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It's a Cryin' Shame.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JBrooks, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    It's a cryin' shame that the lowlife scums running the mainstream media in this country are so devoid of human value and journalistic integrity that they perpetually mislead the populace of this Nation towards its own destruction.

    See if you can find this take in your local newspaper.

    "Overwhelmingly Outnumbered Coalition Forces Repel a Complex Attack in NE Afghanistan

    By JEFF EMANUEL
    July 16, 2008

    International newswire activity spiked two mornings ago when word came from Afghanistan that nine U.S. troops had been killed in an attack on a remote coalition base.

    "A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. troops since the 2001 invasion," crowed the Associated Press. "Militants fired machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars from homes and a mosque in the village of Wanat in the northeastern province of Kunar, a mountainous region that borders Pakistan."

    "U.S. and Afghan troops have abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers earlier this week," the AP cheerily reported two days later, choosing to focus reportage almost exclusively on the strengthening of the Taliban and al Qaeda in the safe havens they currently enjoy in northwestern Pakistan.

    Reporters were quick to point out that this battle, which began in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday and lasted well into the day, resulted in the highest number of American casualties in Afghanistan since sixteen were killed when a helicopter was downed by RPG fire.

    However, when the smoke of the battle cleared, and there was no mounting total of dead Americans to cover, news agencies lost interest, and moved along to cover other, bloodier developments in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

    Had those mainstream reporters continued paying attention, chances are they would have noted something remarkable about Sunday's battle. "

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  2. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Pitiful isn't it
     
  3. ivanhoe

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    What is pitiful is they call themselves Americans and limit the fact under the heading of reporting the News. They abuse their profession to get ratings not News.

    Bob Lawless
     
  4. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    It is common practice now that the reporter interpret the news and give his/her own personal opinion on what they are reporting. I always thought their job was to REPORT the news not INTERPRET it. Just my .02

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  5. jakearoo

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    Jerry, The advent of 24 hour a day news stations and especially FOX NEWS' entry into the business changed news reporting. It is now entertainment not news. Jake
     
  6. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    jakearoo- I welcomed the 24 hr/day news. But that still doesn't give the right or permission of historical news reporting. You know the old Joe Friday line "Nothing but the facts (ma'am)". Fox news REPORTS it. Maybe from a bit more of the rightside but they still report it not interpret it. (My opinion only)

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  7. blizzard

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    Yeah jake, because we all know that the liberally owned other three networks give an unbiased opinion. Right? YOU, are a liberal puke.
     
  8. jakearoo

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    All the news shows and networks have all gotten so that they don't report news. They use the news as a backdrop to do "entertainment" aimed at a certain audience. That is how they get ratings and sell advertising and make money. They give "commentary." Some lien left, some right.

    But to say that Fox is not slanting its news is laughable. Have you ever watched O'Reilly or Hanity or Cavuto or Gibson or essentially any of their regulars? You may like the way they slant it. And, that is ok. But, to deny they do slant it shows a lack of any objectivity.
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

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    Also pitiful is the fact it only made it to page 9, albeit the A section, of the Detroit paper..... Military deaths and space shuttle launchings.....

    but, Kwame's still on the first page....

    go figure....
     
  10. Tripod

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    Those are not news shows jakeroo. They are opinion shows and they ARE slanted.
     
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