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Media Bias and the Decay of Journalism

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American journalism is suffering from ‘truth decay’ — the media have become more biased over the last 30 years, RAND study says

American journalism is losing its objectivity. That’s according to a new analysis on news discourse. In the study, released this month, researchers found a major shift occurred between 1989 and 2017 as journalism expanded beyond traditional media, such as newspapers and broadcast networks, to newer media, including 24-hour cable news channels and digital outlets. “Notably, these measurable changes vary in extent and nature for different news platforms,” it found. RAND is a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank based in Santa Monica, Calif. “Our research provides quantitative evidence for what we all can see in the media landscape,” said Jennifer Kavanagh, a RAND senior political scientist and lead author of the report, the second in a series on the phenomenon of “Truth Decay,”

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-a-truth-decay-in-american-journalism-study-says-media-has-become-more-biased-over-the-last-30-years-2019-05-15

Here is a clip that made me chuckle, thought are friends from across the pond and up north would enjoy it as well. 

 

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BrooklynGuy

Trump’s latest move against the press: Get to da choppa!

In his latest battle with the American news media, President Trump is bringing out the heavy artillery: Marine One. Since abandoning the daily press briefing, which had sunk into an embarrassing spectacle where journalists would bully former press secretary Sarah Sanders, the White House now favors “chopper-pressers” where the boss interacts with the media while his helicopter idles nearby. Like his use of Twitter, Trump’s impromptu gaggles frustrate the media and enable him to control the message for the day.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/10/11/trumps-latest-move-against-the-press-get-to-da-choppa/

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Unrelated but quite satisfying aside:   Shepherd Smith our at Fox

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Gwynbleidd
13 hours ago, BrooklynGuy said:

Like his use of Twitter, Trump’s impromptu gaggles frustrate the media and enable him to control the message for the day.

I must say, I do think this is one of the most hilarious things about Trump!  LOL

He doesn't allow the media to create their own agenda and that must infuriate the hell out of them. 

When you think about the past, the media has always had the first say on the way any of our news is delivered, but since Trump has come onto the scene, you get it straight from the horses mouth, so there's no mix-up in the translation. 

The media is simply left trying to spin it the way they want to, and it's got to be awfully frustrating for them, because they've got to end up twisting things in such a way, it sometimes sounds absolutely ridiculous by the time it gets back to us. :lol:

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BrooklynGuy

Inside the media’s relentless crusade to destroy President Trump

Last week The Washington Post revealed the alarming news that House Democrats were considering having their anonymous “whistleblower” testify from a remote location, and in disguise. Just as shocking as the details of this plan was the justification the Post ladled on this Democratic effort to hide impeachment information from the public. t explained, high up in the story, that the cloak-and-dagger approach was merely Democrats expressing “distrust of their GOP colleagues, whom they see as fully invested in defending a president who has attacked the whistleblower’s credibility and demanded absolute loyalty from Republicans.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/10/13/inside-the-medias-relentless-crusade-to-destroy-president-trump/

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Earl.Of.Trumps
On 10/12/2019 at 5:21 AM, Gwynbleidd said:

but since Trump has come onto the scene, you get it straight from the horses mouth, so there's no mix-up in the translation. 

Exactly. And man, do the dems want him to stop texting. LOL. Must be working.

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And BTW, the Drudge Report had a nice article about a CNN whistleblower who is coming out with tapes and other information to show how the network creates bias in the news. The bias being, heavily Democrat Party.

LOL, like we didn't already know that :D  So anyway, , I hope CNN enjoys their outing, coming to a responsible network near you. 

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Same story two different fake news views, we report you decide: :santa:

Headline of story on far left leaning NY Daily News Website:

'Quid pro quo’ envoy set to deliver damaging impeachment blow to Trump on Ukraine dirt-digging

https://nypost.com/2019/10/11/us-ambassador-gordon-sondland-now-plans-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-inquiry/

 

Headline of story on right leaning NY Post Website:

US ambassador Gordon Sondland now plans to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-gordon-sondland-rudy-giuliani-impeachment-ukraine-20191017-fuh27git5jcyzfqliutmoy6jy4-story.html

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On 10/13/2019 at 12:59 PM, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

And BTW, the Drudge Report had a nice article about a CNN whistleblower who is coming out with tapes and other information to show how the network creates bias in the news. The bias being, heavily Democrat Party.

LOL, like we didn't already know that :D  So anyway, , I hope CNN enjoys their outing, coming to a responsible network near you. 

I was interested too....until they said it was from project veritas.  The details that are out are hilariously typical of their shenanigans (aka fake news which is uber ironic) , not that the civilized world is listening anyways, Project Veritas shot their respectability load long ago.

 

 

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If these accusations turn out to be true Fake News NBC has a lot of explaining to do. :santa:

Ronan Farrow says NBC’s alleged cover-up of sexual misconduct is ‘bigger’ than Matt Lauer

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2019/10/14/ronan-farrow-new-book-catch-and-kill-alleged-cover-up-harvey-weinstein-matt-lauer/3948761002/

 

Looks like a cover up over at that Woke Bastion of impartiality and Promoter of Women's rights NBC. :lol:

NBC won't authorize outside investigation of Matt Lauer sexual misconduct allegations

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2019/10/17/nbc-wont-authorize-outside-investigation-matt-lauer-allegations/4015268002/

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Earl.Of.Trumps
9 hours ago, Farmer77 said:

 

I was interested too....until they said it was from project veritas.  The details that are out are hilariously typical of their shenanigans (aka fake news which is uber ironic) , not that the civilized world is listening anyways, Project Veritas shot their respectability load long ago.

Fair enough but does veritas ruin the testimony of the leaker?

That's like me saying that if CNN interviews Chrissy Blasey Ford, who lays it all out, that it must be fake news ONLY because CNN did the interview.

Doesn't quite work that way.  In that case, it is only shooting the messanger

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Farmer77
17 hours ago, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

Fair enough but does veritas ruin the testimony of the leaker?

It certainly taints it. Particularly in this case since they are making him out to be an insider when he wasnt even a CNN employee. When the whole thing starts out bunk you at least have to throw on the brakes and examine it very closely.

IDK man unless there are some unreleased bombshells in that video claiming CNN is biased because Zucker wanted them to focus on impeachment news is pretty weak when the majority of the country voted against the guy (in other words ratings, duh!) and other than that Network Staffers Unfazed by Project Veritas’ ‘Expose CNN’ Campaign: No One ‘Really Cares About This’

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The videos show conversations with two CNN media coordinators, Nick Neville and Christian Sierra. A CNN insider told TheWrap that while there isn’t much worry about the content of the videos — “I don’t think anybody really cares about this” — especially outside the D.C. bureau, if there is any outrage, it’s that O’Keefe targeted junior staffers.

“It’s so ugly, with no regard for the fact that you could ruin these kids’ careers because they thought you were their friend,” the CNN insider said, adding, “O’Keefe doesn’t tell his audience a media coordinator is essentially like an assistant or a junior staffer who is doing, like, video logging.”

Also Read: Washington Post Exposes Project Veritas for 'Scheme' Involving Phony Roy Moore Accuser

The insider said Project Veritas “tricked” the media coordinators, which is “gross,” but a typical tactic for the operation: “He preyed on kids who were starting their careers, gave them booze, set them up. They thought that they were his friend and then they cut deceptively — deceptively cut out their leading questions … It’s really sad.”

 

17 hours ago, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

Doesn't quite work that way.  In that case, it is only shooting the messanger

I genuinely try not to be like that. I read right wing sites daily. There is a difference though between a story being covered from a perspective you dont appreciate and stories being outright fabricated , video being manipulated etc. Due to that there are a couple of folks who the first assumption is that whatever story theyre spinning is a lie , im willing to be proven wrong, im just not willing to be a sucker.

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DieChecker

I dont know if most media are liars. But they certainly will take 20% of all facts on something, that favor their bias, and present that 20% as 100%.

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Earl.Of.Trumps
4 hours ago, DieChecker said:

I dont know if most media are liars. But they certainly will take 20% of all facts on something, that favor their bias, and present that 20% as 100%.

Yup. I don't know how many times during the two year Mueller investigation, some propaganda artist on CNN would say of some piece of leaked "evidence" that "this is the smoking gun". This is it!  and we sonder why the leftists have TDS? CNN did more that its share to produce that result.

Totally irresponsible and makes them look the propaganda arm of the dems, no doubt.

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DieChecker
On 10/19/2019 at 10:31 AM, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

Yup. I don't know how many times during the two year Mueller investigation, some propaganda artist on CNN would say of some piece of leaked "evidence" that "this is the smoking gun". This is it!  and we sonder why the leftists have TDS? CNN did more that its share to produce that result.

Totally irresponsible and makes them look the propaganda arm of the dems, no doubt.

It seems that CNN has decided on Warren. And so we're seeing some blistering work from them on Gabbard, Biden, and Buttigieg, because they have DARED confront her.

Election Meddling some would call it... if it was being done by Trump.

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Group applies to trademark ‘fake news’ to stop Trump from using it

The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has applied to trademark the term “fake news,” chapter president Emily Bloch writes in Teen Vogue. Bloch argues in her piece that President Trump’s “hefty use of the term — and the way it’s caught on among his followers — threatens the livelihood of healthy discourse within a democracy,” adding that he has referenced the term over 1,200 times since taking office. The op-ed highlighted a Knight Foundation/Gallup study that found American trust in the media is at an all-time low.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/10/22/group-applies-to-trademark-fake-news-to-stop-trump-from-using-it/

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1 hour ago, BrooklynGuy said:

Group applies to trademark ‘fake news’ to stop Trump from using it

The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has applied to trademark the term “fake news,” chapter president Emily Bloch writes in Teen Vogue. Bloch argues in her piece that President Trump’s “hefty use of the term — and the way it’s caught on among his followers — threatens the livelihood of healthy discourse within a democracy,” adding that he has referenced the term over 1,200 times since taking office. The op-ed highlighted a Knight Foundation/Gallup study that found American trust in the media is at an all-time low.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/10/22/group-applies-to-trademark-fake-news-to-stop-trump-from-using-it/

Do they plan on suing him every time he uses it? More nuisance legal battles...

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Here is a classic example of the Fake News Media, who have become nothing more than the Propaganda machine for whatever party they are endorsing be it left or right. After the spat with Clinton, the NY Times, you know that bastion of unbiased reporting, put this hit piece out in a childish attempt to belittle a War Veteran and Female member of Congress. How ****ing pathetic have they become?

Who is Tulsi Gabbard?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/elections/tulsi-gabbard.html

 

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Looks like NBC that woke bastion of impartiality, promoter of Women's rights, the Me Too Movement, and fake news journalism is going to have their own rude awakening just like Fox Fake News a few years ago. Huge props to Chris Hayes for calling it what it is. https://metoomvmt.org/about/

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Calls Out Sexual Misconduct Cover-Ups at NBC News

“The insidious, destructive force of the path of least resistance is everywhere you look,” he said on-air. “Heck, I feel the tug of it myself as my own news organization is embroiled in a very public controversy over its conduct.” “It is the kind of journalism that you want to do as a journalist, that everyone who works in this business should want to facilitate,” Hayes said. “Of course, there’s a reason it took so long for the true story about Weinstein to be told, for the many allegations of him to stay locked in a vault, and that’s because time and again, the path of least resistance for those of power was to not cross Weinstein or his army of friends and lawyers.”

Read more: https://nowthisnews.com/politics/msnbcs-chris-hayes-calls-out-sexual-misconduct-cover-ups-at-nbc-news



Same story article from the left's LA Times buried in the entertainment section:

Activist Group Ultraviolet Protests NBC's Handling of Sexual Harrassment

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-10-23/activist-group-ultraviolet-protests-nbcs-handling-of-sexual-harassment-issues

 

Same story from Fox Fake News on the front page: 

Sex assault survivors, activists picket NBC demanding action: ‘It's not just a Matt Lauer problem’

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/media/activists-survivors-nbc-matt-lauer

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The wonder is LA Times posted it at all....

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I see the good folks over at Harvard where you pay $100,000 a year in tuition to be indoctrinated with the principles of socialism are attempting to silence the student newspaper :td:

Harvard Crimson Censured after Asking ICE to Comment for Protest Article

More than 650 people have signed a petition condemning the Harvard Crimson’s coverage of an on-campus protest demanding the abolition of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Crimson reached out to ICE for a comment on a September 13 story about the protest which was led by student-run immigration advocacy group, “Act on a Dream” in cooperation with sympathetic campus groups. A month after the article was published, Act on a Dream started a petition, cosigned by ten other campus organizations, objecting to the Crimson’s decision to reach out to ICE for comment on the grounds that doing so might endanger the students who were quoted criticizing the agency.

Read more: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/immigration-debate-harvard-crimson-censured-after-asking-ice-for-a-comment-for-article-about-anti-ice-protest/

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1 hour ago, BrooklynGuy said:

I see the good folks over at Harvard where you pay $100,000 a year in tuition to be indoctrinated with the principles of socialism are attempting to silence the student newspaper :td:

Harvard Crimson Censured after Asking ICE to Comment for Protest Article

More than 650 people have signed a petition condemning the Harvard Crimson’s coverage of an on-campus protest demanding the abolition of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Crimson reached out to ICE for a comment on a September 13 story about the protest which was led by student-run immigration advocacy group, “Act on a Dream” in cooperation with sympathetic campus groups. A month after the article was published, Act on a Dream started a petition, cosigned by ten other campus organizations, objecting to the Crimson’s decision to reach out to ICE for comment on the grounds that doing so might endanger the students who were quoted criticizing the agency.

Read more: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/immigration-debate-harvard-crimson-censured-after-asking-ice-for-a-comment-for-article-about-anti-ice-protest/

The natural instinct of "the left"; silence all opposition, suppress any alternative points of view to The Narrative. 

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This morning's headlines:

On the left's Yahoo:

Former WH chief of staff says he warned Trump on impeachment

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-wh-chief-staff-says-043603325.html

 

On the right's NY Post

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syria

https://nypost.com/2019/10/27/isis-leader-reportedly-killed-during-us-led-military-raid-in-syria/

 

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Nice to see another respected high profile NBC employee stand up here

Rachel Maddow Says She’s Independently Confirmed Ronan Farrow’s Claim

Rachel Maddow said that she and her staff have “independently confirmed” that NBC News executives told Ronan Farrow to put a “pause in any new reporting” on Harvey Weinstein, backing up a claim he makes in his new book Catch and Kill. Maddow devoted her monologue on her MSNBC show on Friday to Farrow’s book, before he joined her as one of her guests. “We have independently confirmed that NBC News did that,” Maddow told viewers. “That that did happen. He was told to pause his reporting.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nbcuniversal-employees-talk-experiences-sexual-023334622.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews

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