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Media: Fiction news site realizes its approach is not working

Media: Fiction news site realizes its approach is not working

The Guardian goes off the deep end. Again. It begins with the idea that maybe instead of focusing on fear, doom and gloom hysteria for marketing “ClimateCrisis”, perhaps focusing on solutions would be a better approach (actual research supports that). But that idea is lost by the next paragraph and their columnist launches into a word salad of nonsense. Sorry, I didn’t think The Guardian propaganda rag could stoop lower but they just did.

Media: Where did “Bomb Cyclone” come from?

Media: Where did “Bomb Cyclone” come from?

The media loves the term “bomb cyclone”, a technical term from meteorology that sounds super scary. Most of the public has no idea what it means, and even with the official definition, it still is mostly meaningless to the public. But it sounds scary. And that’s the main point.

Media: UPI does it again, dumb error

Media: UPI does it again, dumb error

UPI puts out a typical fear inducing propaganda piece of climate change – and its wrong before they even get to the first paragraph. Their photo illustration of Antarctica is, in their own database, an ice field on Svalbard, located near the North Pole – in the Arctic. But who needs accuracy when talking about climate change right? Just making stuff up encourages people to trust you, right?

Media myth busted: Suicides do not increase at holidays

Media myth busted: Suicides do not increase at holidays

Half of recent news reports about holiday suicides spread disinformation that suicides go up over the holidays: Summary: Despite media claims that suicide rates increase dramatically over the holiday period, researchers report the average daily suicide rate during the holidays remain among the lowest rate of any period of the year. Source: University of Pennsylvania The holiday-suicide myth, the false claim that the suicide rate rises during the year-end holiday season, persisted in some news coverage through the 2021-22 holidays, according to…

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Spin: Why misinformation didn’t wreck the midterms

Spin: Why misinformation didn’t wreck the midterms

Two years ago, we were told by multiple “sides” that misinformation and disinformation on social media threw election results. Two years later, oddly, everyone is pretending the same misinformation and disinformation no longer is an issue – which is not very believable. And then spin: “The amount of content we saw that you could call kind of election disinformation was actually larger than what we saw in 2020 — but overall, the effects were much more muted,” Source: Why misinformation…

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Social media: The media resents having lost control

Social media: The media resents having lost control

Propaganda used to require access to a printing press or broadcast license. Social media changed all that – in an instant, anyone can be a propagandist and publish their messaging for free, potentially to large audiences.

The elite have lost their eliteness and their control over propaganda. They are not happy about that.

Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Reporter for the UK Independent newspaper, Eric Michael Garcia, wrote an entire story saying SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis one day before the Roe versus Wade “abortion” ruling. But the story was easy shown as false. Garcia has apologized and the entire story has been retracted. Details matter, except it seems, in the media.