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State Media is the enemy of the People

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  1. Os Trigonum

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    tell me what the disinformation is. NYT used clip art, that's what the NYT apologized for
     
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    Wut?

    FC already pointed that out.
     
  3. Os Trigonum

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    lol. if you say so
     
  4. glynch

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    Billionaire owned media is the enemy of the state and the enemy of 99 to 99.9% of the people. Same with billionaires, Mark, Jack, Jeff who own FB TWT, etc.
     
  5. tinman

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    People jealous of entrepreneurs being successful are enemies of capitalism
     
  6. tinman

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    So when James Harden shows up to the stripclub, all the strippers go to him
    and there's a dude who just got $20 in his pocket complaining that his money is the same as Harden's.

    @Os Trigonum

    Nah bro

    Do not mistaken jealousy for 'equality' from unsuccessful people
     
  7. Os Trigonum

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    more on the New York Times's use of clip art

    "The problem with the New York Times’s Gaza coverage":

    https://spectatorworld.com/topic/problem-new-york-times-gaza-coverage/

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    It has long been an aphorism of journalism that if one man says it’s raining and another says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both, but to look out of the window and see for yourself.

    If the Times journalists had followed the basic tenets of their profession, America’s paper of record would not have become a pawn in the chess game of Hamas. To have the Gray Lady contribute towards Hamas’ war aims was a major boon for the terror group — and another dark day for journalism.
    more at the link
     
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  10. tinman

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    Tenet was a good movie that 95% of Clutchfans don’t understand but 100% of 99ers do

    for example
    In the GARM some art history dropout non contributing member bumped a bunch of my threads
    Then another dumb member thinks I wrote those threads today
    Like the JVG thread

    It’s a tough job being smarter than dummies but someone has to do it
     
  11. Os Trigonum

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    "Yet Another Media Tale -- Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters For a Church Photo Op -- Collapses":

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/yet-another-media-tale-trump-tear

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    In sum, the media claims that were repeated over and over and over as proven fact — and even confirmed by "fact-checkers” — were completely false. Watch how easily and often and aggressively and readily they just spread lies, this one courtesy of CNN's Erin Burnett and Don Lemon:



    With the issuance of this independent debunking of their claims, the journalists who spread this latest lie have started to come to terms with what they did — yet again. “A narrative we thought we knew is not the reality,” NBC News’ chief CIA Disinformation Agent Ken Dilanian awkwardly acknowledged on Meet the Press Daily. Shortly before publication of this article, Politico begrudgingly admitted that while “the department's Park Police failed to give Black Lives Matter demonstrators proper warning before it cleared them from Lafayette Park,” their primary media claim was untrue: “its actions were unrelated to President Donald Trump’s photo-op appearance at a nearby church.” Time will tell how readily others who spread this lie will account for how they — yet again — got this story so wrong.

    Over and over we see the central truth: the corporate outlets that most loudly and shrilly denounce “disinformation” — to the point of demanding online censorship and de-platforming in the name of combating it — are, in fact, the ones who spread disinformation most frequently and destructively. It is hard to count how many times they have spread major fake stories in the Trump years. For that reason, they have nobody but themselves to blame for the utter collapse in trust and faith on the part of the public, which has rightfully concluded they cannot and should not be believed.
    more at the link
     
  12. J.R.

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    LOL … Local Houston reporter.

     
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    Oh that's ****ing hilarious. I love it when morons out themselves as, you know, morons.

    I'm sure this will work out for her and her career.
     
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    "All the Projection That’s Fit to Print":

    https://www.city-journal.org/on-the...ness-to-what-it-has-become?wallit_nosession=1

    All the Projection That’s Fit to Print
    On the New York Times’s blindness to what it has become
    Lee Siegel
    June 20, 2021

    Psychologists define projection as “the defense mechanism by which unacceptable psychological impulses and traits in oneself are attributed to others.” Proust evoked it in lyrical fashion: “It is the tragedy of other people that they are merely showcases for the very perishable collections of one’s own mind.” We demonstrate the concept whenever we accuse someone of exhibiting shameful or unpleasant qualities that we possess ourselves or when we claim that someone is practicing the same dynamic on us. Projection has become such a familiar mental process that you would think professional journalists, well-versed in the devious byways traveled by the human mind, would, at least in the course of the editing process, recognize it when they see it.

    Not at the New York Times, apparently. A recent headline in that newspaper declared that “For Republicans, ‘Crisis” is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up.” The article proceeds to list the various areas in which the Republican outrage machine is manipulating the appearance of crisis for political reasons: the “economic crisis” caused by what conservatives see as “overly generous employment benefits”; “a national security crisis, a border security crisis . . . [a] humanitarian crisis, and public health crisis; and a separate [whatever that means] energy crisis.”

    This is not to mention the cultural front, where Republicans are, we are told, proclaiming one crisis after another, from transgender athletes in high school to the teaching of critical race theory in public schools, the second of which the Times dishonestly describes as the benign product of “a graduate school framework.”

    Of course, a skeptic reading the New York Times during the Trump administration and then during the pandemic would not have been surprised to see a slightly altered headline appear more convincingly in another newspaper: “For Democrats, ‘Crisis’ is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up.” For every Tweet, every syllable, practically every breath that Donald Trump took as president served the media, and especially the Times, as the occasion for predictions of imminent catastrophe. The pandemic only intensified the calculated hysteria.

    “The Great Depression is Coming,” “The Market Partied Like It Was 1932,” “Trump is Following in Herbert Hoover’s Footsteps,” “The New Great Depression is Coming,” “This Stimulus Bill Will Not Save the Economy From Collapse”—those were just a few of the many pieces in the New York Times during the pandemic that predicted an economic catastrophe that would last for years.

    Reading the Times over the last four years, you could be forgiven at times for thinking that the paper’s longtime motto, “all the news that’s fit to print,” had been replaced by the Trotskyist slogan: “the worse, the better.” “If it bleeds, it leads” has been the guiding imperative for the news business since its inception, but the combination of fear of being outpaced by social media, sinking profits, and generational conflict in the newsroom taking the form of an ideological putsch transformed the Times from a genial, if sometimes comical Margaret Dumont, reliably huffing in outrage and indignation, into a shrieking Cassandra.

    Trump was creating concentration camps at the border. Trump was making the country vulnerable to North Korea. Trump was emboldening right-wing revolutionaries. Democracy was in peril. The coronavirus would kill millions in the United States. The coronavirus would plague us forever. It would take years to develop a vaccine. Trump was rushing a vaccine that would murder us all. We have a vaccine, but we will never have enough. We have enough, but most Americans won’t want it. Most Americans want it, but America is too disorganized to get it to them. We’re getting it to them, but new mutations will render the vaccines useless. The vaccines work against the mutations, but the inability of developing countries to vaccinate their populations will make Covid an eternal threat. We’ve got Covid under control. But this fall, the flu will return!

    For months, as infection rates plummeted in my New Jersey county, the Times declared on its home page that the risk of getting infected with Covid in my county was “extremely high.” It took the paper weeks to add that if you were vaccinated, your chance of getting infected was low. It took even longer to take out “extremely high.”

    Within the space of a few weeks last spring, the Times ran an article claiming that New York hospitals were facing an “apocalyptic” surge, then a second article reporting that even as one hospital in Elmhurst, Queens faced “apocalyptic” conditions, “3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals.” First, the paper told us, black students were being ruined by remote learning. Now we are told that many black parents prefer remote learning. In January, the Times cried, Proud Boys were poised to overthrow the government—a former Times employee told me that many younger people at the newspaper were refusing to return to work in the Times building because they were convinced that it was about to be assaulted by right-wing commandos. Now we are told by the same newspaper that internal strife is making the Proud Boys come apart.

    Liberals scoffed when Trump used the term “American carnage,” but American carnage is what the New York Times has been projecting since Trump won the presidential election. Such unremitting gloom has the effect of both discrediting opposing views and making the atmosphere so dark that prognostications of doom acquire a moral authority all their own. How can you think of yourself as a moral person when you refuse to accept a vision of reality that threatens all humankind? You might call such an environment of negativity, one that blinds you to any alternative version of reality, “darkness visible”—Milton’s description of hell.

    Last spring, I wrote an essay criticizing the liberal media’s fear-mongering with regard to the pandemic for the Columbia Journalism Review, which styles itself as the nonpartisan “voice of journalism.” The editor-in-chief told me that he couldn’t publish it because it contained statistics that were “all over conservative media.” Whether the statistics were in fact accurate—and they were—was not the point. In the same way, any conservative criticism of the Times—whether of the paper’s astonishing descent into agitprop, or its last-minute changes of embarrassing headlines, or its ideological harassment of its own employees—the paper shrugs off as just another ideologically motivated attack. No one will criticize the paper along similar lines from the left. The punishment is too swift and final. One wonders, anyway, what type of criticism of any element of the Democratic agenda would not be stigmatized as “fabricated.”

    The layers of editing at a newspaper once served as contrasting personal viewpoints that functioned as checks and balances, the aggregation of which approached some kind of neutrality. But when everyone in the editing process becomes blind to his own fabrications and sees the fabrication of truth only as a pernicious activity engaged in by adversaries, then he surrenders the professional self-awareness that is not just at the heart of reporting the news but also an essential quality of culture itself.

    The real crisis is not, as this recent Times article conveys with unwitting ironic absurdity, the Republican declarations of crisis. It is a once-great newspaper’s blindness to what it has become: a “defense mechanism by which unacceptable psychological impulses and traits in oneself are attributed to others.”

    Lee Siegel’s seventh book, Why Argument Matters, will be published next year.



     
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    "Report: United States Ranks Last In Media Trust":

    https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/26/report-united-states-ranks-last-in-media-trust/https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/26/report-united-states-ranks-last-in-media-trust/

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    For years, we have been discussing the decline of journalism values with the rise of open bias in the media. Now, a newly released report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has found something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. The United States ranked dead last in media trust among 49 countries with just 29% saying that they trusted the media. The most tragic aspect is that it does not matter. The media has embraced the advocacy journalism and anyone questioning that trend risks instant cancellation. The result is a type of state media where journalists are bound to the government by ideology rather than law.
    more at the link
     
  18. DaDakota

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    What?

    people aren’t jealous they just want them to pay their fair share.

    DD
     
  19. Os Trigonum

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    rut roh DaDakota versus Tinman Who does it better? thread incoming
     
  20. tinman

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    He’s my brother
     

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