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Politics The 4th Estate - Media....is it truth or fiction? TFP pundits will examine.

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Yes
    Most experts are calling it tribalism these days.
    It’s not about right or wrong
    It’s them vs us
    Yankees vs Red Sox

    Not about consequences but who wins and loses
     
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Trump Covering Up Scheme to Use Justice Department to Punish CNN

    So do media giants back down when there’s an attempt to intimidate them???

    Not the biggies
    They usually double down and use their investigation staff to make it worse...

    Why???
    First, they have the resources and money
    (especially when you’re owned by billionaires)

    Second, they know you’re bloody
    You’re an easy mark, they know they hit their target
    It’s a shark feeding frenzy...digging, digging, digging

    Last...it makes them fucking MORE money
    If it bleeds, it leads
    They live for this, it gets headlines, airtime, etc
    And awards...this crap goes in the history books

    So, he’s a fool
    But we knew that already

    There’s a reason the call the media the fourth estate

    You just pissed off the people that put your face up there
    For good or bad...and it’s going to get a hotter.
    Enjoy hell on earth
     
  7. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

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    This administration and the Tea Party conservative movement before it have exposed a lot of flaws and weaknesses in the system. And that it was never setup to handle someone who commits so many crimes and scandals, yet delivers on specific political issues for their base and has enough support to remain in power with no consequences.
     
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  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That Might Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters — BuzzFeed News

    Now this is the UK version
    But it shows how media can bend a story

    For good or ill
    One way or another...

    And they can be biased

    So you don’t wanna be on their bad side
    Rather be their darling

    Now, I don’t know why they’d go after Megan
    She’s always been the sweetest thing

    But when the tabloids smell blood
    And know they can make money from controversy
    Get ready for a hailstorm

    Some say it’s Racist
    Personally I think it’s because she’s not from the UK

    But I wonder if the Royals or the respect for them
    Presses to repress a negative story
    And they didn’t get the umbrella as others did

    I know Charles was under the gun for a long time
    ...of his own making

    Then again, the tabs love a good juicy Royal story
    For any of them...except the Queen
    Even her husband gets zapped for his mouth

    Still, the media can pull and twist a story

    We see much of Fox or MSNBC play it to their base

    And I’ve seen a lot of Yahoo lately, being tabloid-like
    And the story doesn’t get close to the inferred headline

    So...it comes down to reading various stories
    And putting on your thinking cap

    ...something many aren’t into doing themselves
     
  9. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    Trump Suggests NPR Shouldn’t Exist After Heated Mike Pompeo Interview

    Aww, someone’s feelings got hurt
    He had to answer difficult questions

    Not that it’s his job or anything...

    T administration will simply make them suffer like all the other unwanted and unfavored children
    EPA, NOAA, Etc...

    It’s not like NPR hasn’t weathered haters before
    The entity will survive...they’ll just lose good people, like the others.

    He can’t do too much damage with the House in Dem control
    They do appropriations/funding
    Both branches would have to approve it being closed

    NPR does fairly balanced news reporting
    Their opinion talking heads may lean away from the GOP
    Still they try more than most, these days to be unbiased
     
  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/06/media-stumbles-covering-trump/

    Completely and totally spot on
    The media has mucked this up from the start

    They’re just as guilty as overly trying to play fair
    Using false equivalence, not stating aloud and firm
    And not acting on things as they occur
    As the Dems have until now.

    Those who hesitate, Bear a burden of fault for allowing evil and foul things from happening.
    Or even simply unethical and corrupt
    Etc

    I’m not going for hyperbole or spit hairs

    You take the money
    You market and promote your integrity
    You then have a responsibility
    One to state the truth
    And say when there’s a potential crisis

    Can’t have it both ways
    Can’t have a role and be a commodity
    Then shy away when there’s an issue
    I hate it when coworkers do it
    I grimace when I see media doing it
    I frown when I see leaders do it

    So should everyone

    This is why bridges fall
    Cars go aflame
    People may fall ill and die
    Why do they always have to die before something is done???

    I’m not a liberal bleeding heart
    I like string companies, strong nation, strong values
    But I know when there’s something wrong

    Let’s not rationalize it
    Let’s address it aloud
    Transparency, straight forward, Fox the damn stuff

    Media owns this too
    They cannot be just “observers”
     
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  11. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    Recently I've been watching a lot of network national & world news.

    Apparently every host is either spineless, or has been told not to upset their guest. Not one of them makes their guest actually answer the question that was asked.

    Gawd forbid should any "journalist" stop the spin answers and make the guest give real answers to meaningful questions.

    This entire 'play nice or I won't appear on your show' and 'I won't make you actually answer my questions' game makes me sick.
     
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