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Stupid Headlines – Why America Is Failing – Stupid Journalists Writing Stupid Headlines

 

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Boehner ‘baffled’ by Israeli spying report’(1)
Really? ‘Baffled? So you’ve just ignored what Israel has done over the last 40 years?

And just like NO conservative will admit to getting their (cough) ‘news’ from FOX, not one will admit to getting intel from Israel.
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MSNBC Pundit Speculates Jet Crashed In France Because Of ‘Hacking’(2)

The new ‘FOX’ news affliate (MSNBC) spreading a conspiracy with absolutely no facts and just hours after the crash.
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Ted Cruz: I Started Listening To Country Music Because Of 9/11′ (3)

“My music taste changed on 9/11,” he said, followed by a pause’.

“I actually intellectually find this very curious, but on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded,” the senator went on. “And country music, collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me.”

‘Cruz did not specify which rock artists “responded” to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in a way that led him to switch genres’.(4)
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(1) : http://thehill.com/homenews/house/236746-boehner-baffled-by-israeli-spying-report

(2) : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jay-rollins-france-airplane-hacking

(3) : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-cruz-9-11-taste-in-music

 

Why America Is Failing – ‘Canada’s Fox ‘News’ Clone Goes Out Of Business After Just Four Years’

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We are willing to be lied to by the #1 (cough) ‘news’ network – FOX.

Canadians aren’t.

‘The Sun News Network is rubbish media’.

The Sun News Network, Canada’s stab at a right-wing slanted channel like America’s Fox ‘News,’ is going out of business after just a few years’.

‘The reason for its demise will surely be bittersweet for conservatives and lovers of free market capitalism: Nobody was watching, and so it failed’.

Sun News Network shuts down Last 5 Minutes – (4:00 AM CST, February 13, 2015)

“The closure is regrettable for the Canadian broadcasting system, which is losing a distinctively Canadian voice in the national news space,” said Tremblay’.

‘The distinctively Canadian voice was one of conservative spin. The idea of a 24-hour right-wing propaganda channel may be massively popular in the United States, but Canadians seem to have little interest in watching their political discourse further muddied with the kind of ugly programming Americans have grown depressingly accustomed to’.

‘To counter the lack of interest, Sun Media tried to force the channel down Canada’s throat by demanding that the government make the channel a mandatory feature of every basic cable package for consumers’.

‘The CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications regulators, didn’t bite’.

‘The agency rejected the proposal and with that Sun News Network’s days were numbered. Sun News was livid by the decision not to cater to them, but most average Canadians shrugged’.

‘One of the channel’s fiercest critics was Alexander Knight, who in 2013 took to the streets to ask Canadians about whether they wanted Sun News. Most said no’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/13/canadas-fox-news-clone-goes-out-of-business-after-just-four-years/

Why America Is Failing – ‘Serious Ethical Questions Arising From Journalist’s Participation In Koch Event’

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The Founding Fathers had a vision that the press would inform……not propaganda but holding the elected accountable and keeping the citizens informed and educated.

So which came first?

Apathy?

Or journalistic corruption?

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‘ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl will moderate a forum featuring three prominent GOP Senators on Sunday at an event hosted by a conservative political organization that has been called “the Koch Brothers’ secret bank.”

‘While the event will be closed to media and the public — though streamed online — ThinkProgress has learned that ABC News will be paying for Karl’s travel and lodging for the Palm Springs, CA event’.

A private event – yet ABC news is paying for the so called journalists travel and lodging.

‘Politico reported on Thursday that Karl will ask questions of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the “American Recovery Policy Forum,” hosted by the Kochs’ Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce’.

‘But some journalism ethics experts told ThinkProgress that this might cross the line from neutral reporting to aiding a political organization, as Karl’s presence lends a measure of credibility to billionaire oil magnates David and Charles Koch and their anti-government political network’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/media/2015/01/23/3614673/abc-news-paying-jonathan-karl-koch-brothers/

Why America Is Failing – Megatron Speaks the Truth

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Why America Is Failing – ‘Americans Say Ebola Bigger Threat To Country Than Cancer, Heart Disease, Heroin’

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‘In fact more people in America…….’

‘ die from cancer in a week…..’

‘than people on the planet have died from Ebola in history’.

‘It wasn’t even close. About one in six Americans cited Ebola as the top health concern’.

‘Cancer and obesity tied for fourth place with about 10% of people saying it was their top concern’.

For the record, cancer alone is responsible for killing around half a million Americans a year’.

  • According to a new Gallup poll, Americans rank healthcare costs and coverage as the two most urgent health issues the nation is facing’.

‘This makes sense. America’s healthcare system is a disaster – complicated, ineffective and entirely too expensive’.

  • ‘Adding to those issues is the recently installed Republican congress’ renewed attempts at repealing the closest thing the country has gotten to universal healthcare and Americans are right to be concerned’.

‘Unfortunately, logic goes out the window from there’.

‘Coming in at number three is “Ebola virus.” The disease edged out notorious killers like obesity, cancer, and drug and alcohol abuse’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/19/americans-say-ebola-bigger-threat-to-country-than-cancer-heart-disease-heroin/

Why America Is Failing – ‘Check this out -Jake Ward (Al Jazeera)has an amazing graphic on the number of people that DON’T Vote’

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From : http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017224925

Why America Is Failing – ‘Chuck Todd accuses President Obama of not mentioning Syria right after he does.

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When saying ‘Syria’ 4 times isn’t saying the word ‘Syria’ to Chuck ‘It’s Not My Job’ Todd.
PRES. OBAMA:

I’m preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat from ISIL.

………………”ISIL poses a broader threat because of its territorial ambitions in Iraq and Syria“.

………………”Americans that had been taken hostage but the killing of thousands of innocents in– in Iraq thousands of innocents in Syria, the kidnapping of women the complete disruption of entire villages”.

………………:But what is absolutely clear in ISIL, which started as Al Qaeda in Iraq and arose out of the U.S. invasion there and was contained because of the enormous efforts of our troops there then shifted to Syria, has metastasized, has grown”.

……………….”We’ve got to do more effective diplomatic work to eliminate the the schism between Sunni and Shia that has been fueling so much of the violence in Syria, in Iraq”.

10 seconds – yes- seconds later……

CHUCK TODD:

“You’ve not said the word,Syria,” so far in our conversation“.
From : http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/president-barack-obamas-full-interview-nbcs-chuck-todd-n197616

Why America Is Failing – The ‘(cough) ‘Free Press’ Edition – ‘Candidate Hurts Feelings Of Local TV Station, They Refuse To Cover Him’

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Chuck Todd would approve…….

‘Former NBC and CBS News correspondent Ed Rabel wrote in a 2013 Charleston (WV) Gazette opinion piece that the people in local TV news are “bubble-heads and glib, young, sometimes pretty know-nothings” who “wouldn’t know a news story if it slapped them in the face.”

“Station owners and managers forbid their news departments from stepping on toes and ruffling feathers, out of fear that such stories might insult local advertisers or offend politicians on whose toes reporters might stomp”.

“And investigative or original reporting is costly, meaning real reporters must be hired to do real reporting, a job that requires lots of time and money that the stations have no time for”.

‘Sixteen months after his op-ed was published, Rabel announced he was running for Congress as an independent in West Virginia’s second Congressional District’.

‘WCHS-TVnews director Matt Snyder apparently wasn’t ready to forgive Rabel for his TV news criticism, and ordered his staff to ignore the former journalist’s campaign, according to the Morgan County USA website’.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/candidate-hurts-feelings-local-tv-station

Why America Is Failing – ‘Impoverished Mother Dies In Jail Cell Over Unpaid Fines For Her Kids Missing School’

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Let’s take people who are poor and make them poorer and then put them in prison so they can’t pay anyway.

That’s what America is becoming.

Money is more important then people.

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‘Thousands of people have been jailed over truancy fines in the county since 2000, and two in three of those jailed have been women, according to the AP’.

‘A mother of seven died in a Pennsylvania jail over the weekend while serving a two-day sentence. Eileen DeNino, 55, was put in the cell where she died because she could not pay thousands of dollars in fines relating to her children’s truancy from schools in the Reading, PA area’.

  • ‘District Judge Dean R. Patton sentenced DeNino to 48 hours in jail after she failed to produce documentary evidence of her inability to pay the more than $2,000 in accrued fines and fees’.

‘The sentence could have been as long as 45 days of jail time. “I bent over backwards for this woman,” Patton told the Eagle, “but I can’t just dismiss her cases without justification.”

‘The results, as catalogued in a year-long National Public Radio investigation, are staggering':

  • ‘A 19-year-old jailed for three days after catching a smallmouth bass during rock bass season, because he couldn’t pay the fine';
  • ‘A homeless man sentenced to a year in jail over $2,600 in penalties incurred by shoplifting a $2 can of beer';
  • ‘A recovering drug user sent to jail three times for being unable to make payments on nearly $10,000 in court costs’.

‘Criminal justice reform advocates and civil rights groups say these practices amount to a revival of the sort of “debtor’s prisons” that are supposed to be a relic of Colonial-era history’.

‘At the federal level, jailing someone for unpaid debt has been illegal since the 1830s’.

‘A Supreme Court decision 30 years ago reaffirmed that judges must determine that an offender is able to pay overdue fines before jailing someone’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/06/12/3448105/mother-dies-jail-cell-fines/

Why America Is Failing – ‘Billionaire Gets 4 MONTHS For Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Because He’s ‘Productive’

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Money before people.

Gee.

Tell me again which political party that reminds you of.

‘Billionaire rapes an underage child, gets a sentence that a teenager gets for shoplifting. That’s what some people like to call the “invisible hand” in economics’.

‘SC Johnson, the “family” company’s billionaire heir, Samuel Curtis Johnson III, who confessed to repeatedly sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter has received an outrageous prison sentence of only four months because the judge, Circuit Justice Eugene Gasiorkiewicz, feels that Johnson’s importance to the community is valued much higher than the dignity of his abused step-daughter’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/06/07/billionaire-gets-off/

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