Despite Fox News’ status as the cash cow for 21st Century Fox, the leftist James Murdoch is said to have held the channel in some contempt and wanted to push it toward a model much like the Murdoch-owned Sky TV in Britain. According to Hollywood Reporter, James regarded many of the people at Fox News as thuggish Neanderthals and said he was embarrassed to be in the same company with them. Read more »(281 words + 2 images, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Reports this week that Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice may have had a hand in “unmasking” members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team in classified documents exploded this week. Despite the reports being taken seriously by members of Congress, multiple news outlets and the president, CNN says there’s nothing to report.
Fox News on Monday reported:
Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance.
The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan – essentially, the officials at the top, including former Rice deputy Ben Rhodes. Read more »(513 words + 2 images, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.
The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it. Read more »(1762 words + 2 images, estimated 7:03 mins reading time)
President Donald Trump has repeatedly reminded the U.S. media establishment of its shrinking credibility among Americans. Today, media elite Mika Brzezinski got skewered for telling viewers how the situation really makes her feel.
During a discussion about Trump’s efforts to “undermine the media” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski lamented that Trump is attempting to do “our job” by telling people what to think about his administration.
“He is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts,” she said. “And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.”
“And that, that is our job,” Brzezinski added.
After her comment began generating backlash online, the MSNBC host attempted to clarify with a statement on Twitter: Read more »(368 words + 2 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
British journalist and former CNN host Piers Morgan said during a recent interview that the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump is so lacking in objectivity that it’s “un-American.”
“I think that [U.S. media coverage of Trump] is un-American. I don’t think it’s a patriotic thing that they’re doing,” Morgan told Fox’s Sean Hannity.
“I think it’s nakedly partisan.”
Morgan, who was the face of a primetime show on CNN from 2011 until 2014, said that it’s obvious tat media outlets like his former employer are picking on the Trump administration because they remain angry over Hillary Clinton’s loss. It’s obvious, he added, that mainstream media was all-in for the Democrat.
“It’s driven by The New York Times, who were completely in the tank for Hillary Clinton,” Morgan said. Read more »(280 words + 2 images, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
As usual, the MSM – which has been wrong throughout the political cycle and constantly demeaned, short-sold and insulted Trump and his supporters — is 180 degrees out of phase with the American public that, by 53 percent, rated the speech as excellent or good. Only 20 percent said the speech was poor or terrible.
In fact, Trump’s speech was almost Jeffersonian – as in Thomas Jefferson – and it also echoed sentiments expressed by George Washington in his farewell address. That may be why the MSM reacted the way they did.
On Friday Trump said: Read more »(1412 words + 2 images, estimated 5:39 mins reading time)
If you’ve ever wondered what media blitzkrieg against a politician looks like, you’re witnessing one now as the mainstream news establishment continues to attack President-elect Donald with unverified and highly salacious attacks. But Trump seems to be taking it remarkably well.
CNN on Tuesday cited an unverifiable intelligence report in a story claiming that Trump, along with President Barack Obama and a handful of ranking members of Congress, are aware that the Russian government possesses damaging information on the president-elect that could affect how he leads.
From the report:
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. Read more »(481 words + 2 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)