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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

barely a peep about this right wing couple shooting at a protest. and of cource the right wing media lied about the even. should they have fired those who got it wrong about a shooting?
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/28/1888326/-The-Hokoana-trial-Inside-the-Antifa-shooting-incident-the-media-don-t-want-to-talk-about


The Hokoana trial: Inside the 'Antifa' shooting incident the media don't want to talk about

David Neiwert for Daily Kos
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Saturday September 28, 2019 · 9:00 AM MPDT
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Joshua Dukes, center, less than a minute before he was shot by an alt-right Milo Yiannaopoulos fan.


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It was just a little pop, hardly noticeable amid the din of the shouting and the fighting on Inauguration night—January 20, 2017—in the University of Washington’s Red Square, a massive red-brick plaza on which a crowd of Milo Yiannopoulos fans, and an even larger crowd of people out to protest his appearance, had gathered that evening. But it nearly killed a man.

The handgun that produced the popping sound was a 9 mm Glock semi-automatic, and the person wielding it was a 29-year-old Milo fan named Elizabeth Hokoana. The single bullet that it discharged entered the stomach of a 34-year-old antifascist named Joshua Dukes, passing up through his lungs and narrowly missing his heart before lodging next to his spine.

Elizabeth—her friends call her Lily—fired the gun because Dukes had a grip on her husband’s arm. Marc Hokoana, also 29, had been circulating in the crowd and instigating fights all night; at the moment the handgun was fired, he had been attempting to douse antifascists with a pepper spray gun, and Dukes was attempting to take it away.

I had been standing only feet away from Dukes less than a minute before the shot was fired, recording the whole scene. My footage eventually played a critical role in the decision to file charges against the Hokoanas. But I didn’t record the shooting because my camera had been knocked away only moments beforehand by a black-clad antifascist.

More than two years have passed since that moment. Josh Dukes eventually recovered, after months in intensive care. Strangely, even though it involved antifascists and violence, the incident received almost zero attention from the media—no doubt because the victim was an antifascist, and the perpetrators were MAGA-loving Milo fans intent on violence. It didn’t fit the preferred narrative, a la Andy Ngo, in which antifascists are depicted as the violent freaks intent on wreaking harm, and not the other way around.

The Hokoanas were charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The trial has now come and gone, concluding to no one’s satisfaction. I was a witness in it. Let me tell you about what I saw, and what I learned.


Violence in Red Square

The incident in Red Square was badly misreported from the outset—which may have affected news organizations’ decisions about covering it—thanks in large part to Milo Yiannopoulos himself, the center of all the hubbub to begin with.

In early January 2017, Yiannopoulos was still relevant—and in fact was making headlines when one of his speaking appearances, on the University of California campus in Davis, was canceled by its sponsors. Interest in his Inauguration Day speech at UW intensified when a scheduled talk at Washington State in Pullman the day before was canceled because of icy roads.

So a big crowd gathered outside Kane Hall in Red Square, the line snaking around the plaza, in order to get in to hear him. Instead, antifascist protesters showed up and prevented many of the crowd from entering, turning the evening into a running series of melees between MAGA-hatted Milo fans and a much larger crowd of antifascists, Black Bloc protesters, and organized socialists.

I was there to cover it for the Southern Poverty Law Center, half anticipating a raucous evening, but never expecting the violence that occurred. Certainly I couldn’t have expected that a man standing next to me would be shot.

The confusion arose because Yiannopoulos claimed in his speech inside Kane Hall that it had been one of his alt-right fans who had been shot outside the event by an antifascist, making it a reason to continue speaking: “If I stopped my event now, we are sending a clear message that they can stop our events by killing people. I am not prepared to do that," he told the audience.

Breitbart News and The Daily Caller both reported the same. The Daily Caller wound up writing a story that corrected the facts but, notably, did not explain that it was a correction of the site's previous reportage. Breitbart, meanwhile, not only never bothered to correct its reportage, but it instead (without a hint of irony) accused the UW president of changing her story about the event, and left the shooting utterly unmentioned in its subsequent reportage.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what rudy is allowed on nearly all the sunday talk shows...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/29/1888782/-The-Sunday-Talk-Shows-Its-a-Dumpster-Fire-for-trump?utm_campaign=trending

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Hugh Hewitt says the Mueller Report completely exonerated Trump, no collusion no obstruction. No pushback from Chuck Todd or other panelists. Oy. Meet the Press needs an overhaul

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a jaywalking offense vs all of trumps that include treason... apples to oranges yet the right wing owned and controlled media has not demanded trump resign. what more evidence is needed to know it is a big lie (which right wingers are)


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/1/1889240/-It-s-time-Newspapers-should-demand-Trump-resign-That-s-what-they-told-Bill-Clinton?utm_campaign=trending

It's time: Newspapers should demand Trump resign. That's what they told Bill Clinton

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/10/1891538/-Facebook-exec-who-won-t-stop-Trump-ads-that-smear-Biden-worked-for-RNC-NRSC-and-Giuliani-campaign?utm_campaign=trending

Facebook exec who won't stop Trump ads that smear Biden worked for RNC, NRSC, and Giuliani campaign


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Facebook exec who won't stop Trump ads that smear Biden worked for RNC, NRSC, and Giuliani campaign

As Daily Kos’ Marissa Higgins wrote Wednesday:

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is currently running an ad on Facebook that, with absolutely no evidence, suggests that when he was vice president, Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine to coerce the country’s government into stopping an investigation into his son Hunter. Biden has repeatedly said that this story is completely false. Various reputable fact-checkers, ranging from Politifact to factcheck.org, have also disputed the claim. CNN, for example, refused to air the ad. It’s not a gray area or tricky wording—it’s a lie.

Did Facebook remove the ad? Nope. The tech giant rejected the Biden campaign’s request to pull the ad ...

CNN reporter Donie O'Sullivan tweeted a copy of the letter Facebook sent in response:


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Here's the letter Facebook sent the @JoeBiden campaign explaining why it allowed Trump to run Facebook ads with false allegations about the VP and Ukraine -- @sarahmucha reports. http://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/politics/facebook-biden-ad-request-trump-ukraine/index.html

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Note that the letter is signed by Katie Harbath, Facebook's public policy director for global elections. Who is she?

The Washington Post notes:

As associate manager for policy at Facebook, Katie Harbath helps government officials and candidates for office maximize the potential of the site.

She joined Facebook in 2011 after directing the National Republican Senatorial Committee's digital strategy during the 2010 election cycle.

Oh, really?

Career History: Chief Digital Strategist at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (2010 cycle) DCI Group, Deputy eCampaign Director Rudy Giuliani for President Campaign, Associate Director eCommunications Republican National Committee

NRSC. RNC. Rudy for President campaign. And now she’s telling the Biden campaign that, gee, gosh, Facebook doesn’t want to get political, and preventing Trump from running ads that are flat-out lies would be too political.

Facebook is toxic. Everyone who uses it needs to think about that.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/10/1891608/-William-Barr-s-corruption-tour-continues-with-secret-Rupert-Murdoch-meeting?utm_campaign=trending

AG William Barr’s corruption tour continues with secret Rupert Murdoch meeting

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

warren got this right, facebook elected trump with russian money and help (more money).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well well others are getting it...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/13/1891750/-It-s-about-time-Biden-Democratic-candidates-punch-back-against-shoddy-press-coverage

It's about time: Biden, Democratic candidates punch back against shoddy press coverage

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Democrats running for president have a new message for the news media: We’re not going to take it anymore.

No longer willing to stoically suffer through bad, misleading press coverage, Democrats are borrowing a page from Republicans by going public with their complaints and demanding journalists do better. But unlike Republicans who often “work the refs” by griping about imaginary slights in hopes of better treatment in the future, Democrats are calling out the press with wholly accurate claims of media malpractice.

Last week, Joe Biden's presidential campaign sent a blistering letter to New York Times editor Dean Baquet, reprimanding the paper for helping spread Donald Trump's debunked conspiracy theory about Joe Biden and his son's business dealings in Ukraine. It's "part of a larger strategy not to let the same coverage that corrupted the 2016 election happen this time around," a campaign source told CNN's Brian Stelter.

The stinging critique from Biden came one day after the Times published an opinion column from discredited right-wing author Peter Schweizer, once again hyping the Biden/Ukraine story. Schweizer, who wrote a patently dishonest book about Hillary Clinton in 2015 alleging all sorts of made-up crimes—a book the Times helped market and promote during the campaign—has been peddling the Biden smear all year within the far-right media ecosystem.

It was the Times that trumpeted Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash as the "the most anticipated and feared book" of the 2016 campaign season. And it was the Times that forged an exclusive alliance with the Breitbart-backed book (published by a Rupert Murdoch-owned subsidiary), and used the factually erroneous tome as a guidepost for Hillary Clinton ‘gotcha’ articles.

As for this campaign cycle, even after mainstream news outlets had completely debunked the hollow claims about Biden that Schweizer was peddling, the Times invited the smear's architect, who has a soft spot for plagiarism, to spread more partisan attacks via the newspaper. Also, note that it was the Times that got caught last May trying to peddle the GOP's anti-Biden storyline about Ukraine in the first place.

And yes, the right-wing media feasted on the Times' handiwork last spring, and presented it as confirmation that Biden is corrupt. More recently, the Times often tied Trump's attempt to get a foreign player to interfere with an American election with the bogus allegations Biden has faced regarding Ukraine, suggesting that both Trump and Biden were being sullied in the process.

The Biden campaign’s aggressive response last week represents a new approach for prominent Democratic candidates. In the past, party stalwarts often ignored press slights, likely feeling that media critiques weren't why they were running for president and that candidates didn't want to get distracted from larger, more important issues. But after Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes yet still lost the election thanks to some of the most openly hostile, sexist, and unfair campaign coverage in modern American history, Democratic campaigns are moving faster and much more forcefully to call out bad behavior and pressure news organizations to do better.

My sense is also that for way too long, Beltway Democrats remained wedded to the idea that the press was actually their friend and ally, and that The New York Times for instance, was on the "side" of progressives. But the Times, of course, has been at the forefront of tearing down a long list of Democratic nominees in recent years.

Today, determined not to get 'Hillary'd,' or 'Gore'd,' or 'swift boated' like previous Democratic nominees Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, who all lost extremely closes races after being treated unfairly by the press (led by dubious Times coverage in all three instances), more Democrats are stating up front that they're not going to politely stand back and ignore what they see as unfair and unprofessional media coverage. In 2016, the press obsessed so much over the phony Clinton email "scandal" that coverage of her policy initiatives got obliterated. In 2000, the press took the GOP bait and spent the entire campaign depicting Gore, previously known as a Boy Scout-like politician, as a craven liar. And Kerry was the subject of a vicious, extended smear campaign as partisan Vietnam War veterans, cheered on by Republicans, lied about his war record while the Beltway press amplified the bogus swift boat claims for weeks on end.

The Biden campaign last week also dispatched letters to both Facebook and Twitter, urging them not to run an ad that spread the debunked theory about Biden and Ukraine. "Whether it originates from the Kremlin or Trump Tower, these lies and conspiracy theories threaten to undermine the integrity of our elections in America," the campaign stressed.

Biden hasn't been alone among candidates voicing clear media critiques. In the wake of yet another rash of mass shootings, Beto O'Rourke was asked if he thought Trump’s racist, anti-immigration rhetoric had led to immigrants being targeted. "Like, members of the press, what the fuck?" the Democrat responded. "It’s these questions that you know the answers to."

Bernie Sanders also recently offered up a blunt critique of the news media. "There are six major media conglomerates, including Time Warner which owns CNN, which control about 90% of the media in this country in terms of what we see, hear and read. Between you and me, that is a very dangerous situation," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "The CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year in compensation. They have an agenda, and I worry about that, as I do worry about concentration of ownership in agribusiness, in Wall Street and in many other areas." (Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard has aired critiques of the press this campaign season, but they strike me as being un-serious and often incoherent.)

There's no question Democrats face in uphill battle on this front, not only because they're getting a late start in the larger debate, but because the Beltway press responds differently to media critiques coming from the left and the right. Eternally spooked by the conservative claim of "liberal media bias," journalists tend to be hypersensitive to GOP allegations of malpractice. At the same time, political journalists often ignore criticism, or become extremely defensive when their work is questioned by Democrats and liberals.

Nonetheless, the ongoing media debate is one that Democrats desperately need to part of. And for the 2020 campaign, they will be.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/17/1893230/-Facebook-might-be-a-GOP-media-organ-surprise-surprise?utm_campaign=trending

Facebook might be a GOP media organ ... surprise, surprise

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arizona governor shakes her finger at the then-president (Obama) on the tarmac. The media slaughter her for denigrating a POTUS.

Pelosi shakes her finger at the current president and the media love her for putting a POTUS in its place.

Anyone who can't stand some heat and get on with their job needs to find another job. Strife happens, you deal with it. She pouted and stormed out, and gets praised for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should tune in to FOX to get a different viewpoint
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