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Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Simple Predictions About five days ago, I wrote an article stating that kicking conservative individuals and groups off of social media would result in militant extremists moving to encrypted channels of communication on the dark web to launch attacks against the nation. Now, five days later, militant extremists have moved to encrypted channels of communication… Continue reading This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

MEDIA REFORM: The Des Moines Register Responds to Public Protest Over Carson King Profile Story

Introduction The Des Moines Register is an award-winning Iowa newspaper, having received 16 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding achievements and public service. At the time of its most recent acquisition by Gannette in 1985, it was second to the New York Times in the number of Pulitzer Prizes awarded. Because of this ongoing history of journalistic… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM: The Des Moines Register Responds to Public Protest Over Carson King Profile Story

MEDIA REFORM – Here’s how VICE Media is helping save journalism and independent news reporting.

At a time when journalists and news media agencies are is being harshly criticized for being too biased (to the right or left), Vice Media is standing out as a mostly impartial news reporting group helping to empower and advance the media reform movement. When journalists and media agencies are neutral and demonstrate a lack… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM – Here’s how VICE Media is helping save journalism and independent news reporting.

MEDIA REFORM – Saturday Night Live with Guest Dan Crenshaw – Big Progress Toward Media Renewal

In recent years, daytime talk shows, nighttime talk shows, comedians, journalists, the entertainment industry, and news media outlets have been perceived to be left-leaning and supportive of Democratic Party candidates and policies. Some of these perceptions are well founded. Stories critical of Democratic Party candidates tend to be under-reported or not reported at all. Stories… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM – Saturday Night Live with Guest Dan Crenshaw – Big Progress Toward Media Renewal

The Time When 193 ‘Local New’ Stations Across the Country Were Given a Script to Read

Here’s a story about “The Time When 193 ‘Local New’ Stations Across the Country Were Given a Script to Read.” Viewers assumed the message was local. It wasn’t. It was centrally distributed propaganda. No. It didn’t happen in Soviet Russia or Mao’s China,  it happened in the United States — recently. This is what happens… Continue reading The Time When 193 ‘Local New’ Stations Across the Country Were Given a Script to Read

U.S. President Salutes North Korean General – Commentary

In 2016, it was popular to capture and share split-second photos of politicians waving at crowds and portray the gesture as a Nazi salute. The Russian media outlet RT as well as social media trolls used such images to insight strife, discord, and tension. This week a photo is circulating showing the current U.S. President… Continue reading U.S. President Salutes North Korean General – Commentary

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”

Members of The View Defend Sarah Sanders – 4 May 2018

About Sarah Sanders had been the focus of a lot of media discussion following the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Although equal time was given to praise Sanders (as well as the Pres and VP), it was the criticisms of her that became most widely known. Some of the discussion following the WHCD seemed to feed… Continue reading Members of The View Defend Sarah Sanders – 4 May 2018

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