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"Accidental" hoax video embraced by journalism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 12. 1 Reply

Enjoy the hilarious explanation of how UFO video "proof" was a mistake.Continue

Tags: UFO hoax footage

Bernie Sanders vs. an outrageous Republican - what's wrong with coverage of politics

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 9. 10 Replies

When outrageous remarks determine "newsworthiness" there's a lot wrong with the system.This cartoon says a great deal:…Continue

Tags: airtime, newsworthiness, outrageousness, outrageous remarks, news coverage

Single-Story Horror News

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 18, 2015. 2 Replies

Why TV News Has Gotten So AwfulConsider Tom Engelhardt's analysis of how current TV news coverage fosters…Continue

Tags: fear-mongering, 24/7 media, single-event news

Click Futility

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 30, 2015. 2 Replies

Clicktivism, we've all done it, sent emails to support a cause. Apparently it's useless.…Continue

Tags: political change, internet

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago

The media should be hounding climate denier politicians, the way they hounded Clinton about Monic Lewinsky.

... Republican denials of global warming don't put the issue in dispute any more than their refusal to accept arithmetic would make addition a debatable topic. A responsible press would treat these denials as the scandal they are.

Most people don't spend their days enmeshed in policy issues; they have jobs and lives. They rely on the media to let them know what is important.

The media have largely treated global warming as sort of a sidebar of interest to a narrow clientele, kind of like sailboat races.

How about a headline, ... "Speaker Ryan refuses to talk to scientists about crisis facing planet." [first paragraph out of order]

Treating Global Warming Denialism as a Scandal

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 3, 2016 at 10:15am
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 30, 2015 at 1:32pm

I didn't know that Roger Ailes was the GOP propagandist before taking over as head of FOX news, but that explains why FOX performs as a right-wing extremist propaganda machine.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2015 at 11:49am

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FACT: The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is falling. FOX [Roger Ailes wearing FOX logo]: 'Illegals are overrunning America!!!' / FACT: Federal taxes are lower than they've been in 60 years. FOX: 'Obama is taxing us to death!' / FACT: America has never been richer. FOX: 'America is broke!' / FACT: The U.S. spends twice as much on health care but gets worse results than other developed nations. FOX: 'We have the best health care in the world!' / FACT: Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008. FOX: 'Shiftless lazy poor people did it!' / FACT: Roger Ailes [with arrow] was the GOP's top media strategist (i.e. party propagandist) before becoming head of Fox News. FOX: 'Bagley [cartoonist's signature] is a socialist!'

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