World media look to green future without US


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Frustration with the US is flowing freely in global media following President Donald Trump’s announcement that his country would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement signed in 2015 by 195 countries.

European newspapers see an opportunity to move forward without the burden of appeasing a reluctant partner in Washington.

And in China, state-run media see their country ascending to a position of global leadership on the issue of climate change.

The announcement also triggered a global conversation on social media, with climate-related hashtags trending worldwide.

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Europe

Newspapers on the continent generally expressed disappointment at the decision, but saw in it an opportunity for Europe to forge a new path.

French centre-left daily Le Monde said that the decision had “widened the gap of mistrust” and noted that Mr Trump’s mantra of “America First” seems to be leading the country to ever greater isolation.

Similarly, the French financial newspaper Les Echos says America is now part of a “trio of marginalised” nations, along with Syria and Nicaragua, who are not part of the deal. It adds that the move has not “signed the death warrant” of the agreement.

France’s left-wing Libération newspaper took a more personal view of the Mr Trump, saying: “Since his accession to the White House, the US president has believed he is on a reality show. Except for the fact that this is no longer a game, it is about the future of the planet.”

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A commentary in Germany’s centre-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung sees a certain “cold logic” in Mr Trump’s move, in that he appears to prefer to deal with migration with “walls and weapons” rather than action to limit global warming.

“[The US] is reducing its financial contribution to global climate protection while boosting funding for the military and homeland security,” writes its Washington correspondent, Winand von Petersdorff.

Trump ‘shakes global community’

Germany’s conservative Die Welt sees something positive in Trump’s decision, saying it will actually be good for the Paris agreement to lose countries who do not believe in it.

“Those whose take part half-heartedly or even dishonestly are likely to undermine its agenda from the inside,” says a commentary by the paper’s science editor, Norbert Lossau.

A presenter on Russia’s state-controlled Channel One TV said that Mr Trump has “shaken the global community once again”.

And state-owned newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta was more sympathetic to Mr Trump than most, saying he had “stood up against Americans paying for the USA’s ‘climatic leadership’, getting nothing in return, except for sweet-voiced chants of European politicians”.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40130447

Press Facing Physical Abuse


Greg Gianforte celebrates his win over Rob Quist for the open congressional seat at the Hilton Garden Inn, Thursday night, May 25, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. The Republican multimillionaire Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. After being declared the winner, Gianforte apologized both to Jacobs and to the Fox News crew for having to witness the attack.

Media advocates are expressing outrage at Montana’s Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte for allegedly assaulting a reporter this week, and some are blaming President Donald Trump for intensifying an anti-media environment that fosters hostility toward journalists.

 

“We have the president of the United States tweeting that reporters are the enemies of the American people,” said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “It’s one thing for, you know, journalists to be booed, to be yelled at, all of which is fair game. But when you’re starting to talk about physical violence–and body-slamming is no joke–this is a matter for law enforcement. This is not business as usual–at least it shouldn’t be.”

https://www.usnews.com/news/ken-walshs-washington/articles/2017-05-26/media-decry-attacks-on-reporters

USING FAKE NEWS AGAINST OPPOSING VIEWS


Using fake news against opposing views

Take for example a story reported by the Los Angeles Times that included a professor who put together a Google document of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news sources’” to help people “cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation.”

The only problem with the list, was it included real news sites of which the professor simply didn’t agree. Conservative blogs, including Red State and The Blaze, were on the list, as was more centrist, but GOP-leaning Independent Journal Review (IJR). None of those sites are fake — they often just peddle in the real news purposely not covered by the mainstream media.

“Not all of these sources are always or inherently problematic, neither are all of them fake or false,” the professor, Melissa Zimdars, at Merrimack College in Massachusetts told the Times. ” … They should be considered in conjunction with other news/info sources due to their tendency to rely on clickbait headlines or Facebook descriptions, etc.”

http://www.infowars.com/using-fake-news-against-opposing-views/

Fake News Site CNN Completely Misrepresents Quote, Rest of Lying Media Runs With It


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CNN made a false claim Monday afternoon and various journalists ran wild with it.

It all started with a segment on CNN’s The Lead which quoted prominent white nationalist figure Richard Spencer as wondering if Jews were actually people. CNN host Jim Sciutto said, “of Jews Spencer said, ‘one wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.’”

“That is an alt right leader Richard Spencer talking about Jews,” Sciutto added. CNN then had a panel with RealClearPolitics’ Rebecca Berg and The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser with the chyron “ALT-RIGHT FOUNDER QUESTIONS IF JEWS ARE PEOPLE.”

Except, Spencer did not make those remarks about Jews and was instead talking about political consultants on television.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=55875

 

FAKE NEWS SITE CNN COMPLETELY MISREPRESENTS QUOTE, REST OF LYING MEDIA RUNS WITH IT


 

CNN made a false claim Monday afternoon and various journalists ran wild with it.

It all started with a segment on CNN’s The Lead which quoted prominent white nationalist figure Richard Spencer as wondering if Jews were actually people. CNN host Jim Sciutto said, “of Jews Spencer said, ‘one wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.’”

“That is an alt right leader Richard Spencer talking about Jews,” Sciutto added. CNN then had a panel with RealClearPolitics’ Rebecca Berg and The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser with the chyron “ALT-RIGHT FOUNDER QUESTIONS IF JEWS ARE PEOPLE.”

Except, Spencer did not make those remarks about Jews and was instead talking about political consultants on television.

http://www.infowars.com/fake-news-site-cnn-completely-misrepresents-quote-rest-of-lying-media-runs-with-it/

 

 

WHEN IT COMES TO FAKE NEWS, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST CULPRIT


When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit

Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy material peddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Then there’s the more devious kind of news stories circulated by one of the biggest propagators of fake news: the U.S. government.

http://www.infowars.com/when-it-comes-to-fake-news-the-u-s-government-is-the-biggest-culprit/