Point for the Stupid: This is making up news to an internal agenda, not reporting. “Proactive journalism” is a neo-liberal concept. The word report infers after a fact or event. Neoliberal ‘journalists’ crusade. News reporters (hate to break this to you) ‘report.’ Most lacking enough real data resort to “pre-porting.” And now scripting.
Networks ought to disclose staging and prompting. Tip off the audience of their biases and crusades. They don’t. That would reveal too much.
Question for CNN: Was the school student who compared Marco Rubio to the school shooter speaking his mind OF FROM A SCRIPT?
Mueller’s Not Republican
Mueller’s no Republican. Try to wrap your head around the Daily Caller News Foundation “EXCLUSIVE: Not A Single Lawyer Known To Work For Mueller Is A Republican.” Most are donors to you-know-who.
Point for the Stupid: Actions speak louder than words. The Mueller fishing trip hasn’t indicted anyone tracked to Clinton. Until it does, it’s all just another psy-op on the American public. Mueller flies a flag of convenience. Most pols do.
Profiting Off Billy
Billy Graham is still dead. Story in the Saco Bee illustrates our next point: “Remembering Billy Graham and the huge crowds he once drew in Sacramento.”
Point for the Stupid: Every time a famous person dies, reporters, columnists, news anchors, movie stars and starlets jump on the hearse trying to attach themselves to the famed earned in fact by the deceased.
This is one of the more sick of the “me, me, me” culture. But it is what it is, I suppose.
Beware of Stupid Headlines
The Olympics are a sporting event. Yet, the Washington Post spews headlines like “Five reasons the Olympics haven’t solved the North Korea problem.”
Point for the Stupid: The International Olympic Committee is not in the business of settling international geopolitical disputes. Not the Summer Games, not the Winter Games…none of it.
Why the Washington Post would take a crazy assumption – and pretend it’s enough of a fact that they base a story on it – its creative news fiction-writing at its finest.
Not reporting. Fictionalizing.
We do a fair bit of that, just at least we’re totally candid about it. The NE Liberal Press establishment needs to kick it and not take themselves for gawd-awful serious.
Bernie Held Hostage
Bernie Sanders sometimes makes sense. When he does, his points are often good and downplayed by DSM (deep state media): “Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference.” Good story.
Point for the Stupid: Bernie would perhaps have sued Hillary Clinton for election fraud by now (over being manipulated out of the nomination) except that Bernie’s wife is under investigation that may now include a grand jury. Bernie loves wife, wife faces tough legal battle (see this story for background), so Bernie is very measured in what he says and does.
Bernie is a “socialist on a leash” with ex- Clintonistas, DNC’ers, and republicans all wanting Bernie marginalized. Yes, a very deep state op, indeed. All trying to burn Bernie.
It still works. An example from down under where a “Couple rescued from remote deserted island after writing massive HELP sign in the sand.”
Point for the Stupid. Despite all the media programming, a little common sense goes a long ways in real life.
Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter nears: “Buffett letter may tout optimism as broader market worries ebb.”
Point for the Stupid: Watch the rich people. Copy their bets.
We still except a wash-out when the next Fed Hike comes nearly coincident (by a day) to our idealized market crash date. See “Fed points upwards for rates, world stocks lurch downward.”
Notice that Buffett has more money than Ure’s truly. Spend time on his annual letter to shareholders as it’s always a gem.
Media Emphasis to Drugs?
Multiple stories are a tip to the future? We notice the Time RSS feed was back-to-back drug stories:
Point for the Stupid: Seems to us oddly coincidental that the drug abuse stories are getting heavily played by the MSM (mainstream media) at the same time Big Pharma is making press in the UK for even more widespread pharmacological living. See “The drugs do work: anti-depressants should be given to a million more Britons, largest ever review claims.” Conveniently, the UK hasn’t had a school shooting this month that we’ve heard of. So they are more likely to swallow more pills than, oh, residents of Broward county, perhaps?
Happens even in unexpected places: “Firefighter charged with lighting children’s hands on fire.”
Point for the Stupid: Don’t try this at home.
Now Two Items that May Matter
The first: “Depression linked to reduced arginine levels” which may have something to do with why I like my daily L-Arginine & Citrulline supplement?
The other point: Markets are set to open about flat to up a tad.
Because in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s not much really new going on…
More on the ‘morrow, then…