- CNN President Jeff Zucker: “This is a president who knows he’s losing, who knows he’s in trouble, is sick, maybe is on the aftereffects of steroids or not. I don’t know. But he is acting erratically and desperately, and we need to not normalize that.”
- Zucker: “You know, this is what we’ve come to expect for the last three and a half years, four years, but it clearly is exacerbated by the time that we’re in and the issues that he’s [Trump] dealing with. I think that we cannot just let it be normalized. He is all over the place and acting erratically, and I think we need to lean into that.”
- Zucker: “Frankly, if we’ve made any mistake, it’s been that our banners have been too polite, and we need to go well after Lindsey Graham.”
- Zucker: “There’s a ton going on. Let’s stay strong. Let’s stay newsy. Let’s stay urgent. Let’s be smart. There is a lot of news out there, and Lindsey Graham really deserves it.”
- Marcus Mabry, CNN digital VP of global programming: “Yeah, I was just going to say, if you’re going to talk about the story, I think it’s unavoidable that you have to talk about the naked racism of Tucker Carlson. Because that’s really what drove this anti-diversity push, you know, Trump watches Tucker Carlson’s show and then reacts. And just as sort of the white supremacy hour they have on Fox News every night, I think it’s the — You can’t disconnect the two.”
- Stephanie Becker, CNN field producer: “On the issue of why it’s important to get the transition going right, the 9-11 report talks about one of the problems was that the trouble that was brewing that lost during the transition. So, if you want a good, concrete example of what happens when you don’t have a good transition, well, look at the Twin Towers.”
- James O’Keefe: “This is yet another investigation Project Veritas has conducted into CNN, and once again they’ve demonstrated their partisan political agenda and total disconnect with journalistic ethics.”
Tag: media bias
The bias of Google against President Trump has been well documented over his nearly four years in office.
Recently a Google whistleblower told Project Veritas that Google News results “are intentionally biased against him,” with more than 90% of political contributions from workers at Google parent Alphabet going to Democrats.
Now, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding to know why his company was sending reminders to liberals to vote and not to conservatives, PJ Media reported.
The senators cite Pichai’s claim before Congress in August that Google “won’t do any work, you know, to politically tilt anything one way or another.”
However, the claims don’t align with evidence compiled by psychologist Robert Epstein.
The Harvard-trained researcher assembled a team of hundreds of monitors of Google who found from Oct. 26 to 29 that Google sent vote reminders to liberal users but not to conservative users.
Epstein said his 733 field agents in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina were able “to preserve more than 400,000 ephemeral experiences that tech companies use to shift opinions and votes and that normally are lost forever.”
“One of our most disturbing findings so far is that between Monday, October 26th (the day our system became fully operational) and Thursday, October 29th, only our liberal field agents received vote reminders on Google’s home page. Conservatives did not receive even a single vote reminder,” Epstein said in a report to the senators. “This kind of targeting, if present nationwide, could shift millions of votes, in part because Google’s home page is seen 500 million times a day in the U.S.”
Social media site Twitter is reportedly altering how retweets work on its platform ahead of the November presidential election in an attempt to prevent the spread of what it considers “misinformation” on the platform. The company hopes that adding “friction,” or extra clicks, will slow down the virality of content like the New York Post Biden bombshells the company clumsily censored last week.
The Verge reports that social media giant Twitter is altering how retweets on its platform work ahead of the November 3 presidential election in an attempt to prevent the spread of “misinformation.” From today, when users click or tap the retweet icon, Twitter will automatically pull up the Quote Tweet composer to encourage users to write something about the tweet before sharing it. Tech companies call this “friction,” additional steps that slow down or disrupt the user experience.
Users don’t have to write anything if they don’t want to, but Twitter is hoping that by introducing an extra step into the retweet process, users might consider exactly what they’re retweeting or decide to take the opportunity to add their own perspective. It is a blatant attempt to slow down the virality of tweets the company doesn’t like, such as President Donald Trump’s posts, or the spread of the New York Post‘s Biden bombshells. Twitter’s outright censorship of the Post failed, with the MIT Technology Review finding that the censorship actually doubled the articles’ attention on the platform.
Twitter also plans to stop showing “liked by” or “followed by” recommendations from people that users don’t follow and the trends box will only show trends with “additional context.” Like the change to retweets, these changes will also impair Twitter’s traditional user experience, which may prove troubling for advertisers and shareholders.
The changes will be in place from today until at least the end of election week in the United States.
The New York Post recently reported that Twitter’s executives and employees appear to have a long history of anti-Trump bias according to a review of dozens of accounts. Breitbart News recently reported on the New York Post’s bombshell story that indicated that Joe Biden may have met with an adviser to the board of Burisma while he was Vice President, arranged by his son Hunter, who was working as a lobbyist for the company at the time. Joe Biden has previously said, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
However, the leaked emails appear to show that Hunter introduced his father to a Bursima executive less than a year before Biden, acting as Vice President, pressured the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company. Shortly after the story broke, many found themselves having trouble sharing it across social media. This censorship comes just weeks after executives from both Facebook and Twitter joined the Biden transition team.
The Post‘s Twitter account is still banned for sharing the story more than four days since it broke. The Post has since examined the Twitter profiles of a number of Twitter employees and discovered a long-running theme of anti-Trump bias. The Post claims that on August 18, a senior site reliability engineer at Twitter wrote: “GET HIM OUT… What a f–king baboon,” in relation to President Trump.
The second Presidential debate was cancelled due to Covid concerns after the president had just recently recovered from minor symptoms and a positive covid test. While President Trump was sure to get a lefist from NBC, he got one of the nastiest – Savannah Guthrie. Joe Biden’s town hall event was hosted by ABC and Democrat operative George Stephanopoulos.
Biden’s Town Hall
ABC News and George Stephanopoulos failed to asked Joe Biden about the bombshell New York Post reports with Hunter Biden’s emails showing Biden sold the US out to China, Ukraine and Russia in pay-to-play schemes.
The Post had released consecutive front page stories with devestating evidence of Biden family pay-to-play schemes involving Ukraine and China. The New York Post Hunter Biden email scandal was the biggest story of the week, yet ABC allowed Joe Biden to participate in a 90-minute town hall without asking one single question about his Ukraine-China-Russia pay-to-play scandal while he was the US Vice President. The town hall questioners included a former Obama speechwriter and wife of a former Pennsylvania Democrat candidate.
Trump’s Town Hall
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie was hostile and ambushed Trump on Thursday night but it didn’t work. President Trump crushed it and he went into savage mode after Savannah Guthrie asked Trump to denounce white supremacy….again.
Leftist Savannah Guthrie was slammed online for her hostile and biased behavior toward President Donald Trump during an NBC News town hall event. Guthrie, whose husband was former Vice President Al Gore’s traveling chief of staff during the 2000 presidential election cycle, was repeatedly combative with the president while Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden fielded mostly softball questions during a competing town hall event on ABC News. Before Guthrie married political consultant Michael Feldman, she had an adulterous affair with British TV producer Mark Orchard, eventually wrecking his marriage.
Media reporter Joe Concha highlighted one such instance of Guthrie’s aggressiveness toward the president, writing: “Trump denounces White Supremacy multiple times. Savannah Guthrie follows by accusing Trump of dodging. This is already an absolute joke. And does the audience get to ask questions? Trump pushes back by asking why Lester Holt didn’t ask about Antifa. Trump denounces white supremacy a good four times. Guthrie: ‘It sounds like you’re dodging.’”
Trump denounces White Supremacy multiple times. Savannah Guthrie follows by accusing Trump of dodging. This is already an absolute joke. And does the audience get to ask questions? Trump pushes back by asking why Lester Holt didn’t ask about Antifa.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 16, 2020
Why is Savannah Guthrie debating President Trump? I thought this was a town hall. The media is garbage these days.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 16, 2020
NBC is embarrassing itself. worse than expected. Guthrie is like a poorly disguised ambush. even she follows up with planned questions after the "townhall" question. what a horrible show trial
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) October 16, 2020
Savanah is the new Karen.
apologies to Karens
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) October 16, 2020
So far, this is not a town hall for voters, it is designed to appease the angry NBC employees/Dems who are pissed off Trump’s on NBC at all.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 16, 2020
Savannah Guthrie tougher on Trump than most, but he also fought back and was better in this arena than he was in the first debate.
— James Oliphant (@jamesoliphant) October 16, 2020
I just switched to NBC since ABC is in a commercial. Savanah Guthrie has interrupted Trump in these 60 seconds more than Stephanopulos has done to Biden in 40 mins. NBC is an interrogation. ABC is a picnic.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 16, 2020
Guthrie’s performance here shows there is difference between being aggressive and being undisciplined.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 16, 2020
It’s turning into a nightmare for NBC News and Guthrie, who is now reading a question from a Biden voter (not her, someone else) about stimulus legislation, which Pelosi is blocking. Guthrie claims the Biden voter (again, not her) is “stuck in traffic.” https://t.co/Y2QfpaDlA5
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 16, 2020
Savannah Guthrie is, without a doubt, the worst moderator I have ever seen.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 16, 2020
This NBC thing with Mr. Trump is a complete setup. Ms. Guthrie is hostile. Meanwhile, it’s a smooch fest between Stephanopolus and Biden on ABC.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) October 16, 2020
It's fine if NBC wants to have a Trump vs. Guthrie debate. Just don't call it a town hall.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 16, 2020
congrats to savannah guthrie on her new job working for the biden campaign
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) October 16, 2020
A new Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll released on Sunday gave former Vice President Joe Biden a 14-point lead over President Trump, suggesting that “the debate – is having a material effect on Mr. Trump’s political standing.”
Another factor having a ‘material effect’ is the poll’s egregious oversampling of Democrats – with 45% of those asked identifying as either “Strong Democrat” , “Not very strong Democrat” , “Independent/lean Democrat” – vs. the 36% of those asked identifying as the same degrees of Republican.
Wow! How did this happen? I’ll explain:
The poll sampled 35% DEM, 27% REP, 38% IND. So a DEM+8 vs REP.
The last poll sampled DEM+3.
So they changed the weighting by 5 points and now report “OMG BIDEN IS UP ANOTHER 6 POINTS FROM THE LAST POLL!”
It’s a fraudulent industry. https://t.co/cbfc0cYK88
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 4, 2020
13% of those asked are “Strictly Independent.”
Last month, the same poll ‘only’ oversampled Democrats by +3, which The Journal uses to illustrate Biden’s lead ‘jumping’ from an 8-point advantage last month.