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
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
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!
The current intellectual movement is "counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily." https://t.co/MHXoAy9U5e— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) June 13, 2020 A free press is a sacred trust. We must protect its integrity instead of baking in bias and pretending to be objective. Diversity is good. Group think is not. BREAKING: An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president has been convicted of libel and sentenced to up to six years in jail, in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. https://t.co/iLFPMjV3GQ— The Associated Press (@AP) June 15, 2020
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
Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation notes several instances where Pres. Trump pressured his top aides to lie or mislead. One day after the president fired FBI Director James Comey, @PressSec told reporters Comey no longer had the confidence of Trump and other people. pic.twitter.com/8EiLL2Dn5E— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 19, 2019 Is there a double standard when it comes media treatment of conservative women vs liberal women? Is the Pope Catholic? Reverse the roles above and show a white woman comedian torching a woman of color at the White House Correspondents Dinner. You already know that the OUTRAGE machine would be in overdrive. Selective feminism creates exaggerated fawning coverage of liberal women and guaranteed derision of conservative women. We in
SURVEY: AMERICANS DON'T TRUST MEDIA BUT FEEL BETTER ABOUT FAVORITES The chasm widened between media and those in power + their supporters. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin responded to derision from certain media outlets that are routinely ignored by the executive branch. Louisville's Courier-Journal and Lexington's Herald Leader are both named in Bevin's new Facebook video (below). Bevin says "a handful" of (what he considers) negative media people "are like cicadas...not serious journalists." He claims their out-of-state owners engage in tabloid journalism so he wants to communicate directly with constituents via social media, radio shows, and smaller newspapers. Bevin expects newspapers to tout "extraordinary business developments...but you wouldn't know it" by reading their news stories. The Herald Leader slammed my interview work
WITH LIBERTY & JUSTICE OVERALL twitter giggles here It appears that the Kim Davis saga of refusing government service to select citizens is not yet over. Her deputy clerk is issuing marriage licenses in Rowan County while Davis' attorney says his client "will not violate her conscience" when she returns to work soon. Oh, and her lawyer is learning that he can't steal other people's music for his rallies. A comment in the New York Times: If your religious faith is paramount then do not swear oaths to secular authorities. -- (anon Corrales, NM) Politician Mike Huckabee swooped into Kentucky to curry favor with Christians, holding Kim Davis' hand as she emerged from jail as another presidential hopeful Ted Cruz