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Steve Mills

Something we have learned about the national media, headlines and content

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 9:54 AM
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  • Here is another sample. Google 'Omaha Trump supporters'. 87% of the headlines or videos talked about Trump supporters stranded in freezing weather. It seems the headline could easily been written as the Omaha World Herald https://omaha.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/thousands-attend-president-trumps...

    Or it could have been THOUSANDS ENDURE COLD TO ATTEND TRUMP RALLY but no, they chose to tell about Trump leaving thousands at the airport in freezing weather. If you look at pictures from the event and read the article, they were ready for the cold and the local paper never even mentioned the temperature, which from forecasts appears to have been above 30 degrees.

    Is it good reporting, unbiased?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 11:35 AM
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    No, the headlines are deliberately inaccurate. They know that many will just glance at the headlines in passing. And most that do will believe it. Journalism in America, at least by the lame stream media, has been dead for years.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 12:55 PM
  • Trump insulted the media since he has been in office, with the exception of Fox and those outlets that hold that world view. Few newspapers have endorsed him - except for example a Murdock paper and the Washington Times owned by the Moonies. He walked off the 60 minutes interview with Leslie Stahl. He refused to attend the Correspondence dinner in DC, to name a few. If you are an elected official, you have to take it - that is part of the job. Taking on news outlets that buy ink by the truckload is a fools errand. As for attending a Trump rally - Trump does not care about those in attendance.

    -- Posted by tcreek on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 1:05 PM
  • No, Steve, the news release really did list "ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC" as one of its bullet points in a list of accomplishments. The White House Communications Director said it was "poorly written" and should have said that was a goal. That was duly reported in the body of the article, as was the entire administration explanation.

    I suppose the headline in the original news release could be considered a gaffe. Not a slip of the tongue gaffe, but one that got overlooked in producing a written communication. Gaffes are always gleefully reported.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 1:16 PM
  • tcreek, so because he called them out for what he felt was biased, and often distorted reporting, they are paying him back by doing exactly that of which he accused them?

    Fine, but don't say how balanced you are and how you report the truth. The truth would be that Trump hurt our feelings and we are not writing anything in support of him. Reader beware.

    Some of us liked/like that Trump does not feel the need to play politics and political correctness. If you listen to Leslie's denial of the questions swirling around Biden and his actions both as VP and as consultant to his son, you realize he was talking to a person who was not willing to question, like a reporter should.

    Saying that Trump does not care for his supporters is bit ... well, unfounded and indicative of "Stick and stones" accusations thrown out all the time. "We know he is this and that and beats his mother, etc. etc." Come on, that was not much of a rebuttal.

    Lazarus, I am betting you read the articles and not just the headlines. There seem to be a LOT of "gaffes" when it comes to writing headlines and the articles. Since I have lately been scanning about 4-5 media news pages each day, I see them frequently.

    Just like the "freezing" Trump supporters. The local news saw the temps as a non issue. They knew what the weather was going to be, dressed accordingly and did not expect Mr. Trump to stay there to escort them out. It was only the news media's apparently hurt feelings that made them look for the angle to bash him some more.

    I am supporting Mr. Trump but would not go out into cold unless I REALLY REALLY thought it would help or unless I was a extreme fan. The bottom line is that I would not have been there, even if it was in Bell Buckle.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 2:42 PM
  • BUT, let me add, I am glad to see Lazarus and tcreek back and willing to comment

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 2:43 PM
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    When Trump talks about the Lying Media, he is warning them but no one is taking heed of it. They will be arrested in 2021 as part of the Deep State because they work for the Deep State in trying to make Trump out to be the bad guy.

    Like I Keep saying. You have to stop listening to the Deep State. They are like the Beast (Deep State) and the false Prophet (Main Stream Media). Yet you keep listening to them.

    Trump has said the Covid-19 will be gone after the election. For once it sounds like the MSM is telling the truth about some of it.

    Trump and the expert doctors said Trump had Covid-19. I kind of doubt it but Trump has to be exhausted about now. The expert doctors also gave him some drugs and said he no longer had Covid-19. Did Trump just prove what he has been saying every since Covid-19 came out or was that a secret ploy to make the people think he had Covid-19? Wasn't that Main Stream Media News? If he had Covid-19 then they have a cure for it. If he didn't have COvid-19, then all those people lied about him having it and would prove covid-19 isn't easy to catch.

    Will you keep listening to the lying MSM or use your own common sense to figure everything out for yourself?

    You just have to be smarter than what you are working with!

    In order for you to catch Covid-19, someone has to have it to spread it to you. However you don't catch Viruses, you catch germs. Your body has trillions of Viruses in it. These viruses fight off Germs that you catch from others.

    My last word on this is people who were and are arrested for Pedo or Human Trafficking are all being executed for their heinous crimes. If they help Trump catch others they are executed and reported as dying from Covid-19. They will be allowed to save their legacy until all these criminals are named and their crimes in 2021.

    This and only this is why the Covid-19 deaths are high and they will go higher until all the arrests are over. Do you not remember me telling y'all about the Mass Sealed Indictments. There were over 160,000 of these Sealed Indictments which many may be listing several names.

    That's a lot of Covid-19 deaths. That is one of the reasons for not telling you their names. To protect their legacies. Why they didn't protect those children!

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 3:49 PM
  • The media doesn't even pretend to hide its extreme bias anymore.

    They went through Kavanaugh's yearbook but refuse to report on Hunter's laptop. They claim it's because of a lack of corroborating evidence. Witnesses have corroborated it.

    What corroboration did they have for the Russian collusion hoax?

    Another good one was the headlines saying a Kentucky grand jury failed to indict officers in the Breonna Taylor case.

    Failed implies a desired goal that was not met.

    What happened to the presumption of innocence?

    Didn't find enough evidence to support an indictment, would be a more correct assessment, but that wouldn't fuel the professional victims out there.

    It's no surprise that polling indicates very few trust the media. The ones that still do are hardcore leftists who prefer comforting lies over painful truth.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 5:36 PM
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    Corroborating, colluding and rigging the 2020 election is known world wide. The democrats think they have the market on rigging Presidential elections but I have news for them. I have inside sources that are telling me that every country in the world is wanting Trump to win the election. Not only that but Russia and China are working with Trump to win this election.

    The biggest name of all the known entities colluding with Trump is GOD. How do the Democrats win over GOD?

    Time to call the election and just go ahead and arrest the criminals in Office and get it over with. Time to change the world to thy Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven, full of Love for everyone and every nationality except the Luciferian Canaanites.

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Oct 28, 2020, at 9:07 PM
  • How about this headline: "US moves to block World Trade Organization's 1st African woman leader"

    What does that sound like to you?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 30, 2020, at 10:19 AM
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    Racist, sexist, or xenophobic. Couldn't possibly have anything to do with the person themself.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Oct 30, 2020, at 2:15 PM
  • You would think that except she was one of two finalists, the other was a woman, and Korean. All the US did was choose the other candidate because They thought she had more experience. But the headline sure does say what you thought.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 30, 2020, at 2:27 PM
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    God told His Prophets: "Watch the Freedom Tower in New York."

    The real name of the 'Freedom Tower" is "the One World Trade Center."

    Looks like God may have something to say about it! He seems to always have the last word.

    The people who are racist today, will not be here tomorrow! We are moving into a racist free world next year. Actually Racist won't be gone in the new world, however it will only exist in the present 3rd Dimension. People in the 5th Dimension will be far, far above petty racist issues. In the 5th Dimension your mind and thoughts are connected with every living and nonliving person or (Thing) that energy flows through.

    Under constitutional Law every person of every Race will be a Sovereign and equal again in God's eyes and the eyes of the Common Law. No more illegal Aliens. Every life is equal.

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Nov 1, 2020, at 6:51 PM
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    I found out tonight that Donald Trump actually controls the News Media also. The Lies we hear are Lies Trump wants them to tell to wake up the people.

    According to the Voting, Trump needs to put a little more control in his votes.

    If those are actual true votes coming in, the people in America are absolutely crazy. they would rather have an Evil Child rapist as our leader than someone who has been draining the swamp of these rats. I find it almost impossible to think the people in my country would rather have a dictatorship.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Nov 3, 2020, at 9:52 PM
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