21/02/2017 🌻Can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I started uni. I’ve already done so much, like writing for the Uni’s journal and I’m loving it.
+ notes of my fav subject so far;
+ trying out new things on my bujo (I’m not good at drawing though). I want to learn new types of calligraphy, if you have any tips pls share with me!
+ current reading: 1984 by George Orwell
The Hamilton blow-up — because it’s easy to understand, bizarre, and connects with a pop culture phenomenon — has naturally ended up getting the bulk of the news pickup. One potential reason is that Trump’s tweets are public, whereas it took diligent reporting by the Washington Post to get the hotel story. The idea is that other prestigious outlets may be disinclined to pay attention to a story the Post “owns” and to give due credit to its significance.
Meanwhile, a second-order controversy even broke out among the people I follow on Twitter as to whether the Hamilton audience booing Mike Pence in some sense played into Trump’s hands.
Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said Monday that the
administration will continue using the term “fake news” until the media
understands that their “monumental desire” to attack the President is
“There is a monumental
desire on behalf of the majority of the media, not just the pollsters,
the majority of the media to attack a duly elected President in the
second week of his term,” Gorka, a former Breitbart editor who also
holds a PhD in political science, told syndicated conservative radio
host Michael Medved. “That’s how
unhealthy the situation is and until the media understands how wrong
that attitude is, and how it hurts their credibility, we are going to
continue to say, ‘fake news.' I’m sorry, Michael. That’s the reality,”
Trump and his staff have repeatedly used
the term “fake news” to discredit reporting on the presidential
administration from mainstream outlets such as CNN and The New York
Times, often offering no evidence to back up their disputes with those
Earlier in the
interview, Gorka was asked by Medved whether he would acknowledge that
the administration’s controversial statement on Holocaust Remembrance
Day was “at least questionable in being the first such statement in many
years that didn’t recognize that Jewish extermination was the chief
goal of the Holocaust.”
replied by calling criticism of the statement “asinine,” arguing that
it was motivated by the media’s desire to attack Trump.
a Holocaust remembrance statement,” Gorka said. “No, I’m not going to
admit it. Because it’s asinine. It’s absurd. You’re making a statement
about the Holocaust. Of course it’s about the Holocaust because that’s
what the statement’s about. It’s only reasonable to twist it if your
objective is to attack the President.”
also sparred with a caller who contended that “every time you call
everything fake news, it just turns everyone except your hardcore fans
“Not everything’s fake news,” the caller added.
know, I would beg to differ,” Gorka shot back. “Every single organ that
generates these kinds of stories comes from the same clique of media
organs that predicted that Hillary (Clinton) would win and that Brexit
wouldn’t occur. I know what fake news is. And it’s coming from those
organizations. It’s time that you yourself understood that as well."
So the Trump Administration outright says they’ll continue to de-legitimize the
media until they toe the line and stop "attacking” (i.e. disagreeing
with, or presenting facts that disagree with) the President and his
This is a time when journalism, obviously, is much maligned at the moment. People say that they don’t trust much of what they read in the media and they really don’t have much respect for journalism, and yet at the same time, journalism has been historically one of the ways that presidents have been brought to account. Were it not for journalism, Richard Nixon and the break-in at the Watergate would never have been discovered. … I do find that among people in Washington who write about politics and think about it, we feel like this is exactly the kind of work that we were trained to do. This is exactly the kind of thing we all set out to do, which is to say, we work for the public. Our job here is to hold people in power accountable, and we’re going to do the best we can to do it.
A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.
Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last week and created a buzz after the broadcast ended and she Tweeted, “That’s a wrap! Tonight wasn’t just important for me. I don’t think a woman in hijab has ever anchored a newscast in Canada.”
Massa, 29, said on Friday that she became Canada’s first hijab-wearing television news reporter in 2015 while reporting for CTV News in Kitchener, Ontario, a city west of Toronto. She moved back to Toronto, where she grew up, earlier this year to take a reporting job at CityNews.
Massa recognized the personal career strides she had made after stepping out of the anchor desk, but she said it took her editor to point out the larger significance.
“It wasn’t until my editor said, ‘Hey, great job! Was that a first for Canada? A woman in a hijab?’ And I said yes. And so I tweeted about it. As much as I knew it was important, I didn’t expect the reaction that I received. My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing for the last week,” Massa said.