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US media thoroughly embarrasses themselves twice in a week... will they learn?

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posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


The system really is broken.


I agree, but that's because 50% of eligible voters take part. How many of them actually know what's going on? How many diversify their information?

Asking the government to fix this won't work. I'm just saying it now. People either wake up and demand more or it gets worse from here. We are the solution, not the government.




posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

It's media's job to be critical of the government, not the other way around.

It's our job to be critical of the media.

But our lazy citizens want the media to tell them what to think and how to vote. This is societies fault.

I hate to break it to people, but we have to be skeptical of anyone who makes profit from ideas, so we have to read many ideas and read between the lines.

First things first: large corporate media empires are not journalists.. that’s a lie or misconception.

That’s why attacking such companies is not attacking journalists or the free press.

Journalists and real news orgs, which seem to be on the endangered species list, are to provide a check on the gov.

People need to break their mind from these companies.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


The system really is broken.


I agree, but that's because 50% of eligible voters take part. How many of them actually know what's going on? How many diversify their information?

Asking the government to fix this won't work. I'm just saying it now. People either wake up and demand more or it gets worse from here. We are the solution, not the government.


The problem is not the 50% of eligible voters not taking part. It's the 50% of INeligible voters taking part that is the problem. IMO



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


The system really is broken.


I agree, but that's because 50% of eligible voters take part. How many of them actually know what's going on? How many diversify their information?

Asking the government to fix this won't work. I'm just saying it now. People either wake up and demand more or it gets worse from here. We are the solution, not the government.


The problem is not the 50% of eligible voters not taking part. It's the 50% of INeligible voters taking part that is the problem. IMO


I should have elaborated, but I agree, and that was my intended point.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


First things first: large corporate media empires are not journalists.. that’s a lie or misconception.


Agreed.


That’s why attacking such companies is not attacking journalists or the free press.


Then they'll move the goal posts and who's next?


Journalists and real news orgs, which seem to be on the endangered species list, are to provide a check on the gov.


Agreed.


People need to break their mind from these companies.


Again, agreed.


Hear me out, if we let the government go after any facet, whether or not you or I think it is even real journalism, it's just a matter of time till they do go after real journalists. Obama went after real journalists and whistle blowers by weaponizing the archaic Espionage Act.

When the government does this, it discourages real journalism.

We have to stop consuming corporate media, until then, nothing will change. Fines won't change a thing, you and I both know this.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:07 PM
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There’s a role for government here. Regulation, especially of electoral issues.

To your point though, it can’t be ignored that a small list of companies control most information people receive. These orgs are allied with or owned by the same orgs/powers that have bought out our political processes.

We must address the information hydra.

a reply to: CriticalStinker



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

These conglomerates have lobbyists, they pay for campaigns, they dictate coverage during elections.

Do you trust the government to be fair with them while knowing it can negatively impact their campaigns?

I agree with you on almost everything, but the government is the last entity to trust with regulating their regulator.

That's a job for us, and it's really simple how to deal with it, we stop consuming corporate media.... While it's a long shot, it's the only other way. I can promise you, nothing good would come from the government having a role in this.

Do you trust it wouldn't be used for political purposes? Do you think that the public wouldn't be outraged if Fox was targeted for a story CNN ran too? Do you think that it's possible that while Democrats held office they would go after one entity, and when Republicans take office they wouldn't double up in revenge?

We have just as much of a responsibility of what we consume, and how much we trust it as how we vote.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

Well as I mentioned in response to critical, its more of establishment bias.

The establishment republicans and dems are about the same.

But if we are hones, we see 90% of the msm, academia, cultural influences, and tech ceos and companies are establishment democrat.

And the establishment democrats are just like the neocons, war mongering power hungry people who work in cohension with the deep state.
I agree that there’s a trans-party establishment, that largely is in cahoots.

I also agree that for whatever reason, the media including tech is leaning heavy towards basic democrat ideology or censorship.

Let’s be clear here though, most real leftists from Green Party to socialists consider these establishment “liberals” to be fakes, from Clinton to the Wall st bail outs to endless wars.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


Let’s be clear here though, most real leftists from Green Party to socialists consider these establishment “liberals” to be fakes, from Clinton to the Wall st bail outs to endless wars.


There's no clearer evidence of this than Glenn Greenwald using his attorney background (through real journalism) to call out the establishment left.

Ironically many people confuse that with being a Trump supporter/apologist.
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posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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Covington kids going to the White House and suing the mainstream media.

mobile.twitter.com...



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: carewemust


Covington kids going to the White House and suing the mainstream media.


*Bold is done by me*

And the part in bold is something I can get behind.

Use private citizens and the courts to hold the media accountable for something they jumped the gun on without having enough facts, causing damage to people.

That is a much better approach than giving the federal government more power in regulating media, use existing laws.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: carewemust


Covington kids going to the White House and suing the mainstream media.


*Bold is done by me*

And the part in bold is something I can get behind.

Use private citizens and the courts to hold the media accountable for something they jumped the gun on without having enough facts, causing damage to people.

That is a much better approach than giving the federal government more power in regulating media, use existing laws.


I agree as well........the MSM should be held accountable by people who have been thrown into a negative spotlight unwillingly that results in a drastic change to their lives.

I couldn't imagine having the national news negative spotlight on me.....it would be a virtual nightmare.
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posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Covington kids going to the White House and suing the mainstream media.

mobile.twitter.com...
Good. They have my support.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: carewemust


William Barr, soon to become America's top law enforcement officer, endorses throwing reporters and journalists in jail, if they cross a "red line".


If I know the government, they'll start moving that red line every year
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The salt I expect when someone arbitrarily finds themselves on the wrong side of it.


Exactly which is why we shouldnt criminalize even wrong stories.

We already see how the government tries to censor people critical of them, ask the FBI.

SO I diont want them to have this power.


I have to agree. Just let people sue them.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
I do think there need to be consequences.

Mass propaganda or falsehoods is horrible for democracy, community understanding, etc. mass media should not be able to get away with it.
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The Left confuses the Mob with Democracy. They do not understand that their current Mob Mentality is not democratic, it's fascist.

A true Liberal would understand this. The Left does not. The Left is in control of the Democrat party and for Liberals like us where does it leave us? I wish more actual Liberals would realize how bad the Democrat party actually is.

then again, I guess a lot have it's called #walkaway


Excellent contrast of liberals and "the Left". Unfortunately, there aren't many prominent real liberals on the left and in the Democrat party today. It's been taken over by extremists.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


Let’s be clear here though, most real leftists from Green Party to socialists consider these establishment “liberals” to be fakes, from Clinton to the Wall st bail outs to endless wars.


There's no clearer evidence of this than Glenn Greenwald using his attorney background (through real journalism) to call out the establishment left.

Ironically many people confuse that with being a Trump supporter/apologist.


Greenwald is great, and yes a legit journalist.

Long before Greenwald, Noam Chomsky was doing the same.

As far as ‘Trump apologist,’ I despise this false binary that’s been set up and enforced on both sides. It’s true that critiqueing the dem establishment, media, or post 2016 hysteria now puts one under suspicion.

But that goes the same for questioning a lot of social justice/identity politics dogmas.

As someone else noted, there is a certain secular religiosity to it.

This is why increasingly I only have serious discussions with friends I know can handle open discussion.

In my experience, amongst many people anything less than 100% agreement on these topics is seen as virtual heresy. I’ve been ejected from a few echo chambers for failing to echo. There are some echo chambers and ideologies on the right too.
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posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 03:07 PM
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Long before Greenwald, Noam Chomsky was doing the same.


I've read several of Noam's books, watched countless interviews with him, and more recently heard a great back and forth between him and Jeremy Scahill's podcast through The Intercept.

Did you know that he is unofficially banned from being on western media?

BTW I think it was you that pointed out I sound like a Classical Liberal, and if I had a gun to my head to identify with a group, it would be that or a left leaning Libertarian.



posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14


Long before Greenwald, Noam Chomsky was doing the same.


I've read several of Noam's books, watched countless interviews with him, and more recently heard a great back and forth between him and Jeremy Scahill's podcast through The Intercept.

Did you know that he is unofficially banned from being on western media?

BTW I think it was you that pointed out I sound like a Classical Liberal, and if I had a gun to my head to identify with a group, it would be that or a left leaning Libertarian.

He’s brilliant. Obviously left leaning, but he’s a real one, not a fake establishment hack.

I wouldn’t be surprised that he’s virtually shadow banned. He has called out the military industrial complex, dishonest politicians, and media manipulation for decades.

It’s easier to shadow ban him than call him a racist or white supremacist, as that would raise the ire of liberals world wide. He’s still held dear by many.

I’m not sure if I called you a classical liberal, but I get it.

I consider myself the same, maybe even a 1960’s-1990’s liberal. Before modern identity politics/open borders took over. Also, back when free speech was still valued and leftists distrusted the FBI/Cia/big brother.
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posted on Jan, 22 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: face23785

Sadly as long as the brain dead ~30% of our population continue supporting/viewing/spreading their lies they will continue.

I am glad our great President continues to call out the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for what it really is: The enemy of the American people.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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The only one being racist in the entire video was the ignorant ass black dude reading the bible and his "crew" that repeatedly said the word cracker...when the F are they gona start acknowleding that as a racial slur!? Its sad that me bring white its ok for me to get offended but in this case let me yell a racial slur at this "mad for no reason" black man and watch me be the only one on the news with charges pending and all.




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