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#11 Asmo


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Posted September 23 2014 - 02:57 AM

Is everything agenda driven then an assault on free will?

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Posted September 24 2014 - 04:28 AM

I don't know if I would call it manipulation.  I see it more as businesses who take advantage of anything that can be blown out of proportion in order to make a buck.  Notice how most "stories" only run a few times, then the next big scary or ridiculous happening is the big news.  They just jump from issue to issue without concern for the issue itself, just the money they can make out of how they write up the story they put on the air or in the papers, or magazines. 

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Posted October 12 2014 - 07:35 AM

People should find out more about the News Media Station they watch.

Find out who's the owner and co-owners are, and who they represent.

Google the information to find out.  

I trusted only Fox 5 for the truth, till I found out the co-owners of Fox 5.

Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia!!!!

How the heck in the world are foreigners running our news!

I feel we are all being played against each other by every media out there .


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Posted October 14 2014 - 04:53 AM

Oh my a foreigner as boss of a media station. That can't be credible. Only americans are valid owners when it comes to news stations.

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Posted October 14 2014 - 05:48 AM

I just found this thread.....


This is all old stuff, hasn't anyone ever read Marshall McLuhan or Alvin Toffler, to name just two?


...McLuhan describes the "content" of a medium as a juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind.[8]


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Posted October 14 2014 - 06:34 AM


This is all old stuff,





yup, I'm sure that days after the first caveman scrawled some marks on a cave wall it was being manipulated and distorted.

since the beginning of civilization and written language there has been "media manipulation".

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Posted October 14 2014 - 06:43 AM

The thing is: is it useful to simplify all media as fake and/or rubbish just because it is manipulated? After all, it is not all manipulated/distorted to the same extent and we still take notice of newsworthy things in the world we otherwise wouldn't take any notice of. As long as we use our brain media and news is still something we can take advantage of (in regards of getting to know things).


Not everything that is distorted is fake. And not everything that is manipulated is evil or stupid. To insist we can simplify media and news (from media) as a whole as fake or rubbish etc. IS what is stupid.

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Posted October 25 2014 - 08:35 PM

I honestly find the news very informative whether biased or not. 

The media is out to get you...
Run for your lives!
lol  :book: 

Has anyone ever thought that the investigative journalists that publish these stories have opinions?

But uhm yeah, don't believe everything you hear; as it were.

Edited by DeadRinger, October 25 2014 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted January 16 2015 - 10:15 PM

I somewhat agreed with you. Because Media is fake not by all means. Media adds more value to a simple thing that make it viral..

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Posted January 18 2015 - 06:14 PM

^ this

The assault is not overt as you propose. It's covert, also known as subliminal suggestion. For examples click here.

Completely agree with you here.

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