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Obama: News outlets hype terror threat

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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

You forgot the sarcastic smiley face me me thinks.

Off topic i hope your doing good, i havent seen you in a while.




posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
I agree with Obama. The media is just out of control and not reporting what the administration desires.

I just wish the government would step in and take control of what the media portrays.


While I can understand what you're saying I think you'd agree that the last thing we need is any more Government control over the media and what it has to say.

Rather than give the Gov. control over the media it would be much better if the media would develop some kind of integrity and report the facts and actual news rather than infotainment and commentary.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: mOjOmyou can't blame the media for supplying the public what they want. The public wants fear. They can't get enough of it 24/7



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm

originally posted by: beezzer
I agree with Obama. The media is just out of control and not reporting what the administration desires.

I just wish the government would step in and take control of what the media portrays.


While I can understand what you're saying I think you'd agree that the last thing we need is any more Government control over the media and what it has to say.


Agreed.


Rather than give the Gov. control over the media it would be much better if the media would develop some kind of integrity and report the facts and actual news rather than infotainment and commentary.


It would be nice if the media didn't do the things that it does.

That's why I choose to either watch or not watch.

I would never dictate what the media should or should not do.

I'll save that for police states.

Popular media is sensationalistic, however. It feeds into the kardashian-mindset of the populace.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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So in other words you aren't upset about the media falsely pushing and hyping some agenda with fear. You're just just mad because it's not your agenda. Makes sense.


Want to try again?

The Potus didn't have a problem when it was about Sandy Hook, the 'second great depression'. Furgeson, and NYC, and every other manufactured villain of the last 6 years.

But Obama draws the line when it comes to terrorism ?

Too funny.


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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
you can't blame the media for supplying the public what they want. The public wants fear. They can't get enough of it 24/7



I know you're right about the public loving a good doom porn story and all but once again the job of the news media isn't to give people what they want. That's the job of entertainment media. News media, like I said earlier, should have integrity and honesty as their starting point and do their best to report facts and truth to the best of their ability otherwise what's the point???

I'm even willing to accept both so that everyone is happy. Just like there is a rack for the local news paper and a rack for tabloid gossip. Give people the choice of what they want, that's fine. But having one rack with only tabloids and calling it news is BS.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Cant even stay on topic in your own thread, apples and oranges neo.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Oh I thought we were talking about media hype.

Guess only when it comes to the FAKE OUTRAGE from the potus.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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I'll say it again: Fear-based news sells, especially to those that identify with being a "conservative".

It has been proven using brain scans that conservative people's brains are structurally different:



Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala (link is external) than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety. Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.

Psychology Today

Why do you think FoxNews does so well with conservatives? Watch it closely next time. The network uses loud noises, flashy in-your-face graphics and makes everything seem "extreme". This elicits more response from the conservative.

Other studies have been done that track eye movements as well, showing that shocking images arouse conservatives more:



Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute — in collaboration with researchers from University College London, Rice University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Yale University — recorded brain activity of the subjects responding to the images.

Responses to disgusting images could predict, with 95 percent to 98 percent accuracy, how a person would answer questions on the political survey.

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Conservatives tend to have more magnified responses to disgusting images, but scientists don’t know exactly why, Montague said.

The responses could be a callback to the deep, adverse reactions primitive ancestors needed to avoid contamination and disease. To prevent unsavory consequences, they had to learn to separate the canteen from the latrine.

Virginia Tech

It makes sense why FoxNews is over the top to me. If all I watched was FoxNews, I'd never want to leave my house out of fear from everything!

So, conservatives are not only more aroused by fear, but their brain structures are different as well. BUT THERE'S MORE... If you don't want to be conservative anymore, all you need to do is some mindful meditation!



MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s “fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress.

As the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration and decision-making – becomes thicker.

Scientific American

So, if you meditate you can actually shrink the ancient, animal part of your brain!



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

Want to try again?

The Potus didn't have a problem when it was about Sandy Hook, the 'second great depression'. Furgeson, and NYC, and every other manufactured villain of the last 6 years.

But Obama draws the line when it comes to terrorism ?

Too funny.



Well to be fair all those things you mention actually are happening here in the states and involved multiple states and thousands of people from police to protestors to children to the entire financial system. Where as terrorism for the most part is still mostly happening in the middle east. Plus, it's not as if there isn't already enough attention toward terrorism. I mean has there been even one day since 911 that terrorism hasn't been the topic of conversation in the news??

My point also isn't that media should be silent on terrorism and push some other agenda. They shouldn't be pushing anything other than the facts about what's happening.

But I think most people would agree that the terrorism angle has been radically pushed and over hyped for over a decade now and it's gotten just plain ridiculous. Even the word terrorism is starting to lose it's effect because everything is being labeled as some kind of terrorism these days and it's skewed reality into fantasy so much that places like Oklahoma have passed laws making sharia law illegal as if there was a snowball's chance in hell that sharia law was somehow going to take hold somewhere in Oklahoma. It's just comical.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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Agree, considering the fact that I'm more likely to be killed by a lighting strike than a "terrorist".


The media doesn't run stories all day about the dangers of being struck by lighting though...
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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: neo96

You even stated it was media hype for terrorism, not my word bud



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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I'll say it again: Fear-based news sells, especially to those that identify with being a "conservative".


Now that is not entirely accurate.

Fear based news used by both sides.

As per the topic with climate change. We all gonna die if we don't regulate the planet.

Then there is the gunphobia,bankerphobia,Wall Street phobe, and the list goes on.

Can't pin that one 'conservatives' alone.

Even better when one can't even discuss taxes, and the big three ss,medicare, and medicaid, foodstamps without conservatives getting called haters of grandmas, and grandpas, and women, and chidlren, and haters of women when it comes to abortion.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I didn't exclude people that aren't conservative in that statement. Notice that I used the phrase "especially to those that identify with being a "conservative".

So yes, fear does sell -- but much more so with conservatives.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: neo96

What is the topic here?

You are going on about some many different things...



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: neo96

I didn't exclude people that aren't conservative in that statement. Notice that I used the phrase "especially to those that identify with being a "conservative".

So yes, fear does sell -- but much more so with conservatives.


I disagree.

70 years of gun control. The Anti trust laws, and the non stop fear about corporations, and Wall Street. to name a few

Fear is the entire liberal platform.

The sheer number of laws that keep those people in their place.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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Unfortunately

Obama is Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan, and Carter and Ford and Nixon and LBJ.

2016-2020 Next President will be Obama is Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan, and Carter and Ford and Nixon and LBJ.


Don't know why most cannot swallow this fact.

Genetically Modifying Humans since 9000 BC to $erve. How noble.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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I could turn it around though:

- fear of guns being taken away

-fear of big government

-fear of external threats

-fear of immigrants

-fear of same sex marriage

-fear of changing values and moral beliefs

-fear of change from the status-quo

I would say that fear is indeed a conservative platform. Fear motivates voters, especially the elderly and remote, rural populations.

EDIT: The thing is, there really isn't any point in us going back and forth because as I have shown, conservatives brains are physically structured differently, therefore any constructive conversation is basically only bound to go in circles.

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posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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Are they the only ones that use it ?

No.

To be fair, and balanced?

Fear is the platform of Liberals, and conservatives.

Not just one.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Fair enough.

But, scientific studies do show that conservatives respond more (their brain lights up under fMRI imaging) to scary images, perhaps in part to their larger amygdala.




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