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Cosmopolitan liberal journalists only know how to parrot intelligence community and pentagon talking points, socially engineer the gullible or less well off socio-economically, exploit fears, create negative feedback loops, confirm one another's bias and hyperventilate
They are smug and see themselves as morally and intellectually superior to "regular" citizens. They show special disdain for blue collar workers and the "middle" America. They LOVE controlling and influencing those they see as "beneath" them....
The cosmopolitan liberal journalist in the modern age is tasked with the job of social engineering. The work for the regime to instill obedience to authority in the population. #obedience #socialengineering #journalists

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Question re. the #journalists we left behind in #Afghanistan: Is there any kind of fund to support them? They need money, if there's to be any chance of them getting out of there. If there is, I want to tell them how to access it.
Could people please RT this and direct it to the attention of anyone who might know? @IlvesToomas? @RFE_RLNEWS? @pressfreedom? @USEmbassyKabul?
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[Thread] The #Taliban have begun conducting house-to-house searches to round up activists and journalists in cities around #Afghanistan. 1/…
We spoke to five people, who are currently in hiding, about how the #Taliban is searching for the people on its blacklist.

In #Kabul, there are checkpoints set up around the city. But in provincial cities around the country, the Taliban uses more direct methods. 2/
A human rights activist in western #Afghanistan told us the #Taliban are going to mosques for information.

"When the Taliban entered our city, I hid out in a friend’s house because I knew they’d come for us sooner or later..." 3/
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It is of course sad that #KabulHasFallen but here are some important aspects to consider.
The population of #Afghanistan is very very young. The median age in the country is 18.4 years. Approx 42% of the country is younger than 14! Meaning, they were born after 2001.
Close to 27% of the population of #Afghanistan lived in cities. They were exposed to media of various kinds (radio was the predominant medium in rural Afghanistan).
Those who were young and urban dwellers were mostly educated until secondary schools or were even enrolled in universities.
Of the 38 million Afghans, 10 million were students!
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It’s well known that our society is infected by concepts which make us unhappy, damage our communities and endanger the biological world. These concepts infect us, we become contagious, then we infect those around us.

We know the sort of concepts they are. They look like this:
–You need more
–Take, don’t give
–Winner takes all
–Greed is good
–Appearances matter
–Those in power deserve their power
–Those with wealth deserve their wealth
–It’s your fault you’re poor

Some of these concepts simply misinterpret Darwinism. Some are demographic falsehoods. Some are empirically false. All lead us to a dangerous outcome for our species.
I consider them viruses–contagious & malign concepts which are part of a mind plague that’s harming us all.

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"Media coverage that draws a false equivalence between one party operating in defense of democracy and another seeking to tear it down ... fails the most fundamental goal of journalism: to inform the public."

#journalism #journalists…
"The false balance syndrome ironically enables the one party whose survival depends on deflection and obfuscation to triumph over one trying desperately to debunk serial lying."

#journalism #journalists… Image
"What would accurate, morally defensible coverage look like?

First, instead of the “Republicans say” formulation, the most precise framing is more often than not “Republicans lied” or “Republicans offered a non sequitur.”"

#journalism… Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/19/2021…
Claudia Sahm on the effects of $1,400 relief payments on families and the economy…

#commentary #EconomicStimulus #consequences #ReliefPayments
Biden Executive Order Could Finally Lower Drug Prices…

#ExecutiveOrders #DrugPrices #PartisanPolitics #legislation
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mainly macro: A government out of control…
A #government out of control
The commitment that the #UK government gives 0.7% of its GDP as overseas aid is enshrined in law. #Johnson’s government decided to cut this to 0.5%, but didn’t need to put this to parliament because the cut was supposed to be temporary.
A large number of Conservative MPs were unhappy with this, and wanted to use parliament to reverse this cut. The parliament’s #speaker ruled their attempt invalid, but requested the #government to allow a vote on the issue. The government refused.
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The killing of Jeremy Corbyn
Peter Oborne and David Hearst

The former Labour leader was the victim of a carefully planned and brutally executed political assassination
Former Labour Leader Jeremy #Corbyn (Reuters)
Throughout his parliamentary career, the mild mannered, infuriatingly calm Jeremy Corbyn has never failed to excite strong emotions.
For his enemies, he will go down as one of Labour’s worst leaders.
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Covid-19: Social Murder, they wrote—elected, unaccountable, and unrepentant

BMJ 2021; 372 doi:… (Published 04 February 2021)

Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n314

What went wrong in the global governance of #covid-19?
After two million deaths, we must have redress for mishandling the #pandemic
Murder is an emotive word. In law, it requires premeditation. Death must be deemed to be unlawful. How could “murder” apply to failures of a pandemic response?
Perhaps it can’t, and never will, but it is worth considering. When #politicians and #experts say that they are willing to allow tens of thousands of premature deaths for the sake of population immunity or in the hope of propping up the economy,
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लानत क़लम पे जिसकी न तेज़ धार हो सकी,
हक़* की पुकार इस मुल्क में न अख़बार हो सकी !!

हो गये सहाफ़ी* ख़ादिम~ निज़ाम-ए-मुल्क के,
सच्चाई पर्दों में रही न आश्कार^ हो सकी !!
*journalists ~servant ^reveal
आलिम* अदीब^ बिकते रहे ज़मीर+ बिकता रहा,
सच की क़लम न इस दौर का मेआर~ हो सकी !!
*intellectuals ^writers +conscience ~standard
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Britain’s #Political #Media Corruption: A Coalition of the Guilty – Byline Times…
From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to #CambridgeAnalytica, Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption

During the current furore over leaks from Number 10,
and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris #Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic #Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund
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Listen up, #India, #Indians, @MoHFW, @Drharshvardhan, @NITIAayog, #journalists, #TVAnchors, #Pundits,
if ther's one TV interview worth watching it is this one by @fayedsouza and @PSampathkumarMD.
Priya is quiet, calm rational, scientific, unequivocal
her message in bullet points, (I've been arguing these same points on twitter):
1. Hospital admission should only be for those needing Intensive care or assisted ventilation of some kind.
2. Use clinical and common sense to judge severity, oxymeters are not vital.
3. A CT Chest is an irrelevance in most cases. Diagnostically it offers little and it DOES NOT determine treatment or prognosis.
4. Plasma and remdesivir DO NOT SAVE Lives. Dexamethasone does.
5. Chasing after them may actually be causing harm.
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From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to Cambridge Analytica,
Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption
During the current furore over leaks from Number 10, and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund in The Sunday Times, #Cummings has feared arrest for the past three years “since details emerged of irregular spending during the #Brexit referendum”. Cummings is not alone in this fear of the rule of law
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I was a Kenyan police officer for a period of 3 years(btn 2004-2008). I'm now a Journalist, with over 10 years experience. So I understand both how the world of police and media works. #puritymwambia did an excellent piece on #gunsgalore, top notch Journalism. Yes there..
..minimal gaps like giving police service a right of reply but as is, the story is still complete. #puritymwambia deserves some accolades.
On taking one year to complete the story, yes investigative pieces, even by cops, take long and tedious hours to achieve the expected end...
I've seen some saying if it took 1 year to shoot #gunsgalore
then it's not easy to get a gun, I beg to differ. You're forgetting that, if indeed one can get it, it's dangerous already. Again, once you establish trust, you can get the gun on a daily basis, which is v. dangerous!
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عمران خان صاحب کو بات سوچ سمجھ کر کرنی چاہئیے کہ پاکستان کا آئین بنیادی طور پر قرآن و سنت پر مبنی ہے لہذا کافر فرانسیسی خونریز انقلاب کی یا ایران کے مولویوں کے خونریز انقلاب کی اسلام قطعی اجازت نہیں دیتا | ریاست مدینہ کی بات کرنے والے ذرا بتائیں کہ فتح مکہ پر کتنے قتل ہوئے تھے
Dear Mr Imran Khan please be careful while quoting “ Heathen #FrenchRevolution & Iranian Cleric Revolution in connection with Pakistan” | Revolution & Bloodletting are not allowed in #Islam | Both the example above are invalid | You talked of State of #Medina | Tell us about that
1 - Reality of the so-called #Islamic Revolution of #Khomeini in #Iran | America's secret engagement with Khomeini… Naya Pakistan looking for Iran like revolution, says Imran (The News April 23, 2019) US Declassified Documents on Iran's alleged Revolution
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@secupp 1. It greatly bothers me when #Reporters say that #GOPLawmakers #Privately #Complained about @MattGertz...remember they did the same for the #FormerGuy......but no one talks publicly! Perhaps if the #Lawmakers & #Journalists hadn't covered.....
@secupp @MattGertz 2. for #MattGaetz, the #FormerGuy & others the #Scumbags wouldn't have done as much damage as they did. #Journalists have gotten too chummy w/the #Politicians they are suppose to report on! By hiding how #Incompetent the #FormerGuy & his staff were the #GOPLawmakers & the.....
@secupp @MattGertz 3. reporters are complicit in the deaths of 550,169 Americans! Allegations of #Gaetz's behavior while serving in FL's House first surfaced in 2013. Nothing was done then & it looks like #Gaetz's disgusting behavior only got worse.....…
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@khushsundar Maam if you are thinking that these people are genuine #journalists you are wrong. They are #frontline for #dmk masquerading as #journalists

A look at his twitter account will clear this for you.

@khushsundar @cosmicblinker @roamingraman @VenkaTweetesh @BJP4TamilNadu @CTR_Nirmalkumar See what he retweets. Certain pro channels are giving absolute majority for #dmk through their opinion poll where the sample size is around 8000 this #RadhakrishnanRK has no problem.

But if someone else projects higher numbers for #aiadmk he has an issue. This is his neutrality
@khushsundar @cosmicblinker @roamingraman @VenkaTweetesh @BJP4TamilNadu @CTR_Nirmalkumar Some one with 12 follower who we do not know about his background is suggesting that people with no knowledge just to please their masters are giving higher numbers for #AIADMKFOR2021

And #RadhakrishnanRK retweets that too

Whoever says that #dmk is winning he probably retweets
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🔴 Join #MFRR panel on #protests in 30 min.

Protests are essential to democracy’s functioning. Yet, covering demonstrations have become a dangerous situation for journalists due to attacks & intimidation.
What needs to change? @freepressunltd @_MoniqueHofmann @SnjCgt @NUNS_1994
🔴LIVE in less than 15 min:
here ➡️

We will be live-tweeting.
Choose between French or English.
🔴High-level speakers on today's panel:

Tamara Filipovic Stevanovic, @NUNS_1994
@_MoniqueHofmann @djuverdi
Emmanuel Vire, @SnjCgt
CHAIR: Jantine van Herwijnen @freepressunltd

#MFRR Summit
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🔴Join #MFRR panel on the role of the police in 1 Hour.

What happens when police fail to protect or actively attack journalists? Discussions w/ @renatemargot from @EFJEurope, Larissa Rausch @afpfr, @AmeerAlhalbi & Stoyan Tonchev.

▶️ w/ simultaneous French language translation Press Freedom Police Codex.  Code de la liberté.  Pressefre
🔴 LIVE in 15 min:
here ➡️

We will be live-tweeting.
Choose btw French or English.
🔴High-level speakers on today’s panel:

Larissa Rausch, Agence France-Presse @afpfr
Stoyan Tonchev,
Ameer Al Halbi @AmeerAlhalbi freelance photographer
CHAIR: Renate Schroeder @renatemargot @EFJEUROPE

#MFRR Summit Screenshot of panel "Protect or Persecute?: Police Thre
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🔴Join #MFRR panel on #COVID19 in 30 min.

Increase of threats & attacks on journalists due to anti-lockdown protests, economic difficulties for media outlets & press restrictions by governments. Discussions w/ @Jamie_Wiseman_ @GaborPolyak @margosmit1 @documentonews & @ObctRosa. 29.9%. In nearly 1 out of 3 incidents related to COVID-19 me
🔴 LIVE in 15 min here

We will be live-tweeting.
High-level speakers for this panel:

🇭🇺Dr. @GaborPolyak @MertekMonitor
🇬🇷Lambrini Papadopoulou @documentonews
🇬🇧@Jamie_Wiseman_ of @globalfreemedia
CHAIR: @ObctRosa @BalkansCaucasus

Later joined by:
🇳🇱Margo Smit @margosmit1
News Ombudsman for Public Broadcasters Screenshot of Zoom meeting. MFRR Summit. Panel: COVID-19.
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🔴LIVE in 1 Hour: #MFRR Summit

Join #MFRR keynote w/ UN Special Rapporteur @Irenekhan & Vice President @VeraJourova who will give a global and #Europe-wide picture of the #MediaFreedom landscape.

@ecpmf premieres documentary w/ at-risk journalists & whistleblowers 👇
🔴 #MFRR Keynote LIVE in 15 min here

We will be live-tweeting. 17-20 March  Locked Down - Protecting Europe's Free Press
"With the European Democracy Action Plan we put the #media where they should be, at the core of #democracy."

states @VeraJourova Vice-President for Values and Transparency in the @EU_Commission.
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