Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Trump’s nose-stretcher on immigrant murders in the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump sent reporters into fact-checking mode Friday when he claimed that illegal immigrants had murdered 63,000 Americans since 9/11. The Washington Post‘s Philip Bump calls B.S. on that.

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NY Daily News slams Trump on bizarre news conference

Here’s another killer front page from the New York Daily News, this time on Trump holding a news conference in which he focused on people slain by illegal immigrants. The Trumpster trotted out a very faulty claim in this one, which I’ll deal with in another post.

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Toronto Star names its first female editor-in-chief

The Toronto Star went with an inside candidate for editor-in-chief, selecting 48-year-old Irene Gentle, making her the first female editorial boss of the paper in its 126-year history.

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Thu, June 21 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Toronto Star names its first female editor-in-chief

A landmark photo on migrant child separation

This is one photo that haunts the most from the thousands of haunting images published during the child separation crisis in the United States: The story behind that heart-wrenching photo – Immigrant children: The story behind John Moore’s viral photo of a border separation – The Washington Post https://t.co/C2Dbxi1Zjx — Jon Woodward (@ctv_jon) June 18, […]

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Wed, June 20 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, photos » Comments Off on A landmark photo on migrant child separation

Trump is winning his war with the media

CBC News’ Neil Macdonald looks at the current controversy involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s rampage against the children of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, but he also has observations about Trump’s running war with the media.

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Tue, June 19 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Trump is winning his war with the media

Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

No U.S. president has ever been as shameless about lying and mistruths as Donald Trump. But even by his lofty standards, Trump has been on a bit of a rampage lately.

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Please help support wounded Afghan journalists

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the survivors of a horrific April 30 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that targeted journalists, plus the families of those nine killed. The goal is $50,000. Please donate whatever you can and spread the word about the campaign. Background Horrific day for journalists in Afghanistan

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Regulate fake news, Canadians say in poll

From the Toronto Star story: “A survey by Nanos Research for the organization Canadian Journalists for Free Expression found a strong majority of Canadians — more than eight in 10 — say false information that looks legitimate is making it harder to find out what’s real. To help prevent the spread of fake news, seven […]

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Tue, June 19 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Regulate fake news, Canadians say in poll

How Trump is winning the ‘linguistic war’

Subhed: “From ‘spygate’ to ‘fake news’, Trump is using language to frame – and win – debates. And the press operate like his marketing agency.” Some thoughts from cognitive expert George Lakoff.

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On journalists not being ‘loudspeakers for liars’

Veteran U.S. journalist and j-prof Dan Gillmor has written an essay on how to respond to the challenges to truth posed by the President Donald Trump era.

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