2020 Apr 6, 8:40am
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This helps explains NBC reporter Peter Alexander’s now infamous clash with President Trump over the efficacy of a drug meant to treat malaria for which the president expressed hope that it might (not will, but might) be able to treat the coronavirus as well. ...Reporters, who routinely publish worst-case estimates about the impact of coronavirus, took a firm stand against the president’s hopeful point of view, led by Alexander, who took particular umbrage.“Is it possible — it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things may be giving Americans a false sense of hope, and misrepresenting the preparedness right now?” Alexander asked. ...After the president again, even-handedly, said the drug might work and it might not, Alexander’s pessimism peaked.“Nearly 200 dead. What do you say to Americans who are scared, though? I guess, nearly 200 dead; 14,000 who are sick; millions, as you witness, who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”To which the president in his usual subtle style replied, “You’re a terrible reporter.”
As the president’s approval goes up, several prominent columnists and talking heads have called for the televised briefings to come down. Don’t show the briefings live, cried MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, along with the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan and Karen Tumulty. In WW II, the government censored reporters. Now, these reporters want to censor the government.NBC’s Chuck Todd sunk to a new low when he asked Joe Biden on “Meet the Press” if Biden thought there was “blood on the president’s hands considering the slow response.” He caught himself mid-sentence and added, “or is that too harsh a criticism?”
They don’t want America to recover.
The media is being exposed for being the lying deceivers they are. Honestly don’t know how these jerks live with themselves.
I think they just need to sell ads. If the bullshit they're pushing sells ads, they make money. Plain and simple. Journalism is the biggest hoax of all time
I think they just need to sell ads. If the bullshit they're pushing sells ads, they make money.If it were all about ratings and ads, wouldn't they be eager to televise the President's briefings? After all, those briefings get better viewership that CNN news shows.
They sleep on a pile of cash
They are the equivalent of actors, paid to appear credible and trustworthy, but reading from a teleprompter, without any clue about the veracity of the underlying story.
Fortwaynemobile saysThey don’t want America to recover.I actually don't agree. I think they just need to sell ads. If the bullshit they're pushing sells ads, they make money. Plain and simple. Journalism is the biggest hoax of all time... not that I'd want government media solely either. Media is almost 90% negative. Even with Obama to an extent because he played nice with them, so they weren't as harsh. Media HAS to sell negativity to get $$$. Some may actually not want America to recover, but they all end up broke with that scenario. I think we're going to start seeing a shift here shortly with the media on the CV-19 topic. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm starting to think based off the coverage I've seen this is a tryout for Cuomo and Pritzker to oust Biden at the convention, hence the delay of the Dem convention. This virus really isn't that bad. I'm still convinced that pa...
There’s more going on than just money, and it’s a big part of why many news organizations are financially failing.
Oh, they are just feeding you false hope. These organizations aren't going away. They are not dependent on advertisements or even circulation to stay in business. They are paid to produce propaganda as much as they are paid to keep their mouth shut.
HeadSet saysI think they just need to sell ads. If the bullshit they're pushing sells ads, they make money.If it were all about ratings and ads, wouldn't they be eager to televise the President's briefings? After all, those briefings get better viewership that CNN news shows.Oh no, that's not how they make their money. Look at who advertises through them. Pharmaceutical companies and defense contractors.
Hell, they don't need to make money at all.
Look at the Washington Post, owned by the richest man in the world, a guy who contracts server farms to the CIA.
The media which remains after Google and Facebook took all their revenue is not legitimate journalism at all. What remains is owned and operated as propaganda, nothing else. They don't even need to sell ads.
Patrick saysHell, they don't need to make money at all.They won't do it unless they make money.
FCC Rejects Petition to Censor Broadcasts of President Trump's Coronavirus Press Conferences (and Other Speech)From a letter released yesterday by the General Counsel of the FCC:Free Press has filed … an emergency petition requesting an investigation into broadcasters that have aired the President of the United States' statements and press conferences regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and related commentary by other on-air personalities. The Petition claims that the President and various commentators have made false statements regarding COVID-19, which Commission licensees have broadcast to the public, and which allegedly have caused or will cause substantial public harm. Free Press asks the Commission, under its section 309 public interest authority and its rules prohibiting broadcast hoaxes, to investigate these broadcasts and adopt emergency enforcement guidance "recommending that broadcasters prominently disclose when information they air is false or scientifically suspect."We deny Free Press's petition. For the reasons explained below, the Petition misconstrues the Commission's rules and seeks remedies that would dangerously curtail the freedom of the press embodied in the First Amendment.