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CNN vs. Drudge: An interesting Perspective

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posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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Friends...

I just jumped on Drudge quickly to just get a perusal of the happening in the world, and I saw that his top story was the fact that thousands of protestors all causing all kinds of hell in Paris and London in protest to the Israeli invasion of Gaza, attached below:

www.haaretz.com...

I had this quick idea to jump over to CNN.com and see what their coverage of it would look like, if they covered it at all. Sure enough, after looking at their home site and their world site, not one mention of it. Not one. They do mention that Angelina Jolie has written a new movie for her and Brad (pretty important stuff), but nothing of Paris on fire (well, some scattered fires and I think one car, but you get the point).

I know probably not one person reading this is in anyway shocked, but I think perhaps pointing these things out as a community is not only a good way to see the bias, but also perhaps to raise the awareness that it's not valid for a news organization to censor news by simply failing to report on it...




posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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I did find this bit .



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: BBobb

CNN does have various coverage of it:

Violent passions of Israeli-Palestinian conflict echo across the world

(CNN) -- A mob, wielding baseball bats, broken bottles and knives, swarms a Paris synagogue. Violence erupts at a pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles after a demonstrator reportedly stomps on a Palestinian flag. Phone calls and text messages threaten a Palestinian-American who organized a protest in Atlanta. A trending Twitter hashtag says Hitler was right. July 17, 2014


Free Palestine NYC protest

CNN PRODUCER NOTE Asad95 says he attended a rally Tuesday in New York to show his support for Palestinians in Gaza. He said the crowd was chanting and cheering as speakers denouced Israel's actions. July 17, 2014


Free Palestine protest in Cape Town, South Africa

On Wednesday, 16th July 2014, 30,000-50,000 of chanting Pro-Palestine demonstrators marched to parliament in solidarity with Gaza


Pro-Palestine Demonstration in Berlin

Palestine and Hamas supporters marched through western Berlin, Germany - July 18, 2014


Atlanta Protest for a Free Palestine

Midtown Atlanta protest for Palestine - July 18, 2014


The Children of Gaza

Posted July 17, 2014


Pro-Palestinian demonstrators take to streets of Kupang City, Indonesia in wave of protests

As Hamas’ rocket fire is pit against Israel’s airstrikes, tensions are running high in the international community with thousands flooding the streets in Kupang City-Indonesia in protest at the rising death toll in Gaza. July 16, 2014





Your claim CNN doesn't have any coverage of it is incorrect - as you say: "Sure enough, after looking at their home site and their world site, not one mention of it. Not one." The above links would indicate otherwise.
edit on 20-7-2014 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:41 AM
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Here's your answer:



“We must show that as Muslims, we’re all united"


The media takes great pains not to report on the Muslim unrest that breaks out from time to time in Europe, and if they do report on it, they only talk about "youths" much like they refer to the young blacks who rove around in gangs causing mayhem in American cities.

Remember, the media narrative is that Islam is exclusively the religion of peace, and this sort of thing contradicts that image.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
a reply to: BBobb

CNN does have various coverage of it:

Violent passions of Israeli-Palestinian conflict echo across the world

(CNN) -- A mob, wielding baseball bats, broken bottles and knives, swarms a Paris synagogue. Violence erupts at a pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles after a demonstrator reportedly stomps on a Palestinian flag. Phone calls and text messages threaten a Palestinian-American who organized a protest in Atlanta. A trending Twitter hashtag says Hitler was right. July 17, 2014


Free Palestine NYC protest

CNN PRODUCER NOTE Asad95 says he attended a rally Tuesday in New York to show his support for Palestinians in Gaza. He said the crowd was chanting and cheering as speakers denouced Israel's actions. July 17, 2014


Free Palestine protest in Cape Town, South Africa

On Wednesday, 16th July 2014, 30,000-50,000 of chanting Pro-Palestine demonstrators marched to parliament in solidarity with Gaza


Pro-Palestine Demonstration in Berlin

Palestine and Hamas supporters marched through western Berlin, Germany - July 18, 2014


Atlanta Protest for a Free Palestine

Midtown Atlanta protest for Palestine - July 18, 2014


The Children of Gaza

Posted July 17, 2014


Pro-Palestinian demonstrators take to streets of Kupang City, Indonesia in wave of protests

As Hamas’ rocket fire is pit against Israel’s airstrikes, tensions are running high in the international community with thousands flooding the streets in Kupang City-Indonesia in protest at the rising death toll in Gaza. July 16, 2014





Your claim CNN doesn't have any coverage of it is incorrect - as you say: "Sure enough, after looking at their home site and their world site, not one mention of it. Not one." The above links would indicate otherwise.



I listen to ALOT of right wing radio. It's hilarious to me the way they claim the MSM isn't talking about something... Then you turn the channel and it's they're top story as well. Lmao

Dont know how people fall for such things... Oh yea I do. They trust fox, drudge, and whatever radio host so much they don't actually check and they only listen to right wing stuff!



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Here's your answer:



“We must show that as Muslims, we’re all united"


The media takes great pains not to report on the Muslim unrest that breaks out from time to time in Europe, and if they do report on it, they only talk about "youths" much like they refer to the young blacks who rove around in gangs causing mayhem in American cities.

Remember, the media narrative is that Islam is exclusively the religion of peace, and this sort of thing contradicts that image.



You sure the thought that Muslims are the same as everyother world religion, with some extremists and some peacful while the grand majority is in the middle and just cares about taking care of they're kids, doesn't blow up your all Muslims are all evil opponents of Christianity narrative?



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: ArtemisE

I see that too. I wasn't taking sides in this case, just pointing out the coverage is there. Haaretz is covering these protests in a negative light, as they are an Israeli publication which is their prerogative.

Another contention I have with this post is to denigrate CNN for having celebrity-related stories on its homepage. Yet, Haaretz does as well. Case in point, from Haaretz's front page:


I don't care if you like or dislike CNN, but to complain about their front page having celebs and comparing to a site you apparently approve of, which also has celebrity coverage on it's front page doesn't seem like a legitimate complaint.

And Drudge? They don't have reporters, they just connect to other sites. They are a news aggregator. They had zero reporters covering these protests, CNN at least had some bodies there, their iReports are all from people at the scene. Drudge just links to other people's content, as from their wiki profile:

The Drudge Report is an American news aggregation website. Run by Matt Drudge with the help of Joseph Curl[2] and Charles Hurt,[3] the site consists mainly of links to stories from the United States and international mainstream media about politics, entertainment, and current events as well as links to many columnists. Viewpoints expressed on the website are often considered conservative.
Which, hypocritically enough, also links to plenty of celebrity news and fluff pieces.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
a reply to: ArtemisE

I see that too. I wasn't taking sides in this case, just pointing out the coverage is there. Haaretz is covering these protests in a negative light, as they are an Israeli publication which is their prerogative.

Another contention I have with this post is to denigrate CNN for having celebrity-related stories on its homepage. Yet, Haaretz does as well. Case in point, from Haaretz's front page:


I don't care if you like or dislike CNN, but to complain about their front page having celebs and comparing to a site you apparently approve of, which also has celebrity coverage on it's front page doesn't seem like a legitimate complaint.

And Drudge? They don't have reporters, they just connect to other sites. They are a news aggregator. They had zero reporters covering these protests, CNN at least had some bodies there, their iReports are all from people at the scene. Drudge just links to other people's content, as from their wiki profile:

The Drudge Report is an American news aggregation website. Run by Matt Drudge with the help of Joseph Curl[2] and Charles Hurt,[3] the site consists mainly of links to stories from the United States and international mainstream media about politics, entertainment, and current events as well as links to many columnists. Viewpoints expressed on the website are often considered conservative.
Which, hypocritically enough, also links to plenty of celebrity news and fluff pieces.




The only reason this garbage works is because conservative almost only watch and only trust conservative media. Which is sooo ridiculously stupid. If you watch all media sources it's pretty easy to see the "truth in the middle", but some how they have convinced most of there viewers that the rest of the world is on a mission to destroy "conservative America" which never really existed and Christianity while half the MSM are Christians! Lmao



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Yeah...I didn't go through searching for it, I just looked at the home page and the world home page, and it wasn't there. I'm not saying no one in CNN covered it, just that it didn't bother to make the page that nearly everybody is going to stop at. You don't search for something if you don't know it's happening, and I think that's revelatory. I'm surprised at the vitriol. Firstly, it was merely an observation. But to say I'm being hypercritical of CNN is a little outrageous. We all know that the MSM censors via blatant obfuscation. Look at Ron Paul's Presidential run...largely ignored. How about many of the other mass protests ignored by the MSM.

moderateinthemiddle.wordpress.com... ca-attn-obots-i-own-the-world-has-the-pic-we-need-to-get-a-real-countupdate-how-big-was-the-crowd/



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: BBobb


But to say I'm being hypercritical of CNN is a little outrageous. We all know that the MSM censors via blatant obfuscation.


You say "We all know that the MSM censors via blatant obfuscation," yet the primary source for reports regarding this protest is Reuters, which is the MSM. If they didn't want it covered, they wouldn't have covered it. CNN covered it as well, if they didn't want you to know about it, they wouldn't have put the reports out there.

What other media sites do with those reports is up to them - Haaretz spun it in an anti-Muslim way. Drudge spun it in an anti-Israel way.

Reuters and CNN did at least have people there and covered it. Maybe the type of coverage they gave it was not to your liking?

Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris

I think Reuters and CNN kept it fairly neutral. Haaretz and Drudge added spin.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: BBobb

Erm, yes, they did.
Violent passions of Israeli-Palestinian conflict echo across the world

from CNN this morning.

@Blackmarketeer: You beat me to it. Well done.

edit on 7/20/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
a reply to: BBobb


But to say I'm being hypercritical of CNN is a little outrageous. We all know that the MSM censors via blatant obfuscation.


You say "We all know that the MSM censors via blatant obfuscation," yet the primary source for reports regarding this protest is Reuters, which is the MSM. If they didn't want it covered, they wouldn't have covered it. CNN covered it as well, if they didn't want you to know about it, they wouldn't have put the reports out there.

What other media sites do with those reports is up to them - Haaretz spun it in an anti-Muslim way. Drudge spun it in an anti-Israel way.

Reuters and CNN did at least have people there and covered it. Maybe the type of coverage they gave it was not to your liking?

Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris

I think Reuters and CNN kept it fairly neutral. Haaretz and Drudge added spin.


Some how conservatives think any non-conservative media source is the MSM while conservative media is the only place you'll find the"truth". That's right, all the progressive, liberal, local, international, Arab, European, South American, Mexican, Russian media are one big conspiracy to discredit fox, drudge and conservative America.... Ridiculous really.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

It's appearing on many MSM sites; Pro-Palestinian Protesters And French Police Clash Amid Gaza Conflict on HuffingtonPost. I don't think anyone's out to hide this sideshow.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: BBobb

CNN and others are bought and payed for by other countries, So they don't broadcast anything that can make a country look too bad.

Drudge on the other had, I have no clue about. Is it privately owned?



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: Thisbseth
a reply to: BBobb

CNN and others are bought and payed for by other countries, So they don't broadcast anything that can make a country look too bad.

Drudge on the other had, I have no clue about. Is it privately owned?



Yea, it's some random guy who made a website that went HUGE!! Focused on the I hate Obama tea party type demographic and was almost the sole conservative voice, so he got every conservative in Americas attention and advertising dollars.



edit on 20-7-2014 by ArtemisE because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: ArtemisE

Thank you. I wonder if he makes a lot of $$ or enemies by having this site...but all in all at least he is giving the right kind of news to the world and those who seek it.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Thisbseth
a reply to: ArtemisE

Thank you. I wonder if he makes a lot of $$ or enemies by having this site...but all in all at least he is giving the right kind of news to the world and those who seek it.



Well that kinda thing is very powerful for good or evil. The problem is that people look at those kind of news sources and believe everything they hear. For entertainment it's awesome. For real life information it's horrible.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: ArtemisE

originally posted by: ketsuko
Here's your answer:



“We must show that as Muslims, we’re all united"


The media takes great pains not to report on the Muslim unrest that breaks out from time to time in Europe, and if they do report on it, they only talk about "youths" much like they refer to the young blacks who rove around in gangs causing mayhem in American cities.

Remember, the media narrative is that Islam is exclusively the religion of peace, and this sort of thing contradicts that image.



You sure the thought that Muslims are the same as everyother world religion, with some extremists and some peacful while the grand majority is in the middle and just cares about taking care of they're kids, doesn't blow up your all Muslims are all evil opponents of Christianity narrative?


Oh, I understand there are many who take no part, but Europe has a problem with young Muslim men the same way we have a problem with young black men.

Don't try to deny it. It's one of those ugly truths. They are disaffected and often out of work and behave in a similar manner.

The big difference between the two groups is that one is triggered by racial animus and the other is triggered by matters pertaining to their faith.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: ArtemisE

originally posted by: ketsuko
Here's your answer:



“We must show that as Muslims, we’re all united"


The media takes great pains not to report on the Muslim unrest that breaks out from time to time in Europe, and if they do report on it, they only talk about "youths" much like they refer to the young blacks who rove around in gangs causing mayhem in American cities.

Remember, the media narrative is that Islam is exclusively the religion of peace, and this sort of thing contradicts that image.



You sure the thought that Muslims are the same as everyother world religion, with some extremists and some peacful while the grand majority is in the middle and just cares about taking care of they're kids, doesn't blow up your all Muslims are all evil opponents of Christianity narrative?


Oh, I understand there are many who take no part, but Europe has a problem with young Muslim men the same way we have a problem with young black men.

Don't try to deny it. It's one of those ugly truths. They are disaffected and often out of work and behave in a similar manner.

The big difference between the two groups is that one is triggered by racial animus and the other is triggered by matters pertaining to their faith.



We don't have a problem with young black men. We have a problem with young poor men. It's just there's a large part of the black community that's poor. All religions have there nut jobs and most religions fail to speak out against them. Take young earth creationists. You don't see a unified stance amongst Christians against them. Look at the Christians who have watched there kids die slow painful deaths while trying faith healing instead of antibiotics. Christians don't view them the same as a "terrorist" or child murderer... They're just misguided.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: ArtemisE

So, are they out there rioting? Are they out there mobbing and driving people off?

No.

Face it. In American it is the young black men who do this and in Europe it is the young Muslim men.

There are also poor Hispanics and poor whites in America, and they aren't flash mobbing places. There are poor whites in Europe and they aren't rioting.

Until we can talk honestly about this, we will never get a handle on it.




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