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Dan Rather To Teach Journalism Course Called "Finding The Truth In The News"

Posted by  $  allosaur 3 months, 2 weeks ago to Humor
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Laughed out loud when I saw that title.
Methinks Deceiver Dan deserves the Humor category.
Maybe "Media" shoulda been a category.
Naw, Humor covers that.
SOURCE URL: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/01/07/dan-rather-to-teach-journalism-course-called-finding-the-truth-in-the-news-n2268303?newsletterad=


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    Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Hillary could teach "How To Scratch A Chalkboard With Your Voice."
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    • Posted by  $  CBJ 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      She might have trouble finding a college that is willing to give her a chalkboard. :-)
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      • Posted by H2ungar123 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        Maybe so but she got ovations when she appeared
        at the theater to see "The Color Purple" - absolutely
        sickening and proof (as if we needed it) that the
        patients are indeed running the asylum.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        We could only hope such is the case. Most universities are full of liberals. A recent survey put professor political orientation at 97% Democrat nationwide.
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        • Posted by  $  CBJ 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          "Political orientation" is a nice phrase. Maybe it should be added to the anti-discrimination laws. :-)
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          • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            It is doubtful that laws would improve things much. The problem is that most people go into teaching because they couldn't hack it in the real world. And liberals especially love to tell others how superior their policies are - without having to face the proof of consequences as exposed in the real world. It's the same reason you don't find too many small business owners who are flaming liberals because they quickly find out the math behind a $15/hour minimum wage makes staying in business really hard.

            The real problem is that now everyone has tacitly accepted that the college degree is a standard need for employment. Educators (and government) have colluded to manufacture a market for higher education. And they've put in a very convincing marketing campaign to persuade businesses that they should only hire a college-educated person, and the government-run lower (k-12) education that they need to push kids to get ready to go to college.

            A century ago, the only people who went to college were those trying to get advanced education such as that needed for business, the legal profession, or the medical profession. Everyone else did an apprenticeship - learning on the job. People actually became experts in their profession of choice (apprentices -> journeymen -> masters) by doing the job. Diplomas somehow became accepted as a shortcut to certify that someone who came out of school could do the same thing minus the experience!

            I'd like to see the education system go back to emphasizing actual experience rather than simply encourage the entitlement brought on by a piece of paper. (And just FYI, but I have the pieces of paper...)
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  • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    I am not sure that I really need all the media and what they report. Its all slanted anyway, and I have to "translate" it to even attempt to get the truth.
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
      That must be it~ "Finding The Spin In The News."
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      • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        I wonder if most of the "news" really affects my life. Perhaps the media is just trying to drum up advertising business by convincing me I need to pay attention to all this stuff. I mean, really, why do I care if a terrorist act happened in afghanistan anyway.
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        • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
          Without advertising, any segment of the media is out of business.
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          • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            mm, maybe thats the answer. I already deleted CNN from my car radio channels, and I never watch or listen to CNBC or MSNBC or any other mainstream channel. Fox is better, but they sensationalize things to get me to waste my time listening too
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  • Posted by fosterj717 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    That's rich!!!!!! a lying Democrat shill like Dan Rather trying to talk about TRUTH in Journalism is like Jeffrey Dahmer (the murderous cannibal) selling Cutco Knives as just another kitchen utensile!.

    If I were Dan Rather, I would not want to have my name out there anywhere in public having anything at all to do other than trying to teach how to be a lying, unrepentant journalist and having to keep a straight face at the mention of truth in "mainstream" Journalism!!! After all, he is the gold standard for lying, deceitful journalists! For what its wroth!!
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  • Posted by NealS 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    What's the issue with this article? It was just a simple typo that made it appear wrong. It said, "The course is being offered by the e-learning platform UDemy, which hosts more than 42,000 online courses." Where it said "e-learning", was just a typo, it was supposed to read "re-learning".
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  • Posted by  $  rbroberg 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Dan is so deep. Let's smoke peyote and read the NYT. If we don't get vomit on the pages, then I am sure some of the words will dance.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    What's the frequency Kenneth?
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
      You made me dino have to go hunt~
      https://www.google.com/search?q=frequ...
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        Sorry about that.
        This song is about an incident that took place on October 4, 1986, when the CBS news anchor Dan Rather was attacked on a New York City sidewalk by a crazed man yelling "Kenneth, what is the frequency." The man turned out to be William Tager, who was caught after he killed a stagehand outside of the Today show studios on August 31, 1994. Tager, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison, said he was convinced the media was beaming signals into his head, and he was on a mission to determine their frequencies.

        Tanger was right about one thing the media beaming propaganda to his head.
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        • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
          Me dino is beginning to think you're a walking encyclopedia.
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            LOL, I have heard many ,many times "I wish I had your memory".
            The funny thing is my memory gets more acute as time passes.
            My mom caught on when I was a toddler. I would always ask questions. She would make up some kind of answer. I would recant this new knowledge at another time and place. She would say I didn't tell you that and I would remind her of when and why I asked, after a handful of those awkward moments . mom figured she wouldn't make up answers she didn't know. She would say "I don't know" if she didn't.
            Something weird happened in second grade during this testing event at school . From that point on "you are not working up to your potential"
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            • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
              From the second grade on I started to have a hard time.
              At about the fourth grade my mom took me to a shrink who had me do some tests.
              The shrink proclaimed my intelligence to be above average.
              Whoopee! I'm smart after all! Yay!
              Then I continued to have a hard time in grade school. Sigh.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                In sixth grade when my dad said "I wasn't working up to my potential" I said of course I was , cause if I was at my potential I couldn't work up to it.
                That was good for no TV or friends for a week.
                Problem was B's with out any effort and I preferred sports and girls and worked hard at those favorites.
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                • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
                  Haven't thought about this bit about getting grounded for a long time.
                  At age 16 at about midnight, I stepped out of my second floor bedroom window onto an extension of roof, traveled east up an incline and atop an A-frame to a TV antennae tower beside the living room chimney, descended the tower, stole my way west on the ground to the other side of the house, coasted the Ford Falcon my dad let me drive down the driveway in reverse, started the car in the street and picked up two friends who also were SUPPOSED to also sneak out of their homes.
                  One of those friends instead told his mama who he was going to be with when he walked out of his home earlier. As the night wore on, his mama got worried and called my folks. For as long as I was grounded, I would not talk to that dork. I wouldn't have much to do with him after that either.
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