Continuing to demolish the media’s Barack Obama-like fetish for the North Korean leader’s sister, Pence described the Kim family as “[a]n evil family clique that brutalizes, subjugates, starves and imprisons its 25 million people” and she’s even been sanctioned by the United States for her role in the country’s worst atrocities.
From Bruce Campion-Smith at the Toronto Star:
A precipitous decline in ad revenues, the shift to digital, and the domineering online presence of Facebook and Google have upset the traditional business model for Canadian news organizations. All are casting for a new model that does work. But the ensuring economic turmoil has seen newsrooms close, journalists laid off and diminished coverage, especially in local news.
On Wednesday, the Fédération nationale des communications (FNC) will hold a news conference in Ottawa to draw attention to the crisis.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has hinted that the Feb. 27 federal budget will deliver some assistance to offset the financial challenges confronting news outlets.
And it appears Ottawa will use the Canadian Periodical Fund to channel the new funding. But federal officials have been quietly putting the word out that the financial assistance might not be as generous as some in the industry are hoping for.More.
Reality check: In an age when everywhere we look, someone is tippy tapping away on his phone, the necrotic Canadian media could only ever be an amplifier for government propaganda, and many of them sound like they are rehearsing for the part. The news, whatever it is, will usually be elsewhere.
See also: YouTube anti-propaganda campaign unfair to public broadcasters, say critics The obvious solution is, in a media-saturated age, that governments to quit funding “public broadcasters.” “Editorially independent independent by statute” is nonsense. They know who butters their bread and they act like it. They’re not to blame for that but there is an unbridgeable chasm between independence “by statute” and independence by “we could go out of business” reality.
Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to “mobilize the black electorate” and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported.
In the coming days, we will hear a familiar profile about the Broward County school shooter. (No, I will not name him, for the reason below.) He was mentally deficient. He was a loner. He expressed violent tendencies. And likely, if the pattern holds, he was prescribed some kind of drugs to control his behavior.
But there is also a media behavioral profile for these situations, and it is perfectly matched to the desires of a deranged person who would like to go out in a blaze of glory.
Massive layoffs, a cancerous fake news crisis, and the humiliating (and expensive) implosion of its digital platform, appear to be the least of CNN’s problems. Because on top of all that, when compared to last year, the far-left cable channel has lost -30 percent of its primetime viewers and -23 percent of its total day viewers.
This is how far from sanity Trump Derangement Syndrome has sent our news media. Their hatred for Trump has so perverted them they are willing to celebrate a mass-murdering tyrant who starves his people.
Police, in cooperation with the Star-Tribune, concocted an entire false narrative to ensure that nobody got the idea that Somali refugees were knifing shoppers at the iconic mall in the name of Islam.
“The measures that we will be working on from now until March are to create a law about ‘confidence in information’ that will permit us to act very quickly when a fake news story goes viral, particularly during an election period,” said Nyssen in an interview with Journal du Dimanche on February 4.
I’m pretty sure we all know where this is leading.
The popular video service said Friday that the new notices are intended to help audiences better understand their sources of news, and they come amid a U.S. government crackdown on a Russian-funded news organization that the U.S. intelligence community has characterized as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin.
Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night as part of a parade of musicians reading excerpts from “Fire And Fury,” the gossip book about President Donald Trump released just weeks ago.
After 10 months of leading the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, counterintelligence official Peter Strzok had not seen compelling evidence that President Trump or high-level campaign officials colluded with the Russian government, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
Trump, who is in Davos for the World Economic Forum, was asked directly about The New York Times’ story and said it was “fake news, folks, fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories.”
“The President is a white supremacist – we heard in Charlottesville the President is a terrorist sympathizer, and our President is a clear and present danger to non-white people in America….Unless the Democratic party realizes that this man is an enemy to non-white people in America – and this is not an exaggeration – everything in his rhetoric and policy has said so – we will be in danger as a sovereign nation.”
CNN reporter Tom Foreman explained that the last time the government shut down, NASA was forced to forgo its monitoring space-faring death rocks for a full two weeks, leaving Earth open to a collision that could devastate our world and wipe out humanity.
It seems ISIS is in such dire straits, it’s no longer able to produce the kind of propaganda that once attracted thousands of fighters from across the Middle East to its mission of restoring the “Caliphate.”