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CNN Reports On 'Deadly Boat Accident' At Pearl Harbor. HONOLULU, HI—CNN and other mainstream news outlets are reporting on a "tragic, completely accidental" boating accident at Pearl Harbor.

CNN Reports On 'Deadly Boat Accident' At Pearl Harbor

As details still come in, CNN is urging people to not rush to judgment or assign blame until the story goes away in a few days. "Such a tragic and completely accidental boating accident," said one news anchor. "The thing that's so sad about it is the tragic, totally random accidentalness of it. Our hearts are with the victims and whatever. Anyway, in other news... " Independent journalists from the scene are sending messages that this was an intentional attack by the Empire of Japan that was designed to inflict as much destruction and casualty as possible.

"We do not need to investigate this any further, or talk about it ever again, as it was an accident," said the local Police Chief in a press conference. CNN then quickly transitioned to a news story about the latest Cary Grant movie. What’s with people who hate the greatest holiday of the year? Royal dramas and Bill Gates' divorce in this week's dubious tabloids. An essential guide to this week's inessential news When you view the world as a soap opera of sex, avarice and betrayal—as the tabloids do—every word is an insult, every disagreement is a war, and every action is motivated by animus.

Royal dramas and Bill Gates' divorce in this week's dubious tabloids

Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, They're Agents of It - TK News by Matt Taibbi. What a difference a decade makes.

Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, They're Agents of It - TK News by Matt Taibbi

Just over ten years ago, on July 25, 2010, Wikileaks released 75,000 secret U.S. military reports involving the war in Afghanistan. The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel helped release the documents, which were devastating to America’s intelligence community and military, revealing systemic abuses that included civilian massacres and an assassination squad, TF 373, whose existence the United States kept “protected” even from its allies. The Afghan War logs came out at the beginning of a historic stretch of true oppositional journalism, when outlets like Le Monde, El Pais, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, The New York Times, and others partnered with sites like Wikileaks.

There was an attempt at a response — companies like Amazon, Master Card, Visa, and Paypal shut Wikileaks off, and the Pentagon flooded the site with a “denial of service” attack — but leaks continued. Fast forward seven years. The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Public’s Trust. Listen to this article: This year has marked the first time ever that trust in news media dropped below fifty percent in the United States, continuing a trend of decline that’s been ongoing for years.

The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Public’s Trust

Mass media punditry is divided on where to assign the blame for the plummet in public opinion of their work, with some blaming it on Russia and others blaming it on Donald Trump. Others, like a recent Forbes article titled “Restoring Public Trust In Technology And Media Is Infrastructure Investment” blame it on the internet. Still others, like a Washington Post article earlier this month titled “Bad news for journalists: The public doesn’t share our values” blame it on the people themselves. And actually it doesn’t ultimately matter what mainstream pundits and reporters believe is the cause of the public’s growing disgust with them, because there’s nothing they can do to fix it anyway. A propaganda outlet will never be anything other than a propaganda outlet. Media Now Claims Shooter Was Factually Arab, But Morally White. BOULDER, CO—After 24 hours lamenting the scourge of white supremacy in America, new details revealed that an evil mass shooter was Arab.

Media Now Claims Shooter Was Factually Arab, But Morally White

The media was able to retain their narrative, however, when further details emerged that in spite of being Arab, the shooter was morally white. "The mass shooter was morally white," said one CNN anchor. "This clearly shows that white supremacy is still the enemy here. Whiteness is a flexible thing that can mean whatever soulless political opportunists like us want it to mean, whenever we need it to!

YouTube and Patreon taking down The Corbett Report. James Corbett is likely not long for the YouTube world, having received his second warning his channel is on the chopping block.

YouTube and Patreon taking down The Corbett Report

There are still many platforms on which you can follow his work (detailed in the above video), most importantly his website. We do suggest you subscribe either via email or RSS. (Also here is a list of Corbett’s videos that YouTube has already removed). For creators out there, this is a timely reminder: ALWAYS have hardcopy back-ups of your work and sign up to multiple platforms. The indy platforms are growing in both number and size. Corbett is not the only independent media facing increased censorship and denial of service. Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News: Legal experts give their opinions. That's what CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates told Erin Burnett Thursday night when discussing Smartmatic's $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, three of the network's hosts (Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro), Rudy Giuliani, and Sidney Powell.

Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News: Legal experts give their opinions

"When you are making statements that are knowingly false, and you make them with malice, and you actually tarnish reputations and it has a financial consequence — that's why you have defamation lawsuits in the first place," Coates said, explaining the seriousness of the lawsuit. Coates is not alone in believing Smartmatic's suit poses real threat to Fox. University of Georgia media law professor Jonathan Peters noted on Twitter that "libel law makes it difficult to prevail where the plaintiff is a public figure and/or where the speech involved a matter of public concern. In various ways, these will be key issues in litigation. " But, Peters added that he believed the "smart money" is on Smartmatic. Wall Street Journal: Endorsing the assassination of Speaker Pelosi is merely ‘nutty' and ‘cuckoo rhetoric’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board says U.S.

Wall Street Journal: Endorsing the assassination of Speaker Pelosi is merely ‘nutty' and ‘cuckoo rhetoric’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's endorsement of assassinating the Speaker of the House, a former U.S. President, and two former U.S. Fox Business cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' after being sued for $2.7 billion: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. After spending months pushing conspiracy theories about voter fraud, Lou Dobbs is reportedly out of a job.

Fox Business cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' after being sued for $2.7 billion: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

"Fox News has canceled "Lou Dobbs Tonight," the program hosted by television's staunchest supporter of Donald Trump and of his assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election, The Times has learned. Dobbs' program, which airs twice nightly at 5 and 7 p.m. Eastern on the Fox Business Network, will have its final airing Friday, according to a Fox News representative who confirmed the cancellation," the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company's networks again. In addition to his Fox Business Network program, he occasionally turned up on the Fox News Channel as a commentator," the LA Times reported.

Read the full report. After spending months pushing conspiracy theories about voter fraud, Lou Dobbs is reportedly out of a job. Read the full report. Fox News 'Cancel Culture' Segment Goes Off The Rails When Jonah Goldberg Blames Trump. Conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg threw a wrench into the works at Fox News on Sunday after he accused network hosts of lying about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

Fox News 'Cancel Culture' Segment Goes Off The Rails When Jonah Goldberg Blames Trump

Fox News host Howard Kurtz began the segment by asserting that liberals are engaging in "cancel culture" in an effort to silence conservatives. "I have to be honest about this," Goldberg replied. "This is an American problem. There is a vast and thriving right-wing cancel culture. Fox News faces backlash after implication that Biden is just as racist as Trump during press briefing - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Fox News faced off against the new White House on Monday and tried to create a false equivalency between former President Donald Trump, a documented racist, and President Joe Biden.

When President Trump was imposing travel restrictions in March on China, then-candidate Biden called it "xenophobic and fearmongering," said Fox News' White House reporter Peter Doocy, son of host Steve Doocy. "So, now President Biden is putting travel restrictions on people coming in from other countries. What word would you use to describe that? " Obviously, in the case of Trump, who referred to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "Kung-flu" and "Chinese virus," travel from China was shutdown not based on science but on fear. Dr. In the case of Biden, the decision was made based on the recommendations of scientists and medical experts on the COVID-19 team. See the video below as well as some of the criticisms: 'Are We On Another Planet Right Now?' Pundit Laughs In Fox Host's Face Over Biden Whines. Left-leaning activist Nomiki Konst pushed back against Fox News host Harris Faulkner after she complained that the press has not been tough enough on Joe Biden during his first 24 hours in office.

"President Biden's White House press secretary is facing mostly friendly questioning," Faulkner said. "A stark contrast for what we were seeing for President Trump's press secretaries. " Chuck Todd: Biden's Presidency 'Will Have Failed' If He Doesn't Deliver 100 Million Doses In 100 Days. MSNBC host Chuck Todd suggested on Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden will have "failed" if he is unable to deliver 100 million vaccine doses during his first 100 days in office. "Let's be realistic," Todd said on his Meet the Press Daily program. "Biden's first crucial task is to vaccinate America, to fulfill that promise to get 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days.

" "The ultimate success or failure of his presidency may hinge simply on that one promise," the MSNBC host continued. "And it might be his only way to immediately begin cauterizing American's social, economic and political wounds. " Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition. On Oct. 12, 2020, Fox News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of a murdered Democratic National Committee staff member, implicitly acknowledging what saner minds knew long ago: that the network had repeatedly hyped a false claim that the young staff member, Seth Rich, was involved in leaking D.N.C. emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.

(Russian intelligence officers, in fact, had hacked and leaked the emails.) Fox’s decision to settle with the Rich family came just before its marquee hosts, Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity, were set to be questioned under oath in the case, a potentially embarrassing moment. And Fox paid so much that the network didn’t have to apologize for the May 2017 story on But there was one curious provision that Fox insisted on: The settlement had to be kept secret for a month — until after the Nov. 3 election.

The exhausted plaintiffs agreed. Why the polls were so far off in the 2020 election. Chaos at Fox as some refuse to believe the network’s own reporting on Trump’s contempt for troops. On Friday, Fox News confirmed much of the reporting by The Atlantic on President Donald Trump disparaging American service members. The network followed the Associated Press and The Washington Post in largely confirming the reporting. But even after Fox News reporters matched the reporting, Fox News personality Greg Gutfield falsely claimed on-air that the story had been “debunked.” As Fox's own reporters confirm parts of the Atlantic story, Greg Gutfeld refers to it on air as a "hoax" and a "scam"— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) September 4, 2020 The split continued throughout the day.

‘Trump Is Finally Done, Trump Is Finally Done,’ Says Strait-Jacketed Opinion Columnist Babbling To Cup Of Applesauce. WASHINGTON—Growing increasingly unhinged after reading that the president’s favorability numbers were plunging, strait-jacketed opinion columnist Gail Collins repeated to herself that “Trump is finally done” while babbling to a cup of applesauce, sources confirmed Tuesday. “The Republicans are at last abandoning him, yes they are, yes they are, yes they are,” said the deranged, heavily sweating op-ed writer as she rocked back and forth, laughing maniacally while noting that Trump had “proven his clear unfitness for office, don’t you think, Richard?” The media's dubious about-face on coronavirus risks. If a ludicrous media consensus is abandoned overnight, did it ever really exist? This is a question many of us have been asking ourselves for nearly two decades about the Iraq war, which practically no one is willing to defend these days.

Andrea Mitchell Gives Props For Donald's 'Effective Communication' About Hydroxychloroquine. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday called President Donald Trump “effective” at “communication” about his controversial use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. Let’s explore exactly why Dr. Phil’s coronavirus arguments are so obtuse. Fox News Doc: It's Time For COVID-19 Patients To 'Come Off' Ventilators And Either Survive Or Die. Media's Taboo Topic: Why's Trump Doing This? Enraged Trump Snarls At Bill Hemmer: 'We Did Not Screw Up!' Bill Hemmer tried to do the impossible: get Trump to agree he wasn't perfect. 'Sycophant' OANN Reporter Schooled After Asking Trump If 'Chinese Food' Is Racist.

OANN correspondent Chanel Rion asked Donald Trump on Thursday if the term “Chinese food” is racist. The question came up at a White House press briefing, where Rion seemed to be equating the “Chinese food” to “Chinese virus,” which has been criticized as a racist term to refer to COVID-19. Earlier in the week, Rion had tweeted that she was not offended by White House officials who call the virus “Chinese.” NYT journalists slammed for allegedly sitting on a damning scoop about Trump. On Tuesday, a bombshell report dropped in the New York Times that gave a detailed and damning account of the machinations behind President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Most explosive of all, the report found that Trump told officials that they should be shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down during commotion at the border, contrary to U.S. law. It was remarkable reporting that appeared to expose Trump’s brutality, ignorance of the law, disdain for human rights, and abuse of power.

Arguably, the direction is an impeachable offense in its own right. But in light of the importance of the claims it contained, the piece also inspired sharp criticism. MSM Smears Sanders For Saying MSM Smears Sanders. Mass media narrative managers have been throwing a fit ever since Senator Bernie Sanders criticized The Washington Post for providing unfair coverage of him at a New Hampshire town hall on Monday. “Anybody here know how much Amazon paid in taxes last year?” Sanders asked the crowd. ‘It’s just sparkling racism’: Internet mocks the hell out of the New York Times for describing Trump’s comments as ‘racially infused’ – Raw Story. The Spice Must Flow (Part Infinity) The Spice Must Flow. Scenes from HBO's Chernobyl v. Real Footage Shot in 1986: A Side-By-Side Comparison. Chuck Todd Slams Democrats For Investigating Trump's Transgressions. WATCH: Fox cuts away from Trump babbling about farmers not being able to connect tractors to the internet – Raw Story.

NY Times Bans Reporters from Appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show. Dana Perino Tells Democrats Don't Slam Fox News on Fox News. Awful Andrew Sullivan Mansplains Trump To Zerlina Maxwell. The View's Whoopi Goldberg busts Meghan McCain for repeated interruptions: 'Just let people talk!' Sen. Rick Scott Gets A Pass For Overseeing Largest Case Of Medicare Fraud In History. Fox News Caught, Killed Stormy Daniels Story to Help Trump Win. Maria Bartiromo Gets Schooled By Rep. Jim Himes On FBI. New York Times ripped to shreds for tweeting about Pelosi’s speakership by first describing her dress. The Death of the Media: Because It’s Already #2016Redux. 'This makes zero sense': Fox host unloads on Trump for still claiming Mexico is paying for his wall. How ‘The New York Times’ Deceived the Public on North Korea. Fox News Now Just Airing Continuous Blood-Red Screen With Disembodied Voice Chanting ‘They’re Coming To Kill You’

People Are Posting Examples Of How Media Can Manipulate The Truth (15 Pics) Sean Hannity frantically ends his segment after guests criticize the Trump-Putin summit. Splinternews. Untitled. David Gregory Shows Rest Of Media How To Normalize Trump. 2017 08 electionReport 0. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are angry at Donald Trump now — but they’ve never apologized for promoting him. The National Enquirer’s Fervor for Trump. FEAR & UNbalanced: Confessions of a 14-Year Fox News Hitman. ‘He actually sounded presidential’: CNN guest normalizes Trump for reading Saudi speech without ‘popping off’

Adorable Trump Enablers Joe And Mika Are Engaged. The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think. WATCH: Joe Scarborough melts down after Mika Brzezinski mocks him for comparing Ivanka to RFK. The New York Times Normalizes Trump's Ignorance. ‘Tell us who you’re apologizing to’: Wolf Blitzer lectures abashed Sean Spicer over Hitler comments. Welcome to Donald Trump's Post-Fact America - Rolling Stone. The mainstream media is preparing to wage war on Ivanka Trump. WATCH: SNL mocks CNN for their nightly Trump surrogate shoutfest panels. Right on Cue, Media Begins to Normalize Trump. Bill Kristol and Joe Scarborough’s ‘Morning Joe’ Shouting Match. Mika Brzezinski snaps at Clinton: ‘Get off your high horse’ because Trump is ‘brilliant’ on taxes.

Hannity Loses It Over Journalists With 'Expensive Wine Lifestyles' Criticizing Trump. Donald Trump's Appearance on Jimmy Fallon Is an Insult to American Taxpayers. Trevor Noah Eviscerates Matt Lauer's Presidential Forum Performance. WATCH: Howard Kurtz blames the media’s “negative” portrayal of Trump for his rising unfavorability ratings. Trump gets Hannitized: Facing down a media frenzy, Trump seeks out some Fox News love. UK Guardian Reporter Produced Fake News « Memory Hole.

Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump. Fox "News" Classic: Hitchens On Hannity. An Atheist Destroyed Hannity. Rollingstone. “Fox & Friends” tries to teach the bigots in your life “how to seem tolerant” on Facebook. Fox & the War on Cops. Huffingtonpost. Megyn Kelly abruptly announces unplanned two-week vacation, effective immediately. Fox News host’s painfully awkward Donald Trump faux pas: Brings up Megyn Kelly comments, and co-hosts fall deathly silent.

Fox & Friends’ stunning hypocrisy: “We were never told the nature of [Dylann Roof's] bias” Howard Kurtz: Fox News is the real victim of the Charleston massacre. Jon Stewart Slams Fox News Over Charleston Coverage. Fox host freaks out over ‘Marxist’ Pope Francis: He is ‘the most dangerous person on the planet’ Sunday Times Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst. Jon Stewart SHREDS The New York Times Over Marco Rubio Coverage. Cenk Uygur hammers ‘unbelievable hypocrite’ Hannity and conservatives for backing ex-McKinney cop. It’s Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War. It’s Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War. Brian Williams Suspended for False Iraq Tale, But Media’s Real Scandal is the War Lies Spun Daily. Most painful ‘Fox & Friends’ segment ever? Hosts fail ‘manhood’ test after tire change ends in near disaster.

Watch this activist politely destroy CNN for racism: ‘Whiteness gets nuance and blackness doesn’t’ The Bushies: Out Of Office Six Years And Still Working The Refs. “Morning Joe’s” Nazi freakout: Joe Scarborough is a bullying egomaniac (pt. 134) Reporting on Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage. Jon Stewart Takes Fox, Scarborough To Task For Whining About Obama Saying Fox Demonizes The Poor. Fox News explains Baltimore: A Greatest Hits video. Documentary — "Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us" (2007) CNN host hypes Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina presidential bids as ‘weird girl fight’ Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: Is it possible to be a Muslim and salute the flag? Fox News contributor Stacey Dash’s oblivious Obama-bashing: “No one would have been beheaded” during Bush years (not even the guy that was)