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Whether it was unconcern with attorney-client privilege after the raid of Michael Cohen’s office, disinterest in the implications of the case of despised Julian Assange, people who probably once described themselves as progressives seem to have lost touch with core ideas in recent years.
19 hours ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
On April Fool’s Day, CNN ran an “analysis” of Joe Biden’s presidency: "Will JRB take his place alongside FDR and LBJ?" Media began copying each other, with Washington Post and Yahoo echoing the same line.
4 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: The U.S. Right to Know Foundation. They inhabit a corner of the media universe focusing on who pays for what kind of research and why. They began publishing the results of FOIA requests about COVID, then suddenly disappeared from Google.
7 days ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
Silicon Valley has gone from banning Trump for past concrete violations to future potential violations. Facebook just last week banned an interview of Trump declaring that “the voice of Donald Trump” will henceforth be removed, as the risk of allowing it to be heard at all is “too great.”
Joe Scarborough begins his rant by insinuating that those who’ve spent time documenting errors on the Russiagate story are maybe on “Russia’s payroll,” which is nothing new for this network, of course, or frankly for the press in general during this time.
14 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Master List Of Official Russia Claims That Proved To Be Bogus
15 days ago by muellermeierschulz to /s/whatever from taibbi.substack.com
Dear Joe Scarborough: Nice Smear. Now Invite Me To Debate Your Network's Russiagate Coverage - Matt Taibbi
16 days ago by EndlessSunflowers to /s/whatever from taibbi.substack.com
Alternatives to Censorship
18 days ago by Panzerfaust to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
A Biden Appointee's Troubling Views On The First Amendment. Wu’s comment about “returning… to the kind of media environment that prevailed in the 1950s” is telling. This was a disastrous period in American media that saw all sorts of glaring social problems covered up or de-emphasized with ease.
22 days ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
Ellsberg described a vicious cycle, in which leaders lie pervasively, then learn to have so much contempt for the public that swallows those lies, that they feel justified in lying more. Ellsberg is adamant that our military and intelligence services don’t learn from even the bloodiest failures.
27 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Aaugh! A Brief List Of Official Russia Claims That Proved To Be Bogus. how many times are we going to do this? We’ve spent the last five years watching as anonymous officials make major Russia-related claims, only to have those evidence-free claims fizzle.
27 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
The Sovietization of the American Press - TK News by Matt Taibbi. The transformation from phony "objectivity" to open one-party orthodoxy hasn't been an improvement. Some of the headlines in the U.S. press lately sound suspiciously like this kind of work.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Interview with Martin Gurri, "A Short-Term Pessimist and Long-Term Optimist" The elites are stuck in a sterile nostalgia for the 20th century. They are at war with the world as it actually is today, and I imagine they would love to disband the public and summon a more obedient version.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
The Top 10 "Controversial" Books Still On Sale On eBay. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, $15.70.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: Myanmar Writer Zaw Moe Shinn. Zaw’s story is a little different, as it involves a state authority, not Big Tech. But it’s horrifying all the same, and holds some potent warnings for those who haven’t thought through the worst-case scenarios for Internet crackdowns.
In Defense Of Substack - TK News by Matt Taibbi. The upper-class media is outraged that "Substack is a dangerous direct threat to traditional news media." In other words, they don't get to control what journalism is and they're super pissed off about it.
Even By Democratic Party Standards, Censoring Fox News Is An Insanely Stupid Idea - TK News by Matt Taibbi. All of these stories share the same theme: small, unelected groups of private executives making sweeping decisions about speech, cheered on by Democratic Party politicians.
How to find "Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another". "For insight into how we got to this mess where trust in traditional media is at an all time low, look no further than HATE INC. from the great and powerful @mtaibbi. It’s excellent and really fucking disturbing." —@joerogan
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
It’s astonishing that after so many years of decline in trust in media — this phenomenon has been going on for over a decade now, media people still think the issue is a mathematical question of “sides,” with widespread audience revulsion a kind of reward for their unflinching correctitude.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
The flaw in the system is that even the biggest news companies now operate under the assumption that at least half their potential audience isn’t listening. This leads to problems, and the fact that the easiest way to keep your own demographic is to feed it negative stories about others.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: Mark Crispin Miller. "By encouraging the school to sack him over a complaint, Crispin Miller’s colleagues are telling students that it’s faster to eliminate or suppress unpleasant ideas than find successful arguments against them. This feels like the opposite of teaching."
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
The Wokest News Stories of 2020. The year in media was marked by grotesque factual scandals, journalist-cheered censorship, and an accelerating newsroom mania for political groupthink that was equal parts frightening and ridiculous.
Financial institutions must not be allowed to take crippling losses, even if those losses were the fault of the companies in question. The thinking of these experts changes, however, the instant the question shifts to aid to the common people. Suddenly we learn that resources are scarce.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/finance from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: Olivia Katbi-Smith. An activist for the Democratic Socialists of America talks about how arguments in favor of “banning hate speech” will end up being used against grassroots activists.
Twitter and Facebook suppressed a real story of legitimate public interest just before a presidential election. The fact that Big Tech blocked it, and professional journalists gleefully lied about it, has a direct bearing on YouTube’s decision now to bar Trumpist freakouts over the election results.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
With Tanden Choice, Democrats Stick it to Sanders Voters. Every media figure with even a vague connection to Sanders learned in recent years to expect mud-drenched pushback from waves of “Neera trolls”. No name in blue politics is more associated with seething opposition to Sanders than Tanden.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Take the Biden Quiz. In the following sets of quotes, guess which is Biden, and which is Putin? Answers at bottom.
After advocating tirelessly for Big Tech censorship, the far left is shocked to find itself the victim of censorship. WSWS.org is so oldschool socialist that they think white and black workers can be on the same side, and that the 1619 Project "is a blatant falsification of the historical record."
Glenn Greenwald was forced to resign after writing a story criticizing both the Biden campaign and intelligence community — only to have it spiked by the editors of The Intercept, the news outlet he co-founded six years ago with the aim of preventing pretty much this exact situation.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Tape shows: ethically, CNN chief a little shaky
7 months ago by [deleted] to /s/USnews from taibbi.substack.com
Don't Steal This Book - On "In Defense of Looting”
7 months ago by [deleted] to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
The people who run this country have run out of workable myths with which to distract the public, and in a moment of extreme crisis have chosen to stoke civil war and defame the rest of us – black and white – rather than admit to a generation of corruption, betrayal, and mismanagement.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
"Kansas should go F itself." The People, No documents the furious elite propaganda response to bottom-up political movements that has recurred in uncannily similar fashion at key moments across nearly a century and a half of American history, and is firing with particular venom today.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here
8 months ago by CompleteDoubterII to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
The Left is Now the Right (NOTE: this does not speak of gender ideology at all actually, but a lot of the rhetoric the "left" uses regardless of topic is eerily similar)
8 months ago by vitunrotta to /s/GenderCritical from taibbi.substack.com
The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing
8 months ago by quipu to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Taibbi - Year Zero On America's birthday, celebrating the corporate-sponsored revolution
9 months ago by brightlightbellend to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Taibbi - Year Zero: On America's birthday, celebrating the corporate-sponsored revolution
9 months ago by brightlightbellend to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties, by Matt Taibbi. "Cases like this have turned erstwhile liberals – people who just a decade ago were marching in the streets over the civil liberties implications of Cheney’s War on Terror apparatus – into defenders of the spy state."
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
Resetting the Bomb: Another era of debt-fueled profiteering is ending with a bailout. How we’re institutionalizing the unfairness economy
1 year ago by salvia_d to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
1 year ago by salvia_d to /s/WorldPolitics from taibbi.substack.com