Category Archives: journalism

Did Mike Cernovich lie to 60 Minutes?

Recently, Mike Cernovich has had a lot of media exposure. A couple of weeks ago, he was featured on a 60 Minutes segment about Fake News.[1] Earlier this week, he claimed he published a scoop about Susan Rice, who was … Continue reading

Posted in demagogic, democracy, ethics, journalism, public interest, public opinion, reputation management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who leaked Susan Rice to Mike Cernovich and why?

Mike Cernovich (hereafter MC) thinks he broke a big story. The reality is that he was used. He was used for a political purpose and rewarded for it. Kellyanne Conway did not tweet her endorsement because he did such a … Continue reading

Posted in journalism, management, new media model, public opinion, reputation management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cernovich’s 60 Minutes interview train wreck

Mr Cernovich (hereafter MC) believes his 60 Minutes interview[1] was a success. His supporters[2] and some commentators support that view.[3] Mainstream Media is scared. A different view emerges when we look at in three stages: Before, During, and After. Before … Continue reading

Posted in ethics, journalism, politics, public opinion, reputation management | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

How the Alt-Right is using the Pepe Symbol to undermine the media

If you have been watching social media during the presidential campaign, you will have seen the Pepe meme. Pepe is a cartoon green frog was initially created to signal a desire to relax or chill.[1] During the election, it was … Continue reading

Posted in bias, demagogic, ethics, journalism, public opinion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

If Trump is a media whore, is Rupert Murdoch his media pimp?

Trump has been described as a “media whore”.[1] He seeks publicity, good or bad, to retain his status as a public celebrity. He wants publicity to be a celebrity. He knows the public defer to celebrity status more than moral … Continue reading

Posted in ethics, journalism, public opinion, reputation management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The day Teflon Don emerged

Today, Trump had a disastrous press conference. By all accounts it appeared Trump bombed. Some comments compare him to Nixon as he crumbled under Watergate. For others, he sounded confused, discombobulated, and incoherent. All of this is true and it … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, demagogic, democracy, journalism | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who won Trump’s press conference? Rupert Murdoch

As the public recover from their first experience with a Trump presidential press conference, we can take stock of what has happened. For Trump supporters, this was a masterpiece. This is what they wanted. This is what they want. They … Continue reading

Posted in demagogic, democracy, ethics, journalism, politics, public interest, public opinion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Trump and the crisis of journalism.

Donald Trump lies and we know this because journalists tell us. If a journalist is not willing to call Trump a liar, they are no doing their job. The journalist’s job is now to confirm the popular or desired prejudice. … Continue reading

Posted in bias, demagogic, journalism, new media model, public opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fox News Culture and the death of American Corporate Feminism

Roger Ailes downfall at Fox News has revealed much about the company and its culture. His downfall also shows us the gap between appearance and reality for Fox News culture and American Corporate Feminism. On the surface, the Murdochs claim … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, demagogic, democracy, ethics, journalism, management, public opinion, reputation management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ailes, Murdoch and how Gretchen Carlson used the Dark Arts

Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes rose to, and remained in, power by the benefit of journalism’s “dark arts” and their ability to do “favors”. The dark arts refer to illegal or potentially illegal activities. They are such acts as phone … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, democracy, ethics, journalism, public interest, public opinion, reputation management | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment