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’60 Minutes’ Caught Cheating

I heard about this on the radio this morning, on Mark Simone’s show on WOR–our free and independent press, 60 Minutes in this example, tampered with the video to make Steve Bannon, then an adviser to President Donald Trump, look bad.

In the words of whistleblower Peter Duke, “By subtly tweaking the color of the video, they made him look like a bleary-eyed drunk.” And here’s the whole thing:

By way of demonstration, Duke does the same thing to a video of Charlie Rose–and gets the same result.

Can we believe anything we see or hear from the nooze media anymore? Do they never not cheat?

And this was 60 Minutes, supposedly the gold standard of TV investigative journalism. Just imagine what CNN and MSNBC get up to.

On the same show, Bill O’Reilly said the nooze business–newspapers, magazines, and cable TV nooze shows–is imploding economically and looking down the barrel of extinction: they’re being put out of business by the Internet and social media. Not that the social media have displayed any great regard for truth and fair dealing. O’Reilly says the noozies have decided that, with their livelihoods endangered by the imminent collapse of their business, the only way they can keep working is to take sides in the political wars. Out the window goes anything that would traditionally be recognized as journalism, to be replaced by unrestrained partisanship. And cheating. And lies.

A free and believable press is indispensable to America as a free republic. How are citizens supposed to make informed and rational choices if they have no reliable source of information on public affairs?

Someone really has to see to this.


‘Noozies Wonder, “Why Don’t They Love Us Anymore?”‘ (2016)

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As far back as 2016, twaddlers in the nooze media had begun to wonder why regular people didn’t like or trust them anymore. Like it’s some big mystery!

https://leeduigon.com/2016/10/27/noozies-wonder-why-dont-they-love-us-anymore/

Dudes, we don’t love you anymore because you despise us and keep trying to saddle us with Democrat masters who want to wreck our country, and we don’t trust you anymore because you never, never tell the truth on purpose.

Other than that, you’re swell.


The Best Time to Stifle Freedom of the Press… Is Here

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Let’s say you’re a power-drunk government official who wants to suppress a news story that might embarrass the government and call your position into question.

Has there ever been a better time for doing that, than this?

Recently Australian police, armed with warrants, raided the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia’s equivalent of PBS), seizing files and computers, looking for evidence that an editor and two reporters broke some law when they reported that in 2017, some Australian soldiers in Afghanistan killed unarmed civilians (https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Australian-police-raid-public-broadcaster-seize-13938095.php). Someone, it seems, wants to track down whoever were the sources for that story and make them sorry for it.

We would not like to see this happen in America. Freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution, and by long tradition.

Our problem is that our “free and independent press” has abused its freedom and turned itself into a 24/7/365 shill for the Democrat Party. Time and again we catch them making up stories, embellishing stories, leaving things out, putting things in–and then having to walk it all backwards once it’s been demonstrated that those stories aren’t true. Think Jussie Smollet, the Covington kids, and “Trump’s a Russian agent!”–all crapola. All designed to help the Far Left Crazy take over the country.

Consequently, tens of millions of Americans don’t trust the mainstream nooze media to tell the truth about anything–only because they’ve been caught lying so many times. All they ever do, anymore, is to attack Donald Trump and anyone who stands with him. All they want to do is drive the president out of office. Because their candidate, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win in 2016. Hence more than two years of wall-to-wall “Russian collusion” coverage… which turned out to be false. Even now they haven’t let it drop.

So who’s going to shed a tear if government agents raid, say, the Washington Post’s editorial offices? Who’s going to believe the New York Times, if their offices get raided?

A free press is a vital component of a free republic. But the press in our country has all but pissed away its freedom–voluntarily, to gain a political end. The government didn’t turn them into Pravda. They turned themselves into Pravda.

At this point you might want to ask me, “Well, what do we do about it? How do we fix the problem? How do we get our free press back?”

I think the noozies have to fix it themselves–and soon.


Journalism: A Travesty (Part 2)

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Once upon a time there was this image of the reporter as a hard-headed, skeptical, show-me type. Those women who were the infantry of local journalism in the 1970s–they could see through a brick wall; and what they saw, they wrote.

I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. I was a newspaperman: reporter and editor. And I’m ashamed of what my former profession, once an honorable profession, has become.

The hard-headed, skeptical reporter is extinct. Oh, there are cryptozoological reports about isolated members of the species surviving in out-of-the-way places in the hinterland; but you won’t see them unless you look real hard.

No one outdoes today’s free and independent press when it comes to believing pure crapola and pushing it on the public. A man gets his junk chopped off, shoots up with female hormones, and says he’s a “woman”; and every single noozie in the Western world calls this wacko “she” and “her” and makes like the guy really is a woman now–and piles on anyone who says different. Could anything be more soft-headed, more credulous? There would be no “transgender” without the nooze media.

Once upon a time reporters didn’t just pass along the Far Left talking points. Once upon a time reporters questioned what they were told, and kept on asking questions till they got the truth. (Most of them, at least–The New York Times parted company with truth quite a few years ago.) But today noozies never question anything, no matter how preposterous, said by any Democrat.

That’s why they keep banging the drum for Russian Collusion, never mind there wasn’t any. It’s “the narrative.” It serves the Democrat Party. So the noozies have it on the menu every day.

Okay, sure–it’s true that the TV nooze networks, even that far back, were about as straight as corkscrews. Ditto the major print media. Democrats are nostalgic for those days when Walter Cronkite spun his spiel and the whole country believed him because there was no meaningful competition. We thank God for His providence: the Internet has put an end to that, let Google and Facebook try as they will to establish themselves as an information monopoly. There always have been and always will be corrupt, dishonest news media.

But there certainly used to be more honesty in the news than there is now. And don’t tell me any different, because I was there.


Journalism: a Travesty

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I’m ashamed that I was once a “journalist,” a newspaper reporter and editor, back in the day. To be sure, in the 1970s it was still an honorable profession in which we who practiced it took pride. Things that are routinely done today, and called “journalism,” would have once moved real reporters to contempt. We would have laughed off the press table anybody who behaved like that. But nobody did.

Well, that’s all changed.

Poynter, an “institute” funded by the Dark Lord, George Soros, supposedly for “training writers and reporters,” has listed 29 top conservative news providers as “unreliable” and “un-news” (https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/05/02/journalism-institute-poynter-tries-blacklist-29). The list was compiled by some commie who works for the Far Left hate group, Southern Poverty Law Center. One might almost think the whole thing was a joke.

But of course the newest thing in journalism, the newest technique, is to write up the story before you do the interviews, before you see the video, before you have any of the information–because as long as the story fits the “narrative”–modern-day nooze-talk for big fat lie–you’ve done your job.

This is what happened in two notoriously shameful examples of narrative journalism–the Covington High School kids and the Jussie Smollett case. In both, the alleged journalists in the nooze media–along with Democrat politicians and assorted Hollywood losers–dove in headfirst: only to discover, quite soon afterward, that the story didn’t happen like the way they were reporting it. They didn’t care.

Once upon a time, even reporters who were total wastes of space in their personal lives still tried to live up to standards–standards like accuracy, thoroughness, truth-telling, fair play, that simply don’t exist anymore.

The result is a mainstream nooze media that’s unworthy of our trust: we know they’re lying to us. I call it the Walter Duranty school of journalism, after the New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer for being Josef Stalin’s cheerleader and public relations agent.

Remember Dan Rather and his “fake but accurate” story of George W. Bush and the National Guard? Even as late as 2004, a big nooze gasbag like Rather could (and did!) actually lose his job for bamboozling the public and getting caught. That was only 15 years ago!

The speed with which our mainstream “journalism” has deteriorated is a frightening thing to contemplate.


Noozies’ Lament: ‘They Hate Us!’

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According to the Euro-drips at Reporters Without Borders–I think I’d rather keep my borders, thank you–people all over the world, whipped up by “populist and authoritarian leaders,” increasingly hate journalists (https://news.yahoo.com/hatred-journalists-turning-violence-watchdog-warns-040627489.html). And it’s really bad right here in the USA, and it’s Donald Trump’s fault, and… and… [hyperventilates, has to be carried off in a stretcher].

Now why in the world would Americans ever hate “journalists”? Could it possibly have anything at all to do with the whole Big Media diving headfirst into every fake news story that comes along, and pounding us over the head with it by the hour until–one might almost say “inevitably”–it turns out the story was completely and utterly false?

Y’know–like the “Trump colluded with The Russians” story. But you can name as many of those fake news extravaganzas as I can. And it’s not even an election year. Imagine the stuff they’ll come up with in 2020. “Bigfoot in MAGA hat strangles defenseless Woman Of Color! Melania Trump runs a rape ring! Trump murdered his babysitter when he was only 6 months old!” All nooze, all the time.

Could it have anything to do with “journalists,” almost bloody unanimously, pushing a collectivist ideology that normal people find revolting, and mocking and vilifying anyone who dares to question it? Go ahead–say one discouraging word about “gender fluid,” and see how the noozies treat you.

Could it be because they, in their smug convictions of superiority, treat us with disdain and contempt, despise everything that we hold sacred, and are never too bashful to say how much they hate us?

Could it be because, you name it, they’re always on the other side, always siding against us with the bad guys? Because they have voluntarily sold themselves as slaves and shills for the Democrat Party?

Hey, journalists! Go Gussie Smollett yourselves!


‘The News Media Explain It Just Fine!’

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Hi there! Mr. Nature is out there watching ants or something, so I thought I might as well take his place today–I, Dr. Credulous! Sit down and have a drink of Kool-Aid!

You know, a lot of people are saying our free and independent press has lost a lot of its credibility lately, especially in light of some really big stories, just recently, that they totally got wrong. To which I answer, “Pshaw!”

I choose rather to believe the editors, publishers, and news anchors at The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and all the rest of them. They said, “We don’t investigate the stories; we just report the news.” Well! Does that say it all, or what?

Besides, who says they got any of those stories wrong?

The “Covington kids” really did seek out a poor old defenseless Native American and smirk at him. I seen the picture!

Jussie Smollett really was attacked by white supremacists pretending to be these two guys from Nigeria, or whatever it was. Didn’t the DA in Chicago give him a total free pass?

Donald Trump really did tell that Cohen guy to lie, we all know Mr. Cohen would never tell a lie unless the president ordered him to; and for Special Prosecutor Mueller to say the story wasn’t true was just his way of being a nice guy.

And also Russiagate was real. I don’t care what they say. Obviously the Mueller team was paid off by Trump to cover it all up.

And how, you ask, do I know that all those things are true?

Because the news media said they were, that’s how!

I’m Dr. Credulous, setting the record straight.


Methodists Reject ‘Gay’ Agenda

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There’s wailing and gnashing of teeth in liberal-land: yesterday the General Conference of the United Methodist Church stood up tall for Biblical morality and rejected “gay” clergy and same-sex “marriage” (http://news.trust.org/item/20190227000549-5u92j).

“The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” ruled the conference–recommending that anyone who couldn’t live with that ought to find another church.

Our profoundly dishonest nooze media tried their best to spin this decision as some kind of hateful aberration engineered by fiendishly clever conference delegates from the Philippines and Africa–because of course enlightened American Methodists love homosexuality and think the Bible really missed a trick by not supporting it. “About half of U.S. Methodists support same-sex marriage,” according to Reuters. In your dreams, sunshine. Even Californians didn’t support it, when they were allowed to vote.

But the nooze media should have paid closer attention to the news. Two weeks ago, a poll taken by the United Methodist Church found 44% of UMC members identifying themselves as “theologically conservative,” versus only 20% calling themselves liberal ( https://www.christianpost.com/news/conservatives-greatly-outnumber-liberals-in-the-united-methodist-church-poll.html). So for all the pissing and moaning over how all the “hate” and “bigotry” is gonna alienate members and drive huge herds of them out of the church–because really, they just can’t live without “gay” clergy–very probably the church honchos themselves read their own poll and knew which way the wind was blowing.

Not that that should’ve mattered. Right is right and wrong is wrong no matter what anybody’s poll numbers say.

And this time the UMC was right.


Covington Kids Sue Media

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Good news!

The Covington Catholic High School kids who were smeared by Far Left nooze media are suing The Washington Post for a whopping $250 million, with more lawsuits to come (https://www.theblaze.com/news/breaking-family-of-covington-teen-nails-washington-post-with-a-massive-lawsuit?utm_content=buffer2261c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=theblaze). The suit says the Washington Post “ignored basic journalistic standards.” Ya think?

The students, peaceably waiting for their bus after taking part in a massive pro-life demonstration in Washington, D.C., were first heckled and taunted with racist insults by some doofuses calling themselves “Black Hebrew Israelites,” and then accosted by a “Native American activist” who marched up and banged his stupid drum in their faces. For this the media rushed to label them racists-biggits-haters picking on a poor old Cherished Minority man.

On WOR radio this morning Mark Simone pointed out that the full 30-minute video of the incident, which clearly showed that the students were the ones under unprovoked attack, had always been available on Youtube for everyone to see–but our free and independent press either didn’t bother to watch it or else just ignored everything that didn’t fit their “narrative” [English translation: “bulls*** fake news].

It’s about time! As long as our nooze media recklessly ignores the truth in its rush to turn America into a socialist hell-hole, they need to be held accountable for stirring up racial and cultural animosity.

Sue their freakin’ pants off!


The Easiest Question in the World to Answer

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In the wake of yet another ballyhooed “hate crime” revealed as a hoax–instantaneously embraced by every prominent Democrat, celebrity, and nooze media dullard–a writer for PJmedia.com asks what has to be the easiest question in the world to answer:

“Why does the media keep falling for obvious hoaxes?” (https://pjmedia.com/trending/why-does-the-msm-keep-falling-for-obvious-hoaxes/

Ooh-ooh, I know! I know! [Raises hand, waves it furiously; jumps up and down in seat]

Uh, it’s because they want these stupid stories to be true!

They have this “narrative”–euphemism for “stupid mythology that only a real jerk would believe in”–that says America is this hateful, violent, racist, homophobic, sexist, no-good stinkin’ place that perversely refuses to allow itself to be ruled and managed and dictated to by liberals. So naturally us Americans attack Persons Of Color and Proud LGBTQ Persons every chance we get. We usually wear our MAGA hats, too, when we do it.

So some drip of a TV celebrity manufactures a “hate crime” and every lib shouts their outrage from the housetops–and it turns out not to be true.

Mark Steyn once said, commenting on yet another phony hate crime, “Now they’re mad at us for not hating them enough!” Bullseye, brother.

But the fake nooze media want those stories to be true, so whenever they catch the scent of one, they run with it. And when the lie trips them up, they immediately start hunting for another.


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