Category Archive: Government-supported media

Governments worldwide have always sought to control discourse. CIA analysts report that it is cheaper for governments to buy a journalist than to buy a hooker.

Jun 13

Mainstream newspaper circulation down another 10 percent in 2017

Alternative news is thriving and Americans have access to more information than ever before. But government-supporting (“mainstream”) newspapers continue to fall in circulation and importance. The Pew Research Center has found that total US daily newspaper circulation, print and digital combined, was down 11 and 10 percent, respectively, from the previous year. (Two major papers, …

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Apr 03

Governments worldwide launch efforts to crush criticism of government, calling it “fake news”

Recently the government of Malaysia voted to ban “fake news” as defined by the government. A new law will punish those who spread misleading information by up to six years in prison. Although the New York Times described the law as the first of its kind, such laws have actually been enacted hundreds of times …

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Mar 17

More layoffs at pro-government newspapers

The pro-government Denver Post employed 600 reporters a decade ago. Last week the paper announced it would soon be cutting its news staff from 90 to about 60. The Chicago Tribune also laid off Fourteen newsroom staffers this week. Last month, the San Jose Mercury News was hit with another round of terminations, as many …

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Mar 15

Denver Post cuts one-third of newsroom jobs

Pro-government, or “mainstream” news sources are dying. Readers won’t pay for government propaganda. Now there is word that the Denver Post is eliminating one-third of its newsroom staff. See here.

Feb 07

Pro-government newspapers continue dying off

The New York Times recently published an expose on the struggles of many mid-size “mainstream” newspapers. The headline: “A West Virginia Newspaper Won Journalism’s Top Award. Now It’s Filed for Bankruptcy.” The story details the struggles of the “Charleston Gazette-Mail,” a typical “mainstream” rag whose reporter Eric Eyre won the Pulitzer Prize last year for …

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Feb 06

Newsweek Magazine Collapses; Editors and Writers Sent Home

“Mainstream,” or government-supporting “news” outlets are dying. Readers and viewers won’t line up to listen to pro-government drivel. In investigation after investigation, many “mainstream” news media sources have been found to be secretly subsidized by government officials and agencies. Now there is further sad news for “Newsweek,” the news magazine which formerly had hundreds of …

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Nov 25

Have glaciers increased in number in Glacier National Park?

It appears that NBC News visited Glacier National Park’s Grinnell Glacier earlier this year. NBC News repeated the claim of government scientists (prevalent everywhere throughout the Park) that the glaciers at GNP are rapidly melting due to apocalyptic-manmade-global-warming. See here. Lysander Spooner University documented in September of this year that GNP’s famed Grinnell Glacier appears …

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Nov 17

Huffington Post predicts 2018 will be “the year of the climate voter”

The “Huffington Post” is a pro-government extremist online “newspaper” that delivers a steady stream of news reports from the government’s perspective. The “Post” frequently repeats the government meme that “climate change” is a major issue for the common man (even while all polling continuously shows the issue is important only to wealthy elitists in government …

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Aug 05

Pro-government extremist site “Salon.com” cannot pay its rent

U.S. government agencies such as the FBI and CIA have been secretly funding pro-government “journalists” for years. But when government subsidies are stripped, pro-government media “news” sources frequently have trouble paying their bills. Here is a new report that the pro-government extremist news and commentary site “Salon.com” cannot pay its rent. Salon.com pushes a steady …

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Jul 23

Google’s new “guidelines” call for the company’s programmers to optimize websites that represent “well established scientific consensus” and to downgrade those which are skeptical

The world’s most frequently-visited search engine, Google, has produced “guidelines” for its programmers. Interestingly the guidelines tell programmers to optimize “High quality information pages on scientific topics” which represent “well established scientific consensus on issues where such consensus exists.” (Section 3.2) But writer Leo Goldstein reminds us that “the allegations of “scientific consensus” are made …

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