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This is part 1 of 3 from the 1976 July 5th ABC News Broadcast. It contains the commercials that aired.
• Henry Reasoner uses the word "terrorist".
• The Report is almost like a History lesson on the Entebbe Raid.
• He gives operational details including transportation, casualties, and troop numbers.
I think Henry Reasoner accidentally laid out the earliest precedent for the definition of terrorist.
Most of the report would probably be classified these days.
The commercials are transparent in their emotionality and appeal to pioneering (which was all the rage back then).
I have found no news, these days, that delves either into the definitions of terrorism, the case histories, or the precedents. And when ever people start asking those questions the answers quickly get swallowed by the newest crisis.
Caller question: Exactly what is "Terrorism"?
Valley Girl voice: "like oh-muh-gawd a plane from Malaysia is missing."
Caller: But what is "Terrorism", can you define it?
Valley Girl voice: I know right! It must be terrorists. Can you help me find the plane!?
But that is not the real reason that Television is dead.
In the early 2000's the nielsen ratings reported a strange finding for the new Fall-Line-Up. No one was watching. Advertising rates are charged by the potential viewership that a show has. And suddenly none of them had any viewers to speak of. Where had all the viewers gone? Well ... they were all online playing games with people all over the world, and free from any of the mental tyranny of advertisers.
For a brief moment, the Internet was a sanctuary away from advertisers.
This ended around 2006 (Google buys Youtube, Facebook open to everyone.).
Presently the entire internet has been hijacked by Advertisers, Advertising, and data mining.
What these self justifying mega corporations refuse to understand is that We The People hate them. They destroy everything they touch. Families, Food, housing. Everything.
We _would have_ watched television, if we could stomach the commercials anymore. And people are beginning to hate the internet for the same reason. It is infected with adds. When is the last time anyone clicked on a youtube video and didn't have 30 seconds of their life sucked away by the vampiric adds.
The poorly coded, buggy, internet-experience-destroying adds.
Lately even the few hit shows on Cable, are really just rehashing the stories that people were living in the early era of online-gaming. Game of thrones, Walking Dead; people were having clan wars and zombie mods a decade before these shows. Online, and advertising free.
Advertising destroyed Television. And like a parasite that has to find a new host, because it killed the last one, now they are destroying the internet. Facebook is the case study in this epidemic.
Facebook has succeeded in only one thing. It has created an environment where I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM MY OWN MOTHER BECAUSE HER MESSAGE COMES WITH GORRAM ADVERTISMENTS. They, Zuckerberg and co., have spread their infectious poison inside the family circle.
The TV is dead.
The internet is dying.
I just heard that the future (Oculus Rift) has already sold out to the same evil forces.
... and we still don't have a definition of "terrorism" that the talking heads and pundits all agree on.
Mike Grouchyedit on 28-3-2014 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)
Those in their late 30's - late 40's are either misinformed or completely uninformed about what's going on in the world. They stick mainly to reading and watching the local news with the most popular being the local Fox station.
i will start with the obvious dumbing down of the populace,the mass poisoning of the populace,the distruction of freedom, basically the enslavement of mankind.
reply to post by adjensen
What, exactly, is "going on in the world" that viewers of mainstream media are unaware of?
Good question,deserves its own thread.
My favorite is the number of people who didn't know there was a deadline for Obamacare signups and that the deadline was extended.
These are all examples from people who watch the news every morning, yet it's impossible to have a conversation about current world events with them.
reply to post by madmac5150
Everyone has an agenda. Don't let them tell you different.