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And another one gets it

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I would love to see where this infection started from and those people responsible brought to justice.  Assault with a deadly weapon is a serious crime in any state.

From White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's twitter account:

This is not cool - she is a cancer survivor so her immune system is compromised.

The Atlantic magazine did a total hit piece on President Trump - a complete fabrication which has been called as such by the 15 or so people who were actually in the room with him when the event allegedly took place.  Now this - from  Matt Margolis writing at PJ Media:

Atlantic Editor Admits Key Detail of Anti-Trump Hit Piece May Be Untrue
Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, admitted that a key detail of his article about Trump could be wrong during an interview with CNN on Sunday.

“When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed the rain for the last-minute decision, saying ‘the helicopter couldn’t fly’ and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true,” Goldberg wrote in his piece published last week. According to Goldberg, President Trump was overheard saying he wanted to cancel the trip to the cemetery because “it’s filled with losers.”

At least fifteen Trump administration officials who were with Trump on that trip have now disputed the Atlantic report, including former national security adviser John Bolton.

FOIA documents have also definitively proved that Trump’s visit to the cemetery was canceled due to weather. When Goldberg was asked about evidence that the cancelation was due to inclement weather, he admitted that it was likely true.

“I’m sure all of those things are true,” he told CNN.

Matt closes with this additional quote from the fabulist Goldberg:

Despite this, Goldberg still defended his article, claiming that “the public’s interest in meeting this information outweigh the ambiguities or the difficulties of anonymous sourcing.” Goldberg also said he would continue to publish similar stories.

In other words, more fake news is coming.

This is my surprised face. He is an operative for the Democratic Party - he is not a journalist. That high-pitched whine you hear are Huntley and Brinkley spinning in their graves.

Heh - CNN's Jim Acosta, a smackdown

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CNN is known for fake news and bias. They are the house organ of the Communist Democrat Party.
K-Mac delivers some truth:

If he had any balls, that would hurt. Tip of the 'ole fedora to Diogenes Middle Finger

True words for these times

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Speaking truth to power - the independent media needs to rise again

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What we tell you must fit the narrative. The narrative is everything. The narrative is the state. The state is everything. The state knows everything. The state gives you everything. We love you Big Brother.

Just wow - even Bill Maher gets it

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Amazing that he understands this - from his twitter account:

Got the origin wrong (lab not market) but it IS the Chinese Flu.

President Trump nails a reporter

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Classic Trump - from The National Pulse:

President Trump asked a reporter at his April 6th press event if she was working for the government of China, following a hostile question
She replied that her company – Phoenix Media – is “privately” owned.

She’s lying.

The Hong Kong/Cayman Islands based Phoenix Media is actually owned in large part by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and by a former CCP propaganda officer.

As of 2018, Phoenix Satellite Holdings was owned by Liu Changle (37.1% of shares). Changle is a “former PLA propaganda official who is close to senior Chinese government leaders”.

Changle previously worked as a propaganda officer for China National Radio (then known as the Central People’s Broadcasting Station).

A further 20 percent of the company is owned by Extra Step Investments Limited, in turn owned by China Mobile Hong Kong, which itself is owned by the Chinese government-owned China Mobile.

Eight more percent of the company is owned by China Wise Investment Ltd, owned by the Bank of China.

Heh - a little bit of fact checking is a wonderful thing...

Looks like CNN is paying the price for being such a narrative-driven media outlet (NOTE: I am not calling them a news source) - from Breitbart:

CNN Fails to Place One Show in Top 20 During Q1 of 2020
Far-left CNN failed to place even one show in the top 20 during the first quarter of this year.

Yes, you read that correctly… Despite the impeachment of a president and the coronavirus pandemic, the cable channel America used to automatically turn to in times of crisis could not do any better than number 22.

Fox News placed eight shows in the top ten and 14 in the top 20. The openly left-wing MSNBC filled those other slots.

CNNLOL finally arrives way behind its cable news competitors, at number 22, with Jake Tapper’s basement-rated The Lead, which still only managed to attract 1.387 million viewers. And Tapper probably only did that well because some of President Trump’s popular daily briefings aired during his otherwise anemic timeslot.

Sean Hannity topped everyone during the quarter with an average of 4.22 million viewers, which more than triples CNN’s top show.

When the people speak, smart businesses listen. CNN is the house organ for the Democrat Party and it is not going very well for them.

So true - FDR and the press

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The media these days... What if FDR had the same problems:

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CNN Reports

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Found over at My Pensieve - CNN is the fount of Fake News

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Unreal - they tried it on President Trump. It did not work. Now, they are trying it on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
From The Federalist:

Fusion GPS Tries To Run Russian Collusion Hoax Redux Against Boris Johnson
The founders of Fusion GPS, the Democrat-backed consulting firm behind the famously discredited Christopher Steele dossier at the heart of the Russia hoax, are blaming Russia for the liberal Labour Party’s loss in the U.K. elections Thursday. Seriously.

Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch penned an editorial published in the The Guardian, a British newspaper, asserting Russia was behind the triumphant re-election of Brexit-supporting conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Simpson and Fritsch are now urging the British government to launch an investigation into Russian interference in its elections mirroring the size and scale of the U.S. Robert Mueller probe, a two-year investigation studying the Russian collusion conspiracy theory that did irreparable harm to the United States and was based on a web of lies.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (source)
These people are living in a bubble of their own making - wake up and smell the cappuccino...

Heh - from FOX News:

Fox News boasts best primetime ratings ever, finishes on top of basic cable for 4th straight year
Fox News Channel enjoyed the best primetime ratings in the network’s 23-year history as “Hannity” topped cable news for the third straight year.

FNC also finished 2019 as the most-watched basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, averaging 1.4 million viewers. No other network cracked the one-million total day viewer plateau.

FNC averaged 2.5 million viewers between 8-11 p.m, and “Hannity” averaged 3.3 million viewers.

And the others?

MSNBC averaged 990,000 to finished second among total day viewers, followed by ESPN, Nickelodeon and HGTV.

MSNBC followed by a sports channel, a kids channel and a lifestyle channel. CNN? Anyone? Bueler?

Real news sells. Fake news does not.

Project Veritas - CNN

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The first tranche of media has been released and it shows their prejudice against the Orange Man.

PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker’s Personal Vendetta Against POTUS

Cary Poarch, Who Works at CNN’s Washington DC Bureau, Says: “I Decided to Wear a Hidden Camera…to Expose the Bias”

    • Records Zucker’s 9AM Daily Rundown Calls
    • Zucker Emphatically States Fox News is “Beyond Destructive for America”
    • Zucker to Staffers: “Impeachment is the Story,” Ignore Other Stories
    • Employees Ordered by Zuckerto ‘Knock Off’ Their Friendliness Towards Lindsey Graham
    • Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator: “Jeff Zucker…has a Personal Vendetta Against Trump,” “…Then You Get on the 9AM Call and the Big Boss, Jeff Zucker, F**king Tells What to Do”
    • Neville: It’s About ‘Ratings,’ “…It’s, Like, They Pulled Names Out of a Hat and It’s Like We’re Watching the Gameshow Network”
    • CNN Floor Manager Mike Brevna: “It’s the Trump Network, Dog…They Sold Themselves to The Devil”
    • Brevna Recalls Colleagues ‘Sobbing,’ And Says The “Office Was Like a Funeral” After Trump Election Victory
    • CNN Media Coordinator, Christian Sierra, Confesses CNN Prepares ‘Softball Interviews’for Democrats Compared to Republicans, and Suggests “Anti-Trump Crusade” After 2016 Election
    • Top Network Executive David Chalian Says Republicans are ‘Delusional, Defiant, or Silent’ With Regards to Trump’s Impeachment Story
    • CNN Floor Director Hiram Gonzalez: “…We Created This Monster…Media Created the Trump Monster”

Quite a set of bullet points for Day 1 - more:

A brave CNN insider came to Project Veritas to expose anti-Trump bias at the cable giant. Cary Poarch, who works at CNN’s Washington D.C. Bureau, tells Project Veritas “I decided to wear a hidden camera…to expose the bias running rampant” at the network. Poarch documented CNN’s bias for months; recording undercover footage of numerous long-term employees, some of which talk about Jeff Zucker’s anti-Trump agenda. In the video are Nick Neville, Christian Sierra, Hiram Gonzalez, David Chalian, and Mike Brevna. These employee’s positions range from media coordinator to high-ranking executives. I decided to secretly record the 9:00am rundown call meetings with senior management and executives, says Poarch. In the recordings, Zucker details his expectations for CNN’s coverage and very matter-of-factly states “impeachment is the story.”

Have they no concern with their public trust? They are just democrat operatives, not journalists.

Hasta la vista, baby

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Circulation is down. Spanish circulation is even more down. From The Hill:

New York Times shuts down Spanish-language platform
The New York Times on Tuesday announced the closure of its Spanish-language platform, NYT en Español.

“As of today, we’ve discontinued NYT en Español as a separate, standalone operation. Since it launched in 2016, the site published around 10 high-quality original [stories] and translated New York Times stories…in Spanish,” a New York Times spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill.

If they actually wrote about things that us normals wanted to read, they would not be having this problem.

Classical reference in the title.

Punch back twice as hard

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The liberal media has gotten away with sliming political figures for too long. Some of them are punching back.
From National Public Radio:

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Files $400 Million Lawsuit Against CBS
Attorneys for Virginia's Democratic lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, filed a $400 million defamation lawsuit against CBS on Thursday, accusing the network of amplifying sexual assault claims that Fairfax says are "false, defamatory and politically-motivated."

The lawsuit centers on CBS This Morning's airing of two interviews with Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson, who in February accused Fairfax of separate incidents of sexual assault.

Fairfax's attorneys allege the network didn't fully vet the accusers' claims and omitted information that would exonerate him. The suit repeats Fairfax's claims that the women "unambiguously" expressed their consent. The suit also alleges that a CBS lawyer who knew Fairfax from college knew the encounter with Watson was consensual because he was told about it by an eyewitness.

CBS was pandering to the #METOO crowd and overstepped the bounds of reality. Time for them to get a strong reminder to do their fscking job and not pander to the progressive narrative.

He writes well and thinks things out. Despite being a liberal, I like his viewpoints. From Associated Press:

Ronan Farrow looks at media crowd and says he sees liars
The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow sure knows how to get a media crowd buzzing.

The Pulitzer Prize winner accepted a Mirror Award for media reporting from Syracuse University on Thursday for his stories on sexual misconduct at CBS, including allegations that toppled the corporation’s former leader, Leslie Moonves.

Like other award winners, he saluted fellow journalists and industry leaders at the Manhattan luncheon for bravery in producing stories that keep the media honest and transparent — even at the cost of burning bridges and losing job opportunities.

At the same time, he said “I can see people who have lied to protect power.”

Heh - their house of cards is collapsing.

Copyrights - great news

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A good explanation of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act at Ars Technica:

Mickey Mouse will be public domain soon—here’s what that means
As the ball dropped over Times Square last night, all copyrighted works published in 1923 fell into the public domain (with a few exceptions). Everyone now has the right to republish them or adapt them for use in new works.

It's the first time this has happened in 21 years.

In 1998, works published in 1922 or earlier were in the public domain, with 1923 works scheduled to expire at the beginning of 1999. But then Congress passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. It added 20 years to the terms of older works, keeping 1923 works locked up until 2019.

Many people—including me—expected another fight over copyright extension in 2018. But it never happened. Congress left the existing law in place, and so those 1923 copyrights expired on schedule this morning.

And assuming Congress doesn't interfere, more works will fall into the public domain each January from now on.

And some examples:

Next January, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue will fall into the public domain. It will be followed by The Great Gatsby in January 2021 and Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises in January 2022.

On January 1, 2024, we'll see the expiration of the copyright for Steamboat Willie—and with it Disney's claim to the film's star, Mickey Mouse. The copyrights to Superman, Batman, Disney's Snow White, and early Looney Tunes characters will all fall into the public domain between 2031 and 2035.

The expiration of copyrights for characters like Mickey Mouse and Batman will raise tricky new legal questions. After 2024, Disney won't have any copyright protection for Mickey's original incarnation. But Disney will still own copyrights for later incarnations of the character—and it will also own Mickey-related trademarks.

Good - these works have had their run. Let the general public enjoy their use rent-free.

I bet that this is going to be an awesome party.

Heh - same as it ever was

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Fun mashup from swedemason:

Fact checking The New York Times

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Great video:

Fisking is in reference to "journalist" Robert Fisk who was caught time after time lying in his reports on the Middle East. His agenda was pro-palestine and anti-Israel.

April Fools Day - Russia plays along

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I love it! From Russia Today:

‘Press 2 if hackers needed’: Russian FM April Fools voicemail leaves US media unamused
On April 1, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a spoof voicemail offering "Russian hackers services" and "election interference." And the mainstream US media appears not amused.

"You have reached the Russian embassy, your call is very important to us. To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponents, press one," the message posted on the ministry’s official Facebook page says, playing first in Russian, then in English.

"To use the services of Russian hackers press two," it goes on.

"To request election interference, press three and wait until the next election campaign. Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes."

Of course the US Media is not amused - they have been played for fools. They have been reporting fake news - anything that supports their agenda and they have not been bothering to do the most basic of fact checking. Serves them right to be mocked and made fun of - they are buffoons.

An essay on the media

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From John Stossel:

Has the Ignorant Media Gotten Worse?
Has the media gotten worse? Or am I just grouchier?

Every day I see things that are wrong or that so miss the point I want to scream.

Four examples:

Storm Coverage
As this week's storm approached the East Coast, the media reverted to breathless hype: "monster storm ... very dangerous." Here I blame my beloved free market: Predicting scary weather works. Viewers tune in.

What galls me more is the reporters' government-centric thinking. "Everything is closed," they say. "Employees can't get to work."

But the corner grocery stayed open. So did many gas stations and restaurants.

Why is it that when government buildings close, so many private businesses stay open? Because their own money is at stake.

The store's employees probably make less money than government workers. They are less likely to own all-wheel-drive cars. But they get to work. Some sleep there. Their own money is on the line.

Reporters don't think about the distinction.

John also covers The Deep State, "Chief of EPA Bucks Studies", and John Oliver - Stossel is a good writer - very dry wit but he really skewers the media.

Hat tip to Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man for the pointer

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle ... I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false.

The whole letter is a good read - purely prophetic.

Talk about yellow journalism

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This is just delightful - I love it when President Trump has some fun at the expense of the mainstream media - from The New York Post:

Drug testing floated for White House press corps
One proposal on dealing with the media that was pitched to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team calls for drug testing the White House press corps.

Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media were a cornerstone of his campaign and last week he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” but forcing reporters to undergo random drug tests would provoke a media meltdown.

His Press Secretary said this:

Sean Spicer, who was spokesman for the Republican National Committee, is Trump’s press secretary, and told me, “I support whatever security measures are recommended by the Secret Service.”

“Journalists who are at the White House more than one day per week should be subject to drug screenings to occur no more than twice a year at random times,” the memo states. “Refusal to comply should exclude them from credentialing entirely.”

The job applicant also proposed taking away the right of the White House Correspondents’ Association to control reporters’ seating arrangements in the press briefing room.

The current system favors TV networks and certain newspapers at the expense of more ideologically diverse Web sites, bloggers and podcasters.

The Trump administration, the candidate wrote, “should clear a path to communicate more directly with the people and end White House press practices that serve no useful purpose other than feeding the beast.”

Makes perfect sense - many of these people have been there for ever. So much of what they say are things that they think we want or need to hear. Wrong. Dead. Wrong. We are adults and we can make up our own minds.

Our media - as unbiased as ever

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They failed following a progressive bias, now they are casting about for a conservative bias. From The Hollywood Reporter:

TV Networks, Studios Shifting Program Strategies in the Trump Age: "Are We Telling the Right Stories?"
In the days following Donald Trump's stunning presidential win, ABC Studios chief Patrick Moran called Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. The men had a project at ABC about a pair of politically divided pundits who fall in love. Suddenly it felt more relevant.

But now Moran wanted to be sure both sides of the spectrum were being presented with equal credibility. "In years past, it would be very easy to let one side feel like the cartoon and have the show assume that the audience is siding with the other," Moran says of the liberal slant that often permeates Hollywood output. Barris agreed and has begun courting right-wing voices for his writers room: "There was no way I wanted to do something that was going to further the divide in this country." On Dec. 6, the project was ordered to pilot.

That exchange came on the heels of what Moran describes as a "wake-up call." Over at ABC, entertainment chief Channing Dungey acknowledges that the rise of Trump and his blue-collar support forced her to question whether her programming was too focused on upper-income brackets. Similar check-ins have taken place across the TV industry as executives try to better understand and appeal to a demographic to which many hadn't paid enough attention. "[The election] made the ground shake underneath media," TLC president Nancy Daniels tells THR, "and now everybody is taking a hard look: Are we telling the right stories? Are we reaching the right people?"

Hey media - we are intelligent and we can form our own opinions. We also have enough sense to know when we are being pandered to and we do not like that. How about you report the facts (and just the facts) and let us form our own opinions. That keeps things very simple on both sides of the fence. If you report the facts, we will continue to subscribe to your offerings. If you fail, we will drop you like a hot potato as you can no longer be trusted.

After all, look at what The New York Times just had to do: New York Times Will Vacate 8 Floors In Its HQ To Generate "Significant Rental Revenue"

Newspaper endorsements - a closer look

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Don Surber is an ex-newspaperman and knows the business inside and out. He writes this today: Deplorable Don Surber:

President Trump's election shows the value of newspaper endorsements
The newspapers of America have spoken: 243 endorsed Hillary, 20 endorsed Trump, 9 endorsed Gary Johnson, and 1 endorsed Evan McMullin.

Nothing quite says we-hate-our-readers like telling them to vote for someone they refuse to vote for.

You know how many votes Evan McMullin got in the state where the newspaper endorsed him? None, because West Virginia does not count unregistered write-in votes. Nothing quite says out-of-touch-with-reality like endorsing a candidate whose votes won't count.

What is the point of having newspaper endorsements if all you are doing is pissing off your readers? People in thirty states preferred him over her. It wasn't even close.

Don quotes from a couple of these newspapers and offers this:

Newspaper circulations have fallen and they cannot get up. They blame the Internet, but the fact is the social justice warriors in management killed the goose that laid the golden eggs. Newspapers survived radio and television. They should have survived the Internet, but the rock bed of newspaper subscribers are middle-class families who tend to be conservative, while even nominally conservative newspapers are run by social justice warriors. They want to save the world.

Word...

Wonderful film - reissued

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Barry Lyndon is an amazing visual sweep of the imagination. One of Stanley Kubrick's finest. It has been remastered and is being released to theaters in England on July 29th. No word when it will arrive in the colonies. Trailer:

Great bit of trivia is that it was shot entirely in natural light - the candlelight scenes too. Kubrick had to have a lens built that had a large enough aperture to be able to do this. He was able to adapt a lens that had been custom-built by Zeiss for the Apolo Space Program. Here and here.

Already seeing some trailers for some awesome films. Here is the trailer for a TV show on Starz: American Gods. Based on a novel written by Neil Gaiman:

Fun times at FOX News

One of the reporters at FOX News had her show cancelled due to poor ratings. Gretchen Carlson countered by saying that FOX News CEO - Roger Ailes - made sexual advances towards her. Now, FOX Anchor Megyn Kelly is claiming the same thing and asking owners Rupert Murdoch and sons to fire Ailes.

This just in from Breitbart:

Exclusive — Fox News Stars Stand With Roger Ailes Against Megyn Kelly, More Than 50 Fox Contributors, All Primetime, Willing To Walk
All of Fox News’ primetime lineup is willing to walk out of the network with chief executive and chairman Roger Ailes if he is pushed out by Rupert Murdoch and his family, Breitbart News has confirmed.

Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Eric Bolling, Neil Cavuto, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Laura Ingraham, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Jeanine Pirro, Bo Dietl, Monica Crowley, all of the Fox and Friends hosts, and at least 50 Fox News contributors are willing to depart the network if Ailes is ousted, and leave with him to form a new network, one of the network’s anchors told Breitbart News late Tuesday.

All of them stand against Megyn Kelly, and all of them stand with Roger Ailes.

Quite the A-List - FOX would be reduced to a smoking crater if even half of these people left. If they formed a new network, I would switch from watching FOX just to see what was up. Talk about making the rubble bounce. A bit more on Ms. Kelley:

“If Fox wants to become the ‘all about Megyn Network,’ that’s fine,” one top Fox News host said. “We stand with Roger. And real anger has emerged that the so-called Megyn incident happened 10 years ago. The consensus among the hosts and contributors is: ‘Why didn’t she say anything then? Really, the same woman that posed half naked in GQ? The same woman on Howard Stern saying what?’”

Much more at the site including the whole kerfuffle over the Iowa debate which Trump skipped when he found out it would be hosted by Kelly. The lady is a slow-motion train-wreck. Time for a bowl of popcorn and just sit back and watch.

A big surprise - NOT!

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From Associated Press:

Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media
Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.

Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents.

Emphasis mine - I knew it was bad but this is beyond belief. And what is the media doing to correct this deficiency?

. . . crickets . . .

Spot the recording engineer

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Heh...

Dumb as a box of rocks

From Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin writing at the New York Times Opinion Page:

Could Paris Happen Here?

Excuuuuse me - it has happened here.

Anyone remember 9/11?

For the canonical list of all Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States (starting April 14th, 1972) visit this link: Islamic Terror Attacks on American Soil. The butchers bill is 75 attacks by muslims against US citizens, a total of 3,106 murdered and 1,685 wounded.

Religion of Peace my ass...

Truer words were never spoken

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Our media at work - a global problem

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'Nuff said:

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Swiped from Small Dead Animals.

Spot on!

 

Halt and Catch Fire - first show

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I was excited to see the announcement of the show - I remember that era very fondly.

Watched the first episode tonight and they nailed it.  At times in my life, I have been involved with "big business" both as an employee and on a consulting level and the characters in tonight's show played it very well.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.  The producers got the continuity and the actual technology 100% right.

Next up is Manhattan on July 27. I know a lot about that project so it will be interesting to see how well they get the science. Kind of sad in a way that they developed two completely different types of nuclear weapons from scratch in less than three years and all this administration has to show for itself is a failed website.

I hate to be snarky but when the opportunity presents itself...

 

And finally, Holy Crap!  Browsing through a list of upcoming shows, I see that Outlander is scheduled for August 9th.

If you are not familiar with Diana Gabldon's work, you are in for a royal treat. The books are strongly chronological so you need to start at the first one: Outlander

Our mainstream Media

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FARGO

This show just keeps getting better and better. They tied in some stuff from the original movie.

Going to get the DVDs for the store. if only to re-watch them myself...

Alright now - I am officially hooked.

The new series on FOX's FX network sucks you right in.

If you liked the original Coen Bros movie, do yourself a favor and watch FARGO on FX on Tuesday nights.

The writing and the casting is spot on. Billy Bob Thornton is having way too much fun being really really bad. FARGO website: FARGO

Kermit Gosnell - the movie

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Kermit who? Kermit Gosnell was America's most prolific serial killer until his capture and trial. A great group of people are making a movie about him and raising funds through indiegogo. This is the same team that filmed Not Evil Just Wrong and FrackNation. The trailer:

British Pathè online

British Pathè is an English film company. From their About page:
About Us
British Pathè is one of the oldest media companies in the world.

Their roots lie in 1890s Paris where their founder, Charles Pathè, pioneered the development of the moving image.

They were established in London in 1902, and by 1910 were producing their famous bi-weekly newsreel the Pathè Gazette. After the First World War they started producing various Cinemagazines as well. By 1930 they were producing the Gazette, the Pathètone Weekly, the Pathè Pictorial and Eve's Film Review, covering entertainment, culture and womens' issues.

By the time Pathè finally stopped producing the cinema newsreel in 1970 they had accumulated 3500 hours of filmed history amounting to over 90,000 individual items.
Those 90,000 clips are now completely online and free for non-commercial use. Check out British Pathè There is also a YouTube page here.

Skier meet avalanche

From the Denver, CO CBS affiliate:

Skier Captures Himself Surviving Avalanche On Video


A backcountry skier survived an avalanche that he triggered Saturday morning on Berthoud Pass and it was all caught on video.

Lance Light said he was prepared but says things could have ended differently for anyone who doesn't know the risks.

The video came from a camera mounted on Light's helmet. It captures every moment before, during and after his ride through the avalanche.

"It was just over so quick, it was crazy," Light said.

Despite reports of dangerous avalanche conditions, Light and a friend decided to go backcountry skiing on Berthoud Pass. They had the gear and the knowledge to know what to watch for but decided to take a risk on a more questionable run.

Glad that he had the good luck to get through this -- could have gone horribly wrong in a heartbeat...

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Irons in the Fire
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Lowering the Bar
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Michael J. Totten
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Neanderpundit
neo-neocon
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ProfessorBainbridge.com
Questions and Observations
Rachel Lucas
Roger L. Simon
Samizdata.net
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Sound Politics
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The Smallest Minority
The Volokh Conspiracy
Tim Blair
Velociworld
Weasel Zippers
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A Coyote at the Dog Show
Bad Eagle
Steven DenBeste
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Allah
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Cox and Forkum
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Masamune
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Other Side of Kim
Publicola
Ramblings' Journal
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shining full plate and a good broadsword
A Physicist's Perspective
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