Tag Archive: Media

Jun 27 2018

How To Get A Cable Network Banned In China

It’s actually much simpler than you would think, China being very thinned skinned about criticism of its leaders and policies. The host of HBO’s “Last week Tonight” John Oliver did it in twenty minutes. How exactly did he achieve that, you ask? Simple, he compared China’s President Xi Jinping to that honey loving cartoon bear …

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Dec 27 2017

The Russian Connection: Putin’s Useful Idiots

Who benefits most from Donald Trump, the GOP and conservative news outlets attacking the credibility of Robert Mueller, the investigation into Trump’s Russian connections, the FBi and US intelligence agencies? The is only one answer, Vladimir Putin. Diminishing the global standing of the US has been Putin’s goal since the fall of the Soviet Union. …

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Jun 06 2017

The US Media Reeling Over British Attacks

In his opening segment John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” laced in the the US media over its narrative the British are reeling and the notion that England is “under siege” after the latest attacks by Muslim extremists in Manchester and London. The British, too, were upset by the coverage and took to …

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May 02 2017

What Is Wrong With MSNBC?

Since the appointment of Donald Trump by the Electoral College, viewership at MSNBC has soared, particularly in the evening. So why in the world would Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, want to mess with that? Huff Post‘s Ryan Grim would like to know, too: On Friday, readers of the new morning email …

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Feb 21 2017

Pedophilia: A Bridge Too Far For White Supremacists (Up Date)

Up Date: 2/21/2017 15:30 Apparently the pressure from colleagues worked, Yianopoilos tendered his resignation from Breitbart this afternoon. Now we should get his bigoted ass shipped back to England. I don’t think I’ll ever understand the white supremacist embrace of a gay provocateur and Breitbart editor like Milo Yiannopoulos. His appearance on “Real Time with …

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Jul 01 2016

Jessica, We Hardly Knew Ya

The Daily Show has lost another member of its cast of correspondents. after four years the brilliant Jessica Williams is leaving to create her own new show on Comedy Central. Needless to say she left with one last interview lambasting Bernie Sanders supporters who will vote for the vulgar talking yam, Donald Trump. “I don’t …

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Feb 16 2016

This Dog Show made me cry last night.

Not THE dog show. This one- Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Sends Fake Fox News Girls to Trump Rally Triumph the Insult Comic Dog sends women posing as Fox News Girls to GOP political events to ask some tough questions. For the record I’m not a Triumph fan. I don’t like insult comedy. This made …

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Dec 13 2015

San Bernardino shooting: How not to cover breaking news

We look at the divisive and sensationalist media coverage of the mass shooting; plus, the rise of social news videos. As televised news events go, it had a touch of the surreal about it. Two days after the San Bernardino mass shooting, scores of reporters stormed into the home of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, …

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Dec 06 2015

High crimes and media misdemeanours

On November 24, a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkish forces. This much we know. But beyond that, the facts are slippery, the coverage compromised and the narratives politically loaded. Ankara says the jet violated Turkish airspace, whereas Moscow insists that Turkey shot down its plane over Syrian territory. The messages, which present …

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Nov 22 2015

Double standards in the Paris attacks coverage

We examine whether there’s a double standard for victims of terrorism; plus, fixers: the unsung heroes of journalism. As news of the attacks in Paris was breaking, Facebook launched a feature allowing its users to “check-in” and let their family members and friends know they were safe. It also introduced a feature that allowed users …

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