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The new marshmallow media in the Biden era

The new marshmallow media in the Biden era

Postby smix » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:10 pm

The new marshmallow media in the Biden era
The Hill

URL: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house ... ry-socials
Category: Politics
Published: November 19, 2020

Description: Choreographed. Hospitable. Risk-averse. If you’re looking for words to describe the average Joe Biden press conference, there’s your top three. Exhibit A was on display Monday afternoon during a rare press conference with the president-elect that included questions that can't even be called softball, but more like T-ball when putting a beach ball on the tee. The most disturbing part was what has become a theme at Biden pressers, which is to have a staffer choose which reporters ask questions, as opposed to Biden randomly calling on them instead. Think about that for a moment: The next leader of the free world needs a staffer to call on a predetermined list of reporters who the campaign apparently feels won't press their guy too hard. Any press conference Biden has held since capturing the Democratic nomination has consisted mostly of questions about President Trump and very few questions about Biden’s own worldview, record, policy stances or perspective on important issues such as trade, foreign affairs, gun control, immigration, education, or taxation as it relates to repealing the Trump tax cuts. Of the 12 questions Biden received Monday, there were zero follow-ups. Zero interruptions during answers. Zero questions about any of the issues above, which rank as among the top concerns on voters' minds, along with the coronavirus. Instead, we got exchanges like this:
Reporter 1, Question 1: “Good to see you ... You spoke about the need to access the outgoing administration’s COVID vaccine distribution plans. What do you see as the biggest threat to your transition right now, given President Trump’s unprecedented attempt to obstruct and delay a smooth transfer of power?”
Reporter 2, Question 1: "Thank you, Mr. President-elect. You just spoke of some of the dangers of the president’s continued stonewalling of this transition. But it doesn’t appear that the president is going to come around anytime soon and admit defeat. So, what are you going to do? What options do you have to try and ensure that you are ready to go on Day One?"
Reporter 2, Question 2: "What is your message to Republicans who are backing up the president’s refusal to concede? You clearly need to work with them going forward."
Reporter 3, Question 1: "Thank you very much, Mr. President-elect. I want to kind of piggyback off of that. I want to get your thoughts on the president’s tweet over the weekend, where he first seemed to acknowledge that you won, then he said he won’t concede, then he said, ‘I won.’ How did you interpret that? And at the end of the day, do you want him to concede?”
You get the idea: Trump will be the center of the media universe for the foreseeable future, even after the inauguration. For Biden, it's the easiest question to receive: “Trump said this; Trump tweeted that. How do you respond?” It should be noted that Kamala Harris, the most invisible vice-presidential candidate in modern history, has yet to hold a press conference or press gaggle in any capacity since being chosen as Biden's running mate months ago. She did make a statement before Monday's press conference and was on stage with her boss during the presser. But not one reporter bothered to ask her even one question. Compare the media’s kid-gloves questioning of Biden to their interrogation of then-President-elect Donald Trump at his first press conference during his transition. (Note: Two days before the press conference, the heads of intelligence agencies at the time released a report stating that Russia had interfered with the 2016 election, leading many reporters in the room to make that the singular focus of the press conference.) From that first Trump presser:
Reporter 1, Question 1: "First of all, did the heads of the intelligence agencies provide you with the two-page summary of these unsubstantiated allegations? And secondly to that, on the broader picture, do you accept their opinion that Vladimir Putin ordered the hack of the DNC and the attempted hack of the RNC? And if you do, how will that color your attempts to build a relationship with a leader who has been accused of committing an act of espionage against the United States?"
Reporter 2, Question 1: "How do you plan to disentangle yourself from your business? But first, I have to follow up on some of these Russian remarks. Based on your comments here today, do you believe the hacking was justified? Does Russia have any leverage over you, financial or otherwise? And if not, will you release your tax returns to prove it?"
Reporter 3, Question 1: "Thank you, Mr. President-elect. On that intelligence report, the second part of their conclusion was that Vladimir Putin ordered it because he aspired to help you in the election. Do you accept that part of the finding? And will you undo what President Obama did to punish the Russians for this or will you keep it in place?"
Reporter 4, Question 1: "Would a reasonable observer say that you are potentially vulnerable to blackmail by Russia or by its intelligence agencies?"
Overall, reporters at that press conference broached Russia or Putin 13 times, with the implication being that Trump could not have possibly won on his own without major help from an outside entity to impact the result under the “guilty until proven innocent” line of questioning. The next four years were basically a continuation of this combative relationship, with both sides getting their daily pounds of flesh while the public was left on the sidelines watching soapbox journalism at daily press briefings instead of being, you know, informed about the news. If you think anything will change after Jan. 20, think again. We saw it throughout the campaign. We see it now in the transition. And we’ll see it in a Biden administration — a carefully choreographed, risk-averse and packaged president who will provide a fraction of the access that Trump has.
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The media are complicit in the fraud we see today

Postby smix » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:35 am

The media are complicit in the fraud we see today
American Thinker

URL: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/20 ... today.html
Category: Politics
Published: November 24, 2020

Description: The Founding Fathers always worried that American democracy — which was a grand experiment — could be corrupted from the inside. They were right to be worried. In the past four years, we've witnessed America's enemies trying to rig democracy. Those efforts came to fruition with the recent election. There are innumerable signs showing this rigging. Some of the most common signs come from the media, which ignore blatant evidence that justifies indicting, arresting, or, at minimum, questioning Democrat elected officials. The media's been doing this all year, especially with regarding to Biden. On November 15, 2020, Ukraine announced that Biden is wanted in that country on Class A felony charges. The former president, Viktor Poroshenko, is on trial for corruption and treason. We know Joe Biden's role in this because he boasted about it. There are also taped conversations in which Biden discusses using American money in a way that would end up protecting his son. Ukrainians actually refer to our senate Democrats as Democorruptionists. That's right. A country we often add the qualifier "corrupt" to thinks we are a joke. Think of this: Vice President Biden concocted a scheme where he would perform certain favors with taxpayer money for a personal benefit. Ukrainian investigators have traced the transfers of millions of dollars from Ukraine to the Biden family. The American media completely ignore Joe Biden's role in this scheme. Viktor Poroshenko is looking at life in prison, and the media have anointed Joe Biden as the American president — and it is Ukraine with the corruption problem? The media choosing sides breeds corruption. The media, with help from the tech giants, has also hidden past election fraud. For example, famed attorney Lin Wood says that the voter fraud scheme in 2020 got trial runs in 2016 and 2018. However, Google and YouTube make it almost impossible to find links to information about either fraud or Lin Wood's statement. These entities are setting and driving the narrative. In September, Russia Today summarized a report explaining exactly how the Democrats intended the election to play out. Hawkfish, the Bloomberg funded data analytics firm, prepared a report prior to the election for Democrats that told them that Trump would have an enormous lead at the end of the night. This landslide would be the most one-sided result since George HW Bush dispatched Michael Dukakis by 426 votes to 111 in 1988. However, according to Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn, it would be a "red mirage."
In the days after, a steady trickle of mail-in ballots would swing the vote back in Biden's favor, and could see the Democrat win by 333-204, according to one modeling prediction. A victory for Biden in this scenario would take nearly a week, with 15 percent of mail-in ballots counted every day.

Trump understood the implications:
Rigged Election? https://thenationalpulse.com/politics/d ... landslide/
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020

Wake up, America! Our democracy has been attacked. Joe Biden should have never been this close to the levers of power in this country. Democrats who have not participated in this corruption must step forward now and add bipartisan condemnation to this attack upon our country. The media's choice to hide Biden's conduct with Ukraine was a direct attempt to thwart the will of the people. Those responsible need to be brought to justice. For much for the world, America is an example, and it needs to lead the way. With everything coming to a head on November 3 through 4 — the successful selling of a corrupt former vice president, combined with a rigged election — all top Democrats should be scrutinized. Whoever receives intelligence briefings needs to be closely scrutinized. Once Americans understand the seriousness of this, Democrats need to cooperate with investigations immediately. What's happening in America is too big to ignore accidentally and Americans know that. Instead, the media are actively ignoring it. The billionaire class through media and tech censorship has weaponized information against the American people. It is no exaggeration to claim that CNN is the propaganda arm for this operation. Those at the heads of the news organizations are in on this attempt to thwart the will of the American people. The jig is up, but you can still see those blindly spewing the propaganda against their own citizens. These people should never be trusted again. This large-scale, national fraud is why the Founders decided that the popular vote does not elect the president. They gave to state legislatures, which most closely represent the will of the people in a given state, the ultimate responsibility for choosing electors. These legislatures need to be encouraged to step up and defend our democracy.



Joe Biden's lapdog press is doing stupid pet tricks
American Thinker

URL: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/20 ... ricks.html
Category: Politics
Published: November 29, 2020

Description: Tom Wolfe probably didn't mean it literally when he described the groveling press, in his 1979 masterpiece, The Right Stuff, to say:
They’re on their knees. They’re slithering in the ooze. They’re interviewing the dog, the cat, the rhododendrons.

But in the Biden age, it's now literal. Here's what's "news" from the self-important Daily Beast:
It began when British daytime TV show This Morning provided Beth Lee-Crowther with pictures of Biden’s two German shepherds, Champ and Major. As a pet psychic who performs animal communication using telepathy and “mind-to-mind communication,” Crowther, from the county of Worcestershire, uses photographs, or can just be in the same room as an animal, in order to begin—she claims—speaking with it. With their pictures, she says she forged a close relationship with Biden’s dogs—and wow, did they ever dish about their owner, as well as a “ramping-up” of his troubles with the non-conceding President Trump, moving into the White House, their master’s calmness, and even Biden’s plans to govern. “The very first thing I got was that they were both very excited about moving to the White House,” Lee-Crowther told The Daily Beast. “I had a real connection, I felt that excitement of theirs. They showed me that Joe Biden is very bonded to his dogs, and has a real connection to them. They kept showing me that although he has rescued one of the dogs, the dogs feel in many ways they have rescued him.”

Wolfe was just throwing out some hyperbole, but were he alive today, he'd be stupefied to see that they've actually topped him. After that, it's gooey, glurgy, utterly fanciful hagiographic court flattery like this:
“The dogs describe Joe Biden to me as having a big personality,” Lee-Crowther said, “and they say to me that he’s a special man with great empathy for people and animals. They showed me that Joe cannot function without dogs in his life. He talks to them, they are a huge part of his life and who he is. “They made me feel that he will make a great president. He loves to help people. They described him as being a big softy. He talks to them like they are people about his ideas, hopes for the future, if he is having a good day or a bad day, like how we would talk to a person about things. They showed me that he feels as if dogs do understand him. He also has a great sense of humor.”

Had enough? I couldn't read further. What this crap amounts to is the press converting itself to oozing lackeys, janissaries, court eunuchs, and flatterers, in a sorry bid to play public relations agent to Biden as they foresee his move to the White House. Their flattery fluff is now beating like wings, in hopes they'll be first in line for scoops and from there, book deals. And with Biden answering no questions from the press, other than what flavor of ice cream he ordered, they're desperate to fill space. In their case, they're calculating that it pays to flatter the king. Biden, well known as a nasty man who attacks little guys for asking uncomfortable questions, is known to have a gargantuan ego that demands to be fed a daily media diet of flattery, so this is their offering. What this isn't, is journalism. And there's hypocrisy too. Isn't this the same press that berates Donald Trump for saying things that are "baseless" and with "no proof" or "no evidence"? Suddenly, someone in the U.K. claiming to be a "pet psychic" with assorted flattering claims is now "facts." One is tempted to dismiss this as pure garbage and leave at that, but to stoop to the press's level: There's a helluva lot of history of fraud from psychics such as this, and as if you needed to be told, just check the consumer ripoff sites. The press claims to be all about 'facts' and constantly 'fact-checks' President Trump even with his most obvious hyperbole. But now that Biden is supposedly president-elect, this is what passes for "news." Now they're bottling and selling this garbage. We often make fun of dictatorship hellholes for their lunatic fanciful press claims, whether of Soviet milk production, or the American army creating the coronavirus, 99% electoral turnout, or North Korean feats of strength, and all you have to do is ask Kim Jong Un. The press leftists have taken that as a how-to guide. Look for more of this dictatorship-style drivel should Biden make it to the White House. Just when you thought the media couldn't sink lower, they do.
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