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BlueRoses451This 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. posted this thread...
Mar. 15 at 10:53 am

I don't know if anyone (epecially those in the U.S.), noticed Fox didn't cover the Women's March at all, but pretty much every other news station did cover it live?

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Mar. 15 at 12:27 pm

Pretty much everything is skewed now. Conservative, Trump is the best man on planet Earth and is improving the country by 1000%. Liberal, Trump will ruin this country and salt the ground it was built on. And this is just for the presidential issue. Have fun with the rest of it.

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BlueRoses451This 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...
Mar. 16 at 8:11 am

I agree both sides are really skewed, but they practically just missed live history. And, appearantely, that's okay is conservatives practically only watch it. Literally, making people oblivious is kind of unethnical.

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Mar. 17 at 3:30 pm

The news is free to cover what it wants... I personally don't watch the news; I prefer to find my news online from multiple sources I can fact-check, so I don't know what FOX decided to air instead. Maybe they thought it would be more successful with their target audience than the Women's March, which is probably true.
I doubt people were oblivious of the Women's March, or at least if they were, they're probably politically ignorant as well. As for it being unethical... I think it's fair to say that most news sources act that way. Remember CNN and Buzzfeed, with that news that Russia was blackmailing Donald Trump? Not checking sources and releasing that information was highly unethical, given that they basically accused the sitting president of being a puppet to a foreign nation. 
I don't think FOX is any better, but let's not pretend that skewing facts or misinforming the people is unique to conservative news sources.

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SparaxisThis 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...
Apr. 13 at 8:03 pm

We were coming close to having equal rights for men and women, but it never passed...
Because few women wanted to accept the responsibility of getting drafted, and because of harsh sexism in the military.

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Toxophirefighter replied...
Apr. 20 at 12:06 am

Yes, sexism towards men- that's what gender norming is all about.

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Toxophirefighter replied...
Apr. 20 at 12:07 am

TYT and Alex Jones are a perfect example of the opposite extremes skewing too much.

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BlueRoses451This 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...
May 1 at 9:24 am

Yeah, it does go both ways, though.

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BlueRoses451This 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...
May 1 at 9:27 am

The real issue to begin with is when news and journalism went from being informative to the mainstream, scare reporting which, while possibly informative, is just grabing your attention or swaying you one way for a quick and tidy ad revenue profit.

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May 1 at 9:24 pm

It's what people want to hear, unfortunately.

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stuntddude replied...
May 1 at 10:28 pm

It's not what people want to hear, but it's what draws the most attention, and attention (quantized as viewership numbers) is the most important currency for news media, since it translates almost directly into advertising revenue. Good journalism is expensive because of the amount of work it requires, and rarely makes any money than low-effort clickbait. The financial incentives are all backward, and in the state of the current news business, you can't ignore those financial incentives if you hope to compete and stay in business.
 
In other words, as usual, capitalism is the fundamental driving force behind things getting worse. Go figure.

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May 2 at 5:50 am

There will never be a perfect system for news, I suppose. Capitalists run into this, but it's better than state-controlled news.

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Toxophirefighter replied...
May 2 at 10:24 pm

Definitely

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stuntddude replied...
May 4 at 11:49 am

Is that just an "it could be worse" kind of sentiment, or are you under the impression that state-controlled news is the only alternative to the current system?

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May 4 at 3:03 pm

No, I'm just saying it could definitely be worse. I've never really been one to limit myself to two options only in politics, which is why I don't really place myself in either of the major parties.

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SparaxisThis 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...
Jul. 24 at 11:33 am

I call the melodramatic liars known as newspeople 'toothy cows' because they can harass ANYONE they want to, but just like sacred cows, they never get in trouble...nowadays.
And if you're wondering about the 'toothy' part of the name, it's from the man-eating cows in the Wingfeather series.
I'm surprised if there were newspeople that are honest...or want to be honest but can't be for fear of getting fired.

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Lucy-AgnesThis 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...
Aug. 4 at 7:02 am

In the words of G. K. Chesterton, "We do not need a censorship of the press--we have a censorship by the press."

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Aug. 4 at 10:20 am

Have you ever seen House of Cards? I think it's probably one of the most accurate shows on politics and news- how far people would go, morals versus power, reporters and government. Maybe check it out if you're interested.

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WriteFreakThis 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...
Aug. 10 at 1:55 pm

Oh, believe me, I noticed. 
 
Our media and our society have becone an incredibly splintered place, and our TV reflects that. 
 
I don't know if anybody saw what Sam Altman did. He was a Hillary voter. After the election, he interviewed 100 Trump voters to get a different perspective. Now, I think that's smart. 

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Aug. 10 at 3:01 pm

See, I'd like to be able to have an open conversation with people like that. It doesn't matter what you are or what I am, it's just to understand each other. As it is now, it's so very easy to demonize people-- you see it all the time; bigot, racist, baby killer, even "left" is starting to be an insult, and so is "right wing". It's a lot harder to do that when you know someone and can talk to them. Part of what I think people don't get is that there's a difference between an opposing view and a naive or bigoted view. The news does nothing to help this, since it exists to sell itself, so it markets the unfortunately popular views of this time.

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