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What Happened To The Presumption of Innocence?

What Happened To The Presumption of Innocence?

While flipping through a newspaper during lunch today I encountered a story about the Roy Moore allegations. I quickly noticed that they failed to consistently describe the allegations as such and part of the story portrayed parts of the accusations as confirmed fact. As a fervent supporter of the presumption of innocence, better to let ten guilty men go free than convict one innocent man, and privacy rights for accused individuals until convicted in a court of law, this developing…

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The Narcissism at the Center of Modern Journalism

The Narcissism at the Center of Modern Journalism

After having finished Katy Tur’s “Unbelievable”, her memoir of covering Trump as a journalist from his candidacy announcement until election night, I’m left with a sense of having gained new insights and also of having my previous assertions confirmed. The modern mainstream media journalist/pundit class are one of the most narcissistic groups on planet Earth. The importance they bestow upon themselves is remarkable. If you ask them, they’re the guardians of order standing watch on the thin line against chaos…

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The Assumption of Mainstream Wrongness

The Assumption of Mainstream Wrongness

I’ve had an underlying assumption in my brain for quite some time now. I’ve assumed that what the “mainstream” tells me, be it newspapers, television, books, people and so on, is to a large extent shallow, wrong and/or misguided. This applies to many different aspects of life, for instance news reporting, diet advice, workout tips, investment guides and so on. I believe that this scepticism has served me well, as it has allowed me to avoid falling into the pitfall…

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Killing Their Own Relevance

Killing Their Own Relevance

I used to take pride in actively seeking out information that went against my preconceived notions. I hadn’t made a thorough sweep of the headlines unless that sweep included outlets from the far-left to the far-right via the center. While I still think that going outside your own echo chamber is both important and noble, doing so is increasingly losing its value. While you would always expect a political tilted slant in their coverage, at least they made an appearance…

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Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Infinity, Be The Media

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Infinity, Be The Media

More and more people are deliberately “playing” the media for personal gain. This gain can be purely financial, but also informational and influence wise. I’ve explained in other posts how the Neo-Nazi group “Nordic Resistance Movement” displayed excellent media savvy during the planning and execution of their recent march in a southern Norwegian town. Unable to spread their message through conventional means in the mainstream press, they expertly baited both the media and the general populace into giving them free…

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Lessons from Charlottesville

Lessons from Charlottesville

The media is still biased as hell in their selective coverage and outrage. The same people employing journalists that encourage punching political opponents on their Twitter handles, condemn political violence. The glaring omission of any mention at all of the “other” side of violence is counterproductive to the max. Everyone from mainstream journalists, to conservatives and even Trump himself have failed to mention groups like Antifa and their ilk. Traditional establishment conservatives are still completely useless. They don’t care about…

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Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of diversity of opinion amongst web-based political talk shows. As a guy that is interested in politics way more than the average person, I often seek out esoteric tidbits, anecdotes and interesting minutia. Sadly, I often find that only shows with a clear left-wing bias cover the particular stories I’m interested in. I find myself confronted with either giving them views and ad revenue or with not finding out more about the stories….

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