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VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group

About VICE Media In 2015, when Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit inmates at a federal prison, VICE Media was selected to be the media group to produce a video of the visit. [View] Journalists with VICE Media have been given exclusive access to people and places that other media agencies are… Continue reading VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group

Cognitive Bias and Conspiracy Theories on the Internet (Deutsche Welle, 2 Jul 2020)

Conspiracy theories are spreading rapidly on the Internet. And they find an audience that believes them. Scientists are studying why people have a tendency to believe nonsense is true. The Internet has profoundly changed our thinking in less than two decades. No other medium has manipulated human behavior to such an extent. The Internet can… Continue reading Cognitive Bias and Conspiracy Theories on the Internet (Deutsche Welle, 2 Jul 2020)

Media Reform: Associated Press Does the Right Thing in Deleting Ambiguous “Animals” Tweet

News media outlets have increasingly been under scrutiny for producing stories that are labeled “Fake News” which could be broadly described as stories that provide exaggerated, biased, misleading, or false information. In some cases, the stories are accurate, but the selection of those true stories is biased to present an overall message. Among the first… Continue reading Media Reform: Associated Press Does the Right Thing in Deleting Ambiguous “Animals” Tweet

51% of Republican Voters Believe the Media is the Enemy of the American People

About Jake Tapper visits The View to discuss the position of journalism in this political climate. (9 May 2018) Quote “It’s a tough time for the media. Some of the wounds are self inflicted. When we get stories wrong, that’s a problem. But you have the most powerful man in the world, President Trump, attacking… Continue reading 51% of Republican Voters Believe the Media is the Enemy of the American People

How Jon Stewart First Popularized the Term “Fake News”

In recent years we’ve been hearing the term “fake news” used to describe mainstream news media stories that are considered biased, misleading, or outright false. This is actually a misuse of the term originally popularized by Jon Stewart who spent 16 years hosting a show that he referred to as “Fake News.” While Jon Stewart popularized… Continue reading How Jon Stewart First Popularized the Term “Fake News”

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy.” ~ George W. Bush, 27 Feb 2017

Introduction In the Today show video interview below with Matt Lauer from 27 Feb 2017, George W. Bush talks about the free press, immigration ban, the Iraq war, Islam, and freedom of religious expression. In Part 2 of the video, at about the 5 minute mark, there is an interview with George W. Bush and some injured… Continue reading “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy.” ~ George W. Bush, 27 Feb 2017

Dave Rubin and Glenn Beck – Common Ground Issues – 40 Years of Broadcasting – 3 Part Interview – 1 Feb 2017

Summary Glenn Beck and Dave Rubin discuss the left, the right, mainstream media, and much more. These videos were produced by the Ruben Report. Please Note: This website contains content from the left and right in an effort to offer a balance of information from a variety of viewpoints. These videos are shared here as part of an effort to… Continue reading Dave Rubin and Glenn Beck – Common Ground Issues – 40 Years of Broadcasting – 3 Part Interview – 1 Feb 2017

News Media – Source Bias Map

Are you getting a ‘balanced diet’ in the news you consume? Consuming news from a few diverse sources helps give you a broader understanding of what’s going on, and what news will likely to be influencing others you interact with. It’s interesting to observe the impact of an election year on the map. Tensions and… Continue reading News Media – Source Bias Map

Our news sources are increasingly polarized and polarizing

What makes Facebook so popular and addicting is that you’re constantly inundated with news, ads, and information about things you like, agree with, and are highly interested in. The BlueFeed RedFeed study report by the Wall Street Journal shows how polarized and polarizing today’s news sources are. Anyone not purposefully seeking news from a variety… Continue reading Our news sources are increasingly polarized and polarizing

Donald Trump: “I love the Mexican people. I love Mexico.”

On June 25, Donald Trump was quoted in an interview on Noticiero Telemundo stating: “I love the Mexican people. I love Mexico. I’ve had tremendous relationships with Mexico for many many years, and frankly that’s very important to me.” This seems to be Donald Trump’s clearly stated position and view regarding the Mexican people. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading Donald Trump: “I love the Mexican people. I love Mexico.”