Category Archives: Media/MSM

Why Americans Distrust Big Media: INCREDIBLE Spin On New Kevin Spacey Pedophilia Accusations

Last night, the world learned that actor Anthony Rapp is accusing Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on Rapp when Rapp was only 14 years old. The revelation is one of the more strange and disappointing allegations to emerge in the avalanche of post-Weinstein stories of harassment and sexual assault by men in Hollywood and media.

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CNN and Qatar Airways: Taking Fake News to New Heights

For many years, commercial time on CNN International has been filled largely with advertisements for the tourist boards and state-owned airlines of various Muslim countries. Given CNN’s unusually friendly coverage of these countries, and its disinclination to mention Islam when covering such topics as jihadist terrorism and immigrant crime in Europe, it is hard not to view CNN’s willingness to run these commercials with a jaundiced eye.

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The other reason the Emmys are slipping

It’s not just the screaming SJWs that we change routes to avoid. There’s more. From Brent Bozell at Townhall:

There’s another obvious reason awards shows have been slipping: who’s nominated and who wins. Much like the Oscars, Emmy voters lurch toward excess, the egregiously sexy and violent and progressive/”transgressive” products. Popular shows are often rejected because, well, they’re popular, which must mean they’re not smart enough or they’re just too formulaic and predictable.

Shows on the Big Four networks get slighted for cable networks and streaming services. Here are the top Emmy winners by network in 2017: 29 for HBO, 20 for Netflix, 15 for NBC and 10 for Hulu. By contrast, ABC won seven. Subtract NBC’s nine awards for “Saturday Night Live, ” and it won only six. CBS got four. More.

Reality check: In short, the annual production is no longer in touch with the broad public, and therefore it must market outrageous outrage to get attention. But year by year, the outrage matters less. If the operation moved to Canada, maybe they could get government grants to broadcast to a handful of faithful fans.

See also: Time Magazine to sell assets, 3rd quarter warning

Rolling Stone gathers no moss, up for sale

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Vanity Fair is taking a hit too

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Time Magazine to sell assets, 3rd quarter warning

From Reuters:

The publisher, which said in April that it would not sell itself, said assets identified for sale include Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine.

The assets marked for divestitures represent about $488 million, or 17 percent of total revenue for the 12-months ended June 30, the company said.

A sale may be announced as early as the fourth quarter, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. bit.ly/2xkudm5

The New York-based publisher of Sports Illustrated, People and namesake Time said it experienced softness in both print and advertising revenue during the current quarter relative to the forecast issued during the second-quarter earnings call.More.

Reality check: Once again, it isn’t the drumbeat of progressivism that causes the decline. The decline was underway and in that case, lacking a connection with the readership, the staff milled around, doing whatever they felt like – which was, as it turns out, progressive politics.

Recent honesty about the Democratic party’s woes will not save the mag because we all knew about them already. Put another way: If the only news is that Time “gets it,” then Time isn’t a news medium any more.

See also: Rolling Stone gathers no moss, up for sale

Vanity Fair is taking a hit too

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Why Is Google Hiring 1,000 Journalists To Flood Newsrooms Around America?

So what do you do when you fail to elect your chosen candidate and your former political allies and mainstream media turn against you by painting you not as the ‘progressive’, open-minded, friendly tech company that you used to be but as an evil, racist, Russian-colluding corporate villain intent upon destroying all that is sacred in the world?  Well, you just buy the media, of course.

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Snopes in danger of closing doors?

From Chelsea Schilling at World News Daily:

The financial situation has apparently become so dire that Snopes owner David Mikkelson launched a crowd-funding website to solicit donations, according to London’s Daily Mail. Readers contributed more than $500,000 in just the first 24 hours.

As WND has reported, Snopes.com, a website that’s been around since 1995, is sometimes cited by other “fact-checking” sites to support their claims. Facebook has even indicated it plans to use Snopes as one of its arbiters of “fake news.” But WND revealed the site has been criticized by conservatives for a left-leaning bias and admits it has no standard procedure for fact-checking.
More.

 Divorce and lawsuits involved.

Reality check: Genuine fact-checking is always risky. On the other hand, the real-time collapse of standards at legacy media make it a promising field, if safe.

See also: Snopes, surprisingly, debunks fake news about Donald Trump

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City of Ghosts: Citizen journalism is the future

But hardly an easy one. From Meredith Bragg at Reason TV:

The website Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) publishes firsthand accounts of the war crimes of ISIS in often horrific detail. City of Ghosts, a new documentary by Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman, tells the story of the citizen journalists who risk their lives to tell the world about the atrocities committed by the Islamic State.

“After ISIS took over the city there really was not any information going in or any information going out,” explains Heineman. “There were no western journalists there. They would be killed instantly. So this group really provided a service to the world to help understand the atrocities that were being committed in their hometown, which just happened to be the capital of the Islamic State.”

Heineman and RBSS Co-founder Abdalaziz “Aziz” Alhamza sat down with Reason to discuss how these citizen journalists are risking their lives to counter ISIS propaganda. More.

Reality check: The Big Cool can’t be down there on the ground and also freaking out over Trump’s tweets at the same time. For who they are, they have chosen wisely.

See also: New York Times layoffs “humiliating”

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New York Times Sent Three Reporters To The Rebel Media’s Live 2017 Celebration. The age of the upheld handheld.

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Trump forcing people to choose

From Derek Hunter at Townhall:

We live in a world where leftists police speech with Nazi-efficiency. Say anything their twisted liberal minds can distill as racist, classist, homophobic, etc., and no holds are barred. Say the word “crusade” on a college campus – those who don’t flee to the safety of their coloring books and Play-Doh will call the police to report a hate-crime.

The context doesn’t matter, nor does the fact the Crusades were a response to Muslim barbarism. The word is verboten by leftists as anti-Muslim hate-speech. Yet, jihad can mean anything, and thinking it may mean one particular thing, especially when uttered by someone with a radical anti-American ideology, is the highest form of bigotry.

Meanwhile, President Trump delivered a passionate speech defending western civilization and its accomplishments, which have benefited all mankind, and progressives proclaimed it problematic. More.

Reality check: If it is safe to say we do not want to live in a world run by progressives but we do not speak up and vote against it, we are cowards who deserve our fate.

See also: Whose baby is Charlie Gard?

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Melania Trump shines on global stage with her diplomatic skills, grace

The news media continues to snipe at the White House. But there’s some Trump triumph as well. First lady Melania Trump is earning accolades for her grace on the global stage this week. Yes, an admiring press chronicles every fabulous ensemble she wears down to the last fashion detail. But they also are applauding Mrs. Trump’s demeanor and diplomatic skills during her second overseas tour.

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And Yet He’s Still #Winning

 

100 of today’s headlines:

Canadians’ view of U.S. deteriorated under Trump: global survey

The world has less confidence in Donald Trump than Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping

Trump’s White House Shuts Out the Press

Donald Trump bought a piece of Florida for $1, and no one knows why

Renaming Haryana village after Trump a ‘fraud event’, says Official

Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow’s Firm Reportedly Funneled Millions Of Donations From The Poor To His Family

North Korean media: Trump is ‘just following Hitler’s dictatorial policies’ with America First

Sally Yates: I refused to defend Trump travel ban because it’s based on religion

Trump takes a swipe at CNN following resignations

The 4 most brutal numbers in that poll showing the world hates Trump

Los Angeles to legalize street-side food vendors to spite Trump, ICE

Trump May Be Impacting Silicon Valley Home Sales

US global image plummets under Trump: Study

Donald Trump’s highly abnormal presidency: the week of June 26

Trump hotel in Toronto to shed its name

Trump Renews Attacks on News Media After CNN Retracts Story

Trump uses Twitter feed to sell book for Fox News personality, blurring ethical lines

Trump could inspire a ‘return to torture’ around the world, says UN

Countries where Donald Trump does business not included in travel ban

Trump Mocked for Wearing His Watch Too Tight

Reagan’s Daughter Rips ‘Dictator’ Trump for Press Restrictions

President Trump Just Blatantly Promoted Fox News’ Eric Bolling Book on Twitter. Is That Illegal?

Amnesty International: Congress must stop Trump’s Muslim ban

Over the Wall: How Texas Border Communities Are Gearing Up to Fight Trump

The US ‘will survive a Trump presidency’: German opposition lawmaker

Trump Is Testing a Dangerous New Theory About “Collusion”

Trump’s White House Shuts Out the Press

A damning new IMF report pours cold water on the entire Trump agenda

‘I can’t imagine this situation being acceptable’: Trump’s new lawyer reportedly steered more…

US global image plummets under Trump: Study

The world has less confidence in Donald Trump than Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping

How the world’s view of America has changed since Donald Trump took office

Mexico wall is Trump’s worst policy, according to the world

Angela Merkel: I search Trump on Twitter for latest US news

Russia likes the U.S. a lot more under Trump, new poll shows

US mayors endorse 100% clean energy in repudiation of Donald Trump

Israel Only Country To Like Trump Better Than Obama — And Russia

It Is Now Trump’s Job to Protect U.S. Elections

Georgia Bans ‘Covfefe’ License Plates

Sally Yates: Americans should be ‘alarmed’ by Trump’s actions — even if there’s no proof of…

Poet in Chief compresses Trump tweets into transcendent limericks

UN Human Rights Boss Says Trump’s ‘Persistent Flirtation’ With ‘Torture’ Threatens Entire Planet

Trump is waging a new kind of Cold War — and millions of jobs are on the front line

All Of Donald Trump’s Lies

Trump Is Losing the Benefit of the Doubt on Russia

US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals

John McEnroe says Trump once offered him ‘sums of money’ to play Serena Williams but McEnroe…

In the Age of Trump, TV Writers Struggle

We will soon witness the human costs of Trump’s deregulation crusade

US bishops ‘deeply concerned’ as Supreme court allows partial implementation of Trump travel ban

Trump’s unpopularity around the world is dragging down America’s image

North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler

IMF cuts U.S. growth forecasts, cites Trump fiscal plan uncertainty

Iranian-American Organizations issue statements on Trump’s Muslim ban after Supreme Court decision

Here’s all the things that Trump said June was the official month for… none of them LGBT Pride

Anatomy of a presidential attack on CNN

How Donald Trump is killing romance

Global image of USA drops under Trump

Trump Killed America’s Dignity and Integrity. Does The Christian Right Care?

Trump’s millionaire voters losing faith

Europe’s once-positive worldview of U.S. slips under Trump

Basically Everyone but Russia Now Looks on the U.S. Less Favorably

Why the GOP Keeps Pushing Its Wildly Unpopular Trumpcare Scheme

How Low Can Trump Go?

The Exasperating Difficulty of Trying to Understand Trump’s Finances

Pew Survey: U.S. Favorability Declines Because Of Trump Leadership

Seth Meyers Mocks “Dummy” Donald Trump For Trumpcare “Mean” Nickname Boast

Trump’s torture ‘flirtation’ a threat: UN

The White House’s international credibility collapses in Trump era

CNN Retracts Story; President Attacks

Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened – UN rights boss

Ambassador Nikki Haley Violated Federal Law by Retweeting Trump, Group Says

CNN gives Trump opening to blast the media—and ignore healthcare

‘Trump’s ban aimed at spreading Islamophobia’

Banners renaming Mewat village after Trump removed

‘It really does suck’: Trump fan complains support for the president hurts her online dating…

US travel ban regrettable, misguided policy: Iran FM

Sally Yates says the US needs more than a special counsel to get to the bottom of the Trump-Russia affair

Trump, EPA Move to Rescind Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule

Polls: With Trump and weak Loonie, Canadians look down on U.S. travel

Toronto Star Claims Trump Has Said ‘337 False Things’ As President

Iranian Lawmaker Claims That Travel Ban Is ‘Obvious Breach’ of Nuclear Deal

Bloomberg: Trump’s climate stance a ‘PR problem’

Poll: Trump Has Hurt America’s Image in the Eyes of the World

Trump’s travel ban biggest gift for extremist groups, will trigger more terrorist attacks – Iran

Trump errs in bashing CNN; cable news thrives

There’s a fake TIME Magazine cover hanging in Trump’s golf clubs

Trump praises female reporter’s ‘nice smile’ on call to Irish PM

The White House Is Fighting Disney Over Who Writes Trump’s Speech For The ‘Hall Of Presidents’ Exhibit

Citadel’s Ken Griffin says Trump’s 15 percent tax rate isn’t realistic

Trump’s travel ban will breed more terrorism, says Iran  (and they should know!)

Kathy Griffin Complains About Being Under Federal Investigation For Donald Trump Beheading Photo

Donald Trump Has Become The Kardashians… And That’s An Insult To The Kardashians

It’s Up To Congress Now To Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban

The world has no confidence in Trump – survey

Donald Trump, Authority On Fake News, Has Fake ‘Time’ Magazine Covers Hanging In His Golf Resorts

Trump Travel Ban Called ‘Sanctioned Discrimination’

The White House and Trump’s propagandists teamed up to attack CNN at today’s press briefing

New president’s politicking raises ethics flags

And the coup de grâce…

Majority of Americans would give up alcohol to see Trump impeached

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