Are the Media Biased?

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Re: HUH?

Postby Wise One » 2011 Jan 30 14:12

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I know times are tough for media...

Postby Crux » 2011 Jan 30 18:43

...but I made a simple and obvious point. Do not be so silly friend.
It will be far easier, and obvious that Al J would BE THERE...

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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Wise One » 2011 Jan 30 20:29

You are indeed an obtuse one. Al Jazeera, because they are practicing real journalism, has officially been expelled. Fortunately, they continue to operate under the radar and via back channels, producing the best information flow from that country right now.

In a measure of just how disgusting our own corporate "news" outlets have become, they not only fail to produce coverage of their own from their on-scene reporters, because they don't have any, but they are also from being distributed within the United States. If you want to see it, you must step across the border to Canada.

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Easy there Sputnik...

Postby Crux » 2011 Jan 30 21:03

QUOTED are from the article...

"Al Jazeera English launched in the fall of 2006, opening a large bureau on K Street in downtown Washington, but has made little progress in persuading cable companies to offer the channel to its customers.
The objections from the cable companies have come for both political and commercial reasons..."

IT IS available ONLINE, as the article points out. Calm down there big fella... If a private business is worried that it will LOSE customers or ADVERTISERS, there you go!

...as well "Dish Network and DirecTV are temporarily allowing subscribers to access Al Jazeera. It can be found on channel 9410 on Dish Network and 375 on DirecTV".

If response is good, they may carry it. I suppose we could be like Canada use the power of Government to FORCE private companies to broadcast it... "In Canada, national regulators can require cable companies to provide certain channels and Al Jazeera ran a successful campaign to encourage Canadians to push the government to intervene".

I would rather the American approach where The People PUSH PRIVATE COMPANIES to broadcast...

Besides, the internet and New Media is making the BIGGIES more and more irrelevant...

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Re: Easy there Sputnik...

Postby Wise One » 2011 Jan 31 14:08

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Postby Crux » 2011 Jan 31 14:49

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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 11 11:45



Greenwald gives us an enlightening read and explains nicely the death spiral of the Free Press.


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Re:

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 11 12:06

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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I am sure it will be easy to suss out the exchange.

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 11 16:16

You are too funny...
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Re: Easy there Sputnik...

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 11 16:34

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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 11 17:06

Gibberish. I do not have a clue what you mean to say.
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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 11 17:18

You lamented a BLACKOUT of AlJazeera. You referenced an article which pointed out Canadian government intervention which forced broadcasters to carry AJ. I said I like the model of the MARKETPLACE where the PEOPLE lobby NOT THE GOVERNMENT but rather lobby the broadcasters.

Further I said I do not wish to see a government force a private company to carry AJ.
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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 11 21:14

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Look stud....

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 11 21:26

...you said BLOCKED, and linked to the article which in huffpo style, hyperventilated with the word BLACKED OUT in the title.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=175&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=40#p5387

The article you linked to makes the point about Canada/AJ/broadcasters...so Iconflated the words, the article and you, the poster. Blocked/blacked out Huffpo/your point.

JEEZE you are REALLY unhinged! Reread YOUR posts before, what, WEEKS later, challenging my point? You said coverage was BLOCKED, and linked to an article which in the title says backed out.

Take a chill pill.

You are like the NIT PICKER FROM HELL.
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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Sam » 2011 Apr 12 05:46

First I don't want Al J and is WO ok?
Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as
"extremists

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Been wrong for a long time...

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 12 07:34

The such as he is, was missing this one from the beginning. He can beg out of asserting that AJ was BLACKED OUT all he wants, but his IMPLICATIONS were clear. He was asserting that us poor pinhead Americans were not being served by our pinhead news outlets regarding the coverage of events in the middle east. ETC.

...because it was being BLOCKED/blacked out/HIDDEN/kept from us/CENSORED/conspiracy... :upset:

We were ignorant fools because we couldn't get AJ on our satellite feeds (even though carriers like direct TV were picking it up temporarily during the whole Egypt thing-and AJ English was streaming live on the internet long before the crisis and still-and all u.s. news was carrying up to date info-and there are NUMEROUS other news outlets on the net like the Jerusalem Post ETC) :dontknow:

I chalk it up to hyperventilation, then and now. A basic lack of OXYGEN.
:mad:

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Oh, and Sam. You put your finger on the issue. You do not want AJ. Too FEW in the US apparently want it to INSPIRE the market decision TO CARRY it... HGTV and FX and TNN and CNN and FOX and all the rest, seem to be where the advertising dollars and the consumer choices resides... :geek:
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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 12 08:40

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Laughable highmindedness...

Postby Crux » 2011 Apr 12 17:29

And you see no conflict here, with the gist of your comments, and the linking and referencing a HUFFPO article?

:shakeh:

What a JOKE.
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Re: Are the Media Biased?

Postby fangz1956 » 2012 Jun 03 17:26

Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?

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Citizens United to the RESCUE

Postby Crux » 2012 Aug 23 07:39

...yes fangz... The Arab Spring is hardly a start towards an Islamic Reformation. They gotta learn to play well with others!

Anyway,

When the mainstream media is an out and out cheerleader for Obama, and the Democrat Party, alternative media and in this case, Citizens United, will provide perspective. Get ready to sue to silence speech, but first watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLelSaD1 ... r_embedded

We shall see in November. Obama said no one knew how bad the economy was when he was elected. We know now.
Vote Romney/Ryan for a change in direction. I hope you do. There are a lot of disillusioned Obama voters out there.

For good reason...

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