Call Them Out Posts

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September 25, 2019

This is a minor call out, but it really bugs me when 60 Minutes advertises reruns as “new”, when all that’s new is a short update at the end of each story. If you Mischaracterize the content on your own show promo, that doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in your journalistic integrity now, does it?  mimiv (admin) 9/24/19read more »

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2291

September 25, 2019

A little late in posting this but I couldn’t believe it when neither CNN nor MSNBC even mentioned Andrew Yang in their post-second-debate analysis, which lasted over an hour. Completely ignoring a presidential candidate in this manner is a MAJOR Sin of Omission. Hey, try to remember, media, we’re picking the winner, not you.  mimiv (admin) 9/24/19read more »

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2288

September 6, 2019

On News Hour, David Brooks referred to the backing of a carbon tax by several Democratic candidates as “a big breakthrough”.  Though acknowledging the tax’s support by both right & left economists, he added “no politician ever says that ‘cuz taxing this stuff is very politically unpopular”.  I’m calling a Sin of Omission in his failing to mention the Carbon Dividend Act (introduced in Jan.) that pays dividends back to the public, thereby neutralizing the tax!  Also, the bill had bipartisan support (though only 1 Repub).  mimiv (admin) 9/6/19read more »

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August 21, 2019

Speaking about gun violence on the News Hour, Aug. 19, Pres. Trump said: “I don’t want people to forget that this is a mental health problem.” Mr. Trump: please Cite the Basis for that claim. The NYT reports only “1 in 5 mass murders shows evidence of psychosis”. mimiv (admin), 8/20/19read more »

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2213

August 21, 2019

Call Out” to the moderators of both Democratic primary debates for failing to push the major contenders on specific climate change plans. This is a leading – probably THE leading – issue we face. KV 8/15/19read more »

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