Tag: Big Media

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I’ve had enough of the garbage media. CNN’s chyron escapades today are just the tip of the iceberg. The big media giants seem to root for China over the US, and would rather have people die than say Trump did something good. They are repulsive propaganda outlets, but we keep turning to them for coverage […]

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Today’s guest, Chris Pandolfo, covers politics from beyond the Beltway, and Jack asks him what it’s like to observe Beltway bedlam from afar.

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A provocative headline, but true. Thanks to another Ricochet member for commemorating a day that should live in infamy, 18 November 1978, Jonestown 40 years ago yesterday. Secular-supremacists, from the first news of the mass suicide, with the horrific photographs published in major news magazines, sought to smear devout religious faith. The narrative was all about blind following of a cult leader. Yet, the true story of Jim Jones’s rise to power, and eventual movement of his devoted followers out of the United States, is inextricably tied to the modern California Democrat party.

Lest you discount this claim as a right-wing, conservative, Republican outrage, exploiting deaths of over 900 men, women, and children, here is what the San Francisco Chronicle has to say:

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Missteps, Military Failings, and Issues, Oh My

 

So “leaked” reports came out yesterday referencing the investigation into the ambush in Niger that left four Americans dead. The classified version is done and in the process of being briefed to Congress and the families. A redacted/unclassified version will be made public. Meanwhile “Military Officials” leaked information from the massive 6,000-page investigation resulting in headlines that read “Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger,” “Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths in Niger,” and “Classified Niger probe finds multiple flaws in deadly mission: report.”

Complacency? Patently untrue — I know firsthand. Since the US has been there post-9/11, this is the first attack of this magnitude to happen in Niger. Being shot at is routine — having a full-fledged, planned, and well-executed ambush — nope. Unexpected, yes; complacency, no. The team maintained their security and left when it became apparent that something was not right.

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I’ve noticed the new normal in the media is to use the phrase “credibly accused.” I just saw it again in a PBS statement about Tavis Smiley.

This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Otto Warmbier and the Triumph of the North Korean Propaganda Machine

 

What are we to make of the strangely incurious reaction by most media outlets and commentators toward the charges levied by the North Korean regime against Otto Warmbier? Even if one accepts that civilized countries should tolerate the manhandling of their citizens by thug regimes for such ridiculous “crimes,” I find it odd that nobody is really questioning the facts surrounding his arrest.

Most of the articles and commentary I’ve read (including those by people sympathetic to his plight as well as the “white frat boy had it coming” crowd) accept uncritically that Mr. Warmbier took down a propaganda poster in a restricted area of his hotel (to their credit @jaynordlinger and Jim Geraghty appear to be notable exceptions, but the Smart Girls and many other Ricochet podcasters appear to have accepted the factuality of Mr. Warmbier’s offense). This despite the fact that:

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The 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane is a taut psychological thriller in which doomsday prepper Howard Stambler (John Goodman) holds Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Emmett (John Gallagher, Jr.) in his underground bunker after unexplained, possibly catastrophic events have taken place on the surface. More

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This 9/11 bill story is the most effective example of White House / media synergy I’ve seen to date. First, the actual facts: This Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was a strongly bipartisan bill. It had over 25 co-sponsors in the Senate alone. It was so popular, in fact, that it was overwhelmingly […]

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How much can we trust the national media? If that number continues to plummet where do you go for accurate information? It used to somewhere like Drudge report but now it is like every other sponsor driven sight drawing greater skepticism. What are you alternative media sources? Who do you trust? More

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“Quantity has a quality all its own.” Napoleon Bonaparte Let’s begin from a basic premise: for the majority of Americans, 21st-century politics is, above all else, entertainment.  More

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I started using the Internet in the early 90s, before Mosaic (father of Netscape, grandfather of Mozilla, great grandfather of Firefox) was widely available, when one used tools like TELNET, FTP, and GOPER and email clients like Pine and Mutt (still used today on UNIX and BSD command lines the world over). At one point, […]

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Since the MFM are giving Donald Trump grief for his assertion that Barack Obama founded ISIS, I thought it might be a fun exercise to go through a few things Democrats have posited over the years: George W. Bush sent Hurricane Katrina to kill black people. George W. Bush was responsible for the terror attacks […]

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NRA's SICK JIHADJournalists talking about guns is like listening to drunk people sing karaoke. Most reporters believe that when they talk guns, they’re being entertaining, passionate, and presenting a moving performance that will bring their audience to tears. The people in their group at the bar are just as drunk as they are, so they’re laughing and clapping along as they sing. But everyone else in the place just hears a loud, rambling, incoherent, cringe-worthy performance that doesn’t make any sense at all.

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By now you have heard about the Washington Post publishing a cartoon depicting Republican Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys . More successful pundits than me have already beaten into the ground the obvious double standard here. The children of Democrats may never be mocked. The children of Republicans are fair game. Right, Mrs. Palin? I would […]

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At some point, the management of Salon.com decided to stop being a mere Democrat Propaganda Website and become *The* Website of Angry Stupid Clickbait, providing such gems as: “Being shot should be requirement for gun ownership in America“ “Pedophila ain’t so bad.” “Ferguson = Hiroshima“ “11 Reasons America Sucks“ And lately, the New York Daily News is getting in […]

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As Iowahawk noted the other day, in Japan, this correction would have resulted in a ritual disemboweling: It seems that the Paper of Record had no record of the broad coalition built by George W. Bush for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including ground troops from more than a dozen nations, when it attempted to […]

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Leftism has become a secular religion that is increasingly dominant and intolerant. Dennis Prager recently posed the question-“Which religion has been the most dynamic over the last century?” His answer was Leftism- i.e., left-wing politics treated as religion, because it now dominates our most powerful and influential institutions- the universities, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media, […]

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Barack ObamaHaving blogged for some time now, I understand that there are partisan divisions in the political blogosphere, and I understand as well that they are here to stay. That having been said, it is worth noting—as James Oliphant does — that port-side bloggers are acting as publicity agents, apologists, and all-around hacks on behalf of the Obama Administration to a degree not seen before. Certainly, the administration of George W. Bush never benefited from the presence of a similar cyber-praetorian guard acting to advance its interests.

Read the following excerpt well, and note that there are a host of “journalists” who act more like one would expect paid White House staffers to behave. And boy, do they get the benefits that come with toeing the line:

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