Category: Media Madness

Republicans take trolling to “trigger the libs” to the next level | Salon.com

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But these kinds of tactics from conservatives shouldn’t be understood as arguments. Instead, it’s all just flat-out trolling. None of these “arguments” are offered in good faith. The point is, as Steve Bannon once famously said, “to flood the zone with shit,” which is to say to derail efforts to inform and engage the public by pumping out so many dumb arguments, trolling tactics, and other distractions that few people can pay attention to what really matters.

Source: Republicans take trolling to “trigger the libs” to the next level | Salon.com

Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

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Source: Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

Just Another Grotesque Night with Tucker, Sean, and Laura | The Smirking Chimp

Thus passed another primetime journey through the Fox wormholes of bile and infantile ridicule. I suspect the network’s ratings will only regrow, once all the Trumpeteers overcome the trauma of an unstolen election. Just look at the appetizing grist to grind, already here, or on its way: the exciting, systematic disenfranchisement of un-real Americans; the jeering at the inexorable flaws and foibles of dispensing nearly $2 trillion; more Bidenesque gaffing; the gift-wrapped purges; the exhilarating race to retake Congress; the scramble to crown the next Führer. And Fox News will be there to cover it, as will Newsmax, OAN, Breitbart, The Federalist and all the other reactionary organs of chronic hate.

Just Another Grotesque Night with Tucker, Sean, and Laura | The Smirking Chimp

OAN runs giant DISCLAIMER warning before airing MyPillow guy’s documentary claiming to present ‘100% proof’ of election fraud — RT USA News

OAN runs giant DISCLAIMER warning before airing MyPillow guy’s documentary claiming to present ‘100% proof’ of election fraud — RT USA News
OAN runs giant DISCLAIMER warning before airing MyPillow guy’s documentary claiming to present ‘100% proof’ of election fraud
It’s Time Corporate News 2021 OANN, Newsmax, Fox, now need to issue Disclaimers before the NEWS

MyPillow founder Mike Lindell aired his promised documentary alleging voter fraud against Donald Trump on Friday to a wave of mockery, with even One America News Network airing a telling major disclaimer before the show.

OAN runs giant DISCLAIMER warning before airing MyPillow guy’s documentary claiming to present ‘100% proof’ of election fraud — RT USA News

Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America

A Fox News screenshot from the show "The Faulkner Focus" showing NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) speaking on Instagram Live. The comments section to the right is blurred. Chyron reads "Ocasio-Cortez: Critics Using 'Tactics Of Abusers'"

In a February 1 Instagram Live video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) detailed her experience during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In the process of telling her story, Ocasio-Cortez also revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault. Right-wing media voices took the opportunity to ridicule her, joke about surviving sexual assault, and attempt to discredit her as a partisan liar, among other dismissive responses.

Right-wing media melt down over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live about the Capitol insurrection | Media Matters for America

In the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration, right-wing media fearmongered about his immigration agenda | Media Matters for America

Breitbart, Fox News, Newsmax over American flag

In the lead-up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, conservative media spent weeks fearmongering about his immigration policies, arguing that he would allow in an immense number of new immigrants who would overwhelm the United States — a familiar line of attack used by the right to demonize both elected Democrats and immigrants.

In the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration, right-wing media fearmongered about his immigration agenda | Media Matters for America

Donald Trump fans get fix of unreality on extremist networks OANN and Newsmax

One America News Network reporter Chanel Rion in the White House briefing room.

But just a few remote control clicks away at OANN and Newsmax, the presenters have had no qualms about presenting this alternative reality to their viewers. On these networks, the prospect of Trump being inaugurated for a second term on January 20 appears to be very much alive. Of the two insurgent networks, OANN is the least-watched and the most extreme. The network was founded in 2013 by California businessman Robert Herring, and was explicitly intended to serve as a far-right alternative to Fox. OANN does not release its ratings figures publicly, a tell-tale sign that its viewer numbers are low, but Herring has claimed the network received a big bounce after the election.

Donald Trump fans get fix of unreality on extremist networks OANN and Newsmax

Australia’s newspaper ownership is among the most concentrated in the world | News | The Guardian

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If not for the ABC what hope for Democracy?

The results show that in 2011 Australia had the most concentrated newspaper industry out of any country studied with the exception of China and Egypt:

Australia’s newspaper ownership is among the most concentrated in the world | News | The Guardian

Rush Limbaugh suggests New Zealand shootings might be a false flag attack committed by a leftist to smear conservatives

Limbaugh: “There’s an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies”

Rush Limbaugh suggests New Zealand shootings might be a false flag attack committed by a leftist to smear conservatives

VIDEO: John Pilger On The ‘Carefully Constructed Drama’ Of Skripal Nerve Agent Attack – New Matilda

Watch John Pilger in this commentary on Russia Tonight on the British Government’s accusations against Russia over the poisoning of the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

via VIDEO: John Pilger On The ‘Carefully Constructed Drama’ Of Skripal Nerve Agent Attack – New Matilda

The Nunes Memo, Spirit Cooking and Pizzagate

The Nunes Memo, Spirit Cooking and Pizzagate

The Game Plan

Nunes and Trump know that Rupert Murdoch’s lying Fox Cable News will be happy to become The Nunes Memo Network 24/7. They know that Sinclair radio stations (which have virtually taken over radio news nationally) will play it up big time. They know that NewsMax and Breitbart and other right wing webzines will beat this drum continually. They know that YouTube celebrities with millions of followers such as Alex Jones will spread the word of the perfidy of the FBI, or the “Kenyan FBI” as they likely will call it.

They already have 36% of voters and just need to create doubts in or support for Trump in 15% of voters who are independents, and they keep winning politically.

Research shows that people with idees fixes don’t change their minds just because they are presented with factual information that challenges them. In fact, they dig in. Thus, by the time the minority Democratic report comes out, many Republicans will be so wedded to the Nunes narrative that it will be very difficult to dislodge their certainty.

via The Nunes Memo, Spirit Cooking and Pizzagate

‘Ugly socialists’: What on Earth are they smoking over at the Times of London? — RT Op-Edge

‘Ugly socialists’: What on Earth are they smoking over at the Times of London?

But, no, for the Times it is deemed far more important to put on its front page a story surrounding the findings of a ‘scientific’ study claiming that, wait for it, “attractive people have a tendency to be more right-wing.”
Just think about this for a moment: this is a story that was carried on the front page not of one of Britain’s array of cheap right-wing tabloids, whose bread and butter is the sensational, salacious and sordid; but the front page of a supposedly serious newspaper, popular with the country’s political and business elite.

via ‘Ugly socialists’: What on Earth are they smoking over at the Times of London? — RT Op-Edge

Abbott: Majority Doesn’t Rule Unless I Agree With Them! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Just when I started thinking how pleasant it is here in New Zealand where the press don’t report everything that the person leading the Liberal Party says – they don’t even report on what the titular head, Turnbuckle, says – the person determining policy pops up in London to explain that just because scientists agree that doesn’t mean that they’re right.

Source: Abbott: Majority Doesn’t Rule Unless I Agree With Them! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Hannity goes rogue, helping O’Reilly attack the women who reported him for sexual harassment and asking him to return to Fox

Fox News host Sean Hannity turned his radio show into a platform for embattled former colleague Bill O’Reilly to undermine the reports of sexual harassment that led Fox to terminate his employment earlier this year, and repeatedly urged him to return to the network. Hannity’s decision to take the side of his former colleague over his employer provides more evidence that he is a rogue actor who is no longer restrained by the network.

Source: Hannity goes rogue, helping O’Reilly attack the women who reported him for sexual harassment and asking him to return to Fox

The Genuine Article in Australian Politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

The Australian, a Murdoch paper usually in favour of drum beating reactionary politics, found this particular idea dazzling for its original stupidity. “The proposal to invade Iraq raises the issue of Mr Abbott’s judgment – it was made two months before his decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip.” Trump would have been impressed with both.If deploying Australian armed personnel into a Ukrainian war zone to consolidate an air crash site was possible, he would also step up to the mark. This nugget surfaced in the revelations of former Australian Army officer James Brown, who called this “the clearest case in recent times of a prime minister struggling to grasp the limits of Australian military power”.

Source: The Genuine Article in Australian Politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Mental health groups sound alarm over dramatic same-sex marriage survey spike

Opponents: Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby and Karina Okotel, vice-president of the ...

“A culture has developed whereby it’s acceptable to vilify, mock, abuse and shame anyone who stands in the way or even raise questions about whether we should legalise same-sex marriage. I have been called a homophobe, a bigot and been told that my views are disgusting,”

(No Voters & Right wing Press Claiming Victimhood.  Senator Canavan tells yes voters and their kids to get a spine)

“Senator Canavan, a Nationals MP who said people should stop being “delicate little flowers”.

“Can’t we just all grow a spine and grow up? The debate hasn’t been that bad,” Senator Canavan said in response to warnings from the National Mental Health Commission last week. The worst of the debate had actually come from “vile tweets and statements we’ve heard from ‘yes’ campaigners”, he said.

Source: Mental health groups sound alarm over dramatic same-sex marriage survey spike

NSW Police investigate after cast, audience of gay play in Lane Cove have tyres slashed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sydney police launch an investigation after the cast and audience of a play about a gay love story have their tyres slashed.

Source: NSW Police investigate after cast, audience of gay play in Lane Cove have tyres slashed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How Sean Hannity’s Charlottesville propaganda works

This is what Sean Hannity’s Fox News show is like on a daily basis. It’s pure propaganda, an effort to support the president at every turn, while castigating his enemies — particularly the press. His viewers are living in an alternate reality — one that he’s carefully crafted to benefit Trump.

Source: How Sean Hannity’s Charlottesville propaganda works

No One Cares About Russia in the World Breitbart Made – The New York Times

Recent CommentsSteve 1 hour agoThis article goes some way toward identifying factors that explain how views of Russia have changed and whether or not Russia is a friend or…Dr. M 1 hour agoAmazing how this Republican “alternative reality” won the House, the Senate, 75% of the nations governorships, the majority of state…bcer 1 hour agoThe Koch Brothers are major influencers in THE FRASER INSTITUTE which bills itself as a right wing think tank. It attacks our public… See All Comments

Media Matters to Ofcom: Latest developments at Fox News prove the Murdochs aren’t fit to take over Sky

Media Matters to Ofcom: Latest developments at Fox News prove the Murdochs aren’t fit to take over Sky

Source: Media Matters to Ofcom: Latest developments at Fox News prove the Murdochs aren’t fit to take over Sky

Angelo Carusone Statement On Bill Shine Resigning As Co-President Of Fox News

Media Matters president Angelo Carusone released the following statement after Fox News co-president Bill Shine, a long-time Roger Ailes ally, resigned from the network. Shine’s departure comes just two weeks after Fox News was forced to fire Bill O’Reilly when advertisers boycotted his show because of reports of serial sexual harassment:

Source: Angelo Carusone Statement On Bill Shine Resigning As Co-President Of Fox News

Muslim MP Anne Aly falsely accused of refusing to lay wreath on Anzac Day

Australia’s first female Muslim federal MP Anne Aly has fallen victim to fake news after an unsubstantiated story about her “refusal” to lay a wreath on Anzac Day appeared on a Facebook post.

Source: Muslim MP Anne Aly falsely accused of refusing to lay wreath on Anzac Day

Breitbart Is Tagging Articles With A Bigoted “Alt-Right” Meme That Attacks Swedish Multiculturalism | Andrew Bolt in Australia reblogs them and calls it work it’s a global loop

Breitbart’s xenophobic “Sweden YES” tag is a dog whistle to the “alt-right,” and the misleading articles marked with the label serve as the foundation for the outlet’s anti-immigrant campaign in both Europe and the United States.In a March 17 interview with NBC News, Breitbart.com’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow at

Source: Breitbart Is Tagging Articles With A Bigoted “Alt-Right” Meme That Attacks Swedish Multiculturalism

Je Suis Andrew Bolt – How Andrew Was Subjected To Terrible Treatment Over 18C! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Remember the headlines about the death of free speech. Remember the editorials? The Herald-Sun saw it thus: “But should there be a law to protect people from being offended? Gagging people from fairly and legitimately held opinions is censorship. It is a basic denial of freedom of speech, which was pointed out by Attorney-General George…

Source: Je Suis Andrew Bolt – How Andrew Was Subjected To Terrible Treatment Over 18C! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bill O’Reilly Hides Fox News’ Long History Promoting Trump’s Birth Smears| Obama released his proof Tony Abbott in Australia never released his proof of single citizenship. Murdoch media supported him.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly downplayed the widespread attacks former President Obama faced by right-wing media outlets because of Donald Trump’s birther smears. Conservative media, including Fox News, regularly repeated Trump’s false claim that Obama wasn’t born in the country and called for him to release his birth certificate. In 2011, Fox host

Source: Bill O’Reilly Hides Fox News’ Long History Promoting Trump’s Birth Smears

How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate | World news | The Guardian

Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and antisemites say leftist media is empowering the far right by covering them – and making certain hate terms meaningless

Source: How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate | World news | The Guardian

Study Finds Right-Wing Media Routinely Criminalize Immigrants In Coverage

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The nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) surveyed coverage of immigration detention — or stories about immigrants detained by the U.S. government — in “a variety of media outlets” from 2009 to 2016 and found evidence that right-wing outlets routinely criminalize immigrants in their coverage. The study

Source: Study Finds Right-Wing Media Routinely Criminalize Immigrants In Coverage

Donald Trump: White House bars several major news outlets from informal press briefing – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

News organisations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico are barred from joining an on-the-record White House press briefing.

Source: Donald Trump: White House bars several major news outlets from informal press briefing – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Prepares To Turn Milo Yiannopoulos Into A Martyr | Real or Fake?

Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow is laying the groundwork to blame editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ critics following the emergence of a video in which Yiannopoulos apparently justified sexual abuse of a minor by an adult. According to Marlow, there are “millions of examples of the left normalizing behavior similar to what Milo describes,

Source: Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Prepares To Turn Milo Yiannopoulos Into A Martyr

Day to Day Politics: How the right play with your head. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 21 February 2017 Much is being made of Donald Trump’s angst with the media. What gets forgotten is that his dislike of the media only applies to those who dare to criticise. He has in fact legitimised Fox News as America’s top truth teller. In Australia we at THE AIMN criticise the Main Stream…

Source: Day to Day Politics: How the right play with your head. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sean Spicer Grants “Exclusive Interview” To Breitbart.com

White House press secretary Sean Spicer will participate in an “exclusive interview” with “alt-right” website Breitbart.com — a development that underscores the growing relationship between the Trump administration and the notoriously inflammatory outlet.Breitbart announced the interview in a February 8 post, touting an “exc

Source: Sean Spicer Grants “Exclusive Interview” To Breitbart.com

Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban – The Washington Post

She appears to have been confused about the arrests of two Iraqi men in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2013 for plotting to ship money and weapons for terrorism in Iraq.

Source: Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban – The Washington Post

Kellyanne Conway Admits ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Error – The New …

She coined and said the White House was entitled to “alternative facts”

The Right Is Building A New Media “Upside Down” To Tell Trump’s Story – BuzzFeed News

Armed with its own set of facts, the right has created a parallel media universe that’s risen all the way with Trump to the White House.

Source: The Right Is Building A New Media “Upside Down” To Tell Trump’s Story – BuzzFeed News

RT Host To Alex Jones: Putin Told Me, “Say Hi To Alex”

Radio host and prominent Donald Trump ally Alex Jones was told by an RT host that Russian President Vladimir Putin asked him to “say hi to Alex.” Jones has claimed that he was told years ago that “Putin’s a big listener” and was previously informed that the “Russian government listens to” his show and the Kremlin parti

Source: RT Host To Alex Jones: Putin Told Me, “Say Hi To Alex”

COOTER ADDRESSES THE FAKE NEWS EPIDEMIC | The Mud Lake Proboscis

By Cooter Jackson, editor in chief MUD LAKE, NV—Greetings friends. Cooter here. I’m here today to discuss with you a very serious topic, one which has far reaching consequences for the future…

Source: COOTER ADDRESSES THE FAKE NEWS EPIDEMIC | The Mud Lake Proboscis

Cable Networks Silent After ‘Significant’ Pipeline Spill Just 200 Miles from Standing Rock| Australia can do it to the Reef lets give it a go!

A potentially devastating oil spill has poisoned a creek just 200 miles from Cannon Ball, North Dakota, prompting health officials to notify residents.

Source: Cable Networks Silent After ‘Significant’ Pipeline Spill Just 200 Miles from Standing Rock

Ivanka Trump Said What She REALLY Thought About Her Dad In 2006; Internet Doesn’t Forget (DETAILS) – US Uncut

Since the around the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, past comments regarding the President-elect’s questionable relationship with his daughter Ivanka managed to raise…

Source: Ivanka Trump Said What She REALLY Thought About Her Dad In 2006; Internet Doesn’t Forget (DETAILS) – US Uncut

Kasia Anderson: Website Spreads Doctored Video to Pin 2015 Beating on Current Post-Election Protesters – Truthdig

On Saturday, a false report was posted online. It was based on footage of a beating that took place in North Philadelphia last year, and it was altered to give the impression that the event had just happened—and that anti-Trump demonstrators were the perpetrators.

Source: Kasia Anderson: Website Spreads Doctored Video to Pin 2015 Beating on Current Post-Election Protesters – Truthdig

Donald Trump Jr. Promotes “Alt-Right” Video Claiming Clinton Camp Has Satanists Who Want To Kidnap Kids| Andrew Bolt’s Media Madness & Free Speech

Donald Trump Jr. promoted an “alt-right” video on his Twitter account that suggests Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is engaged in satanism and her aides are trying to “kidnap your children, make them disappear, sell them into all kinds of things.” The video features “alt-right” bloggers Vox Day, who claims blacks are inf

Source: Donald Trump Jr. Promotes “Alt-Right” Video Claiming Clinton Camp Has Satanists Who Want To Kidnap Kids