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#31 Moonglow181

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Posted January 18 2015 - 07:38 PM

My point was that not everything is media manipulation...NOT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

 

I know the anchormen who genuinely believe what they are reporting are th facts and the ones with agendas...That is what my brain is for...to sift through and figure out what is hype, manipulation, and fact......again a blanket statement that it is all manipulation when it is not.


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#32 Theprodu

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Posted January 18 2015 - 08:28 PM

My point was that not everything is media manipulation...NOT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

 

I know the anchormen who genuinely believe what they are reporting are th facts and the ones with agendas...That is what my brain is for...to sift through and figure out what is hype, manipulation, and fact......again a blanket statement that it is all manipulation when it is not.

 Most of it is I'm afraid.  Just as an illistration,  when my brother went to journalist school one of the first assignments was to make up a news caption for a random photograph then write a story from just that. You see, every story must have it's 'slant'.

 

Nearly all media today are profit motivated, the news isn't a public service you know. If a story doesn't have the proper slant that fits the media outlets image, they risk losing advertisers and revenue.

 

Often, as I stated earlier, the manipulation comes in the form of self-censorship by the media outlet itself.

 

http://www.people-pr...-often-and-why/

 

"Self-censorship is commonplace in the news media today, according to a survey of nearly 300 journalists and news executives by the Pew Research Center and the Columbia Journalism Review. About one-quarter of the local and national journalists say they have purposely avoided newsworthy stories, while nearly as many acknowledge they have softened the tone of stories to benefit the interests of their news organizations. Fully four-in-ten (41%) admit they have engaged in either or both of these practices.

 

The poll of 206 reporters and 81 news executives — 150 from local news outlets and 137 from national news organizations —

found widespread concern over commercial and competitive pressures.

As a result of these pressures, say journalists, good stories all too frequently are not pursued." (bold added Theprodu)

 

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#33 Irminsul

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Posted January 18 2015 - 09:09 PM

You post it as if Beavis and Butthead are a bad thing.
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Posted January 21 2015 - 07:19 PM

Ah man!!

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Posted April 03 2015 - 01:14 PM

I can't say I ever pay attention. there is too much going on elsewhere. sifone.gif



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Posted June 28 2015 - 01:23 AM

Let's discuss the most interesting topic on the news?

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Posted July 06 2015 - 05:10 PM

Let's discuss the most interesting topic on the news?

 

Like how the senate approves gay marriages to take the pressure of of all the other domestic problems like mass killings and police assassinations, no jobs, Benghazi, Shillery Clinton, Economic collapse, WAR, Obama. 

 

AND 

 

International issues like ISIS, Iran Nucs, the 300 school children that the world has forgotten about (boko Harem) Chinese land disputes that will lead us to a global standoff considering that they own 10% of the American Debt., Russia slowly stockpiling Armies along Ukraine border, Greece telling the IMF to F.Off

 

The most interesting topics are the ones that get covered over for less news worthy stuff like gay marriage, Confederate flag ( by the way, the Flag has not done anything to anyone just people using it as cover for their stupidity)  Kardashians, Hollywood or who has posed nude on twitter this week

 

but hey, fly the rainbow flag, it covers everything that you want to cover up, for awhile anyway, enough to regroup and reissue statements before people start to remember what they have quickly forgotten 

 

 Marry whomever you like but it doesn't need to be headline/frontpage news


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Posted August 15 2015 - 10:01 AM

I don't even watch the news at all. I can't tell what's fake or real and they twist stories to meet their agenda. It's hard to know what's real anymore in this day and age.


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Posted August 15 2015 - 10:17 AM

The Movie-THEY LIVE, is a decent metaphor on how to view the news, IMO. There's ALWAYS something behind the 'curtain.'

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Posted August 22 2015 - 08:00 AM

The U.S. has a "Christian" government. All but two or three claim to be "Christian". Their "beliefs" dictate the direction they are taking us in. Their bible says that in the last days (which most think we are in), there will be the unholy trinity....the BEAST will enslave the world(national debt). The FALSE PROPHET will fool everyone into following the BEAST into Armageddon(the media fooled the whole world into following the BEAST into the IRAQ war). And the BEAST will fool the world into following the Antichrist down to perdition.

 

Looks like there's lots of "christians" ready to follow Trump and the GOP into WWIII.



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Posted August 27 2015 - 08:31 AM

I was reading an article about the demonization of marijuana by the media, but I don't know if I particularly agree. Some news outlets are going to be biased one way or another, but most of the coverage on legalization I've seen has skewed toward the positive if anything. Just yesterday, someone told me about an article that says the GOP polled in favor of federal legalization even more than the democrats. 



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Posted November 23 2016 - 08:30 AM

Media Manipulation?  Nooooo...tell me it's not so.

 

Those nice folks would never do anything like that. 



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Posted November 23 2016 - 07:27 PM

The bias and manipulation isn't necessarily about  the content of the stories they actually report. It's a lot about the stories they don't report, or are prevented from reporting. News reporters generally only submit stories they are assigned, those are approved or not approved by the editor. The editor has control over which stories and how they get reported. The editor can also be influenced by powerful outside entity's as to which news stories are reported, and /or how they are presented.

 

You'd be surprised how many newsreaders and reporters have a military background.

Then once you know, you wonder why?

 

Security personnel in newsrooms and studios became common place during the Falklands war.

After that war they became more integrated, and were recruited into the staff.


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Posted November 23 2016 - 07:43 PM

My news is very limited these days. No cable, no TV. I have not witnessed media manipulation lately. But it is all lies and I am cool with it. breaking up with cable and TV in 2010 was a great decision and gives me more time. Less input and I am just not looking for easy entertainment anymore. I need more mountains.

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Posted November 23 2016 - 07:44 PM

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Posted November 24 2016 - 01:05 AM

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

 

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#47 Greg Forever

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Posted December 07 2016 - 10:26 PM

Nice idea. Actually most of the time media plays a role as a paid agents.



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Posted December 17 2016 - 10:37 AM

I found a list recently on FB (yes I know, "credibility"?), that listed folks who work for popular news outlets, and their spouses/significant others, family members, etc.

who are of some importance in our Government. Most of the media outlets had workers with someone on the inside connected to their family. So it may be no surprise in a little media manipulation.

 

One of my favorite political statements comes from Barry Goldwater's book "With No Apologies", circa 1979.

some reference to "Washington D.C. cracking away from the coast, and floating out into the Atlantic seaboard"  lol.


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#49 Piaf

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Posted December 17 2016 - 10:43 AM

If you want media manipulation, just look at how they're reporting from and about Aleppo.

And those tweets from that girl Bana.



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Posted December 17 2016 - 10:57 AM

When the billionaire mayor of NYC had pigs arrest 26 reporters in one day the news media declined to sue the man and he merely received a slap on the wrist. Almost nobody I mentioned the incident to knew it had ever occurred because almost no mass media outlets even bothered to make it front page news. At least they were honest about it and said that there was simply no point in trying to sue a billionaire who could drag it out in court forever and no point in making it front page news when the public themselves just didn't give a shit. The media is catering to the interest of those with money and the mindless mob which insists on remaining mindless with half the American public insisting the government and mass media they call evil lie to them for their own protection. 

 

What this reflects is reactionary politics organized along the lines of a flock of chickens where the lights are left on all the time because nobody is hardly ever home. The recent increase in "fake news" merely reflects the fact that nobody really cares and nobody is actually in charge. Its just more fodder for the internet trolls to play with and, notably, the Russians used internet trolling as part of their strategy to sway the election to Trump. That's where things should get interesting in the very near future with fake news now capable of swinging an election and everybody fighting over who gets to tell people what lies.


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Posted December 21 2016 - 05:18 PM

Streaming Tv is the answer ......... I haven't watched a News program since I started streaming 8 years ago.

If you don't watch the news and don't read the news, they can't influence you.


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Posted December 21 2016 - 05:57 PM

Streaming Tv is the answer ......... I haven't watched a News program since I started streaming 8 years ago.

If you don't watch the news and don't read the news, they can't influence you.

 

Even the movies attempt to provide the public with the viewpoints they demand because that's what sells. When only 7% of the public approve of their own government, yet, over half insist the government and mass media they call evil lie to them for their own protection that's exactly what they do. Conan O'Brien does a regular piece where his staff records the talking heads all repeating the same bullshit verbatim. Its eerie watching fifty of them all spout the same crap and you could do the same thing with movies.



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Posted December 22 2016 - 03:52 AM

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Posted December 22 2016 - 06:44 AM

Even the movies attempt to provide the public with the viewpoints they demand because that's what sells.

 

I don't think me watching 'Casablanca' or 'Gone with the Wind' will be all that effective for them.


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#55 Wu Li Heron

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Posted December 22 2016 - 09:25 AM

I don't think me watching 'Casablanca' or 'Gone with the Wind' will be all that effective for them.

 

They're working their way up to bigger and better things with virtual porn and full body haptic suits being among the subjects I'm following just out of sheer curiosity. You can already plug into virtual porn and have a live star online do whatever, but they are now making their own lunar moonshot to develop the technology. For example, a Swiss company specializing in medical equipment to provide feedback is producing the "mindmaze" VR and AR headset that actually reads your brainwaves to produce a zero latency signal where the computer knows what you intend to do next and they are now in the process of integrating touch so that you can feel whatever virtual objects you are touching. Neurologists have already mapped out how to make you cream your pants with just a little electricity and things like the tiniest imaginable current across your heart can inspire fear. Exactly where they are taking this even the developers may not sometimes care to speculate, but it could be another hundred years before they figure out how to maximize this kind of technology and, for example, one physician has already shown it is practically possible to read the human mind as easily as you would a newspaper using a simple electroencephalogram. Things are not only going to get groovier over time, but artificial intelligence will throw in whatever monkey wrench happens to float your boat.


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#56 OldDude2

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Posted December 22 2016 - 10:20 PM

You can already plug into virtual porn and have a live star online do whatever,

 

For $25 I can do that with a real woman.


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Posted December 23 2016 - 08:29 AM

For $25 I can do that with a real woman.

 

In the state of Texas if she tries to steal your wallet you can even shoot her.


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Posted December 26 2016 - 03:19 PM

 

Conan's the best. Local news is just more network broadcasting even if they focus on more of the feel-good news locals want to hear. They all read the same crap off the teleprompter that comes straight from Routers whenever discussing any corporate interests. 


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