Suddenly the Media Is Concerned …

2020 May 16
by bc3b

… about job losses.

As IowaHawk says, 30-million jobs lost is a statistic, 355 media jobs lost is a tragedy.

The media has been hyping the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to tank the economy to take the “bad orange man” down.

Karma is a b!tch!

Here’s a senior editor from the far-left Huffington Post whining:

 

Andy Campbell
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Over just three days, Condé Nast, Quartz and VICE gutted their newsrooms with layoffs. This is a historically bad year for digital and local journalism.
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10:35 AM · May 15, 2020Twitter for iPhone
What ever happened to:
  • #If it just saves one life?
  • #We’re all in this together?
  • #We must continue until there’s a vaccine?
  • All the other liberal memes?

McDonald’s is hiring but I am not sure these pukes could handle it.

Pelosi has provisions in her “Christmas Tree” bill to support people who masquerade as “journalists.” If it would help the Democrats, Pelosi would try to bring back the buggy whip industry.

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Hat tip: Twitchy

 

30 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 16 4:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I hate to break this to Andy, but journalism ceased to exist about 50 years ago.

    If they were essential personnel, like truck drivers or men and women stocking the shelves at Kroger, I would be more sympathetic. Basically these are people with a product that very few want.

    Andy, think big! Maybe next week hundreds can become thousands.

  2. 2020 May 16 6:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    There is a demand for journalism. You know, actual honest to God, Sgt Friday, “Just the facts Ma’mam” kind we used to have. Fox comes closest but even they are politically bent, its just the other side of the ledger.

    People like John Solomon, Sara Carter are doing excellent investigative work. Probably the best in the business right now.

  3. 2020 May 16 6:19 am
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    justrand permalink

    note the question in the article in not “ARE they inflated?”, the question is : “Just HOW INFLATED are they?”

    The excellent article only covers the inflation in number of deaths attirbuted to the virus. It doesn’t count how many deaths were INTENTIONALLY caused by the Governors of New York and Pennsylvania.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/05/15/just-how-inflated-are-coronavirus-death-counts-exactly-n394897

  4. 2020 May 16 6:20 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    TWIP
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/the-week-in-pictures-lockdown-or-lockout-edition.php

    Until Facebook buys all the meme software and chokes it off

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/facebook-buys-giphy-400-million-pledges-crack-down-hateful-memes
    Facebook Buys Giphy For $400 Million As Tech Giant Pledges To Banish All “Hateful Memes”

  5. 2020 May 16 6:20 am
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    Eph permalink

  6. 2020 May 16 6:24 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Sheryl Atkinson is pretty good too. CBS fired her for trying to investigate Fast and Furious. The brother of the president of CBS News just happened to be a high-ranking member of the Obama administration:

    https://dailycaller.com/2013/05/11/top-obama-officials-brother-is-president-of-cbs-news-may-drop-reporter-over-benghazi-coverage/

  7. 2020 May 16 6:56 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Indeed. Eons ago when I lived in Miami Springs, there were things I never saw before:

    * Dead chickens hanging on front porches to ‘cure’.
    * If there was a fish head on your door step one morning it is time to move.
    * Escargot on the barbie featuring huge Caribbean snails.
    * Business cards advertising paint job repair thanks to the Caribbean snails.
    * People applauding a snatch and grab gone wrong.

    Get away from the beaches and its a third world country.

  8. 2020 May 16 6:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    And the Dog has been buying silver with abandon.

  9. 2020 May 16 7:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Penny’s officially file Chapter 11 paperwork — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/jc-penney-files-chapter-11-bankrtupcy

  10. 2020 May 16 7:19 am
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    post 5~~~DOA in the senate.

  11. 2020 May 16 7:35 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hope you are right IP.

  12. 2020 May 16 8:21 am
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    Karma done bit froggy in the butt.

  13. 2020 May 16 9:00 am
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    justrand permalink

    Karma indeed! Or the frog and centipede writ large

  14. 2020 May 16 9:02 am
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    justrand permalink

    words to, um, “live” by

  15. 2020 May 16 9:09 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good article: “The Unexamined Model Is Not Worth Trusting” at the link.

    Frankly, if I’m going to trust a model, unexamined or otherwise, it would be one of bc3b’s models! 🙂

    https://www.city-journal.org/coronavirus-model-driven-decision-making

  16. 2020 May 16 12:21 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    A common sense question would have been:

    “Your base code ran on assumption from common flu models. Ok. So what is your percentage of error using that model against actual numbers from say the last 6 flu outbreaks?” Betcha they have never run an AAR analysis to see if the model is accurate.

    My experience leans to models tend to be unpredictable once the variables are beyond a handful of well known factors.

  17. 2020 May 16 12:31 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Twitter Censors Donald Trump Tweet Calling Out Censorship – It’s Time to Address Censorship of Conservatives on Social Media” — LD Lede

    First question is why be using Twitter anymore? Same argument I have against Facebook. What Trump ought to do is move over to Gab. Delete his Twitter account. Watch the gnashing of teeth. A fair amount of traffic on Twitter is because Trump is on there. Yes Gab has pockets of filth, but that is the price paid for really true free speech.

  18. 2020 May 16 12:32 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, over decades in business I saw various people make LOTS of models filled with “false precision”. They’d be so proud that they knew one or two variables to 4 decimal points of precision, while every other factor was plus or minus 50 to 100 percent. Naturally the models were nearly worthless…plus or minus 50 to 100 percent. 🙂

  19. 2020 May 16 12:48 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.

    – Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshall, at the Nuremberg Trials

    https://spectator.us/natural-disaster-manmade-united-kingdom-costly/

  20. 2020 May 16 1:16 pm
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    justrand permalink

  21. 2020 May 16 1:43 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    California passes bill that may lead to reparations:

    https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/assembly-committee-passes-bill-that-may-lead-to-reparation-payments/

    Shirley Weber s one fugly woman.

  22. 2020 May 16 1:44 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Yep same here. We had a problem with WD drives eons back. The MTBF curves were not matching the literature. We hired a PhD to run some analysis. What we discovered was the numbers matched pretty well if the drive R/W was truly random to the platter surface. That rarely happens in practice however. The first 1000 or so sectors were failing early because M$ boots in that range, hence the platter surface was getting degraded faster. WD finally coughed up $$ per the contract.

  23. 2020 May 16 3:40 pm
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    justrand permalink

    the numbers of deaths truly due to the virus have been exagerated pretty much EVERYWHERE…except China, where they have been UNDER-reported.

    But the media is claiming the number of new cases is RISING in places like Texas, Georgia and South Caraolina. Only when pushed, hard, will the media relent and tell the ACTUAL truth: the number of “new” cases being found is because of EXPANDED testing. Testing which confirms the virus is not NEARLY as deadly as the doom & gloom Governors are using to close America down.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/colorado-lowers-coronavirus-death-count

  24. 2020 May 16 4:48 pm
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    Eph permalink

    25 Rand,

    Never trust the pickle puffers.

    Especially those on dope.

  25. 2020 May 16 5:07 pm
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    justrand permalink

    THIS leads the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Dr.” Ferrer’s bio describes her as “philanthropic strategist, public health director, educational leader, researcher, and community advocate”
    She is NOT a medical doctor nor scientist…yet she leads the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and is at the core of their DEMAND (under penalty of law) that all Angelinos remain LCOKED DOWN for “at least 3 more months”.
    This picture is the most flattering one I could find of her…no kidding. Apparently if Angelinos follow her demands they can be as, um, “healthy” as her.

  26. 2020 May 16 5:53 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #27 –

    Several healthy states on the left coast remain shut down even though their confirmed cases are relatively low. Bolded states have reopened:

    Here are the number of deaths per million residents from some of the worst states, the left coast and states where BJGers reside:
    New York: 1,417.4
    New Jersey: 1,155,1
    Michigan: 488.6
    Georgia: 150.5
    Ohio: 137.7

    Washington: 133.4
    Arizona: 93.3
    California: 81.4
    North Carolina: 64.5
    Texas: 46.2
    Oregon: 32.5
    Wyoming: 12.1
    Hawaii: 12.0

  27. 2020 May 16 7:29 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Some are disappointed Georgians aren’t dying in droves:

    https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2020/05/16/838396/

  28. 2020 May 16 7:33 pm
    [30]
    bc3b permalink

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