Category Archives: The Media’s Preferred Narrative

Why does the commentariat so despise Trump’s success?

While the Anti-Trump Mandarins of the Commentariat (ATMC, for short) are busy untwisting their knickers after the President’s historic summit meeting with the Tubby Tyrant of North Korea, I have an important real-estate tip to pass along: beach-front property in North Korea. Keep your eye on it. As Trump said yesterday in his wide-ranging press conference following his meeting with Kim Jong-un, that stretch of land between China and South Korea would be an ideal spot for luxury hotels and condos, if only Kim would stop shooting off cannons there.

“If only.” Bear that in mind, as Donald Trump assuredly will, as you chuckle over the incongruity of “beach-front property” in close proximity to the words “North Korea.”

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CP24: Trial begins for guilty as sin pick-up driving white man accused of killing totally innocent Indigenous man south of Hamilton

Trial begins for white man accused of killing Indigenous man south of Hamilton

HAMILTON — The second-degree murder trial of a white homeowner charged with gunning down an Indigenous man who was allegedly stealing his 15-year-old pickup truck got underway Tuesday under close watch of First Nations leaders in Ontario.

The case has some similarities to the racially fraught trial and acquittal earlier this year of a white Saskatchewan farmer accused of murdering an Indigenous man.

In his opening statement, Crown lawyer James Nadel told jurors that the white accused, Peter Khill, shot Jon Styres, 29, in the early hours of Feb. 4, 2016.

I wonder how this went down at CP24… Hmmmm… The Indian was caught dead to rights on the guys property stealing his vehicle… but it was a 15 year old vehicle, so not worth much and who drives a pickup – no one but white guy Redneck racists, yea torque that so we protect the narrative.

h/t UKMedia

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Why The Media Smears Jordan Peterson As ‘Alt-Right’

NBC News thinks popular psychologist Jordan Peterson is an “alt-right intellectual.”

In a segment that aired Saturday, NBC portrayed Peterson as a dangerous man who seeks to use “psychology, religion and biology to justify the same inequality the Left opposes.”

Throughout the report, the Canadian professor is portrayed as a “favorite figure of the alt-right” — even though the alt-right is never defined.

That’s by design.

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The 15 minutes of fame are about up for Daniels and Hogg

The phrase “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” is credited to either Andy Warhohl or his photographer, Nat Finkelstein (1966 or 1968). Whoever said it first, it has indeed turned out to be true when it comes to persons who are suddenly slingshot into a media firestorm for one reason or another. Soon enough, our twenty-four-hour news cycle moves on to the next cultural or political phenomenon, whether it is legitimate or entirely fake.

We forget these people the minute they disappear from our television or internet screens. We will quickly forget Stormy Daniels and David Hogg, too, and the sooner, the better. Let the next firestorm begin! This one began to stink a few weeks ago.

More… David Hogg Leads Laura Ingraham Boycott Over A Tweet

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BBC to help students identify ‘fake news’

The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information.

The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK.

From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class and online to help them spot so-called fake news.

BBC journalists including Kamal Ahmed, Tina Daheley, Amol Rajan and Huw Edwards will also take part in events aimed at helping students.

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‘Total’ information warfare a threat to democracy: CSIS report

OTTAWA— Welcome to the age of “total information warfare.”

A startling new report released by Canada’s spy agency suggests Western democracies are facing a wide range of threats from disinformation and propaganda campaigns.

The culprits range from a 20-something in Kosovo pushing out “fake news” to make a quick buck, to hyper-partisans trying to influence domestic politics, to sophisticated influence campaigns from hostile nations trying to exploit existing divisions in Western society.

But the report points to a common thread: the use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to publish disinformation at a time when traditional journalism’s authority is under threat.


Traditional journalism’s authority? Partisan rags like the Star squandered that long ago. It’s only going to get worse when Justin put’s them on the payroll. The gatekeeper’s committed suicide, we didn’t kill them.

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Justin Trudeau poised to turn newspapers into distributors of Liberal Party talking points in next budget

Ottawa poised to help newspapers in upcoming budget

OTTAWA — All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget.

The financing is expected to be doled out through the Canada Periodical Fund, which currently assists print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly reportedly discussed the matter during a meeting Thursday with representatives of the Federation nationale des communications, which represents 7,000 people who work in culture and communications.

Joly’s spokesman, Simon Ross, didn’t deny the report and says there will be an announcement in the coming weeks or months concerning the $75-million annual fund, which is currently under review.

It’s bad enough already with rags like the Toronto Star Pravda, it’s going to get a lot worse.

h/t MK

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CNN Glorifies ‘White Allies’ Who Want To Police Your ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Comments

CNN published a glowing and totally uncritical article Wednesday on a group that aims to be “your white allies on Facebook.”

White Nonsense Roundup is composed of 100 self-declared “white allies” who rush “to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person’s racist or racially insensitive thoughts,” according to CNN’s puff piece.

CNN described the group as “roadside assistance for social media debates you’re tired of having.”

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Sarsour, not Trump, most likely TIME’s person of the year

Back and forth it goes. President Trump says he had it in the bag, but turned it down, so far as being named TIME magazine’s person of the year, 2017.

Never happened, say the magazine’s editors. Trump was never in the running.

Why Trump cares about this in the first place is a mystery. In case he forgot, he was last year’s choice.

Anyway, he is the president for the next four years…and hopefully the next eight years…so what’s the big deal?

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Want a Pass from the Media? Call Yourself ‘Mohammed’

Some crime stories the media relish. Others they resist covering. In February of this year, a drunken peckerwood named Adam Purinton shot and killed an Indian engineer in suburban Kansas City thinking the man was an Iranian. The media nationwide ran with this story and shamelessly tied the shooting to the rise of Donald Trump. The Kansas City Star posted more than 50 articles on this one crime alone.

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CNN Panel Of Trump Supporters Unbothered By Charlottesville Comments

CNN’s latest panel of Trump supporters said they were entirely unbothered by Trump’s comments about the violent protests in Charlottesville.

Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were responsible for violence in Charlottesville upset a lot of the country, including some Republicans in Congress. However, the comments clearly resonated with his base.

CNN’s Tuesday morning panel brought together six Trump supporters, three men and three women.

“How many of you were troubled by the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville?” host Alisyn Camerota asked.

Not a single member of the panel raised their hand.

Trump’s Charlottesville comments were fair and balanced and that galls the race war inciting media.

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Trump blames ‘dishonest media’ for misreporting of his Charlottesville comments at Phoenix rally

PHOENIX — President Trump called Tuesday for an end to the racial divisiveness roiling the country and blasted the news media for misreporting his reaction to the deadly violence at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“It’s time for all of us to remember that we are all on the same team. We are all Americans and we all believe right now in America first. And it is happening and it is happening fast,” Mr. Trump said at a campaign-style rally.

The president, who has suffered ongoing criticism of his response to Charlottesville and been blamed for stoking racial tensions, said the “dishonest media” was misreporting his response and trying to tar his administration with racial hatred.

Bet that hurt;)

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Media contortions protect their established narrative in Boston

Something dramatic and important happened yesterday in Boston, but the mainstream provided a counter narrative to mask the shame of it all. The media violated the normal rules of the TV news game – if it bleeds it leads and find a victim — in order to protect the sacred resistance narrative’s presumptive good guys.

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After Media Calls Boston Rally Peaceful, Police Department Sends Out Tweets Telling Different Story

On Saturday, Boston held one of its largest rallies in years.

The rally, allegedly put together to take a stand against white supremacy following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, wasn’t without incident.

An elderly woman had her American flag ripped from her hands. But it didn’t end there. She was dragged by a protester and got knocked to the ground.

Also, members of antifa cursed out a Trump supporter wearing an Afghan War veteranhat as he talked with the media.

Still, various reporters, members of the press, and political personalities gave off the impression that the rally was peaceful

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