Category Archives: Journalism

August 30, 2017

Why The Media Are In A Never-Ending Hunt For Right-Wing Violence by Ann Coulter

A media capable of turning tea partiers, Palin supporters and a random insurance scam into weeks of terror at right-wing violence are not going to let a few nuts waving Nazi flags at a “Unite the Right” rally pass without leaping at the opportunity to outlaw conservatism.

After I’d spent a decade begging Republicans, including a few presidential candidates, to take up the immigration issue, Donald J. Trump came along, championed the entire thesis of Adios, America, and swept all contenders aside.

It’s too late for the likes of Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to avoid humiliation, but if they don’t want to keep making asses of themselves in public by, for example, praising today’s version of the KKK, they should read my entire corpus of work, starting with Demonic. (Trump somehow grasped the whole point of that book, too.)

The reason normal people are suspicious of the media’s narrative on Charlottesville is that we’ve heard this exact same story many, many times before.

Facts on the ground:

— Approximately every other year since forever, liberal hooligans have been rampaging through the streets, beating people up, setting off bombs, killing cops, smashing store windows, assassinating politicians and burning down neighborhoods — against capitalism, Vietnam, Nixon, Wall Street, a police shooting, Trump, Starbucks, a sunny day.


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August 6, 2017

MSM Losing Bigly: Salon Evicted After Failing To Pay Rent

At this rate, they might be better off opening an actual salon. There’s honest money to be made in cosmetology.

And under the heading of Schadenfreude, Salon is reportedly having serious financial struggles.

In June, the left-wing digital publisher reported their fiscal year 2017 earnings to the SEC and the news was not bright. Salon’s net revenues plummeted 34 percent from $7 million in 2016 to $4.6 million for fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

The publisher blamed the drop on an industry wide shift of advertising dollars from direct-ad campaigns to “programmatic” advertising, a trend that has been going on for a few years now.

The New York Post has also reported that Salon was evicted late last year from their posh offices at 31 Penn Plaza near Madison Square Gardens, and has stiffed their landlord for more than $90,000 in back rent.

The landlord has filed suit in Manhattan State Court and is trying to force Salon to pay $700,000 for the unused portion of a five-year lease, which was slated to run through September 2019.


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July 27, 2017

Sarah Palin to subpoena 23 NY Times reporters, editors and employees

A Tea Party favorite, Palin is suing The New York Times over a published editorial that ran online hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by a former Bernie Sanders volunteer at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. According to Palin and her lawyers, the editorial tied her to the January 2011 shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

The former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is reportedly moving forward with sending subpoenas to 23 New York Times staffers as part of her defamation lawsuit against the liberal-leaning newspaper.

In a motion arguing for Palin’s case against The New York Times to be tossed out, attorneys for the paper revealed that the former vice presidential candidate’s lawyers served notice of plans to subpoena “23 non-party current and former Times reporters, the editors and other employees — most of whom had nothing to do with the editorial issue.”

Lawyers for the Times reportedly told the judge on Wednesday that Sarah Palin’s legal team plans to demand that the paper hands over “every internal communication it has had about her since 2011” in an effort to obtain “documents that might reveal, among other things, their ‘negative feelings’ toward her.”


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July 9, 2017

Camille Paglia: Democrats Destroyed Journalism… Will Take Decades to Recover (Audio)

From Sean Hannity’s radio show, June 20, 2017.

July 5, 2017

Paxman: Licence Fee Should Be Taken Away from ‘Metropolitan Elite’ BBC (Video)

Jeremy Paxman, who presented the BBC’s flagship Newsnight programme for over two decades, has accused the organisation of being “partial” and “parastatal”, and called for the “antediluvian” licence fee to be scrapped.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Sunday Times in which he also described British politicians as “incredibly low grade”, the 67-year-old broadcaster said the BBC’s main problem was its “partiality”.

“There is a way of looking at the world if you are part of the BBC and a different way if you work for a commercial organisation,” he explained.

“Why is the story always about the disabled refugee from Syria, rather than the demands that the disabled refugee from Syria might make upon our taxpayers? That’s all too common. It’s a metropolitan elite problem, isn’t it?”

Local councils have indeed warned that they may have to increase residents’ council tax bills to pay for the costs of accommodating “child refugees” from Calais, which they estimated at around £50,000 per head.


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June 29, 2017

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Defamation

On Tuesday evening, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired Hulk Hogan’s lawyers and sued the New York Times for defamation for falsely accusing her in a June 14 editorial of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Times’ editorial was published on the day that James Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) while he was practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game with his GOP teammates.

“Today, Sarah Palin took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a ‘sickeningly familiar pattern’ of politically motivated violence and that she incited the horrific 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords, a tragedy where the gunman seriously wounded numerous people and killed 6, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl,” Palin’s lawyers—Ken Turkel, Shane Vogt, and S. Preston Ricardo—said in a statement.

The complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court in the Southern District of New York, states that “at the time of publication, The Times knew and had published pieces acknowledging that there was no connection between Mrs. Palin and Loughner’s 2011 shooting.”

“In doing so, The Times violated the law and its own policies,” it reads.

Messrs. Turkel, Vogt, and Ricardo said Palin “seeks to hold The Times to its November 13, 2016, pledge [‘to rededicate itself to reporting facts honestly and holding power to account’], and to face both journalistic and financial accountability for the false statements that it published about Mrs. Palin.”


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June 28, 2017

Sharyl Attkisson: Media Giving the Public ‘An Artificial Reality’ (Video)

“We are getting an artificial reality created by people who are putting out narratives,” Attkisson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson discussed the state of the American media, in the wake of contested stories about President Trump.

Attkisson said she worked for three years at CNN, one of the organizations considered critical of the White House.

She said the over the past few years, there has been “a huge sea change” in the media’s position as an unbiased arbiter toward one that pushes narratives.

Attkisson said the mainstream media, like lobbyists, see Trump as a “threat” to their “establishment” culture and even their jobs.

In turn, she said the media has largely shifted to be critical of the White House at every turn.


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June 25, 2017

Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way.

The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports.

“Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors.”

Kelly reported that as part of an ongoing restructuring at the Times—which has been happening since early 2017—a whopping 109 copy editors have already been terminated while only 50 new jobs are likely to be created as the paper shifts its focus to digital. Kelly wrote:

When the downsizing was first revealed in late May, a memo from Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn portrayed the cuts as a “streamlining” of the editing process and indicated that some of the savings would be used to hire up to 100 more journalists. But in a mid-June meeting with department heads, Baquet admitted that journalists could be targeted in a new round of layoffs once the editing ranks are culled.


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June 14, 2017

Donald Trump: Fake News ‘at an All Time High’

President Donald Trump continued to condemn “fake news” on Twitter, accusing the media of getting the story wrong.

“Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???” he wrote on Tuesday morning.

The president highlighted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to get involved in Hillary Clinton’s FBI investigation and condemned the 9th Circuit Court for ruling against his travel ban.

But the majority of his criticism was for the media, recently reporting that Trump was thinking of firing special counsel Robert Mueller. More reporters mocked Trump’s on-camera cabinet meeting Monday in which they thanked the president for the opportunity to serve in the administration and gave an update on their progress.

“The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty,” he wrote. “Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!”

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June 13, 2017

Mark Levin: CNN Is Destroying the First Amendment — Jake Tapper Is ‘Evil’ (Video)

“I think you get more truthful reporting on Russia TV, which I have never watched in my life, than you get on CNN.”

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin, author of the forthcoming book “Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism,” read from a Federalist piece by Ben Domenech laying out how Domenech viewed CNN’s “war” on President Donald Trump.

Domenech argued CNN was sacrificing “balance and centrism” in its quest against Trump.

Levin agreed with Domenech’s findings but took it a step further by declaring that CNN was “destroying the First Amendment” and that Trump was right to say the media are evil in some circumstances and singled out CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“You can see how CNN has changed its coverage,” Levin said. “CNN is at war with Trump. CNN is violating – CNN is destroying the First Amendment and freedom of the press. And when Jake Tapper says, ‘How dare President [Trump] call us evil?’ Jake, you’re evil. You’re unconscionable. All of you – because you know exactly what you’re doing. You don’t care.”


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