Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Are They Really This Stupid or Just Gaslighting Their Audience!

You'd think a cable news anchor, especially one with a Law Degree, and someone handed the responsibility of reporting on and discussing national politics would be familiar with some of the most basic elements of the U.S. Constitution. You know, like what it says about stuff and how the laws work and all that. You would think these anchors would know a little more than the average citizen. Right?

But what we have in our media is not just breathtaking amount of ignorance. You see, knowledge and experience have nothing to do with becoming a journalist or a reporter or even an anchor. All that matters is that your politics are correct and that you are willing to whore out your credibility to a point where you will stand in front of a burning building and reassure viewers they are witnessing a “peaceful protest.”

Here are just the latest examples the preening Constitutional ignorance of a few of our favorite kick balls. First up we have the always fabulous Don Lemon. Don Lemon Believes he's smart. Don Lemon Believes the Supreme Court Rewrites the U.S. Constitution:
"You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College. Because the minority in this country decides who the judges are and they decide who the president is. Is that fair? If Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the Court and they can do that amendment and they can get it passed."
Frankly, listening to Don Lemon trying to rationalize most anything makes my hair hurt.

Don Lemon actual believes if Joe Biden was president, he could stack the Supreme Court with a bunch of judges and those judges can eliminate the Electoral College by crossing something out on the Constitution, or something.  Sorry Don, you should know by now the founders were smart enough to build in the ability to change things, just not at the whim of emotional media snowflakes. Nothing and no body can make changes in the Constitution without the approval of two-thirds of both houses of Congress followed by ratification by three quarters of our 50 state legislatures. But we know Don Lemon is confused about a lot of things.

Next we have the rage of the menopausal Alisyn Camerota who time is not being kind to, who tells her audience of tens of many that overturning Roe v. Wade automatically outlaws abortion. NO, no, no Alisyn. If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the legality of abortion would be left to each of the 50 states, as it should be as delegated by that pesky 10th Amendment. Yeah, that one in the Constitution....

And of course we can't leave out the Cuomo family sleazeball, Cuomo the Younger, Fredo, who's smart and somehow got himself a fancy law degree and passed the bar.

Speaking on the violent attacks on police stations, looting and burning of buildings Fredo recently pronounced "show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful" Guess he missed the "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" part at the very beginning.

This same stupe also told his viewers “hate speech is excluded” from Constitutional protection.  There is nothing in the Constitution about “hate speech.” It’s a misnomer, an undefinable recently-invented political correct term to beat people with. 

So there you go. These are but a small sample from CNN's self-appointed elite. Ignorant Tools, or Gaslighting Apparatchiks. You decide.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Even This CNN Anchor Was Stunned by Obama's Former China Ambassador's Outrageous Claim

It takes a practiced vulgarian to make a sailor blush. Likewise, it takes a truly outrageous remark by an former Obama administration official to dumbfound even a soft skull CNN anchor.

Generally speaking, if politicians go viral, it’s either because they’ve done something heartwarming, said something stirring or they’ve said something really F**king stupid. Enter Max Baucus, once Obama’s ambassador to China.  This video doesn’t feature Baucus with a puppy or giving an inspirational speech to some first responders, so you guess which one it is.

What brought on the reaction from CNN’s Hala Gorani was what Moldy ol' Max said answering her question about the China situation:
“Now in the United States, if anybody says anything reasonable about China, he or she feels intimidated, worried his head is going to be chopped off. 
Back in the ’30s in Germany, it was very similar. We’re entering an era which is similar to Joe McCarthy back when he was red-baiting in the State Department and attacking communism, and a little bit like Hitler in the ’30s.”
The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that Baucus sits on the board of advisers for the Alibaba Group, one of China’s largest technology firms, and is also on the board of directors of Ingram Micro, which was purchased by a Chinese company in 2016. Bought and paid for, Moldy Max is doing the Chinese's bidding and protecting his own personal gravy train at the expense of American owned industries.  At least the befuddlement the typical TDS infected CNN anchor is something that indeed speaks volumes.

[excerpted from a post @ The Western Journal]

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What Media Disdain for America Looks Like

It did not even take one day. On Sunday, CNN soft skull host S.E. Cupp drew attention for a message she sent out, addressing the conflict taking place between President Trump and the members of the media. Following another coronavirus briefing where the President had pointed words of dismissal for some in the press corps, Cupp sent out this missive of defense on behalf of her profession.
In less than 20 hours, the members of the media completely invalidated Cupp’s tweet. The long-running battle between Trump and the press we have seen in place for years now has not abated during this viral crisis. In fact, both sides appear to be gritting teeth and narrowing eyes during this crisis.

One of the benefits of people being sequestered in their homes is they have the opportunity to see the journalists of this country acting in biased fashion on a nearly daily basis. A number of business owners who have lent their corporate efforts to aid in getting the supply chain fed with needed goods were in attendance. One who spoke at the briefing was Mike Lindell, the maker of My Pillow. As Lindell spoke, the members of the media lost their collective minds, and lashed out in ugly fashion. CNN cut away from the briefing as Lindell was speaking:
Note how Velshi gives no details as to why Lindell was there. This is a supposed journalist, who struggles with the basics of journalism. A journalist might be somewhat curious to look into things, to find out that Lindell has converted 75% of his company’s assets and workforce towards producing much needed surgical masks for the healthcare workers.  this is what is passing for journalism these days.

You would think that in a time of crisis that the press would rise up and react to such a sprawling challenge. We would expect when the country is cast into turmoil the media would serve as a guide and strive to deliver needed information. Instead, we have watched with regularity as journalists have devolved into petulant scolds.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Today in Chinese Coronavirus Craziness

Don't have any idea who most of theses people are in the vid below,
 but my guess they're restless entertainment industry attention whores....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

No Soup For You, Tater!

WH Excludes CNN From Traditional Luncheon
 Before State of the Union

CNN's media hall monitor Brian Stelter announced today that he's shocked, SHOCKED that his network appeared to have been left off the guest list of the traditional White House pre-State of the Union luncheon. The luncheon is an intimate off-the-record confab in which the president usually gives an insight into what he'll talk about in his annual congressional address.

Like presidents before him, DJT typically invites anchors from all the major networks to dine with him at the White House. The lunch conversation is considered off the record, but it gives the anchors a sense of the president's state of mind before they anchor SOTU coverage.

Tater was upset no news organization boycotted the event to show support for the flailing network who still calls themselves news. And although journalists who accept the invitation agree not to report on what is said there, details of the meeting inevitably slip out.  Former CBS News anchor disgraced teleprompter reader, Dan Rather said that he was disappointed that other networks didn't take a stand in favor of CNN.  But hey Dan, no one really gives a shit what you think.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Bet You Won't See This Story on CNN

Anyone who has wasted time watching either CNN or MSNBC knows who April Ryan is. White House correspondent for National Urban Radio (what ever that is) and an obnoxious cable news channel racial flame thrower, she's been one of the loudest of the media mouths to criticize DJT's attack on Fake News, and a leading proponent of the delusional idea DJT is suppressing free speech. She also has gone as far as insist that as members of the media they are in danger of physical attacks because people believe they don't tell the truth anymore, as if that is a new development. 

So it seems quite ironic, not to mention a wee bit of hypocrisy, that she would be involved in such action as happen at a recent event where she giving a speech. A reporter with New Brunswick Today, an independent community news organization, had his camera removed at her signal, and then moments later physically attacked by Ryan’s personal goon at an event held at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Video footage (below) captured by the outlet shows Ryan, complete with her newest wig-hat, starting to deliver a keynote speech right before the altercation occurred. As she begins speaking, she glances in the direction of New Brunswick Today reporter Charlie Kratovil’s camera in an odd manner. Soon after, her security approaches her, and she nods approvingly. Ryan then just stands there silent up until the moment someone snatches the camera. Ryan then continues to speak.

According to New Brunswick Today, the reporter was invited media and that his camera had been “rolling the entire night” until Ryan directed her security guard to snatch it from him.

Looking like a ghetto street mugging, complete with your obligatory yelling black female..........hotel footage shows the later part of the confrontation outside the room as Kratovil tries to retrieve his camera and gets bodily thrown out the door. 

"If my invitation was a mistake, it was one that was repeated, confirmed in writing by the person who sent me the invitations, affirmed by the authorized on-site event personnel, and consistently reinforced over the course of several days leading up to the event, and on the night in question.
Until you look a little closer, do you understand why not one mention of this incident in the news even though it involved a black woman and self important member of the media. The event was titled 4th Annual New Jersey Parent Summit, hosted by "Project READY", a minority run non-profit pushing racial equity & diversity training and multicultural (there's that word again) curriculum.

This event at the Heldrich Hotel was not for white people. New Brunswick Today sent a melanin challenged reporter with a camera to a closed door, invite only event thrown by a progressive regressive education organization partnering with the black dominated school district, with the keynote speech by an instigator and well known member of the leftist media, an event where things could be said openly that others of us can't say, and certainly don't want them recorded. Ryan's brand of toxic racial, anti-Trump triads on-air border on insanity, even though you can tell she's holding back, something she probably wouldn't do among a friendly minority long as there are no cameras rolling.

Meanwhile, with her mind eaten up with TDS and newly felt elitism of having her own bodyguard to order around, April Ryan still has her seat reserved in the WH briefing room, despite the fact she's a disruption, disrespectful, a bigot, fat and ugly and a major league bore.....


Thursday, May 2, 2019

And They Wonder Why No One Watches. CNN to Host James Comey Town Hall to Mark 2 Years Since His Firing

It's been reported that CNN’s prime-time ratings dropped a whopping 26 percent in April compared to last year, according to Nielsen Media Research, a decrease marking its lowest-rated month in total viewers since October 2015.

So, their answer to this bad news? Let's have another one of our prime-time, high production, scripted with predetermined questions, phony Town Halls that no one will watch.

The quickly sinking news network announced Gloria Vanderbilt's precious son Andy will host disgraced former FBI director James Comey on May 9th town hall, which just happens to be the second anniversary of his firing by DJT.  Now I'm not really sure why they think anyone would want to listen to Comey, unless this is another one of CNN's goofy ways of inserting themselves into a story as if they are actually doing real journalism, or just trying to capitalize on the publicity of Comey's recent bazaar little Op-ed trashing AG Barr and DJT in the NYT's.

After good pre-order sales of Comey's book, released only a couple of weeks ago, the sales have nose dived into the realm of run of the mill romance novels and Sci-Fi fiction releases, and poorly attended book signs. Comey's op-ed was a grasp at remaining relevant. It's puzzling to me what Comey could say now that he hasn't already said, or why CNN programmers think anyone would care if he did. Makes you wonder if CNN's reputation is so bad now they've resorted to recruiting  from high school yearbook staffs.

Corrupt Obama Era Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her FBI Homie Comey 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

He Who Wants Not To Break Bread, Attacks Thee!

Lil' Brian Has His Tutu All In a Wad Again
Brian Stelter, CNN's testosterone challenged drama queen & chief media janitor seen daily as host of the ironically named 'Reliable Sources', claimed with all seriousness that DJT's decision to skip the White House Correspondents'Dinner this weekend was "an attack against the media." No really, he said that:
"This administration’s attack against the media takes many forms. One form is the President having a rally this Saturday instead of attending the dinner and I do think it matters mostly because what it means about these tensions continuing to escalate."
So ignoring one of Washington's most pompous annual events, a self-worshipping observance of overly inflated egos is now being considered an attack. Trump earlier told reporters he was skipping the event "because the dinner is so boring and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally instead.”
"In the past, presidents have always shown up, even if they were angry at the press at the time. The usual tensions between reporters and government representatives have escalated to extreme levels in the Trump age, due largely to the president's near-daily attacks against the media."
In reality, tensions between DJT and the bias media have risen because he refuses to put up with their dishonest, unfair, and the ridiculously bullshit coverage of his administration.

To hear someone in the national media, especially from of all people CNN, actually complain bitterly about these incomprehensible "rising tensions," you'd almost think that the last two years of the media's 24/7 malicious, Russia-obsessed coverage of DJT, the blatant (and still ongoing) attempt to cripple his presidency and ultimately lead to his impeachment, never happened. But it did, and so the president very understandably wants not to break bread with these hateful malicious slugs. Years of fake reportage, screaming hypocrisy, disgusting double standards and open in-your-face partisanship have earned them well-deserved enmity. Attempts to portray themselves as victims of "attacks" because the president fights back, are truly pathetic. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Glaring Example of How Out of Touch the Self Absorbed Media is With Most Americans

Longtime CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin lamented during a round-table discussion his fear that many Americans would dismiss the news media as a “bunch of leftist liars” in the wake of the BuzzFeed story (and the epic media circle jerk it spawned) that was squashed publicly as being false by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. EARTH TO JEFFREY TOOBIN: where have you been?

Mr. Toobin seems totally unaware a large part of america may trust what their local news man tells them about the rise in taxes for trash pickup, but after two years of the media, in particularly his network, day-in and day-out running false or repeating unverified and inaccurate stories, attributed to unnamed sources just to damage people and bring down a president, does he really believe the media has any credibility left. Especially CNN!! They still cling to a reputation long since past, and I guess Mr. Toobin, like most of the national media imagines himself a cut above. But this video is as funny as it is sad watching them try and distance themselves from a story they reveled gleefully in just hours before while trying to save face....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fredo Pontificates On This Years Celebration of Thanksgiving

U.S. Celebrating Thanksgiving in a Time of ‘Illness’,
 ‘Depredation’ Just Like Pilgrims 

CNN seems to be staffed almost exclusively with prolific grandstanders and pontificators of a very high caliber. One of their loudest, angriest, and overly dramatic orators is Prime Time host Fredo Cuomo. During Tuesday’s edition of  his basement rated show, he ended the first hour by telling the story of how Thanksgiving got reinvented during times of great hardship and strife in America. According to him, “Thanksgiving is coming, and not a moment too soon” because we’re experiencing one of those times. 

Yes, America is in the throws of the darker moments of deprivation, hardship and strife, or so goes Fredo's & CNN's world. He and his brother Andrew the Elder would both be selling shoes at a Payless if it weren't for their old man who convinced enough people to him give money to get twice elected Governor of New York, and become a millionaire. But even with that, Fredo does know about the darker moments of deprivation. After all, he works is employed by one of the great dividers of America, an alleged news organization that is beaten daily in the rating by 50 year old re-runs of Mayberry RFD and a Sponge that wears Square Pants, and allows their platform to be used to spoon feed ridiculous and biased divisive statements and hateful rhetoric to their audience. Or at least what they have left. 

No, Fredo should be truthful to thy self and be grateful this Thanksgiving that America is back to work and prospering, and also for that drunk in some airport lounge that is watching his show, and be thankful he still is even on the air.....

(NewsBusters Video)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

It's One Thing To Refuse To Condemn. It's Another To Defend

It's hard to imagine any organization trying harder to becoming less respected then this one. CNN is the network which featured Chris Cuomo defending antifa violence, claiming that it was a better kind of violence than the violence which might be offered by its victims. He doesn't bother to mention that antifa is the one that starts the attacks and that there is usually zero violence offered by its victims. They're too busy bleeding from a headwound from a bicycle lock.

CNN is the network which featured Don Lemon claiming that the mob that harassed, threatened, and chased Ted Cruz out of a restaurant were "just people who were upset," and further riotsplained that this "was not mob behavior." The specific group Don Lemon defended was SmashRacism, which is the same group that just attempted to smash through Tucker Carlson's door when his wife and children were in the house. He actually defended the specific group that just attacked a journalist's home.

When commentator Matt Lewis brought up SmashRacism -- again, the very group that just attempted a home invasion of Tucker Carlson, and its chasing Cruz out of a restaurant, calling it mob behavior, CNN's Brooke Baldwin again defended SmashRacism, claiming it wasn't a "mob," and in fact forbidding the very word from being uttered. So we have CNN repeatedly defending antifa's tactics, and we have them repeatedly defending the tactics of this particular sect of antifa, SmashRacism.

Remember, this is the network that screams "You're threatening the media!" when people chant "CNN sucks! 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Today Presents Another Opportunity For the Media to Look Like The Hypocrites They Are

Why would someone send pipe bombs with dummy triggering devices to obvious high-profile democrats just days before a crucial election, one where the Republicans are extremely competitive? After weeks of videos of crazed mobs publicly harassing conservatives, do we have a progressive non-exploding 'we're bomb victims' hoax.

We have all watched as time and time again CNN talking heads have gone out of their way to excuse left-wing violence. Fredo Cuomo has asserted that not all punches were equal, Antifa punches were better than conservative punches. Don Lemon celebrated the restaurant mobbing of Republicans while bubble head Brooke Baldwin argued passionately that democrat mobs were not mobs, and to say an angry, intimidating mob was a mob was a "Republican talking point."

But now, oh how things will change. We will have many hours of moral instruction from our Ruling Caste about how now it's time to start tone-policing, and that tone-policing will begin and end with telling Republicans they have to stop making political arguments or else People Will Die. They again will be executing the Sarah Palin Playbook, completely ignoring the fact that Democrats have frequently called for confrontation and incivility, and that CNN in particular has been a strident advocate for mob intimidation and even mob violence.

David Gregory in fact went out of his way to distinguish restaurant-mobbing (permissible!) from this possible bomb attempt against the Democrat-Media Complex, because this last one could actually hurt people. Unlike say, antifa beating people in the head with heavy steel bike-locks. Gregory apparently forgot the entire premise of the "Climate of Hate" meme, which is that smaller provocations create an environment of permissiveness of violence. That is, as the democrats had it in 2010, Sarah Palin running an ad "targeting" democrat seats naturally encourages actual targeting. But now David Gregory says that targeting people for in-real-life harassment and short-term false imprisonment cannot possibly encourage more serious terroristic acts.

UPDATE: Fredo Cuomo's brother, New York Gov. Andrew bravely stared down the threat posed by a “suspicious package” sent to his office, which was found to have contained very scary informational literature. But just to make sure that no other New Yorkers have to face the danger he faced, he’s taking bold, decisive action:

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CNN Laments: Where Are All You Hispanic Anti-Trump Voters?

 CNN Reporter Interviews an Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor Child at Undisclosed Border Patrol Camp

According to a new report at CNN, despite the over-the-top coverage and numerous misleading news stories about happenings at the southern border, a once believed guaranteed segment of the midterm Blue Wave vote doesn't seemed to have materialized. If you are one of the head honchos in charge of the cable news programing, this has to be a bitter pill to swallow considering the non-stop drumbeat of CNN’s 24/7 anti-Trump coverage.
"Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected. 
Despite a procession of provocations from President Donald Trump — from ending deportation protections for so-called “Dreamers,” young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents, to his now-terminated policy that resulted in children being separated from their undocumented parents at the border — a growing number of Democratic strategists are privately concerned that their candidates are not consolidating Latino support as much as they anticipated in several key races."
Allow me to translate that last bit from its native, unintelligible, CNN-speak. What they’re really saying is: “Despite the fact that we spent 2 years coughing up an endless stream of news stories telling you that you’re supposed to hate Donald Trump, you Latinos haven’t been listening. We’re very important and we don’t understand how you can possibly ignore our epic 700-day rant.”

In case you didn’t get the message, they’ve even outlined some places where people are, apparently, doing a little too much “thinking on their own.” There is, CNN suggests, still time to turn this around.
"While cautioning that there is still time to reverse the trend, they point to signs of wavering Hispanic support and engagement in House districts in Texas, Nevada, Florida and California, and in Senate races in Texas, Nevada, Florida and Arizona. 
“I still think it’s a little too soon to push the panic button, but having said that, we are not seeing the types of numbers with Hispanic voters that we should be seeing with the most hostile person to ever hold public office against Hispanics as the President,” said Fernand Amandi, principal at Bendixen & Amandi International, a Democratic polling firm that specializes in studying Latino voters. “And that in and of itself is a concern. I’m flabbergasted.”
This basically translates to: “How dare you ignore our tribalist identity politics? We simply can’t understand why you’re not acknowledging our superiority. You’ve been told what to think, and yet you’re thinking other things!!” And when some guy named Fernand Amandi starts using words like 'flabbergasted' you should know right there things gettin' real round the hacienda.

Just last week there was encouraging news about rising African-American support for Trump, and now we have this. Are you listening CNN? MSNBC?

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CNN Loses Cable Ratings Race to Cartoon Sponge in Pants.

You know it's time for a tearful facepalm when you call yourself the 'Most Trusted News Source' and still aren't respected enough to garner the viewers to beat Spongebob Squarepants & Co. But according to most recent released cable ratings, that just what's happened to CNN.

Western Journal 
CNN came in behind Nickelodeon and Home & Garden Television, and just a few slots above the History Channel in the latest cable network ratings based on Nielsen Media Research ratings for the week of May 14 to May 20. 
DePauw University communications professor Jeff McCall argued in a piece for The Hill in March that CNN has lost its way with its excessive coverage of salacious stories and with White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s constant attempts to position himself as the Trump administration’s “harshest antagonist.” “There might well be journalism to be had in the sagas of (Karen) McDougal and (Stormy) Daniels, but CNN has found little of it,” McCall wrote. “At some point, the sensational must lead to news of substance.”  
The Media Research Center’s NewsBusters concluded that CNN has a porn problem. In less than two months (from March 7 to April 30), (Daniels’ attorney Michael) Avenatti has been a guest on CNN a total of 59 times — an average of more than once per day,” according to the media watchdog group. CNN’s Jim Acosta often seems bent on trying to create the sensational. In January, the reporter strongly implied Trump was a racist to his face, questioning him in the Oval Office regarding immigration. Trump and Acosta have had several exchanges over the past year, with Trump labeling him as part of “fake news” CNN in January 2017 following the network’s unsubstantiated Russia dossier reporting. The president downgraded CNN to “very fake news” the following month." - READ MORE
Oh, how sweet it would be if Sara Sanders were to ask CNN's Jim Acosta at the next White House briefing if the above story is fake news or not..... 

Thank You Gerard VanderLeun for the Linkage!

Monday, March 5, 2018

What Could Possibly Go Wrong??

New Startup Wants to Determine For You What is Fake News

What could go wrong. Put dozens and dozens of people in a room, (hopefully with the proper amount of diversity in skin color, plumbing, and sexual practices) many who were taught in journalism schools their mission was to decide the truth, change the world and tell people what they should think, and give them the job of rooting out and labeling Fake News on the internet.

In a world where the left is so f**kin stupid that SNOPES has to officially tell them CNN didn't really buy an Industrial Strength Washing Machine to spin the News, maybe they could use a service like this. The Startup founder and CEO, Steven Brill stated the mission and the goal of their venture: To help consumers distinguish between sites that are trying to get it right and sites that are trying to trick people.

The irony of this is he said it on Little Chubby Stelter's show on the Fake News Network CNN.
"What we're doing is no more and no less than telling people the difference between The Denver Post, which is a real newspaper, and The Denver Guardian, which broke a bunch of,  you know,  completely fake stories right before the election," said Steven Brill, the co-CEO of the new venture. 
He said several dozen journalists will be hired to produce the reviews. The pitch is naturally appealing to journalists -- he's saying algorithms aren't cutting it, so real-life reviewers are needed to judge reliability. 
Websites will receive green, yellow, or red ratings. There will also be "nutrition labels" with more detailed information. The labels "are intended to let readers know if they need to take particular brands they see online with a grain of salt -- or with an entire shaker." 
"Imagine coming to a National Review story about affirmative action versus one from the Nation. Both totally legit publications,  but unlike the old days when you knew what brands were,  on a feed or in a search they both just look like headlines."
NewsGuard will try to license its reviews and nutrition labels to search and social networking platforms like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and the Tweeter.

"How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?"

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Pointy Hat Guy Condemns Fake News' Use of "Snake Tactics"

VATICAN CITY, Jan 24 - Reuters - Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the "evil" of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative "snake tactics" that foment division to serve political and economic interests.

"Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth," Francis said in the first document by a pope on the subject. The document, called "The truth will set you free - Fake news and journalism for peace", was issued in advance of the Catholic Church's World Day of Social Communications on May 13. Francis compared the use of fake news to the Bible story of the devil, who, disguised as a serpent, persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree.

"We need to unmask what could be called the 'snake-tactics' used by those (purveyors of fake news) who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place," he said. "The role of journalists was "not just a job, it is a mission" and they had particular responsibility to stem fake news."

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Pointed Hat Guy Takes Shot at Fake News Media

Pope Fran is Obviously Not a Fan of Fake News Purveyors Like CNN Either

According to NPR News
Pope Francis weighed in on the issue of freedom of the press and fake news as he delivered a sermon to a group of journalists Saturday about “the sins of communication."

The Pope made his comments to members of the Italian Periodical Press Union and the Italian Federation of Catholic Weeklies. Franics said  journalism is a field “dominated by the anxiety of speed” and is driven by sensationalism. Reliable information, he said, is at a premium. "There is an urgent need for news communicated with serenity, precision and completeness."  The Pope also spoke about the perils of disinformation and slander. 
“You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication:’ disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalized, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today.  They are very grave sins, which damage the heart of the journalist and harm people.”
This is not the first time the Fran has waded into media issues and the world can expect to hear similar sermons from the pope in the future. Francis made “fake news and journalism for peace,” the topic of his 2017 World Communications Day speech. NPR reported last year that the pope told “journalists and media consumers” that an interest in dredging up scandals is similar to “the sickness of coprophilia."  You'll have to look that up yourself if you really want to know......

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gevera Revolvo Calls BS on San Juan Mayor’s False Blame: ‘I’m here. Who is dying?’

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico may have bitten off a little more than she can chew by politicizing the Trump administration’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts. When not busy cranking out nifty custom T-shirts and hats by candlelight, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has made a name for herself complaining about the people who have come to her island to help with recovery efforts.

The mayor is all the rage in political circles because of her driving criticism of President Donald Trump, and does she ever play up to the billing, appearing on CNN with a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “help us, we are dying.” The anti-Trump media only needs ONE person to trash the president and they flock to the political stooge like moths to a light.  And as expected, CNN was only too happy to help disseminate the anti-Trump political narrative Cruz is pushing

But Angel Perez, the mayor of nearby Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, said the Trump administration has been fantastic in providing hurricane-relief aid, and suggested San Juan Mayor might better serve her city if she actually did her job by attending FEMA.

Fox News Correspondent & Reporter and Attorney Geraldo Rivera, who’s Puerto Rican, is on the ground in San Juan. Rivera saw things differently too. “On the ground I see the suffering-but feel deeply that attacking @realDonaldTrump for the ravages of nature &neglect is politicizing tragedy,” he tweeted.

Rivera caught up with Mayor Cruz, without her custom-made T-shirt and said she was “being partisan in her sharp unfair attacks,” although he did not agree with President Trump’s most recent assessment of her criticism he point blank told the mayor:“I’ve been traveling around, I don’t see people dying.  I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.” 

San Juan ‘s mayor has been all over CNN and MSNBC bashing Trump but doesn’t bother to attend critical meetings to help residents get the aid they desperately need. But what the hey, for the dems and the media, its too good of a fake news story to pass up...........

(Miami Herald)
(The Tweeter)