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The Brilliant Media Whores: Fake News!
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#42
Even Investors Business Daily is commenting about the 'so called' Fact Check Smokescreen. I'm still a bit flabbergasted that they would purposefully place what little bit of respectability they may still possess on the line like this.
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#43
I wonder if Crissie Matthews, and his fellow media whores, will see any racist thinking here, or even bother reporting it?

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#44
And just like the ever growing knowledge that the Media is biased, so to is the increasing percentage of those who distrust that same media: Gallup: Americans’ distrust of the media hits a new high.

I listened to Beck the other day, when he stated that he is convinced the major media companies are about to go under. He based that upon their inability to make enough revenue to justify their existence. And I agree with him. Eventually the major networks are going to have to do one of two things: 1) discontinue the news business, or 2) seek a financial bailout. Beck thinks they will attempt the later as a first resort, because they cannot sustain such loss in revenue.

And in truth there is one good reason for hoping a Dumbass in in the WH over a Jackass. The Whore Media will not get a bailout with a Dumbass in office. And like most here, I am in favour of letting the market decide winners and loser, not Big Government.

Personally, I want them to either change(which they are not capable of doing), or push daisies. There are far more efficient means of obtaining the news, such as the Internet.
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#45
From Gallup above ... there's more damage here than meets the eye ...

Quote:On a broad level, Americans' high level of distrust in the media poses a challenge to democracy and to creating a fully engaged citizenry. Media sources must clearly do more to earn the trust of Americans, the majority of whom see the media as biased one way or the other. At the same time, there is an opportunity for others outside the "mass media" to serve as information sources that Americans do trust.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#46
Ain't that the truth.

But regards to "challenge to democracy" part, who gives a Damn. We ain't a Buggerin' Democracy G-d Dammit! What part about 'Republic' don't these clowns understand? When we pledge allegiance to the flag, I don't hear any "And to the Democracy for which it stands".

And I know, I'm banging my head against the wall, but it just drives me nuts over all the abject ignorance resulting form such a substandard education system we subject our children.
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#47
Civilization depends on our ability to engage in a well reasoned civil discourse. A well reasoned civil discourse depends on truth, facts and a few people of integrity that are capable of providing them ... for both sides of any debate. These things are sorely lacking. .... and if you don't see that as a major challenge .. I'm sorry ... but I DO. There have always been and will always will be various hacks ... but if we've devolved down to a system that consists exclusively of hacks ... that's really bad John.

You can bang your head all you want ... to your point, we have a very long, long way to go when it comes to producing individuals that are capable of critical thought ... but critical thought depends on reasonably accurate and fair and unbiased information ... and we simply aren't getting it. Sure you can get it if you dig and work very hard at it ... but most people are expending a good deal of energy in the day to day of their endeavors ... you can work hard to get the truth, but why the hell do they make it so damn difficult? Getting factual information should not be such an exercise. Most people are going to have trouble putting in the extra effort. Bang your head John, but they should not have to ... so eventually they settle for what they get ... and again THAT'S REALLY BAD John.

It sounds like you don't have much faith in the electorate, I don't really either .... but please give them this ... at least according to Gallup, they are at least vaguely aware they are getting screwed.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#48
Right now I am listening to Stossell on Fox Business, as I write this. And he is showing that there are some good avenues of information, as in Fox Business. there are several venues that are informing people, and they are beginning to think about differently.

His current topic is about government unions, and how they are dragging down the system. You won't hear anything about this on the Whore Media, that's for certain. And those are the one who are in trouble. If they won't do their job informing the public, then others will.
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#49
Maybe sometimes the slime can surprising and downright useful?
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#50
(09-23-2012, 05:16 PM)mr_yak Wrote: Maybe sometimes the slime can [be] surprising and downright useful?

It gets better! Buzzfeed was a burr under the skin of the Clinton State Department. Michael Hastings emailed Philippe Reines, Hillary Clinton's longtime aide and personal spokesman at the State Department with several direct questions, and Reines lost it.

It wasn't anything to do with the State Department that security was not sufficient either before or after the murders and trashing of Consulates and Embassies - to the point where CNN found Steven's personal diary - that contradicted State's spin on things. When asked to comment, Reines went after CNN being mean to the family and then went into attack-on-the-messenger mode.

This is the first time in a long tome, where CNN did something adverse to Obama based on Journalistic professionalism. They went to the family with the dairy, and only went public after the White House lied about things. By releasing info from the dairy at that point, they were merely putting things straight that the administration had tried to disinform. The family was better served by CNN than by State.

Evidently "our good friends in the administration in Libya" was unable to grant access to State, DoD, or the FBI, whereas CNN got in.

Will Reines get canned for this or promoted?
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#51
It's a bit hard to tell what's going on. Bottom line is that CNN is in the crapper. It's possible that somebody somewhere may have realized that the appearance of some last shred of credibility might help reverse the drain rotation. That again, it's possible that they are just flat bone stupid enough to not realize when the "official narrative" is being contradicted. Difficult to tell.

Anyway, pretty entertaining watching when U.S. 'diplomacy' is reduced to the "universal gesture" isn't it? S5
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#52
More Whoring by the Media here?

AP Reports Imaginary Crowd as 'Largest Yet of the Obama Campaign'
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#53
AP, WSJ and Politico ... seems nobody noticed DARREN SAMUELSOHN in the by-line. Here's a sample of his 'unbiased' work. He's on staff at Politico as an "Environmental Writer" ... much like Paul Krugman passes himself off as an economist at NYT.

The other two are junk outlets ... but I would have expected a just teeny bit more from WSJ ... hopefully this stuff still matters to guys like Paul Gigot ... and hopefully there is a redish hue involved ... either from a sheer embarassment or a pink slip for the offending cut and paster.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#54
Ramirez has a black and white version of this cartoon. Thought I would add it to this section too. S5

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#55
... apparently there's a very thin line between 'brilliant' and desperate ... they sure don't make Nobel Laureates like they used to do they? S5
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#57
Whoring here, Whoring there, Whoring Whoring everywhere: Media Ignore Independents' Swing Toward Romney. It just never seems to stop, now that early voting needs to be influenced and keep anyone but Obama voters from casting their votes.

Quote:Not long ago, Independents were the go-to demographic for determining who would win elections. How the Independents swung, so too would the election.

In 2008, Barack Obama carried Independents in Ohio by 8 points and in Florida by 7 points. That victory among Independents contributed a great deal to his 2.8-point win in Florida and his 4.5 point win in Ohio. A victory by Romney among Independents could tilt both key states in his favor.

Curiously, Independents seem to be mostly ignored this election cycle, and their presidential vote preference is almost unanimously ignored by the MSM. Instead, “women” have replaced Independents as the key demographic. This emphasis and sudden fascination conveniently ties in nicely with the Democrats’ fictitious “War on Women” meme.

In both Ohio and Florida, Barack Obama’s “clear leads” all come from heavy over-sampling of Democrats, not from winning the crucial Indie vote. In fact, most of the polls that show Obama with big leads also show Romney handily winning Independent voters. Yet, somehow, Obama manages to increase his performance from 2008 despite Independents now opposing him. Let's take a look at how Romney is competing among Independents in recent polls:

Ohio – Leads Among Independents

Ohio Newspaper Organization – Romney +28

CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac – Romney +1

American Research Group – Romney +16

Fox News – Romney +4

We Ask America – Romney +3

Public Policy Polling – Romney +2

Florida - Leads Among Independents

CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac – Romney +3

Gravis Marketing – Romney +4

We Ask America – Romney +2

American Research Group – Romney +1

Florida Times Union – Romney +4

Fox News – Obama +2

Remember, these are states Obama won by small margins in 2008, primarily by winning Independents by 7 and 8 points. If Barack Obama were winning with Independents in every poll, it’s clear the media would be talking about it just as they did, to the point of annoyance, four years ago.

Independents make up roughly one third of the electorate, and one would think they might get a little attention this time of year just as they do every other election year. If Romney turns the Independent vote his way like these polls suggest, his chances of winning turnout in even Florida and Ohio are excellent. But the reality is that the way Independents are now voting simply doesn’t mix with the media’s tidy narrative that Obama is running away with the election in key battleground states.
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#58
It's not as if it's the first time ... ... although, I don't think that we'll see the uptick ... they are much to in a froth this time to keep from pushing it right up to election day.

Also, something is happening at InTrade that I don't understand. The price has remained the same but the blocks have gone through the roof ... on both sides of the Obama bet ... (300-500) I think last night there were still single shares were still available ... what gives? Romney blocks seem like they are fluctuating wildly as well. I'm not used to tracking Intrade, but it looks like something funny going on. If I'm figuring things right it looks like $5-6 million is involved. I'm thinking about buying Romney if I can catch a window when the block is small enough.

... now Obama blocks are down to 100 ... I wish I know more about how this sort of 'trading' really works.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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Here is what Beck had to say this morning about the "Romney-Ryan" charade created by MSNBC, in their attempt to make it look as though Romney was selfishly promoting himself. WB has the video on the Political Cartoons and Videos thread. And I totally agree with him. NBC is the lowest of the low. And like him, I never watch them anymore, they are so despicable.

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