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

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Apr 10, 10:02pm 5,932 views   449 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


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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411   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2022 Mar 18, 11:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

War Room's Cold Open today. Watch the first few minutes. NGOs and Media discussing with each other how necessary it is to manipulate the visuals to get the desired opinion.

original link
415   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Mar 23, 9:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


As everyone knows, the news media knows what's best for us and they always tell the truth. The only problem is that they use really big and complicated words that we simple folk just don't understand. How will you ever keep up? Well, don't worry! We prepared this special translation guide just for you, so the next time you're watching the news you'll be able to follow along!

1) "Debunked conspiracy theory" = a completely factual event that is 100% true and we don't like it

2) "This is dangerous misinformation" = we don't really agree with it but people are still sharing it

3) "Farm animal bacterial infection treatment" = penicillin

4) "Conservative panelist" = guy who once voted for Ronald Reagan, possibly by mistake

5) "Super-spreader event" = gatherings of people we don't like

6) "This is the end of democracy" = Trump said a thing

7) "Settled science" = a non-reviewed study by a possibly fictitious organization that just came out this morning

8) "Widespread outrage" = 3 people on Twitter got mad

9) "Racist statements" = literally means nothing

10) "Informal gathering of like-minded people that fosters a sense of camaraderie and community among friends and neighbors" = bread lines

11) "Zero" = anywhere from zero to several trillion

12) "Republicans pounce" = uh oh... a Democrat raped someone

13) "Mostly peaceful" = it was hyper-violent but we agree with it

14) "Racist dog whistle" = a super-secret whistle that only racists can hear and only we heard it

15) "Anonymous sources" = we totally made this up

16) "This is an apple" = this is a banana
416   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Mar 23, 10:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


Candace Owens Goes Viral With Response to New York Times Reporter’s Email Citing…The New York Times

Candace Owens went viral on Monday after she responded to a New York Times reporter with citations from the newspaper after the reporter seemed to suggest Owens was echoing Russian state media when she said Ukraine is corrupt.

“Received an email from The NYTimes asking for comment regarding me ‘advancing ideas that Ukraine is a corrupt country’—similar to Russian state TV,” Owens told her followers via social media. “I replied informing them that I actually got my ideas from The New York Times, and provided them links to their past articles.”

“As just one example, here is a piece from the NYT Editorial Board titled, ‘Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption,’” the conservative host wrote, linking to the Times piece.

“I educated myself about both the neo-Nazi problem in Ukraine and the unyielding corruption by reading your newspaper, not Russian state media,” she continued. “Is there something specific I said that was different form what you guys have written in the past?”
417   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Mar 24, 8:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


Scroll down for Luc Montagnier’s TV appearance in late April, 2020, to report that “the coronavirus” could not have made a natural leap from bats to humankind—a finding that the “journalists” on set found most disquieting, since it went against the script they’d all been reading dutifully for several months (the same zoonotic-origin story that ends the 2010 Hollywood pandemic-flick Contagion).

In order to prop up the SARS-CoV-2 propaganda narrative, those “journalists” sputtered in protest of Montagnier’s claim exactly as these other “journalists,” the other dayl attempted to prop up the “Ukraine” propaganda narrative, in sputtering reaction to the Ukrainian woman who perturbed them all by contradicting the now-all-pervasive propaganda narrative about “Ukraine.”

What all this tells us is that the professional “journalists” in France are just as much a part of the state propaganda apparatus as their counterparts in the US, Britain, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and wherever else real journalism has been largely wiped away, and turned into its opposite.
420   richwicks   ignore (3)   2022 Mar 25, 9:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Patrick says
What all this tells us is that the professional “journalists” in France are just as much a part of the state propaganda apparatus as their counterparts in the US, Britain, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and wherever else real journalism has been largely wiped away, and turned into its opposite.

At this point, does it really need to be shown that western journalism is propaganda? This is the Izvestia and Pravda of the west.

I'm probably out of the loop, but does anybody really not realize our news is just propaganda at this point?

No offense to older people, but I would think anybody 65 and below would have to realize this by now with the exception of maybe 18 and below. Any adult should recognize this, and I'm well aware that the boomer generation grew up with real news sources so they may not be able to readily accept the transition that happened.
421   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2022 Mar 25, 10:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

You vastly underestimate the stupidity of millenials.
425   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Apr 12, 6:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


Everything wrong with journalism under one roof
The Atlantic’s ‘disinformation’ conference ignored the beam in their own eye

Everything wrong with journalism and our media was on display last week at the University of Chicago, where the Atlantic held what they threatened would be an annual conference on “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy.”

The roster at the conference included Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, who has yet to follow up on anonymous accusations against Donald Trump that he published two years ago. According to the Atlantic, Trump called soldiers who died at Normandy “suckers and losers.” After the story was challenged, Goldberg promised more reporting and sourcing, yet nothing else was ever released.

Also appearing at the conference was Atlantic writer Anne Applebaum, who was confronted by students during a question and answer session on her prior dismissal of the Hunter Biden laptop investigation, a story that Twitter subsequently blocked. Applebaum said she still isn’t interested in the laptop, despite recent polling that shows 52 percent of the country believes it is an important story that the media attempted to suppress on the eve of a national election.

The press’s treatment of the Hunter Biden revelations was itself a massive disinformation campaign, even as White House press secretary and future MSNBC host Jen Psaki labeled it Russian disinformation. Yet Psaki has still not addressed this — and don’t expect anyone at the Atlantic to confront her about it anytime soon.
426   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Apr 13, 11:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Here is a small independent journalist doing the right thing, actually LOOKING at official records, following up, and reporting:


APRIL 13, 2022 · 7:20 AM
Vicious Assault at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach last month. Why the silence?
By Michael G. Stogner

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve SMC
How is the Public supposed to protect/defend themselves from this Vicious Unprovoked Assault if they are not even informed that it happened?

22-SF-004137-A | The People of the State of California vs. Raekwon Marquise Bush is in Court April 14, 2022, Time 9:00 AM for Preliminary Hearing in front of Hon. Judge Donald Ayoob for this crime.

Location Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Cypress Trail, Moss Beach, CA March 28, 2022, a 25 year old Raekwon Marquise Bush was arrested and booked into Maguire Jail in Redwood City.

Sorry for the delay of 16 days in reporting this Vicious and Unprovoked attack on a woman.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

D.A. Stephen M. Wagstaffe
I requested information on this arrest on March 29, 2022 @ 5:11PM from San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, his Public Information Officer Rosemerry Blankswade and San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. As you can see from these e-mails Steve Wagstaffe was the only one to respond on March 29, 2022. I never heard back from him after that.

RE: Man Arrested by Sheriff’s Office yesterday 3/28/2022 Location Moss Beach, Rangers involved.


Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org >To:Michael Stogner Tue, Mar 29 at 5:57 PM That sounds serious and should help figuring it out.
From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com >
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:51 PM
To: Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org >
Subject: Re: Man Arrested by Sheriff’s Office yesterday 3/28/2022 Location Moss Beach, Rangers involved.
Thank You Steve, The female victim went to the Hospital by ambulance and several SO Deputies were on scene if that helps.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 5:46:03 PM PDT, Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org > wrote: Hi Michael, I will check with my charging prosecutors and see if such a case has been brought into us. If so, I will get you the information you ask about. Thanks Steve From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com >
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:11 PM
To: Stephen Wagstaffe <swagstaffe@smcgov.org >
Subject: Man Arrested by Sheriff’s Office yesterday 3/28/2022 Location Moss Beach, Rangers involved.
Hello Steve, That’s about all I have at this moment, I’ve asked Carlos and his PIO but No response. What is his next court date? What is his name, age and what city does he live in. He assaulted a Moss Beach resident right after his female partner assaulted the same woman, all the while holding a child and a small kitten. The man had a Pit Bull.
Thank You, Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: There was a second criminal report filed on the next day March 29, 2022. It involves different people. That is still two Law Enforcement involved at the same location in 2 days.

This is what San Mateo County Sheriff Office Press Release was for March 28, 2022

The residents of the neighborhood and all visitors to San Mateo County Coast should have been notified as soon as this happened. You can not have your Law Enforcement and elected officials withholding important information from you. This has got to STOP.

Body Worn Camera Videos is just one example, They are paid for by the Taxpayers and the purpose is to protect the public and assure the public that Law Enforcement is acting according to the law. They should be released to the public within 24 hours of an incident, and they should be UNEDITED.

Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. It’s been almost 2 years since her Homicide in Half Moon Bay and the Axon Log Records are still being withheld from the public by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
427   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Apr 14, 10:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

One name was everywhere, the other name was hidden because he's a violent racist.
429   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Apr 17, 5:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


"These papers are also three to four times more likely to mention an offender's race at all if he is white," the Free Beacon reports.
430   AmericanKulak   ignore (1)   2022 Apr 17, 6:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Patrick says

The Atlantic and the Boston Globe, they overpaid.

Lauren Powell Jobs is really a demon in her beliefs.
431   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 Apr 19, 10:15am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          


Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey accused CNN Monday of creating conflict during the Ferguson riots for the media company and filming it.

“I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*ck CNN,'” tweeted Dorsey.
432   richwicks   ignore (3)   2022 Apr 19, 10:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

RC2006 says
Are Dems really going to blame all shit from their policies on Russia.

Of course. Russia hacked our election didn't they? It wasn't just that people were sick and tired of corrupt, Neocon warmongers being "president".
433   richwicks   ignore (3)   2022 Apr 19, 10:47am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Patrick says
You haven't been reading about the neo-Nazis in Ukraine yet, I assume.

There is a lot to read, if you look.

Does it really matter about the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? They are just dumbshits that are being used as pawns. They are just mafia really when it boils down to it.
442   Patrick   ignore (0)   2022 May 1, 10:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

After the headline in the NYT calling Tucker Carlson an “American Nationalist” I suggest it is reasonable to conclude that the New York Times is anti-American and pro-Uniparty? Perhaps the paper should relocate its headquarters to Davos Switzerland so that it can better represent its constituency?

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