‘A Saudi Excuse for Murder’: New York Post Cover for October 16th, 2018Posted: October 17, 2018 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Foreign Policy, Global, Mediasphere | Tags: Embassy, media, murder, New York Post, news, NYC, Saudi Arabia, Tabloid Leave a comment
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‘CUFF HUXTABLE’: New York Post Cover for Sept 26, 2018Posted: September 27, 2018 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Bill Cosby, New York Post, news, NYC, Sexual assault, Tabloid, The Cosby Show Leave a comment
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‘SEX CULT!’ New York Post Cover for April 21, 2018Posted: April 22, 2018 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Religion, U.S. News | Tags: Cult, media, New York, New York Post, news, Newspaper, NYC, Sex, Sexuality, Slavery, Tabloid Leave a comment
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‘SYRIA STRIKE’: New York Post Cover for April 14, 2018Posted: April 14, 2018 Filed under: Breaking News, Foreign Policy, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Russia, U.S. News, War Room | Tags: media, New York, news, NY Post, Syria, Tabloid 1 Comment
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‘FED UP: FBI Deputy Out in Clinton, Trump Probes Turmoil’: NY Post Cover for January 30, 2018Posted: January 30, 2018 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Donald Trump, FBI, Hillary Clinton, journalism, media, New York, New York Post, news, NYC, Tabloid 1 Comment
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New York Times Crowdsources the Case for Trump, Embarrasses Pundit ClassPosted: January 20, 2018 Filed under: Mediasphere, White House | Tags: Crowdsourcing, Donald Trump, Erik Wemple, media, New York Times, news, Pundit, The Washington Post, WaPo Leave a comment
Letter writers on the paper’s editorial page make critical concessions that you don’t often hear on television.
Erik Wemple reports: There is a monotony to telling the truth about President Trump. He is as unfit for office today as he was in June 2015, in November 2016 and on Jan. 20, 2017. He has failed to school himself on the issues before him. He is incorrigible and a spewer of lies and falsehoods.
The New York Times editorial page has taken a short break from its self-assigned beat of telling these truths. It has forked over its Thursday editorial-page space to the arguments of Trump supporters across the country. “In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who don’t, we wanted to let Mr. Trump’s supporters make their best case for him as the first year of his presidency approaches its close,” noted an italicized message at the top of the presentation.
Any decision taken by the New York Times vis-à-vis Trump is guaranteed to land smack-dab in the middle of a great American fissure. And there’s been some criticism of the decision.
[Read the full story here, at The Washington Post]
Yet there’s a visionary aspect to the exercise, an aspect that only a committed cable-news watcher can appreciate. Big-time Trump supporters have failed over and over again at their jobs. Think back to Jeffrey Lord, the former pro-Trump CNN pundit who unspooled implausible historical “parallels” to excuse the Trump outrage of the day. Or think back to Kayleigh McEnany, the former pro-Trump CNN pundit who made even less sense fighting for Trump. (She’s now at the Republican National Committee.) Or think back to former White House aides — Sebastian Gorka and Sean Spicer, for example — who are no longer inelegantly spinning for the president from the White House grounds. Read the rest of this entry »
BANNONOCALPYSE: Bannon Booted from BreitbartPosted: January 10, 2018 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: breitbart, media, news, propaganda, Steve Bannon Leave a comment
A good day for you, my friend pic.twitter.com/wWQQjvqIyY
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 9, 2018
“Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon” — Fox News Spokesperson https://t.co/o8pG02w7qc
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 9, 2018
‘NOPRAH! Do We Really Need Another Celeb President?’ NY Post Cover for Jan 9, 2018Posted: January 10, 2018 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, U.S. News, White House | Tags: celebrity, Donald Trump, Golden Globes, media, New York, news, NYC, Oprah Winfrey, Tabloid Leave a comment
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‘Perv Moore Loses in Alabama’: New York Post Cover for December 13, 2017Posted: December 13, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Alabama, Congress, GOP, media, New York, New York Post, news, Newspaper, Roy Moore, Special Election, Steve Bannon, Tabloid Leave a comment
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‘HUFF DADDY’: New York Post Cover for Sunday, November 21, 2017Posted: November 21, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Al Franken, Arianna Huffington, media, New York, New York Post, news, Newspapers, Sex, Sexual Misconduct, Tabloid 1 Comment
‘PERVNADO HITS ALBANY’: New York Post Cover for Sunday, November 19, 2017Posted: November 20, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Photography, U.S. News | Tags: David Cassidy, Governor Cuomo, media, New York, New York Post, news, Newspapers, Sex Addiction, Tabloid 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Sharyl Attkisson: Why No One Trusts the Mainstream MediaPosted: November 7, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, History, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: corruption, journalism, media, New York Times, news, PragerU, propaganda, Sharyl Attkisson, Trust, video Leave a comment
Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear, explains.
Future of News: Bracing for Next Wave of TechnologyPosted: October 8, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Science & Technology, U.S. News | Tags: Futurism, journalism, news, technology Leave a comment
New technologies have disrupted news media over the past 20 years — but one report says that’s just the beginning.
Washington (AFP) – If you think technology has shaken up the news media — just wait, you haven’t seen anything yet.
The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington.
News organizations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online and to mobile devices will soon need to adapt to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and automated journalism and find ways to connect beyond the smartphone, the report said.
“Voice interface” will be one of the big challenges for media organizations, said the report by Amy Webb, a New York University Stern School of Business faculty member and Founder of the Future Today Institute.
The institute estimates that 50 percent of interactions that consumers have with computers will be using their voices by 2023.
“Once we are speaking to our machines about the news, what does the business model for journalism look like?” the report said.
“News organizations are ceding this future ecosystem to outside corporations. They will lose the ability to provide anything but content.”
Webb writes that most news organizations have done little experimentation with chat apps and voice skills on Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, the likes of which may be key parts of the future news ecosystem.
Because of this, she argues that artificial intelligence or AI is posing “an existential threat to the future of journalism.”
“Journalism itself is not actively participating in building the AI ecosystem,” she wrote.
One big problem facing media organizations is that new technologies impacting the future of news such as AI are out of their control, and instead is in the hands of tech firms like Google, Amazon, Tencent, Baidu, IBM, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, according to Webb.
“News organizations are customers, not significant contributors,” the report said. Read the rest of this entry »
‘SNIPER MASSACRE’: New York Post Cover for Tuesday, October 3, 2017Posted: October 3, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: LAS VEGAS, Mass murder, Mass Shooting, media, New York, New York Post, news, NYC, Sniper, Tabloid Leave a comment
Please Stand By: Pundit Network News Report UpdatePosted: August 31, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, The Butcher's Notebook | Tags: 24-hour news cycle, news, Pundit from another planet, travel, Vacation Leave a comment
Editor’s note: I’m traveling a lot this month, internet access is limited. Pundit Planet will be back with fresh news when the network is back online. In the meantime, check out our archives. And pray for Houston. Explore donation options here.
[VIDEO] How to Safely Watch The Eclipse or CNNPosted: August 20, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: CNN, Donald Trump, Eclipse, media, news, Reason (magazine), satire, Television, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] FULL SCALE NONSTOP GLOBAL PANIC: Cable News Anchors Frrrrreak Out About North KoreaPosted: August 9, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Foreign Policy, Mediasphere, U.S. News, War Room | Tags: CNN, Donald Trump, Global Panic, ICBMs, media, MSNBC, news, North Korea 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Compilation of Liberal Media Freaking Out About Google MemoPosted: August 8, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, broadcast news, CBS, CNN, Global Panic, Google, Google Memo, Groupthink, Liberal Media, media, MSNBC, news, Progressive, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] White House Policy Advisor Stephen Miller Treats CNN’s Jim Acosta to a Humiliating DefeatPosted: August 2, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Democrats, Emma Lazarus, Grover Cleveland, Immigration, Jim Acosta, Left Wing, media, Media bias, New York City, news, Open Borders, Rich Lowry, Statue of Liberty, Stephen Miller, Tom Cotton, United States, White House press corps 1 Comment
Stephen Miller TKOs Jim Acosta
Rich Lowry writes: When Donald Trump’s policy adviser Stephen Miller stepped to the podium of the White House briefing room on Wednesday to defend a plan for reducing levels of legal immigration, Jim Acosta of CNN was aghast and let everyone know it.
Put aside that Acosta believed it was his role as a reporter to argue one side of a hot-button political issue (this is how journalism works in 2017). The exchange illustrated how advocates of high levels of immigration are often the ones who—despite their self-image as the rational bulwark against runaway populism—rely on an ignorant emotionalism to make their case.
At issue is the bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia to cut legal immigration by half. The legislation would scale back so-called chain migration—immigrants bringing relatives, who bring more relatives in turn—and institute a merit-based system for green cards based on the ability to speak English, educational attainment and job skills.
Offended by the idea of putting a priority on higher-skilled immigrants, Acosta wanted to know how such a policy would be consistent with the Statue of Liberty. When Miller pointed out that Lady Liberty was conceived as a symbol of … liberty and the famous Emma Lazarus poem added later, Acosta accused him of “national park revisionism”—even though Miller was correct.
Stephen Miller is living rent free in Acosta’s head. pic.twitter.com/WR2AMEmDGW
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) August 3, 2017
At the dedication of the statue in 1886, President Grover Cleveland declared that the statue’s “stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man’s oppression until Liberty enlightens the world.” His soaring oration did not include the admonition that so-called comprehensive immigration reform would henceforth be considered the only acceptable immigration policy for the United States.
[Read the full story here, at POLITICO]
Lazarus’ poem was added in a plaque in 1903. The words are not, as Acosta and so many others believe, emblazoned on the statue itself—the plaque is now displayed in an exhibition within the pedestal.
All of this might seem pedantic, but the underlying debate is over the legitimacy of reducing levels of immigration and whether it is appropriate to craft a policy mindful, above anything else, of the national interest. Miller clearly has the best of this argument.
One, making 21st policy in accord with late-19th century poetry makes no sense. We don’t ask, say, whether the naval appropriations bill is in keeping with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Building of the Ship” (“Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great!”)
Two, the cap on refugees in the Cotton-Perdue bill of 50,000 a year is in the ballpark of recent annual refugee numbers. We actually admitted fewer than this in the late-1970s and early-2000s, and the Statue of Liberty still stood … (more)
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CNN’s Jim Acosta claims victory in briefing beef with Stephen Miller: ‘He couldn’t take that kind of heat’
“I think what you saw unfold in the briefing room is that he [Miller] really just couldn’t take that kind of heat and exploded before our eyes,” Acosta said in an appearance on CNN Wednesday night, hours after the face-off.
Miller spoke to members of the White House press corps about a revised bill from Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas that would implement a merit-based point system for immigrants applying for legal permanent status. President Trump endorsed the immigration plan during a ceremony at the White House earlier Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
‘NO MORE MR SPICE GUY’: New York Post Cover for July 22, 2017Posted: July 22, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Donald Trump, media, New York, New York Post, news, Newspapers, Sean Spicer, Tabloid, White House Communications, White House Press Secretary Leave a comment
‘Bolt Your Doors, Hide Your Wives!’ New York Post Cover for July 21, 2017Posted: July 21, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: media, New York Post, news, O. J. Simpson, Tabloid Leave a comment
[VIDEO] BREAKING NEWS: Jim Acosta Reports on Jim AcostaPosted: July 21, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: celebrity, CNN, Free Beacon, Jim Acosta, media, Media bias, news Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Bill Whittle: The Truth Versus CNNPosted: July 17, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Education, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Bill Whittle, CNN, Counterfeit News, Democratic Party, fake news, media, Media bias, news, Radical Left Leave a comment
For decades, conservatives have been complaining about bias in the media, but that wasn’t quantified until now. CNN’s fake news does more than get them ratings — its libel undermines the very nature of our democratic republic. In this Firewall, Bill Whittle lambasts the mainstream media for its toxic politicizing of the news and exposes the influence of media bias on elections.
[VIDEO] This Is Not Normal!Posted: July 13, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: CNN, Donald Trump, Free Beacon, media, MSNBC, news Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson: Surveillance State, July 2, 2017Posted: July 9, 2017 Filed under: Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Global, Mediasphere, Science & Technology, Terrorism, U.S. News, War Room | Tags: Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, news, NSA, Surveillance, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Best of CNN-Trump MemesPosted: July 5, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, History, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: CNN, Daily Caller, Donald Trump, Internet, media, Memes, news, Twitter, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Fox Business Host Calls Out Podesta For Having Financial Ties To RussiaPosted: July 3, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia | Tags: Donald Trump, Fox Business, Hillary Clinton, House intelligence panel, John Podesta, Maria Bartiromo, media, news 1 Comment
Nick Givas reports: Host of the Fox Business show “Mornings With Maria” Maria Bartiromo interviewed John Podesta Wednesday, saying she believed that his ties to Russia are even greater than those of President Donald Trump’s.
“Do you find it odd that there’s been so much attention on the Trump campaign and the Trump associates and potential collusion with the Russians, when it’s really the Democrats who have deeper and stronger ties to Russia?”
Podesta’s emails were hacked during the 2016 presidential race when he was the campaign manager of former candidate Hillary Clinton, and many of his opinions and private political agendas were leaked to the public. Many experts later said that this scandal damaged Clinton’s chances at obtaining the White House.
Bartiromo began by asking about Podesta’s recent meeting with the House intelligence panel, but moved to press Podesta as to why Democrats’ ties to Russia were ignored despite being more prevalent than those of the Republican Party. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] CNN Can’t Stop Talking about Trump’s Mika Brzezinski TweetsPosted: June 29, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: CNN, Daily Caller, Donald Trump, media, Mika Brzezinski, news, Tweet, Twitter, video 1 Comment
‘What Do They Want, a Cookie?’ CNN Didn’t DECIDE to Retract the Fake Russia Story, They Were FORCED ToPosted: June 28, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia | Tags: Anthony Scaramucci, Breitbart News, CNN, Comcast, DirecTV, Donald Trump, Eric Lichtblau, Jeff Zucker, Kirill Dmitriev, media, news, Russian Direct Investment Fund Leave a comment
CNN faced $100M lawsuit over botched Russia story
Emily Smith reports: The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned.
The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&T — and the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger.
CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.
This is why congratulating @CNN for firing offending staffers is silly. As Chris Rock says, what do they want, a cookie? https://t.co/XErZuJdaXS
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) June 28, 2017
Scaramucci got an unusual public apology but still hired a top Manhattan lawyer to put further pressure on CNN and “look after [his] interests in this matter,” one source said.
Sources also said the three journalists responsible for the retracted story — reporter Tom Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, who headed the CNN Investigates unit — were urged to resign.
“They called them in and said they’d pay out their contracts, but they should leave immediately,” one source said.
Zucker was afraid of facing a high-profile suit from Scaramucci while the US Justice Department weighs the proposed $85.4 billion media merger.
Meanwhile, a CNN insider said staffers are furious at “having lost the moral high ground because of this story.” Sources said Zucker tried to rally his staff during a Tuesday morning conference call.
“Zucker stressed that this issue was a ‘lapse in editorial standards’ and said it was a lesson to all reporters and editors to continue to strive for strong, accurate reporting,” a source said. Read the rest of this entry »
‘THE MOST BUSTED NAME IN NEWS’: New York Post Cover for Wednesday, June 28, 2017Posted: June 28, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia, U.S. News | Tags: Cable News, CNN, Jeff Zucker, journalism, media, New York, New York Post, news, Tabloid Leave a comment
College Professor Is Fired After Appearance on Tucker CarlsonPosted: June 25, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Academia, Activism, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Marxism, media, news, Radical Left, Tucker Carlson Leave a comment
We just discussed the free speech and academic freedom issues of schools investigating professors for their postings on social media. Now we have A New Jersey college professor who was fired by Essex County College after appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Professor Lisa Durden staunchly defended a black-only Black Lives Matter event and caused an uproar of criticism over her highly insulting comments about “white people.”
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CNN Is Imposing Strict New Rules On Its Russia CoveragePosted: June 25, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia, White House | Tags: CNN, Donald Trump, media, news, propaganda, Television 2 Comments
The decision came after the network deleted and retracted a post on Friday.
Jon Passantino reports: CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The email went out at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday from Rich Barbieri, the CNNMoney executive editor, saying “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason,” a CNN vice president.
“This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions,” the email added. “I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
The new restrictions also apply to other areas of the network — not just CNNMoney, which wasn’t involved with the article that was deleted and retracted. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Jon Ossoff’s Magical Moving HousePosted: June 20, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Free Beacon, Georgia, Jon Ossoff, media, news, Special Election, video Leave a comment