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Understanding Media Bias

October 12, 2017

As a highly trained former Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency, I understand the subtleties of media bias that go unnoticed by most people. Let’s say Russia challenged the United States to a one mile foot race. The fastest person from each country ran the race and the American crossed the finish line first.

The media reported that the Russian finished second while the American finished next to last. All the truth detectors like Snopes, would gleefully report that the news was truthful. The facts cannot be disputed but the report was highly misleading. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this was the type of propaganda routinely seen in Pravda, the Soviet News agency.

Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered. The term “media bias” implies a pervasive or widespread bias contravening the standards of journalism, rather than the perspective of an individual journalist or article. The direction and degree of media bias is widely disputed.

Practical limitations to media neutrality include the inability of journalists to report all available stories and facts, and the requirement that selected facts be linked into a coherent narrative. Market forces that result in a biased presentation include the ownership of the news source, concentration of media ownership, the selection of staff, the preferences of an intended audience, and pressure from advertisers.

There are a number of national and international watchdog groups that report on bias in the media but most are more biased than the media they watch.

Clearly, some media in the United States systematically emphasize one particular point of view in a way that contravenes the standards of professional journalism. Claims of media bias in the United States include claims of liberal bias, conservative bias, mainstream bias, and corporate bias.

CNN is especially highlighted by President Trump for what he calls, “Fake News.” CNN was created by Ted Turner in 1980. Turner was expelled from Brown University for having a girl in his Dorm Room. In 1989 he was awarded an Honorary B.A. Degree from the University that had kicked him out. That was two years before he married his third wife, Jane Fonda. Oh, the lives of the rich and famous liberals!

Ted Turner’s media empire began with his father’s billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, which he took over in 1963 after his father’s suicide. It was worth $1 million. His purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the Turner Broadcasting System. CNN revolutionized news media, covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Turner turned the Atlanta Braves baseball team into a nationally popular franchise and launched the charitable Goodwill Games. He helped revive interest in professional wrestling by buying World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Turner’s penchant for controversial statements earned him the nicknames “The Mouth of the South” and “Captain Outrageous”. Turner also devoted his assets to environmental causes. He was the largest private landowner in the United States until John C. Malone surpassed him in 2011. He uses much of his land for ranches to re-popularize bison meat (for his Ted’s Montana Grill chain), amassing the largest herd in the world. He also created the environmental-themed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

To understand CNN, I thought you should understand the father of CNN. In my opinion, traditional journalism was on life support for a long time before it expired last year. I looked at a lot of charts that placed media based on their bias. This chart by Sharyl Attkisson is depicted because I believe it’s the best. I am a deplorable member of the vast right wing conspiracy who loves America and flew combat missions to defend America. I think Ted Turner did build his media empire, not the government even though they may have built the roads that lead to his property.

When the top story at CNN turns out to be the First Lady boarding Air Force One wearing high heels on her way to visit Hurricane ravaged Texas, some people might scratch their heads. Since the First Lady participates in numerous activities during every single day, I knew that she changes attire multiple times. I had no expectation that she would wear heels in Texas and she didn’t.

Just how negative is the coverage of President Donald Trump? Let’s look at a Harvard Study.

The Harvard scholars analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the main newscasts (not talk shows) of CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC during Trump’s initial time in office. They found, to no one’s surprise, that Trump absolutely dominated news coverage in the first 100 days. And then they found that news coverage was solidly negative — 80 percent negative among those outlets studied, versus 20 percent positive. The numbers for previous presidents: Barack Obama, 41 percent negative, 59 percent positive; George W. Bush, 57 percent negative, 43 percent positive; and Bill Clinton, 60 percent negative, 40 percent positive.

The talk shows, like Morning Joe and Rachel Maddow, might really skew the numbers but they were ignored. MSNBC didn’t even make the study but I’m sure they never said one positive thing about our President. The coverage of some news organizations was so negative, according to the Harvard study, that it seems hard to argue that the coverage was anywhere near a neutral presentation of facts. Assessing the tone of news coverage, the Harvard researchers found that CNN’s Trump coverage was 93 percent negative, and seven percent positive. The researchers found the same numbers for NBC.

Others were slightly less negative. The Harvard team found that CBS coverage was 91 percent negative and 9 percent positive. New York Times coverage was 87 percent negative and 13 percent positive. Washington Post coverage was 83 percent negative and 17 percent positive. Wall Street Journal coverage was 70 percent negative and 30 percent positive. And Fox News coverage also leaned to the negative, but only slightly: 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.

Ninety-three percent negative — that’s a lot by anybody’s standards. “CNN and NBC’s coverage was the most unrelenting — negative stories about Trump outpaced positive ones by 13-to-1 on the two networks,” the study noted. “Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity.”

Factor in the fact that these media outlets ignore a lot of negative information about Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. I would also like to note that Fox News never fails to report biased Democrat talking points and showed video clips of Hillary Clinton making arguments against President Trump over and over again. You would never see the other networks giving the same coverage to President Trump, Trey Gowdy, Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. The totality of the united effort in opposition to our President is staggering. President Trump poured gasoline on the media and made them madder by the minute until their coverage was seething with vitriolic hatred.

Fox was a top 10 donor to the Clinton’s and had to support their agenda while pretending to be fair and balanced. Did Fox fool you? I’m down to Sean Hannity and very few others. Fox hung the late Alan Colmes around Sean’s neck in the beginning and forces the likes of Geraldo, Juan and Perino on him from time to time. I change channels when they come on along with Never Trumpers like Chris Wallace and Shep Smith. I can’t get OAN yet but I’m working on dumping Cox Communications at the first opportunity. I started resolutepost.com to counter the corrupt media and the increasingly troublesome social media. I carried the Marsha Blackburn campaign ad that was blocked by Twitter and anticipate doing the same thing in the future as Twitter, Facebook and Google place their boots on the necks of citizens exercising their Freedom of Speech Rights.

Special interest groups and corporations pay big bucks to journalists and politicians to speak knowing full well they are buying good will and special treatment. All that money that went to Hillary could have bought all the tea in China.

The media, after putting lipstick on politicians for months, end up giving them the big prize: their Endorsement. How surprising that the New York Times and Washington Post, after long and painstaking research, would endorse the likes of Hillary Clinton.

The corrupt media is not above using scare tactics to get their way. CNN predicted the Stock Market would crash if Trump was elected. Unless you live under a rock or you’re a Harvard Professor, you know the opposite is what actually happened beginning on the day President Trump was elected. The media gave him less than a 10% chance and joked about it. “Do you ever actually laugh when you watch Donald Trump?,” Jimmy Kimmel asked Obama, who responded that he does, most of the time.

Obama joked about a tweet from Trump: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!”

“At least I’ll go down as a president,” Obama quipped and the Kimmel audience roared with laughter. Obama also said and CNN reported that, “The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.” On the campaign trail, “Obama has taken a considerably more foreboding tone toward Trump, joining other Democratic all-stars like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and others calling Trump unfit for the White House.”

They threw the book and the kitchen sink at Donald Trump and he’s still standing and America is growing stronger and more prosperous by the minute. All those who laughed at the suggestion Donald Trump could get elected, like George Stephanopoulos and a legion of know-it-all’s, have learned that the joke was on them.

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Abolish Government Unions

April 20, 2017

Government Unions are at War with U.S. Veterans by fighting VA reforms!

WHO DOES YOUR REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORT?

The answer to out-of-control government bureaucracy is simple: ABOLISH PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS.

After Jimmy Carter allowed bureaucrats to unionize, the cost and effectiveness of government brough our country to its knees.

While our Armed Forces are prohibited from collective bargaining, most civilian employees of the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Education, etc. are unionized.

Federal Law says Unions are good for America. Do you believe that?

All these unions work hard to grow government and increase taxes.

Bureaucrats negotiate with bureaucrats for benefits that cost billions and allow bureaucrats to work less. For example: Government Employees might get a fully equipped exercise room and time off to exercise. Those who don’t like workouts can simply leave work and go for a leisurely stroll.

Collective bargaining would only be legitimate if it took place between bureaucrats and taxpayers or elected representatives of taxpayers.

One of my additional duties as a Federal Director of Operations was Chief Management Negotiator. I could not do my job affecting National Security while I negotiated with members of the AFL/CIO and AFFE.

If I failed to negotiate in good faith it would have been a Federal Crime even though I knew full well the taxpayers were getting taken to the cleaners.

This is just one reason 600,000 combat disabled Veterans have wated years and years for the VA to resolve their claims. I am one of those Veterans whose claim is more than seven years old.

All of the VA employees you read about, who are responsible for countless deaths, are still on the VA payroll because THEY CAN’T BE FIRED!

Unions were formed because of child labor, poor working conditions, black lung and over working laborers. NONE OF THESE HAVE EVER BEEN PROBLEMS IN GOVERNMENT!

Have you ever seen an overworked bureaucrat?

There is an old joke about how many union workers it takes to change a light bulb.

While union membership has declined in the private sector, it has soared in government including Federal, State and local while taxpayers are soaked at each level.

I do not have a union, Lobbyist or Congressmen looking out for my interests. All I have is a President who is under siege from all of the above.

President Trump is standing alone between greatness and collapse.

Don’t expect your spineless Representatives to stand up to the NEA, AFFE, AFL/CIO or any other union, much less abolish them.

God help us.

Please Stop Insulting my Intelligence!

March 17, 2017

☆☆Every single day the NSA intercepts and stores the equivalent of 128 million books.

Will you allow old Gene McVay to put that in perspective?

The Library of Congress has 16 million books.

Our Congressmen are dancing around spouting off saying President Trump’s phone calls and emails somehow escaped the gargantuan dragnet of our 17 corrupt intelligence agencies!

Day after day, fools like Geraldo and Juan Williams are paid to insult our intelligence. They, along with our Congressmen, are either corrupt or completely clueless or all of the above?

I have begged and pleaded with voters to stop sending these babes in the woods to the Swamp! They can’t find their own behinds, much less provide oversight.

The newest NSA Data Center in Utah uses 1.7 million gallons of water A DAY!!! The electric bill is $40 million a year.

Our intelligence apparatus should have been able to prevent 911, the Boston bombing, Khobar Towers, the USS Cole and Pearl Harbor.

Collectively, they COULD NOT EVEN FIND Osama bin Laden!!! Nor do they have any idea how many illegal aliens are roaming our neighborhoods or what they’re up to.

While our Intelligence Agencies don’t know what the bad guys are doing, miraculously, they know what General Flynn is doing. They probably knew where Donald Trump would build a hotel and bought nearby property?

They miraculously had no idea what Obama and the corrupt judge were up to in Hawaii?

What good would 8 Libraries of Congress a day do if you can’t read?

What would George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton think about this government gone wild? How big must government overreach become before you raise an eyebrow? What are the odds Paul Ryan and his cronies have a clue?

In this dark expensive swamp there is an alien life form named Donald J. Trump. We may survive if he is successful?

Save America from Speaker Ryan & Congress

June 7, 2016

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Today, Speaker Paul Ryan will start detailing policy prescriptions that are part of HIS vision that he says will show Americans what the party is for, rather than focusing on what it’s against.

Why am I skeptical about Paul Ryan doing anything except criticizing Donald Trump for not being like Paul Ryan and using his Power of the Purse to give Obama, Reid & Pelosi everything they could possible want?

Ryan and his Lawyer Lobbyist wife who attended Wellesley College like Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Diane Sawyer and Cokie Roberts have amassed a fortune in the area of ten million dollars. That’s quite a feat but what has Ryan done for America?

Ryan has been sucking on the sweet flowing breast of the government for 17 years as a Congressman and has held the most powerful positions in that body including Speaker, Chairman of Ways and Means and Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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When Ryan swore to uphold and defend the Constitution in 1999, the National Debt stood at $5.6 trillion. A year after Ryan became Budget Chairman; the National Debt soared above $15 trillion for the first time in History. It seems Ryan and his Cartel could not find ANYTHING to cut except the United States Armed Forces and Veteran’s Benefits?

The way Congress allowed our Armed Forces to become provocatively weak represents treason in my mind!

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I have NEVER heard one word of criticism flow from Ryan’s lips about President Obama or Obama’s enablers, the United States Congress.

I did hear Speaker Ryan criticize the presumptive Republican Nominee for President many times including most recently for standing up to the activist La Raza anti-Trump U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. It is ironic that a move is underway to oust another California Judge, the one who sparked outrage after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to just six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster outside a campus frat party.

The sentence Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky imposed on Brock Turner, 20, has been blasted by the victim and called a “slap on the wrist” by the San Jose Mercury News.

Of course, that is a criminal matter and Curiel is making hay with the civil suit Trump refuses to settle out of Court. The wealthy and huge companies are often sued because they have deep pockets and are inclined to settle rather than be drug through the mud in a public trial. I remember when everybody was suing aircraft manufacturers because they readily settled for $100,000 when a pilot simply ran out of gas and crashed. The result of not fighting such suits resulted in more and more litigation with the end result of almost destroying general aviation. An aircraft I bought for $11,000 in 1970 would cost over $350,000 today.

Donald Trump knows that if he settles frivolous lawsuits, it will simply result in more and more frivolous lawsuits. The usual suspects: Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, the Washington Post and New York Times never pass up an opportunity to pummel The Donald for standing up for his rights. Most Americans lack the chutzpah to take on a crooked judge. The very idea that a judge could be crooked seems farfetched to most Americans.

We’d like to think our justices and judges are defined by respect, duty and impartiality. But behind that iconic black robe isn’t always a tireless drive to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States. Some of the most revered judges are worse than the criminals they should be sentencing. I will mention a couple corrupt judges who will make you question your faith in the legal system but there are so many more!

May I remind you about Judge Mark Ciavarella’s Kids For Cash Scheme? Nicknamed “Mr. Zero Tolerance”, Ciavarella was a big supporter of harsh sentences…for kids. Ciavarella sent thousand of children to a local detention center during his tenure in Luzerne County, PA. Think the kids deserved it? Listen to this: Ciavarella sent an 11-year-old to juvenile detention for almost two years after the kid took his mom’s car for a ride down the block. He also sent a 15-year-old to the same detention facility for mocking her assistant principal on social media and gave a 17-year-old first offender five months for helping steal a DVD. The judge got kickbacks from the facility where he sent those kids. No wonder the hearings often lasted only two minutes, Ciavarella got up to a million dollars for putting hundreds of innocent children behind bars. The courts wised up to his plans, and eventually sentenced Mr. Zero Tolerance to 27 years in prison. Following his sentencing, nearly 4,000 of Ciavarella’s previous convictions were overturned. Too little, too late if you ask Gene McVay!

Then there is Judge Thomas J. Maloney from the infamous Cook County. Maloney and numerous fellow Cook County judges were the focus of an investigation named Operation Greylord. The operation was a joint investigation by the FBI, IRS, USPS and the Illinois State Police to track down corrupt judges. Don’t worry, NOBODY is about to do anything these days about corrupt judges!

Judge Maloney was working his magic in high-profile murder cases. In exchange for rigging murder cases Maloney got over $100,000 in bribes. Maloney let mafia members, murderers and gangsters walk free, as long as he got his “fee.” To this day Maloney is listed as “one of the worst judges in history.” He was convicted of racketeering extortion and obstructing justice.

I could go on and on but YOU have Google. Do I have to spoon feed everybody?

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What Ryan is doing today is paving the way to combat President Trump and maintain the status quo in Congress that brought America to the brink of total collapse. Yes, Republican Leaders love to blame President Obama for America’s sorry state of affairs and too many Americans fall for Ryan’s pompous blather. Do you remember that the Democrats did not need any Republicans to pass the Anything But Affordable Care Act? However, the Republicans could have stopped Obamacare in its tracks, especially when Obamacare resulted in the Democrats losing both the Senate and House. If Ryan and Boehner were half as manly as Nancy Pelosi, they would have used the power of the purse like a brick wall to stop Obama.

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So here we stand, We the People and Donald Trump against the world and against Ryan, Romney, the Bushes and 100% of the crooked media. It shouldn’t be much of a challenge!

Who Will Slay Goliath?

May 12, 2016

★★I am so sick of these sinless holy saints who judge Donald Trump unfit.

The Apostle Paul was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when Jesus used him for other purposes. King David got the wife of his best General pregnant and then had his General killed. God so loved David that He chose the City of David as the birthplace of Christ. God uses sinners because WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND FALL SHORT. This may come as a shock but even I, Gene McVay, am a sinner and certainly not the Judge of others.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. We do know that don’t we?

We have a Goliath in Washington gobbling up the very essence of America while strengthening our enemies and casting our Veterans aside in favor of Illegal Aliens. King David died 2,986 years ago so we need somebody else to slay the DC Goliath. Who will do it? Will you do it? Will Hillary Clinton do it? Bernie Sanders will give Goliath free tuition to college and buy him a Toyota Prius.

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Will God use Donald Trump to save America? We live in a country occupied by reprobates worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. God has been kicked out of school and booed by the Democrats at their convention. God has been kicked off of all government property. More than 60 million innocent infants have been murdered while Americans call good evil and evil good.

David did not look like a boy God could use to slay Goliath. Do you remember the story? Young David took food to his brothers at the front and was talking to the soldiers:

“When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”

‘Now what have I done?’ said David. ‘Can’t I even speak?’ He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him.

David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.’

Saul replied, ‘You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.’

But David said to Saul, ‘Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.’

Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the Lord be with you.’

Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.

‘I cannot go in these,’ he said to Saul, ‘because I am not used to them.’ So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

‘Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, ‘Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?’ And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. ‘Come here,’ he said, ‘and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!’

David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.’

As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.

When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.’