Tag: Media

Israel Hayom’s new target: Conscientious objector’s mother | +972 Magazine| The News Corp Model of Media exists in Israel

Iris Gur, mother of conscientious objector Noa Gur Golan, protests in support of her daughter, who sat in prison for 98 over her refusal to serve in the IDF. (Courtesy of Mesarvot)

This is certainly not the first time Israel Hayom has targeted people, and government employees in particular, for being insufficiently Zionist, for being too left-wing, or for being Palestinian. Netanyahu’s confidants as well as his supporters are busy the cleansing civil service of those whose views do not match the prime minister’s. This is especially true for teachers who dare to express opinions seen as left wing, and that do not conform to the idea that militaristic education and violence are morally justifiable. Employees in the Education Ministry are legally allowed to express political opinions. However, as the list of persecuted teachers grows longer, the message is clear: some opinions are legitimate, others aren’t — and you better think twice before writing words like “peace” on your Facebook page.

Israel Hayom’s new target: Conscientious objector’s mother | +972 Magazine

Fox News viewers boycott Keurig after it pulls ads from “Hannity” – Salon.com

Sean Hannity

Keurig could not have anticipated the firestorm it created Saturday when it instructed Fox News to pull its ads from airing on Sean Hannity’s program. The coffeemaker company informed Media Matters president Angelo Carusone that it made the move following Hannity’s defense of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused last week of improper sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

via Fox News viewers boycott Keurig after it pulls ads from “Hannity” – Salon.com

Day to Day Politics: Being Conned with Bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now let me add that there is nothing wrong with opinions so long as there is a diversity of them. But the fact is we don’t have a diversity and we would be a much better society if we took the risk of thinking for ourselves unhindered by the unadulterated crap served up by the media and self interest groups.

An observation

“Lying in the media is wrong at any time however when they do it by deliberate omission it is even more so. Murdoch’s papers seem to do it with impunity.”

Day to Day Politics: Being Conned with Bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

SANDERS BRIEFING

Asked about the recent revelation that the Trump campaign had been subpoenaed over a sexual assault allegation, the president said: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful.”

Source: Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal with support of Nick Xenophon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

After a protracted negotiation process, the Federal Government finally strikes a deal to pass a suite of changes to the media industry with the support of Senator Nick Xenophon.

Source: Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal with support of Nick Xenophon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Bullshit Baffles Brains – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The ways in which information that is freely available to all, is being ignored both by politicians and media outlets, demonstrates that no matter how well educated we are, we will continue to play right into the hands of those who are really running the country, unless we take a greater interest in what our government and their media allies are doing.

Source: When Bullshit Baffles Brains – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The media’s role in shaping Jewish-Israeli attitudes toward Arabs? | +972 Magazine

Whenever members of the Israeli government make outrageous statements or accusations against the Arab or Palestinian population, they are rarely challenged by the press that broadcasts those allegations into homes. The  Knesset, Israel’s parliament, recently held a conference on the media’s role in perpetuating incitement against Arabs in the country.

Source: The media’s role in shaping Jewish-Israeli attitudes toward Arabs? | +972 Magazine

Political correctness is not stopping silly people from telling lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

That bastion of bigotry and bullshit, Miranda Devine, informed us last year that Cheltenham Girls High School had banned the use of gender specific terms like “girls”, “women” or “ladies” and that teachers were told “that if they did not support decisions of LGBTI students they would be breaking the law, would be considered homophobic and were not welcome by the school”.The story was a lie.Every year we hear that Christmas carols have been banned and every year it is shown to be another lie.The Coalition for Marriage aired an ad where mother Cella White, an avid campaigner against the Safe Schools program, tells viewers that her son’s school told him “he could wear a dress next year if he felt like it”.Except it never happened.

Source: Political correctness is not stopping silly people from telling lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Backlash after The Project skewers controversial anti-marriage equality ad

The video features women calling “bullshit” on a number of claims made by mothers in the original ad, including the idea that school classes on gay relationships have become “compulsory” in countries where same-sex marriage laws have passed.Related Articles Principal denies mum’s TV claim that son could wear dress

Source: Backlash after The Project skewers controversial anti-marriage equality ad

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syrian War?

Despite assurances to the contrary, Israel has always been involved in the Syria conflict. Israel’s repeated claims that “it maintains a policy of non-intervention in Syria’s civil war,” only fools US mainstream media.Not only was Israel involved in the war, it also played no role in the aid efforts, nor did it ever extend a helping hand to Syrian refugees.Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have perished in the merciless war; many cities and villages were totally destroyed and millions of Syrians become refugees.While tiny and poor Lebanon has hosted over a million Syrian refugees, every country in the region and many nations around the world have hosted Syrian refugees, as well. Except Israel.

Source: Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syrian War?

Where dogs go to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The MSM runs on bluff. They are will-o-the-wisps, all smoke and mirrors. The LNP/IPA crowd are cowards, all of them. Gutless cowards every man-Jack /woman-Jill. There is no real threat from that quarter, but it is their pay-masters who will be out there slinging the stones and arrows, seeking to get as many of the voting public on-side to do as much damage to union credibility as possible through those miserable creatures in their pay; the journalists. ……. So whenever any of the MSM comes out with an attack upon the union and/or its leadership, consider it an attack upon ourselves – for that is what it is – and then attack back at that individual journalist. And spare no measure when doing so, for they will not show any consideration nor mercy toward any one of us they want to destroy..

Source: Where dogs go to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How A Seven-Word Facebook Post Created “Australia’s Most Publicly Hated Muslim”| No, Lest We Forget  How Murdoch created Yassmin hate for profit and ratings and only because she was a woman

A timeline of how Australia got to this point.

Source: How A Seven-Word Facebook Post Created “Australia’s Most Publicly Hated Muslim”

The Israeli media has kept us in the dark for 50 years | +972 Magazine

Since 1967, the Israeli media has hid the ugly, everyday reality in the occupied territories. But even if they really knew, would Israelis still choose to end 50 years of military rule over the Palestinians? By Yizhar Be’er According to the democratic-liberal-utopian model, let us assume for a moment that every citizens has access to all the information about the reality that surrounds us. In this world, Israelis would know everything about what is being done in their names in the territories occupied in 1967. And what would happen then? [tmwinpost] Over the past few months I have been producing a radiophonic project…

Source: The Israeli media has kept us in the dark for 50 years | +972 Magazine

Murdoch Media “Proscribed” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By freef’all852 To “proscribe” a thing or person is to forbid, blacklist, deny to, and/or disallow actions or substances to be given or taken by persons or person for their use or benefit. So here we are suggesting a methodology to “proscribe” those Murdoch media personalities, backers and supporters who continue to promote hate and…

Source: Murdoch Media “Proscribed” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

Bloomberg recently announced the creation of a new website that will provide audiences with important reporting on the economic and business implications of climate change. The move comes at a time when big businesses around the world are urging governments to take action as they increasingly recognize the reality and the risk of climate change.

Source: Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

Donald Trump’s dizzying Time magazine interview was ‘Trumpspeak’ on display | Douglas Lawrence | Opinion | The Guardian

The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy

Source: Donald Trump’s dizzying Time magazine interview was ‘Trumpspeak’ on display | Douglas Lawrence | Opinion | The Guardian

North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur insists dead man was not Kim Jong-nam

North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur has denounced Malaysia’s investigation into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, and insisted the man poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport last week was not him.

Source: North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur insists dead man was not Kim Jong-nam

Trump, the Media and the Underclass. A Lesson for Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan To understand this lesson, first we must put aside all of the bullshit journalistic clichés and begin to talk about the Trump phenomena in a realistic manner. This is essential if we do not want to see the same thing occurring in Australia, because our press is failing us in exactly the…

Source: Trump, the Media and the Underclass. A Lesson for Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

Breitbart goes big

Despite left-wing “fake news,” there is no evidence from the CIA investigation that Russian hackers actually distorted the voting process.

Source: 10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

The Rise of the New Right: | The Monthly

Two thousand and twelve was a bumper year for the breaking of political conventions in Australia. For the first time, a national political leader was investigated and pursued for her professional conduct before winning elected office. Led by the Australian newspaper, a group of right-wing fanatics ran a smear campaign against Julia Gillard targeting her time working for the Slater & Gordon law firm in the early 1990s. No other prime minister has been treated this way, judged on their pre-parliamentary career rather than the traditional focus on parliamentary service.

Source: The Rise of the New Right: | The Monthly

ISIS Release Horrifying Statement About Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s relationship with the 1.6 billion Muslims currently living on planet Earth is looking more than a little bit shaky, to say the least. During his presidential campaign, he called for a total ban on Muslims entering the country. He later toned down his threat, promising instead to temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have […]

Source: ISIS Release Horrifying Statement About Donald Trump

Fox Says “Controversy” Surrounding Trump’s White Nationalist-Enabling Adviser Stephen Bannon Is That He Doesn’t Like Paul Ryan

Fox News featured a discussion with Special Report anchor Bret Baier about the “controversy” surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. Baier and Happening Now host Jon Scott covered Bannon’s “call for Paul Ryan to be removed as speaker,” but not Bannon’s embrace of anti-Semitism and white nationalism.

Source: Fox Says “Controversy” Surrounding Trump’s White Nationalist-Enabling Adviser Stephen Bannon Is That He Doesn’t Like Paul Ryan