Connect with us

censorship

Fact-Checker Poynter Demands Local News Reduce Coverage Crime Stories Because it Fuels “Systemic Racism”

Wants to blacklist crime stories that connect “black and brown communities.”

Published

on

Chris Menahan/InformationLiberation.com

Fact-checking institute Poynter is demanding that local news stations reduce coverage of stories that connect “Black and brown communities” to violent crime because it is fueling “systemic racism.”

Yes, really.

The institute, which oversees the International Fact-Checking Network which operates Politifact, put out a statement urging journalists to “break the cycle of crime reporting.”

Arrests for misdemeanors disproportionately affect people of color. Systemic racism compounds the injustice as reviews have shown that prosecutors are more likely to exclude Black jurors from trials.

The crime and courts beat exists because it’s constantly churning out stories. Much of that content is directly related to public safety. Journalists can be smarter about who we cover and the follow-up stories we provide. Kelly McBride, who chairs the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter, said, “Local news reporters have amplified narratives that connect Black and brown communities to crime. As a result, we have fostered systemic racism through our crime coverage.”

It’s within our power as journalists to break that cycle. We don’t need to publicize the crime blotter simply because it fills airtime or generates clicks.

The announcement was made at the same time that Politifact asserted that a claim the Austin-American Statesman deliberately omitted a mass shooting suspect’s description because he was black is “false.”

However, the original report stated the reason for not including a description of the suspect was because it “could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes,” meaning that Politifact is outright lying.

With the addition of Politifact’s “false” rating (which itself is false), the story will now receive less circulation on social media networks.

“Poynter president Neil Brown hates the fact people can still see what’s really happening in our streets despite their massive censorship regime and their blacklists,” writes Chris Menahan.

Indeed, it appears as though Poynter thinks that by obfuscating the true perpetrators of violent crime, then it will cease to exist.

The victims may have a different opinion.

This also once again underscores how ‘fact-checking’ organizations exist to censor information and hide narratives that are inconvenient for the establishment.

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————

Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/

PJW Shop

ALERT!

In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

I need you to sign up for my free newsletter here.

Support my sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, I urgently need your financial support here.

———————————————————————————————————————

Continue Reading
Comments

censorship

YouTube BANS ‘The Vietnamese Alex Jones’ After Obsessive John Oliver Complained

The “comedian” is obsessed with getting people he doesn’t agree with censored

Published

on

Steve Watson

Screenshot composite

YouTube has banned a radio host after English “Comedian” John Oliver described him as ‘the Vietnamese Alex Jones’.

Oliver complained on his HBO show that “While Alex Jones has been removed from YouTube for spreading misinformation,” Nguy Vu, the host of King Radio, “is still going strong on the platform despite the fact you just heard him say ‘masks are killing people,’ which clearly violates YouTube’s ban on claims that wearing a mask is dangerous.”

Oliver further whined that “Alex Jones could find his way back on to Youchube (sic) if he could just complete a Rosetta Stone course in Vietnamese.”

Oliver also described YouTube and Facebook as “screamingly screamingly bad” but added that “at least in theory they can be monitored.”

Watch:

Oliver is obsessed with getting people he doesn’t agree with censored, silenced and kicked off big tech platforms, and pitches for it in almost every “comedy” show he does.

Oliver is also obsessed with Alex Jones, even though Jones is already banned from practically every mainstream platform.

Meanwhile, he is free to spread his own ‘misinformation’ every night of the week.

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————
Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

  • Continue Reading

    censorship

    Netflix Begins to Cave to the Mob

    Imagine my shock.

    Published

    on

    After initially defending Dave Chappelle’s “artistic integrity and free speech, Netflix’s CEO has now begun to cave to the mob.

    Feelings were hurt!

    Please share this video! https://youtu.be/2nm0UWEKBmc

    SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

    Follow on Twitter:

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/

    PJW Shop

    ALERT!

    In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

    I need you to sign up for my free newsletter here.

    Support my sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

    Get early access, exclusive content and behinds the scenes stuff by following me on Locals.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Continue Reading

    censorship

    TV Director Slammed For Comparing Treatment of Trans People To The HOLOCAUST

    “Trans people are in the middle of a Holocaust”

    Published

    on

    Steve Watson

    Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

    A TV director who compared the attitude toward transgender people to the treatment of Jewish people during the Nazi holocaust has been roundly criticised for the comments.

    The comparison was made by Joey Soloway during a protest at Netflix headquarters over Dave Chapelle’s special The Closer in which he comments on biological gender.

    Soloway, who identifies as ‘nonbinary’, said that “Trans people are in the middle of a Holocaust,” further claiming they are being subjected to “apartheid, murder, a state of emergency, human rights crisis.”

    “The line is simple: stop making things worse,” Soloway said, demanding that Netflix appoint a trans person to its board “this f****** week.”

    The comments quickly sparked a backlash:

    And then there is this…

    Chapelle himself said at a recent performance that “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it,” adding “F*** Twitter. This is real life.”

    Meanwhile, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has indicated that he has “some regrets” about the Chapelle special, particularly that he “screwed up” communicating with Netflix staff who expressed outrage about it. Sarandos clarified, however, that the special will not be removed, saying that “While some employees disagree, we have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm.”

    SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

    Follow on Twitter:

    ———————————————————————————————————————
    Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

    ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

    We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

    Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

    Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

  • Continue Reading

    Trending