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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:02 PM

Longtime Reporter Leaves NBC Saying Media Is "Trump Circus" That Encourages Perpetual War

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Longtime Reporter Leaves NBC Saying Media Is “Trump Circus” That Encourages Perpetual War
January 09, 2019

“Prisoners of Donald Trump.” That’s how longtime NBC reporter and analyst William Arkin described the mainstream media in a scathing letter last week announcing he would be leaving the network, accusing the media of warmongering while ignoring the “creeping fascism of homeland security.” He issued the blistering critique after a 30-year relationship with NBC, calling for “Trump-free” media days and a reckoning about how the network encourages a state of perpetual warfare. We speak with Arkin, whose award-winning reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post. He is the author of many books, including “Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.”

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Reply Longtime Reporter Leaves NBC Saying Media Is "Trump Circus" That Encourages Perpetual War (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 9 OP
JI7 Jan 9 #1
Glimmer of Hope Jan 9 #3
mastermind Jan 9 #10
malaise Jan 9 #2
ansible Jan 9 #4
JDC Jan 9 #5
spanone Jan 9 #6
gratuitous Jan 9 #7
Mr.Bill Jan 9 #8
ffr Jan 9 #9
yonder Jan 9 #14
LiberalArkie Jan 9 #11
erronis Jan 9 #12
LiberalArkie Jan 9 #15
BamaRefugee Jan 9 #13
jayschool2013 Jan 9 #16
Nitram Jan 10 #20
Ford_Prefect Jan 9 #17
Nitram Jan 10 #21
defacto7 Jan 10 #18
BlueJac Jan 10 #19
Achilleaze Jan 10 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:03 PM

1. ABC is running some monica Lewinsky thing this week

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. That is so ridiculous. Let it go already!

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:29 PM

10. yep, ABC has joined the gutter news service .nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:06 PM

2. Get thee to the greatest page

This is very important. M$Greedia are willingly participating in fascism for profit.
The Con should not have been given free air last night.
Further they have to stop replaying his fucking lies over and over - not true should end coverage of this madness.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:09 PM

4. Trump is the best thing to ever happen to media ratings

I remember them complaining about how boring the news was back when Obama was president. They didn't just create the Trump monster, they keep feeding him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:10 PM

5. I'm mad as hell and I' not going to take it anymore

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:10 PM

6. K&R...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:13 PM

7. Wouldn't it be nice if this woke up the media?

It won't of course. They're too happy dreaming dreams of high ratings while Trump trashes huge swaths of the country that will never disturb the big shot executives in their armor of wealth.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:22 PM

8. Easier said than done,

but there needs to be a massive boycott of their advertisers. That's the only thing they will understand.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:29 PM

9. CNN is 100x worse, Fox Entertainment is 100,000x worse than them!

Basically, anyone watching television better have their ears perked up. Beware the subtle brainwashing.

This is satire, but the advertising methods are still used today, mostly in the sports radio segment.

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Response to ffr (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:56 PM

14. Off topic, but this should be listened to just to hear the way Harvey says bong.

"Bongggen'Ga"

I'm going to being saying that all night now. But first, perhaps a little trip to the ol' garage.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:50 PM

12. Thank you for these blasts from the past. Yellow journalism is still in vogue with MSM.

And I believe it was present back through recorded history including the greek shards.

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Response to erronis (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:58 PM

15. I believe that anything that costs money to produce is not produced to benefit the poor person.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:56 PM

13. Thank you, people having fainting spells over this for 100 years, get used to it, this is 'MURICA!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:49 PM

16. "Media" or "Television"?

I still find plenty of good journalists doing important work. It's how I learn what's going on.

Broad brushes paint shitty pictures.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:15 PM

20. jayschool, I agree.

People who paint all media with the same brush are blind to the fact that they only know anything at all because there are numerous good journalists out there reporting through a few very good newspapers, magazines, and some radio. None of them are perfect, but they do allow us to understand a lot of what is going on.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:20 PM

17. TV news has been trading on the idea that The Wall is a valid argument

without putting the situation in the correct context. They continue to present his argument as stated, for free, as if no valid source of information could contradict it. That is not informing the public, that is propaganda by default.

Trump was OK with the budget resolution his own party had responsibly passed in both houses until an unelected propagandist and professional troll called him a sissy. No MSM station has told that story to frame the context of what happened or what is going on now.

Instead, they are reminding us what terrible human cost seems inevitable because this situation cannot be resolved until the President gets some money for his wall. They don't tell us that The Wall was not approved by Congress and has not been debated or even researched to support it's claimed goals nor whether it is cost effective.

The TV "news" by and large ignores larger context in favor of sound-bite, easy to swallow and easy to sell images. In truth, they are too cost-conscious to bother with presenting the kind of in-depth reporting and background research. They make more money faster by provoking and presenting knee-jerk responses and thereby perpetuate the propaganda ethos.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:19 PM

21. TV is not a reliable source of good investigative reporting or analysis.

People need to learn how to get reliable news and triangulate the real story by using a few reliable newspapers for information and analysis.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:01 PM

18. So true. We need more like him to raise up

a new and powerful media source for those of us who desire truth in media supported by the mass liberal majority. And if wishes be horses this beggar would ride.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:26 PM

19. k&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:27 PM

22. k and r

Sad. Corporate media is in a sad sad state.

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