Friday, May 17, 2019

Joe Biden? Really?

 

Joe Biden? Really?




   
   Okay.  They (the media) all want Joe to be the nominee for the Democratic Party because they think that they can milk the most eyes and clicks and dollars they can out of our efforts to manage our environment and country.  That's all folks!  It is about how much they can put on their bottom line.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Washington News Choral: Narrative Management


Washington News Choral: Narrative Management

(Part 1.)The media is a big part of our political problem.

       "Here they go again" as Reagan was fond of saying.  I call them a mainstream media choral group all singing the same lame ass songs they all know by heart as if written from the same pen.  Lets call it the  "Washington News Choral."
     
     The other day I was watching the TeeVee on MSNBC and a self-serving ad for the network came on with a voice-over by Willie Geiss proclaiming concern that Democrats are going too far toward "Socialism!" OMG!  The bowl of shit Willie and MSNBC is serving up is from the same kitchen of shit they served (and the reason I no longer watch Morning Joe) when Joe Scarbourough gave Trump access to millions of dollars of publicity and let him broadcast his dreck manuahi ("free") enabling to a great extent his election. After the election Trump thanked Joe publicly.  No-matter what else he is Trump is smart enough to recognize Morning Joe's invaluable assistance

      Same ol' lame ass shit the media has used for decades to hype viewership and boost ad sales.  The real problem is that some of the strategies that the media uses are designed to elicit and encourage rancor and aggression while contributing little instead adding to our cultural stress and misunderstanding.  It is a real problem that our media, digital and electronic especially contribute to toward a disintegration of rational and reasonable discourse.  It is for profits that these networks decide what news gets broadcast and amplified.
 
Information is an inherently valuable public commodity and should be regulated in keeping with its inherent value. How can we solve this problem?  Easy. Get rid of Citizen's United, regulate and define information as a commodity just the way we did in the past when we had a "fairness doctrine" and the McCain Feingold Bill.  That was a step in the right direction. What happened? 


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hump Day Round-up


Hump Day Round-up

1.)  This is an important issue.  It represents the efficacy of our system(s).  Because of the problems with fake news, profiteering and corruption the taint of lies and self-interest has spread places in our society perhaps where it is doing damage to us all.  MEASLES VACCINE.

2.)  This is an ongoing topic about our global health and welfare.  HIV CURE?

3.)  Testimony from ant-vacine advocate son who got MEASLES FROM VACCINE IGNORANCE?

4,)  ANOTHER PRIEST BITES THE DUST...Another Catholic priest gets the axe because 
      he had sex where he shouldn't have.  Does water run downhill?

5.) 20 states have passed anti-vaccination bills. ANTI-VAC

6.)  Yeah, yea, there is always a but.  (Vaaccine Derived?) Science is a strange thing. 

HAWAII NEWS

5.)  Southwest Flights?  HARD TO FIND!

6.) Climate Change in Hawaii? More than two dozen climate-related bills are still alive and continue to move forward in the Legislature this session.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A blast from 2017: Da Disgusting Media

Da Disgusting Media


Citizen's United: The monetization of our political discourse is destroying America.

In  January 2010, the huge infusion of billions of media dollars into the American elections after the Citizen's United decision  has dealt a serious blow to the efficacy of the of election process itself.  When the Roberts court gave fiscal "personhood" and hence "free speech" to corporations SCOTUS loosed upon the land destructive forces that severely compromise and divide the media and the population.  The democratic process is broken.
The electoral process has become malignant and it has nurtured huge profit centers within the balance sheets of corporate mass media vendors and producers.  The court decision created a more powerful and a toxic American political media industry,  a political player power that shapes and directs the discourse to maximize "eyes on the screen" hence profits on the books. 

Why has the 4th estate failed our Representative Republic? It is because the Citizens United decision has made it possible to virtually purchase the media without any of the liabilities of ownership.  And I suspect that is why Mr. Trump characterizes media organizations as being "corrupt" and hypocritical.  The forces of political objectives and money shape and direct the narrative both consciously and unconsciously to favor the cheap and easy production of profits.  Stonewalling and blatantly lying to the American people and the media regularly should be rewarded with a diminishment of coverage, not with increased interest.  Obvious dishonesty and smarmy and coquettish narratives are not helpful to the citizenry despite the fact they honor the bottom line of media vendors.

Especially since the Citizen's United Debacle the tendency for the media to pursue ratings for income often substantially diminishes the good done by the press and particularly the electronic media.  "Fake News" is an especially toxic byproduct and symptom of the this presently broken system.  This phenomena also diminishes and negates the credibility of product.  Mix in Social Media another profit center, and you have a perfect storm where money corrupts the media and distracts the people.  This rising tide of corruption raises all media ships, including the digital media.  Within this context one only has to pause to look and to see that in this case the democratic process is broken.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC