Wanting the state to silence one's adversaries is pervasive across time and culture -- that's why the 1st Am banned it -- but until recently, people were embarrassed to explicitly advocate it. But in US liberal culture, censorship is now so normalized that this is no longer odd: https://t.co/UBtyY7jt92 — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 9, 2022 Not long after Judd Apatow tweeted his support for censorship of Fox News, he deleted the message. Apatow, without comment, has now deleted his pro-censorship tweet. Here it is, along with a representative approving reply from blue-check liberals: pic.twitter.com/hXdIWRKv9J — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 9, 2022 original post (screenshot before Judd Apatow deleted his tweet)
Meet Addison Rae Easterling. She's 20 years old and has millions of followers on social media. Journalists are jelly because Addison Rae joked about 3 months of college education landing her a prime sports reporting job. All the people complaining about this because they studied sports broadcasting for 30 years should simply try having 80+ million tiktok followers https://t.co/0Zj8UN3d3X — Brendan O'Keeffe (@BrendanKOKeeffe) July 10, 2021 She's funny, smart, strategic, and telegenic. Those are ingredients for success in many careers. Oh my, media peeps. Get over yourselves. This kid has a massive online following and that puts her in a much stronger negotiating position than Jenny Journalism School grad. But whine on if that makes you feel better. Edward R. Murrow ain't walking through that door
Impartial journalism is much harder to find among today's budget choked newsrooms filled with activism, but it is possible. There have to be competent editors filtering submitted reporting to cleanse it of bias. Multiple sets of eyes are able to flush out even subtle bias and inadequate clarity. JOURNALISTS: Resolve now that whatever the verdict, you journalists will limit the subjective adjectives you use to report it. When a verdict comes in, it is not your role to call it shocking, stunning, vindicating, just or unjust. Report it. Stick to the facts.— Al Tompkins (@atompkins) April 20, 2021 There are at least three sides to every story. A complete report includes as much of these verified dimensions as can be
Activist journalism is killing what our information disseminating forebears spent hundreds of years building. Thanks, partisan jackasses. Journalism today. https://t.co/46dQvCprtl— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 4, 2020 Also, the English language is under siege. Yep. English is literally dead. https://t.co/hGVXeSNDV7— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 1, 2020 As I see @WKUBasketball call out @KentuckyMBB I’m wondering why them two along with @LouisvilleMBB and @RacersHoops don’t play a Big Four Classic every year. Would think that would make money in this state. Am I wrong?— Kendrick HaskinsWave (@KendrickHaskins) July 7, 2020 Those two, Kendrick. Those two. Are there no editors in today's world? Have we completely surrendered to cost cutting management? Yes. Here's a promising story. The BLUE ANGELS are here! Happy 4th of July, America!
After talking about my Christmas shopping panic on my radio show in 1992, a man called me and said he could help me get the one Power Ranger doll that my kid wanted from Santa Claus. I met the listener in a mall parking lot where he sold me the doll for triple its retail price. I wanted to walk away but I thought of my kid's Christmas morning joy and took the hit. But I will never forget the skeezy smile on that old man's face as he took my money. A prick like that would get his karma some day, some way, somehow. But a Merry Christmas to everyone else, I thought. Simon loved his toy and my
Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,” and then when I objected to that he told me I “couldn’t take a joke.”— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) November 20, 2019 On the record, a violation of off-the-record agreements extinguishes all trust of the deceitful reporter. Bad form. Bad judgment. It only ramps up cries of FAKE NEWS. If she wanted the story to get out, she could have used the method of lighting a spark and letting other reporters inquire of other present parties to validate the original "story." That's how that's done. It's a little thing we like to call verification. Practice it, pleas.
A study from Northwestern University lays bare the obvious political bias Google foists on people searching news stories. Google algorithms slant heavily toward liberal flavored news accounts. Yawn. We know Google pursues liberal causes. That's not the real story here. What the hell happened to an industry that's primary mission is supposed to be centered on objectivity? Look at how easily we can assign a political flavoring to various news outlets. That's pathetic. What kind of jellyfish are journalism schools pumping out into the world? Does no one have the integrity to see both sides of an argument? If you're a liberal or conservative activist journalist, you are a fraud and a disgrace to the basic principles of
Five teenagers between ages 12 and 16 allegedly robbed Nashville singer Kyle Yorlets as he stood in his back yard. They demanded his car keys. Yorlets refused. One of the teens then shot Yorlets and all of the assailants fled in a stolen vehicle. The singer dragged himself back into his home and died a short time later. The 12-year-old criminal detailed for police the details of their crime spree including the murder and various car thefts, one from Oak Grove, Kentucky. The Nashville newspaper refused to identify the teens because of their "young age(s)." Is this responsible journalism? Shouldn't the public be informed of the identities of murderous citizens? What if any of these criminals somehow makes bond and is released?
Rick Pitino is mad at me again. The former University of Louisville basketball coach and I are longtime friends but he has thrown hissy fits when I've publicly questioned him about sensitive issues. He even dropped me as co-host of his TV show for two years over tensions surrounding coverage of his affair with sketchy doughnut seller Karen Sypher. Then there was the time I asked him if mounting evidence of strippers offering sex to his players and recruits would make him consider resigning. Pitino didn't speak to me for a year and even avoided looking at me when we crossed paths in our St. Matthews neighborhood. Of course, I've gone on national TV and newspapers of record to defend Pitino
Congrats to Mary George Meiners, class of 1992, on being inducted into the UC Department of Journalism's Hall of Fame. Mary majored in English Literature, was editor-in-chief of The News Record, and has had a 25 year career in broadcasting, recruiting, and print media. The family is immensely proud of our dear Mary. Well deserved! An awards ceremony at 5 p.m. is the perfect time to mix cocktails, memories, and laughter. Dr. Jeff Blevins, left, leads UC's department of journalism. Jon and Sean Hughes are longtime friends of Mary George. Jon was a professor during Mary's college years and Sean was a classmate. Both of the Hughes are legends at UC. Mary Final_vimeo from Sean Hughes on