a threat to democracy. 59% view the media as pure, undiluted, raw SHIT.

576   Patrick   2022 Oct 23, 10:26am  


Sarah Fischer
Canadians and Conservatives have known about the Trudeau government buying the media, but it’s nice to see him finally admit it…even if he does think it’s a laughing matter.

577   HeadSet   2022 Oct 23, 12:30pm  

Just like Buden, a fellow currupt and proud of it politician, when Biden bragged about stopping the Ukraine investigation of his corrupt son.
578   Undoctored   2022 Oct 23, 1:27pm  

Patrick says


Sarah Fischer
Canadians and Conservatives have known about the Trudeau government buying the media, but it’s nice to see him finally admit it…even if he does think it’s a laughing matter.

Thought that might have been taken out of context. You be the judge:


After reviewing the “fact check” I think the best you can say in Trudeau’s defense is this clip was actually from 2019 so “finally” is misleading.
586   Patrick   2022 Oct 26, 11:15am  

Liam Deacon
That time of year again.

But remember, journalists giving each other endless awards for publishing the 'right' type of stories is a huge driver of the crippling groupthink in our media.

Many great reporters who break stories that really matter boycott these love-ins altogether.
599   Patrick   2022 Nov 2, 9:57am  


SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Following months of silence regarding threats and attacks against churches and pro-life groups, legacy corporate media outlets have confirmed that the attack on Paul Pelosi warrants resuming coverage of political violence.

"To anyone who doesn't speak out against this politically-motivated attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, I will say only this: your silence is deafening." Joe Scarborough of MSNBC addressed his viewer this morning in his first recent coverage of political violence amid several months of firebombed pregnancy centers and churches, an assassination attempt on a sitting Supreme Court Justice, and the running down of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson in a truck for being a Republican.
603   Patrick   2022 Nov 7, 9:42pm  

The reason that journalists went from traditionally hating censorship to absolutely loving it is that journalists are now part of the state.

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