News Media

In this podcast, we talk about news media outlets and reporting. Everyone has varying degrees of trust in the way news is reported, and we talk about the way we see it.

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Links regarding News Media:

“Ad hominem attack” / personal attacks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

7:03 Seth Meyers, comedian, late night show host …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Meyers
7:11 Seth Meyers on Donald Trump election loss …
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/12/seth-meyers-trump-gop-election-overturn

7:51 John Stewart on The Daily Show …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Show

16:15 Paul mentions he subscribes to The Economist. Their website …
https://www.economist.com/

16:44 Paul mentions BBC as a decent source of journalism. Their website …
https://www.bbc.com/news

17:37 John mentions Aljazeera news reporting. Their website …
https://www.aljazeera.com/
FYI: Their HQ is in Doha, Qatar. It is state-owned, and was launched in November, 1996.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera

21:42 Rex Murphy, editorialist / commentator for The Financial Post in Canada …
https://nationalpost.com/author/rmurphynp
Example editorial from the end of 2020 … “The echoes of 2020 will be felt for ages” …
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-the-echoes-of-2020-will-be-felt-for-ages?video_autoplay=true

22:10 Online grammar checker, Grammarly, used by John …
https://www.grammarly.com/

22:51 John says, “… He smarts them up….”

22:56 Paul mentions he has a Google Home Mini that he uses for (amongst other things) word definitions. The Google Home Mini has been replaced by the Google Nest Mini …
https://geni.us/GgLqi

23:19 Conrad Black, columnist for The National Post, former media mogul …
https://nationalpost.com/author/cblacknp
Example editorial from the end of 2020 … “America in a shambles;
Canada has a chance to emerge from the shadow of that great nation. There is no sign that we will ….”
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-america-in-a-shambles

Canada’s Government … (Parliament, Senate, the Queen’s representative: Governor General) …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Canada

USA’s Federal Government … (Congress: House of Representatives, Senate; Executive: President) …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_government_of_the_United_States

35:08 John mentions there are lots of examples of journalists who claim to be at the mercy of their editors. As one example, Here is Bari Weiss’s 2020 open letter of resignation to the New York Times …
https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter
And here’s what Forbes “contributor”, John Tamny, had to say about it …
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2020/07/19/why-are-conservatives-so-worked-up-by-bari-weisss-letter-of-resignation/?sh=8540366dc462

38:56 John mentions a situation at a University where students and faculty observed a “Day of Absence”. In this particular example, all white men were to stay away on that day . That story is regarding Evergreen State College and Professor Bret Weinstein. See story …
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/30/escalating-debate-race-evergreen-state-students-demand-firing-professor

40:55 John mentions that Jordan Peterson once talked about a “third educational system” (John’s words). We didn’t track down a specific article where Mr. Peterson uses those words, but here is an interesting interview where he (Mr. Peterson) does express concerns about the current state of University education and “generate an alternative to it ….” See …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIXdZ9lk_U

A lot of this podcast on journalism revolves around critical thinking and cognitive biases. It just so happens we also have a podcast on that subject:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98NEXW4kTj4&t=9s
Website: https://twooldguystalking.com/general/critical-thinking/

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