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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 on May 10, 2014 at 8:12pm
Fox … has moved derangement into the mainstream of Republican politics.

How Fox News Dresses Up Extreme Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories as News

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Comment by Grinning Cat on April 1, 2014 at 4:45pm

Excellent illustration, Ruth, of the all-too-common false equivalence assigned to an opposing opinion! (At Fox News there was a memo from upper management to never mention climate change without also mentioning that it's "disputed".)

The speculative opposing view gets more apparent weight if propounded by a person in a business suit, or a clerical collar.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2014 at 1:44pm

Great bloopers, Grinning Cat.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 27, 2013 at 11:00pm

On a lighter note, a collection of "best news bloopers" of 2013. I especially like how the weathercaster coped when the camera suddenly tilted down off the map, to focus on the floor and her shoes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 8, 2013 at 2:34pm

Jim Harris on media coverage of the Climate Crisis:

The IPCC Report was in the news for a couple of days and then disappeared from mass media news cycle. This is the largest crisis humanity has ever faced: Life on earth hangs in the balance. And yet the media attention given to Miley Cyrus twerking was infinitely greater than the coverage of the IPCC report. [emphasis mine]

Let's Worry About Climate Change, Not Miley Cyrus

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 5, 2013 at 6:29pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 29, 2013 at 11:45am

Comment by k.h. ky on September 20, 2013 at 11:53pm

Facts and truth are foreign concepts to Faux.  They yell the loudest over percieved slights,.  The first lady suggesting people move more.  And drink water??   How dare she!  That's the kind of bs that gives them the bad rap they so richly deserve.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 20, 2013 at 10:07pm

It's simple, k hughes.  Faux Noise wants NOTHING to do with FACTS.  Never mind what they want to call THE TRUTH (all caps, of course) ... but FACTS. 

That would spoil the game.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 20, 2013 at 7:48pm

Loren,loved the comment about Faux Noise.   Unbelievable is the correct word for that entire place.

 

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