[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

RPeeps I miss. - jahgirl8 - Jan 29, 2020 - 1:09pm
 
the Todd Rundgren topic - rgio - Jan 29, 2020 - 12:51pm
 
Radio Paradise Comments - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 29, 2020 - 12:49pm
 
Trump - Red_Dragon - Jan 29, 2020 - 11:18am
 
American History - R_P - Jan 29, 2020 - 11:11am
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Jan 29, 2020 - 10:35am
 
Derplahoma Questions and Points of Interest - Red_Dragon - Jan 29, 2020 - 10:14am
 
Solar Technology for Homes - black321 - Jan 29, 2020 - 10:10am
 
Things You Thought Today - sunybuny - Jan 29, 2020 - 6:41am
 
Maps • Google • GeoGuessr - sunybuny - Jan 29, 2020 - 6:39am
 
songs that ROCK! - Proclivities - Jan 29, 2020 - 6:26am
 
Superbowl commercials - sirdroseph - Jan 29, 2020 - 4:45am
 
Super Bowl Ex El Eye Ex - threadjacks encouraged! - miamizsun - Jan 29, 2020 - 4:44am
 
The Obituary Page - miamizsun - Jan 29, 2020 - 4:31am
 
Tech & Science - R_P - Jan 29, 2020 - 12:08am
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - kurtster - Jan 28, 2020 - 10:44pm
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - BlueHeronDruid - Jan 28, 2020 - 9:15pm
 
(Big) Media Watch - R_P - Jan 28, 2020 - 7:19pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - Coaxial - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:37pm
 
Fix My Car - Red_Dragon - Jan 28, 2020 - 3:53pm
 
Impeachment Time: - Steely_D - Jan 28, 2020 - 3:23pm
 
Yankin' the Google - Proclivities - Jan 28, 2020 - 11:13am
 
Acting - rhahl - Jan 28, 2020 - 9:45am
 
Edward Norton's Neo-Noir film Motherless Brooklyn. - westslope - Jan 28, 2020 - 9:29am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - Red_Dragon - Jan 28, 2020 - 9:26am
 
Environment - R_P - Jan 28, 2020 - 8:47am
 
THREE WORDS - oldviolin - Jan 28, 2020 - 8:44am
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - Proclivities - Jan 28, 2020 - 6:48am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 6:00am
 
What the hell OV? - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:05am
 
Is there any DOG news out there? - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 5:01am
 
Graphs, Charts & Maps - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 4:41am
 
What's that smell? - miamizsun - Jan 28, 2020 - 4:29am
 
Documentaries - sirdroseph - Jan 28, 2020 - 2:03am
 
Automotive Lust - cc_rider - Jan 27, 2020 - 6:41pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - Red_Dragon - Jan 27, 2020 - 4:04pm
 
war is a racket - R_P - Jan 27, 2020 - 2:48pm
 
Animal Resistance - jahgirl8 - Jan 27, 2020 - 2:35pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - rmgman - Jan 27, 2020 - 11:09am
 
Music News - Steely_D - Jan 27, 2020 - 10:42am
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - Proclivities - Jan 27, 2020 - 7:58am
 
Memorials - Remembering Our Loved Ones - haresfur - Jan 27, 2020 - 7:01am
 
260,000 Posts in one thread? - Proclivities - Jan 27, 2020 - 6:15am
 
Thorium Power - miamizsun - Jan 27, 2020 - 4:18am
 
Counting with Pictures - yuel - Jan 27, 2020 - 3:42am
 
Climate Change - R_P - Jan 26, 2020 - 4:08pm
 
What are you listening to now? - Steely_D - Jan 26, 2020 - 3:10pm
 
The Chomsky / Zinn Reader - R_P - Jan 26, 2020 - 2:02pm
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - SeriousLee - Jan 26, 2020 - 10:51am
 
Pandemics and Rights - miamizsun - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:39am
 
Ask the Libertarian - Lazy8 - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:14am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Jan 26, 2020 - 7:03am
 
Yamaha Musiccast - ilveroluca - Jan 26, 2020 - 6:11am
 
Things that make you cautiously optimistic - miamizsun - Jan 26, 2020 - 6:04am
 
Stream Stopping - Multiple Platforms - ilveroluca - Jan 26, 2020 - 5:58am
 
Neil Young - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 6:26pm
 
Democratic Party - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:41pm
 
What did you have for dinner? - Red_Dragon - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:34pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - Chuck1 - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:25pm
 
Official date for our 20th Anniversary? - buddy - Jan 25, 2020 - 1:10pm
 
Race in America - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:57am
 
Brazil - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:18am
 
Mars - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 10:27am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 12:09am
 
Name My Band - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 7:46pm
 
RP Windows Desktop Notification Applet - gvajda - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:54pm
 
Way Cool Video - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:22pm
 
We need some new car names - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
 
how do you feel right now? - Antigone - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:38pm
 
Iran - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32pm
 
A motivational quote - jahgirl8 - Jan 24, 2020 - 2:23pm
 
Interesting Art - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2020 - 1:36pm
 
Guns - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 11:23am
 
Economix - R_P - Jan 24, 2020 - 10:49am
 
Strange & Cool Music - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32am
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » (Big) Media Watch Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 28, 29, 30  Next
Post to this Topic
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 7:19pm

What the El Mozote Massacre Can Teach Us About Trump’s War on the Press
The answer had been articulated by Richard Nixon years earlier. As was borne out by Nixon’s direct experience during Watergate, few things are more dangerous to conservative priorities than good journalism. Therefore, as a top Nixon aide later recalled, Nixon believed that it was necessary to “fight the press through … the nutcutters as (the president) called them, forcing our own news. Make a brutal, vicious attack on the opposition.”

The Reaganites shared this perspective. News outlets were “the opposition” that had to be brutally, viciously attacked, and individual journalists were fair game as a way to discredit their employers. Bonner was therefore caught in the White House crosshairs.

The pushback began with congressional testimony by Enders. “There is no evidence to confirm that government forces systematically massacred civilians,” he told a House subcommittee.

What about the number of victims? Bonner’s article had mentioned a list of 733 compiled by villagers, as well as a tally of 926 from a human rights organization. Elliott Abrams, who’d just taken office as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, informed the Senate that “the numbers, first of all, were not credible. … Our information was that there were only 300 people in the canton.” This was clear, conscious deceit on the part of Abrams. Both the Times and Post articles had mentioned that the massacre had taken place in several locations.

Then came the assault from the administration’s outside allies. On February 10, the Wall Street Journal ran a lengthy editorial headlined “The Media’s War.” Americans were “badly confused” about the situation in El Salvador thanks to the U.S. press. El Mozote was not a massacre, the Journal wrote, but a “massacre.” On the one hand, the number of dead had obviously been exaggerated and on the other, maybe the killing had been carried out by rebels dressed in government uniforms. Bonner was “credulous,” “a reporter out on a limb,” and, like reporters in Vietnam, a sucker for “communist sources.” One of the editorial’s authors appeared on PBS to proclaim that “obviously Ray Bonner has a political orientation.”

Accuracy in Media, the conservative media criticism organization, went further. Bonner, it declared, was waging “a propaganda war favoring the Marxist guerrillas in El Salvador.” Meanwhile, a Times editor later said, the administration was engaging in a “really vicious” whisper campaign about him.

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Dec 11, 2019 - 5:26pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group drops Boris Epshteyn's “must-run” segments
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Nov 25, 2019 - 1:00pm



 R_P wrote:
Fired from The New York Times over Trump
I was told there was concern, even at the publisher’s level, about one small edit I proposed to a story
Salon received the following statement from a spokesperson for The New York Times:

While, as a general matter of policy, we do not comment on personnel matters, Mr. Cunha makes claims in his story that merit a response. We can say that there was a broader pattern of issues including when he ignored our standards and removed the administration’s on-the-record response from a news article. Responsible news organizations allow the subjects of their coverage to respond.

Mr. Cunha’s insinuation that The New York Times has been soft on President Trump does not stand up to the facts. Without our newsroom covering Trump and his administration, the world would not know that Trump had ordered his staff to fire Mueller, or tried to have then FBI Director James Comey commit to a loyalty oath. They wouldn’t know about the "instances of outright fraud" in Trump’s tax practices, which led to investigations that are still unfolding. But aggressive coverage that holds power to account still needs to meet our standards for fairness and accuracy.

And far from courting Mr. Trump, our publisher A.G. Sulzberger has met with the president in person twice to voice concerns about the real and tragic consequences around the world of the president’s anti-press rhetoric.

 


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Nov 25, 2019 - 12:19pm

Fired from The New York Times over Trump
I was told there was concern, even at the publisher’s level, about one small edit I proposed to a story
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Sep 14, 2019 - 6:21pm

Russia Has ‘Oligarchs,’ the US Has ‘Businessmen’
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Aug 27, 2019 - 11:06am

'We can do better': New York Times columnist quits Twitter after being called a 'bedbug'
Stephens has written extensively in defense of speech that provokes "discomfort," especially against what he has characterized as the "siege of the perpetually enraged." Some on Twitter accused Stephens of wanting discomfort for others but not for himself.

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 21, 2019 - 11:57am

To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing
black321

black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 7:16am



 R_P wrote:
Great video from Greenwald.  Like Iraq, media totaled missed the boat on Russia story (or did they?...seems they all made $). 


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 12:43pm

Jeffrey Epstein's arrest shows the power of one newspaper's investigation
The Herald and Brown "took on immense risk in reporting this story," Poynter Institute vice president Kelly McBride wrote on Twitter on Monday. "When journalists expose the wrong-doing of the rich/powerful, they invite a libel suit. Many rich/ powerful people would like to make it easier to win those cases, to discourage such reporting."

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Apr 11, 2019 - 4:23pm

Dictator: Media Code for ‘Government We Don’t Like’
Or don't buy some of our stuff or buy some stuff from our competitors...
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Mar 25, 2019 - 4:59pm

Watch: a Contentious, Constructive Debate on the Media and Political Humiliation from the Mueller Report (Greenwald)
It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD (Taibbi)
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Mar 16, 2019 - 1:42pm

NPR’s Source on Mosque Murders Can’t Recall People Ever Being Murdered in a Mosque Before
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:37am

 sirdroseph wrote:
Well we are all human even you make mistakes, I have faithfully voted every election for as long as I remember and have never stated otherwise.  Full disclosure, I may have missed a couple of runoffs, but certainly every Presidential election. 

Must have mistaken you for someone else.
black321

black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:30am



 R_P wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
More proof that war is truly bipartisan and fully supported by the media.
{#Sad}
I will be voting for her in the Democratic primary even tho the apparatus will crush her.

I thought I read once you weren't a voting man...
 

Musta been fake news
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:27am

 R_P wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
More proof that war is truly bipartisan and fully supported by the media. {#Sad} I will be voting for her in the Democratic primary even tho the apparatus will crush her.

I thought I read once you weren't a voting man...

 
Well we are all human even you make mistakes, I have faithfully voted every election for as long as I remember and have never stated otherwise.  Full disclosure, I may have missed a couple of runoffs, but certainly every Presidential election.


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:19am

 black321 wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
a reluctant point at that, with a wee hint of surprise thrown in.
 
Not reluctant at all.  My comment only was meant to say that i have no horse in this race.  The surprise is that the right seems to be  doing a "cleaner" job pushing its agenda, relative to the liberals (see below) 
 
When it comes to Trump/Russia (which was the context), sure. I can think of some other subjects though...

black321

black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:11am



 kurtster wrote:

a reluctant point at that, with a wee hint of surprise thrown in.
 

Not reluctant at all.  My comment only was meant to say that i have no horse in this race.  The surprise is that the right seems to be  doing a "cleaner" job pushing its agenda, relative to the liberals (see below) 
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 6:09am

 sirdroseph wrote:
More proof that war is truly bipartisan and fully supported by the media. {#Sad} I will be voting for her in the Democratic primary even tho the apparatus will crush her.

I thought I read once you weren't a voting man...
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 2:38am

 R_P wrote: 
More proof that war is truly bipartisan and fully supported by the media.{#Sad} I will be voting for her in the Democratic primary even tho the apparatus will crush her.


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 4, 2019 - 4:41pm

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 28, 29, 30  Next