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The lefts war against independent media

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  1. Happy Man

    Happy Man Black Belt

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    California basically attacking all freelance journalists.

    liberals know they own basically all media and use it to brainwash and corrupt the populace. They want no dissenting opinions.

    so California just made it illegal to be a freelance journalist and make more than 35 articles a year! Most do that in a week or two.

    google changed its algorithms to only have establishments news (leftist controlled) on their top pages for search results.

    Googled YouTube soft censors many independent news voices(demonetization) and outright bans many channels where they don’t like what they have to say politically. That’s true censorship.

    they have changed their YouTube algorithm to recommend leftist controlled legacy media more and more, and have them at top of searches.




    What in the hell is commiefornia doing?

    ninja edit of title
     
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  2. IGotAHugePeckah

    IGotAHugePeckah the least gay sherdogger

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    Journalists are scum, in the same category as politicians, lawyers and child molestors.
     
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  3. Happy Man

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    Let’s not forget the lefts attacks against twitter are that twitter wont censor as much as it wants and won’t ban everyone with different views.

    the left also attacks Facebook bc Facebook dares not to bow to leftist demands to censor for them politically
     
  4. Happy Man

    Happy Man Black Belt

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    many are yes.

    You hear what they say about trump when he calls the lying media liars? They claim some bs attack on the lol “sanctity of the free press”

    but still, independent journalists have more integrity than those at cnn, New York Times, Washington post etc etc.
     
  5. Oliver Clothesoff

    Oliver Clothesoff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    The media in our country is the biggest offender in terms of trying to influence the outcome of elections in favor of a single party. It's completely pervasive, and it's causing some really smart people to be complete dumb asses, and I hope one day something can be done about it.
     
  6. Confucamus

    Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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    Seems like a way to target independent conservative writers. Very scary, if true. That’s cowardice to shut down or limit access to political opinions different from your own, instead of rational conversation and debates. Unfortunately, nobody is surprised.
     
  7. BudKing8806

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    So, you are saying that the left is mad because they want them to censor more? That's what it is going to take to win the fight against fascism my man, more censorship.
     
  8. Happy Man

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    It’s true. My source is Tim Pool :D
     
  9. BForrester

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    lol at "liberals own the media". There are, what, 5 major corporations that literally own the media.
     
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  10. avenue94

    avenue94 Blue Belt

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    Speaking as someone who works at a California news outlet that relies on freelancers, Christ, a lot of ignorance here. The law isn't meant to suppress independent journalists. It got lumped in with the Uber bill because the legislators, like most people, have never actually worked in journalism. They were hoping that capping freelancer workloads would mean publications have to hire freelancers as part timers or staffers, which is a road is paved with good intentions dumbass idea.

    At any rate, there are ways around the law it looks like since the tracking will probably only be on the payment side, as opposed to how things get published. And since people don't get this, the market for freelancers is extremely saturated. Way more supply than demand, it comes down to how much scouting your publication wants to do (minimal usually as deadlines and workloads are bad enough).
    If you think most freelancers are conservative leaning in their output, you don't know the landscape of journalism. It's not a political thing as most freelancers tend to be used for shit people overlook (listings, not political writing, etc.)
     
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  11. James Bomb

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    The lack of self-awareness in this thread is just mind-boggling.

    Do we really want to compare which side of the political spectrum spends more time attacking the media and free press?
     
  12. *Z*

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    It's 35 articles per outlet each year. If more than a few outlets are buying their work they will be fine. If they want to write for one outlet why doesn't said outlet hire the reporter so they can write unlimited articles? The law isn't meant to single out journalists, it's to keep companies from calling their employees independent contractors in order to skirt labor laws.
     
  13. Happy Man

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    that’s still just hope that they have many different orgs wanting their work . Glad to hear it’s a little better. Still very shitty thing to do.

    they still won’t get hired full time though. The Cali based outlets/sites will just contract out of state when needed.
     
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    It's meant to target Uber, Lyft and stuff like door dash, and it's meant to provide protections for the "contractors" that employees would be entitled to. Basically to force the businesses hand and make them hire people as actual employees. I think the journalists that it would hurt are collateral damage.
     
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    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Criticizing the media =/= attacking the freedom of the press. I'd say an overall stance in favor of regulating and censoring speech far more characterizes today's left than today's right.
     
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    You have leftists n this site ready to love Mitt Romney and George Bush because their media God hinted they should. That's the power the powers that be want over the weak minded. This is a real threat. I do not consume a lot of independent media, myself, but it's important to have non-corporate media entities able to write stories about events, fkn obviously.
     
  18. IGotAHugePeckah

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    I shouldn't say "journalist" because most of these bums claiming to be journalists are just tabloid writers at best.

    Classic dish it but can't take it pussies. Label Trump and Republicans as racist Nazis, Putin's sock puppets, horrible incompetent people, etc. But when someone claims they aren't doing their job well, it's somehow an attack on free press. What a bunch of losers.
     
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  19. djacobox372

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    In contrast to what? Trumps great respect for the media?

    The courts literally had to force him to allow the media access to the white house after he threw them out for asking questions he didn't like.
     
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  20. James Bomb

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    Fuck off with that shit... It's not "criticizing the media" when Trump affiliates have full-blown Stalinist campaigns to discredit journalists that they don't like.
    The campaign is consistent with Mr. Trump’s long-running effort to delegitimize critical reporting and brand the news media as an “enemy of the people.” The president has relentlessly sought to diminish the credibility of news organizations and cast them as politically motivated opponents.

    Journalism, he said in a tweet last week, is “nothing more than an evil propaganda machine for the Democrat Party.”

    Then there's trying to revoke Jim Acosta's press pass because he asked questions that weren't deferential enough.

    And let's not forget the chubby wannabe dictator himself threatening a journalist with prison time for taking a picture.
    Again, some more bullshit whataboutism. The whole right wing "free speech" brigade seems to be more concerned with allowing bigots and white supremacists to avoid being deplatformed or dodge consequences for straight-up hate speech. Again, that is not what free speech is really about. If you really want to waste your time arguing some dumbass 4chan argument that these two things are somehow equivalent, go ahead and waste everybody's time doing just that.
     

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