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The eminent ERC says it far more eloquently then I do in my drive by posts. https://coloneltedcampbell.blog/2019/11/08/its-time-to-end-this-rubbish/
I would love to add Caroline Mulroney to the list (competence, and appeal to voters whose only requirement is 2nd-generation political name recognition). Unfortunately, she's now too tainted by association with Ford. :not-again:Good2Golf said:Disagree. Some past Conservative leaders who would qualify again for future leadership (MacKay and Ambrose) who are quite capable of deftly dealing with the media in a way that falls completely outside of Scheer’s capabilities.
I've argued pretty consistently about getting rid of these threads because of 'B' and 'C' ('A' I follow pretty actively). The recurring tendency here though is for 3-5 individuals to turn discussions into tranwrecks; the least informed have a tendency to be the most strident and repetitive.Humphrey Bogart said:I don't often weigh in on political threads on this site because:
A. I don't really care for politics or politicians;
B. Politics threads are full of opinion, feelings and conjecture and are usually echo chambers; and
C. It has very little to do with the profession of arms which I view as the primary purpose of this forum.
Good re-post; I hadn't gotten to my daily Ted reading yet.QV said:The eminent ERC says it far more eloquently then I do in my drive by posts. https://coloneltedcampbell.blog/2019/11/08/its-time-to-end-this-rubbish/
Rifleman62 said:For the Cdn viewers of CNN:
CNN requests KUSI (SAN DIEGO) for local view on the border, declines our reporter after finding out wall works - 10 Jan 19 (Videos at Link)
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com. The Border Fence Tour is below.
We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work. We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.
· Jan 10, 2019
Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.
CNN PR replied to our tweet with the following statement, “We called several local stations to book someone for a show. We didn’t end up booking any of them. That happens many times every single day. We did, however, book a reporter from KUSI for a story on immigration and the border wall in November. This is a non story.”
Jarnhamar said:More of a threat to everyone, including themselves.
shawn5o said:I'm not sure if this article belongs here. An interesting article but it is extremely biased (merde)
How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets
Weak organization forced right-wing agitators to rely on video and social media. Now they have a machine to spread a narrative of lawless rioting.
September 3, 2020
When Kyle Rittenhouse shot and murdered protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, it wasn%u2019t just the act of a lone vigilante; it was a direct consequence of white militia groups%u2019 organizing on social media.
Since June, right-wing media makers have recorded and circulated videos of violent altercations at protests in cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon. Fed into a media ecosystem with an established bias toward highlighting violence and rioting, the videos have mobilized white militia and vigilante groups to take up arms against Black Lives Matter and %u201Cantifa%u201D protesters. This feedback circuit has created a self-fulfilling cycle where white vigilantes feel justified in menacing and physically attacking racial justice protesters%u2014and inspire others to do the same.
As a scholar of social movements and media studies, I see an alarming split between the types of content consumed by right-wing reactionaries and left-wing social justice advocates. Given the way media accounts shape public perceptions about protest and define who has recourse to the %u201Clegitimate use of violence,%u201D the kinds of content shared within these hyperpartisan media systems play a powerful yet often invisible role in mobilizing white vigilante groups. If social-media companies do not act swiftly to stop calls for violence against protesters, the situation can only get worse.
The rise of riot porn
Since the George Floyd protests, conservative media outlets including Fox News (particularly Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity), One America News, Glenn Beck%u2019s BlazeTV, and right-wing YouTubers have been covering Black Lives Matter and other left-wing protests daily, specifically highlighting instances of violence, fighting, and property damage. This coverage has come to dominate the right-wing narrative in a new way, flipping the script to suggest that Black protesters%u2014demonstrating because they fear police violence%u2014are themselves a threat to white people.
According to analysis I conducted using MediaCloud, a research tool from MIT and Harvard, right-wing media outlets wrote five to six times more articles about Seattle%u2019s %u201CCapitol Hill Autonomous Zone%u201D than did center or left media. What has been a minor storyline among left-wing audiences has been dramatically overemphasized by right-wing media because these protests provided plenty of visceral content for online content creators. In one case, Fox News manipulated photos to make protesters appear more ominous and threatening, while other right-wing outlets falsely reported that the occupying protesters were extorting local businesses.
Fox news astoundingly had more factual coverage on the election than CNN. They have gained my respect for that.
After Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro promoted baseless allegations on her program that voting machine company Smartmatic and its competitor Dominion Voting Systems had conspired to rig the election against Trump. Hosts Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo also promoted the allegations on their programs on sister network Fox Business.
In December 2020, Smartmatic sent a letter to Fox News demanding retractions and threatening legal action, specifying that retractions "must be published on multiple occasions" so as to "match the attention and audience targeted with the original defamatory publications." Days later, each of the three programs aired the same three-minute video segment consisting of an interview with an election technology expert who refuted the allegations promoted by the hosts, responding to questions from an unseen and unidentified man. None of the three hosts personally issued retractions. Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation suit against the network, the three hosts, Powell and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani in February 2021. In an April 2021 court brief seeking dismissal of the suit, Fox attorney Paul Clement argued that the network was simply "reporting allegations made by a sitting President and his lawyers."
In December 2020, Dominion Voting Systems sent a similar letter demanding retractions to Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who had promoted the allegations on Fox programs. On March 26, 2021, Dominion filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, alleging that Fox and some of its pundits spread conspiracy theories about Dominion, and allowed guests to make false statements about the company.
According to a 27-page research document, Twitter found a “statistically significant difference favouring the political right wing” in all the countries except Germany. Under the research, a value of 0% meant tweets reached the same number of users on the algorithm-tailored timeline as on its chronological counterpart, whereas a value of 100% meant tweets achieved double the reach. On this basis, the most powerful discrepancy between right and left was in Canada (Liberals 43%; Conservatives 167%), followed by the UK (Labour 112%; Conservatives 176%). Even excluding top government officials, the results were similar, the document said.
He said its a cultural thing that most people his age tuned into the Nightly News and had the likes of Walter Cronkite stating facts about what was available at the time, especially during the Vietnam War.
The man that single handily saved the NVA/VC from their Tet debacle.
So when you have RT or TASS stating that there are "Nationalist, drug-addled, Nazis" governing Ukraine and Older Russians eating it up; it doesn't surprise me any more than seeing older North Americans taking FOX News or Rebel Media as fact.
'The role of journalists,' some publisher said, many decades in the past, 'is to fill the empty spaces between the advertisements.' As the media looks for ways to survive in this particular information age that notion may become more and more important, as may understanding the very nature of advertisement.I never liked “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”