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National Enquirer brands Flynn a "Russian spy" - Trump just threw Flynn under the bus. Why? - AMERICAblog News
One more possibility: It wasn’t Trump, it was someone in the White House who turned on Flynn and asked the Enquirer to do this. We know Trump considers the Enquirer a reputable news source. If you wanted to convince Trump that Flynn is bad news, you’d go throw a disreputable news source that Trump respects, like the Enquirer, Breitbart or Fox. But this story is even too incendiary for Fox. So you go to the Enquirer. What if Bannon or some other senior official decided that Trump’s defense of Flynn was damaging Trump? You hand the Enquirer a story they can’t refuse, and hope that it sways Trump.
trumpadministration  journalism  plutocracy 
20 hours ago by sampenrose
Donald Trump and the rise of tribal epistemology - Vox
"Journalism cannot be neutral toward a threat to the conditions that make it possible."
usa:politics  journalism 
20 hours ago by phnk
The mainstream media finally figured out how to cover Trump’s lies.
Caught in a contradiction over his wiretapping claims, the president throws up one red herring after another, like a panicked homeowner hurling kitchen appliances at an intruder, before resorting finally to this: “Hey look … I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.”
journalism  fakenews 
22 hours ago by craniac
‘불합격점’ TV조선, 3년 조건부 재승인
정치, 경제, 사회, 문화 등 섹션별 뉴스, 인물인터뷰, 포토스토리, 만평 제공.
politics  Journalism 
yesterday by glassbox
Google ad backlash spreads
SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and other major U.S. advertisers are pulling hundreds of millions of dollars in business from Google and its video service YouTube despite the Internet giant's pledge this week to keep offensive and extremist content away from ads.
Journalism  Press_Column  culture_of_online_life  Leaders  might_write 
yesterday by seatrout
The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy
As yet, nothing is known of the motive. All that can be said is that the attacker failed to enter parliament itself. Bystanders were killed and injured, but the massive security inevitable for such an institution was effective in protecting its occupants. In a busy modern city there is no way absolute security can be assured, but the police can say that the system was tested and worked. Short of holding parliament in a bunker, there are limits to what more can or should sensibly be done.
The terrorist is helpless without the assistance of the media and those who feed it with words and deeds. In his thoughtful manual, Terrorism: How to Respond, academic Richard English points out that the so-called threat to democracy, about which politicians like to talk at such times, lies not in any bloodshed and damage. It is the more real danger “of provoking ill-judged, extravagant and counterproductive state responses”. But this puts those who choose to be “provoked” in a peculiar and compromising position. Only if the media respond in a certain way can the terrorists achieve whatever spurious ends they may have.

We should recall that Theresa May as home secretary used the Paris and Belgium attacks to champion her “snooper’s charter”, the most severe intrusion on personal privacy anywhere in the western world – and described as such by Bill Binney, formerly of America’s National Security Agency. May added that the “terrorist threat” was why we should stay in the EU, as otherwise “they would roam free”. She warned that it took 143 days to process terrorist DNA outside the EU, against 15 minutes inside. Does she still say that? We have to respect those who defend us, but terrorism induces a strange madness.
But every decision to publish an item of news involves a choice, a judgment. That is not “censorship”. For those seeking publicity for their misdeeds, there is a world of difference between the top spot on the news and the bottom. If the intention is not just to kill a few but thereby to terrify a multitude, the media is an essential accomplice. It is not the act that spreads terror, it is the report, the broadcast, the edited presentation, the decision on prominence.

All analysts of terrorism reiterate that it is not an ideology. Guns and bombs pose no “existential” threat to a country or society. Politicians who exploit it to engender fear are cynics with vested interests. Terrorism is a methodology of conflict. There is no real defence against madmen who kill, though it’s worth restating that London’s streets have probably never been safer places.
by:SimonJenkins  from:CommentIsFree  terrorism  geo:London  geo:UnitedKingdom  journalism  censorship  surveillance 
yesterday by owenblacker
The token American
Report from the bizarro world of Russian political tv
russia  politics  america  journalism 
yesterday by nelson
Stop Funding Hate steps up campaign on Co-op advertising in the Mail, Sun and Express - Co-operative News
"He said: “When the Stop Funding Hate campaign appealed to us to stop advertising in a small number of newspapers we took that request seriously. We launched an internal audit of our activity, analysed its payback, and talked to our members about it at a National Members’ Council meeting.

“Many people buy these papers at the Co-op and some of them will be our members. Advertising in these papers also drives sales which are important to our businesses.”

He said advertising was important for a business looking to rebuild and grow but accepted the concerns of members. Because of this, the Group had raised those concerns with two of the newspapers in question.

“We committed to do two things to reflect our values and support our business. Things that recognise the diversity of our members and customers, that don’t suppress the freedom of the press, which is a fundamental part of a democracy, that support the growth of our businesses, but crucially challenge those views expressed in print which we and many of our members believe are incompatible with our values of equality, solidarity, self-help and openness.

“Firstly we decided to use our contacts with publishers at every level to make the case for change. To tell them how our members felt and why the stories they have published challenge the relationship we have with them. We’ve already had meetings with senior executives at the Daily Mail and The Sun, and the discussions will continue.”

He added that the Group was looking to use its advertising in these papers to “tell their millions of readers about some of the things our Co-op is doing to tackle issues that we feel strongly about, such as modern slavery or water poverty in Africa and promoting Fairtrade programmes in developing countries."

Not good enough really. If there was any sign that meeting with the editors of those papers would change things then fair enough, but they have been spewing hatred for *decades* and it seems very unlikely they might stop any time soon when they're business model basically depends on it.
hate  advertising  co-operative  stupid  media  journalism  uk 
2 days ago by ssam

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