How do you think this will play out in public opinion re: Mayor Bloomberg
Bloomberg has ordered his approx 2700 journalist to not do investigative journalism on himself and I think any other Dem candidate [Not sure about the other Dem candidates but think that part is also true]
The union has objected to being told to only investigate Trump and not Mayor Bloomberg
As news of this becomes more public I have to wonder why Bloombrerg would make such a decision
This has to have tremedous blow back on Bloomberg
Late entry, a bad decision right out of the gate which will result in tons of negative publicity equals a losing campaign
For those reading that and think it doesn't sound right............it is right.
"After Michael Bloomberg confirmed his run for president on Sunday, the news service that bears his name said it would not “investigate” the billionaire or any of his Democratic rivals.
"The editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced the new rules in a note to 2,700 journalists and analysts.
Bloomberg started his news service in 1990 to complement the financial information he sold to customers. It operates a TV and radio network and the business magazine.
Micklethwait said reporters would still cover polls, policies and how the Bloomberg campaign is faring. But they will not do investigative stories on Bloomberg or any other Democratic contender. It will continue to investigate the Trump administration."
"Megan Murphy, a former editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, tweeted: “It is truly staggering that *any* editor would put their name on a memo that bars an army of unbelievably talented reporters and editors from covering massive, crucial aspects of one of the defining elections of our time. Staggering.”
Funny stuff going on in journalism today.
The source that I randomly picked states this at the end of all their articles, and use it in asking for your donations:
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metmike: The reality is that they are being disingenuous/dishonest. Check this out. They have ordered their editors/journalists/reporters to use scarier terms/language to propagandize the fake climate emergency:
"In addition to providing updated guidelines on which images our editors should use to illustrate the climate emergency, we have updated our style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Our editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, said: “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue”. These are the guidelines provided to our journalists and editors to be used in the production of all environment coverage across the Guardian’s website and paper"
Here is where they acknowledge collusion by the MSM of acting in unison to propogandize their readers.
"Since we announced these changes, they have been reported widely, shared across social media channels, and even prompted some other media outlets to reconsider the terms they use in their own coverage."
If it seems like the MSM are all reporting the exact same things from the same points of view, it's not your imagination. They are acting as the gatekeepers of information with the same belief system as half of the anchors and journalists are progressive activists who choose that field because it gives them the power to impose their belief system on people that read or view their interpretations of what we should know.
There IS an intentional conspiracy by the MSM on certain political topics......... fake climate emergency, President Trump for instance and the objective is to brainwash the people, not objectively report the news.
"Word of the year-climate emergency"
Again, on most posts here, I show tons of links.........the evidence to support the words. Words are cheap. Authentic facts, data and evidence trump them.
They are using false narratives and manufactured news. They are not reporting the objective news, they are using the news to influence how we think. They are ignoring all the news that disagrees with their belief system and/or twisting the news like a pretzel so that it appears to us to be confirming their belief system.
They are changing the language to brainwash us, like George Orwell's 1984.
The current climate optimum was first referred to as global warming, then climate change but that wasn't scary enough......so climate crisis and even that wasn't scary enough, so now its climate emergency.
People that disagree with them, even esteemed Phd's in climate science are referred to as Deniers, a negative reference they want us to make with the Holocaust Deniers.
Completely beneficial, increasing CO2 that's greening up the planet(based on all authentic science) is now called "carbon pollution" (based 100% on politics).
Trump is referred to as a racist, Nazi, xenophobe, white supremacist......over and over until people believe it. We heard that he colluded with Russia for 2 years. We heard that his using the term "invaders" for the illegal immigrants invading our southern border was racist and caused the mass shooting because the shooter, out of thousands of words also used invaders.
When he told us about the killing of the most evil person on the planet, 64% of the MSM stories critized him and none of them congratulated him.
They are controlling what we read and hear with fake news, half truths and twisted interpretations.
The saddest part in all of this is the tremendous anxiety that they are creating in millions of people. Here we are, living in the best time of human history with thousands of wonderful things to be grateful for and they are scaring the daylights out of people, by insisting that we are destroying the planet and in 12 years, there will be an apocalypse. Children never pay much attention to politics but in this case, the fake climate emergency scare is a huge exception. Many young people are needing psychiatic counceling because they are so petrified and believe in the climate emergency destroying the planet.
Think about it. If you really thought the world as you know it was going to be a barren wasteland by the time you became an adult, you would be petrified. Children are not thinking that way because they are getting the wrong message. This is 100%, absolutely intentional. The objective is to petrify people so people will do what they say.
They know the secret to controlling the weather and climate and we must do exactly as they say or we will all perish.
Then there's the intense hatred they are causing. They hate Trump and want everyone else to hate him too. Hate is the most destructive emotion a human can have.
what's most concerning is that they don't even try to hide it anymore and most don't seem to care. Many are even supportive thinking "This is how it should be".
This has been an all out war on trump. They greatly despise him and want to destroy him by causing the people to hate him too. Their objective is to affect the way people vote. We talk about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, which was minor but is blamed by some for the results they don’t like.....trump being elected but the biggest, fraudulent election meddling undertaking in history is happening in front of us. The dems and MSM are colluding on a massive, ends justifies the means scale to alter the course of the results of the 2020 election.
They are using diabolical schemes based on lies, investigations with fake crimes and manufactured scenarios advertised daily with convincing sounding false narratives.
Trump has been identified as the enemy. They want us to think that he threatens everything that we hold dear....democracy, the constitution, civil rights, children, even while his policies are clearly designed in the best interest of ALL Americans.
Same thing with the fake climate emergency. They have identified the fake enemy.......a non existent climate emergency while we experience the best weather and climate in over 1,000 years on this greening planet(the last time it was this warm). We are having a climate optimum and CO2 is a beneficial gas, this is absolutely irrifutable based on authentic science no matter who tells you differently or how many times you hear the opposite.
Their fake climate emergency and them having the secret to saving the planet is a guise for imposing global socialism=spreading the wealth under the climate accord and U.N. that does zero to affect climate and US socialism using a fairy tale scheme called the green new deal. It results in the governments taking over and trillions from carbon taxes and biased scientists unlimited funding.
The most liberal politicians pushing this would of course have the most power and control under their plans. Their plans do not involve them personally cutting back on use of fossil fuels but we must do it to save the planet. This is just bs justification to pass their agenda and impose carbon tax schemes,
On trump, the partisan smear campaign to effect his electibility is beyond anything we could have conceived. One only needs to consider the circus impeachment hearings recently or the fake trump colluding with Russia mueller investigation for 2 years.
For anybody just visiting and reading this, I have been an independent, objective atmospheric scientist for 37 years and always a practicing environmentalist,
I enjoy analytical research based on authentic facts and enjoy sharing the interpretations, especially when they expose diabolical schemes being applied for self serving and political agenda.