Awww, look at the scribbling critter there! Isn’t that cute? He thinks he’s people! Look at the still also, though, is he frothing at the mouth? gross! That’s Brian Karem, reporter for soft core porn magazine Playboy, waging a spirited but sad defense of CNN. This is a surprise. It’s not like anyone really buys Playboy for anything but the nude centerfold, and no one buys it to read the articles but weirdos, so what does he care?[pullquote]He’s not Gary Webb, Michael Hasting, Andrew Breitbart, or any of the seven murdered journalists covering the border cartels in Mexico, or hundreds that have died in the last few years for the sake of the sacred trust the public places in them to report the news objectively.[/pullquote]This anger and denial is pure cognitive dissonance because Karem’s facing facts contrary to his worldview that his occupation is valued and respected in our community as a member of the establishment’s spin machine. Nice performance though (slow clap), a nice YouTube audition for what promises to be a most worthy lead in a local production of Death of a Salesman someday. Goodness! He really believes there is no such thing as fake news, even though CNN admits to it and three knuckleheads were fired for it. How much do you want to bet Karem cites or uses them as vetted SOURCES in his articles? Any one of those indignant dummies in the room could have referenced the Veritas sting video Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted in real time, or if smart, they could have seen it before the press briefing.
[pullquote]New York Times Hosts “Top Secret” Meet for Anti-Trump Media Alliance[/pullquote]Let us first define fake news: fake news is “advocacy journalism.” Advocacy journalism is news that relies on the reporter’s confirmation bias, a logical fallacy, to spread stories that fit a common narrative. Fake news is literally destroying us, and this stooge above personifies fake news, or he wouldn’t be so angry. Bombing Syria to protect Americans, or to avenge the world for “gas attacks,” that is another narrative you will hear often. The western reporters, and anchors, will rely on their own confirmation bias to divert them from the unpleasant reality that they themselves are now making the deaths of innocents inevitable, including Syrian children we were supposed to protect from Assad. They will cherry pick any data that supports the false notion that a violent regime change will not create more carnage. This is war advocacy, and it’s a favorite of the neocons.
Trump is a Russian puppet is a good example of another false narrative that relies on confirmation bias. If there is no evidence, confirmation bias will cherry pick all data to support the story that he is a puppet, no matter how weak such evidence is. After almost a year of this barren narrative, with all intelligence agencies claiming there was no Trump-Russia collusion, they are left reporting stories from unverifiable anonymous sources that are designed to be impossible to cross-reference, validate, or vet. The hysteria created by Rachel Maddow alone, on this Russian conspiracy narrative, has already inspired a mass shooting of congressmen earlier this month, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise and resulting in the death of the shooter himself. Scalise had over 200 bullet fragments in his body and if you think it’s a miracle he’s still alive, you’re right.
Yet, she persisted.
Let’s get a children’s book commissioned for this brave, relentless journo! We can title it… “Don’t Be Like This.”[pullquote]White House: CNN ‘a Disgrace to All of Media, to All of Journalism’ Breitbart[/pullquote]A good anonymous source points people to actual evidence reporters can use. They will submit documents, point to the bodies, etc. We’re not seeing any of that. We’re seeing ” he said, she said” nonsense so pathetic it’d get you drummed out of high school newsletters, let alone papers. We’re seeing that because confirmation bias has made them completely unhinged and irresponsible. They are not even propagandists, because propagandists need a little truth to work with. They’re lower than that.
Incidentally, John Podesta’s enemies seem to often run into bad luck, unless they have their own to bring in return.
— LIZ COVFEFE (@LizCrokin) June 25, 2017
Courageous Journos Exist But You Don’t Find Them Often
As for the indignant stooge up there, don’t know who this asshole is. Don’t care. Though he acts like it, he’s not the late Gary Webb, he’s not the late Michael Hastings, or the late Andrew Breitbart, all of whom died quite mysteriously in their search for, and exposition of the truth. He’s not any of the seven murdered, incinerated journalists covering the border cartel in Mexico, or hundreds that have died in the last few years for the sake of the sacred trust the public places in them to report the news objectively, news that matters to them, at whatever the price may be.
This Karem guy… he is an asshole that cites CNN news reports as vetted stories, and simply expands and repeats on rumors to follow a debunked Russian conspiracy narrative.
The fact that this guy, a bad joke and example of everything that’s wrong with the media today, would compare himself to people who daily risk their lives to tell truth to power, people who dodge bullets and know the smell of death… it was all too insulting.
The unpleasant, simple woman in the anchor’s seat below is not a journo.
The US public doesn’t like the press because they don’t report on the things we DO care about, which they know damned well through polling and google search algorithms, they report on things they think we SHOULD care about. Big difference. When Democrats are telling top leaders to lay off the Russian narrative because their constituents are fed up with it and they aren’t doing what they were elected to do, to bring jobs and pass legislation, that’s saying something
A CNN producer was caught admitting the orders came from the top to focus on the fake Russian story for ratings, but he simply admitted to what MSNBC and other networks were also doing, because they regurgitate each other’s stories all the time, true or false. This miscreant above knows this and is therefore angry and defensive, but he knows there’s not enough time for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to duly call him on it. That can be arranged right now, however.
The fake news has consistently reported “news” from CNN without checking it first, committing two crimes against journalism:
Today citizen journalism and rogue independent journalists have become the gold standard. It’s good for democracy, actually, but it’s people like Zucker we can thank for forcing our hand. He surely didn’t mean to, but it’s on him. Have at him, presstitutes, he ruined you reckless, warmongering, red-baiting shit bags. Below, we can see the effort by the deep state to start a war with Russia back in 2014, and the late Udo Ulfkotte, a CIA media asset, reveals that not only politicians want war, but the media. The pretext keeps changing, but now, we see more than ever how calculated CNN’s effort to gear Americans for a fatal war with Russia has been.
In 2014, German editor and writer Udo Ulfkotte admitted he was a CIA press asset and warned plans were underway to start world war with Russia, by any means necessary.
It’s almost July of 2017 and only now people are waking up: a media that pushes for war on a false pretext is an enemy of the people, it is a very deadly enemy of the people and enemy of all of mankind.
Most of the journalists you see in foreign countries … European or American journalists …, like me in the past, are so-called non-official cover. … Non-official cover means what? You do work for an intelligence agency, … but … when they [the public] find out that you are not only a journalist but a spy too, they [the CIA] will never say this was one of our guys. … So, I have helped them in several situations, and I feel ashamed for that. … I feel ashamed that I … was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans, not to report exactly the truth. …
“The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia…because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. …” Udo Ulfkotte