Once you acknowledge the truth, those protesting the death of George Floyd are simply supporting the mob who steal goods from innocent victims, set fire to and damage property, and cause violent disruption and social chaos in the hope and expectation of creating continuous challenge to the existence of democracy. As is usual, the mainstream media and the political left has sympathy and openly encourage the mob violence as they have created a business out of fake racism…Continue viewing...
A federal judge Thursday denied a request by Fusion GPS to void a House Intelligence Committee subpoena to provide bank records as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election campaign.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found Fusion’s objections to the subpoena to be “unavailing” and denied the research firm’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that would have prevented it from handing over the documents.
Fusion GPS attorney Theodore Boutrous Jr. said the firm would appeal Leon’s ruling.Continue viewing...
Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors.
While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far-reaching scandal our industry has known.
It’s our very own Newsgate.
Compromised reporting has always existed as a result of covert collaborations between reporters and political officials—Democrats and Republicans alike.
For example, in my new book out next year, The Smear, I’ll report on instances of improper collusion that surfaced during the Bush administration.
The most recent available evidence is heavy on Democrat-ties due to the nature of the available documents and leaks.
It can be argued that some individual accounts can be rationalized and are not serious breaches of ethics.
But taken as a whole, it’s easy to see how we as journalists have done a poor job protecting ourselves from being co-opted by organized interests, often ones that are paid and politically-motivated.
Whether we realize it or not, they’ve figured out how to exploit the media and use us to publish their propaganda.
It implies a broad and growing trend that has seriously undermined the credibility of the news industry.
Opinion reporters and those who work for obviously ideological news groups are entitled to publish party propaganda.
It’s one matter to provide viewpoint journalism.
But it’s quite another for us to act as a tool of any interest, publishing narratives or talking points upon suggestion or demand, without disclosing we’ve done just that.Continue viewing...
“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. “Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertisingContinue viewing...