We hear a lot about media bias. CNN goes one way, Fox news goes the other, but there is a deeper bias that nobody really challenges. This video takes the lessons learned from living through a news event, and blows the lid off of the real media bias.
Media bias, people talk about it a lot. Liberal Media Bias. The Conservative Media Empire.
Some see bias as a simple us versus them fight. But it’s not that simple.
In May and June of last year my walk home got a little weird. The events at Gezi park were one of the most extraordinary things I have ever experienced. I found myself getting very angry at the reporting though. Every story failed to capture the experience. It wasn’t just the obvious and shameful failure of the Turkish Media. Everything said internationally made me angry as well. It all seemed infuriatingly incomplete. see more…
Via Human Events on facebook:
No stupid, we need less government.
Apple, which has a plurality share of the smartphone market, has once again taken Samsung to court for supposed theft. Apple sought over $2 billion in damages for patent infringement. CNET reports, “The jury found all of Samsung’s accused gadgets infringed Apple’s ‘quick links’ patent but that none infringed the ‘universal search’ patent or the ‘background sync’ patent. Results were mixed for the ‘slide to unlock’ patent, with some Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Nexus, found to infringe [on the patent], and others found not to [infringe on the patent]…
The jury awarded Apple only $119.6 million for Samsung’s infringement.” see more…
Last week, the Russian Parliament passed a law creating a new legal term for some independent journalists: “Internet user called blogger.”
The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports that “bloggers will be obliged to declare their family name and initials and e-mail address, and those authors whose personal website or page in social networks are visited more than 3,000 times per day must register on a special list, and abide by restrictions applicable to the mass media.” see more…
There have been several somewhat strange petitions on the White House petition website, some have even received enough digital signatures to warrant an official response, even if that response is “we can’t comment.” One of the most recent petitions to receive a “we can’t comment” response involved a petition to deport Justin Bieber, who apparently is Canadian. see more…
We’ve been kicking this masterpiece around HoT HQ for the past week and needed to share it in advance.
Next nail under the hammer: A not very exhaustive piece about attending the Colorado Republican State Assembly (and the caucuses, division meetings, El Paso County Assembly, yadda yadda yadda … This has been costly in both time and financially to your faithful publisher). I may have to take a photo of the Statesman’s Game of Votes cover, as there is one note of humor that they had sadly overlooked.
Art by Chad Ginsburg
Coloring by Stephen VanDyke
GAME CHANGER: After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?
“The question is whether we’re going to see sustained flame-up now. We could see more of that if they actually think that the federal government is going to stand down,” she said.
“It’s not the groups, it’s not their concerns, it’s not their anger, all of that is old, but the federal government backing down? I was like, wow! Seriously?”
President Obama recently gave a speech in which he claimed that voting rights were under attack, saying “The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” adding “Across the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, for people to vote.”
No one can deny that fact.
In fact, the New York Times reports, “Over the last 15 months, at least nine states have enacted voting changes making it harder to cast ballots. A federal judge last month upheld laws in Arizona and Kansas requiring proof of citizenship, like a birth certificate or a passport, leading other states to explore following suit.” see more…
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