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

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2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm   106,107 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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690   Patrick   2023 Feb 10, 10:47am  


I've pointed out on a number of occasions the not-so-well-kept-secret that sportswriters are often political journalists who have been unable to crack into that highly competitive field, so they've settled for sports. I once asked someone in the field about all this and they remarked there was a pervasive insecurity among sportswriters. Many feel that they are jokes in the journalist community, and so each is desperately looking for any angle, any opportunity to write a piece that "matters." ...

There's a reason troops stationed in war zones around the world are desperate for Armed Forces Radio or some special satellite uplink to carry NFL games on the weekends. There's a reason workaholics flock to bars in the evening to drink a beer and catch a game. Sports are important.

Yet perhaps unable to see or appreciate the value of their own field, so many in sports journalism are ruining that very escape for people by intentionally injecting worldly turmoil and partisan politics into the otherwise apolitical activity.

The consequence? Leagues are paying a hefty price for this critical miscalculation. The NFL anthem-kneeling fiasco dented what was once thought to be the impenetrable shell of professional football viewership. People tuned out because they were so turned off over the stance that their team's owner, coach, or players took to the issue.

The NBA experienced much of the same when Black Lives Matter riots beleaguered the country, burning down cities while offering no substantive, discernible goals. The cringeworthy LeBron James interview where he attempted to discuss the Malcolm X biography he claimed to be reading at the time will go down in infamy.

Even the National Hockey League was recently guilted into some ill-advised gay rights extravaganza, attempting to shame players into wearing "Pride" jerseys, with the media stalking anyone who wouldn't. There was simply no reason for any of it. ...

So hats off to Azarenka for blazing the trail that I hope countless other athletes begin to walk. If sportswriters' desperate allegiance to progressive politics consumes them in misery, so be it. But let the rest of us have our escape.

691   Patrick   2023 Feb 10, 11:46pm  


Last month, the super fake mainstream news reported that Joe Biden would end both the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency on May 11, 2023.

They lied.

Instead, Biden extended the two emergencies, which were set to expire on March 1 and April 11. ...

Biden’s press release claims that the Covid-19 emergency extension “does not impose mask or vaccine mandates”.

Congratulations on not imposing new vaccine mandates. When do they plan on eliminating existing vaccine mandates that still force MILLIONS of Americans to choose between (a) work and college (b) vaccine side effects.

Yes, vaccine mandates are STILL a thing in 2023.

For way more Americans than just federal employees and contractors.

Colleges students at Harvard and CUNY must get the bivalent boosters to attend classes on campus this semester.

Many private companies are still requiring new job applicants to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

... These obnoxious, science-denying motherfuckers are still attacking anyone who dares to utter a negative word about their failed gene therapy shots that have introduced the world to terms like ‘original antigenic sin’ and ‘antibody dependent enhancement’.

As of February 10, 2023:

An overwhelming majority of Americans (84%) are NOT fully vaccinated / up-to-date on their boosters. They are never, ever getting a Covid shot again.

Only 16% of Americans got the bivalent boosters. ...
692   Patrick   2023 Feb 12, 8:17am  


The problem is not that the public is not aware of the excellent work journalists are doing. The problem is that the public is well aware of journalists’ work, and they don’t think it’s excellent at all. They think it’s inaccurate and ideologically-driven.

I take no pleasure in criticizing the CBC. But as someone who publicly quit the network, I obviously get a lot of mail on the topic of media distrust. And the mail that I get suggests that a considerable number of Canadians believe journalists have subscribed, en masse, to a very specific, progressive political project.

They think that this is hindering our news judgement, causing us to abandon objectivity, and making us behave more like activists than journalists.

As a result, they no longer trust us to do what they would most like us to. Which is to determine the facts, to the best of our ability, and then reflect that reality, in all its complexity, back to the public. So that citizens may then decide for themselves how to act — whether that’s voting someone out of office, applying public pressure through protests or advocacy, engaging in policy debates, or doing nothing at all.

In other words, they believe that it’s not our job to influence their behaviour.
694   AmericanKulak   2023 Feb 12, 7:57pm  

It would be cosmic justice if she got sucker punched by a bean pie salesman Black Nationalist Guy in Brooklyn.
695   stereotomy   2023 Feb 12, 8:41pm  

Patrick says

Racism is alive and well among any race other than "white people." Fine - white people are faced with the choice: succumb to extermination or fight for your right to exist. WFT are these brown/yellow racists trying to do? As far as I'm concerned, they've just revealed their true colors.
696   Patrick   2023 Feb 14, 1:21pm  


Ex-MSNBC Host Says She Had to ‘Get Permission’ from Network to ‘Criticize Hillary Clinton’

Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball came clean to podcaster Joe Rogan about how the far-left network tried to control her coverage of Hillary Clinton.

Ball says she was called into the office by network bosses after she criticized Clinton.

She was told would have to “get permission” to “criticize Hillary” and had to have all commentary on the twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate approved by the network president.
697   Patrick   2023 Feb 18, 2:46pm  


HBO’s Bill Maher called out The New York Times over its extremely biased coverage of transgender issues.

Maher warned his liberal viewers that the NYT it is not a balanced newsroom and is “a very woke newspaper.”

“They presented the other side, shall we say, in the trans debate, and they’re a very woke newspaper now, and so, there was a huge pushback internally,” Maher said.

“A lot of the, I think a majority of the people who work at the Times basically said, we can’t even present this other side.

“And the other side is not crazy.

“We’re talking about something that is very new, we’re talking about something that involves children, we’re talking about something that involves permanently disfiguring your body or changing your body, which has great ramifications for your physical health in general. ...

“But it just shows you what the newsroom is today.

“The Times’ newsroom is not a balanced place.”
704   Patrick   2023 Feb 28, 7:39pm  


A 35-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested for shooting 9 CHILDREN at a Georgia gas station 10 days ago. Why haven't you heard about this mass shooting?

The media ignores shootings and other murders by black men.
707   Patrick   2023 Mar 3, 2:19pm  


Credibility crisis: NPR insisted COVID originated naturally by dismissing lab leak theory as nonsense
NPR painted lab leak theory as a debunked conspiracy embraced for political purposes

NPR is not journalism at all.
708   AmericanKulak   2023 Mar 3, 2:47pm  

NPR's archived piece in case they edit it:

709   richwicks   2023 Mar 3, 7:24pm  

AmericanKulak says

NPR's archived piece in case they edit it:


Nobody cares. All the media lies constantly, and unendingly. There's ONE media outlet that truthfully reported on Hunter Biden's laptops - he had THREE of them. The rest, just ignore. They won't report on important news, they will lie about important news.

I used to have a hobby of debunking corporate news lies, but it's hardly much of a hobby when everything they say is a lie and that's where we are now.

Which news organizations report truthfully on the Russo/Ukraine war? Who ones told you that it was a CIA coup? How many of them have done a story on the civil war in Ukraine that has been going on since 2014? Who reports on Syria now, or Libya? Hardly anybody mentions East Palestine, Ohio now. News media is just distraction and garbage.
710   Patrick   2023 Mar 5, 8:01pm  

Given that Twitter is still banning for stating obviously true facts like "Trans is mental illness" it seems like the government/woke/corporate evil is still controlling Twitter as well.
712   Patrick   2023 Mar 6, 8:33pm  


Russell Brand blasted leftist news network MSNBC for its “propagandist nut-crackery” in a searing rant Saturday, which has gone viral.

The popular podcaster was met with wild applause on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Saturday when he accused fellow guest John Heilemann, a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC, of hypocrisy for attacking rival outlets.

“I have to say that it’s disingenuous to claim that the biases that are exhibited on Fox News are any different than the biases exhibited on MSNBC,” Brand, 47, told Heilemann.

“I’ve been on that MSNBC, mate — it was propagandist nut-crackery on there.” ...

Defending his network, Heilemann asked for a “specific example of an MSNBC correspondent or anchor being on television saying something they knew was false.”

Brand noted the “ludicrous, outrageous criticism of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin” and “deliberately referring to it as a horse medicine when they know this is an effective medicine.”

And “what of Rachel Maddow turning up on the TV saying, ‘If you take this vaccine, you’re not gonna get it’ when it hadn’t been clinically trialed for transmission?” he asked.
713   Patrick   2023 Mar 7, 10:34am  


Former CNN president Jeff Zucker ordered network employees not to investigate the Covid-19 lab leak theory because he considered it a "Trump talking point," a "well-placed" CNN insider told Fox News Digital on Monday.
714   AmericanKulak   2023 Mar 7, 10:35am  

Patrick says

Former CNN president Jeff Zucker ordered network employees not to investigate the Covid-19 lab leak theory because he considered it a "Trump talking point," a "well-placed" CNN insider told Fox News Digital on Monday.

722   HeadSet   2023 Mar 29, 7:39am  

Surprised they did not say "MAGA" because of the red cap.
724   Patrick   2023 Mar 31, 10:48am  

From 1973 OVERVIEW by Frank Zappa

Lyrics of

"I'm The Slime"

[backing vocals Tina Turner]

I am gross and perverted

I'm obsessed 'n deranged

I have existed for years

But very little has changed

I'm the tool of the Government

And industry too

For I am destined to rule

And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious

But you can't look away

I make you think I'm delicious

With the stuff that I say

I'm the best you can get

Have you guessed me yet?

I'm the slime oozin' out

From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you

And eat the garbage that I feed you

Until the day that we don't need you

Don't go for help... no one will heed you

Your mind is totally controlled

It has been stuffed into my mold

And you will do as you are told

Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks...

Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video

Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video

Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go
728   AD   2023 Apr 2, 12:03pm  

That is because mainstream journalists are compromised and biased.

They can't separate reporting the news from their left wing ideology and loyalty to the Democrat party.

Just like career bureaucrats in the DOJ and FBI as well as rest of federal bureaucracy are biased.

The left wing is working like a virus as it is spreading to every institution from the media to the Pentagon.

They will keep some Republicans around as the token opposition to give perception or illusion the USA is not a one party plutocracy.


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