Tag Archives: mainstream media

Media Manipulation On Gun Control (Video)

This short video outlines just a few of the tactics the Mainstream Media use to distort the gun debate. Audio from First Degree Liberty Podcast #14: The Media Sucks (January 2013) SHOW NOTES: Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work. Check out Brett's work at https://www.schoolsucksproject.com Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott The clip of Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe: Larry ...

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202 (Supplemental): The Media Sucks – Brett On First Degree Liberty

Show notes from First Degree Liberty: Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work. Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6Wkkabcbs The clip of JOe Scarborough's Morning Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlR0CYvPJU Larry Pratt Vs. Piers Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOV6_42xe4 And finally, check out this clip of journalist Ben Swan's segment called "Fact Check" for a rebuttle to the so called "facts" that Piers Morgan has ...

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201: David Angelo of eEconomics

Topic: A conversation with comedian and Emmy-nominated writer David Angelo. As a long-time fan of David's, I was very excited to learn about his You Tube channel eEconomics. Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Economic literacy in Hollywood -College economics, all Keynes -Hollywood politics -Stand-up audiences -Angelo vs. Chomsky -My praise for David's comedy style -Twitter Bumper Music: Slick Rick, "Children's Story (Instrumental)" Highlight Clips Look Closer: eEconomics on You Yube - http://www.youtube.com/user/eEconomics David's Website - http://www.davidangelo.info/ David's Twitter - https://twitter.com/dwangelo Red Bar Radio (mentioned) - http://redbarradio.net/

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After School Sucks Special (2-14-13)

(A/V CLUB) Bruce Willis - Liberals like drones now, because...Obama - defending drones - defending Ron Paul's website seizure - ICANN - Liberty Forum preparation - comedy drops Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 11-22-1283Revisionist History - Mainstream media - JFK - Kubrick - Conspiracy - Pilgrim hygiene - Myth of Savage (book)Tags: special, sucks, media, mainstream, school, a/v[preview] Revolting - 2 Clips77Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Today: Two clips. The first comes from a recent members-only discussion I did for…Tags: club, media, mainstream, a/vOuttakes From Podcast #227 (MP3/8 minutes)72Planet ...

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In Defense of Drones?

We listen to an MSNBC pundit defend the use of drones. Then we give it a try for ourselves. Her rationalization was that it's okay now that these tools of terrorism are in the hands of Obama instead of Bush. Our ideas about the benevolence of drones are a little different.

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Lincoln, FDR and Obama – A Warning (Video)

(With Tom Woods, Author of the Politically Incorrect Guide To American History) There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history... Last month we had the inauguration. Four years ago at the first inauguration, the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression. As Obama's first term was coming to an end, the media and Hollywood, who provide talking points and set agendas, began encouraging the masses to make associations between Lincoln and Obama, or at least get people thinking about the "heroics" of Lincoln: -Burton's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -Spielberg's even more ridiculous film, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals -media starts using ...

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187: Logic Saves Lives Part 9 – Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan

...vs. Reason, Manners, Composure, Meaningful Communication and Philosophy Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Tony Myers (TragedyAndHope.com) and I discuss what is troubling us about Alex Jones, Piers Morgan, and the current gun control debate. Look Closer: Starsuckers(Documentary) Complete Liberty Podcast Logical Fallacies Handlist Cognitive Distortions Ayn Rand Lexicon How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress Argumentum Ad Populum Argumentum Ad Hominem Straw Man Fallacy The Existential Fallacy

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After School Sucks Special 11-22-12

Revisionist History - Mainstream media - JFK - Kubrick - Conspiracy - Pilgrim hygiene - Myth of Savage (book) Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special (2-14-13)83(A/V CLUB) Bruce Willis - Liberals like drones now, because...Obama - defending drones - defending Ron Paul's website seizure - ICANN - Liberty Forum preparation - comedy dropsTags: a/v, school, sucks, special, media, mainstreamBonus Show: Red Scare Discussion With Gardner Goldsmith (Video)78A/V CLUB: This was our first attempt to record the second part of the How the Truth Became Illegal Series.Tags: a/v, mainstream, media, history

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Full Video – 171: Logic Saves Lives Part 6 – Reality Time For Bill Maher

1/3 2/3 3/3 Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: Today's show is a personal exercise to help me let go of a long-standing resentment against comedian and political commentator Bill Maher. Cory, Osborne and I analyze several clips from his HBO show, Real Time With Bill Maher, primarily focusing on two fallacies: composition and division. Many tangents result! Composition: This fallacy is a result of reasoning from the properties of the parts of the whole to the properties of the whole itself--it is an inductive error. Division: This fallacy is the reverse of composition. It is the misapplication of deductive reasoning. ...

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149d (Porcfest Micro-Series): Stefan Molyneux Guest-Hosts School Sucks Radio

Stefan Molyneux joins Osborne, me, and a large studio audience for the first hour of the 6-19-12 School Sucks Radio Show. I apologize for the less-than-optimal audio quality. Topics: -Weather-related nudity -The Freedomain Radio documentary film -The mainstream media -Exercises for avoiding confirmation bias -Striking the root Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related PostsFreedomain Radio Interview: Brett Veinotte71Tags: radio, freedomain, molyneux, stefan

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130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) – Empowerment and Self-Defense

"In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." -Edward Bernays Topic: Richard Grove and Tony Myers from TragedyandHope.com join me for a general introduction to the series on logical fallacies. Our discussion covers how fallacies fit into the larger picture of critical thinking principles and the trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric). We also talk about the recent Republican debates, identifying techniques used by certain candidates. And the primary benefits of learning logic: ...

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103: Discovering Doublespeak! (Part Two) – The Cacophemism

With a focus on the intellectually insulting tactics of the mainstream media, I discuss an often overlooked form of doublespeak: the cacophemism (aka malphemism or dysphemism). In language, dysphemism (from the Greek dys δύς "mis-" and pheme φήμη "reputation"), malphemism (in Latin malus "bad"), and cacophemism (in Greek kakos κακός "bad") refer to the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one. -Wikipedia Defining attributes of doublespeak: -misleads -distorts reality -pretends to communicate -avoids or shifts responsibility -makes the negative appear positive -creates a false verbal map of the world -limits, conceals, corrupts, and prevents thought -makes the unpleasant appear attractive or tolerable -creates incongruity between reality and what is said or not said (William ...

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102: Discovering Doublespeak! (Part One) – The Euphemism

With a focus on the misleading and manipulative language of the military, I discuss the first form of doublespeak: the euphemism. Defining attributes of doublespeak: -misleads -distorts reality -pretends to communicate -avoids or shifts responsibility -makes the negative appear positive -creates a false verbal map of the world -limits, conceals, corrupts, and prevents thought -makes the unpleasant appear attractive or tolerable -creates incongruity between reality and what is said or not said (William Lutz, Doublespeak) Look Closer: The Doublespeak Dictionary by Leslie Starr O’Hara http://www.thedoublespeakdictionary.com/ Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living : How Government, Business, Advertisers, and Others Use Language to Deceive You, by William Lutz http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2151216.Doublespeak Government by Euphemism, by Sheldon Richman http://www.fff.org/comment/com0407a.asp Rendition: a dangerous euphemism http://www.theage.com.au/news/Editorial/Rendition-a-dangerous-euphemism/2005/03/10/1110417612086.html ...

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092: Osama Bin Laden – Any Questions?

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl This is not an investigation into the veracity of the claims that the US military killed Bin Laden. It is an examination of why - once again - there is so little curiosity or doubt from the public and the media. Topics: -What 9/12/01 looked and felt like -"Choices" for travel, TSA -The argument from authority easily prevails in the absence of critical thinking -Lessons in authority worship from school -Obama speech mock press conference -My reaction to the public reaction -A closer look at al Qaeda, Bin Laden and ...

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079: Youth Bashing – A Generation Ago and Beyond

Back when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s, a myriad of politicians, reporters, experts and officials all shared a serious concern over a growing problem: me “Today’s media portrayals of teens employ the same stereotypes once openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups: violent, reckless, hypersexed, welfare-draining, obnoxious, ignorant. And like traditional stereotypes, the modern media teenager is a distorted image, derived from the dire fictions promoted by official agencies and interest groups.” -Mike Males, Bashing Youth (1994) Bumper Music: "Tea For the Tillerman" Cat Stevens "Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation Look Closer: Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1224 The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen (Robert Epstein) http://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Adolescence-Rediscovering-Adult/dp/188495670X AGAINST ...

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051 School News! (#4b): The Mainstream Media: Parrots On the Shoulders of Pirates

Most of this show was my original attempt to begin the Kids Are Not Defective Series, but it just turned into a rant about the mainstream media. A couple months ago I decided to watch a little cable news. MSNBC to be precise. They were running a story/series called "V Is For...Violence." It focused on the inability of adolescents to handle the stimulation they get from the technology of today. From Scientific American: Bully or Victim? More Similar Than We Might Think Michael Moore interviews Marilyn Manson, Bowling For Columbine "The case against adolescence: rediscovering the adult in every teen" By Robert Epstein

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