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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/04/2020 07:01 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/04/2020 10:53 AM
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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!










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Posted on: 2020-08-04 08:11:11   By: Anonymous
 
Associated Press are reporting that a new study conducted by Knight Foundation and Gallup has shown that the distrust many Americans feel toward the news media is getting worse.

David Bauder, their media writer, states that the survey found that nearly half of all Americans describe the news media as “very biased”.

“That’s a bad thing for democracy,” said John Sands, director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation. “Our concern is that when half of Americans have some sort of doubt about the veracity of the news they consume, it’s going to be impossible for our democracy to function.”

The study, which was conducted before the coronavirus lockdown and nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, interviewed over 20,000 Americans.

It found that 71% of Republicans have a “very” or “somewhat” unfavorable opinion of the news media, while 22% of Democrats feel the same way. The divide has been noted before, but the figures suggest it is deepening.

“We’re starting to see more retrenchment among those who have already expressed deep concerns,” he said. “Moving the dial on these attitudes becomes more and more difficult for media organizations.”


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    Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:10:13   By: Anonymous
     
    MSNBC PRODUCER QUITS IN SCATHING LETTER: “WE ARE A CANCER AND THERE IS NO CURE”
    Exodus begins of journalists who’ve had enough

    An MSNBC producer has quit the network, lamenting an editorial process that chases approval and ratings rather than presenting facts. When even employees label the MSM as a “cancer with no cure”, we should all be concerned.

    If you were to ask your mother who Ariana Pekary is, more than likely she’s not going to know unless she’s already met her. That’s because Ariana was a producer at MSNBC.

    Although she wasn’t someone who’d be in front of the camera, she is definitely someone who’s an expert on what goes on behind it. But now she’s left the TV network and, on her exit, wrote an extremely scathing letter about the nature of its programming.

    Although she described her colleagues as intelligent people with good intentions, she lamented the way the news has gone, blaming an overemphasis on the chase for ratings as opposed to straight reporting.

    Specifically, she stated that it “forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis.” And she went so far as to reference an unnamed colleague who described what they were doing as “a cancer with no cure”. Pekary also admitted that fringe voices are constantly given airtime because it boosts those ratings, even if those guests’ views are divisive and offer little in the way of solutions.

    And we’ve recently seen two other major figures cite similar problems within the news industry. On leaving the New York Times, Bari Weiss described a hostile work environment in which her colleagues would much rather ‘cancel’ her than allow her to express a different opinion. She even made the extraordinary claim that Twitter has become “the ultimate editor” of the New York Times. This would explain why so much of the Times’ content seems to cater for Twitter’s woke extremists.

    Andrew Sullivan, formerly of New York Magazine, had a similar lament. He spoke of his endless frustration at the lack of diversity of thought: “If the mainstream media will not host a diversity of opinion, or puts the ‘moral clarity’ of some self-appointed saints before the goal of objectivity in reporting, if it treats writers as mere avatars for their race and gender or gender identity, rather than as unique individuals whose identity is largely irrelevant, then the non-mainstream needs to pick up the slack.”

    Now, to anyone outside the news sphere, this may not come as a surprise. We’ve seen extreme voices dominate the airwaves for close to a decade. Often, the arguments presented are purely identitarian, or based on progressive ideology with zero pushback. It’s very rare to see a healthy debate, or for some networks to even give space to opposing sides. There’s an air of hyper-partisanship, no matter what network you tune into.

    Granted, many news figures are very open about their biases. At the very least, they have that level of honesty. I can’t recall CNN’s Don Lemon denying he’s a progressive, for instance. However, some networks will merely try to make themselves appear fair and balanced in their reporting, when what the viewer sees is something completely different. MSNBC and CNN have accused the US leadership of racism over and over again, for example, with zero resistance from anyone on the network. It appears no middle ground is allowed.

    It’s unlikely Pekary’s decision to leave marks the end of the story. We’ll doubtless see other media figures speak out, because the fact of the matter is that hyper-partisanship is tearing the US to pieces. The people who rely on these networks and publications to source their news are receiving so much editorializing that it may as well be propaganda. There is a complete lack of responsibility and ethics, and we need more journalists, on either side of the aisle, to step up.

    Ultimately, the worst thing you can do is say nothing. It’s reassuring to see principled people standing up for something so simple as diversity of thought. Hopefully, in the near future, there’ll be others as outspoken as Ariana Pekary, Bari Weiss and Andrew Sullivan. The wellbeing of our media depends on it.


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    Posted on: 2020-08-04 15:47:50   By: Anonymous
     
    People with faces lives matter

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-04 08:43:47   By: Anonymous
 
I heard a rumour the other day that Hillary has been drinking a dye hoping to become darker so she'll have a chance to become Joe VP mate. If she succeeds when Joe wins, she gonna get the Clinton's hit men and take Joe out. All from pizzagate, it's true, Hillary was also seen coming out of a beauty parlor ( should be called an ugly parlor) with an afro then she blended in with other Democrats looting and burning liquor stores and 👟 stores, but everyone passed on the Redwing's working shoes for some reason. Last seen raiding a KFC and seen eating and drinking Schlitz malt liquor and jiving with her new brothers and sisters.

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    Re: Heard a rumor
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 09:27:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Just shows the ignorance of a some Americans.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-04 09:29:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Nobody cares about Hillary anymore.

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      Re: Hillary?
      Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:06:00   By: Anonymous
       
      Some GOPers care. She's the lightning rod that Trump's base can all demonize.
      Russia lies.
      Benghazi.
      Obama.
      BLM.
      Socialism.
      All Faux News selling points.

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        Re: Hillary?
        Posted on: 2020-08-04 13:14:24   By: Anonymous
         
        Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me about Hunter.

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Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:07:24   By: Anonymous
 
WASHINGTON POST PUSHES WEAK TRUMP/EPSTEIN CONNECTION, IGNORES BILL CLINTON ‘PEDO ISLAND’ ALLEGATION
“Before President Trump wished Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ they had mingled for years in the same gilded circles”

The Washington Post attempted to connect elite pedophile Jeffrey Epstein with President Trump following unsealing of court documents, yet completely ignored witness assertions that Bill Clinton was present on the infamous ‘pedo island’ in the Caribbean.

The Post published a story last week in which it proclaimed “Before President Trump wished Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ they had mingled for years in the same gilded circles.”

The article laboured on Trump’s remarks concerning Ghislaine Maxwell, after the President told reporters “I wish her well, frankly,” when he was asked about what could happen if Maxwell exposed elite figures and their connections to child sex trafficking.

Trump was referencing the fact that Epstein ended up dead in prison, yet the underlying assertion in the article appears to be that Trump is siding with Maxwell.

There is no mention, and has not been in any article from the newspaper, of Epstein’s extensive connections to Bill Clinton, however.

Court documents unsealed in the Maxwell case Thursday revealed that a witness claims to have seen Bill Clinton on the infamous ‘pedo island’ along with Epstein, Maxwell and “two young girls”.

The claims in the documents echo those previously made by a former worker on Epstein’s island in a Netflix documentary.

The claims run contrary to denials by Clinton that he ever visited the island, which was reportedly the site of multiple sexual assaults of underage women by the convicted pedophile Epstein and his elite guests.

The allegations were made by Steve Scully, a 70-year-old phone and internet specialist worker who was present on the island of Little Saint James, as part of Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, which features testimony from witnesses and victims of Epstein’s sordid activities.

Scully claims that he saw the Clinton sitting with Epstein in the porch of the island’s villa. Scully did not witness Clinton partaking in any illegal activity, however, and says no other guests were present at the time.

Scully says that he saw other ‘important people’ visiting the island, including Prince Andrew, adding that some would be naked and flanked by topless girls.

“You tell yourself that you didn’t know for sure and you never really saw anything, but that’s all just rationalization,” Scully notes in the program, adding “Jeffrey Epstein, he was a guy who concealed his deviance very well – but he didn’t conceal it that well.”

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    Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:45:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Bill is creepy.

    But since Trump is currently president, his friendship with Epstein should get more attention. Like when he said, "I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side."

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      Re: Trump is the one you should worry about.
      Posted on: 2020-08-04 11:08:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Hillary? Who cares.
      Fauci? Our President doesn't listen to him.
      Bill Clinton? Not relevant anymore.
      Trump supporters will bring up anybody to deflect from the idiot in chief.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-04 11:08:26   By: Anonymous
       
      That explains why Trump and Epstein were such great friends, common interests, 12 and 13 year old girls AND BOYS.

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        Posted on: 2020-08-04 12:12:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Wheres's Hunter?...

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          Re: Hunter?
          Posted on: 2020-08-04 12:35:35   By: Anonymous
           
          In the grand scheme of things, who cares?
          Trump is all that matters right now.
          Let him do his pinche' job.

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