YouTube admits censoring independent news channels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xepABu61OU4

 

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October 18, 2017. Tags: , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Mark Dice: YouTube censored me AGAIN – deleted my video – and you won’t believe which one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYW55YpPv4s

 

October 13, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

NBC almost broke Weinstein bombshell — but turned it down

http://nypost.com/2017/10/10/nbc-almost-broke-weinstein-bomshell-but-turned-it-down/

NBC almost broke Weinstein bombshell — but turned it down

October 10, 2017

Ronan Farrow’s bombshell investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct was reportedly rejected by NBC over sourcing concerns before he took it to The New Yorker magazine.

Farrow had been working on the investigative piece for the peacock network — where he serves as a contributor, according to the Huffington Post.

Farrow and NBC even had incriminating audio in August where Weinstein admitting to groping a woman, the website said.

Farrow, who has a non-exclusive contract with NBC, asked to bring the story to a print outlet and agreed to return to the network and discuss it’s outcome, a source told The Post.

The New Yorker story included audio from an NYPD investigation while Actress Mira Sorvino and filmmaker Asia Argento were both on the record with their allegations against Weinstein.

An NBC source told The Post that Farrow did not have any accusers on the record while working on the story with them.

October 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias, Sexism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

‘Harvey Weinstein’s media enablers’? The New York Times is one of them

https://www.thewrap.com/media-enablers-harvey-weinstein-new-york-times/

‘Harvey Weinstein’s Media Enablers’? The New York Times Is One of Them

The paper had a story on mogul’s sexual misconduct back in 2004 — but gutted it under pressure

By Sharon Waxman

October 8, 2017

A whole lot of fur has been flying since last Thursday, when The New York Times published a game-changing investigative story about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct that in lightning speed brought the mogul to his knees.

He apologized and took an immediate leave of absence from the company he co-founded, but that wasn’t enough. His board members and legal advisers have been resigning en masse. And as new, ugly details emerge of three decades of settlements for sex-related offenses, he’s quickly becoming a national pariah.

I applaud The New York Times and writers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for getting the story in print. I’m sure it was a long and difficult road.

But I simply gagged when I read Jim Rutenberg’s sanctimonious piece on Saturday about the “media enablers” who kept this story from the public for decades.

“Until now,” he puffed, “no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish.”

That’s right, Jim. No one — including The New York Times.

In 2004, I was still a fairly new reporter at The New York Times when I got the green light to look into oft-repeated allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein. It was believed that many occurred in Europe during festivals and other business trips there.
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October 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias, Sexism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Harvey Weinstein’s media enablers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/business/media/harvey-weinsteins-media-enablers.html

Harvey Weinstein’s Media Enablers

October 6, 2017

Now that The New York Times has put together a stomach-turning chronicle of alleged sexual harassment by the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein — complete with brave, on-the-record statements from, among others, the actress Ashley Judd — we’re hearing a lot about how the story of his misconduct was “the worst-kept secret” in Hollywood and New York.

But until now, no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish.

For decades, stars of Oscar-winning movies produced by Mr. Weinstein appeared on the covers of glossy magazines, chitchatted with late-night hosts and provided fodder for gossip columns and broadsheet features while the uncouth executive partly responsible for their success maintained his special status in Beverly Hills and TriBeCa.

Somehow the whispers concerning his alleged hotel-room and workplace abuses never threatened his next big deal, industry award or accolades, which included an honorary Commander of the British Empire appointment.

The real story didn’t surface until now because too many people in the intertwined news and entertainment industries had too much to gain from Mr. Weinstein for too long. Across a run of more than 30 years, he had the power to mint stars, to launch careers, to feed the ever-famished content beast. And he did so with quality films that won statuettes and made a whole lot of money for a whole lot of people.
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October 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias, Sexism, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Buzzfeed: Here’s how Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos smuggled Nazi and white nationalist ideas into the mainstream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLNLPIRS62g

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/heres-how-breitbart-and-milo-smuggled-white-nationalism?utm_term=.cq7oqgvdo#.ruKNr6AlN

Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

A cache of documents obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals the truth about Steve Bannon’s alt-right “killing machine.”

October 5, 2017

It’s a relationship illustrated most starkly by a previously unreleased April 2016 video in which Yiannopoulos sings “America the Beautiful” in a Dallas karaoke bar as admirers, including the white nationalist Richard Spencer, raise their arms in Nazi salutes.

“Finally doing my big feature on the alt right,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a March 9, 2016, email to Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, a hacker who is the system administrator of the neo-Nazi hub the Daily Stormer, and who would later ask his followers to disrupt the funeral of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. “Fancy braindumping some thoughts for me.”

“It’s time for me to do my big definitive guide to the alt right,” Yiannopoulos wrote four hours later to Curtis Yarvin, a software engineer who under the nom de plume Mencius Moldbug helped create the “neoreactionary” movement, which holds that Enlightenment democracy has failed and that a return to feudalism and authoritarian rule is in order. “Which is my whorish way of asking if you have anything you’d like to make sure I include.”

“Alt r feature, figured you’d have some thoughts,” Yiannopoulos wrote the same day to Devin Saucier, who helps edit the online white nationalist magazine American Renaissance under the pseudonym Henry Wolff, and who wrote a story in June 2017 called “Why I Am (Among Other Things) a White Nationalist.”

The three responded at length: Weev about the Daily Stormer and a podcast called The Daily Shoah, Yarvin in characteristically sweeping world-historical assertions (“It’s no secret that North America contains many distinct cultural/ethnic communities. This is not optimal, but with a competent king it’s not a huge problem either”), and Saucier with a list of thinkers, politicians, journalists, films (Dune, Mad Max, The Dark Knight), and musical genres (folk metal, martial industrial, ’80s synthpop) important to the movement. Yiannopoulos forwarded it all, along with the Wikipedia entries for “Alternative Right” and the esoteric far-right Italian philosopher Julius Evola — a major influence on 20th-century Italian fascists and Richard Spencer alike — to Allum Bokhari, his deputy and frequent ghostwriter, whom he had met during GamerGate. “Include a bit of everything,” he instructed Bokhari.

“I think you’ll like what I’m cooking up,” Yiannopoulos wrote to Saucier, the American Renaissance editor.

“I look forward to it,” Saucier replied. “Bannon, as you probably know, is sympathetic to much of it.”

Five days later Bokhari returned a 3,000-word draft, a taxonomy of the movement titled “ALT-RIGHT BEHEMOTH.” It included a little bit of everything: the brains and their influences (Yarvin and Evola, etc.), the “natural conservatives” (people who think different ethnic groups should stay separate for scientific reasons), the “Meme team” (4chan and 8chan), and the actual hatemongers. Of the last group, Bokhari wrote: “There’s just not very many of them, no-one really likes them, and they’re unlikely to achieve anything significant in the alt-right.”

“Magnificent start,” Yiannopoulos responded.

 

October 8, 2017. Tags: , , , . Media bias, Milo Yiannopoulos, Racism. Leave a comment.

NBC News erases info from online article about Stephen Paddock, but doesn’t cite the change anywhere

This is the link to an article that NBC News just published online about Stephen Paddock:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/las-vegas-shooting/las-vegas-massacre-investigators-probing-whether-others-were-gunman-s-n808431

Note that if you look at the URL, it contains the words

“las vegas massacre investigators probing whether others were gunman”

That’s because the article’s original title was:

“Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Las Vegas Gunman’s Suite”

However, NBC has since changed the title to the following:

“Police ‘Confident’ No One Else in Shooter’s Room Before Las Vegas Attack”

What’s far more intriguing, however, is that NBC has completely erased the following content, which appeared in the original version:

“during a period when Paddock’s car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room”

My understanding is that it is customary for online news articles to point out when such changes have been made, either at the beginning of the article, or at the end of the article. However, in this case, NBC makes no such mention anywhere.

I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories. However, NBC News is generally considered to be a highly reliable source. I’m curious to know why they published the info about Paddock’s car and hotel key being used at the same time, why they they erased it, and why they didn’t mention that they had erased it.

 

October 6, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Photographer explains how CBS uses color adjustments to make Steve Bannon ‘look bad’ on 60 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkF9Ab8wblM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/watch-photographer-explains-cbs-used-color-adjustments-make-steve-bannon-look-bad-60-minutes/

Photographer Explains How CBS Uses Color Adjustments To Make Steve Bannon ‘Look Bad’ On 60 Minutes

September 10, 2017




Following Steve Bannon’s highly anticipated interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes Sunday night, professional photographer Peter Duke published a video explainer on how CBS may have used color adjustments to make the Breitbart News boss “look bad” on television.

“It seems like 60 minutes would like you to listen less and look more at Steve Bannon. By subtly tweaking the color of the video, they make him look like a bleary-eyed drunk. I show you how they did it,” writes Duke on the video’s YouTube page.

In the video, Duke explains how CBS color adjusted Bannon’s shots to make his eyes and lips red by increasing the level of saturation. This results in curtains that are a brighter orange behind Bannon than they are in Charlie Rose’s shot. Rose’s shot was made “cooler,” to make the host’s make-up more subtle.

Duke then adjusted the interview’s lighting, removing Bannon’s redness and Rose’s “coolness.”

The result is a natural looking Bannon.

Below is a transcript of Peter Duke’s video:

DUKE: I wanted to talk a little bit today about color correction and grading, and how it can be used to make people look better or worse on television. This is a still frame of Steve Bannon from the 60 Minutes interview that’s going to run tonight. And the first things that I noticed was that there were red circles around his eyes and his lips looked cherry red. And I also noticed the curtains in the background looked really orange.

Now I’ve met Steve Bannon and I know what he looks like. He’s Irish and he does kinda have paper skin. But, he doesn’t have pronounced red circles around his eyes. That’s not who he is in real life. So I started comparing the two shots of Charlie Rose and Steve Bannon to see what kind of differences I could find, and it was very interesting. The first thing that you need to take a look at is the coloring saturation. Those drapes in the Breitbart Embassy are actually the same color. Now the light lighting them might be slightly closer or farther away, which accounts for the brightness, but they are the same color. And you can see from these two shots that they are defiantly not the same color.

If you take a look at Charlie Rose’s shirt, it’s about 13 unit of blue from neutral, which means that they’ve graded it into a cooler shot. That does a couple of things. It makes his make-up look less clownish and it also knocks down the contrast a little bit. So, I’m going to do the same thing to Steve. I’m going to make it a little bit bluer and I’m also going to lighten up the shadows a little bit. And Voila, the blood shot eyes are gone.

Now I’m going to do to Charlie what they did to Steve. I’m going to kick up the situation, the red, the orange, and i’m going to increase the contrast. So here are the two shots before and after, before and after. And here’s what the pictures would look like if they were graded similarly. Steve doesn’t have red circles under his eyes, Charlie’s make-up is subtle, can’t really tell he’s got it on, unless you’re looking. And Steve doesn’t look like the monster they want you to think that he is.

September 11, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

The anti-Trump bias at NBC is so strong that even the Washington Post is calling it out

NBC recently published this article about a Trump Tower meeting with Russians which had happened during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Washington Post later published this article, in which it quoted the following correction from the NBC article. The NBC correction states:

CORRECTION (Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m.): An earlier version of this article used an incorrect quotation in describing Paul Manafort’s notes. According to a spokesman for Sen. Charles Grassley, whose committee staff has reviewed them, the notes did not include the word “donation.” A source who provided the information said the notes used a word that referenced political contributions, and another source said the notes used the word “donor.”

The Washington Post, commenting on both the original and corrected versions of the NBC article, wrote:

Both before the correction and after the correction, in other words, this story provides only fodder for innuendo and conspiracy, not for sound conclusions about what happened.

For the Washington Post to say something like that about NBC is quite stunning.

The anti-Trump bias at NBC is so strong that even the Washington Post is calling it out.

 

September 9, 2017. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Media bias. 1 comment.

Media bias: once again, a news article about a financially struggling single mother trying to raise her children makes absolutely no mention of their father

The Guardian recently published this article about a single mother who is having financial troubles as she tries to raise her two children on the salary that she gets from working at a fast food restaurant.

As is always the case with articles like this, the article makes absolutely no mention of the children’s father. (I have written about this media irresponsibility before – see here and here.)

In this particular case, the article refers to the woman as “a single mother of two.”

It doesn’t say that she is “divorced,” or that she is “widowed.”

The article makes absolutely zero mention of the children’s father.

The article does quote the woman as saying:

“At the top of America, when it comes to Trump and them, their goal is to keep us down. Between these billion-dollar companies and Trump, it’s a power trip.”

So now it’s Trump’s fault that this woman is a single mother of two.

I’d like to see the results of the DNA test for that.

If Trump is in fact the father of her children, then yes, it is Trump’s fault that she is having so much financial trouble.

Otherwise, Trump has no fault whatsoever in her situation.

The article also talks about how the woman is part of the movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

But in the real world, even liberals themselves do not want to pay fast food workers $15 an hour.

In December 2013, I made this blog post, which is titled “I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour.”

More than three years later, I followed it up with this blog post, which is titled, “Hypocrite liberals have rejected my challenge for them to buy a McDonald’s franchise and pay the workers $15 an hour.”

I also made this other blog post, which is titled, “In the real world, no liberal has ever bought a McDonald’s franchise and paid the workers $15 an hour.”

So even liberals themselves are not willing to pay McDonald’s workers $15 an hour.

Here is some information that liberals never talk about:

Let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this article, which refers to this PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)

Finally, here is a seven minute video with information that liberals never talk about. In my opinion, every middle school and high school in the U.S. should show this to all of their students, repeatedly, every year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4SVUlNfMY

 

 

August 23, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Media bias. 1 comment.

YouTube trying to shut down black conservative channel – Diamond and Silk

This is Diamond and Silk’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCug1cL7vmUvYooOjXyHjsxQ/videos

And this is Mark Dice talking about how YouTube is trying to prevent them from earning a living from their videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAeiWm1v02M

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Here are seven questions that I asked wikipedia moderators right before I got permanently banned. They never answered any of my questions.

The following is one of wikipedia’s most important rules:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view

Wikipedia:Neutral point of view

All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.

NPOV is a fundamental principle of Wikipedia and of other Wikimedia projects. It is also one of Wikipedia’s three core content policies; the other two are “Verifiability” and “No original research”. These policies jointly determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in Wikipedia articles, and, because they work in harmony, they should not be interpreted in isolation from one another. Editors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with all three.

This policy is non-negotiable, and the principles upon which it is based cannot be superseded by other policies or guidelines, nor by editor consensus.

I myself was permanently banned from wikipedia because I followed this rule.
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August 2, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Media bias, Wikipedia. 3 comments.

Amazon took down my Obama book and did not tell me why (Update: the book is now available)

Amazon took down my Obama book and did not tell me why.

Before the book was removed, I had added some search terms that were the titles and authors of other political books, because I thought people who searched for those other political books might like to read my book. Afterward, I received en email saying that these new search terms had been approved, and that my book was available.

However, quite a few days later, I received another email email saying that those new search terms were in violation of their policy, and that if I did not remove them within 72 hours, the book would be taken down. I immediately removed those search terms. And they even sent me another email saying that my changes had been approved, and that the book was available. But then a few days later, they took the book down anyway.

When they took the book down, they never explained why. I have since contacted them requesting an explanation, but the person who wrote back said they are sending my question to someone else who is better equipped to answer. I am still awaiting their reply.

Here is the dead link:

amazon.com/dp/B01E4U36NE

And here is the internet archive of the same link:

https://web.archive.org/web/20170212170528/https://www.amazon.com/examples-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-ebook/dp/B01E4U36NE

Update: amazon sent me an email which said my book will be available within 24 hours. However, they have still not explained why they took it down in the first place.

Update: the book is now available. But they still haven’t told me why they removed it.

August 2, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Books, Media bias, Politics. 6 comments.

As band plays the Star-Spangled Banner, CNN host Poppy Harlow refers to it as “the French national anthem”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd19kP6qGAs

 

July 15, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Busted: Fox News reported on Trump Jr.’s emails – after they scrubbed any mention of Russian government

http://www.alternet.org/media/busted-fox-reported-trump-jrs-emails-after-they-scrubbed-any-mention-russian-government

BUSTED: Fox Reported on Trump Jr.’s Emails—After They Scrubbed Any Mention of Russian Government

The president’s favorite network continues to downplay the obvious collusion.

July 11, 2017

A senior reporter for Fox News edited out any mention of “Russian” while reporting on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails.

Chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on “key sections” of the Trump Jr. email changes, while editing out mention of Russia, Media Matters for America documented.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” the email read.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information … I can also send this info to your father via Rhona but it’s ultra sensitive so wanted to send it to you first,” Herridge reported the email read, completely skipping over mention of Russia while reporting on investigations into Russian collusion.

The June 9, 2016 meeting with Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower included namesake son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

“Shortly after Herridge’s report, co-host Meghan McCain filled in the missing quote about the Russian government, noting that it is “the biggest concern in these emails,” Media Matters noted. “Fox has consistently tried to either ignore, or downplay news surrounding Trump and Russia, and has gone as far as creating an alternate reality to distract its viewers. The network’s reaction to these new developments is just the latest example.”

July 12, 2017. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Media bias. 2 comments.

New York Times falsely said there was a “direct” link between Sarah Palin and the shooting of Gabby Giffords

http://nypost.com/2017/07/07/linking-palin-ad-to-shooting-was-honest-mistake-ny-times/

NY Times says blaming Palin for shooting was ‘an honest mistake’

July 7, 2017

Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times should be tossed because the paper made “an honest mistake” when it said she incited a 2011 shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people, a lawyer for the Gray Lady said on Friday.

“There was an honest mistake in posting the editorial,” lawyer David Schultz told Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff.

Last week, Palin sued the Times over a June 14th editorial that stated there was a “direct” link between one of Palin’s PAC ads and the shooting by Jared Lee Loughner.

But there’s no evidence he ever saw the ad, which placed Gifford’s district in stylized crosshairs. The Times issued a correction.

On Friday, Palin’s lawyers argued that the Times knew the story was false.

“It was literally acknowledged the same day in another story in their paper,” said Kenneth Turkel.

July 9, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Video: CNN political commentator Van Jones: “The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger”

Oh my.

Yesterday, we found out about a hidden camera video recording which showed CNN Producer John Bonifield saying that:

1) There is no real proof for CNN’s claims about the association between Donald Trump and Russia.

2) CNN told these lies about Trump and Russia for the ratings.

3) CNN is engaging in a “witch hunt” against Trump.

Here’s that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE

Today, we have a different hidden camera video recording. This one shows CNN political commentator Van Jones saying:

“The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger.”

Van Jones, as you may recall, was President Obama’s green czar. He resigned in September 2009, after it was reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Here’s the new Van Jones video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2G360HrSAs

 

June 28, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Media bias, Politics. 1 comment.

Video: CNN Producer John Bonifield admits that CNN is engaging in a “witch hunt” against Donald Trump, that is has no real proof for its claims, and that it told these lies to get bigger ratings

In the past, I’ve written about many examples of media bias.

But this new one may be the biggest such example that I have written about so far.

CNN Producer John Bonifield was recorded on a hidden camera saying that:

1) There is no real proof for CNN’s claims about the association between Donald Trump and Russia.

2) CNN told these lies about Trump and Russia for the ratings.

3) CNN is engaging in a “witch hunt” against Trump.

This is huge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE

June 27, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump, Media bias. Leave a comment.

Wikipedia violates its own policy by censoring reliably sourced information about the idiots at Evergreen State College

Official wikipedia policy states:

Wikipedia:Neutral point of view

All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.

NPOV is a fundamental principle of Wikipedia and of other Wikimedia projects. It is also one of Wikipedia’s three core content policies; the other two are “Verifiability” and “No original research”. These policies jointly determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in Wikipedia articles, and, because they work in harmony, they should not be interpreted in isolation from one another. Editors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with all three.

This policy is non-negotiable, and the principles upon which it is based cannot be superseded by other policies or guidelines, nor by editor consensus.

In line with that policy, a crazy person who lives in my apartment building recently added the following specific, detailed information to wikipedia’s Evergreen State College article:

On June 1, 2017, the Washington Post, referring to events that had taken place earlier that year, wrote, “This year, the school suggested that white students and faculty stay away from campus that day. Weinstein, a biology professor, wrote a letter to organizers saying that he would not stay away from campus, noting, ‘On a college campus, one’s right to speak — or to be — must never be based on skin color.'”

On this same issue, New York Times staff editor Bari Weiss wrote an opinion column which said, “Following the protest, college police, ordered by Evergreen’s president to stand down, told Mr. Weinstein they couldn’t guarantee his safety on campus. In the end, Mr. Weinstein held his biology class in a public park.” Weiss also included a link to this YouTube video, and wrote of the video, “For expressing his view, Mr. Weinstein was confronted outside his classroom last week by a group of some 50 students insisting he was a racist. The video of that exchange — ‘You’re supporting white supremacy’ is one of the more milquetoast quotes — must be seen to be believed. It will make anyone who believes in the liberalizing promise of higher education quickly lose heart. When a calm Mr. Weinstein tries to explain that his only agenda is ‘the truth,’ the students chortle.”

Everything in those two paragraphs is cited by either the Washington Post or the New York Times, which are as reliable (by wikipedia standards of reliability) as any source that one could ever hope to find.

Unfortunately, going against official wikipedia policy, someone else removed that information, and replaced it with this vague, generic, watered down version that doesn’t really convey any specific details about what actually happened at the school:

The Day of Absence is an annual event held in April at Evergreen inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s play. Each year, minority students are encouraged to attend off campus activities focused on issues involving race. This is followed by the Day of Presence, when the campus community reunites. In 2017 the process was reversed, with white students encouraged to attend off campus activities, while the events for minority students were held on the Evergreen campus. One faculty member, Bret Weinstein, publicly objected to the change. In May 2017, student protests – focused in part on the comments by Weinstein – disrupted the campus and called for a number of changes to the college. Following the protests, a threat conveyed to police led to the temporary evacuation and closure of the campus.

Afterward, something known as an “edit war” happened, with supporters of letting people know the truth reinstating various parts of what had been removed, and opponents of letting people know the truth removing what had been added back in.

As of this writing, none of those original, specific details are in the wikipedia article.

To make matters even worse, YouTube has since removed the video that was cited by the New York Times, with the following explanation:

“This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on harassment and bullying.”

Pretty much any YouTube video of social justice warriors acting like idiots could be removed under that policy, because pretty much everything that social justice warriors do is “harassment and bullying” in one form or another.

But I think the real reason that YouTube removed the video was to protect the social justice warriors from being embarrassed by their own behavior. After the video had been originally put up at YouTube, the protestors had written a letter to the school which stated:

“We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday.”

I count at least four factual errors in that one sentence:

1) The video was not “stolen.”

2) The video was not “edited” by “white supremacists.”

3) It is the students themselves who “expose and ridicule the students” because they chose to conduct such behavior in a public setting.

4) The video was not put up by “the administration.”

By removing the video, the only people that YouTube is protecting are the people who committed the “harassment and bullying” that YouTube claims to be against. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. The best way to fight against “harassment and bullying” is to expose and embarrass the people who are engaging in it. If YouTube was truly against “harassment and bullying,” then instead of deleting the video, YouTube would link to the video on its home page so as many people as possible would see it.

In addition to demanding that the video be taken down, the protestors also demanded that “criminal charges” be filed against the people who “stole” the video.

Furthermore, after protestors demanded permission to skip doing their homework, the school’s president, a weakling and wimp named George Bridges, gave in to their demand. How hard could it have been for him have said, “You are adults. You chose to attend this school. And with that choice comes the responsibility to do your homework.”?

Evergreen State College has an admission rate of 98%. The school could probably save itself a lot of trouble by lowering that rate all the way down to 96%. And it should get a new president as well.

 

June 5, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Education, Media bias, Political correctness, Racism, Social justice warriors, Wikipedia. 2 comments.

Video shows CNN handing signs to Muslims in order to stage a fake protest against terrorism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ObbTX_nMGk

June 5, 2017. Tags: , , , . Islamic terrorism, Islamization, Media bias. Leave a comment.

After terrorists scream “This is for Allah!” and murder a bunch of people, CNN says, “We don’t know… their motives”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/06/cnn-on-london-jihad-attacks-we-dont-know-their-motives

CNN on London jihad attacks: we don’t know “their motives”

June 3, 2017

The Muslim attackers were screaming “This is for Allah,” but CNN doesn’t know their motives. For CNN and the rest of the establishment propaganda media, “This is for Allah” means “This has nothing to do with Islam.”

“London terror attacks: What we know and don’t know,” by Hilary Whiteman, CNN, June 3, 2017:

(CNN) Details were emerging in the early hours of the United Kingdom’s Sunday morning about what we now know are two “terrorist incidents” in central London….

At 10:08 p.m. Saturday night, London Metropolitan officers responded to reports of a vehicle colliding with pedestrians on London Bridge.

Witness Mark Roberts said he said saw a van speeding across London Bridge towards London Bridge underground station, which suddenly swerved, bounced off the pavement and hit several pedestrians. He said he heard what sounded like gunfire about five to 10 minutes later.

Another witness, Brad Myers, had just left London Bridge when he heard a “boom” behind him, which he thinks was the sound of a car hitting the guardrails or other vehicles. He said he saw someone jump into the water to avoid being hit.

Multiple ambulances were sent to the scene with the first team arriving within six minutes, according to the London Ambulance Service. An advanced trauma team was also sent by car.

As emergency services rushed to respond, reports came in of multiple stabbings at Borough Market, a popular gourmet food market with restaurants that were open and busy on a Saturday night.

Witness Elsbeth Smedley told CNN that a man ran into Elliot restaurant in Borough Market, and stabbed two people before running out.
As they responded to the two incidents, police were then called to a third potential attack — reports of an “incident” in nearby Vauxhall, a residential area, which occurred just before 1 a.m. (8p ET). Police confirmed it was not related.

At 00.25 a.m., police announced the two incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were “terrorist incidents.” People were warned to avoid the area while emergency vehicles attended to the incidents which police described as “ongoing.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls the London Bridge incident a “potential act of terrorism.” On Sunday, she’ll chair a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee.

What we don’t know

How many attackers there were, their motives and whether they were acting together are all questions being asked.
The proximity of the attacks and the timing seem to suggest they were coordinated, but police have not confirmed that….

June 4, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Islamic terrorism, Islamization, Media bias. 1 comment.

Shame on Stephen Colbert for falsely implying that Obama’s biggest “scandals” consisted of chewing gum and putting his feet on the desk!

In this video, Stephen Colbert falsely implies that Obama’s biggest “scandals” consisted of chewing gum, putting his feet on the desk, having a member of the military hold an umbrella for him, saluting while holding a latte, bowing in front of foreign leaders, reaching above a sneeze guard, and wearing a tan suite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDIoiTyK7S0

However, none of those things are on my list of Obama’s real, actual scandals.

I dare Stephen Colbert and any other Obama supporters to read my list, to see what Obama’s real scandals were.

 

May 23, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Media bias. Leave a comment.

Harvard study reveals huge extent of anti-Trump media bias

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/harvard-study-reveals-huge-extent-of-anti-trump-media-bias/

Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extent of Anti-Trump Media Bias

May 19, 2017

A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s bias against Donald Trump.

Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets.

They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations:



The academics based their study on seven US outlets and three European ones.

In America they analyzed CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

They also took into account the BBC, the UK’s Financial Times and the German public broadcaster ARD.

Every outlet was negative more often than positive.

Only Fox News, which features some of Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters and is often given special access to the President, even came close to positivity.

May 19, 2017. Tags: , , . Donald Trump, Media bias. Leave a comment.

Mainstream media ignores Diablo Valley College left wing “ethics” professor Eric Clanton, who smashed a metal bike lock against an innocent person’s head

Earlier this month at Berkeley, California, a partially masked thug smashed a metal bike lock against an innocent person’s head.

Some awesomely talented sleuth observers at 4chan have identified the thug based on his partially visible face, his clothing, and several other things.

And it turns out that the thug is left wing Diablo Valley College “ethics” professor Eric Clanton.

Clanton supports shoplifting, opposes private ownership of property, and has defended convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Although it’s been several days since Clanton has been identified as the thug, the mainstream media has chosen to ignore what he did.

The mainstream media has failed to do its job.

Here are some articles and videos about the evidence that the amateur investigators at 4chan used to identify Clanton. Any one of these pieces of evidence by itself would not mean much. But when all of them are put together, the odds of it not being Clanton are infinitesimal:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/antifa-terrorist-beat-bloodied-trump-supporter-bike-lock-identified-professor-video/

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/new-video-antifa-member-professor-eric-clanton-beating-trump-supporters-bike-lock-media/

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/masked-antifa-terrorist-who-beat-free-speech-supporter-bike-lock-identified

http://gotnews.com/marxist-public-college-professor-accused-murder-attempts-berkeley-free-speech-rally/

http://goldengatexpress.org/2017/04/23/berkeley-police-investigate-alumnus-connection-to-rally-assault/

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/politics/4chan-identifies-masked-antifa-bike-lock-attacker-as-professor-eric-clanton/69758583/

http://conservativefiringline.com/activists-say-berkeley-anti-fascist-attacker-college-instructor-eric-clanton/

https://www.everipedia.com/eric-clanton/

https://twitter.com/polNewsNet/status/854908065472229376

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qKCl9NL1Cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-66TH-TVuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBw_BlurdIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKydKJKTixo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRQhtkonhc0

 

April 25, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , . Media bias, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 1 comment.

The media should stop saying that Islamic terrorists “were radicalized”

This Washington Post headline states:

“Suspect in Berlin market attack was radicalized in an Italian jail.”

This USA today article is titled:

“London attack: More arrests as detectives probe how killer was radicalized.”

This Wall St. Journal article is called:

“Minnesota Mall Attacker Likely Was Radicalized, Officials Say.”

This New York Post article has the headline:

“Mosque members warned feds that accused killer was radicalized.”

This article form the Local is called:

“Isis suspect was radicalized in Germany, brother claims.”

This article from the Guardian is named:

“FBI and Obama confirm Omar Mateen was radicalized on the internet.”

This Breitbart headline says:

“Spanish Authorities: Arrested Mexican Jihadi Was Radicalized near Texas Border.”

This CNN article is called:

“Why bin Laden was radicalized.”

Using the words “was radicalized” when referring to Islamic terrorists is inaccurate for two reasons.

First, it falsely implies that they are victims.  It’s as if while they were walking down the street minding their own business, they ended up breathing in a bacteria or virus and getting an infectious illness.

Secondly, it falsely implies that they don’t have free will. It’s as if they have no choice when they murder innocent people.

Words matter.

Those who work in the media should choose more accurate ways of reporting on Islamic terrorists.

 

April 22, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Islamic terrorism, Media bias. 3 comments.

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