Monday, November 21, 2011

Scientist has determined that FOX News makes you dumber.

Fox News Viewers Uninformed, NPR Listeners Not, Poll Suggests - Forbes:

"People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents recently. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who they don’t watch any news at all."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Maybe they should change their name to the "Multinational Corporate Saudi Press Club" . . .

Not that its hard to find these events, but here's another example of what a failure American journalism has been since 2000. Saudi representative speaking at National Press club is asked by reporter:

"There's been a lot of talk about the legitimacy of the Syrian regime, I want to know what legitimacy your regime has, sir. You come before us, representative of one of the most autocratic, misogynistic regimes on the face of the earth. Human Rights Watch and other reports of torture detention of activist, you squelched the democratic uprising in Bahrain, you tried to overturn the democratic uprising in Egypt and indeed you continue to oppress your own people. What legitimacy does you regime have -- other than billions of dollars and weapons?"

For defending human rights, he is suspended from National Press Club. Nothing our corporate owned media hates more than attacking one of their client states.

Here the offending reporter pointing out the hypocracy of The National Press Club's selective outrage:

"Another issue is that tough questioning seems to be done selectively, and of course this is an issue not just at the National Press Club. When individuals who seem at odds with the establishment, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Jeremiah Wright have spoken before to the Press Club, they were very critically questioned. Others, however, are treated rather reverentially. I have participated, and at times benefited from some of this. When the Austrian Neo-Nazi Jörg Haider came to the Club, Hickman, the same moderator at the Turki event, allowed me to give him quite a grilling with several followups -- at least four or five, much to my joy -- and congratulated me for my efforts afterwords. "

The Beltway Press stenographer to corporate powerful ever since President Bush the "Hero of Freedom" stole an election.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Damn Liberal Media, . . .

"A study released this week of the four biggest newspapers in the United States said that in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there was “a dramatic shift in coverage away from nearly a century of practice recognizing waterboarding as torture.” Study of Waterboarding Coverage Prompts a Debate in the Press - [link]:

NPR: Pedophilia is Just Like Gay Adoption

Public Radio Host Uses Penn State Case to Debate Gays' Fitness as Parents

" To The Point, host Warren Olney chose to tackle the Penn State child rape scandal by devoting an entire show to the subject of whether or not gay and lesbian couples would make fit foster and adoptive parents."
"Olney has issued a non-apology apology to anyone who mistakenly thought that a show about child abuse/same-sex adoption was actually a show about child abuse and same-sex adoption. I guess there's a very fine distinguishing line there that I'm failing to see."

For a little "background and context", NPR has run stories about how a uncredentialed Right Winger in Utah can "cure" Gays and how how good Christian Right Wingers in California were being terrorized by "teh Gay" for their support of Proposition 8.