Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jun 4, 2005.
The media simply reports that which will offend the fewest consumers and thus ensure continued ad revenue. And let's not forget the stockholders either. They get upset and heads roll in the newsroom.
None of these are 'Dog bites man' stories. None are boring. The job of the news media is to inform the public, they are not doing so.
MSM is just an excuse by some to ignore news they do not want to
believe. True or untrue is not the point.
This MSM talk shows a selective believe system that can not be
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It may be me and it's late, but I'm having trouble following you. One cannot ignore news that is not being presented.
True or untrue is the point, with anything from the media.
All the talk about the MSM is helping to either change them or they will become irrelevant.
no the point is that if you use MSM to discredit an information
source you pull something like the Hitler comparison that
politicans of all sides use when they lack an solid argument.
Sure I encourage anyone to question news by any source but
the notion that the so called MSM is more unreliable
then blogs or messageboards is laughable.
At the end you have to collobarate your facts by many conflicting (idiological wise) sources.
When somebody mentions a story and then MSM it is a copout not
to take apart their arguments. The blogs in the majority are pure
opinion maschines , so I am amazed how many take their oppinion
over that of the MSM.
Wouldn't take their opinion over or under any others. Truth to tell, the blogs so far have been self-correcting as a medium. I do NOT mean 'they correct themselves', I mean if you write something stupid-assuming people are reading what you are writing, you will hear about it via comments and/or email. Same if you write something good.
No one but the bloggers have been able or willing to question the MSM, which is what it IS. As the US News article rightly pointed out, when the president of the Newspaper Guild makes wild accusations, that should be covered. It wasn't, for too long.
They have to rush something like the Koran story to press, people were killed, and they say, "Whoops, sorry!" 'We can't prove it true, so maybe it isn't. But we think it may be, so prove it isn't.'
Perhaps a return to the "Fairness Doctrine" in the media is in order.
Wouldn't change the 'Paris' story! Nice try though! :funnyface
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