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)
This is wild. Watch Ron DeSantis’s full answer on Publix, Walgreen’s and CVS vaccine distribution and look at the edited cut 60 Minutes used: pic.twitter.com/FqTRgOZS9Z — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 5, 2021 This mashup of what 60 Minutes aired compared to the full context of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' reply clearly illuminates why so many Americans distrust media. The reporter is pushing a pay-for-play conspiracy involving the Republican governor but his timeline of which companies were given COVID vaccine options dismantles CBS reporter Sharyn Alfonsi's narrative. But she edited it to tell the story from her "objective" perch. Even some prominent Democrats slammed the 60 Minutes story. CBS said it edited the governor's comments down to the poignant words that answered the reporter's question. Hmm. The
Which one of these two photographs generated overwhelming news reports and analysis? You already know the answer. DUDE! MERKEL HATES TRUMP! It's indicative of the way the WORLD HATES TRUMP! Write the story! Post it! Talk about it! Trump RUINED OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD! Oh wait. Here's a different photo from the same meeting. But don't write stories about this. Acrimony is clickbait. This kind of false hysteria is why our media business is melting down. Partisan reporting has crushed our credibility as people now cling to flavored news that is skewed to their personal bias. Sad! It's all in the editing. @weijia asks @realDonaldTrump a question and then shouts him down
Are Courier-Journal editors losing their perspective on which news stories warrant screaming banner sized headlines? The question isn't about relevance or the local nature of the story, it is the SCREAMING headline across the entire top of the page, a treatment used for massive natural disasters, mass killings, or the assassination of a major world figure. The crux of this story warrants a one column headline at best, not even on the front page. Hype. The next day: less hysterical lower case, partial page headlines for the man sentenced to 12 years for defrauding others out of $108 million + a horse attempting a feat earned by only 11 during a 142 year stretch. I rest my case.