One More Reason The 'New Media' Serves A Purpose

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Links are at site and one must follow to see why it's important, (Hint, you don't have to be pro-second amendment to figure out other topics that you would NOT like this happening.)

    http://www.saysuncle.com/archives/2008/01/12/down_the_memory_hole-4/

     
  2. midcan5
    Offline

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10,776
    Thanks Received:
    2,363
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Not sure what the point you are trying to make is but if guns become undesirable as smoking has become, we can only mark that as great progress.
     
  3. BaronVonBigmeat
    Offline

    BaronVonBigmeat Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,185
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +160
    If guns were becoming undesireable amongst criminals, that would be great progress, yes.
     
  4. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    So far, only those that can't extrapolate are answering. What if the story was about fraudulent voting machines? Or that global warming was wrong? Or that Barak Obama was Muslim? Or that Hillary was a man?
     
  5. midcan5
    Offline

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10,776
    Thanks Received:
    2,363
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Extrapolate from what? That media is corporate owned and conservative? I say that all the time, what else.


    Happy Birthday btw.
     
  6. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    thanks for the bd wish. You didn't read that first post, did you?
     
  7. William Joyce
    Offline

    William Joyce Chemotherapy for PC

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    9,693
    Thanks Received:
    1,135
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Caucasiastan
    Ratings:
    +1,349
    K, I couldn't quite follow from the links what happened there. A Reuters writer posted something somewhere that tipped his anti-gun hand?
     
  8. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    It was written as a news piece problem was, the conclusions were not logical based upon facts. They moved it to op-ed and added the disclaimer insuring that it would be identified as 'editorial.' There were 'a lot' of complaints. ;)

    Here's the opening bit:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersComService4/idUSL099229120080111

     
  9. William Joyce
    Offline

    William Joyce Chemotherapy for PC

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    9,693
    Thanks Received:
    1,135
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Caucasiastan
    Ratings:
    +1,349
    Wow. That's one juicy specimen of MSM bias. I can just picture "Bernd Debusmann" sipping his cocktail and chortling with his gay, overeducated pals somewhere about the "rednecks" who went crazy about his article.

    "Like, oh my God, you would not believe it! All these stupid American crazies complained! It just goes to show that I'm making a difference."

    Whereupon, a toast will be proposed to liberal journalism, and Bernd Debusmann.
     

Share This Page