‘New golden age’ of (digital) radio heralds review that could end FM

Henry Bodkin
The Telegraph

surge in digital listeners has brought about a “new golden age” of radio which could trigger the beginning of the end of FM listening as early as this year.

Radio use in the UK is now at record levels, with 48 million adults listening to more than 1bn hours each week in the last three months of 2016 year, according to industry monitor Rajar. Continue reading “‘New golden age’ of (digital) radio heralds review that could end FM”

Judge Napolitano Back On Fox News Sticking To Claim Obama Used Brits To Spy On Donald Trump

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Judge Andrew Napolitano returned to Fox News Channel this morning, nine days after the network benched him when President Donald Trump cited the Fox News talking head as his source of claims that then-President Barack Obama used British intelligence to wiretap him.

“I stand by my statement on surveillance,” Napolitano told Bill Hemmer.

Napolitano was there to talk about a Fox News report that the FBI allegedly wired a staffer of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who has been charged with fraud and corruption.

But first, Hemmer asked Napolitano about that Obama/Brit intel wiretap claim he first made on Fox & Friends. Napolitano said that was his story and he was sticking to it. Continue reading “Judge Napolitano Back On Fox News Sticking To Claim Obama Used Brits To Spy On Donald Trump”

The Joseph Kony “Threat” was Always Fake News

Glen Ford Black Agenda Report The Joseph Kony “Threat” was Always Fake News A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford “Obama needed a villain, so he chose Joseph Kony as his nemesis.” The United States government is the biggest purveyor of fake news on the planet. In fact, most of U.S. foreign policy is based on lies and outrageous distortions that are … Continue reading The Joseph Kony “Threat” was Always Fake News

Jihadi terror manuals on how to use a car as a ‘tool of war’ for mass murder can be found in just two minutes on Google and Twitter

Jihadi terror manuals on how to use a car as a ‘tool of war’ for mass murder can be found in just two minutes on Google and Twitter The Daily Mail Guides to mounting a car terror attack were available on Google and Twitter last night. The vile manuals were online despite widespread warnings that UK jihadists use them for training. Fanatics are urged to … Continue reading Jihadi terror manuals on how to use a car as a ‘tool of war’ for mass murder can be found in just two minutes on Google and Twitter

Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt: We ‘can’t guarantee’ ads won’t appear next to offensive content

CNBC Google may not be able to guarantee advertisements won’t appear next to offensive content, but it is working on a solution that “can get pretty close,” according to Alphabet‘s executive chairman Eric Schmidt talking to FOX Business on Thursday. Google has faced fallout on Wall Street this week as advertisers put pronounced pressure on the company’s policies. Google is one of the top platforms … Continue reading Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt: We ‘can’t guarantee’ ads won’t appear next to offensive content

FEC Dems again eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

Paul Bedard The Washington Examiner The campaign by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission to regulate the internet, from Twitter and Facebook to Drudge, is back after some liberal commissioners threw in the towel amid GOP opposition. Seizing on an exit report card of the agency by ex-Commissioner Ann Ravel, the left is complaining that the internet isn’t being regulated for political content and spending, … Continue reading FEC Dems again eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

Stephen Battaglio
The Los Angeles Times

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is being kept off the air indefinitely amid the controversy over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at the behest of former President Obama.

Fox News did not respond to inquiries about Napolitano’s status Monday. Napolitano was conspicuously missing from the network’s coverage of the confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — an event in which he typically would have played a significant role. He has not been on the air since Thursday.

People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time in the near future. Napolitano was not available for comment. Continue reading “Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims”

School children ‘should be taught to recognise fake news’

Alison Kershaw
The Independent

Children should be taught in schools how to recognise “fake news”, a leading international education expert has said.

In a modern digital age, schools need to teach pupils how to think critically and analyse what they read on social media and news sites, according to Andreas Schleicher, the OECD‘s director of education and skills.

He also suggested that social media creates an “echo-chamber” in which users only hear from viewpoints similar to their own, and argued that schools have a role to play in making sure that young people have a chance to debate different views and opinions.

Mr Schleicher’s comments come ahead of the annual Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, where he will put forward the OECD’s plans to test young people’s attitudes to global issues and different cultures, their analytical and critical skills and abilities to interact with others. Continue reading “School children ‘should be taught to recognise fake news’”

Fox News Radio correspondent confronts Gateway Pundit reporter in White House briefing room

Hadas Gold
Politico

A Fox News Radio correspondent confronted in the White House briefing room the White House reporter for a website that traffics in conspiracy theories, witnesses said on Friday.

As reporters were getting settled ahead of Friday’s briefing, the Fox correspondent Jon Decker pointed out that a reporter from Gateway Pundit, Lucian Wintrich, was in the room and that they “hate blacks, Jews, Hispanics,” according to BuzzFeed White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo, who tweeted about the incident. Continue reading “Fox News Radio correspondent confronts Gateway Pundit reporter in White House briefing room”