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The Taming of the Mainstream Media

December 8th, 2016

“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”

― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

 

Make no mistake; what we are witnessing at CNN and other mainstream media outlets following Election 2016 is historic.

CNN has lost the narrative and its power to Internet players Twitter, Facebook, Google and Wikileaks. Journalists are now twitter feed watchers. Tweets are the new 21st century press releases and “breaking news” alerts. Social media has replaced traditional media. All citizens are now journalists.

Why did this happen? CNN and the mainstream media forgot who they are.

There are four institutions of humankind: Government, Religion, Business and Non-Profits.

Governments are law-based, Religions belief-based, Businesses profit-based and Non-Profits cause-based. For instance, political parties are Non-Profits.

At some point in time, CNN began acting as a Non-Profit, not as a Business. They introduced bias into their product to the point that they became cause-based, not profit-based. It’s really just that simple.

That simple mistake has liberated the American people. We now enjoy “Freedom FROM the Press”.

 

 

White House Press Pool

November 30th, 2016

This is why its SO IMPORTANT to have the White House Press Pool:

 

“During the dinner, Trump’s transition team allowed a pooler in for a glimpse — Trump flashed a thumb’s up when asked how things were going — and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta happened to be eating a few tables away. And then duly live-tweeted what he saw, including some notes on body language. (“Trump crossing his arms for a good while now as Romney smiles and speaks.”)

Per the pool report, Trump and Priebus had sirloin steaks for entrees. Romney chose lamb chops. The appetizer, per the pool, was young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs as well as “diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion.”

Whatever was discussed, there was agreement on dessert: Everyone had chocolate cake.”Twitter_bird

CNN Article

POLITICO Article

#SocialMedia #Trumps #MainStreamMedia

 

Twitter Tattoo Challenge

July 30th, 2016

Twitter_birdBased on Twitter’s 2Q16 earnings report and conference call, its clear to us that $twtr will be acquired and I will be getting a Twitter Tattoo, when it happens.  Potential buyers now have the stock price and revenue forecast discovery they need to work the numbers and make a bid.  Additionally, it must be clear to Jack and the BOD, that Twitter can no longer stand alone.  They know they must sell.  Timing should be 2016/2017.  Buyout price will be $22 to $24 a share. The buyer will be $MSFT $CRM $AMZN $GOOGL $DIS $FB.  Trade and invest at your own risk.

Twitter Musings – Ride the new Tech Wave

August 10th, 2015

Twitter is down over 50% from its 52-week high.  At $27.04, some would say its a screaming buy.

Today’s new killer app is a camera with a real-time feed (e.g. Periscope).  Every smart phone/tablet/body camera/drone has been transformed into a TV camera.  Every person on earth can now live-broadcast to the world.

Twitter is positioned very well to ride this new killer app wave into the future.  The “TV camera everywhere” future will be very disruptive to the TV, media, social media, and telecommunications space.

Microsoft saw this coming early and paid $8.5B in 2011 for Skype.  Twitter is currently valued at $17.7B.

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have got to be paying attention.  Facebook is.