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[COMMENTARY] The rigged investigation that blew up in NBC’s face

Posted by   /  December 11, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) As we well know, President Trump calls any news story he disagrees with fake news.  First, it should be noted there is a wide difference between an inaccurate story and one that is out and out fake. In the […]

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On SNL, Robert De Niro’s “boogeyman” Mueller is scaring Eric Trump.

Posted by   /  December 9, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

It’s not clear why he came to visit Eric, or if De Niro had seen his lines in advance.

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Barrett-Jackson rounds up classic, late-model Ford Mustangs

Posted by   /  December 4, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  AZBigMedia Barrett-Jackson is rounding up some of the best examples of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs to cross the auction block during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Included in the impressive herd of Pony cars stampeding into Scottsdale is the Mustang that started it all, the first ʼ65 […]

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Trump returns to “Saturday Night Live”

Posted by   /  December 2, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets an update about the Robert Mueller probe from Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) and Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), and he confronts Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) about his handshake with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (Fred Armisen) at the G20 Summit in Argentina.  

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Education, attitude matter when detecting fake headlines

Posted by   /  November 26, 2018  /  Education, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  Do you have a degree? What’s your income? The answers could affect how you view the news. People with higher education levels and more positive attitudes about news can more easily spot fake headlines, according to a research report by the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Google reveals plans to monitor our moods, our movements, and our children’s behavior at home

Posted by   /  November 25, 2018  /  Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Phil Baker | PJ  Media atents recently issued to Google provide a window into their development activities. While it’s no guarantee of a future product, it is a sure indication of what’s of interest to them. What we’ve given up in privacy to Google, Facebook, and others thus far is minuscule compared to […]

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WESTMARC honors impact players at Best of the West

Posted by   /  November 19, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  AZBigMedia WESTMARC handed out its annual Best of the West Awards Thursday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.  The Best of the West Awards competition began in 1993 as a way to recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development of the West Valley. Awards are presented in the categories of Economic Engine, […]

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One in 100 Scottsdale residents willing to take “truth serum” about their high school days, survey finds

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer n the heels of a backlash from a survey stating Glendale and Tempe are among the 10 most dangerous suburbs, comes another survey finding Arizona is among “normal” states. Nerdwallet, a financial research company, and Movoto, a real estate-oriented service, are the two recent sources of such information as […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ dishes out satire on voter fraud, Jeff Bezos

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

“Saturday Night Live” took aim at a series of headlines from last week during its opening sketch, including unfounded claims from some Republicans that voter fraud aided Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. ‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Trump-Amazon feud “Saturday Night Live” in its latest episode mocked the feud between President Trump and Amazon, with […]

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You thought fake news was bad? ‘Deep fakes’ are where truth goes to die

Posted by   /  November 12, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare? By Oscar Schwartz | The Guardian n May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, […]

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