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JOURNALISTS AGREE THAT THEIR FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE DESTROYED THE NEWS MEDIA’S CREDIBILITY

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsEvery former Democrat like me who has chosen to #WALKAWAY always experiences deja vu when they see others finally noticing and objecting to the way Democrats have become so unhinged that they’ve turned every aspect of life into a political battlefield. And they want everyone who disagrees with them destroyed, personally and professionally.

Various hardcore anti-Trump reporters have shown integrity by objecting to the crazed, rabid propaganda that their colleagues have been churning out, especially following the riots over George Floyd’s death. The police behavior involved in that death was so blatantly out of line that for a few brief moments the nation was united in sadness and outrage.

Pelosi and Schumer and Kente clothA nation united is something that Democrats can not stand to see, and even though the Minneapolis officers involved were quickly fired and/or facing charges the Democrats and their media outlets rapidly transformed the situation into hate-filled riots and looting that raged for days.   

The Tom Cotton op-ed at the New York Times and what followed erupted into what some journalists have called “civil wars” in newsrooms across the country between rational reporters and their unhinged colleagues. Links are below, but first some excerpts from journalists whose anti-Trump credentials cannot be questioned.

First up, female journalist Bari Weiss:

Bari Weiss

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The civil war inside The New York Times between the (mostly young) wokes the (mostly 40+) liberals is the same one raging inside other publications and companies across the country. The dynamic is always the same. (Thread.)

The Old Guard lives by a set of principles we can broadly call civil libertarianism. They assumed they shared that worldview with the young people they hired who called themselves liberals and progressives. But it was an incorrect assumption.

The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff. They call it “safetyism,” in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech … there are dozens and dozens of examples.

I’ve been mocked by many people over the past few years for writing about the campus culture wars. They told me it was a sideshow. But this was always why it mattered: The people who graduated from those campuses would rise to power inside key institutions and transform them. (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: LINK TO MY PIECES ABOUT THAT SITUATION HERE )

I’m in no way surprised by what has now exploded into public view. In a way, it’s oddly comforting: I feel less alone and less crazy trying to explain the dynamic to people. What I am shocked by is the speed. I thought it would take a few years, not a few weeks.

Next up is Michael Tracey: 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

The NYT and other media institutions are being held hostage by millennials whose belief system includes such precepts as, “Publishing something I disagree with physically endangers me.” They use bizarre emotional manipulation tactics to assert their dominance. And they’re winning.

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THE NEW CLASS WAR: MICHAEL LIND’S INSIGHTFUL NEW BOOK

New Class WarBalladeer’s Blog’s coverage of corporate fascism continues with this look at Michael Lind’s brilliant book The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite. Lind often writes for Salon and Politico and in this book deals with the way in which the global trend toward populism started in response to oppression from what he calls “The New Class.”

Regular readers here know that I often write about the way that the callous, comfortable elites love to blame the rest of us for the problems they have created in the world.

The way that the corporate media and Democrat “educators” (LMAO) distort history one might think that there was once an age when the poor and the working class ruled the world and caused colonialism, wars and all the other plagues that were really caused by the Powers That Be among the rich and politically connected. The people who STILL run things, in other words.

george-soros-aloneLind’s work criticizes the new corporate fascist elite, like last year’s Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas (previously reviewed here at Balladeer’s Blog). Lind, a professor at the University of Texas, argues that the plutocrats of today don’t just guard their money and privilege, they disguise their self-interested pursuits under the pretense of “social activism” and other deceptive buzzwords while lecturing the working class and the poor.

George W BushLind writes, “The new class war is very real—and the managerial class is winning.” Lind’s “managerial class” quite rightly includes not just the wealthy elite themselves but also the facilitators of these privileged fascists – the bought and paid-for politicians, the unelected bureaucrats, biased journalists, media propagandists and the politically prejudiced lawyers and “educators” who promote the interests of the wealthy while pretending to be championing the underclasses.

Lind savages the political right AND left alike, appropriately enough. Continue reading

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SHARYL ATTKISSON’S LIST OF 107 NEWS MEDIA MISTAKES IN COVERING TRUMP

Sharyl AttkissonIt’s no secret that Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few actual journalists left in the United States.

Her lawsuit over illegal action against her by the DOJ is ongoing but she continues to bravely follow the truth no matter where it leads her. 

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsAttkisson has been compiling a list of the most egregious errors (some might call them intentional misrepresentations) committed by “reporters” in the last few years. Again, she just covers the inaccuracies from alleged “news” sites, not the ramblings of shallow, uninformed and emotionally unstable entertainers. Her list would be much longer otherwise.

To quote Attkisson, who is considerate enough to lump herself in with her colleagues, who have lapsed into much lower standards than she herself maintains: Continue reading

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POLL: NINETY-FIVE PERCENT DISTRUST THE MEDIA

masc chair and bottleHere at Balladeer’s Blog my skepticism of polling during such an odd time period is well known. In fact, bizarrely enough, I’d like to see a poll regarding how many people distrust polls!

Anyway, a recent poll (link below) found 95% of the respondents were distrustful of the corporate media (and with very good reason). Some of the reasons cited were “spreading fake news”, “propaganda instead of news”, “reporting gossip” and “celebrity opinions.”

On the plus side it’s nice to see that mass media dishonesty has united the rest of us. Getting 95% of the public in any poll to agree on something is the kind of thing that only monumental dishonesty could engender. Continue reading

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NPR/ PBS POLL SHOWS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING AMONG HISPANICS HAS GONE UP BY 19%

Trump peeing on CNNAnti-Trump loons have had a VERY bad last couple of days. The Fake News outlets of the Democrats ran with ANOTHER false story – this one about Trump supposedly ordering Cohen to lie ONLY TO HAVE ROBERT MUELLER HIMSELF PUBLICLY POINT OUT HOW WRONG IT WAS.

Also this week a poll done by the Democrat outlets NPR and PBS showed that President Trump’s approval rating among Hispanic voters has gone up by 19%. As always I’m very skeptical about polls, especially after the beautiful way Hillary lost in 2016, but it’s always funny to watch anti-Trump loons froth at the mouth when the polls they live by poke them in the eye.   

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POLITICAL CARTOONS: JANUARY 19th

Here are some recent examples. The first one ridicules accused rapist and accused suborner of perjury Robert Mueller.  

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FAKE NEWSMAN OF THE YEAR 2018

Claas Relotius

CLAAS RELOTIUS WITH ONE OF THOSE RIDICULOUS AWARDS THAT FAKE NEWS PEOPLE LOVE TO BESTOW ON EACH OTHER

It’s no secret that the only life-forms lower than American career politicians are any corporate media employees who pretend to be “journalists.” The long, long list of celebrated news pros who get outed as serial liars and fabricators grew once again recently.

Der Spiegel‘s Claas Relotius was exposed as yet another Fake Newsman, so it’s perfectly fitting that Fake News Network CNN once hailed Relotius as “Journalist of the Year.” LMAO. How appropriate. Der Spiegel has much more class than ANY American Fake News outfit because they pressured Claas to resign once his long line of falsehoods was made public.

As for why CNN loved Claas Relotius: in the eternal corporate media game of bias confirmation Relotius did a notorious – and now notoriously FAKED – article depicting Trump supporters in Fergus Falls, MN as the simpletons and fools that anti-Trump fanatics like to pretend Trump supporters are.

cnn golfThe residents of Fergus Falls did their OWN story on Relotius’ phony reporting, exposing all his falsehoods and even his lies about how he supposedly compiled his long list of falsehoods and biased narratives. With this exposure added to Claas’ long list of previous fabrications (remember the Stephen Randall Glass scandal)  Der Spiegel confronted the disgraced Fake Newsman for repeated lies and for outrightly making up figures who appeared in his Fake News stories.

No doubt Relotius could still find a job as an “analyst” for CNN or MSNBC or any of the other shrill corporate media outlets over here in America. They like to ignore facts and just make up things, too.   

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EVEN SNOPES ADMITS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PLACED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

Obama caging childrenWhen even the hacks at Snopes can’t try to finesse words to make it look like Obama is innocent, you know the situation is bad. BARACK OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION PLACED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKERS. Even Snopes had to admit that is the truth and that the usual Democrat and Republican game of kick-the-can followed AND STILL HASN’T BEEN FOLLOWED UP ON!

Once again we see that President Donald Trump is a de facto Third Party President and therefore gets attacked by the career criminals from both the Democrats and the Republicans.

Snopes does go on to beclown themselves in the same piece by pretending that the miniscule amount of media coverage to that scandal (one of many) during the Obama Administration was somehow equal to the frantic and outrightly dishonest media blitz against President Trump.

Trump is SerpicoI will mention once again that the American Media and our crooked career politicians are so much worse than President Trump that they always make him look like the heroic underdog. People know a rigged pile-on when they see one. Donald Trump impresses me more every day and the comparisons with Abraham Lincoln – who also had to deal with Republican traitors and corrupt Democrats – are beginning to ring true.

When you phonies who pretend to care about illegal immigrant children address this plus my previous items about Obama and George W Bush having the same thing going on, THEN you can ask me about current events. But we all know you were just using this situation for political theater. “The children” mean nothing to you except as props.

FOR PICTURES OF SUCH CHILDREN SUFFERING EVEN WORSE CONDITIONS UNDER OBAMA CLICK HERE

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SABO: GUERILLA ART AT ITS FINEST

sabo on zuckerberg and schumerStreet Artist Sabo has earned genuine folk hero status with his guerilla art projects that he sets up in public, often under the cover of darkness, in various cities. Daylight unveils his masterpieces of dissent. Sabo takes on the subjects that too many faux iconoclasts are afraid to handle, most recently the corporate fascist Mark “Skippy” Zuckerberg.

The guerilla artist simultaneously broached the way that Zuckerberg’s ties to just one political party are a clear conflict of interest (Chuck Schumer’s daughter works there as just one example of dozens) and should call for regulation of Facebook as a public utility. The baby-faced Techno-Tyrant Zuck has a well-deserved name for politically motivated,  one-way enforcement of Facebook/ Fakebook’s supposed “Community Standards.”

Sabo on HillarySince ANY Facebook user can block anybody or anything they want, such heavy-handed interference with the free exchange of ideas is as unnecessary as it is ugly. (Personally I left Facebook years ago since it’s like being trapped in the suburban barbecue from hell.)

Scandals about Facebook’s violation of users’ privacy have provided even more reason to be suspicious of the organization. Go to Gab.ai or Steemit.com or any of the other sites out there. They aren’t yet the obnoxious corporate cesspool that Facebook has long been. Continue reading

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MOCK HEADLINES: JANUARY 17th

Mascot with demo and repub headsQUEEN ELIZABETH NAMES PRINCE WILLIAM AS HER SUCCESSOR TO THE THRONE; AL SHARPTON IS OUTRAGED THAT SHE DIDN’T PICK A BLACK MAN

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS VOW TO OUST TRUMP FOR ATTRACTING SO MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR TO THE PARTY

DEMOCRAT MEDIA STILL PRETENDING THAT THERE IS ANYTHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD SAY OR DO THAT THEY WOULD NOT TWIST AND DISTORT AND POUT OVER

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP STILL SPEAKS MORE LANGUAGES THAN BOTH OBAMAS COMBINED

liberals crying racism“RACIST” HAS BECOME SO OVERUSED IT WILL NOW REPLACE “MR, “MRS” AND OTHER FORMS OF ADDRESS

DEMOCRATS VOW TO MAKE “WHITE SUPREMACIST” AS OVERUSED AND MEANINGLESS AS “RACIST”

THEN DEMOCRATS WILL DO THE SAME TO “WHITE NATIONALIST”

AMERICAN LORD HAW-HAWS: THE NEW MUSICAL STARRING BILL KRISTOL, GEORGE WILL, BERNARD GOLDBERG AND ALL THE POMPOUS WHITE MALES AT NATIONAL REVIEW

SUN RISES IN THE EAST: DEMOCRATS DEMAND THAT TRUMP BE IMPEACHED FOR IT 

CORPORATE MEDIA ANNOUNCES THAT ALL TELEVISION PROGRAMS WILL NOW START WITH A TEN MINUTE ANTI-TRUMP TIRADE

PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THE FIRST AMENDMENT BY TWEETING ABOUT HOW SILLY THE TEN-MINUTE ANTI-TRUMP TIRADES ARE; IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BEGIN

INSANE WOMAN IN A GOOFY HAT ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING MAXINE WATERS … OH, NEVER MIND

SCIENTISTS PROVE THAT SO-CALLED “SOCIAL JUSTICE” IS SIMPLY VIGILANTE JUSTICE USED BY COWARDS Continue reading

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