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Advertising: Netflix plans to put EVs in their shows and movies, as advertising for EVs

Advertising: Netflix plans to put EVs in their shows and movies, as advertising for EVs

This is known as public relations propaganda: Working with General Motors, Netflix will put EVs into as many of its movies and shows as it can. There’s a Super Bowl ad to prove it. Source: Netflix Wants to Make Electric Cars Its Next Big Stars – CNET Netflix is doing this for free.

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: Actual Fake News at FastCompany.com

Media: Actual Fake News at FastCompany.com

FastCompany publishes a fabricated fake news story about “Twitter’s new Blue Check logo” – except this new logo, supposedly just introduced in December of 2022, was actually introduced in November of 2021. Like a whole year ago. UPDATE: They’ve acknowledged they were a year out of date.

Media: News cannot get the simplest of facts correct

Media: News cannot get the simplest of facts correct

Local TV News KTVZ, Bend, Oregon published a report that 10 seconds of fact checking would have been detected as an erroneous news report. While about 80% of flights were canceled due to a heavy snowstorm, they ran a report saying the snowplows worked great and “no commercial flights were impacted”. WHAT?