ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

Alternate Headline: #FakeNews Commits Suicide, Trump Wins, AGAIN!


ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate. Reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure.

Full Story: ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

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Small news outlets influence us more than we think


Despite declining revenues and criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. media outlets—even small ones—are still able to sway public discussion. That’s the conclusion of a 5-year study, which found that when news organizations ran a number of stories on controversial topics like water quality and climate change in close succession, they significantly boosted public conversations about these topics—and even changed some people’s minds.

“I’m impressed by the sheer audacity of this study,” says Lynn Vavreck, a political scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who wasn’t involved in the research. If the media are able to boost public discussion, they can help the democratic process by increasing participation in important national decisions, she says.

Assessing the influence of news media is tricky. Researchers can’t peer into voting booths or people’s living rooms, and news organizations aren’t typically willing to have outsiders interfere with their content. That’s why it took a team of social scientists 5 years to get 48 U.S. news organizations to agree to run an unusual set of experiments. Instead of simply tracking what the outlets were publishing and analyzing their impact on public opinion, the researchers took an approach similar to that used in clinical trials to evaluate the effects of new drugs. They manipulated the type of news stories run, and then assigned a “treatment” week when the stories would run and a “control” week when they wouldn’t. This way they could tell whether those particular stories were having any effect on public discussion.

Most participating outlets were small, with less than an estimated 200,000 page views per month during this past summer, and a few were mid-sized, like the liberal, Wisconsin-based magazine The Progressive, which had more than 250,000 page views per month, according to Alexa web analytics. The nonprofit news organization Truthout, based in Chicago, Illinois, represented a large outlet, with an estimated 2 million page views per month.

 

Full story: Small news outlets influence us more than we think

List of CNN Sponsors #CNNBlackmail

Let CNN’s sponsor’s know what you think about CNN threatening individuals exercising their First Amendment right to free speech and spreading fake news.

Ace Hardware:
http://www.acehardware.com/helpdesk/
https://twitter.com/AceHardware

Aleve:
https://www.aleve.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/Bayer

Alfa Romeo:
https://m.chrysler.com/webselfservice…
https://twitter.com/alfa_romeo

Allegra:
https://www.allegra.com/contact/
https://twitter.com/AllegraOTC

American Petroleum Institute:
http://www.api.org/contact
https://twitter.com/API_News

Audi:
https://www.audiusa.com/help/contact-us
https://twitter.com/Audi

AT&T:
https://www.att.com/contactus/
https://twitter.com/ATT

Bayer:
https://www.bayer.com/en/contact.aspx…
https://twitter.com/Bayer

Behr Paints:
http://www.behr.com/consumer/customer…
https://twitter.com/BehrPaint

BMW:
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conten…
https://twitter.com/BMW

Cars.com:
https://www.cars.com/contact/
https://twitter.com/carsdotcom

Century Link:
http://www.centurylink.com/help/contact/
https://twitter.com/CenturyLink

Chamonix (tourist destination):
http://www.chamonix.com/contact,101,e…
https://twitter.com/Chamonix_France

Clear Choice:
https://www.clearchoice.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/ClearChoice

Dell:
http://www.dell.com/support/Contents/…
https://twitter.com/Dell

Expedia:
https://www.expedia.com/service/ Click “Contact Us”
https://twitter.com/Expedia

Exxon Mobil:
http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/co…
https://twitter.com/exxonmobil

Hewlett-Packard:
https://ssl.www8.hp.com/us/en/contact…
https://twitter.com/HP

Hilton:
https://secure.hilton.com/en/hi/feedb…
https://twitter.com/HiltonHotels

Infiniti:
https://www.infinitiusa.com/iapps/con…
https://twitter.com/INFINITIUSA

Jos. A Bank:
http://www.josbank.com/contact-us
https://twitter.com/JosABank

Lexus:
http://lexus2.custhelp.com/app/ask
https://twitter.com/Lexus

Marriott:
https://www.marriott.com/marriott/con…
https://twitter.com/Marriott

McDonald’s:
https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/co…
https://twitter.com/McDonalds

Men’s Wearhouse:
https://www.menswearhouse.com/support
https://twitter.com/menswearhouse

Mini Cooper:
http://www.miniusa.com/content/minius…
https://twitter.com/CooperMiniLtd

Michelob:
https://shop.michelobultra.com/pages/…
https://twitter.com/MichelobULTRA

Microsoft:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/c…
https://twitter.com/Microsoft

Mercedes-Benz:
https://mercedes-benz.custhelp.com/ap…
https://twitter.com/MercedesBenz

National Car Rental:
https://nationalcar.custhelp.com/app/…
https://twitter.com/NationalPro

National Education Association:
http://www.nea.org/home/827.htm
https://twitter.com/NEAToday

Optum:
https://www.optum.com/contact/contact…
https://twitter.com/Optum

Panera:
https://panera.custhelp.com/app/ask
https://twitter.com/panerabread

Pom Wonderful:
https://www.pomwonderful.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/pomwonderful

Prudential:
http://corporate.prudential.com/view/…
https://twitter.com/Prudential

Stelara:
https://www.stelarainfo.com/contact-us

Sleep Number Beds:
https://www.sleepnumber.com/contact-us
https://twitter.com/sleepnumber

Stella Artois:
http://www.stellaartois.com/en_gb/con…
https://twitter.com/StellaArtois

TD Ameritrade:
https://www.tdameritrade.com/why-td-a…
https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade

Tempurpedic:
https://www.tempurpedic.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/TempurPedic

US Postal Service:
https://www.usps.com/help/contact-us.htm
https://twitter.com/USPS

Vistaprint:
http://www.vistaprint.com/customer-ca…
https://twitter.com/Vistaprint

Vita Coco:
https://www.vitacoco.com/me/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/VitaCoco

Whole Foods:
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/cust…
https://twitter.com/WholeFoods

 

Sources: Minds, YouTube.

 

The Mainstream Media Is No Longer Mainstream

Jill’s videos keep getting better!

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It’s amazing to me that we still call CNN, NBC, or in Canada CBC, mainstream media. Most people don’t get their information from these sources anymore. And the politics they preach are nowhere near mainstream. They are more like, leftist fringe.

What am I talking about? The number who get their news from TV is tiny compared to the internet.

And don’t blame the medium … It seems people don’t like the message.

More and more people are suspicious of the news … and they should be … see this quote?

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper…”

It’s from 1807 … Thomas Jefferson wrote it.

Generally ratings are pretty simple … if people LIKE the message … they keep watching and listening … if the don’t they tune out.

Let’s look at some numbers.

Right now when it comes to TV news in the United States, Fox News is usually number one. But, it’s not like tens of millions are watching. If FOX gets than 2-and-a-half viewers a night during primetime that’s a huge win.

Let’s put that in perspective. That’s less than 1% of the American population. That’s a small audience when it comes to new media.