Category Archives: “Journalists”

Why People Hate the Media: Journalists Lash Out at Sanders Asking What They’re Thankful For

On Monday afternoon, some journalists provided another small nail in the coffin of the media’s credibility when they lost their collective minds on Twitter over White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asking reporters to share what they’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving week.

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St. Louis Police Now Subjected To Monthly Readings About Not Hurting Journalists

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry rebuked officers for their aggressive use of pepper spray and containment tactics while handling protests in the wake of the Sept. 15 acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley for the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The St. Louis Police Department conducted two mass arrests during the days of consecutive protests, arresting several journalists and civilians who weren’t protesting.

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Progressive media’s latest censorship drive: “Constructive” journalism

From Scott H.Greenfield at Simple Justice:

Stephanie West Allen sent me a link to a wikipedia page the other day to alert me to a new “thing” called “Constructive Journalism.” At the top of the wiki page, it read, “This article has multiple issues.” That was an understatement.

Why? Because it was front loaded with malarky.

Constructive Journalism is an emerging domain within journalism that is slowly getting grounded within academia and involves the field of communication that is based around reporting positive and solution-focused news, instead of revolving around negative and conflict-based stories. It aims to avoid a negativity bias and incorporates findings from positive psychology research to produce novel frameworks for journalism.

Therefore, instead of solely reporting on conflicts and problems, constructive journalism aims to gain a more comprehensive portrayal of the issues at hand. It aims to expose core causes of problems but also to report on emerging ideas and developments to shift society towards more impartial and sustainable paths. Constructive journalism aims express how change is possible and highlights the role each member of society may play to foster it. Additionally, it strives to strengthen the ethics code of journalism by avoiding the distortion of information in order to provide a more real portrayal of the world. Constructive Journalism attempts to create an engaging narrative that is factually correct without exaggerating numbers or realities.

Or, to put it in TL;dr terms, “constructive journalism” wants to spin information to manipulate readers into believing it’s substantively legitimate while promoting an agenda. It’s part Happysphere, part bullshit, all rationalization for lying while calling it truth. More.

Reality check: In a progressive environment, malarky is pretty much the only news game in town.

Real journalism, of course, is never constructive. It is transgressive by nature. It tells us what Top People do not want us to know.

See also: Why rubes don’t trust traditional media any more Because we can get wrong information without paying for it.

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Europe: Journalists Against Free Speech

The European Federation of Journalists (EJF), “the largest organization of journalists in Europe, represents over 320,000 journalists in 71 journalists’ organizations across 43 countries,” according to its website. The EJF, a powerful player, also leads a Europe-wide campaign called “Media against Hate.”

The “Media against Hate” campaign aims to:

“counter hate speech[1] and discrimination in the media, both on and offline… media and journalists play a crucial role in informing…policy … regarding migration and refugees. As hate speech and stereotypes targeting migrants proliferate across Europe… #MediaAgainstHate campaign aims to: improve media coverage related to migration, refugees, religion and marginalised groups… counter hate speech, intolerance, racism and discrimination… improve implementation of legal frameworks regulating hate speech and freedom of speech…”

Gone is all pretense that journalism is about reporting the facts. These are the aims of a political actor.

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Weinstein’s Pimps: Revenge Of The Ugly Girls

Liberalism is a sexual assault protection racket. Judging by the last week’s news coverage, EVERYONE in the liberal universe — Hollywood, the fashion industry, the media and Democratic politics — knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predations and nearly all of them were covering it up.

Liberals circle the wagons to protect fellow liberals. All those sacrosanct laws about rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment are the fire ax behind a glass door: “Break in case of conservative.”

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MSNBC Panel: Trump Criticizing Mayor Is ‘Toxic Brew’ Of Racism, Incompetence, Egomania

Karine Jean-Pierre, a Senior Adviser at MoveOn.org, said, “Just when you think the President hits rock bottom, he finds a way to take it even lower. And I think when you look at Puerto Rico, it really brings out the worst toxic brew of Donald Trump–which is the racism, incompetence, and the egomaniac that he is. We are talking about 3.4 million people who are really trying to survive and fighting for their life.”

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Meghan McCain Officially Joins ‘The View’

Meghan McCain has officially signed on to join ABC’s “The View” as a regular cohost just a few days after she departed Fox News.

According to a report by Variety, McCain is expected to join the show sometime in October and will be a co-host alongside current panel members Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris, and Sunny Hostin.

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JOURNALISM ALERT: Washington Post Interviews Third-Graders Who Hate Trump

Unsurprisingly, the small children thought and spoke like small children, which meant they sounded like Leftists. As the Post acknowledged, “While the students were diverse socioeconomically, they were — like the Washington region as a whole — exceedingly un-diverse when it came to politics. In the three classes where I asked how many students would have voted for Hillary Clinton, all hands went up.”

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MSNBC’s Mule-faced Maddow Insists Trump Criticism Of NFL Is Racist Conspiracy

Is it just me or is she morphing into Kathleen Wynne?

Democrat propaganda organ MSNBC’s star anchor Rachel Maddow’s grand Russian conspiracy theories may be running on fumes these days but there is always the old reliable fallback for the left when it comes to scoring political points – race-baiting.

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Narrative Fail: Russia Facebook Ads Showed Support for Black Lives Matter, Clinton

The Democrats’ Trump/Russia collusion narrative took a major hit this week when Facebook leaks about Russia-linked ads forced disappointed Dems to walk back their anti-Trump messaging. Congressional leaders, in the meantime, have reportedly renewed their focus on Team Obama’s election-year political espionage.

The anti-Trumpers’ promising story-line — “Trump and Russia colluded on Facebook” — had to be downgraded to merely “Russia sought to create incivility and chaos” when it was discovered that the Russia-linked group in question promoted issues and groups on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Tomi Lahren Takes on Michelle Obama’s Criticism of Female Trump Voters

‘You’re dang right I voted against Hillary Clinton.’

What do you think of this woman? Tomi is certainly attractive and has strong message although her delivery style puts me off a bit. She’s billed as one of the up-and-coming female Conservative commentators but is pro-choice. Thoughts?

P. S. I may be biased because no one will ever compare to Marissa from The Rebel.

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