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De-industrializing the Media. 1000 Media Jobs lost in a Day

By NoCoupForYou follow NoCoupForYou   2019 Jan 24, 8:17am 3,091 views   48 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Buzzfeed will cut roughly 250 jobs, or roughly 15% of its workforce, including jobs within its news division.
https://www.axios.com/digital-media-layoffs-consolidation-continue-1548289098-d3bd0e23-aef7-4ad5-8778-428391e80ac8.html

So beautiful to watch fake news get the same treatment as US Manufacturing. Time to retrain Propagandists. Perhaps Used Car Salesman?

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9   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 24, 5:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
Truth and trust are at the basis of civilization and they are being crushed a bit more every day.
If you're not worried about that, then I don't know what worries you.


I'd direct your anger towards Huffpo, CNN, CNBC, Washpo, NYT, etc...
10   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 24, 5:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says




Daaaaammmnn


Comments are amazing on this
11   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 24, 5:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yessir. Absolutely amazing.

After years of hearing Liberals dismiss job losses among Middle America, it's delicious to see them get a taste of "Disruption". Karma and turnabout is fair play.

Why would people pay to hear relatively recent grads (past 10 years) regurgitate SJW/PoMo bullcrap from their BA Program in Gender Studies/English Lit?
12   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 24, 5:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Here's a career for laid off Park Slope Hipster Gals.

Coal Mining. A chance to break the Granite Ceiling.
13   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 24, 5:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
I'd direct your anger towards Huffpo, CNN, CNBC, Washpo, NYT, etc...

The solution cannot be to destroy most remaining media outlets.
14   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 24, 6:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
The solution cannot be to destroy most remaining media outlets.


Why not? How many semaphore or telegraph stations are in operation?

We don't have Priests reading the King or Pope's Declarations from the pulpit, either.

“Cut word lines – Cut music lines – Smash the control images – Smash the control machine!"
17   Booger   ignore (7)   2019 Jan 25, 5:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ohio Steel Mill, Idled from Free Trade, to Reopen Thanks to Trump's Tariffs
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/24/ohio-steel-mill-reopen-trumps-tariffs/

Forklift maker planning to expand manufacturing in the United States to avoid being hit with tariffs in China that Trump imposed to protect American industry and jobs
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/24/german-company-plans-american-manufacturing-expansion-to-avoid-chinese-tariffs/
18   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 25, 8:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
People do that for free.


No they don't. No one takes a week or two to check anything a little bit deeper. Bloggers are just quoting stuff.



That is amusing after watching all the big news outlets, CNN, ABC Nightly News, etc., all run with the story that a Native American Vietnam War veteran was approached and mocked by disrespectful high school kids.
19   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 25, 8:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
CBOEtrader says
I'd direct your anger towards Huffpo, CNN, CNBC, Washpo, NYT, etc...

The solution cannot be to destroy most remaining media outlets.


They've already destroyed themselves. It is time for the new to replace the failed old system.
20   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 10:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
They've already destroyed themselves. It is time for the new to replace the failed old system.

It's not being replaced.
Unless you count pure propaganda outlets and angry tweets.
21   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 10:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says

It's not being replaced.
Unless you count pure propaganda outlets and angry tweets.


Good, better than organized deception controlled by Globalist Elite. As for pure propaganda and angry tweets, consider the one posted above:



Yeah, this is the kind of measured, reasonable takes the HuffPo Opinion writers were providing.
22   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 10:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
Heraclitusstudent says

It's not being replaced.
Unless you count pure propaganda outlets and angry tweets.


Good, better than organized deception controlled by Globalist Elite.

Most of it IS organized deception controlled by Globalist Elite, the rest is organized deception from other sources.
23   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 10:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
Most of it IS organized deception controlled by Globalist Elite, the rest is organized deception from other sources.



Good, Diversity. People might have to weigh entirely different angles for a change - which is actually how it was before the 1960s when even small cities had 2-3 papers with wildly varying views.1960s-now was the aberration.

People do this when comparing car makes and models, laundry detergent, and now... articles.
25   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 25, 12:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
Unless you count pure propaganda outlets and angry tweets


The alt media does a MUCH better job, as far as commentary or op-ed goes. There are legit people in the intellectual dark web, for example, who try to give their best summary. I listen to 6 to 12 of these types from various perspectives, mostly right (larry elder) or left (dave rubin) leaning libertarian types. Some are more like libertarian professors (jordan peterson and Jonathan haidt, both left leaning if anything). Or just people who try to shoot it straight like joe rogan.

None if these people are journalists. As of yet I have not seen someone simply report the facts w no spin. I dont see that service anywhere. Perhaps that's a huge business plan waiting to spring into action. Justthefacts.com where we give you all facts, no spin. I like it
26   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 1:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
There are legit people in the intellectual dark web

None of them are journalists investigating facts.
27   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 25, 1:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
Good, Diversity.

That is not diversity, by any mean.
28   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 25, 1:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
The sense that there is anything real, or anyone that can be trusted is getting scarcer and scarcer.

Truth and trust are at the basis of civilization and they are being crushed a bit more every day.
If you're not worried about that, then I don't know what worries you.

I agree the trend is worrisome. However, we have a hyper-local experiment in my municipality that seems to be going well (basically a "local paper" rebuilt from the bottom up for web distribution). It's supported by voluntary subscribers and ads. It recently raised $1million in capital from local investors through a Direct Public Offering. Sometimes their stories get picked up nationally and they've done award winning long form articles. They've been around for almost a decade and have earned my trust. I don't worry about them publishing "fake news". In the few times I've found an error in their reporting, I've been able to get a correction (or at the very least, a clarification). Not sure if this is the future, but it does give me hope.
29   Reality   ignore (8)   2019 Jan 25, 1:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
CBOEtrader says
There are legit people in the intellectual dark web

None of them are journalists investigating facts.


Just like typists became obsolete three decades ago with the invention of previewing word-processors and IBM PC, just like "photo-journalists" became obsolete a decade ago when smart phones enabled every tom-dick-and-harry on the spot to take photos and video quickly, "journalists" as the retained spin-artists for gate-keeping publishing monopolies have also become obsolete with digital publishing technology unseating the gate-keepers from their near-monopoly.

There are plenty people with enough curiosity to investigate facts. The salaried "journalists" (and the editorial board overseeing them) were always about putting on a spin on issues and gate-keeping. Even if a young "journalist" started with a passion for truth, a mortgage would force him into toeing the party line, simply because the near-monopolies wouldn't hire him if he is kicked out at any one of the related shops for rebellion. Watergate reporting was a set-up by those who didn't like Nixon's policy of detente. The controlled media didn't even report on JFK's back problem or women problem, or FDR's leg problem or women problem, or LBJ's women problem, or Bush Sr's women problem.

Leaving the investigation to independents, instead of in the hands of payed pipers, would actually lead to closer proximation of the real truth.
30   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 25, 1:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
CBOEtrader says
There are legit people in the intellectual dark web

None of them are journalists investigating facts.


There is no such thing as pure fact based reporting. Also I made that point already.

These people are the best we got.
31   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 25, 2:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
The solution cannot be to destroy most remaining media outlets.


Uh yes it can be. This happened in retail over the 20th century, lots of smaller to mid-sized retail outlets who couldn't cut it disappeared, leaving competitive businesses.

Did prices skyrocket for consumer goods? Quite the opposite actually.
32   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 25, 2:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Also, who would hire anyone with "Huffington Post" on their resume? I'd specifically weed them out before they touched the first round of interviews.
34   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 26, 3:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Heraclitusstudent says
That is not diversity, by any mean.



It's absolutely diversity.

Having nothing but Marin and Westchester County Professional Class Raised Brown or Berkeley Graduates, all Feminists and indoctrinated into PoMo Intersectional Progressive Stack Theory, was not diversity.

Having everybody from Rural Black Working Class Christians to Russian IT Atheist Guys to A Retired Navy Officer from Minnesota reporting the news/giving opinions IS diversity.
37   Brd6   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 28, 9:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Telling coal miners that their job is gone and they need to learn to code was fine, but telling useless "journalists" the same is now harassment.
38   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 28, 11:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So beautiful, the comments are Gold.

Learn to Code, laid off Journos!
39   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jan 28, 1:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The Idiots don't realize, they aren't needed any more. The Tech Companies can censor any opposition narrative they want and not face any legal recourse.
They now own information free and clear and outright. The only websites on the Internet not toeing the Liberal lie are now filtered as junk and fake news by Microsoft.

Why on Earth would George Soros continue to subsidize opinion departments for every Liberal rag when he now owns the Internet.

Dumb ass silly Commie Cunts, don't have a clue when they are just being Useful and when they are just being Idiots.

Sucks to be those pantloads.
40   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jan 28, 1:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

One simply does not learn to code.
41   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 28, 1:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This does explain all the stupid random websites popping up everywhere with highly misinformed opinions by people who think they are victims of the world.
42   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 28, 1:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      



Heh, Heh! "Demand 200k starting salary to report on poverty and inequality!"
43   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 28, 1:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's the pampered SJW LibbyBitch Apocalypse!
44   Brd6   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 28, 1:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://github.com/ErisBlastar/cplusequality

C+=

C+= (pronounced either C-plus-Equality, or See Equality) is a feminist programming language, created to smash the toxic Patriarchy that is inherent in and that permeates all current computer programming languages.

Note: This is a programming language written by and for FEMINISTS, not WOMEN. LEARN THE DIFFERENCE, YOU MISOGYNIST!

Inspired by the ground-breaking feminist research of Arielle Schlesinger.

Our IRC: #cplusequality@irc://chat.freenode.net
45   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 28, 1:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

d6rB says
https://github.com/ErisBlastar/cplusequality

C+=

C+= (pronounced either C-plus-Equality, or See Equality) is a feminist programming language, created to smash the toxic Patriarchy that is inherent in and that permeates all current computer programming languages.

Note: This is a programming language written by and for FEMINISTS, not WOMEN. LEARN THE DIFFERENCE, YOU MISOGYNIST!

Inspired by the ground-breaking feminist research of Arielle Schlesinger.

Our IRC: #cplusequality@irc://chat.freenode.net


that's funny, hard to read, but funny!
46   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 28, 5:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA



Basically, replacing their high 5-and 6-figure salaried writers with interns or those fresh out of college for $10/hr (in Manhattan and downtown LA, no less)

SOFA KING delicious irony here.
47   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jan 29, 11:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

LOL Learn to Code meme came from the Obama administration, when traditional jobs were being displaced and the Oil industry jobs dried up.
He and the Media suggested those displaced learn to code.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/42783/heres-where-learn-code-meme-originated-hint-not-ashe-schow
48   clambo   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 29, 6:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The wide use of the internet is making even internet "journalists" obsolete.

Everyone can publish his own blog, put up his own youtube, comment on various blogs and Facebook; basically everyone who wishes to is able to express an opinion and has equal access to the facts as the "journalists".

I remember the Twilight Zone where they told Burgess Meredith he was obsolete.

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