There is a noticeable absence in comments from both the regular leftist and conservative contributors, suggesting censorship and shadow banning has gone into overdrive.
Are even the leftists done with WKMG’s racist nonsense and thus being suppressed?
In the past, even leftist commenters have complained about being “content disabled” by Viafoura, WKMG’s Toronto-based “moderator,” that they have just given up even trying to comment. Which may well me the idea.
Bill Cosby’s Pound Cake Speech
In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school , because behind every drawn shade was an eye.
And before your mother got off the bus and into the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house. Parents don’t know that today.
I’m talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was two? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18? And how come you didn’t know he had a pistol?
These are not…these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake.
And then we all run out. We’re outraged. “Oh, the cops. They shouldn’t have shot him!”
What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?
Brown vs. the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem. We’ve got to take the neighborhood back!
We’ve got to go in there. It’s right around the corner! They’re standing on the corner. It can’t speak English! It doesn’t want to speak English! It’s that…I can’t even talk the way these people talk.
“Why you ain’t where you is goin’ why is…”
I don’t know who these people are. And…and I blame the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. This is all in the house!
Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads!
You can’t land a plane with, “Why you ain’t where are…(scat)…”
You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
Why can’t you hit the streets? Why can’t you clean it out yourself? It’s out time now, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is our time. And I have good news for you. It’s not about money. It’s about you doing something that ordinarily we’d do: Get in somebody else’s business!
It’s time for you to not accept this language that these people are speaking, which will take them nowhere.
What the hell good is Brown vs the Board of Education if nobody wants it? I mean, this is the future. And all of these people who lined up and done whatever, they gotta be wondering, “What the hell happened?”
Brown vs. The Board of Education. These people who marched and were hit in the face with rocks and were punched in the face to get an education. And we got these knuckleheads walking around, don’t wanna learn English.
When you go to the church, looked at the stained glass panes of Jesus. Look at ‘em. Is Jesus smiling? Not in one picture. So tell your friends. Let’s try and do something. Let’s make Jesus smile. Let’s start parenting.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Covering the coronavirus story requires careful navigation and constant attention.
News organizations trying to responsibly report on the growing health crisis are confronted with the task of conveying its seriousness without provoking panic, keeping up with a torrent of information while much remains a mystery and continually advising readers and viewers how to stay safe.
The coronavirus has sickened thousands, quarantined millions and sent financial markets reeling — all while some cultural critics say the story is overblown.
“It’s hard to tell people to put something into context and to calm down when the actions being taken in many cases are very strong or unprecedented,” said Glen Nowak, director of the Grady College Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia.
“I keep reminding the viewers that still, based on two very large studies, the vast majority of people who get this infection are not going to get sick,” said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s medical correspondent. “They’re going to have a mild illness, if any, and they’re going to recover. This tends to be very reassuring to people. But I don’t want to minimize this. We’re dealing with something that is growing and becoming a legitimate pandemic.”
“Pandemic” — defined by Webster’s as an outbreak that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population — is one of the scary-sounding words and phrases that some journalists take care about using.
Fahey said the AP avoids calling it a “deadly” disease because, for most people, it isn’t. Dr. John Torres, medical correspondent at NBC News, edits out phrases like “horrific” or “catastrophic.”
Images, too, merit careful consideration. Pictures of people wearing face masks often illustrate stories, despite evidence that the masks matter little in transmission of the virus, Nowak said.
Sensational headlines can grab attention yet also unnecessarily frighten. An Atlantic magazine article last week was headlined “You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus.”
Sensationalism actually tends to decline in these situations, said Peter Sandman, a consultant and expert in risk communication.
“Reporters love to sensationalize trivia or rare risks — think flesh-eating bacteria — to give their audience a vicarious thrill,” Sandman said. “But when risks get serious and widespread, media coverage gets sober.”
CNN’s Gupta has talked about people needing to consider “social distancing” if pockets of infection build in the United States. He has revealed on the air that his own house is stocked with supplies in case his family has to remain home for any period of time.
“People could be frightened by that,” Gupta conceded. “It’s not the intent. It’s in the way that you convey these things.”
The virus produces a seemingly endless supply of stories that stretch beyond the medical: Wall Street’s tumble, school and business closings, concert cancellations. The makers of Corona beer denied reports that the similarity of its name to the virus was hurting business. Italians are shying away from traditional kisses on the cheek. Churchgoers are nervous about handshake greetings of peace.
As is inevitable in divided times, the coronavirus has become a political issue in the United States, where commentators are weighing in on how President Donald Trump is reacting to the crisis. On Fox News, Donald Trump Jr. said of the Democrats: “For them to try to take a pandemic, and hope it comes here and kills millions of people so they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning, is a new level of sickness.”
CNN’s Gupta said he tries to be wary of what politicians say about the coronavirus.
What was going on inside of DeSantis’s head when he decided that throwing millions of Floridians out of work, to be left to the mercy of an inadequate, and ultimately collapsed, unemployment system was a good idea?
Prior to March 15, we were told not to panic, not to wear a mask, “go to Chinatown” and everything would be fine. Then, “somebody” flipped the switch and caused this economic disaster. And DeSantis went right along with it.
The CDC has finally admitted that only six per cent of purported corona virus deaths were, in fact, a result of the virus itself. In a recent interview on Orlando’s Fox 35,the Orange County medical examiner admitted “97 to 98 per cent” of corona virus deaths had underlying causes such as heart disease and advanced age. The Associated Press tried to pass off the death of Annie Glenn, widow of late Keating Five senator John Glenn, as a COVID death “at age 100.”
Putting aside all of that, there is NOTHING, ZERO the government can do to stop nature. Government is lousy at everything. It is lousy at delivering mail, it is lousy at running trains, it is lousy at running public housing, it is lousy at running hospitals. And in Florida, it is certainly lousy at running unemployment compensation. Had “COVID” been left to run its course, as the CDC did in the case of SARS (another corona virus outbreak) in Toronto in 2003, it would have been forgotten about within two months. There were no masks in Toronto, no shutdowns, no lockdowns. Public transit, schools, restaurants, hotels, stores, salons, businesses of all sizes remained OPEN. The only people who were quarantined were those who were exposed. Sick people got treated.
We were soothed into this lockdown with the promise that it was “two weeks to slow the spread.” We were promised a $1,200 “stimulus.” Then politicians started talking about weekly unemployment supplements going to the end of July (JULY?!!!) and REGULAR monthly payments of the $1,200. Rush Limbaugh said everything would be done “two weeks at a time.”
At the first sign that this was obviously political, DeSantis should have stepped in and put a stop to this crap.
With regard to the face diapers, the very fact that a “mask” was any piece of cloth you can wrap around your face should have been a red alert that this was a hoax. Does anybody stop to ask how a “mask” is offering any protection when your glasses or sunglasses are fogging up in our tropical climate when you exhale?
The state legislature must be recalled and action must be taken to end this charade once and for all. This is clearly political. It has nothing to do with any public health concern, and everything to do with sabotaging President Trump and interfering with the election. Governor DeSantis must sign an executive order outlawing the mask orders, ending “social distancing,” re-opening the state IN FULL and ordering the suspension of the requirement to obtain a conceal carry permit until further notice due to the continued Soros-sponsored violence across the nation. The state house and senate must then back that action up with legislation which would forbid anything like this from ever happening again.
We have millions of people across Florida who have been unemployed since March and are still unemployed or, at best under-employed. We can’t do anything about Democrat states such as New York sabotaging our economy by forbidding their citizens from traveling to Florida, but it is about time DeSantis showed leadership for once by stating that Florida is fully open for business, we are all getting back to work, there is no danger and all are welcome once again. This NEVER should have been done. Governor DeSantis was a weak, pathetic RINO for allowing it to happen. It must end NOW!
Many Central Florida students returning to the classroom this semester will have to come to grips with the fact that their learning experience may not be the same as some of their peers.
Racial disparities show up in several ways in the academic setting, whether it be Black students receiving harsher punishments than that white counterparts, being less likely to be recommended for gifted programs or in some cases, they can be the victims of microaggressions that put a spotlight on their educator’s implicit bias.
Orlando’s most liberal, and thus lowest-rated television newsroom continues to stir the pot and foment a race war as Joe Biden and the Democrats collapse in support. And, “microaggressions?” Seriously?
They have adopted the Associated Press’s demand to capitalize the “b” in “black” while keeping the “w” in “white” lower case. Just to remind everybody how virtuous they really are.
With regard to blacks “being less likely to be recommended for gifted programs…” they might start by adopting standard American English, not ghetto ebonics. Unfortunately, with the “mayor” of Orange County, Jerry Demings, and his congress critter wife, Val, held up as role models, it’s a tough sell given their own challenges with the English language.
Both these incidents happened in Orange County, where federally reported civil rights data from 2015, the most recent year available, shows that 53% of students who were expelled were Black , even though Black students only make up 26.5% of the district’s population.
Other statistics from that report include: Black students received 48.7% of in-school suspensions, 52.9% of out-of-school suspensions and 44% of referrals to law enforcement; Black students missed 39,819 days of school due to being suspended compared to the 6,731 days white students missed and 53% of students who were expelled were Black.
Your humble correspondent recommends black parents, or even the youts themselves, turn off the gangster rap for just a moment and check out Bill Cosby’s Pound Cake speeches.
But these people, the ones up here in the balcony fought so hard. Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! And then we all run out and are outraged, ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand? I wanted a piece of pound cake just as bad as anybody else, and I looked at it and I had no money. And something called parenting said, ‘If you get caught with it you’re going to embarrass your mother.’ Not ‘You’re going to get your butt kicked.’ No. ‘You’re going to embarrass your family.’
In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on. In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had on and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.
When you want to clear your neighborhood out, first thing you do is go get the black Muslims, bean pies and all. And your neighborhood is then clear.
The police can’t do it.
I’m telling you Christians, what’s wrong with you? Why can’t you hit the streets? Why can’t you clean it out yourselves?
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail.
It is worth noting that Cosby “got into trouble” with decades-old allegations not long after making those speeches.
Whether you believe or disbelieve the legal charges, he was absolutely correct about the subject matter of black personal responsibility.
Keep in mind that the numbers provided by the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection do not provide explanations as to why students were disciplined.
Well, you know, that’s kind of an important detail, isn’t it?
It isn’t a highly-publicized fact, but the only reason that Trayvon Martin was up in the Orlando area (Sanford) and not back home in Miami is because he was kicked out of school.
Those numbers show that on average across Orange County for the 2018-2019 academic year, the graduation rate for Black students was 71%, 81.5% for white students, 78.7% for Hispanic or Latino students, 97.9% for Asian students and 97.7% for biracial students.
This is not unique to Orlando or to Florida. This is a national problem. The education system is owned lock, stock and barrel by the teacher unions. It’s about time Florida, Texas or even Kansas broke up that monopoly and gave education back to the people. Put real people with real life experience in the classrooms.
Who would be better suited to handle a class full of gangbangers in training? A 20-something girl who just graduated from teacher college or a 25-year Marine combat veteran who has seen it all and done it all?
And on that subject, it’s time to un-retire the Board of Education.
In a recent Instagram post, Educators for Justice described some of the ways anti-Blackness shows up in the classroom. That includes educators acting more patient with white students, telling Black students they aren’t going to succeed in life and ignoring students of color when they say they’re being discriminated against.
Another reason to get real people in the classroom. Businessmen who have succeeded in life and are ill-inclined to hear the insufferable “racism” crutch.
That same post, embedded above, also provided solutions to make classrooms more equal. Some of those remedies are as simple as providing black and brown shades in art supplies so students feel their skin tones are being represented, teaching students about Black authors and scientists who they can look up to and setting high expectations for Black students and encouraging them to meet those expectations.
So why don’t the school districts hire authors and scientists to come into the classroom and impart their experience on a part-time basis?
As of September 1, 2020, 661 people have been killed by police. 242 of them white, only 123 of them black.
A&E as much as admitted a problem existed with black crime when it canceled its highly-rated “Live PD.” Most episodes of The First 48 feature black and hispanic murder victims and suspects. They also prominently feature black and hispanic detectives working to solve the case.
WKMG, its parent Graham Media (formerly The Washington Post) would be well advised to simmer down the race war they are trying to foment. It is a conflict they are not going to win. Unfortunately, here in Orlando, most crime happens in the “black” neighborhoods. Channel 6 does not report a lot of drive-by shootings in Doctor Philips and Winter Park. Pretending otherwise does not help anybody.
I thought something was strange this past week when I wasn’t getting the usual hate mail in response to my comments on the ultra-leftist former Washington Post TV station, WKMG Channel In Orlando. Even more strange, my comments were not generating any votes, up or down.
I tried an experiment today. I cleared my cache and my cookies and went through stories (“stories” being the operative word in corporate media) where I had left comments. They were not there. I signed back in and scrolled down through the same stories and, sure enough, there they were as if nothing was amiss.
My screen name was Pierre Poutine.
WKMG (named for late Washington Post publisherette Katharine Meyer Graham) uses Viafoura, the heavy-handed liberal censor, as its “moderator.” Viafoura is based in Toronto.
A common theme of my comments has been calling out the overblown corona virus hype. Using their own “case numbers” as well as purported deaths, I often point out that this amounts to a recovery and survival rate of better than 98 (closer to 99) per cent.
When they run stories about those impacted by unemployment, those facing hunger and eviction, I would often point out that perhaps it wasn’t a good idea to shut down the entire state of Florida, the United States, and the world for that matter for a disease with such a low mortality rate.
WKMG is also very sensitive about race. They have deleted comments from myself and others questioning the trend in corporate media to capitalize the “b” in black, while keeping the “w” in white lower case.
They ban the use of the term “gentle giant” when used in the context of the latest murders in The Happiest Place On Earth.
In a damning indictment of Joe Biden, WKMG has even banned directly quoting some of Biden’s more memorable lines. “You ain’t black” and “Are you a junkie?” among other quotes, have been deleted.
When President Trump’s brother Robert died, WKMG kept comments up which cheered the death of Mr. Trump and which lamented that it was the “wrong Trump.”
It is generally WKMG’s practice to put comments up immediately, unless they include a trigger word, and then get around to removing the comments which offend their liberal sensibilities later.
Because of this, it is clear that they remove many comments with a conservative point of view, while keeping liberal comments up no matter how obnoxious.
When WKMG “upgraded” its comment system, it promised that the new system would be a “safe space.”
In a story about rioting across the country, I mentioned, and linked to, a video posted by their “sister” station in Detroit, WDIV. The name of the video was “1975 Detroit Crime Special.” I described how the show chronicled the decline of Detroit from the race riots of 1967 to its airing in 1975. According to the show, by 1970, Detroit was done. WKMG removed the comment.
I have also taken great delight in posting Graham Holding Corporation’s (GHC) stock price updates. It has lost nearly half its value in the past year.
In a story about McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets (of all things), I noticed at the bottom that the story originated at “CNN Newsource.” I commented, among other things, “”CNN Newsource.” And they wonder why we call them fake news. They actually opened a division that does – guess what? – FAKE NEWS!.”
The comment was “contend disabled” later in the day. It now shows as if it is still up as usual. However, in reality, the comment was removed later that day.
WKMG is particularly sensitive about “fake news” and being accused of liberal bias. When conservatives post comments, WKMG tends to allow ad-hominem liberal attacks to remain up while similar conservative comments would be removed.
I have often commented what WKMG and corporate media in general plan to do once President Trump is re-elected and their advertisers finally conclude that if these companies can’t even tell us whom to vote for and what public positions to take, how can they possibly sell us their prescription drugs, hamburgers, shoes, cars, etc.
WKMG has ben just as hostile to President Trump as the rest of corporate media when it comes to Hydroxychloroquine. I often point out a nearly-seven decade old off-patent and cheaply available drug does not buy two minute ad blocks and shower media with billions of dollars annually. Of course, such comments are routinely “disabled.”
As the “COVID” hoax continues to fall apart and the media sees its credibility crumbling (even more so than before), and as President Trump threatens to not only be re-elected, but to have his Trifecta returned thanks to Trump Democrats, the legacy liberal media is increasingly desperate and will discredit, ridicule, lie and outright censor opposing opinions.
It is clear that WKMG is only running a comment site for the purpose of having its liberal bias validated.
With a population of over 2-million, Orlando’s broadcast television stations all have dismal viewership. However, WKMG is consistently the most dismal when it comes to its 6am and 6pm newscasts. A measly 11,000 people regularly tune into its morning newscast, while even fewer, 8,400 tune in for the evening news. This is less than half of its number one competitors. Obviously, Orlandoans have a distinct distaste for corporate media’s presstitutes and whorespondents, and even more so for Channel 6.
With all corporate media continuing full-steam-ahead with the COVID hoax and having anchors and reporters perform their shows from their living rooms in the name of “social distancing,” it is unlikely their credibility or their ratingsare going to improve any time soon.
LettersToTheBeast has become a repository for comments censored by Canada’s state broadcaster, the CBC. I now invite readers who have been similarly censored by WKMG (ClickOrlando.com) to submit your “content disabled” here.