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There is a reason why I say the corporate press is the enemy of the people.

You have probably already heard about the story of former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary, who recently wrote a harsh blog post about the corporate media after leaving her former employer. Only a few weeks after centrist Bari Weiss left The New York Times due to news outlet’s hostility to differing viewpoints, Pekary left for similar reasons.

In her post, the former producer explained her reasons for leaving MSNBC. “The problem is the job itself. It forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis,” she wrote. She also lamented the fact that amid the COVID-19 outbreak, news outlets were more concerned with pushing political agendas than informing the American public about the coronavirus. “As new details have become available about antibodies, a vaccine, or how COVID actually spreads, producers still want to focus on the politics. Important facts or studies get buried,” she argued.

Some have mistakenly assumed that Pekary’s post was only about MSNBC, but the reality is that she was talking about media on both sides of the political spectrum, not just on the left. She clarified this in a subsequent blog post. In this video, I break down how the media has become what Pekary calls a “cancer” that is destroying American society and put forth potential solutions to the problem.

The reality is that American journalism has become a danger to American society because their reporting is intended to push ratings by fomenting outrage and pushing agendas. “My concern, clearly stated in the post, is with the entire industry because each outlet uses the same funding model,” Pekary wrote.

As long as mainstream media outlets are unwilling to find other means than outrage to captivate their audiences, this deleterious trend will not change. But perhaps independent journalism and alternative media outlets can provide the public with the nuanced discourse that is lacking in the Fourth Estate.

Author: Jeff Charles

Source: Red State: WATCH: The Corporate Media Has Become A Danger To American Society

It looks like Uncle Joe is pulling out all the stops to prevent President Donald Trump from defeating him in November. Recently, it was revealed that the former vice president’s campaign sent a letter to Facebook imploring them to censor posts from the Trump campaign.

The letter, which was addressed to Nick Clegg, Facebook’s Vice President for Global Affairs, argued that President Trump’s Facebook posts should be suppressed because of his claims about the risk of voter fraud related to mail-in voting and his supposed tendency to post “hateful content.”

Biden campaign manager Jen O’ Malley Dillon, who penned the letter, urged the social media company to take a more active role in suppressing content posted by the Trump team. “As I am sure you will agree, it is absolutely vital that the American public clearly understand what it is that Facebook has so far committed — or declined — to do in order to protect against abuse of its platform to suppress the vote or incite violence,” she wrote.

Dillon also claimed that data revealed that “conservative leaning outlets were pushing more content that violated [Facebook’s] policies” than left-leaning outlets.

The letter comes as others on the left are attempting to curb the president’s ability to get his message to the American people through social media. Last month, Twitter placed a fact-check on one of Trump’s tweets arguing against mail-in voting. This action caused an uproar on conservative Twitter and sparked a movement in which right-leaning users signed up with Parler, an alternative social media service that promises not to censor content or ban users.

This censorious attempt on the part of the Biden campaign is just one of many leftist voices calling for the president’s silencing on social media. Even employees of the company have taken issue with Zuckerberg’s refusal to throttle Trump’s posts and crack down on speech they deem to be hateful.

In the letter, the Biden campaign attempted to shame the company into altering its algorithm to root out content that is “divisive and inflammatory. Dillon wrote, “The question is whether your platform’s algorithm should continue to amplify that material to the attention of tens of millions of people because it is divisive and inflammatory. The answer to that question is no, which should be clearer now than ever before.”

The left is continuing to apply pressure to social media companies to censor right-leaning speech under the guise of targeting only extremists. Corporations have resorted to advertising boycotts to force Facebook’s hand. However, this particular tactic will likely not reap any positive results for the censorious left.

At first, it was employees working within social media companies that were engaging in discriminatory practices based on political beliefs. But now the censorship problem has become even worse. The notion that a presidential campaign would attempt to pressure a business to suppress content that it doesn’t approve of is chilling.

If Biden were to win, would this be the end of his effort to silence a conservative candidate? Not likely. The far-left progressive crowd has already demonstrated that they prefer to squelch opposing views rather than engage in debate. The question is, will they succeed?

Author: Jeff Charles

Source: Red State: Desperate Joe Biden Attempting To Silence Trump On Facebook

President Donald Trump just got some good news. Despite the ongoing efforts of the progressive corporate press, his approval rating remains steady. A recent Gallup poll showed that his numbers match his highest approval rating over the course of his presidency.

But it also shows some even more encouraging when it comes to his chances for re-election.

At this point in Trump’s presidency, his approval ratings top four of the last six presidents, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush at this time in their first terms. The fact that Trump is facing a constant barrage of criticism due to the COVID-19 outbreak shows a remarkable resilience in his numbers.

According to The Washington Examiner, this number puts Trump “a hair away from the generally accepted 50%-51% approval political experts consider a lock to win reelection.’ Both Bush and Obama’s ratings sat at 50% on the days they were re-elected.

There are indications that the American public might be turning against the corporate media due to their coverage of the Trump administration’s handling of the virus and the economy. A recent McLaughlin & Associates survey shows that 48% of participants believe the press has been unfair to the president.

Another poll, which was conducted by YouGov and The Economist showed that only one-third of voters blame Trump for the coronavirus’ harmful impact on the American economy. Numbers like these indicate a devastating lack of trust in the Fourth Estate, which has been hellbent on destroying Trump’s presidency by turning public opinion against him.

While nobody has a magic crystal ball that would allow them to predict the victor in November’s election, the odds do seem to be in Trump’s favor. A number of polls show Biden with a slight lead, but the fact that Americans are becoming more distrustful of the media could easily swing the election in Trump’s direction.

Moreover, Biden continues to show himself to be a dreadfully inept candidate. With his penchant for gaffes and his seemingly aged-related lapses in his mental capacity, it’s difficult to believe that Americans – even those who don’t like Trump – will cast their votes for the former vice president. The fact that Biden’s voter enthusiasm numbers are in the tank isn’t going to help him either.

It’s still too early to tell. But at this point, it seems that the 2020 election is his to lose.

Author: Jeff Charles

Source: Red State: Gallup: Trump Approval Rating Higher Than Obama And Bush

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