Stossel: The Rise Of Citizen Journalists

Stossel: The Rise Of Citizen Journalists


How dare you call yourself a journalist, These protestors are yelling at reporter Tim Pool. I’m not going to let them bully me out of reporting on what they’re doing. Pool is part of what some call the “new media” Reporters who work for themselves and often cover things the mainstream media miss. The news you’re getting comes straight from me and straight from the source on the ground. That brings them viewers. More than a million people subscribe to Poole’s online channels. Fascist thuggery! Here, he’s videotaping antifa protestors who try to stop him Tim Pool, he’s getting blocked yet again the Antifa de-escalation team, they actually called it, said don’t touch him. And so, they actually made sure people didn’t touch me, which is good. Antifa has a de-escalation team? Yeah, they have people who try and make sure nobody, you know, no one from their side starts it because the cameras are rolling You call yourself a person of the left and you worked at VICE Yeah But now you’re mostly criticizing the left. This really strange faction of people on the left that are saying ridiculous things that make no sense. They’re hurting the left and they’re helping Donald Trump. Trump gets voters who watched those protests Yup. You look at this protest in Portland, a Bernie Sanders supporter showed up with an American flag to protest against the fascists. And so, what an Antifa do? Crack them over the head with a club and put them in the hospital with a concussion. [Protest sounds] [Kids chanting] Pool won fans with his coverage of the Covington school conflict. All of these big news outlets, even the Washington Post, CNN, they immediately made the assumption he must be a racist sneering at this Native American man. I didn’t make that assumption. I just see a guy banging a drum and a kid with a weird look on his face. So, I looked at some other videos and posted his own video explanation The initial narrative that we heard from the activists was that this kid got in this man’s face. You have just seen right now, it’s actually the other way around. No one else watched the video. How could that be? No one watched the longer video? Nope. Here’s what happens. One left wing journalist says, look at this racist. His buddy sees it and says, wow, look at this racist. And that’s a big ol’ circular game of telephone where no one actually does any fact checking. And then– New York Times, Washington Post, CNN all publish the same fake story Pool and Reason’s Robby Soave told the true story. That’s a complete, complete misreading of the situation. That’s exactly backward. Pool doesn’t have a college degree. Or even a high school degree. I like it that you’re a high school dropout. Yeah, me too. [laughs] Instead of going to college and taking on debt Pool just started videotaping what interested him. I went to Occupy Wall Street [Sounds] The march has begun we’re now at 13th St. and Broadway for those of you just tuning in The whole damn system is guilty as hell He covered riots in Ferguson, Missouri [Gun shots] That’s the first time I’ve been fired at You’re an action junkie. It’s not so much the action but kind of, you know, I’m definitely an adrenaline junkie. I’ve been skateboarding my whole life, but it was more so — I want to know why things are happening. Some people don’t trust the media. I don’t know who to believe. Why don’t I just go there and I can see for myself. And then it turns out there’s one good way to fund that. Tell people what you saw. He funds his videos with advertising and contributions from viewers His most popular YouTube video was when he went to Sweden to look at so called “No Go Zones” Trump had said there are areas where you can’t go. “No Go Zones” Your video said what? That it was nuanced. You got lots of views with nuance? Yeah. [laughs] Pool interviewed lots of people And they were looting the stores here and won viewers by concluding: They certainly have their problems. But you know, one side will have you believe it’s the end of the world and other will have you believe nothing’s happening at all. Pool is now a zealot for free speech When I was growing up, it was the religious conservatives that had the moral panic about music and swear words. But today the moral panic is coming from “the left.” What happened to the left at Berkeley holding up signs saying “free speech today” the left shows up with torches and burns free speech signs. That’s not the left. And so, you know, It is the left! But It’s not the old left. They want everyone to believe that someone like me who was a supporter of Bernie Sanders is a conservative that way actual conservatives look insane. Pool is one of many new media people who are changing how reporting is done. Independent, uncensored I don’t agree with everything they say, but I’m sure glad they’re out there. They give us more choice.

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    Daniel Kunkle

    I think I watch roughly half the citizen journalists showed at the end. It's where I get most of my news these days.

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    Steve L

    I am a conservative and I don’t agree with everything Tim Pool, believes but he is a voice of reason

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    Paul Borst

    John Stossel is hands down the absolute best reporter out there right now. He lets the story tell itself instead of desperately trying to sculpt it to his own narrative and when he does states an opinion he says as much without pretending it is anything other than his own unique and biased perception.

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    Liz Bennett

    Mr pool is someone I watch but sometimes hr likes to hear himself talk. One big issue is Bernie supporter which tells me he is a socialist. Lots of much more truthful you tubers out there than Tim.

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    Alex Brown

    Thing is now people have phones with cameras and platforms like Youtube exist where people can upload video or stream to them. if i see a car pileup or a train derailing i can make a video or stream it to Youtube saying "this is happening here in _______(name of city)" or if there's a protest someone on the ground can record or stream it and interview protesters about what it is they want like Tim did at Occupy and what people are doing during the Yellow Vest protest in France. That's why the establishment media hates Youtube and political Youtubers, because they no longer control the narrative and flow of information, especially when the masses, the common folk can now make an account and give their opinion on issues, report stuff going on in their city. It levels the playing field and the mainstream media hates it.

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    Ad Lockhorst

    The 'real journalists' are lined up at events, literally lined up, when there is something like a 'royal baby coming' ….. too busy covering non-news, dumb stuff.

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    Charles Byrne

    I don't agree with Tim on his political stance, but I watch him daily for his commentary. It is less skewed than most.

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    Roger Andersen

    i love tim, but would like if he called the right out for the stupid shit they do too, but i get it, you kinda have to choose one type of people to pander with, and there is alot to critesieze on the left.

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    Tim Decker

    Tim Poole is probably the ONLY Lefty (he's actually a "classical Liberal', which makes him a centrist, which actually where at least 60% of the population stands), that I would defend with my life. We certainly don't agree on everything, but at least he's genuine and honest, which seems to be quite a feat for anyone left of center. If he's ever back in the Saint Louis area, I'd be honored to buy the man a pint.

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    Capt Birdie

    Tim Pool has become my favourite journalist. I’m from the U.K. and I trust Tim more than I do my own MSM.

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    Elder King

    I watch Tim a lot, simply because he looks at each situation the way a lawyer or a judge should. With no bias, only looking at the facts and trying to determine the real story.

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    Jeff Chen

    I really enjoy Tim Pool's reporting. I saw a few of his videos before subscribing to his channels. Before that I had no idea who he was or his political tendencies. He reminds me of what journalism used to and should be, and not as the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party.

    Citizen journalists and internet personalities are far more interesting than anything from the legacy mainstream media. Naturally the MSM (especially CNN) hates them and are doing all they can to destroy them.

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    La Manga Nostra

    CNN, MSNBC, NBC, WASHINGTON post are all hypocritical moronic idiots who hate facts. Same can be said with Fox, but the problem is that the Left makes it worse by using lies, slurs & hate & literally become those they claim to protest or fight against but worse. The irony of what is happening makes me laugh because it’s something that North Korea or Nazis would do. (I’m not for the Left or the Right nor do I care what political views you hold & I think that Trump is an egotistical moron & Hillary Clinton is a pathological lying corrupt idiot.)

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    Angst Vexed

    I follow you both, mostly due to the fact that the journalism is done the way I was told how it should be done.

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    David Robbins

    Much better content Mr.Stossel👍We need an army of people like this. Some of the major networks syndicated scumedia is quite pathetic and hard to watch these days. Every other commercial is talk to your doctor or lawyer because your doctors prescription messed you up.

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    Expired Memory

    Finally Tim Pool getting some real credit. And by none other than Stozel the original free thinker.

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    Raj M

    I recognize many of the faces in that last 30 seconds but not all. Anybody got a list and links to their YouTube channels?

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    Dale Gribble

    Watching Tim turn from progressive to alt right these last 3 years has been a beautiful sight. Almost wish we could let him in the ethnostate. Well if we let the jew enoch in I guess we can let him as well.

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    mvunit3

    I'm 55, most homes that I work in (in SoCal) are people that have their TV's turned off, or on Fox, and getting less on CNN/MSNBC (though I see CNN on as "background noise" as well these days). I'd say 80% are Republicans or Centrists, and many are Democrats that are tired of being taken advantage of by the Left politicians, Elites and Progressives. And most of these folks who are over 40, have no clue about these YOUtube Indie-Journalists, and the "On the Ground" Issues that the mainstream won't cover. Also exposing those who support the people and policies they (the older TV viewers) question or completely disagree with. And completely miss, how young and older people; if radical, students/teachers (maybe even their own kids in universities!) protesting, and politicians pushing for more socialists or BIG Government policies, under the nose of the average TV viewer or Radio listener. But these "new media" journalists often times let those in question, speak freely to expose what they are really all about, letting YOU the viewer see and "hear" it with your own faculties. To ALL of us that don't agree with "them", they will simply yell and chant that we are "Alt-Right White/Fascists/Nazi's", even if we are of color (even if you are Jewish/Polish/Russian, and have relatives that died or survived Concentration Camps!) :/.
    These ACTUAL journalists/opinionists come from EVERY side of political spectrum, including race, and are unbiased, they tell it like it is, or are on the ground talking to people (or trying) and most important, do the "Fact Checking" that the big conglomerates won't. I watch a number of them, and go back and forth with mainstream media highlights, and look up the citations the indies use, to verify what I can. Tim Pool gets flak from all sides, and sometimes I disagree with him, but he is honest and unbiased, he keeps HIS side accountable – which WE should all do, especially those we choose to represent us.

    Mr. Stossel – I think you should have a "2 Hour" roundtable discussion with many of these Journalists/Opinionists (also those that try to talk to people at various protests) about what is going on with Online Censorship, and the issues (and those being ignored or swept under the rug), because the Left is trying to prevent access to the truth as 2020 looms over them. This needs to be brought to the surface, and for the people who only tune-in on TV and Radio. More people need to know that there are good people working hard to expose the truth, and draw out the facts from fiction.

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    anotherthing

    Tim Pool needs to look up Tipper Gore if he thinks it was the religious right that was talking about banning records. The left didn't just start censorship recently.

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    Connie Criscitello

    It's good to see people shunning the MSM. Now…kick your T.V. to the curb. T.V. programming is changing your brain. I haven't had one in years. Don't miss it. Can't watch it.

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    Brian C

    Even though I don't always agree with him…and he is a "classic liberal" he gives the "news" as unbiased as he can…I respect that and I too watch his video's…

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    Dawwal Creative

    Bernie supporter here…The Left has been infiltrated and that's glaringly clear. The real Left still exists and is enormous however there's been an intentional attempt to shift the Left and it's not from truthful individuals nor is the effort meant to be truthful or successful. I'm not worried because these efforts are in haste and the Left is a long term path, in other words this blip will correct it's just a matter of time.

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    Jose Nieves

    Agree 100% they give us more choice and we don’t have to agree but what we do need is actual facts not manipulated facts but just clean facts and let the viewers make their own conclusions

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    Brandon Wilks

    Thanks for covering this story John, and for always holding it down on the truth. The rise of citizen journalism is an important turning point in the way that we receive news, and the corporate media is doing what they can to stop it and stay on top and in control of what we hear and see. You can't kill the truth.

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    Kevin Hope

    If I could like this a million times, I would. Choice. All perspectives. Truth. Integrity. Liberty.

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    simone haddad

    I think it is a good thing…if nothing else it debunks so much of MSM..bs. The left has been too loud for so long..it's good to hear the other point of view. Fact checking and accountability is a must

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    univibe23

    3:48 This is exactly what I've seen in the last 10 yrs with the Left taking a 90 degree turn. Some may remember Tipper Gore (Al Gores wife) and her campaign against sexually explicit and violent lyrics on record albums…of course the Left in all sectors–especially Hollywood ridiculed her for thinking any music lyric, movie, or video game etc could possible incite anyone to engage in like behaviors. Now what do we see…these very people (and no doubt now their grown children) are claiming the Right is inciting violence and hate with SPEECH and MUST be silenced!! So now the once champions of Free Speech have be come the Totalitarians!

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    Diane M

    That’s what I agree with. The Left has done a 180.

    They realize that they can stay in power by importing votes. Hence: the voter suppression lie.

    They know it’s only a matter of time before the black people wise up!

    They are desperate to control America at all costs. Even if it destroys America.

    They want power. That’s all they want.

    I wonder what America’s radical Islam thinks of Democrats being in power?

    Pisslosi won’t have the influence she thinks she has. Nor will AOC.

    That’s the crux of the issue.

    None of them can control the monsters they’ve created.

    Maybe Christians WILL have a chance!

    Fight against the beheadings that WILL happen.

    Everything that the Bible has said is true.

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    MARK MALASICS

    This is what the failure of the mainstream media outlets has produced. People like this, no experience, no training, no aptitude and no fashion sense trying to pretend they are valid news reporters. YouTube is loaded with them. From the low production values like this guy (Tim?) to those with the money for green screen software and equipment. It's funny as hell, but also equally discouraging to watch these wannabe's put on some headphones, purchase a Best Buy microphone and pretend they know what they're doing. Honest news is now dead in the USA because we can't always trust the big names, nor can we ever trust these guys. Both of them have agendas, the only difference is the agenda of the big boys is a corporate one and with these wannabe's, it's a personal agenda. It's a chance for this guy and the hundreds of his like out there to play make-believe and fantasize about the kind of job they'd love to have, but are stuck flipping burgers instead. Stossel mentioned this guy has over 1M subscribers as if it's some kind of indicator of his talent. Sorry, it's only an indicator of how easily people can be fooled. Especially when one considers how badly the USA has been dumbed-down over the past several decades it's easy to be tricked. "Citizen Journalist" is just a fancy name for them. Anyone can use their smartphone camera to record something and that somehow qualifies them to be called a journalist?

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    Gary Projects

    This is the first time I've seen Tim as part Asian. It must be the lighting or the camera angle or something.

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    Arthur Wilton

    Tim Pool is a great asset to our country. Internet culture has brought some awful things, but the rise of independent journalism is one of the bright spots.

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    Its ASetUp

    If reporters report facts, then why can a citizen report them? Better question: how do you trust mainstream media news people with salaries like this: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/net-worth-of-the-richest-tv-news-anchors-leave-you-stunned.html/

    Mainstream media preys on your emotions to sell ads to make their millions. They put one American against another for profit.

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    Julie T

    I watch almost all of Tim's content through the day. It is starting to feel like he should pay rent at my house hahhaha

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    JoseitoEdlVodao

    Aaaand he just decided to stop…regarding independent…most of the people on that wal have SPONSORS…they are told what to say then. Rogan, Shapiro are good examples.

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    Carlotta H

    Because CNN is Fake News

    * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks * CNN Sucks *

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    woody ahh

    Pay attention networks
    Oh weight could it be that the networks are about to become part of the closing retail stores that is no taking place
    Did you forget what gernalisam was

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    Tony Washington

    Mainstream media CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, and many other mainstream news outlets all live to the people the people that they call journalists are really talkin teleprompters that's all Gayle King reads from a teleprompter all the rest of them sit every morning and read from a teleprompter journalist there simply talkin his and then repeat the same story over and over again that they pick up from their competitors and Report the same misinformation all you do is switch from one channel to another you can see the same story the same story the same film how does that happen even PBS is falling into that they have the same stories they're all left-wing they're all feminists minded and they all report the same crap I no longer get my news primarily from the mainstream and I'm 63 years old I remember when there were only three channels and it's getting worse now than it ever has been

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    mmzen

    Another “anti SJW” fake Astro turfed grifter. Thanks for more bullshit propaganda from the CATO institute.

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    Barnes466

    We need people all over recording! This is truly wonderful because it exposes viewpoint angles not previously considered by the MSM

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    Scott McAulay

    Tim Pool represents "Freedom of the Press" he is simply a citizen who takes reporting seriously. There are more and more like him who are impacting American Journalism. I will take one like Tim Pool than a 50 like Rachel Maddow/Jim Acosta/Don Lemon….etc, etc.
    The Democratic Party has a Trinity of Ideology now. Old Fashion/JFK styles then there is the Modern Progressives/Bernie Stylists and there is the the last part the Hard Leftists/Antifa style. Each of them having a tug of war against the others. One has to wonder how long the fabric of this Party will stay together.

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    Constitutionalist Libertarian

    The no go zones in Sweden were nuance? Seriously? I love how Tim is now walking back to that claim. He said Paul Joseph Watson was lying about there being no go zones. So PJW said put up or shut up and partially funded his going there. After which he said Watson was right.

    Plus his revision of history regarding music and swear words is hilarious. That was the Left's doing. But he cannot admit that. I mean, the last time I checked it was Tipper Gore who was pushing for the censorship of music back then and she was a Democrat just like her husband. He's been confronted with this fact multiple times but does not want to acknowledge it. Why would he after all when he's pushing the BS narrative it is the Left who were the ones for Free Speech.

    Seeing him do this here goes to show he can be as much of a weasel as anyone in the Legacy Media he implies he is better than on a daily basis for not supposedly being biased like them.

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    James Masters

    Better, citizen reporting, than today's mainstream scripted reporting. Unbiased investigative journalism is dead and a thing of the past. Tim Pool is about as close to investigative reporting you can get now. He actually puts foot on ground investigating, something today national news networks will not do. They are full of political assumptions, very few facts. The internet maybe a hit and miss landmine field. But the people armed with a smartphone can do a better job with reporting truth and what really happened. Because if mainstream media gets anything right away, you can guarantee that its, scripted and staged. They are actors paid to Control the Narrative. There is a reason it's called news programming.

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    cravinbob

    I will be the critic and say mentioning that he supports Bernie Sanders suddenly he can no longer be subjective and unbiased. And if you get into a debate or state a fact to prove something to a disagreeable person they will say you are a high school drop out thus you know nothing- so I suggest refrain from those two personal bits of knowledge. Then never include or reveal your personal info to anyone again. You are a journalist only in a word. You are only one person. You may win a Pulitzer and get your head swollen but a Pulitzer is meaningless. The only award is the truth as it is and not as you wish it to be.
    You have to have people trust you or you will not see them being who they really are. Forget left and right but remember right and wrong. Let your viewers decide and do not do that for them or lead them on with idiot editing like Michael the fat dumb fuck Moore.

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    Yonatan Huber

    They said we need "public" radio/tv to get an objective coverage. Turns out, like always, what we need is crowd-funded free market competition.

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    TSD TSD

    he's been red pilled. And the reason the Left now want censorship only proves that they are in control. anti leftists want free speech proves they are not in control. 50 years ago the wanted free speech becausethey weren't in control of the culture. now they are hence support censorship. it's not about free speech, never was,it's about control

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    Wade

    Moderate Democrats and Conservatives, are made to look like their views are the radical views. Reality is, radical leftist have just gone so far to the left, that in comparison, it makes it appear extreme..The radical left is a cancer and the mainstream, fake media sources are also a cancer to our nation. Very few real journalists still exist and I would absolutely argue that the overwhelming majority of true journalists are independent, like Mr.Poole. I'm not saying he is, as I haven't seen his content, but independent journalists seem to be the only ones with any integrity.

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