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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Juvenile Journalism and the Rise of Fake, Socialistic Media


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Juvenile Journalism and the Rise of Fake, Socialistic Media

From Buzzfeed releasing a fake [and ludicrous] Trump dossier to the Huffington Post, or as I call them –the PuffPost- slamming the First Lady for the shoes she wore to visit disaster victims to Brian Ross of ABC News reporting the fake story that President Trump ordered former national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials [untrue] to CNN and virtually all mainstream media news outlets constant pumping out biased, less-than-truthful attacks on Trump – fake news is a real problem.

Media coverage both online [especially online via the new Verizon-owned Yahoo] and through major network news outlets has been so negative of Trump that according to, the American public has become increasingly polarized over the coverage.  Nearly 76% of those the Poor Man polled via Morning Consult believe the news media actually invent stories about Trump and his administration. 

An analysis from the Media Research Center revealed that ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts covered the Trump presidency for one out of every three minutes of their evening news airtime.  Not surprisingly, the tone of coverage was incessantly hostile.  A full 90% of the network coverage was negative, compared to only 10% positive.  [We monitored the wording used when reports were given and compared them to similar reports of Obama and invariably, negative words were used more often even in such cases for example where job numbers increased substantially versus those under Obama].

Additionally, more than two-thirds of the coverage focused on controversies rather than policy, with the bogus Russia investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all the coverage.  Contrast that with Obama’s secret spending of $350,000 trying to influence the election in Israel and the main three networks barely mentioned the incident despite the large amount of coverage it received in the foreign press!

The PEW Research Center, not a pro-Trump group by any stretch, found that the news coverage of Trump has been 62% negative and only 5% positive.  Not surprising, journalists are overwhelming Democrat or Socialist.  Also, most are not the cream of the crop when it comes to IQ or objectivity [this is especially true for the writers at the “PuffPost” or Newsweek, which has nosedived in quality during the past few years].  In fact, a study released last year by neuroscientist Tara Swart suggests members of the mainstream media are ill equipped to do their job.

As reported by Business Insider [May 2017], Journalists brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, and show creative and flexible thinking.”

Investigative journalist and activist James O’Keefe just released his book on the subject of fake news, American Pravda:  My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.  O’Keefe is famous for his undercover sting against ACORN and most recently Twitter.

Employees of the social media site were caught admitting they manipulate users’ news feeds and try to limit the reach of right-leaning voices through shadow-banning, suspending, or outright terminating their accounts.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticized Twitter for its digital censorship practices, “Let’s not kid ourselves.  When it comes to an open internet, Twitter is part of the problem,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Facebook and Google have taken to filtering and so-called fact checking content put out by conservatives [are they doing the same to progressives and socialists]? 

No one in Congress to date has introduced legislation proposing any kind of “Shall Not Censor” rules forcing social networks to live up to their original promise of protecting free speech.  Perhaps the free market might offer a better alternative with platforms such as and


What about you? Got anything interesting to share?

Bruce, the Poor Man, free thinker, social critic & cynic

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Larry said...

Outstanding piece. Since Verizon bought Yahoo there has been an uptick in left-wing news dominated by the amateur "puffpost' [your nicely put name for them]. They and Newsweek have become so rank that I filed a complaint with Yahoo to remove them only to learn 100s of similar complaints had already been filed...of course, Yahoo won't comply with the wishes of its users.
We need to join together and challenge each of the idiot posts they manage to get online-this is what I do and I see others are starting to do the same.

Jeremiah said...

CNN pulls the same crap. It can't be trusted. I just read this:
A survivor of the Florida high school massacre said in an interview that CNN rejected his proposal to discuss armed guards in schools and instead handed him a "scripted" question to ask during Wednesday night's town hall on gun rights.
Colton Haab, 17, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and an ROTC member, reportedly used Kevlar vests to shield students during the massacre. He said he decided not to attend the town hall after CNN presented him with the prepared question.

Maddie said...

CNN aired its so-called 'town meeting' with brain washed kids from the FLA high school shooting with the lady from the NRA who attempted to be supportive...they were rude to her, blaming the NRA [as if that group is somehow responsible]. Just another example of extreme bias of the leftist media.

Paul said...

The left-wing media, of which there seems to be so many in America, are nothing more than the 'merchants of chaos and dissent.' Our family stopped watching the evening lame stream media two years ago and we agree with you, the idiots who now run the Huffington Post, Newsweek, and Verizon/Yahoo don't have a clue about what mainstream America wants as they are operated by brainwashed elementary school drop-outs.