Megyn Kelly, hate, and Media Integrity – what is any of it?

It is completely desirable to “shine a light” on newsmakers.

It is the responsibility of media and reporters and if anything…it is the responsibility.

And dealing with the responsibility in an equitable manner is taught throughout the country in various forms which directly returns to something called the Ethics of Journalism.

Currently we have “newsmakers” writing on the events of the day who have zero ethics. They only have what they believe and have monetized their beliefs into something which is curious because their “supporter-base” follow this somehow. On their own their belief would not be an issue but because of this base this changes the tone of what they are from innocuous to something much more malignant. One of these newsmakers has a prominent supporter in President Trump who comments often regarding events around this movement. And he should for they are quite prominent in his rise and election to President.

With the recent election cycle we saw the rise of information which was generated not to educate or inform but to mislead and to harm. Our current President is a part of this. This information was viewed not as entertainment, distraction, or farce but something else. This information was viewed as fact and was in fact acted upon to the point where the election was influenced.

Alex Jones has millions of followers. Megyn Kelly’s attempt to get someone who attacks the innocent(s) and address his actions should be celebrated. Ms. Kelly’s point that Mr. Jones not only has a platform but quite a large base underestimates what is true. Millions of women and men listen to someone who quite simply spins tales. How can anyone listen to someone who says and has said multiple events are not true. It is baffling that those in the United States have become so ignorant to untruths.

As I write this I am quite simply astounded that any rational human being will knowingly follow someone who has no ethical responsibility to anyone. Mr. Jones quite simply is a fraud with zero interesting things to say. What is sad is that so many follow this fraud.

Anything that is written by him or said is to perpetuate an agenda which appears to be based on fear and hate. History will decide how this will play out and in time I have to believe people will come to realize that Mr. Jones will say and do whatever makes him money.

At the end of the day what does it mean that President Trump aligns with this charlatan?

Is it appropriate to tie together two individuals with no appearance of ethics other than it appears they have tied themselves together?

Oh… and in a statement from Mr. Jones about Ms. Kelly regarding whether or not he was attracted to her? Umm…is this an attempt to further marginalize someone who is seeking truth?

Media Integrity.

No need to reinvent the wheel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_ethics

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The Loss of Civility – Severed Head, the Beautiful Kathy Griffin

Addendum:

I think it is important to keep perspective and context. And not fall into what is easy to fall into. That which we know as hate.

That being said I really cannot say anything negative about what Kathy did. She honestly she portrayed was the accumulation of frustration and irritation of a thousand cuts inflicted by President Trump.

This is a man who has inflicted harm – in no particular order – upon:

  1. our environment
  2. our rights
  3. our nation
  4. our animals
  5. our children
  6. our elderly
  7. our poor
  8. our compromised
  9. our society
  10. our lives
  11. our press
  12. …continue the list here. What do you think he has destroyed is destroying?

essentially in the sort period of time Trump has been president he has inflicted harm across all. Except for one group. The ridiculously wealthy. This is a person who has spent more time over a misspelled word than when people are harmed in his implicit name. More time spent over a misspelled word than acknowledging the heroes in Portland. More time spent over a misspelled word than making a statement versus making a STATEMENT against hate.  Essentially President Trump has done nothing but destroy. We have in place a good and valuable system to manage and remove destroyers. Now is the time.  Kathy Griffin’s expression simply showed at a boil the feelings of all those who are being harmed. They have no voice for they are not millionaires nor billionaires.  It is time to Remove Trump.

I am thankful for all Artists in this world and that is what she is.  An Artist.  Artist’s have freedom to express themselves in America without any rebute.  It is no stretch to say that an Artist’s job is to challenge and confront the norms, expand the known, and stretch the imagination.

Thank you.

 

#Portlandheroes, # noTrumpStatementAgainstHateAgain, #ironicTrumpIntelligence, #Billionairesclub, #KathyGriffin

The Loss of Civility

It seems like it began more than eight years ago when a black man was elected President.

And then it all boiled over when it became not just a little likely that a woman would be elected…but a certainty.

And then history changed.

We are indeed a country that respects free speech. We are also a country which respects expression. These are things which come from the heart which is perhaps difficult to discern.

But what is not difficult to discern is hate. Hate takes the form of many different things. Hate also comes from the heart. Expression which is meant to harm and create confusion is dangerous. Knowledge is indeed power and it is intriguing just how far people have gone – and continue to go – for that power. And one key with keeping the power is restricting and eliminating effective education which is in motion.

Over the past election cycle the public has been pounded with the continuing statement of “Fake News”. It is and has continued.

And the hate which is associated with it continues as well.

A journalist is assaulted. A story is concocted about a candidate who is selling children and having sex with them. A story is told about immigrants which assault and hurt the “native” children. News sites which write more to a “theme” than facts have more leverage than “real” news.

And through it all…a loss of civility.

President Trump continues to not make any statements when the true Americans stand up and help those in need.

An aside…

President Obama was a great President.

This nation will morn the loss of Hillary Clinton for many years to come. One can only hope the current administration implodes upon itself and is replaced appropriately and civilly.

Be respectful of yourself and others.

Remember to be Optimistic. Remember the good.

Be the Country we wish to be. Not the one which is filled with hate and short-sightedness.

And mostly…Just Remember.

For it will be tomorrow soon. We just have to remember…

#Portlandheroes, # noTrumpstatementagainsthateagain, #ironicTrumpIntelligence, #Billionairesclub, #1984, #education, #devinnunes, #makeamericagreat

The Wrong side of History

It is difficult to even list all the ways that this seems to be going wrong.

An administration which is teetering on fraud and corruption and straight out lies is astounding in any context. But when one considers that this is involves the Presidency of the United States it becomes all the more alarming.

The Greatest Hits of President Trump’s reality show to this point.

  1. An administration that actively seeks to harm minority rights, the compromised, and women.
  2. An administration that reduces protections of the consumer of all things electronic and web based in a time of unparalleled levels of spying of consumers by industry. All in the name of profit.
  3. An administration that actively colluded with Russia during and after the election in ways which compromise any legitimacy that President Trump may have which as the “drip-drip” of news and information continues only further erodes any confidence in anything that is said about it by the administration. Additionally the compromising of the first investigation by providing “information which will never be able to be confirmed.”       And new switch to blaming and creating doubt and fear is a tactic which has proved effective to this point for President Trump. How long will the public fall for this?
  4. An administration which actively sought to squelch any honest testimony though both intimidation and threats.
  5. An administration has backed up it’s belief that Global Warming does not exist by attempting to bring back one of the most harmful energy sources. Harmful for both the environment and those who work the mines.       What is ironic about this is the level of automation – if it comes back – which will severely reduce the work force which has been clamoring for it.
  6. An administration which is actively seeking “leaks” and presenting a Deep State. Seeking only an environment where there is Group Think. Dangerous in any situation.
  7. An administration which presents a budget which eliminates social programs essential to the poor, elderly, indigent, and veterans. Further demonstrating that President Trump has taken advantage of the very core of those who voted for him.
  8. An administration which proposes “choice” for education but it is a choice veiled in one thing. Money. This essentially removes the ability of America to become great.
  9. An administration which will actively reduce taxes on the wealthy and shift the burden – percentage wise – to the poor. Not the middle class. The poor.
  10. An administration which has zero accountability for false statements and spreads hatred and tolerates crimes against the less fortunate. A President which shows zero class and attacks and lies about a President who did more in the past eight years with little assistance from the very people who in the past week decided the Affordable Care Act is indeed better than anything that they can create.
  11. An administration which is essentially looking to harm the very proponent of being a GOP supporter.       Pro-life. Approving and reducing controls for chloropyrifos.       Why is this an issue?       Widespread use of these chemicals can affect the unborn fetus and damage brain growth. Not to mention the damage to the bees. Why was this undone? How? It was undone with no discussion or rational look at science. It was undone by someone who just may believe that the earth is flat. It was undone by another of … the billionaires club.
  12. An administration which continues to utilize multiple end-around using family in positions which they have and are vested in the very topics they have been appointed to.

It is the wrong side of history. As more people become entangled in the lies and creative use of facts by President Trump time will demonstrate just what is real and fake.

It may be time to call for President Trump to resign. The signs are becoming more clear by the day.

 

#ironicTrumpIntelligence, #Billionairesclub, #howtoapologize, #1984, #education, #BobbyBrooks, #devinnunes, #prolife, #makeamericagreat

 

Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Hatred, and the overall growth of things – Emmett Till

Recently an image of someone’s suffering inspired another human being. This image and imagery of the casket from Emmett Till’s funeral has a feeling that is not isolated to one race, sex, socioeconomic category. It is a tragedy on many levels and the meaning of it cannot ever be minimized if one is indeed a part of the human existence or humanity.

But let’s for a moment say that it is and can be minimized. Take for an example a situation which we change species – from the Homo Sapiens – to the Macropodidae. And in this case a member of the Macropodiadae is run over by a car. Is it true to say that only the Macropodiadae can mourn their loss? Why?

Racism exists and it exists on so many levels, colors, and hues. Expressing compassion for loss of and about Homo Sapiens regardless of race, color, gender, money, etc is the ultimate sign of growth by the species as we move forward into the onrushing future.

Parker Bright’s concerns over color and compassion which is purely based on race shows just how much further we have to go.

After all when I see a Kangaroo on the side of the road after being hit I feel compassion and pain for that animal. For that being.

It is part of the maturing of our society and humanity that we accept kindness and empathy. Those two things are not bound by “anything”. Bright’s statements that they are shows she has not considered the larger image of the future and is still in the past.

 

Texas A&M’s new Student Body President

 

First of all congratulations to Bobby Brooks.

And second congratulations to Texas A&M for being able to identify issues during the election and act.

And finally it is more than ironic that Rick Perry is having an issue with an election where the person who received the second most votes won.

Someone here looks to be vested in all the wrong issues.

But then this person is not familiar with basic science so we do have that.

 

Rep. Devin Nunes

Not much needs to be said here. During an active investigation where there is explicit evidence of tampering by the Russians of the election of 2016 Representative Nunes lets out information which “supports” his views? And then briefs President Trump? By going to extreme lengths to sabotage the intelligence committee’s efforts he has in the end only given more credence and strength to the fact the election was not only influenced but was won by their chosen participant. What is unfortunate is that instead of having concerns that this occurred and addressing it in the appropriate manner it appears that the Russians were prescient in their choice. Representative Nunes’s actions only continue to affirm this. An apology by President Trump for unfounded and bizarre claims is still needed. The briefing in no way shape or form backs up the tweet accusing President Obama of spying on him. Simply put…a lie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#ironicTrumpIntelligence, #Billionairesclub, #howtoapologize, #1984, #education, #Emmitttill, #BobbyBrooks, #devinnunes

“I Apologize” President Trump

These are words one cannot imagine would be uttered from the leader of the free world.

They should be.  Accusing President Obama of wiretapping his phones and then making a big deal about it – in lieu of actual facts – is more than a little disheartening.

During the election cycle President Obama mostly stayed on the sidelines when it came to comments regarding President Trump. Now it is more apparent that he should not have. The President is not currently President because he ran a campaign based on truth and honesty and integrity.  President Trump is President because he ran a campaign based on deceit, corruption, and lies.  President Trump’s continued assault on the free press for reporting accurately the information as it becomes apparent further paints his words as skewed in truth, inaccurate, and generally deceptive. And as this continues to move forward – the Presidency of the 45th – it appears this is unlikely to wane.  This is perhaps the biggest issue.

Last anyone looked there is a new President in office. Attacking a former President who did more for the underprivileged, the climate, our education, and general rights generally, is appalling. It is however utilizing the play-book which allowed for President Trump to become President. Pander to the extreme right, drum up support from those who cannot utilize reason in a rational manner and stoke the flames of fear.

There is no honor in the words coming from President Trump’s mouth. There is no integrity from what he is saying. Ask Preet Bharara.

A man with the CIA and FBI at his disposal has many tools before him. He needs to utilize a few.

Starting with something most learned when they were just starting to play with and share some toys.  Some words that two-year-olds learn.  Two words.  And then why.

I’m Sorry.

 

#ironicTrumpIntelligence, #Billionairesclub, #howtoapologize, #1984, #education,

Make America Great! – update

While it would be premature to judge a president who is less than 60 days in office there are some distinct watermarks to observe at this point.

  1. The removal of guidance for a minority group and stating a move toward state rights. Utilizing power to not protect the weak but expose them. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-poised-to-change-transgender-student-bathroom-guidelines/2017/02/21/cd690204-f7bf-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html?utm_term=.65014ea3cb95
  2. The offering of guidance on states choices for enforcement of certain drugs with the probably of returning billions of profits to Cartels and drugrunners. Utilizing power to return money to the strong and further hurt the weak. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/white-house-expects-justice-crackdown-legalized-marijuana-45697809
  3. The barring of certain press agencies by the White House. Utilizing power to censure and control free speech.      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/24/white-house-blocks-cnn-new-york-times-from-press-briefing-hours-after-trump-slams-media/?utm_term=.872379f93ad0
  4. And for the first question for the White House…this goes to an ALT right publication whose vetting of information leave much to be desired. Using power to spread misinformation and often times lies. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/61c231e80a8340688078f8a2497e9ed1
  5. The continuation of crimes against minority groups that are both explicitly and implicitly tied to the White House.       The lack of condemnation by the President using his Social Media platform is both distressing and alarming.   Using power to support discrimination and hate.
  6. Making statements which alarm our allies and threaten our “non-friends” which essentially makes things less safe globally for both our citizens and our allies. Using power to hurt America specifically.
  7. Creating an informal – or formal depending – Billionaires club in positions which runs completely contrary to the “drain the swamp” mantra which many believed. Not one appointee at this point has anything in common with the populace which elected the President.
  8. Twitter. Need anything more be said here?
  9. Throw in here what you wish. Immigration ban, feud with Mexico, promotion of daughters clothes, promotion of resorts and branding, ethics –what -, protecting the planet, protecting people, protecting society, women’s rights etc…
  10. Russia.  #Russia

America is great. It allows for many amazing things to occur and they do essentially by the minute in this great country.

America is great for there are checks and balances in place which help all.

I want to be hopeful for the coming years under this President and see him settle into the position and come to comprehend what it truly means, find his balance, and truly lead.

When It Is Ok to Discriminate in Today’s Modern World.

Never. This is the short answer.

 

And the long answer as well.

Regrettably, there are multiple bills across this nation stating for various reasons that it is ok to do so.

And just writing that sentence…writing this sentence seems like we have as a society stepped back at least twenty years in time.

Somewhere out there it became ok to state that your religion makes it ok to be this way.

Is not the foundation of any God love upon all it sees? Or does it spite those who live a life which is considered different or alternative?  The arguments begin to get heated when the foundation of any argument of God is that there is the underlying assertion:  God created all.  If this very simple premise is true then there is no basis to discriminate against any creature of God.  God created all.

Unfortunately there are more of those who hang on the past than the future. The past however also includes women who do not go to school and children who leave the home to work before fifteen.

I always find it ironic when any woman argues against equal rights for all.

Humanity’s success requires inclusiveness to be able move forward and advance.

Like rotary phones, horse and buggies, and tube televisions may this fade to obsolesces.