Nov 28, 2016

MMMM # 561 --- Trump & The Media---Porn on CNN (Not)--and Alabama click bait.


    2017 will be a time of new normals for reporters covering the
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Federal Government, especially the White House.           

     Many journalism organizations first raised the alarm during the campaign, and now, with Donald Trump on his way to the presidency, they are even more concerned. Here's a prediction from The Columbia Journalism Review:

"Fear of such accusations of political and cultural bias during the campaign no doubt contributed to the outsized coverage of Clinton’s email scandal relative to Trump’s outlier policy positions, long history of racist and sexist statements, and potential for massive personal conflicts once in office. CNN, for example, stocked its panels full of pro-Trump analysts in order to exude objectivity. This could be the major fault line going forward."
     I think there will also be an impact on local journalists, with elected officials more willing to call-out individual reporters and media for stories they do not like. 

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Did you hear that CNN aired a half hour of porn last week? It did NOT, but a fake story to that effect was actually reported by some top media (FOX, The NY Post, Variety) before the truth came out.
     Yes, there is a serious problem with fake news, even without any assistance from Russia.

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     The web home of the former largest daily newspapers in the state---al.com---- is known for click bait---misleading headlines designed to make you click---then finding out you've been had.       
     They may also be developing a reputation for identifying people by race. Such as in a weekend shooting story:

"Preliminary investigation revealed that Calhoun and another black man came to the gas station to conduct a drug deal with another group........A witness told police that after Calhoun arrived at the store, two unknown black men came from behind the store and started shooting at Calhoun. The victim was struck several times."
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     Journalism 101 teaches race is reported only when it is part of the story---i.e., a description of an unknown person involved in the story....or a discrimination lawsuit, or hate crime.




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