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originally posted by: Thejoncrichton
The AP didn't earn the title "The Administration's Press" for nothing during the Obama years.
Stories going back years that detail their blatant left wing bias. One of their main offences is lying by omission.
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Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda
CNS News, formerly known as Cybercast News Service was founded in 1998 by L. Brent Bozell III, who is the nephew of National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. CNS News is owned by Media Research Center (MRC), which is a conservative content analysis organization based in Virginia, founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III. Bozell is a conservative columnist and author of four books, however, according to a Daily Beast article former employees claim that Bozell uses Tim Graham, Director of Media Analysis, as his ghostwriter. As a result, according to a Slate article, the Quad-City Times (Iowa) dropped Bozell’s column.
Media Research Center (MRC) states its mission is “to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left”. CNS News describe itself as a news source “for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.”
In review, CNS News consistently publishes news that favors the right and denigrates the left. Headlines and articles typically use moderate loaded wording such as this: Patrick Buchanan: Has the West the Will to Survive?. Within this article there is not a single link to an external source to support Mr. Buchanan’s commentary. Further, Pat Buchanan has a mixed track record with fact checkers. In another article they use questionable language when referring to liberals/welfare recipients as thugs. News stories also typically offer limited sourcing, with most hyperlinks directing back to older CNS stories. Editorially, CNS News advocates for a free market with limited regulations as well as promotion of climate change denialism as evidenced by their support for the Heartland Institute, which is a climate change think tank funded by the fossil fuel industry.
CNS News’ parent company is conservative media watchdog Media Research Center (MRC). According to charitynavigator.org ratings, Media Research Center (MRC) was awarded with an overall 2/4 star rating and with a 1 Star financial rating. A Politico article states that Bozell keeps the wealthy donor that helped start up Media Research Center secret. To this day that donor is still unknown.
The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $ 504.8 billion in 2016 to $568.4 billion in 2017 , as imports increased more than exports . As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product, the goods and services deficit was 2.9 percent in 201 7, up from 2.7 percent in 2016 . The goods deficit increased from $752.5 billion in 2016 to $811.2 billion in 2017 , and the services surplus decreased from $ 247.7 billion in 2016 to $ 242.8 billion in 2017.
originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: Kharron
I'll see what I can dig up. Chances are they only measure the 8k/yr salary paid in services per offshore employee as the loss without consideration to these other factors. Also to be considered is it's very likely a company like Apple could misclassify the foreign employee as part time worker to drive the numbers down. A lot of factors to consider, but if I can find access to the raw data I will pivot metrics a hundred ways.
On our trade deficit being $817b for the last year:
Trump refers only to the deficit in goods.
On blaming past administrations and laws for separating families and children:
But under U.S. protocol, if parents are jailed, their children are separated from them because the children aren’t charged with a crime.
On the Coast Guard saving 16,000 people during the hurricane:
Coast Guard Petty Officer Edward Wargo of Houston said the service didn’t take note of how or why people got stranded during Harvey, but said most rescues appeared to occur within city limits and neighborhoods.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said he had “no information one way or the other” about Trump’s claim that people were on the water to watch Harvey. But the outgoing speaker of the Texas House, Republican Joe Straus, rejected the idea.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: highvein
No they were from situations where an additional crime was committed..
No, the actual figure was $811b, so his $817b was already hyperbole on a spin statement, as if spin was not enough. I linked the report from the Department of Commerce. AP's numbers match to the decimal point
Yes, I did see that video and it's disgusting. That is how the corporate MSM that never makes apologies or retractions tries to sway our opinions. That has nothing to do with this fact check, however.
Yes, taking the word of one Petty Officer is not enough. Maybe that is why they also included the Governor. The Governor, being a politician, did not call Trump a liar but did not confirm his claim either.