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I Learned a Lot Watching CSPAN

You’re Never too Old to Learn

I learned a lot watching CSPAN 1 last night, April 29, 2017

I watched CSPAN 1  LIVE  Stream: of President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA

THEN, CSPAN 1  immediately went to

White House Correspondents’ Association

www.whca.net/  Fri.  April 28, 2017 White House Correspondents’ Association Announces 2017 Award winners … Over the years, many of our association’s activities have been documented by C-SPAN

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It took me  just a few minutes, clips on President Trump’s Press Meetings and remarks about California Universities for me to link the manipulation and farce of the progressive liberal self serving Correspondents scholarship program…

However,  it took me all day today researching  to find this Feb 27, 2017 posting on line.

THE REST OF THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY…..

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TRUMP TO SKIP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER: ‘NO REASON FOR HIM TO GO …. TO FUND A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT, IN TURN, FUNDS YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS.

Those White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships | The …

https://spectator.org/those-white-house-correspondents-association-scholarships/

Feb 27, 2017 – Trump to skip White House correspondents’ dinner: ‘No reason for him to go …. to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, … Breitbart or Spectator or Rush or Hannity fan get a shot at writing or …

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Snippets

Stop. Catch the last part of that line? This part: “… and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.”

This is a reference to the fact that the Correspondents’ Dinner uses its proceeds to fund scholarships for those “promising students” who are the “next generation of our profession.” 

Now. What questions are not being asked here — by journalists? Journalists whose job it is to ask questions.

What is the elephant in the room that seems to be blissfully ignored?

WHAT IS THE CENTRAL COMPLAINT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP? And indeed the routine complaint of Republican presidents and presidential candidates (not to mention rank-and-file conservatives) for decades?

That would be that the media suffers from what seems to be — after several decades of this — an incurable liberal bias. And not by accident, either.

 All those polls taken over the years (like this one from Pew in 2008) repeatedly show a heavy liberal tilt in the journalism community.

THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS BUT A DROP IN THE OCEAN OF TODAY’S MEDIA, YET A LOOK AT THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS THE GROUP ADVERTISES ON ITS WEBSITE IS A TELLING IF NOT STARTLING LOOK AT HOW LIBERAL BIAS IN THE MEDIA IS SELF-PERPETUATED, PASSED FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.

Here is the link to the overall site. And a visit here to the section labeled “Scholarships” shows winners from last year with President Obama. And what does the site say? This:

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2016 SCHOLARS

The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce 18 scholarship winners in partnership with Howard University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, University of Missouri, University of California at Berkeley, University of Maryland, and the George Washington University.

So far, so good. Then it lists the winners — AND THEIR INTERESTS. Among those interests?

  • A Howard University winner “is determined to write about the plight of what he calls America’s ‘throwaway’ people: the homeless on our streets, often mentally ill, who are sometimes ignored in our society.”
  • A Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism winner wants “to hone her skills as a political and social justice reporter.”
  • A COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM WINNER WANTS TO USE HER REPORTING SKILLS FOR “ULTIMATELY FOCUSING ON POLITICAL ISLAM; PROBLEMS FACED BY MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS AND THE WAY RELIGION IN GENERAL AND ISLAM IN PARTICULAR IS ABUSED BY RADICALS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES.”
  • A University of Missouri, Columbia winner says her “favorite stories are those that involve issues of corporate social responsibility.”
  • Another University of Missouri, Columbia winner enjoys “writing about the connectivity of science, health and the environment with social justice issues.”
  • A University of California, Berkeley winner has been writing “for media outlets such as Univision Noticias.”
  • A University of Maryland, College Park winner “does volunteer work with organizations such as the Maryland Association of Black Journalists, the Capitol Area Food Bank, SHARE Food Network and Kaiser Permanente.”

NOTICE A CURIOUS PATTERN HERE?

NOT ONE OF THE UNIVERSITIES THAT WHCA PARTNERS WITH HAS A REPUTATION FOR CONSERVATISM. There is, for example, no partnership with a Hillsdale College or Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University or some similar conservative institution of higher learning.

 AND NOTE ALL OF THESE WINNERS ARE INTERESTED IN USING THEIR JOURNALISTIC SKILLS ON ISSUES LIKE SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE HOMELESS, THE ABUSE OF ISLAM BY RADICALS, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MORE.

STRANGELY, IN TERMS OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, EVERY ONE OF THESE ISSUES AND MORE ARE TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO LIBERALS.

Not one of these winners, one suspects, would be into investigating Planned Parenthood. There are, one similarly suspects, no pro-lifers here.

The winner who contributes to UNIVISION NOTICIAS, famously the home of Trump critics like anchorman JORGE RAMOS, is, one suspects, not eager to be a conservative journalist.

 One can also suspect that these kids will not be seeking writing jobs here at The American Spectator or interning for Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity at Fox. Indeed, Rush informs that to the degree he has used interns in his various projects they are “never from WCHA.” Hannity was a similar negative, when asked. And a query to Wlady Pleszczynski, the editorial director of The American Spectator and editor of AmSpec Online, as to whether there had ever been a WCHA scholarship winner on the premises drew this response: “A joke question, right!?”

Let’s be clear. Hooray for scholarships. Hooray for ambitious college kids who want a future in journalism. But, at least per the WCHA’s own website, the winners selected by the group for 2016 seem to have been — to a person —

 NOT JUST YOUNG JOURNALISTS IN TRAINING BUT MORE TO THE POINT YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS IN TRAINING.

 ALL DRAWN FROM A POOL SUPPLIED BY LIBERAL UNIVERSITIES.

 If past WHCA scholarship winners have wound up anywhere in the conservative media — at, say, the Washington Times, Glenn Beck’s the Blaze, National Review, or — gasp! — Breitbart, there is no indication. (Indeed, in the current day, one can only imagine the uproar inside the WHCA, if a scholarship winner was in any way associated with Steve Bannon’s favorite conservative site.)

Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed IS THAT PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARE USED AS THE MAIN ATTRACTION TO FUND A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT, IN TURN, FUNDS YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS,

 THE PARTICULAR IRONY BEING THAT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ESSENTIALLY USED TO PERPETUATE THE LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS THAT THEY AND THEIR SUPPORTERS SO FREQUENTLY COMPLAIN OF.

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PAUL HARVEY, was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments.

From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey’s programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.

AT THE END OF A REPORT ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAD DONE SOMETHING RIDICULOUS OR OFFENSIVE, HARVEY WOULD SAY, “SHE WOULD WANT US TO MENTION HER NAME”

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A CanadianAmerican  SAMANTHA BEE’S SHOW ON SAT APR 29, 2017 WAS  ABSOLUTELY THE MOST OFFENSIVE, LEWD, FILTHY, AND DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED (part of) ON TELEVISION.

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The White House Correspondents’ Association

USED WALTER CRONKITE AS AN EXAMPLE.

WALTER CRONKITE’S ADHERENCE TO JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY—EXEMPLIFIED BY HIS SIGN-OFF LINE, “AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS”—ENDEARED HIM TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, AND A 1972 POLL NAMED HIM “THE MOST TRUSTED MAN IN AMERICA.”

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I learned a lot watching  CSPAN 1 last night, April 29, 2017

You’re Never too Old to Learn

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But, our American children are too young to learn this in Public Schools.

Behind My Back | I Learned a Lot in School Today

www.behindmyback.org/2016/09/17/i-learned-a-lot-in-school-today/

Sep 17, 2016 – I Learned a Lot in School Today WHAT ARE STUDENTS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEARNING FROM THE 2012 AD COUNCIL …

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