The Rise Of Citizen Journalists

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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    Kate 2 Create

    Been listening to most of the Youtubers mentioned, especially Tim as they are people who actually do their research of certain events to understand what is going on in this confusing world. It's great to see those who have been mentioned that are individuals that have different points of views, and create great content that the audience wants to articulate more into. I don't know where I'd be without Tim Pool or other Youtubers who want to find out what the truth is. MSM has failed big time.

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    XWolven

    This is so cool to hear Stossel bringing up Tim Pool! His fame is really growing. I think it really started with his amazing showdown against Jack Dorsey on Joe Rogan. One of the best debates ever filmed.

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    don ski

    mainstream is not the news ..its propaganda. that's why they are attacking you-tubers and Facebook users.

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    Deplorable

    More days go by and still nothing about the children in Philadelphia.
    Young Muslim Children at Muslim Society in Philadelphia singing, oh ships… until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones… Flow, oh rivers of martyrs!" A young girl read a poem praising martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and she asked: "Will Jerusalem be a hotbed for cowards?" Another young girl read: "We will defend Palestine with our bodies… We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque… We will subject them to eternal torture."
    The story gets ignored by the mainstream media proving fake news.

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    toditron

    Once again, Stossel with the voice of reason. I wish these videos were about twice as long and a bit more in depth.

    I would really like to hear his take on the movement of 1st amendment auditors, video recording in public, in particular the police. I don't believe he has covered this subject yet and it seems right up his alley.

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    Hans Landa

    The “Left” and “Democrat” don’t mean the same thing anymore. They’re further apart than Democrats & Republicans, who actually overlap on many real-world issues.

    Most Americans straddle and teeter across a common fence. Some lean to one side (Dems), some to the other (Rep).

    The ‘New Left’ has taken a very hard, 90-degree turn, and fallen off the ‘fence.’

    The left now represents a very small amount of actual Americans. They are to the “Left,” what Neo-Nazis and the KKK are to the “Right.”

    Difference being, the right DOESN’T CLAIM these vile extremist groups. The left DOES claim extremist groups (and spurious politicians), but are desperately trying to reign them in.

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    amrcombs

    Been watching Tim for about a year now. He calls out hypocrisy on both sides especially when the MSM is involved. A true defender of the 1st ammendment. Honest reporting that we no longer get from MSM.

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    THATMOFODIRT

    Good stuff except the supporting of Bernie Sanders. Socialism is a turd sandwich without the bread.

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    Richard Rodriguez

    i cut cable 6 years years ago, all my sources are independent utube journalists, RT is great for foreign news on the ground, Russia in not our enemy, the democrat party is are enemy.

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    Killerspider762

    I SELDOM TAKE THE TIME TO HIT LIKE BUT STOSSEL YOU ARE THE FKING MAN. KEEP IT COMING!! EDIT: I ALWAYS CLICK IT ON YOURS THOUGH. YOU HAVE ALL OF OUR SUPPORT

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    Alex jordan Bandrowski

    I love his style of fairness but also with cussing and also i like how his face got chubbier since occupy wallstreet😂

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    Gage Westerhouse

    Stossel, you just lied out your fucking ass. Tim Pool doesn't have over a million subscribers. He's got about 460,000. You are telling BLATANT lies.

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    me nkat

    Main stream media helps deepen the divide that is ripping this country apart to a point of no return!

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    Phillysub

    When John started the interview with Pool, I thought the guy was gonna come across like a 'loon'. He did not…..he came across like a fairly intelligent guy just trying to get the 'real' story out there. I stopped watching all of the cable news networks. ALL of them are fake news!

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    Nathan Pressly

    Thank you for putting this video out. The public needs to hear more about the real journalism going on outside of the dinosaur media.

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    Chris

    Tim Pool is cool, as long as he doesn't talk about economics. He has no idea what he's talking about in that area.

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    Gerald Ruiz

    I will say it a million times Tim has more journalism integrity in a finger than most MSM. You may not agree with him on everything but he defend your right to disagree and i respect him for that.

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    Joe Rico

    Who’s the girl on the bottom left corner and the dude on the top right corner? I watch 4 out of the eight. Not bad.

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    James Clifton

    John, it is good to get these types of reports so everyone can see what is really going on. The main network news is no longer news as it has become mostly option which is not good for us. Have you considered doing an investigative report on the effect of illegal immigration and the correlation of high housing occupancy and high rent rates? Just a thought but why are rental rates in apartments so high driving many American citizens to become homeless? Seen several stories about people living in their cars (google living at Walmart) but know one has connected the dots. As you are aware, high occupancy rates means high rent because they can (supply vs demand). So is the high occupancy because of illegal immigration? From what I have seen in Atlanta, GA the answer is yes. It is worth checking into.

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    Human Resources

    Stossel. Just wanted to tell you that… I love you, man.
    I don't always agree with you. But man, I'm glad you do what you do. You are one of the lights of hope and freedom in these dark and manipulative times.
    Thank you for all your hard work. You are helping this world become a better place.
    Again: thank you.

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    DRAKKENFIRE22

    I appreciate that the citizen journalists provides a perspective that is different than the ones often reported on the mainstream media networks. It's sad that most professional journalists aren't more competent than the amateur journalists on YouTube. I too don't agree with everything the citizen journalists say, but seeing both sides gives me a better understanding of the issues. It is unfortunate that journalists don't just report the all facts and allow the audience to make a personal decision based on those facts; they always have the insert their personal opinions.

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    OrionDakota

    HOLY CRAP STOSSEL! I have never seen such a good like/dislike ratio in my life! There are kitten playing videos with more dislikes! Clearly you are doing something right. I think your style of journalism was one of the catalysts of this new media revolution. God bless you sir!

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    Dave

    This guy goes and makes videos of protests. BFD. Meanwhile regulations against dumping sewage in West Virginia streams are being relaxed, and the Trump administration stopped reporting on civilian drone casualties, and so many other things are happening. Some guy going and videotaping a protest does not help us.

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    Novadestin

    Can someone please fill in the blanks here, I'd like to check these other people out, thanks!
    First panel: Ben Shapiro, Joe Rogan, Candace Owens, The Majority Report, Lauren Chen, Don't Walk Run, ????, Zach Hing
    Second panel: Jimmy Dore, Steven Crowder, Milo, ????, The Humanist Report, ????, ????, Kyle Kulinski

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    MINIMAN of iron

    I like how he included Don't walk, run! Production's along with Ben Shapiro in that clip at the end

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    T Wells

    The Old Left now known as center right is how I was told this would happen. Slow progression towards an "ideal" middle which we can call nuance or just call it what it is: the right moving towards the left.

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    Destiny tran

    This guy is from the right and he doesn’t even know it. Lol. He can say that he’s from the left all he wants. But we all know that the left is a lunatic. Just look at their open border policy, high tax, free education for all, free government healthcare for all, when we all know that nothing is free.

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    Jeremy Shaffer

    Tim used to annoy the hell out of me because I thought he's way too far left but them more I watched his videos the more I realized he's a good journalist and now I'm subscribed to his channel..good job Tim

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    rebelray84

    Sorry John they don't "miss" these stories they flat out don't want to cover them because it doesn't fit their extreme leftist agendas.

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    aric theodorson

    When the truth actually becomes important again, Tim will shine above the the rest because he is truthful. I am one that believes the "educated" are nothing if only armed with a liberal arts degree. youtube can fill you with all the "information" you need if that is what you want. The people that will hold up a degree in philosophy and say they are educated, but they are obviously not intelligent if the information is worth $100k taking 2 decades to pay off. Tim might be producing news on a budget but in the future when he holds journalistic capital, he will replace CNN.

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    Columbus1152

    I think that citizen journalists are passionate about their subject matter, it may be biased or it may be to dis spell biases (as with Pool), whereas MSM is passionate about revenues.

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    Patrick O'Donnell

    Jon I'm 50 years old and I was raised Democrat in a union house and I watch Tim Pool and yeah your stuff everyday. Why because the MSM is just lost to the view of America we don't trust anything they tell us. I'm also nolonger a Democrat because the Democrats aren't Democrats there Socialists or sraight up communist they nolonger reflects the working man but they do the lazy man.you don't get anything free someone is paying. Jon you should watch old all in the family Archie was spot on and that was 45 years ago.

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    Hiker

    Where would you suggest as the best place to live in the USA for a Libertarian? Freest state, county etc? I hear a lot about North Idaho. Any thoughts?

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    Matt Foley

    Right wing social media says Biden is a child molester. Idiots nod and agree, posting thousands of comments that Biden's a child molester.

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    Robertt Avro

    Well done Mr. Stossel. Such an important story for today's societal environment. I just subscribed.

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    TED CARL

    One reports the facts, the other reports on their political bias. Mainstream media is shit and has been for longer than any of us have been alive. Just one example not widely known- “REMEMBER THE MAINE!”

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    keith bennett

    Right now Julian Assange needs the help of every journalist alive. Please put out a video on your thoughts and feelings.

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    Josh Rick

    John, do you talk to yourself and write down the answers often. Look at this line from your above description. Are you ok? "Increasingly, John Stossel says, such journalists cover things the mainstream media miss." Is that talking to yourself and answering yourself or just being a douche and writing in the third person? LMAO, you're losing it johnny boy.

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    Josh Rick

    John, do you talk to yourself and write down the answers often. Look at this line from your above description. Are you ok? "Increasingly, John Stossel says, such journalists cover things the mainstream media miss." Is that talking to yourself and answering yourself or just being a douche and writing in the third person? LMAO, you're losing it johnny boy.

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    Nightscream72

    Question: At the 4:17 mark, in that grid shot of people of "new media", who are the young woman in the lower left corner and the Asian man in the lower right corner? I'm familiar with the others in that grid, but who are those two? Anyone know?

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    Master Chief 00117

    Their not leftist or Liberals.. Their Marxist. Why they dodge the word by using Progressive. Which is code for Marxist. Hell they even use the same platform Marxist used 70 years ago..Not to mention the Nazi 25 point plan sounds like the Plantation Democrats…

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    IngoPagels

    Video was blocked for month in my country – anyone any explanation? some one from the video got beef with u tube??

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    Holy Khan

    First it was the crossbow. Then the gun. Now smart phones and the internet are, once again, giving power to ordinary people. Power to make the truth clearer.

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    Dj Griffin

    Stossel "I don't agree with everything they say, but I'm sure glad their out there", yet this platform, YouTube demonetizes conservative journalists everyday.

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    Douglas McNeil

    There is a huge difference between Liberals and leftist. You can love your country, it's people and it's culture and still disagree with the decisions YOUR government makes. You have the inherent right to speak up, let your voice be heard and legally act to change the policies of your government. That is Liberalism. A leftist acts as if they believe you must agree with them or they have the right to force their views onto you by what ever means necessary. With leftists it's not a mater of love of country, people or culture. It's a matter of seeing any means of achieving their goal as valid. Regardless of the effect those means have on the people, country or culture. It is a dangerous combination of Totalitarianism and Anarchism.

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    I have a feeling that Trump is indirectly paying Antifa to riot lol.
    bcos each time they come out and create chaos, trump ratings rocket up…haha

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    Mr Blimp

    Tim is absolutely wrong when he claims no one watched the full video and the proof is in the fact that there is another video where a woman is enticing black people to attack the white community instead of hers because she needs her black hair care products. The media had the full tape, they selectively edited it to fit the narrative that their bankrupt ideology pushes. We saw this with Michael Moore as well – his films are filled with selective editing telling a fantasy story which he justifies by saying the people did actually say the words you hear coming pout of their mouths. Only they didn't say them in the order Michael places them in in order to create his fantasy stories. We saw a Michael Moore tactic recently used by Alexandria Ocassio Cortez where she claims she couldn't find a specific representative at work but she was actually filming in a place where she knew he wouldn't be. The mainstream media is constantly getting caught at creating these Fake News incidents. they know what they are doing. They just do it anyway because they believe the ends are justified by their means.

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    FYI. A ton of mainstream media "journalists" and infotainers are college dropouts. Chuck Todd, Brian Williams, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh……

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    phil Man

    dont remember when was the last time I turn on CNN except in the airport lol. I get the truth from independent journalists, not big government/big business fake news

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    I absolutely hate how John Stossel says that the New Media reports on things that the mainstream media misses he knows for a fact that media is corrupt they don't miss anything they're controlled their bought-and-paid-for they don't do the news they promote propaganda and controlling of the masses they always have the last 10 years for sure they definitely have that's all they do….. what we now call fake news…. he knows for a fact he was part of it for years I believe he still is to a certain extent I didn't start watching him until he started this show and I still see places where he doesn't report the truth or the real full story you know he's controlled you know he's bought and paid for and it's kind of frustrating… real media is a threat to their kind they absolutely hate these citizens journalists as they called him when I call real media…. real media got fed up with fake news and decided like Americans always do will fix the problem and they are fixing the problem they're giving fake news a flat out run for their money fake news is failing where citizens journalists as they call them are succeeding I don't even watch fake news haven't for probably 20 years I just started watching his show to see how different he was now that he's not a big fake news worker I don't believe he's changed much….. he still plays that dumb I don't know what's going on type character he always plays yes he'll call a few people out here and there he ain't what he claims to be and probably never will be sad part is he could grow a set and become an example but instead he keeps chasing the almighty dollar and Bows down to to his master's….. we all know the real truth….. he's got to live with it and on his deathbed he'll regret it he'll be thinking to himself in his final days I should have done differently I should have done more for my fellow man he could make a lot of right with his name instead of a lot of money…..

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    Mike Evans

    It would be nice if marxists like poole would put their money where their mouth is….in otherwords give your money before you try to make the government take mine.
    Fyi Sanders is a lunatic

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    Julian Birch

    I always pay attention to the person's slant when I click on their news videos, but I think citizen journalism is a good thing because it gives a better on-the-ground perspective outside the endless 'analysis' of the talking heads. Without the people on the ground who happened to have a camera with them, and the people who were there who shared their stories, we wouldn't know nearly as much about the unfolding of 9/11 as we do. The miracle on the Hudson story broke thanks to the people who saw it in real time and tweeted it out. Nowadays ANYONE can report the news because they happen to be in place and have a camera in their pockets. From citizens with a camera you get the raw footage of events that news cameras might not be able to capture. And so you also can see what the news, with their 4 second sound bites, completely miss.

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    kjemradio

    Like John, I don't agree with some of the things these new journalists say, but they are more honest in seeking the truth. Journalism 101's first rule. People like Steven Crowder, Jon Miller, Anthony Brian Logan, Tim Pool, and Joe Rogen, Mike Huckabee, James O'keefe at Project Veritas, and Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch are the new guard in reporting. Now John's old school journalism but he has the integrity of those I mentioned.

    The joke that is mass media CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC will crumble under the weight of stupidity, libel, and slander. The joke that is social media, Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet/Google/YouTube will crumble due to rigging the 2020 election. FOX may be decent for now, but even they will fall for being stupid at some point.

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