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Hi! I work for CNN and I'm an idiot...

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posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 09:57 AM
My name is Miriam Falco.

Apparently I'm a reporter... And here is my story:

Where does CNN find these people?

(As an aside... I really don't think very highly of CNN.

As some of you might have guessed by now... I'm a resident of Seattle WA. We recently had some shootings. It took CNN something like an entire day to start including the fact that the shooter was a Muslim and the shootees were the evil (mostly Jewish
) women who were bombing Lebanon from their office in downtown Seattle.


When I see articles like this I immediately understand it's the opening salvo in yet another type of (disinformation) campaign that is being rolled out...

Hmmm... What could it possibly be?

Environmental factors, born with it, 'genetic' factors... I can hardly wait.

Psst... Miriam darling... golem has got a word for you INNOCULATIONS.

Out of time... We'lll chat more later.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 10:07 AM

Originally posted by golemina
It took CNN something like an entire day to start including the fact that the shooter was a Muslim and the shootees were the evil (mostly Jewish
) women who were bombing Lebanon from their office in downtown Seattle.

Those Evil Jews must be hunted down and exterminated no matter where they live. Whatever you do, don't blame Islamonazis. It's not P.C. to do so. Remember the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community in Argentina? It's no secret that Hezbollah carried out this attack that killed 85 and wounded 200 others. No doubt the Jews there had taken land in South America that really belonged to the Palestinians. When Israel denied them thier right to return to Argentina Hezbollah had no other choice than to bomb them. I'm sure there was a secret Jewish military base there with ultra-super-long range bombers that was planning to bomb the middle east.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 11:11 AM
I'm at a loss...

Are you trying to infer that this reporter is autistic, suffering from the disorder that she's reporting on? Follow-up to that, are you making a statement about vaccines causing autism?

Environmental factors.. 'genetic' factors... I can hardly wait

All of the above. It's thought that most children who develop autism lack an efficient mechanism for metabolizing Mercury. It takes a much higher dose to provoke these symptoms in a healthy body, but it can happen, with a combination of bad luck and corporate callousness towards the environment.

There are plenty of threads on this topic though. Is this more of a dedicated bash-Miriam thread?

Are you making some statement about CNN in regards to them lacking coverage on the synagogue shooting?

Are you saying that muslim nutters are autistic and should be exterminated?

I'm seriously not understanding what you're going for, and usually I can get through the whole day without trying to fit my fist into my own eye socket, so..yaknow..I'm pretty sharp.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 11:32 AM
I think it's a jab at CNN in general, mixed with a theory that the vaccines are causing the problem, and for good measure an added in dash of CNN's inability to report even the most obvious story accurately.

It's similar to a rant, but with a little more thought than usual.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 11:40 AM
she says there's no known cause and lately doctors and researchers say the cause MIGHT be linked to mercury in the inocculations. I think he's pointing out that CNN is biased and the reporters don't give all the facts so that the public is not fully informed.

or maybe he doesn't like Miriam. Maybe he dated her and she dumped him or something like that.

I'm going with the first guess.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 11:57 AM
off topic comments removed

[edit on 1-8-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:31 PM
i'm completely confused, what do autism and CNN have to do with jews and the situation in lebanon

am i slow or just being rational?

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:40 PM
I was actually watching the domestic CNN for a while this morning and it looks like they're starting a citizen journalist program where anyone can send in stories, pictures, or movies of breaking news via computer.

It can't be worse than watching their regular journalists, I think watching static would be more interesting!

The CNN International I think is better, sometimes I watch that late night when everyone else is running reruns but it's morning in Europe, so they're live from London.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:53 PM
I don't know...

Right now it's 3/3 - 3 people seem to get it, and 3 people are confuzzled.

I'm still confuzzled...

The theory that CNN is presenting disinfo when it comments with some ambiguity about the vaccine link to autism is pretty thin I think. Below are some previous ATS/NN discussions on autism for anybody wanting to catch-up in general, on the thimerosal link, on possible cover-ups related to the vaccine, and on the environmental factors that might be contributing.

Through all those links are a bunch more links, to various other sites, with source material, studies, first hand experiences, and theories. More information than you can shake a stick at, for real.

I think jumping to conclusions is a bad idea, with a topic this broad and nuanced.

I haven't made up my mind on this topic, except to say that mercury appears to be very key.

The whole ethyl/methyl debate is another facet that's been explored.

It's a BIG topic, lots of ground to cover if you're interested.

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:58 PM

Originally posted by dbates
Remember the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community in Argentina? It's no secret that Hezbollah carried out this attack that killed 85 and wounded 200 others.

I'm sure that at least 10x as many of the enemy were killed in retaliation for this henious crime and that some sort of justice was extracted.

remember the creed: an eye for an eye!

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 01:23 PM
I'll take a swipe at the piece the OP linked to. (CNN Article) Bad Engeris, bad "logic." and just a sort of substandard effort, in an 8th grade, social studies paper sort of way.

Let's begin.

from CNN article
Autism. It's a word more often heard these days.

Woops. On the first sentence. I mean, the first complete sentence. ("autism." is not a sentence). There are some serious problems:

-Beginning a sentence with a pronoun, that refers to the previous word/sentence, instead of just writing an actual grammatical statement.

- passive voice: "is . . . heard." Whatever happened to the idea that journalism thrives on the active voice? Don't they even teach narrative any more in journalism school? But let's move on.

- "more often heard these days." More often--what's that mean, twice? And what about "These days"? When are these days? Post-flood? The holocene? Last week of July? In other words, this sentence carries NO information. It's just fluff.

Is Ms. Falco getting paid by the word? It sure looks like it. But in that case, she ought to start using bigger ones. These days.

from CNN article
But what autism actually is is probably less understood by the average person.

- is is? What's that, the double-passive voice. Or how about simply incoherent; yes. That's what it is is.

-"The average person." Hmmm. You're appealing to an authority you're not going to bother to define. Amazing. Still, you haven't said anything that couldn't be more accurately referenced with the valley-girl phrase "you know what I mean."

For someone who may not have met a child with autism, the closest reference to what it is may come from the 1988 movie "Rain Man," where Dustin Hoffman is rocking and counting toothpicks

Things you can learn from this paragraph:

- you may have met a child with autism. Or not. Apparently, you might meet one and not know it.

- The phrase "what it is" indicates that this Article is actually written in Jive, rather than grammatical English.

- Apparently, Dustin Hoffman rocks.

It's not the presence of unusual behaviors, like spinning or hand flicking ... which a lot of people look for."

- Did you know that a lot of people in the world are looking for spinining and hand flicking? I've never looked for them personally, but Miriam tells me a lot of people look for them, and can't seem to find them anywhere. . . . These days.

Moreover, there's no one type of autism.

Why did they make poor Ms. Falco write an article on autism? She doesn't even believe it exists!

The cause is still a mystery, but one that scientists have been unraveling more in recent years.

I'm confused. Just what exactly is unraveling? The mystery, or it's cause? Maybe, it's the scientists are unraveling. In recent years ... does that mean AD as opposed to BC, or maybe it means "since the year 2005 . . ."

So what is autism?

Hell if I know Miriam! If you don't know either, why in the name of all that's good and holy are you writing an article about it? ! ?

Look, this is getting tedious, and I need to go out with some colleagues and drink my lunch. I'll jump to the end of the piece, which is rife with errors.

Many questions are still unanswered. More funding is needed for the research and new therapies to help these children.

Damn straight, Ms. Falco. There are a lot of unanswered questions. Particularly in the minds of of your readers!

You know it's one thing to talk like this to me on the phone or by email about a story you're researching. It's another thing to publish this under your byline as the official product of a global news organization.

But that's the state of Journalism, these days.

All criticism aside, I have learnt one thing, at least:

Dustin Hoffman rocks.

(edit to include link to CNN article)

[edit on 1-8-2006 by dr_strangecraft]

posted on Aug, 7 2006 @ 04:52 AM
Come on she's not an idiot she got a 180 on her GED. Everyone knows CNN has to check with their government affiliates to check what they are allowed to say. It has gotten to the point where anyone would be challenged to find any news organization not controlled or coaxed by the good ol x files guys. That damn smoking man.

posted on Aug, 7 2006 @ 08:00 AM

Originally posted by Craven LeVay
It has gotten to the point where anyone would be challenged to find any news organization not controlled or coaxed by the good ol x files guys. That damn smoking man.

If only.

I think the smoking man uses better sentence structure.

posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 04:35 PM
WtF? CNN + Autism = Seattle Jewish Federation shooting spree

(My writing is not perfect - GET OVER IT! Now that that is out of the way...)

On the subject of Autism and vaccines, I once read a related study done on the Amish community. They as a people recieve virtually no vaccines and autism is literally non-existent w/ in their communities.One could argue that this proves there is a direct link between the two, but it could be one of a hundred factors for all we know.

In regards to CNN coverage of the shootings, This is so ridiculous I almost don't know how to respond. Are you saying that the mainstream media doesn't care about the plight of the Jewish people? Are you serious? Do I really have to mention that the Jewish population is only 3% of the US population and the majority of the media is owned and operated by people of the Jewish faith?
( I could write list longer than your arm of media conglomerates operated by people of Jewish decent, but I won't cause the list is so d@mn huge!) Do I really have to mention that AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Commitee) is the most powerful lobby group in America today.

The fact is everytime an Israeli gets so much as a scratch on his hand it's breaking news across the globe, but everyday, 24 hours a day the people in the Palestinian Territories live in horrific, concentration camp-style living conditions. They are forced into compact cities, subject to improsinment and torture w/out justification. It really is a modern-day Nazi Germany (One has to see it to believe it). There are tons of journalists and documentaries shot in the Palestinian Territories but don't ever expect to see any of it shown in the mainstream media, because it would expose the reality of what is really going on over there, and in turn expose the media for what it is.

What really trips me out about the ATS forums is how many times I read threads talking about the mainstream media's unfair portrayal of Isreal or Jews in general. Anyone w/ two eyes and a functioning brains knows in reality it's the exact opposite. You guys are good though
I like how you managed to completely confuse everyone, making them more susceptible your disinformation.

The ATS forums have become a Disinfo-Agents best friend

[edit on 11/8/06 by Calm Anomoly]

posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 09:05 AM
only one response to your 'comments' Calm Anomoly...

It was in the words of the philosopher Gump.

You have a nice day.

posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 12:49 PM
I don't get this thread either...

posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 01:03 PM
"Stupid is as stupid does"

See how I did that? I said exactly what you said except I was straight to the point And everyone will know exactly what I'm talking about (Say what you mean, and mean what you say).

"Stupid is as stupid does"

Yeah kinda like your misleading thread. What is the point of this thread again? Is it Miriam Falco? Is it about the relationship between vaccines and autism? Or is it about CNN's coverage of the shootings in Seattle? The truth is I don't even think you know, and this is your thread!

What's really stupid is you created this thread and decided not to include one bit of knowledge or fact into your commentary. Your thread has no real information in it, only disinformation (amatuer agent). Like a true disinfo-agent when someone brings truth into the conversation you immediately launch nothing but personal attacks. I don't mind personnal attacks, as long as they include fact and counterclaims. The fact that response did not have any is yet another sign that you are attempting to spread disinfo, and when exposed you will immediately distract people by focusing solely on the other person and not the facts he stated.

-The vast majority of the media is owned and operated by people of the Jewish faith and coverage of all stories involving Israel are one-sided and meant to decieve the public about what is really going on overthere. It's a modern day Nazi-Germany

When you respond to this please make a counterclaim to my argument and back it up with facts.

posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 01:58 PM
I think I figured out the problem here...

You seem to be in the wrong thread Calm Anamoly.

I'm pretty sure from the quality of the posts prior to your 'contribution' this was a thinking persons thread...

posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 08:45 AM
Thanks for responding to the points I made, and not launching a distractive personal attack

(Take note! - This is how they distract you from the truth

[edit on 28/8/06 by Calm Anomoly]

posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 08:53 AM
So, is this "guess what this thread is about"???

Why dont you tell us exactly what your point IS

That would be a nice start.

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