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

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2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm   50,050 views  878 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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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.

734   Patrick   2023 Apr 8, 11:14pm  


“The hilarity of this coming from MSNBC which did nothing but vomit up fake Russian hit stories that came straight from the FBI for six consecutive years, you guys still haven’t apologized for it.”
735   Patrick   2023 Apr 8, 11:24pm  


CNN Downplays Murder of Bob Lee in San Francisco: ‘Mostly Peaceful Homicide’
736   Patrick   2023 Apr 14, 4:30pm  


When 28-year-old Audrey Hale armed herself with a semi-automatic and slaughtered six people, including three children, the media went almost completely dark on the story, pivoting instead to guns and somehow racism. Yes, racism.
737   Patrick   2023 Apr 14, 6:56pm  


Yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal ran an utterly fabulous monstrosity of a story headlined, “Air Guardsman Arrested in Connection With Leaked Documents.”

In a story so moronic that it is painful to have to write about it (they’re practically daring me to use the ‘r’ word, and I’ll do it, just try me), the 100% government-controlled, perfectly useless, heinously criminal corporate media was made out to be the hero of the evolving narrative. As I type this, I can feel the IQ points storming out of my cranium in a huff, bags hastily packed, irate at just being asked to consider this ridiculous fairy tale sufficiently credible to even make fun of it. It’s the kind of story I would usually blithely ignore, except that a hastily-assembled taradiddle like this one evidences a historic, narrative-wrecking goof up of Bidenic proportions.

As Tennyson used to say about the poor doomed soldiers of the Light Brigade, not though the soldier knew, someone, somewhere, had blundered.

And how.

According to the breathless media reports, in the speediest investigation in history, by crack investigative journalists sprinting past law enforcement, diligent New York Times sleuths supposedly nabbed the Minecraft Papers leaker — who allegedly had physical access to top-secret, print-only documents from five different intelligence agencies — who was promptly taken down in a massive FBI raid.

The devilish traitor — definitely NOT a whistleblower exposing official White House lies, no, never, this is NOT like the Pentagon Papers at all, how dare you, do you love Putin or something? — is supposed to be a 21-year-old part-time member of the Air National Guard and video game aficionado.

Give me a break. The story is utterly preposterous and the Journal knows it. Although it couldn’t risk biting the withered, decaying hand that feeds it tasty intelligence snacks, the Journal still couldn’t quite help expressing some thinly-veiled skepticism:

It wasn’t immediately clear why somebody with his job title—cyber transport systems journeyman—would have access to the types of files that have surfaced.

You don’t say! I can’t wait to hear the convoluted cock and bull they come up with to explain how videogamer Jack Texiera, 21, outwitted the top intelligence agencies in the country. This should be good.

The Journal reported with a straight face that Joe Biden and President Zelenskyy both said the leaks were completely harmless and didn’t give away anything worth noting. The leaked files “have no operational significance,” Mykhailo Podolyak, a Ukrainian presidential adviser, said in an interview. “They have no impact on the front line or the planning of the General Staff.” The Former Vice President, when asked for an update on the leak investigation Thursday during a trip to Dublin, said he was concerned that the leak happened, but “there’s nothing contemporaneous that I’m aware of that’s of great consequence.”

Well then, what’s all the hoopla about?

Meanwhile, the alphabet networks (CNN, MSNBC, etc) piled on Mr. Texiera, breathlessly reporting the young Massachusetts man is a racist, sexist, homophobe with a gun fetish and probably a Trump supporter. In other words, he’s a terrifically bad person. Virtue signal fail. So obviously Mr. Texiera can’t be a whistleblower or anything good like that.

Coincidentally, this was also, of course, the official, government-approved narrative:

... I hardly know where to start with this ridiculous buffoonery. We are meant to believe that a junior Air National Guardsman somehow collected top-secret documents from multiple highest-level intelligence sources and then plunked them onto his Minecraft video game server for no reason whatsoever. And then somehow the New York Times, which still can’t even find Antifa or ActBlue, somehow traced the leak all the way back to Texiera before the FBI, CIA, DoD, NSA, and everyone else who was looking for him.

Still — all of of this crack reporting blindly ignores the plain fact that Texiera — if he really was the leaker, and regardless of how virtuous he is or isn’t — is actually a hero who apparently single-handedly uncovered the U.S. government’s illegal secret proxy war and top officials’ countless lies to Congress and the American people.

Can someone remind me how you spell “patsy?”
738   richwicks   2023 Apr 14, 7:25pm  

ad says

That is because mainstream journalists are compromised and biased.

No. They have been propagandists for 20 years, they aren't "compromised". Their job is to misinform the public

Telling you this 20 years ago, was a fucking horrible thing to have to do. You'd be calling me a conspiracy theorist, a nutcase, somebody that lost their tin foil hat, and lost their meds. Nothing has changed in those 20 years, there's no apologies to those that were right, it's just savage. There's never a fucking apology, ever.

You have no idea what a burden you place on the sane. We see through all this bullshit, and we beg you to as well. We are on our knees, see what we see. It's so obvious to us, do you pretend not to see it, or do not you really not see it?

There's no "news" on television, or radio. Don't you see this?

I honestly am starting to think people around me, aren't human. Have you no soul? Have you no morality? I had dogs with better morality than most "people" I know. They were very good dogs though.
741   Patrick   2023 Apr 18, 7:40pm  


This isn't just poor framing. This isn't unintentional mischaracterization. This isn't accidental distortion. This is laughable propaganda that should have every honest individual associated with the paper in any capacity heading for the doors barring some kind of retraction and apology. Note that it's not just the agenda-pushing that is offensive here.

The fact that something like this could be published speaks directly to the lack of respect the New York Times has for the intellect and integrity of their readership. They clearly believe that readers will be either too stupid to think through the audacious ignorance of their claim, or be willing to ignore the outlet's dishonesty in order to further their shared objectives in the culture war.

Just pause and consider what believing the Times' premise would require. If this battle over transgender ideology was truly the work of conservatives desperate to find an issue to fundraise on, that would mean that up until just a few years ago, everyone on earth accepted the idea that there was no distinction between male and female, that gender was wholly separate from biological sex, and that there is simply a sliding scale of sexuality that an individual can move freely along their entire life.

Then, into this settled reality, came conservative social warriors who decided to upend what we all understood. These dastardly conservatives advanced a new and preposterous notion that there exists a male/female gender binary between which all human beings can be properly and scientifically distinguished. Suddenly, a culture that had always accepted and embraced boys in girls' restrooms, men competing in women's sporting competitions, and the presence of pronoun terms like zie and xyr, was thrown into chaos, warring over their divisive agenda.

No one – not even the most hard-hearted, stubborn, dogged trans activist – believes such a thing. Yet here is the Times, confidently tossing their credibility onto a funeral pyre, trusting that their ideological brethren on the progressive left won't hold them accountable for their dishonesties.
743   Patrick   2023 Apr 26, 7:13pm  


He told all the media there including @nytimes that @TuckerCarlson was fired and Julian Assange is in detention for 'DOING YOUR JOB".

Lol, this guy is great!

And... they cart him away. The NY Times is truly the enemy of the people.

His names seems to be Jose Vega.

745   Patrick   2023 Apr 27, 10:14am  


Did you hear about the Alabama mass shooting at a 16th birthday party less than two weeks ago?

[April 15th's] shooting at a 16th birthday party shocked Dadeville, a sleepy east Alabama town of 3,200. Besides the four people killed, 32 others were injured, four of them critically. The Sweet 16 birthday party, at a dance studio just off the town square, was in full swing when gunfire erupted.

Investigators say 18-year-old Phil Dowdell, 23-year-old Corbin Holston, 19-year-old Marsiah Collins, and 17-year-old KeKe Smith were killed in the gunfire. Another 32 people were rushed to hospitals across the region for injuries ranging from minor to critical.

32 people!

... why has the national media silent on this over the last week? You'd think the gun-control advocates would be all over this!

755   HeadSet   2023 May 12, 11:53am  

"Dark white" does not exist. Maybe next they will say "permo-tanned white."
757   Patrick   2023 May 16, 9:57am  


U.S. — After John Durham's newly released report confirmed the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was entirely fabricated, several notable media figures admitted they lied to the American people for 3 years but promised that they're totally telling the truth about everything else.

"I would never lie to the American people. Except for that one time. That doesn't count," said CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley. "Just look at how serious and trustworthy my face is. Look at my sincere gaze as I stare soulfully into the camera and deliver my prepared lines with the gravitas of a real truth-teller. Come on!"

"You can still trust us," agreed CNN Anchor and part-time anonymous message board foot model Jake Tapper. "Even though we divided the country in hatred and anger for three years to try to destroy Trump over a false narrative, and then continued to do so even after we found out it was fake, and then insulted the intelligence of everyone who was skeptical about what we were saying, it doesn't mean we would ever lie to you or anything."

Media-approved anonymous sources claim that 10 out of 10 media experts agree that in spite of the lies about Trump and Russia, Americans should still unquestionably believe every claim the media makes about Ukraine, COVID, domestic terrorism, the 2020 election, and who is a racist and who isn't.

At publishing time, Joy Reid also chimed in, saying everyone who doesn't agree with her is a racist.
765   Patrick   2023 Jun 1, 9:00am  


The regular CBC "experts" bribed hundreds of thousands of dollars .Watch until the end. This testimony shows CBC planted a fake sign at the convoy and knowingly lied throughout the past 3.5 years at the cost of all good Canadian's. The exposure of the CBC has finally come. Find out how CTV and other mainstream news channels also signed on to be part of a new fake news group with an actual name, so they would all tout the same lies at the same time in unison.Please sign up to volunteer at the Langley, BC location of the NCI for May 2-4. I will be there too. Sign up at nationalcitizensinquiry.caOr- Donate to their extensive costs and/or share the inquiry dates WIDELY on all of your platforms.

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