After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It – NYT

“…Lester Holt opened the “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday with a parental warning: “This may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers.”

His counterpart at “ABC World News Tonight,” David Muir, described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.”

And Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, stammered as he delivered a report from Washington. “I noticed, Wolf, you hesitated to use that word,” he told the network’s anchor, Wolf Blitzer. “I hesitate to use it myself.”

Media outlets on Thursday took the unusual step of allowing the word “shithole” to be used in print and on air, after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration.

The unexpurgated expletive appeared, in capital letters, on the graphics known as chyrons that dominate the lower portion of the screen on CNN and MSNBC. (Fox News spelled the word with asterisks.) It showed up on smartphone push alerts sent by The Washington Post, which broke the story, and The Associated Press…..”

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Want to watch ‘Outfoxed’? Documentary that exposed Fox News released online in its entirety

Want to watch ‘Outfoxed’? Documentary that exposed Fox News released online in its entirety.

“…The film charts the rise of Fox News, outlining the marketing-based techniques that make the channel such “compelling” viewing — the “Fox News Alert,” the blurring of journalism and commentary, and the deceptive use of the chyron, i.e. the lower third of the viewing area on a typical television screen.

In addition to that, the film also reviews Fox New’s coverage both of the 2000 presidential election and the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, demonstrating how the network successfully established the talking points used by those in the so-called “liberal media.”..”


30 Things Journalists Do That Piss Off Other Journalists

30 Things Journalists Do That Piss Off Other Journalists

Journalists bug other journalist when they…

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Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive | Greenpeace Canada

I live in the NWT where our consensus government has mandated a $0.25 charge on every plastic bag used at the point of sale in every store in the territory. So we pretty much all use multiple use bags for our purchases.But I have to say that your “promotion” of Zero Plastic Week is laughable because we’ve never heard of it up here.Nor have I seen a single mention of it on national television.This story does not even bother to mention what the dates of the week were. Seems to me you are not very committed to communicating this very well.Must be spending too much time and money on cute polar bears and baby seals. I guess they bring in more money than Zero Plastic Week.

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Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive

Blogpost by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator – June 24, 2013 at 18:40

“…Zero Plastic Week has come and gone, and it’s left me feeling mainly inspired but also a bit depressed. Inspired because there is a growing plastic free movement, full of amazing, passionate and dedicated people. Depressed because dramatically reducing plastic consumption really isn’t as hard as you’d think. Why is that depressing? Because we need more people doing it, and stat. …”

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