Archive for the ‘News Media’ Category

March 29th, 2023 - 5:17 pm § in News Media

Journalistic malpractice

Fox News is a money machine for its owners, not a dependable news source. If you listen to Fox, you’re being fed lies. We now know for certain that Fox’s management prioritized profits over honest reporting. And the revelations keep coming. On December 2, 2020, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott[...]

March 28th, 2023 - 12:20 am § in News Media

Are conservative media exploiting a school shooting to demonize LGBQT people?

A person named Audrey Elizabeth Hale, age 28, gunned down 3 teachers and 3 children at a private Christian school before being killed by police gunfire. The incident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, March 27, 2023. That evening, the Fox News headlines blared, Nashville police identify tw[...]

March 13th, 2023 - 8:30 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Law school question

Tenino and Tukwila are municipalities in the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area. Tukwila fired a police officer in 2017 after internal investigations found he “falsified reports, failed to report the use of force and showed a pattern of using a taser or threatening to use one when it wasn’t warrant[...]

March 9th, 2023 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Trump election lawyer censured

Colorado lawyer Jenna Ellis was a member of the “elite strike force team” of lawyers led by Rudy Giuliani (details here) that tried to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss with dodgy legal tactics. In her home state, Ellis was accused of violating professional ethics by participatin[...]

March 5th, 2023 - 5:51 pm § in America, Biden, China, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Fact-checking Trump’s CPAC lies

Journalist, pesky creatures they are, like to fact-check political speeches. CNN says Trump delivered a “doozy” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (see story here). By now, his M.O. is familiar: Portray America as a post-a[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Murdoch faces new legal difficulties, but so what?

Dominion Voting Systems has the Fox network dead-to-rights: They lied about the company, knew they were lying, but put the lies on the air to make money. Fox is going to pay Dominion a lot of money (but can afford to). But now Fox is in another kind of hot water. Biden’s campaign ran ads [&hel[...]

February 22nd, 2023 - 11:51 pm § in News Media, Politics, Republicans

Crybaby DeSantis “boycotts” NBC for criticizing him

“A spokesman for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced that the governor will be ‘boycotting’ NBC and MSNBC, over remarks that Andrea Mitchell made about his education policy during an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris,” Raw Story said on Wednesday, February 22, 20[...]

February 22nd, 2023 - 4:53 pm § in Misc., News Media, Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Fox host attacks Lego toys as “woke”

“A legendary toy line expanding its product portfolio to make children feel more inclusive has offended a popular Fox News host who considers the move to be ‘woke’ behavior,” Raw Story reported on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 (see story here). It’s hard to tell whether [...]

February 20th, 2023 - 11:01 pm § in News Media, Politics, Republicans

Rightwing dirty trickster reportedly ousted by his group

James O’Keefe (photo, left; bio here) is an unsavory far-right political operative who created “Project Veritas” (profile here), a group that “produces deceptively edited videos” to smear legitimate media organizations and liberal groups. O’Keefe is a professiona[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox News is in serious hot water

Millions of Americans watch only Fox News, and don’t get news from any other source, which is a great big problem. It’s a great big problem because Fox is propaganda, not news. It’s brainwashing, not informing, its audiences. Its top opinion-shaper, Tucker Carlson, is a Russia symp[...]