Thanks for the link. I don't recognise the actor, but she's GOOD!
Originally Posted by JaneV2.0
Last edited by IshbelRobertson; 2-26-17 at 6:35pm.
Her own mother probably wouldn't recognize her. She's Melissa McCarthy.
Originally Posted by IshbelRobertson
The administration may find that it cuts both ways - White House press briefings are not releasing new information as much as they are spinning what's already out there. And these these excluded news organizations may start putting out stories without the White House spin even mentioned.
Originally Posted by befree
Ya. I'm not thinking the free press is hampered much by not hearing the latest silliness of the day coming out of those "briefings" and getting sucked into the instant-response Tweet-cycle. Be a better use of time to do real reporting....
Originally Posted by creaker
I am ready to ignore the government and get on with life, except where they interfere. Unfortunately there are a lot of things they are doing I can't probably ignore for long. But at least I can pay attention to actual news.
Originally Posted by bae
I dont know. They all have biases, and it is good that understand the bias of the one you are consuming.
Originally Posted by Rogar
i dont watch Video news and I read precious little newspaper news. Mostly, I listen to radio which is full of headline news and talk show discussion. If something ng interest me I look it up.
Today I heard a panel discussion about transgender bathroom use by students on NPR, you know, the source that is without bias. Hahahah, it was typical NPR programming, biased as hell. there was a group of people on the show, and only one representing the conservative point of view.
He was an attorney arguing the Illinois case which, if I can present it accurately, is using an existing Supreme
Court case that riled there is NO promise of complete privacy for students, that right must be balanced by the school administration for the education and good of all.
I guess the attorney's argument is that trans persons may not expect to use whichever bathroom they choose if it is disruptive to other students.
Not sure thats a good argument and it already lost at the District level, but we shall see.
Back back to NPR, the host bullied the lawyer when the lawyer did not call the subject of the case "she" as the transperson prefers (this persn was not on the panel.) There were other attitude problems with Mr. host.
Thanks IL, I was out doing errands today and heard the same program in the car. I actually cringed a little it was so slanted. I think NPR does a pretty decent job most of the time, but I have a liberal slant in my blood. I have my liberal favorites but none are perfect and as long as it's quality reporting I like to try to understand the other side. Which is a reason I asked. There are some news sources like CNN and Fox that I don't think are quality sources.
When all the Trumple started I tried to sample what I could online to see how they compared and get the straight scoop. The Boston Globe, the NYT, L.A. Times, the Chicago Herald, the Washington Post, and whatever. The all seem to be a little different slant on the same stories. Some get a little more carried away. They are all a little left of center and maybe have a spinkling of fake or at least sensationalist news by my account, but none seem radically so. I actually have a little agreement with what some label the "Coastal Elite". Growing up in a blue collar town and having lived all my life in the west, there are some liberal views that just don't jive with me.
I don't either. I don't read the tweets. They are all over the news!
Originally Posted by IshbelRobertson