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04.12.23

Anti-Social Media – NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

It has been over a week since NPR has posted anything on Twitter, following the drama of Elon Musk attaching the Government-funded Media label on their account. Now today, the outlet has formally announced they are leaving Twitter.

Media reporter David Folkenflik details that the decision was made in the name of maintaining the integrity of the journalism from the site.

By going silent on Twitter, NPR's chief executive says the network is protecting its credibility and its ability to produce journalism without 'a shadow of negativity. The downside, whatever the downside, doesn't change that fact,' NPR CEO John Lansing said in an interview. 'I would never have our content go anywhere that would risk our credibility.'

Seems a bit of a dicey move, considering the number of people using NPR recently has plunged, leading to a spate of layoffs within the organization. Now they are making it harder to find the content already fewer people had been seeking? The NPR account put up a series of posts with alternate outlets their content can be accessed through.

It is notable that while suggesting this departure is made to preserve their reputation, NPR has not deactivated their account, where anyone can still go and see the banner that has the outlet so offended and their character diminished.

Pre-Written Field Reports – THE BBC

  • "We were not prepared to back up our claims in the accusatory questioning."

Recently, Elon Musk issued the challenge/invite for the BBC to come and speak to him about issues with the site. They took him up on the offer, showing up at the headquarters, and Musk obliged by sitting for an interview. The BBC came to regret it.

When Musk was posed the accusatory question about the rise of hate seen on the site since he took it over, the owner came back and asked for a specific example. The reporter is left stammering without an answer. And then he manages to mutter that he has not even been on the site for a while. This is what it looks like when you just blindly run with a narrative without any supporting facts on your side.

DNC PR Firm – MSNBC

  • That revolving door may need some WD-40 at this rate.

The inbred nature of the Biden administration and the media complex see that bloodline further diluted as news comes out that the State Department has announced it now has a new spokesman. Mike Miller has been tabbed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take over the role for the administration.

We notice a few details appear to have been glossed over in this formal announcement. There is no mention that Miller is being brought over after working at MSNBC. You know, the network where former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has since begun her new job, as well as the network where her replacement – Karine Jean-Pierre – hailed from. Also, Miller will be taking over the position from Ned Price, who initially came to the job from (do we have to say it by this point?)...MSNBC. 

Both Kinds of Standards – ESPN

  • As far as covering strong and brave females, there is no such interest…really?

Last month, ESPN hailed the collegiate trans swimmer Willliam "Lia" Thomas as a Women's Sports Hero. Yet, in the past few weeks, former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines has been speaking out on behalf of women athletes and has faced backlash, criticism and was recently assaulted and detained by activists for giving a speech. ESPN has not even managed to cover any news concerning Gaines – despite actually being a female collegiate athlete.

Pre-WSritten Field Reports – THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • Why they even ask for comment by this stage is basically a mystery.

The Ron DeSantis communications team continues to deliver a classroom study on the problems with the journalism complex. The latest example comes from The New York Times, which contacted the governor's press secretary for comment on an upcoming article. Note we did not say "an article they are working on." This is because, as Bryan Griffin displays for us to see, the deeply slanted article was basically completed with all manner of accusations about Ron DeSantis already in place. 


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