Tag: Media

Russell Westbrook Launches RW Digital To Increase Representation In Advertising

NewsOne Featured Video Representation holds power and basketball star and businessman Russell Westbrook is putting the focus on ensuring multicultural audiences see themselves reflected in the products and content they consume. The nine-time NBA All-Star has launched a digital media division under his company Russell Westbrook Enterprises. Westbrook will use the new venture—dubbed RW Digital—as […]

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Should Alex Jones Have To Pay For Lying About LGBTQ+ People, Too?

Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his text messages asked by Mark Bankston, lawyer for … [+] Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, during trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022. Briana Sanchez/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool. ©GANNETT InfoWars host Alex Jones returned to his day job Saturday, telling his […]

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Streaming Wars’ Latest Chapter Plays Out On Out-Of-Home Ads

An advertisement for Discovery+’s Shark Week in New York City. OUTFRONT The streaming wars have been well-documented over the past three years, as new launches and new patterns of consumer behavior turn the streaming landscape on its head. With Netflix losing subscribers and HBO Max’s future clouded by rumors, the streamers need eyeballs not just […]

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Bad Film Reviews Sink BatGirl Even Before It Opens

Leslie Grace (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) FilmMagic Just as the film was in post-production, management at Warner Bros Discovery decided to pull the plug on the DC Comics film BatGirl, despite it having a reported budget of more than $100 million and stars Leslie Grace, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons. The reviews must have […]

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This Week In XR: Meta’s No Good Very Bad Week

FILE – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Thursday, Oct. … [+] 17, 2019. Federal regulators, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, took legal action to block Facebook parent Meta and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from acquiring virtual reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural, asserting the deal would hurt competition and […]

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Ties Between Alex Jones and Radio Network Show Economics of Misinformation

Ted Anderson, a precious metals seller, was hoping to rustle up some business for his gold and silver dealership when he started a radio network out of a Minneapolis suburb a couple of decades ago. Soon after, he signed a brash young radio host named Alex Jones. Together, they ended up shaping today’s misinformation economy. […]

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Marvel’s ‘Infinity Stones’ Gem Collectibles To Cost $25 Million, Won’t End Universe

(Infinity Stones gauntlet image courtesy of ECG) With the Avengers’ arch villain Thanos vanquished (again), it’s probably safe for Marvel fans to peek over their hands during the revived San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to stare at a just-unveiled $25 million collection of actual gems cut to look like the Infinity Stones at the heart […]

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‘Fox and Friends’ host after Jan. 6 hearing: Can’t pick and choose ‘which riots are good and bad’

Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt said the morning after the latest hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection that Congress should also probe the riots that broke out during protests for racial justice across the country during the summer of 2020. “There’s never an excuse for a riot, but remember the summer of 2020 when […]

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The Right-Wing Media Celebrated Biden’s Covid Diagnosis

That Biden was unwell and perhaps even demented similarly received a great deal of attention on the right, even in its newsier corners. Fox News’s midday programming flashed graphic after graphic about the 79-year-old president’s various comorbidities. A Thursday gaffe in which Biden said he had contracted cancer also received a great deal of attention, […]

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With ‘The Gray Man,’ Avengers Masterminds The Russo Brothers Build A New Franchise For Netflix

(Russo Brothers image courtesy of Agbo) On Friday, after a brief week in theatrical release, the most expensive film in Netflix history will arrive on the streaming service, courtesy of two brothers who together shepherded four Disney Marvel movies to more than $6 billion in grosses during far longer stays in theaters. But that short […]

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This Week In XR: Face Tracking Avatars Score Investment, Google AR Glasses Tests, AR Opera Glasses

The searing heat of summer may finally be slowing the pace of the immersive tech industry. There was only one funding announcement, for a company that makes avatars for conferencing, not a web3 battle royale in which the slain pay a price to respawn. Meta made no announcements but still managed to get into the […]

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Last Century’s Approach to Journalism Is Useless in a Climate Crisis

Suicide is often deemed a newsworthy event—the death of a celebrity, the use of self-immolation as a protest tactic, or new data on suicide rates nationally are all certain to receive some measure of coverage. But in cases where stories describe suicide methods, mass media coverage has led to a demonstrable increase in copycat deaths, […]

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Trump Tried to Steal an Election. Will the Media Still Care in 2024?

Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump is running for president—again. Yes, this has been more or less obvious from the moment he left office, but he’s starting to barely hide his intentions anymore. Speaking to rallygoers in Las Vegas last weekend, Trump hinted at a possible run. “We have a president who ran twice, won twice,” Trump […]

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Wait. Jayland Walker Is to Blame, but Somehow Robert Crimo Isn’t?

For example, in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some right-wing media actively drove a “Black-on-Black” crime narrative in defense of Brown’s killing. There is no such phenomenon as “Black-on-Black crime”—most white murders are intraracial, but no one runs around talking about “white-on-white murder.” The “criminals will have guns” argument […]

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Pamela Paul’s Great Replacement Theory

What motivates the line Paul takes—as her argument is hardly new—is the moment. As much of the right was celebrating the collapse of abortion rights with the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling in late June, it was also already repurposing the same tactics to attack trans people that it had used to attack women’s rights and […]

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It’s Not a Turndown, It’s a Takedown – Catherine Austin Fitts

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Saturday Night Post) Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), contends this is what the so-called “reset” looks like. High food and fuel prices along with crushing interest rates are no accident. CAF explains, “To me, this is part of […]

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