Category Archives: Journalism

UPDATED: Is English Dead In England?

Celebrity, English, Journalism, The West, The Zeitgeist

Check out this paragraph in the Daily Mail. I did not read beyond it.

… it was noted that the star either went of his meds completely or starting taking less once the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star started experiencing anxiety after her robbery that left her bound and gagged.

From: “Kanye West’s breakdown …”

UPDATE:

Judge Andrew Napolitano’s juvenile style: “What if, what if, what if” times 12. WTF! A good editor would’ve demanded a rewrite.

 

CNN Journo Brian Stelter Declares It Dangerous To Question Integrity of System

Critique, Donald Trump, Elections, Government, Journalism, Left-Liberalism, Media

For a journalist to discourage an inquisitive stance, even distrust, toward government and the elections process is astounding. That’s CNN Journo Brian Stelter for you.

After a primary in which the delegate system, Republican and Democrat, was exposed for the truly iffy operation it is—the smarmy Mr. Stelter still inveighs against any skepticism at all about voting irregularities in America. To even suggest as much is “dangerous,” Stelter declared.

In his “Trump’s Biggest Lies” segment, Stelter offers non sequitur, assertion, as opposed to argument, and no facts for his position. This Stelter does not consider “a propaganda technique.”

One particular Stelter howler:

Journos “are not anti-Trump, they’re pro-democracy.”

In his assertion of no voter fraud, Stelter, a man bereft of an inquiring mind, fails to consider the redefining of what includes voter fraud. Indirect voter fraud. For example, the “Feds wrongly granting citizenship to hundreds facing deportation.” These, and many other recipients of “mistaken” grants of government privilege, might vote. Voting by illegals turned legal will result in a form of voter fraud, caused by government. This indirect voter fraud is not covered by law or considered by those researching voter fraud.

Brian Stelter is dangerous to journalism.

UPDATED: Wikileaks Reveals Collusion Between State, Lapdog Media & Clinton Campaign

Conspiracy, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government, Hillary Clinton, Journalism, Media

They’re not watchdogs they’re lapdog. In an epic “data dump,” Wikileaks has exposed for all to see the open collusion between the media and the Clinton Campaign. Naturally, the same colluding media are not covering the report about their malfeasance. I’ve scanned the online front pages of PBS, NPR, MSNBC, National Journal, Reuters, New York Times. As of 6:00PM Pacific Standard Time, there was nothing.

Courtesy of Zero Hedge:

Moments ago, Wikileaks just released its third data dump from the hacked email account of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, John Podesta, which is becoming a true headache for Hillary Clinton and her supporter base.

There are as many as 1,190 new emails in the latest release, adding to the more than 4,000 emails from Podesta already released by the whistleblowing website, and bringing the total to 5,336. Wikileaks founder Julian [Assange] has claimed he is sitting on as much as 50,000 messages. …

starting with yet another beauty from CNBC’s own “unbiased” political commentator John Harwood emailed to Hillary’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

MORE WikieLeak, “The Podesta Emails.”

RELATED: “Assange Is Us” By ilana mercer.

UPDATED: Porno journo Megyn Kelly has just stated that her colleagues at CNN would never … DRUDGE Disagrees:

ASSANGE DRONES HILLARY...
Releases Another 1,000 Emails From Podesta...
How Saudi Arabia And Qatar ARE Funding ISIS...
MEDIA LOVEFEST...
UNIVISION chief urged Clinton to hit harder...
CNBC John Harwood Advises Campaign [And he was debate moderator?!]...
NYT Gave Hillary Veto Power On Quotes!
BOSTON GLOBE coordinated to max her 'presence' in paper...
SHE WAS TOLD WHEN TO SMILE?
BRAZILE BUSTED: DNC Chief Shared CNN Town Hall Questions...
Used Benghazi as distraction from email scandal...
CAMPAIGN DISCUSSIONS WITH DOJ!
State Dept Coordinated Email Release...
WHITE HOUSE: NO COMMENT ON CORRUPTION...

MY TWEETS:

UPDATED: Rotten Journalism On Fox News About Ugly Americans Abroad

America, Crime, Ethics, Etiquette, Journalism, Sport

The TV had been on for an hour, and Fox News journalist Martha McCullum had yet to recount the “The Five Ws” of journalism vis-a-vis the case of “American swimmer Ryan Lochte being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.”

What happened?
Who did that?
When did it take place?
Where did it take place?
Why did that happen?

Then McCullum, (still infinitely superior to the put-upon Gretchen Carlson) and her Fox New friends, proceeded to make light of the alleged behavior engaged in by US athletes while representing their country abroad, at the Olympic games in Rio.

Boys will be boys was the angle. At 32, Lochte is considered a boy.

How libertine.

The alleged facts via the AP:

A Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe.

He said that around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Lochte, along with fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried but failed to open the door of an outside bathroom.

A few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them, the official said.

The official says the guard was armed with a pistol, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.

According to the official, the gas station manager then arrived. Using a customer to translate, the manager asked the swimmers to pay for the broken door. After a discussion, they did pay him an unknown amount of money and then left.

The official says that swimmers Conger and Bentz, who were pulled off a plane going back to the United States late Wednesday, told police that the robbery story had been fabricated.

Lochte first lied about the robbery to his mother, Ileana Lochte, who spoke with reporters, the police official said. That led to news coverage of the incident and prompted police attention. …

UPDATE (8/18): The New York Post catches up with me:

Ryan Lochte open his mouth. And when you hear what comes tumbling out, it all makes perfect sense. … That’s the worst part of what Lochte and his stable of stumble-bumbling swimmer pals have done the past few days, now that it’s apparent that whatever might have happened to them late one night — actually, early one morning — in Rio, it wasn’t exactly the way Lochte described it the first time around. In fact, it seems apparent that Lochte and his cohorts in chaos — Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, all swimmers representing the US in a decidedly different way than Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps did — were using the old “robbed-at-gunpoint” chestnut as cover for what was apparently a gas station encounter with a security guard and, quite hilariously, a bathroom door. …