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At Last The U.K. Right Wing Gutter Press Is Finished.

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posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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Over many previous U.K. General Elections, The U.K. Right Wing Press has had to much influence on the way we vote.

Smear anything that is to the left of their editorials. Look after the vested interests of certain groups.

However, no more. Social Media is now a greater influence on political views. Especially for the young.

Long may it last.





posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

You are praising public opinion, as a better alternative for information exchange?



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: alldaylong

You are praising public opinion, as a better alternative for information exchange?



Information exchange is public opinion.

Comments on Social Media are an exchange of opinion. Just like here on ATS.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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The press has many different colours. I take the view that the electorate is more savvy than they are given credit for. The fact that elections in the UK always seem to surprise is a case in point.

Chill out.

We don't want the press to the the (Scottish) National, or the Mirror, (God Forbid) the Socialist Worker. Even the BBC has been accused of a left-wing bias. Just let people read what they want and confound the politicians.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

So how did you guys get a right wing press and the U.S. has all lefties? Can we trade?



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus




Can we trade


Yes please, but be quick about it.






posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Sometimes opinions are not based on verifiable facts. On social media often opinions are stated from a position of ignorance, and reinforced by others who share similar beliefs. It concerns me that social media has a majority of young people feeling like it is a place to get truthful information.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: alldaylong

Sometimes opinions are not based on verifiable facts. On social media often opinions are stated from a position of ignorance, and reinforced by others who share similar beliefs. It concerns me that social media has a majority of young people feeling like it is a place to get truthful information.



It's not social media. It's the internet as a whole. It's the beginning of globalization, a one world telephone system, and it's stocked FULL of endless information.
So now it's up to governments to try and either utilize it, or be beaten by it, and I hate to say it, but left ideologies are far more justified and enticing speaking from a history stand point.
I'm gonna bet in the next decade or so some school boards will be teaching at a highschool level how to interpret the internet, how to use it and be wise to it's evil side, or it'll just be governed by some crazies and everyone will be subjected to brain washing or something.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Even the BBC has been accused of a left-wing bias.

It has, but mostly by right wing politicians and newspapers. There have been two recent academic studies into this, based upon
a major content analysis of BBC coverage from Cardiff University and another from Loughborough University (actually commissioned by the BBC Trust).


Professor Lewis states: “The available evidence on the BBC centre of gravity does not suggest a leftist tilt. On the contrary, its dependence on certain dominant institutions notably in the business world and the national print media – would appear to push it the other way.”

He concludes: “The most plausible hypothesis is that the BBC has, under pressure, been pushed to the right.”

He referenced work last year by his Cardiff University colleagues, led by Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, which found that the BBC was more likely than ITV or Channel 4 to use sources from the right – such as US Republicans or Ukip politicians – than from the left (US Democrats or Green politicians). The imbalance in favour of Conservatives over Labour was three to one for party leaders and four to one for ministers/shadow ministers.

Professor Lewis said the findings showed “no similar patterns” on ITV or Channel 4 but were ignored by the BBC’s governing body, which commissioned the research. “These were not findings the BBC Trust was especially keen to draw attention to, and – oddly for a review about impartiality – they were played down in the subsequent report.”



originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: alldaylong

Sometimes opinions are not based on verifiable facts. On social media often opinions are stated from a position of ignorance, and reinforced by others who share similar beliefs. It concerns me that social media has a majority of young people feeling like it is a place to get truthful information.


Similar concerns, I would argue, apply to print and broadcast media, where much of the content is opinion posing as fact and facts themselves can be highly misleading when selected to support a particular agenda.
edit on 9-6-2017 by EvilAxis because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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The BBC is full of people who wish the Soviets had won the Cold War.

The beginning of the liberation of the British People from media control is to be welcomed.

"Scousers don't buy the Sun"

hopefully to be followed by

"We're done reading Bull####"




posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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If the UK is anything like America then it's not social media that's turning young people left, it's your education system.

The media/news/social media doesn't have the pure political impact as education, proof being an overwhelming majority of men and women come out of school "liberal" and were not before they went in.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: xstealth
If the UK is anything like America then it's not social media that's turning young people left, it's your education system.

The media/news/social media doesn't have the pure political impact as education, proof being an overwhelming majority of men and women come out of school "liberal" and were not before they went in.



I dont know at what age you start school in your country but yea school has nothing to do with people being liberals, its usualy the whole not believing in fairy sky gods and what not.

But yea those commies are comming for your kids.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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Young people always lean left, because they don't know anything and have no experience. As people get older and become wiser, they tend to lean more to the right.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

What you're calling "right wing press" in the UK would be somewhere between CNN and MSNBC in the USA. I'm flabbergasted at how vastly separated the considerations of liberal and conservative are between the US and Europe.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Opinions aren't information. At least not useful information in most macro cases.



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:10 AM
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“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.”

2nd



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 06:00 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

The Right-wing gutter press isn't dead as long as the Express, Sun and Mail are going. Ironically, the only Left-wing tabloid (The Mirror) went gutter a few years ago with the phone-hacking scandal. To read it now is like giving our brains a time-out, it's comparable to Sun and Star in reading age and scandals.

This'll sound crazy, as much as I despise the journalists who write the BS, we need a gutter press because it's social legacy and history. A tradition of tub-thumping and slagging off the powerful.

Did you see the front pages on election day (Thursday)? I will miss that level of comedy and childishness! I nearly bought the Mirror and Sun to keep the front pages. Nearly!!




posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: alldaylong

So how did you guys get a right wing press and the U.S. has all lefties? Can we trade?


You wouldn't want them. You wouldn't notice a massive difference even if they did swap.



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: EvilAxis and draoicht

I would say the BBC is doing a pretty good job of staying free of bias, and both your posts testify to it.



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
Young people always lean left, because they don't know anything and have no experience. As people get older and become wiser, they tend to lean more to the right.


Young people tend to be idealistic and conscientious. As we get older we accumulate more things and have more to lose so it becomes "What's going to benefit me?" It's a bit self aggrandising to attribute it to wisdom.



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