By Max Kolonko | August 30, 2015
There is a common denominator for all these events -It’s the fall of journalism – let me tell you why.
The Fox’s anchor is Megyn Kelly. She’s the one who asked that question during republican debate watched by 24 million people:Trump didn’t like that much.Now he let’s her have it – calling her a “bimbo” she received threats as people didn’t like that as well ratings dropped. She took a leave, then came back but she’s still bleeding ratings Fox’s CEO Roger Ailes defended Kelly saying she “represents the very best of American journalism”.
Megyn Kelly is not a journalist. I have told you that a year ago . She is a lawyer turned journalist and should never co-anchor such a serious political event as presidential debate. I wondered what happened to the Fox News heavyweight Bill O’Reilly why he wasn’t anchoring. Bill O’Reilly would’ve never allowed for such tabloid a question be asked in his presence.
But the question popped as it was Megyn Kelly herself to ask such question as there was a huge pressure from the republican lobby to get rid of Trump’s threat before the debate. All they needed was a good gotcha question
and Kelly was supposed to be the one – like an obsequious poodle –
to give them Trump – put him on the wall and accomplish the victory
But it all turned against her.
The second case – it’s Jorge Ramos a Univision reporter in full disclosure Univision got a lawsuit filed by Trump against them for $0.5 B for breach of Miss Universe contract.
Now the Univision reporter came to Trump’s event, He knew he most likely won’t have the opportunity to ask questions so he started asking questions not being called. Trump retorted you weren’t called – but he goes on – they escorted him out finally – Ramos is recording every move to show what tough a reporter he is – gotcha journalism at its best – but finally they allowed him to get back in and ask questions but now he’s not asking questions but forming opinions besmirching D. Trump playing into his station’s bosses and its audience like Megyn Kelly was playing into Fox News and the republican party. He is doing it for the Latino audience to prove before them what a brave journalist he is – Gotcha journalism at its worse:
And the third example is Pawel Kukiz, the former presidential candidate in Poland’s May elections. He is the guest of The Republic television station (an independent, commercial station in Poland). Living here in New York I’ve never seen their programming. I bet it’s very good. They published that interview – i understand it wasn’t aired (it was). They posted it on YouTube and that made me wonder Cause if they aired such garbage – cause it’s garbage
it means two things for me: First – they don’t get what opinionated news is all about they consider it good and it’s not – or – Two – the pressure to attack Kukiz was so strong they chose to air that bad clip – in fact – embarrassing their station and the journalist and to air it anyway only to destroy Kukiz
and de facto become a propaganda tool for PIS (Law and Justice Party which is leading in polls). Otherwise I can’t find any coherent reason for them to air that clip – which is a total journalistic garbage. I encourage you to see the entire clip yourself. It’s amazing – I’ve never seen anything like it
I never knew opinionated news in Poland was in such a poor shape
They go at each other – for the first 15 mins I don’t know what they ‘re talking about they jump from one subject to another we all suffer through it
after 20 mins I begin to wonder who throws towel first: either me, the journalist, Kukiz or my television set – something’s gotta give here.
At one point Kukiz says he went to Ukraine and saw anti-Polish sentiment building there and the journalist says: And I was there too and I didn’t see it.
And I was in Hawaii and saw a shark with a jaw this big!
Who cares what the journalist saw or didn’t see. Kukiz is the guest here, Kukiz is the former presidential candidate who still carries double digit support and I want to know his opinions not hers. Same with Donald Trump.
Who cares what a Univision reporter thinks- btw Ramos should speak English first – cause I have trouble understanding him. I’m not interested what journalists have to say but what their guest do that’s what opinionated news in interviews format is all about if a journalist wants to express his opinion -turn the camera on yourself and talk all you want but leave your guest in the studio alone he is the one to talk – not you. And this is the patology of Polish journalism you can see it all over: TVN, TVP, Polsat- (Poland’s television stations). A Polsat journalist was once arguing his views with his guest so strongly he went 20 minutes over air time allowed for the show. And this is what a TVN broadcast journalist introduced in Poland in the 90s as back than there was the thaw after years of communist’s rule so when an anchor attacked the guest viciously. People applauded: what a brave journalist! But this was 20 years ago.
The media has changed since – Poland has changed, the world has changed – but they remained still. The journalism is now as it was then.
When I watch Polish opinionated news programs in studio format
I don’t know what they’re talking about – they argue the more people the more fight – I can’t even hear sometimes what they say they have such an good “debate” that as a viewer I take nothing from it.
Now – I completely to get it what these guest do come to those shows it escapes me why they come knowing that you’ll be attacked and destroyed
so that the journalist could in the end triumphantly announce: “And my today’s guest was so and so” when the infuriated guest leaves the studio
this is their creme de la creme – this is their gotcha moment, the moment when they got to this guest so bad they got’em so good, destroyed him
that he decides to walk away from live interview. I always say – should get a baseball bat to the studio – don’t leave but take a good swing instead- you’ll there’s no brains there. That’s what you should do – a “teachable moment”
Otherwise I don’t know why you come to those shows argue and fight – why you all do that – you only build up their ratings then they show it to the advertisers and say – this many people watched us. And those comments? Aahh – forget comments…
Just look at those comments – they’re 100% negative. Now I read the new head of Polish public broadcaster TVP met with the journalists. Said to reporters – We’re ending with tabloidisation of the media. The reporters go – Yesssir! We have ended with tabloidisation, right away a poll arrives out of the blue – their ratings improved – they’re leading now. Really miracles! It’s a miracle Mr Chairman!
Mr Chairman if you have such powers make fish rain. I go to Poland with a bucket and give the fish to the poor. Really. Also please remember that come fall – TVP usually changes studio’s decor – the “new” arrived – while it’s same old same old reporters – with some masks on – so they could paint themselves as someone else. Keep it up – but don’t complain later that you get 100% negative comments. That article about TVP chairman making miracles. It’s got 100% negative comments. 100%.
How come – I get 1 million views -and 20 000 likes? See for yourself. It means people can reward good journalism. People ain’t stupid. But elsewhere people very often come and comment negatively and they show it to advertisers and say – look how popular we are! Show us the money – and the thing spins round
Why you do that – it escapes me.
And lastly: It happens to me sometimes – like yesterday . I banned a viewer from my MaxTV Youtube channel as he said I only tell it like it is for personal gains. That I got some hidden agenda in my journalism.
There are people in this world, in Poland, US, elsewhere who do certain things on principle for universal reasons like patriotism, Poland, nation, America -things we believe in and we do it on our own – like Trump I don’t need nobody’s money. I don’t need to play into them – to get their dough
to tell later what they want me to say I can afford that – and I receive donations from you for which I thank you. But cause of that I can tell it like it is because that’s what I believe in – for universal values and not for some interest. We Poles always had some small crazy interest in our history that ruined our country. If we didn’t like sth cause it was against our personal interest – we bashed the idea immediately. We Poles don’t think larger – in terms of the nation for other reasons than our own personal gain.
I do all this because a quarter of a century ago I left Poland for America
From that mess that was there 25 years later I get emails from you and I see myself in those mails. You tell me the exact same things I said when I was in Poland. A quarter of a century passed and in Poland nothing changed.
Just as the government lied to you then – it lies to you now.
Just as politicians cheated on you then – they cheat on you now.
Just as journalists were bulls*tting you back then – they bulls*it you now.
Just as businessmen stole from you then – they stole from you now.
So whom are you to trust? A priest in a church?
Switch to the internet to watch the only television worth watching – MaxTV
I’m telling like it is – Max Kolonko – New York
By Max Kolonko | August 23, 2015
First item on the agenda is to build a new wall between US and Mexico. A new wall based on new rules: a wall that Mexico will build for us.
How? Each time a truck, a car, a person crosses that border, would have to pay a fee which will go to build the new wall. Two – increase the number of ICE agents from 5000 to 15 000. ICE agents’ job is to deport illegals from the US. Trump points to LAPD department comprised of 10 000 police officers, NYPD is 35 000 officers strong and ICE has only 5000 agents to over the entire United States. Trump wants 15 000 ICE agents.
Three – no more anchor babies. All those pregnant mothers arriving to the US from Mexico , China, from all over to give birth to a child which automatically becomes a US citizens – to get rid of all that – under Trump not every child born in the US becomes a citizen. It is possible. It would require changing of the Constitution
a agreement of 2/3 majority in Congress.
That’s the Trump’s plan – Next – any illegal who commits a crime in the US gets automatically deported. If you came to the US on a tourist visa legally
and you overstayed -you’re a criminal and can be arrested, jailed and deported
And finally – If they catch you crossing illegally border from Mexico
so far it was – catch me if you can game – catch and release -then catch again –
under Trump – when they catch you, you’re deported as is back where you came from.
My take – Political and media establishment should start treating Donald Trump as a serious candidate which he truly is since he can win the elections. So far they mock him, make fun of him – don’t treat him seriously. And he’s got a two digit lead which he keeps increasing. Political establishment can’t even figure out where Trump came from, can’t understand his phenomenon. They think he’s gonna go away any minute now.
Let me tell you why Donald Trump appeared om political scene. In 2008 the elections won another “Trump” but on the other side. His name was Barack Obama – he was an anti-establishment candidate. He was a political outsider since he was from Chicago, he wasn’t really a politician. I called him an ideolog. We couldn’t even figure out what he was but he was called a populist and he won the elections
Now we have the reversed situation but on the other side. Trump is not a politician but a businessman, he tells it like it is. He’s called a populist and he can really win the elections – got a two digit lead now. The political establishment doesn’t even know how to cope with him and what to make of him. So they either attack him, criticize him or ignore him. When they attacked him in the FoxNews debate – Rand Paul was decimated. His attacked was ill aimed, pathetic and people didn’t like it –
This was the first time I’ve seen Rand Paul this small and was completely dissapointed in him. Just a s the public.
Same goes with Texas Governor Rick Perry who attacked Trump like a communist
Trump as a “cancer to be discarded”. Now he perished – the man who could be the next president of the US – gone as he set out to criticize and ignore that serious a candidate Trump is.
The only way for the establishment to beat Trump – is to accept him. The establishment should embrace Trump if they want to beat him along with an old rule – You can’t beat them – join them. That’s how you make them lose the base they stand on – their strenght. But to do that the establishment would have to part with its own pride and ego and they can’t part with that so they keep attacking him
And that’s what we’ve seen in the presidential debate – where you can’t beat Trump – that was a soundbite debate – 10 candidates and 1 minute per answer and you can’t beat Trump on soundbites. Now we’ll have another debate this fall. Again there will be several candidates – you’ll get a 1 minute answers – and Trump will win again – as you can’t beat Trump on soundbites.
I have told you – Poland needs a dictator. But America needs a dictator just as well.
and Donald Trump – in my opinion – such a candidate indeed is.
Thousands of people watched Donald Trump at a rally in Alabama. A record crowd in this elections. It was supposed to be a small gathering at first. Then the crowd grew to 10 000 then more still and they decided to move the event to a stadium
The phenomenon of Donald Trump is something which I haven’t seen in my quarter of the century in America. Trump maintains now his two-digit lead over his competitors and even in a CNN poll he trails Hilary Clinton in national elections
and the phenomenon is born spontanously just like yesterday when I watched television. I knew Trump is set to speak – didn’t know where, switched to CNN- Trump is speaking indeed. But since he says politically incorrect things- that television stations were out to get him so the CNN switched to commercials and I switch to Fox. I watched now Trump on Fox but soon they go to commercials too –
so I switched to MSNBC and there he’s too. Soon enough all major networks interrupt their programming and show Trump’s rally in Alabama.
Why it happens so? It’s a wonderful thing about American political system
because people want to watch Trump – so the stations drop their original programming and give people what they want to watch as they immediately call the station , and take it to twits – ratings drop so to keep the ratings we give people Trump. That’s how Trump phenomenon grows. Certainly it is important what his message is – and he tells it like it is – that he will build the wall with Mexico
but that ain’t gonna be the wall this big but up to the ceiling – which is a couple of storeys high. People believe him cause he is a builder, knows how to build things.
Besides he makes half a Billion a year and in America everyone who makes such money deserves respect. Even blacks are for him as they know they never got a job from a poor. A poor man will rob you – a rich man will give you a job.So in general people from left and right join Trump mania.
And I roll a tear in my eye – as such a phenomenon would not be possible to appear in Poland unfortunately and I have experienced it first hand. I’ve been telling you it like it is for the past two years and it started like with Donald Trump – political and media establishment calls you an oddity or a showman – the exact same terms –
or an islamophob – it’s good to add some phobias but soon after the establishment grows angry silent about you they push you underground. You function there – very popular still but it doesn’t happen like in America – the networks pick you up, cause you’re popular and people want to watch you. That doesn’t happen in Poland at all.
In Poland they immediately will bury you – as some muppet in a television station ponders – if I go on air with him – they might throw me out – as the government changes and will remember that. It is a sad thing to watch. When I watch Donald Trump and his phenomenon how he’s born, tells it like it is , people like to listen to him and the networks tune in to follow – a tear rolls in my eye, since I see the entire difference between Poland and America which is not about that one is richer, has a better currency or a bigger house. The whole difference is in the head.
And there Poles have a lot to learn from Americans yet.
I’m telling it like it is – Max Kolonko – New York
By Max Kolonko | August 18, 2015
The decision made by the state’s Supreme Court. Roszkowski is the man who’s life was defended by the former president of Poland B. Komorowski who claimed that Roszkowski is a Polish citizen so his life should be spared as there’s no death penalty in Poland.
The Connecticut Supreme Curt made such a decision as in 2012 the politicians in the state decided that death penalty should be abolished there. They passed the bill in state’s parliament but after that they had a problem what to do with 11 inmates that were on death row and that’s how the state’s Supreme court came into play.
The state’s Supreme Court said in its opinion if the politicians decided that capital punishment is a cruel punishment and is unconstitutional why those 11 should be now penalized with that cruel punishment?
Based on that logic they had written their majority 4-3 decision arguing, among others, that the law is a-changing. that in XVII century we used to flog and now we have financial penalties instead and that the death row inmates “suffer” as they have to wait for years for their death as well as argued that death penalty has a minimal impact on killer’s decisions so the deterrence factor is here minimal.
That’s what we read in court’s opinion. The majority also said that those condemned to death receive a celebrity status in the media and they enjoy undeserved popularity as a side factor.
Charles Manson wouldn’t have been a celebrity he had become had he fried 40 years ago as he should. He’s got the death penalty but the law had changed and he got away with life imprisonment. Now he is a celebrity. He’s got books, movies etc. and should be but a cemetery stone for the past 40 years lying in the ground in some forgotten field called helter-skelter. That’s that happens when we change death penalty sentences to life imprisonment.
Roszkowski – that thug – he grabbed on a boardwalk in Bridgeport that poor woman by her head, put the gun to her head. She screamed: please don’t kill me in front of my child! He did. The child’s running. She’s running for her life. He starts after her – after a 9-year-old girl – a big man with a gun in his hand is chasing a child. He shoots, hits her in the leg – the girl falls – he runs up to her – the little girl covers her face with her hands:
Please don’t kill me! – she begged. He shot her in the face.
During the trial he acted out a deranged man. They ARE afraid of death penalty –
it’s not true that it is not a deterrent; it is a preventive measure when you know you got a death penalty for a violent crime It’s like in Texas. Everyone in America knows two things about Texas: you kill a cop – you’re dead. You kill with cruelty and you got the chair.
Those are the unwritten rules always encoded in the minds of those who decide to hurt someone out there in those places where the law works as it should.
Two: I don’t know how the law functioned in XVII century or if they swapped flogging for financial penalties but I know that at that time in England when a woman murdered her husband she was burnt at stake. We are talking about a severe punishment for severe crimes. We are talking about acts of cruelty. Penalty for cruel acts was always cruel appropriate to crime committed and punished by the means available at the time .
Thus we had a guillotine. Or firing squad, or hanging and now we have the gas amber
or lethal injection etc. depending on the state. But not everyone still likes that.
In California the state’s over 700 death row inmates protest they protest the new death chamber – they have lethal injection in CA – they protest as they don’t like the chamber for it’s too cruel in appearance. Federal judge suspended in July all death sentences
for the state to figure out the mess they have there. In my opinion those liberal lawyers and judges, they would spare the death penalty for Nazis in Nuremberg. They would’ve been writing memoirs now pointing to a gas chamber saying: ” – I’m not going in there. That’s too cruel!” Why, you got better ones in Auschwitz, right?
Three: Issues like death penalty – those are petitional issues.
It is not for politicians to decide – raise hand up in a vote to look better in front of a nation or elsewhere on some international arena that we don’t have the death penalty.
It is not up to president to decide that in a given country we are abolishing death penalty cause we’re signing up to some international agreements death penalty is a petitional issue cause it pertains to us, the people cause the killers hide among us, they kill us – so it is US to decide whether the death penalty should – in our society, state, or country – be imposed.
Since you’re approaching the referendum in Poland I propose to add to the referendum a very important question: Are you for reinstatement of capital punishment in Poland?
and while you’re at it – I’d add: Are you for the right to keep and bear arms?
Telling it like it is – Max Kolonko – New York.
By Max Kolonko | August 6, 2015
Around he altar area 4 tombs were discovered of a chaplain, a lawyer, a knight and a military man. The chaplain’s name was Hunt – He arrived to America cause his wife had left him he arrived with a library – it was burned by Indians – Hunt himself got killed soon after.
The knight’s name was Sir Wayman He was a noble and affluent man as his bones contained large amounts of lead – an indication that Sir Wayman used lead tableware and not just some wooden ladle – a sign of high status. Apparently he ate healthy food and stuffed himself with lead but that’s what it used to be like in those days.
The attorney – Sir Archer had a problem of his own the anthropologists counted 14 cavities in his teeth but he also had a silver box stored in his legs with a mysterious content inside. They cleaned up the box and discovered a letter “M” engraved on its lid. “M” as in Max or Mary – that was the name of Sir Archer’s mother. They didn’t open the container – just scanned it – it seems to contain bone fragments of some sort and an open lead ampulla.
They all seem to die violently and young – in their 30s most likely killed by Indians – that’s how it could be interpreted The coffins were of anthropoid shape relatively complex with a separate space for the head as in pharaoh coffins.
My take is this: These coffins most likely were built by the Poles. It was Polish craftsmen who arrived to Jamestown right on the second ship. In 1607 – first settlers arrived. n 1608 – the craftsmen, Poles and Germans. Why craftsmen were sent there? To save those settlers as they knew nothing about anything. They had no skills, were afraid to plant crops for fear to be killed by Indians. In fact they were starving. A horrible starvation decimated the settlers.From over 300 settlers who arrived to Jamestown in 1607 only a few dozen survived in the following months. Hence Fort Jamestown was at the time called The Morgue. No one in Europe at that time used to say: You’re going to America but: You’re headed to that morgue? You nuts?
So they sent Poles to the rescue. It was also Poles who organized first labor strike in America of 1617. They demanded equal rights and got their demands met. So Poles not only rescued America but also took part in the establishment of America.
Two – Among those first settlers were also slaves. Were they Negroes? No, they were white slaves. I write about this in my book Discovering America though they are today called by a politically correct term: “indentured servants”.
Why so? Cause they were arriving on a contract. Young boys from England and Germany who couldn’t afford the ticket for the trip. So they approached their Lord and said: I go with you.
Can I work my ticket back? They signed a contract and worked for years to be free from that slavery
I write in my book how it looked in detail. For example if parents of a child died during the journey – a long 2-3 months adventure across the ocean, it was children who had to earn back price of the ticket with their labor for the Lord. It is estimated that 2/3 of all the settlers who arrived to America between 1607 and 1776, were white slaves.
And finally Three: Pocahontas – she was a nice piece of a** indeed.
I’m telling like it is – Max Kolonko – New York
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By Max Kolonko | July 30, 2015
Imagine you’re doing a 100 mph on a highway when suddenly – your brakes fail, wipers turn on, lights go off , radio turns on and starts playing Requiem by Mozart and on the car’s monitor – the face of your ex pops up and says – I got you – you SOB…
Long story short – you’ve been hijacked. You’re DOA.Can you remotely hijack a car moving down the road?
Turns out – yes you can.
These two guys hijacked Jeep Chrysler riding on a highway while sitting in a basement 15 miles away How they did that?
First computers began to be installed in vehicles ca 90s a simple piece of equipment at first just to control the engine, air conditioning then it got more and more complicated – and today – the computer systems turned into home entertainment systems similar to those at your home that’s what kids play with in the back seat. They got wi-fi, play computer games, you can make calls access navigation system etc everything that shows on your screen. Everything would be OK if the system would’ve been limited to your car only.
But they are often connected to an external network which can be hacked into. which provides you with the access to movies and other useful features – as communication between a driver and an external network like Onstar which you know – when you drive and a voice comes up out of nowhere hi My name is Elise – how are you today Max? And you go – what the heck you’re doing in my car? And she goes – I’m Onstar – just checking if you’re OK cause I see your airbag deployed. Have you been in an accident?
In another case you can open your car when you locked out You just call Onstar and they open the door for you – very helpful indeed.
But today modern cars have not only its own phone number but also own IP address – just like a computer.
So if you hack onto the external network which connects to your car – you can hijack the car. And that’s what these two programmers did. They hacked into Uconnect which Jeep Chrysler utilizes in his models. They took control of the vehicle while on the road shut off brakes, turned wipers and radio on till they ditch the vehicle. Posted a video of that on YouTube.
That’s is nothing however what Chris Roberts did. A well know figure among the programmers Roberts specializes in computer systems security issues onboard commercial airplanes. Chris Roberts hijacked remotely an entire plane out of a passenger’s seat. How did he do that?
By hacking to plane’s entertainment system. The box is located under the seat in some models. He unscrewed the box, plugged in an ethernet cable connected to his laptop and was able to get to pilot’s cabin which connects to the system – what you know – when the pilot announces – we’re flying at such and such altitude. Now from inside the cabin Roberts was able to connect to plane’s avionics. Now he could take control of the plane. He could change plane’s flight, altitude etc. all this sitting in a backseat of the plane. Roberts tweeted from the plane – I’m about to get arrested and he did.
FBI knew him already – asked what’s he doing? He said he was able to gain control of the plane from the passenger’s seat. They couldn’t believe their ears. My take – Today you can have not only your car hijacked remotely or plane – but your entire life. Refrigerators have computers, laundry machines, security systems. Utilities companies have computers installed in your house to check gas meters. They do all this remotely now – long story short- your entire life can be hijacked. Just don’t tell that your ex.
I’m Max Kolonko and I’m telling it like it is – New York