CBS has deleted its Grammy Awards tweet proclaiming “we are ready to worship” pop star Sam Smith’s Satan-themed performance after the post provoked widespread ridicule and accusations that the left-wing network engages in Satan worship.

On Sunday afternoon, Sam Smith tweeted rehearsal photos for what was eventually revealed to be a fire-and-brimstone-themed performance of his single “Unholy,” a collaboration with male-to-female transgender singer-songwriter Kim Petras.

“This is going to be SPECIAL,” Smith tweeted.

The age of reporters is ending - AI chatbots are the new journalists - opinion MikeRivero Tue, 02/07/2023 - 12:06

Traditional news outlets, such as print media and broadcast journalism, has been transformed in the past few decades, following the trend of 1960s New Journalism.  New Journalism is a media style that involves subjective reporting, with a conscious intention of relaying specific messages, as opposed to neutral and objective journalism. In other words, the New Journalist is not just reporting news and transmitting information, but is also expressing his own personal opinion.

Meta Sues Israeli Surveillance Firm for Harvesting Data on 600,000 Users via Fake Accounts MikeRivero Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:13

Facebook's parent company Meta is suing to ban Israeli surveillance company Voyager Labs from using Facebook and Instagram, alleging that the firm scraped the data of 600,000 users without their knowledge via tens of thousands of fake accounts, according to a report in The Guardian.

The lawsuit states that Facebook deleted 38,000 fake profiles set up by the firm, which has offices in the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates and which carries out research and development through a subsidiary in Israel.

The People Onscreen Are Fake. The Disinformation Is Real. MikeRivero Tue, 02/07/2023 - 08:44

In one video, a news anchor with perfectly combed dark hair and a stubbly beard outlined what he saw as the United States’ shameful lack of action against gun violence.

In another video, a female news anchor heralded China’s role in geopolitical relations at an international summit meeting.

But something was off. Their voices were stilted and failed to sync with the movement of their mouths. Their faces had a pixelated, video-game quality and their hair appeared unnaturally plastered to the head. The captions were filled with grammatical mistakes.

Iran has denied its participation in any project for the joint production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with Russia, rejecting Western media reports in this regard as “sheer lies.”

Nour News, which is affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made the remark in a Monday tweet.

“Iran does not participate in any independent or joint project for production of drones in Russia,” the agency said, adding, “Reports by Western media in this regard are sheer lies.”

Watch: Whoopi Goldberg ANGRY At Fox News For This... MikeRivero Mon, 02/06/2023 - 15:07

If you pay attention to the show or news outlets, you can’t help but notice that The View is full of misinformation. They say stupid things daily. However, Whoopi Goldberg is irate because Fox sees it and points it out. She went off about it on Friday.

The hosts of The View were talking about how Matt Gaetz wants to open meetings of the House Judiciary Committee with the Pledge of Allegiance. Joy Behar said a quote that claims patriotism is a refuge for scoundrels before asking what Gaetz needs refuge from.

You've Got to See the Pic: Media Literally Changed Race of Florida Bus Attacker - Report MikeRivero Mon, 02/06/2023 - 09:17

We got a peak into the way this propaganda machine works on Friday when iHeart, the written news side of iHeart Radio, covered the recent physical assault of a young girl on a school bus.

As violence continues rising in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, the New York Times is flailing around as it struggles to frame the news. First, Isabel Kershner wrote an astoundingly biased report the other day about Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes.

The media sure loved it all.

Clicks, conspiracies, coverups.

And presumably some Americans felt safer knowing a nation that landed a rover on the dark side of the moon and tested encrypted satellite communications using quantum entanglement technology, is no longer floating a helium balloon overhead.

It reminded us that what we fear need not make much sense.

The real risks, of course, are most often off the radar.