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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2022, 08:28:54 pm »
What are these rightists even talking about?

Actress says Microsoft Word is practicing fascism
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Microsoft Word has gone woke with their latest update. Now the tech will highlight snowflake offensive words and suggest something more politically correct. Also, the folks at U.C. Irvine have put out a list of words to use to be "inclusive" and words that are banned. The usual suspects are included. Well, actress and author, Sam Sorbo, says this is just a form of “word fascism.” Ford O’Connell also weighs in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V8Ti7ys6HE

See also:
'I'm Not A Socialist!' Biden Says That Despite His Friendship With Bernie Sanders, He's A Capitalist
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In a Kansas event, touting his recently passed infrastructure bill, President Biden said that despite his good friendship with Senator Bernie Sanders, he's still a capitalist and not a socialist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFKejvyQc6M

Reminder:
Insult after insult
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All of Trump's ugly campaign rhetoric in one place
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The candidate's vitriol, invectives and crass commentary have changed the rules of political discourse. From referencing a television host's menstrual cycle to using vulgar phrases to describe opponents to his encouragement of violence at rallies, Trump's insults have known no bounds — and have been a dominant storyline of the campaign.
https://mashable.com/feature/trump-timeline

Never forget these types of people killed Socrates for simply proving they don't know what the **** they're talking about. Nothing new under the sun, same ol' shyte that has been plaguing good people since the dawn of civilization:

Socrates and the Socratic Paradox: I Know That I Know Nothing
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Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates upset many people in his day by questioning their knowledge. This brief introduction to his thinking outlines how asking ‘why’ led to his death.
https://philosophybreak.com/articles/socrates-and-the-socratic-paradox-i-know-that-i-know-nothing/

Why are most people such lazy-brained dimwits?



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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 10:47:20 pm »
Let's talk about what the media is getting wrong about the 6th....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WXj9j58D_k&t=68s

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These questions need to be asked....

See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/red-coup/msg10771/#msg10771

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VOMIT!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2022, 09:03:28 pm »
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We are excited to have Kyle Rittenhouse on the show! He shared who he was before the protests in Kenosha, how his world has changed, and what he's up to next! Become a Daily Wire member to watch the full interview
https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxCzqh7M8fJ0ObnypXWYtppGdFpXOgA97i



Amazing all the non-"white" commenters in the post aye!? There are none from as far as I can tell...

Three good comments that are not praising Kyle:
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How this guy has become some sort of celebrity is beyond me. The fact that he has bought into the celebration of his verdict and hype from a particular group says alot about who he is. Yes, it was ruled as self defense but still people died from a gun he used. You'd think he would stay away from the limelight and go live a quiet life in peace. Allowing himself to be used as a political pawn is rather very unfortunate. And those of you celebrating him like he won an Olympic gold clearly have no sense of self awareness
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You people realize that this kid is famous simply for not going to jail for killing two people, and now you are making him a hero? What has he done that's worth admiring? I guess he talks to your twisted sense of what "freedom" means.
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The Kenosha Kid returns to the political saloon to tell more tales of the wild wild left.
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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2022, 08:49:38 pm »
Right-Wing Media’s Latest Obsession | The Mehdi Hasan Show
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The right-wing media has developed a new obsession. Charlie Savage of the New York Times joins Mehdi to discuss the latest fixation, and why the narrative is off track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtFqYRQLix0

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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2022, 08:10:35 pm »
‘Biased’ media coverage on Russia-Ukraine tension sparks outrage
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Some social media users are accusing some media coverage of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine as 'biased' and 'racist'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxaESrtO3oQ

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Relatively civilized, relatively European....

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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2022, 09:44:35 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cbs-journalist-apologizes-saying-ukraine-024714455.html

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Nader Issa, a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted, “If that’s the version where he chooses his words carefully, was the alternative just going to be ‘these are civilized white people and not uncivilized brown people.’”

Exactly.

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“This type of commentary reflects the pervasive mentality in Western journalism of normalizing tragedy in parts of the world such as the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Latin America,” the group said. “It dehumanizes and renders their experience with war as somehow normal and expected.”

It's not even about which part of the world. As I have repeatedly pointed out in the past, when a "white" is murdered in South Africa, Western journalism often covers it, but when a "non-white" is murdered in South Africa (ie. the exact SAME part of the world), Western journalism almost always does not cover it. This is what has led to the impression (which rightists then amplify) that "whites" are disproportionately murdered in South Africa, when in reality 99% of murder victims in South Africa are "non-white".

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/nelson-mandela-rip/comment-page-1/#comment-36246

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there are crime victims of all ethnicities in South Africa, yet the international news (owned by you-know-who) almost never even reports the crimes where the victims are “non-white”. Do you ever wonder what they are trying to portray with this kind of selective reporting?

Do you honestly believe it is safer to be a “black” South African than a “white” South African? Can you honestly say that if you were going to magically wake up tomorrow as a random South African, would you – in the interest of your own security – choose to wake up as a “black” South African?

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/nelson-mandela-rip/comment-page-1/#comment-36254

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An average of 50 people are murdered in South Africa per day. That means roughly 18000 per year, or 360000 in twenty years. In the same time, the high estimate for rural “white” murder victims is roughly 3000. To find out why I say “high estimate”, go here:

http://www.listconspiracy.blogspot.com/

Nevertheless, let’s use the 3000 figure for now.

3000/360000 = less than 1%

yet these are the stories that get all the coverage in the Daily Mail etc.. “Non-white” murder victims are 99% of murder victims in South Africa, but nowhere near 99% of stories about South African murders in any international newspaper.

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/nelson-mandela-rip/comment-page-1/#comment-36313

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I am not making a point about the % of murder victims compared to their % ethnic demographic. I am making a point about the disparity between the % of “black” (or, for that matter, “coloured”) murder victims and the % of NEWS REPORTS COVERING THEIR MURDERS. They are definitely the majority of murder victims, but definitely not the majority of news coverage concerning murders in South Africa, which only ever seems interested in reporting on “white” murder victims. This indicates news bias to portray a picture that only “white” people are on the receiving end of crime.

Back to the original article:

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David Sakvarelidze, the former deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine, said in a BBC interview that “it’s very emotional for me because I see European people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed” by Russia’s assault.

The funny thing is, Sakvarelidze himself is not even blonde (his face shape is what I expected, though):



Why does a non-blonde feel especially emotional about blondes being killed?

Anyway, as I was saying here:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/re-duginism-1134/msg11555/#msg11555
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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2022, 08:35:52 pm »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/02/27/media-ukraine-offensive-comparisons/

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Some academics have noted that in certain French media outlets, Ukrainians fleeing their country were “refugees,” but Afghans doing the same in August and September were “migrants.”

There is a term for this type of double-standard.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shocked the world as the largest cross-border European conflict in decades. But some observers see a troubling tone creeping into how some media outlets have attempted to contextualize it, describing Ukraine as more “civilized” than other countries, such as Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.

In reality, of course:



"Ukraine is more civilized" = "Trump won the 2020 election"

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Such coverage resorts to “Orientalist concepts of ‘civilization’ that have long been present in European colonial discourse,” said Denijal Jegic, a postdoctoral researcher in communication and multimedia journalism at Lebanese American University in Beirut, in an interview. “This implicitly suggests that war is a natural phenomenon in places outside of the Euro-American sphere, and the Middle East in particular, and that war would take place because of a lack of civilization, rather than due to unjust geopolitical power distribution or foreign intervention.”
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Philip Seib, professor emeritus of journalism and public diplomacy at the University of Southern California and author of “Information at War: Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare,” said such disparities in reporting have historical roots. “One of the most striking examples came in the 1990s, when tens of thousands of White people were dying in the Balkans and hundreds of thousands of Black people were dying in Rwanda, and the Balkans got much more coverage,” Seib said.

Yes, this is another good example.

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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2022, 02:05:02 pm »
Hypocritical Media Coverage of Ukraine vs. the Middle East
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'This is not a developing Third World nation. This is Europe' — This is how some media commentators talk about European refugees vs. Middle Eastern refugees (hint: it's full of hypocrisy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z9UyPurVok

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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2022, 02:22:53 am »
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2022/03/347376/good-refugees-bad-refugees-the-war-on-ukraine-and-western-media-racism

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World public opinion was shocked when a reporter from CBS said that Ukraine is “European, therefore, civilized” insinuating that the Ukrainians deserve, therefore, special treatment and unique refugee crisis management.

The same reporter added, while warning that he was choosing his words and was being careful, “this is not Iraq nor Afghanistan.” The Afro-American comedian, Trevor Noah, joked about this (in one of his moments of black humor) wondering: “he said all of this while choosing his words! Oh, my God.”

If he were not being careful nor choosing his words, what would he have said? Would he say, “these are white, blue eyed, civilized Europeans, unlike the uncouth and backward colored Iraqis and Afghanis who don’t know how to be targets of US, Al Qaeda and Taliban fire, and can never be good refugees?” Maybe not, but the moment was eerie—of someone trying not to be racist only to end up saying the most blatant racist thing.
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The CBS reporter was not alone. Some French commentators joined the chorus of those saying, “this is Ukraine,” “this is civilization,” “this is Europe;” you can almost hear their thought: “when you are blue-eyed you are a better refugee.”
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Racism shows itself not in normal situations when people painstakingly hide their real attitudes but in dire situations, i.e. when the specter of war is at the doorstep of Europe again, something unseen since WWII. When fear and anguish overcome reason, the demons of bigotry find their way to the surface.

The Hungarian photographer could not help but kick a Syrian refugee a few years ago although her role was to report an event rather than prevent it. In the heat of action, visceral reactions overcome calm and professional attitudes.

We had a blog post about this:

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/the-face-of-identitarianism/

Do you think she would have similarly kicked and tripped "white" Ukrainian refugees? If you do, stop lying to yourself.

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If reporters, journalists, and commentators lead the way in reproducing an orientalist rhetoric of racism and ethnocentrism, what will the layman say or do?

Physically throw "non-white" refugees off trains and buses? Oh wait.....

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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2022, 08:45:38 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraine-war-bias-coverage-russia-putin-193028640.html

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'Utterly degrading': Ukraine war coverage reveals devastating truth about which lives are globally valued, expert says

Amid the coverage of attacks on Ukraine by Russian forces, those with ties to other countries in conflict are raising questions about inequalities in public response.

A series of clips are circulating on social media in which broadcasters and interviewees on major platforms make statements that seemingly paint Ukrainian victims of tragedy as more sympathetic than non-European victims.

https://twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod/status/1499880226922319873

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[Thread] The most racist Ukraine coverage on TV News.

1. The BBC - “It’s very emotional for me because I see European people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed” - Ukraine’s Deputy Chief Prosecutor, David Sakvarelidze

2. CBS News

"This isn't Iraq or Afghanistan...This is a relatively civilized, relatively European city" - CBS foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata

3. Al-Jazeera

"What's compelling is looking at them, the way they are dressed. These are prosperous, middle-class people. These are not obviously refugees trying to get away from the Middle East...or North Africa. They look like any European family that you'd live next door to."

4. BFM TV (France)

"We are in the 21st century, we are in a European city and we have cruise missile fire as though we were in Iraq or Afghanistan, can you imagine!?”

5. The Daily Telegraph

This time, war is wrong because the people look like us and have Instagram and Netflix accounts. It's not in a poor, remote country any more. - Daniel Hannan

6. ITV (UK)

"The unthinkable has happened...This is not a developing, third world nation; this is Europe!"

7. BFM TV (France) (again)

"It's an important question. We’re not talking here about Syrians fleeing...We're talking about Europeans."

8. If you speak French, sample from the racism buffet on offer.

[video]

9. Guy on Spanish TV news channel La Sexta:

"These aren't like the other children that we've become accustomed to see suffer on TV, these children are blond with blue eyes, [so] this is very important"

10. Star UK media personality Matthew Wright on ITV's flagship show, "This Morning":

"The US has used [a thermobaric bomb] before in Afghanistan. But the idea of it being used in Europe is stomach-churning."

And some claim Eurocentrism is something that only exists in paranoid leftist imagination.....

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“To me, it’s a very shocking contrast to the representation of war in other places,” Boler told Yahoo News Canada. Boler said she is “acutely aware” of how different periods of media representation have changed the public’s access to war, and shaped the view of the public.

"The people who are saying these things seem to be marked by their own racial identity and privilege. I find it really shocking that commentators would make these kinds of statements that are so utterly degrading to the tragedies of what has happened to people in other war-torn areas, most recently Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan."

Boler added that the double standard can be seen beyond the headlines. “We might even think about how that perception, or that racism, is infusing the global response at the national level, in terms of nations that are stepping up to take action.”

“It’s not just at the level of individuals and individual reporters whose racism is being exposed, but also essentially whose life is valued at the level of international global political discourse,” she said.

Most importantly, we must stop thinking that education will solve the problem:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-false-left/superiority-cannot-be-taught/

Want to end racism? Eliminate all racist bloodlines. It is that simple. When are we ready to start?