Archive for January, 2018

Infowars make an editorial mistake

Infowars made a journalistic blunder on the OC Riverbed Mess (Infowars is Alex Jones news website)

Infowars reports

Video footage of a homeless encampment in Orange County, California, has gone ultra-viral after a Facebook page operated by former law enforcement posted stunning scenes of the sanctuary state’s rapid descent into a dystopian “shit hole.”

Retired Orange County Deputy Sheriffsreleased the video on Facebook, where it racked up nearly five million views and 104,000 shares in little more than a day.

In the caption, the page’s administrators placed blame for the shocking breakdown of law and order on Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens and Undersheriff Don Barnes, with a tongue-in-cheek reference to controversial – yet unsubstantiated – “sh*thole” comments attributed to President Donald Trump

Memo to Infowars: the OC Sheriff is going to evict the homeless people off the riverbed on January 22, 2018. The OC Register and the local TV news report this. This article made a major fact of omission and should have reported this. They should run a correction to include this. But of course, we know that journalistic integrity is not valued by Infowars and therefore people who read the infowars piece are not getting the complete story or a detailed backstory of what caused the riverbed problem.

January 17, 2018 at 2:12 am Leave a comment

Trump and Racism

Today, I just do not understand news accounts of Donald Trump calling
himself “least racist person. A man who bred contempt towards black
and brown people his whole life calls him “the least racist person” is
an anthema.
This is also the same guy who coined the term “stable genius”. I
believe that I can measure Trump’s stupidy in the selection of idioms
that he uses. “Stable Genius” strikes me as a nonsensical idiom.
Also, Trump calling himself “the least racist person” is the biggest
joke of all time.
I just saw a picture of Trump posting a full page ad in the late 1980s
over the five black men who were acquitted of a brutal rape in Central
Park. Trump wanted sent them those guys upstate and probably put them
back in the electric chair like the days of old in the South.
The way that he treated the poor Puerto Ricans in time of utter
despair with his refusal to do anything about the infrastructure
problem is also alarming. The “least racist person” and “stable
genius” who would go out of their way to fix the problem.
It also is telling that a person who contempt towards black and brown
people is when he decide to golfing on the very day that a man who
both the right and left revere for his stand on his civil rights.
Trump could have gone to Miami and made a showing at some
Miami-related civil rights celebration and than take the rest of the
afternoon off to go golfing. Perfectly fine. But this president
failed to do even the most basic tasks to demonstrate the he cares
about race.
So this “least racist person” is another tall tale invented by Trump.
If Trump were Pinocoho, I would not want to imagine how long his nose
would be.

January 16, 2018 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment


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