Kitty Genovese & NYTimes’ BYU Racism Hoax

In 1964, the New York Times published what still ranks among the most damaging false stories in U.S. media history: 37 witnesses heard the screams of a bartender named Kitty Genovese being stabbed and not one of them intervened or call the police. The story sparked what became known as the “bystander effect,” a theory that held that when multiple people witness a crime or acts of wrongdoing, they are less likely to intervene than when a single witness observes a crime.

Here’s a modern-day twist on the bystander effect: When someone is accused of racism and dozens of persons know that the allegations are false, they are less likely to intervene than if only one person knows for certain.

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Karen Bass: L.A.’s Gun Owner Mayor Wannabe

A professional politician who can’t properly secure her guns in a crime-ridden city and accepted a lucrative scholarship that figured prominently in a corruption investigation is unfit to lead the City of Angels.

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The Faux Martyrdom of Canada’s Lisa LaFlamme

The termination of Canadian television anchor Lisa LaFlamme’s contract has generated outrage in Canada and the U.S. because of speculation she was fired for allowing her hair to go gray. More likely, the network decision to terminate LaFlamme was driven by budgetary considerations.

Despite the uproar, LaFlamme has refused to comment, which is despicable for a journalist.

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On My Mind – August 29, 2022

Some thoughts on Twitter’s whistleblower, the similarities of Elon Musk and P.T. Barnum, the New York Times and the Washington Post carrying water for the Deep State, the surge in Adderall prescriptions, and my prescience about Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Gretchen Whitmer Played WaPo for Fools

Michigan governor played Washington Post reporter Ruby Cramer for a fool. What’s troubling is the Post recently declared Cramer as one of her generation’s “dynamic talents.”

Here’s another example of why Americans shouldn’t make political determinations and judgements based on what they read in the legacy media.

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Hannah Elliott: GM’s Worst Nightmare

When I worked in PR, I advised clients there was a 99 percent chance of pulling the wool over reporters’ eyes, but it was ill advised to risk the unlikely one percent. Bloomberg writer Hannah Elliott has taught GM the wisdom of my counsel.

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DeSantis to WaPo: Kish Mir in Tuchas

The Washington Post posted a profile this morning about Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who declined to speak with the once nationally respected publication. Here’s why DeSantis’ diss was a watershed moment in American politics and journalism.
An added bonus is an opportunity to learn a once popular Yiddish expression.

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The Media’s Takedown of Elon Musk

The media is out to take down Elon Musk, and last week they demonstrated how low they’re willing to go. Here’s why Americans must draw a line in the sand and show zero tolerance for the media’s dishonest and puerile agenda.

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FDA’s ‘Horse Drug’ a Potential Cancer Cure?

While the FDA last year was promoting a certain drug as intended for horses, U.S., Chinese, and Japanese researchers were studying the supposed veterinary medicine as a possible cure for cancer. The results so far have been promising, with City of Hope Medical Center, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, scheduled to begin a Phase II trial on June 10.

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