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Whiplash24 posted this thread...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Are there ever any stories on the news you think that the reporters but into or the news shouldn't be covering? Or stories that should be covered just not at that moment?
 
I do. And it involves most celebrities. And its not just them either.

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Breece6This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I don't blame the media for covering anything they want to personally.  I blame the people who are ignorant enough to believe everything they hear about without doing proper research and then becoming opiniated based on it.
 
For instance, I heard someone today at school trying to convince someone else that Obama had built a mosque on top of the twin towers wreckage.  I mean really.  I don't know where people here these things, but if you take rumors and media as facts then you are extremely irresponsible.

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Whiplash24 replied...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Wow that is ridiculous. And I wish the same thing that people didnt take the news seriously all the time. I read what's in the paper and thats about it. Maybe whatever ends up on my phone as Latest News.

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human6 replied...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Smothterrorists video sums up my view as well:
 
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JunieSparrowThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

 
 
Ever heard of Darren Huff?  Didn't think so. 
 
Voice of Justice (Radio Iran) is always an alternate take on the MSM's "stories;" they're still covering the Occupy Movement, for example.  I listen on 13650 or 11920 when I happen to be awake at 11:30 PM...
 
Pirate shortwave is always fun too, of course. 
 
 

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Sept. 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I think there's some things that the news shouldn't cover as a matter of common courtesy. When they get too involved in people's personal lives just to entertain the public, they've gone too far.

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Of course there’s stories that should be covered in the news, and yet they never are. Everyone knows (even you liberals out there) that the media is biased towards the left in almost all scenarios. For example, when Todd Akin made his idiotic comments about r.a.p.e every major news station was all over it, but when it was revealed that the ATF let guns be sold to Mexican drug cartels, CNN, NBC, ABC, and all the rest of them didn’t want to touch it.

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human6 replied...
Sept. 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

ceasar: nope, the media is biased towards the local branch of the ruling (capitalist) class's interests. In America that is the interests of the US empire

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Two questions human6:
 


When you say U.S. Empire, do you mean the government in general?


Can you prove that media is biased towards the “ruling” class?

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human6 replied...
Sept. 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

US empiret is  the area of the world that is under the indirect control of the US government (NATO, the non CAN Latin American Countries, Iraq, Isreal, the Gulf Monarchies, Lybia, The Northern Alliance, Canada, Mexico ETC)
 
all mainstream media sources are owned by large corporations that have interests staked on the status quo (capitalism, empire, racism, poverty, prison slavery, wars of aggression, homelessness, wage slavery, ETC)

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human6 replied...
Sept. 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

US empiret is  the area of the world that is under the indirect control of the US government (NATO, the non CAN Latin American Countries, Iraq, Isreal, the Gulf Monarchies, Lybia, The Northern Alliance, Canada, Mexico ETC)
 
all mainstream media sources are owned by large corporations that have interests staked on the status quo (capitalism, empire, racism, poverty, prison slavery, wars of aggression, homelessness, wage slavery, ETC)

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I can tell you for certain human6 that the U.S. has no control, indirect or otherwise, over Iraq, Israel, Canada, Mexico, NATO, or any other countries/organizations that you named. The United States may have influence in some of these areas, but they certainly don’t control them. There’s a big difference.
 
Also, while I do agree that most major news outlets are owned by large companies, I disagree that they’re always interested in protecting the status quo. After all, what do you think “investigative” journalism is?

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human6 replied...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

America doesn't control them tell that to to the Chileans who voted allende

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the_sky_is_blue replied...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

"Selling the News" by Switchfoot pretty much sums up what my position is on this issue.  Here are the lyrics:
" Welcome to the Holy City; the silver screen

Built with a lens and a low self esteem

A teenager's plea for meaning and memes

We're selling the news



See, opinions are easier to swallow than facts

The greys instead of the whites and the blacks

If you shoot it too straight it won't come back

We're selling the news



See, money speaks volumes louder than words

And virtues with wings, maybe not quite at first

But salaries are paid by the ads not the verbs

We're selling the news



See, all men are equal; all is for sale

A powerful dog has been chasing his tail

The lowest common denominator prevails

We're selling the news



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction

Suspicion is the new religion



America listens as the story is told

With the eye on the truth as the story unfolds

But the ratings determine which story was sold

We're selling the news



Begging the question, mongering fears

Stroking the eyes and tickling ears

The truth is seldom just as it appears

We're selling the news



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction



I can see your talking heads

On the television set

On the Internet they said

The fact is fiction



Suspicion is the new religion



Substance, oh, substance, where have you been?

You've been replaced by the masters of spin

Who make good looking books and write history in

We're selling the news



The lines start to blur; I get so confused

I get shiny new models mixed up with the blues

I get binary code mixed up with abuse

The facts are simply one option to choose



When nothing is sacred, there's nothing to lose

When nothing is sacred, all is consumed

We're still on the air, it must be the truth

We're selling the news



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything is in-between

The fact is fiction, the fact is fiction



I wanna believe you, I wanna believe

But everything I see is green

The fact is fiction



Suspicion is the new religion " -Switchfoot, lyrics compliments of azlyrics.
 
 

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Americans had no say in Salvador Allende’s election. His seizing the presidency solely due to Chilean socio-political issues.

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human6 replied...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Yea, and what did they do when he was elected, they armed fascists and sent them to kill him. 
 
when Guatemala nationalized its food production United Fruit had the CIA take out the leader
 
Theirs also the contra's 
 
Mubarak, Ben Ali both backed by the US
 
Indonesia's dictator is a US puppet

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Alright, some of that I agree with, some I don’t. Let’s get back to whole reason for this forum. News reporters. I’ll say the same thing that I said before. In the United States, the mainstream media is (for the most part) biased towards liberalism and leftists. That's the truth of it.

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human6 replied...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

Evidence for that claim please. It didn't report on the green party, the only major leftie party or IWW organizing

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I already told you about the ATF gunwalking scandal. Then there’s the media crying that Mitt Romney messed up when he spoke about the embassy attacks, not covering Obama’s refusing to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, and not even turning their heads when Obama stated that he has no idea what our national debt is. The list goes on and on.
 
By the way, the Green Party and IWW are both on the left.

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human6 replied...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

Obama is a fascist just like Romney, my point was they don't cover real leftists, just fake ones like Obama and the Dems

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