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I also think that the media needs to be divided into different sections
News (The truth after the expose has been investigated and confirmed to be true.)
Expose's(this is not fake "news". this is usually theories based on circumstantial evidences. It causes people to think.)
Commentary(Commentary on what they think happened and should happen. It can also go with the expose's.)
Documentary: A set of facts as well as circumstantial evidences based on events that did happen.
((Someone mentioned to add Editorials to the list)
originally posted by: neformore
a reply to: The GUT
So, will you admit that Fox and other right wing news sources spent the last 8 years coming up with fake news crap about Obama?
If you don't, everything you posted there is hypocritical BS, because you are only seeing it from one side.
originally posted by: The GUT
No, I agree there's A LOT of truth in that. He did some despicable shizzle, however, in my estimation. I started out a fan.
PLEASE everyone stop being partisan on this one issue. The deep state doesn't care the party color of the globalist in office---whether a member of the Bush crime family or the Clinton crime family the MSM will spout whatever they are told to spout.
originally posted by: Breakthestreak
a reply to: IamALWAYSright
Ever heard ofHilary Clinton?
You're a hypocrite . Comparing her to hitler would be putting her in a good light. Never has America come so close to voting in a dangerous dictator who 100% would destroy freedom of press within a week. Trump just calls them out, she'd outlaw them. Any attempt to deny that would expose your IQ
originally posted by: The GUT
I can virtually guarantee every one of you deniers and anyone on the fence that every true journalist in this country got the biggest thrill they've had in years when Trump laid it all out and topped it off with, "Very Fake News."
True journalists HATE fake news and know exactly what it is. It's not even debatable with this newsie. But feel free. It won't do you much good because the masses have stirred from slumber and been hit with a big cuppa joe of real news in President Trump's own unique way.
What I set out to be when I was hired out of school for a CBS Affiliate in a larger market was a photojournalist with the further intent to then parlay that experience into eventually producing social documentaries. In the T.V. news business the term photojournalist also covers video "Shooters." I've never had a desire to be on camera, so my goal was to hone my shooting, producing, editing, & graphics skills.
The modern news era trended towards smaller teams for "packages," that is field stories produced to be inserted in the newscasts even down to one lone reporter that develops the story, shoots their own b-roll, does their own stand-up, and edits their own packages.
The newsroom itself--where the big stories are prepared for the anchors to read from the prompter--is pretty much like you see on T.V. The only reason I mention that is to distinguish between a "Reader" and a "Journalist." It's pretty rare these days to find Anchors who develop their own stories and have a stake in them.
Producers--in this sense--are the ones who develop stories and write the copy that's inserted into the prompters to be read by the "Readers." The Anchors get a copy before the show and familiarize themselves. The good ones make notes and clarify factual things, the pretty ones might send back a suggestion they think make themselves sound better or more involved in the story. Sheesh.
The field reporters…this is where you find the journalists, and if your damn lucky a real dyed-in-tha-ink investigative journalist! But you have to look pretty hard. He or she usually ain't that pretty and they look like they've been awake for days hustling to meet grueling deadlines and living off coffee and cigarettes 'cause a lot of times that's the case. They're usually pretty grouchy too. There's some young ones as well don't get me wrong, but even much rarer.
Before I even knew that ethical and hardworking journalists were hard to find, I was dealing with some cognitive dissonance because I was seeing some stories "killed" here and there. Packages that were shot, edited, and ready to air. Stories I was familiar with because I was either in the production chain or had watched it with the Director to okay it before air and knew they were solid. When the fog finally cleared in my naive little head, I knew why true journalists were hard to find.
The reason they're so hard to find isn't just because they are very few, it's because they are marginalized and kept on fluff stories. Whipsmart-dig-into-records tough ass reporters with a conscience and heart. These few became my heroes but it was HARD watching their tragic struggle and marginalization.
This stuff really bothered me. This assault on journalism has never stopped causing me pain and to see it go full-blown psyop propaganda is surreal as heck, like something out the movie 1984, but in HD and surround sound. I know many of my colleagues feel the same way.
One of my most unforgettable characters and cherished influences was such a reporter, "Bill." Our affiliate used to set him loose as their investigative journalist and he was a true champion of the people. Damn good and folk loved him, but then he did a story that was connected to a sponsor--one that needed to be told--and they killed it.
Bill didn't take that too good and told our parent company and management what he thought. He didn't hold back and stated the undeniable truth like a boss.
They didn't dare fire him or even take away his title as our investigative journalist---they just never let him pick his own stories again and treated him like crap. He was near retirement and had been a big part of our great ratings for years, so it was especially sad to see the noble lion's teeth pulled when he would have otherwise exited stage left kicking corrupt ass like he always had. Ratings actually suffered some, so at least there was some small consolation in the pain Bill & I were both feeling at the sorry state of journalism. He's gone now, but gawd I loved that guy! A warrior and ethical journalist.
That's all been a few years ago now. Back in the semi-good old days when it was only fake news. Here's when it became Very Fake News:
Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles. “These countries spend vast sums of money on advanced broadcast and digital media capabilities, targeted campaigns, funding of foreign political movements, and other efforts to influence key audiences and populations,”
PLEASE everyone stop being partisan on this one issue. The deep state doesn't care the party color of the globalist in office---whether a member of the Bush crime family or the Clinton crime family the MSM will spout whatever they are told to spout. Reckless and endless war in the ME will continue to ensue--yadda, yadda, yadda. Trump, being a wildcard in their otherwise perfect hand presents a problem. Most everyone these days knows that's why we're seeing the most unprecedented psyop campaign by the sold-out MSM that we've ever witnessed. VERY telling for anyone without a B.S. bias.
Feel free to keep spouting how what President Trump did was a blow to freedom of the press. Biggest, Blindest B.S. being spread by Progressives on this site currently. Us newsies know it was the greatest wake up call for ethical journalism the world has ever seen. The budding ethical journalists of Generation Z just got a big boost in the arm and a platform to work from. In other words: A fighting chance. I'm thrilled and hopeful for them! Time for new media to take ethical journalism back!
CNN's and the deep state's blunder in strategy with the "fake news" angle has to be THE most classic case of black propaganda karma to ever smack yellow-journalism in the face. It has done my soul good.
I'm not ashamed to say that I've teared up a little while writing this, that's how passionate I am about the subject, and remembering Bill, but I've also laughed out loud and with great satisfaction thinking of the sellouts that just got VERY TRUE NEWS of the condition of their sold-out souls televised for all the world to see!! Saaa-weet!
I heard some clueless poster on here state in another thread that the reporters were laughing at Trump's idiotic statement or some such. What b.s. I know in my heart and from my experience why they were laughing: Because it was so damn true and delivered flawlessly. Like a Boss. Like Bill. This one's for you Bill.
originally posted by: The GUT
a reply to: underwerks
I gave the article a shot, but he glosses over and/or ignores the main points many of us are making.
Number One: How much control does the Deep State have on the media?
Two: Where are these ethical journalists on prime time asking the hard questions about our ME debacle and destabilization?
The answers are that the deep state has pretty much total control over the MSM. That's control of the press, not freedom of the press.