Stu Blog: Quick guide for journalists wishing to do their jobs

Here's a quick handy news coverage tool for journalists on the run.

Should you include a specific angle in your news coverage? Ask yourself these questions first before writing a story.

1) Does the angle I'm presenting have anything to do with the story I'm writing about?

2) If yes, does it matter?

Shockingly, if the answer to 1 is not yes, there's no need to debate number 2.

Let's test it.

Story: Arizona shooting

Angle: Sarah Palin's responsibility

1) No, there is no evidence whatsoever that this shooter was a fan of Sarah Palin in any way.

2) No need to ask number two.

Now, let's see how the media actually handled the story.

Story: Arizona shooting

Angle: Sarah Palin's responsibility

1) There is no evidence whatsoever that this shooter was a fan of Sarah Palin in any way.  But, we  think that someone like the shooter could, eventually, someday, be influenced by someone like Sarah Palin at some point, to do something sort of terrible to someone sort of like someone

involved in this story.

2) Of course it matters! It's Sarah Palin's fault!

Because of how incredibly incompetent the media has been on the first question, we've spent much of our time proving that there was no tie at all.  But since the media basically skipped question number one, let's talk question two anyway, because it's the more important question by far.

The truth is, if this shooter HAD been a fan of Sarah Palin, it still would not have been Sarah Palin's fault (unless Sarah Palin specifically was telling this idiot to kill people, which she would never do.) Giving your opinion on a public debate does not open you up to murder charges.

For example, the Discovery Channel gunman said specifically that he was acting on Al Gore's teachings.  That doesn't make Al Gore responsible, even partially.  Gore uses the most extreme rhetoric imaginable when he speaks about global warming.  Essentially, he says that if we don't act, the entire human race will be eliminated.  He insinuates that his opponents know this is true and ignore it so they can personally benefit.  Think of that charge.  "They know millions will die, but they lie about it so they can selfishly have a nicer boat." Is there a more extreme charge? Is there rhetoric that is more dire?

Still, you simply cannot blame him for inspiring the Discovery shooter.  He is 100 percent innocent.  I can't stand Al Gore's opinions or how he presents them, yet, I'm enough of a man to admit that he can't be held responsible for one person of 300,000,000 in this country misinterpreting what he says and turning it into violence.

I simply don't want to win the debate badly enough to stoop that low.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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