posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 09:40 AM
Originally posted by NuTroll
people do not earn rights! they give them up.
Absolutely! There's a fundamental difference between a right and a privilege. A right is inate-- you have it because of who you are.
A priviledge is something that is earned. It's usually associated with a license or test.
Voting is a right. Driving is a privilege.
But back on topic. News achors are trained to elicit emotion in people to further the point they want to communicate. It's simple NLP. It's
really their duty to communicate a point as quickly and effectively as they possibly can. To do so, they use "tricks" like voice inflection and
It's up to you to decide whether you agree with their point.
I think the bigger issue here is whether news can be reported without opinion, and it's my opinion, that it can't.
From the first time an event happens, a human's opinion interferes with the reporting of the truth.
Let's say you are a reporter that witnesses an event. Your opinion affects how you see the world, and thus, what facts you note about that event.
Then your opinions affect what you choose to write down about the event. Then perhaps your column goes to an editor, who edits based on THEIR
The problem isn't that reporter communicate with emotion-- it's that people don't think critically and choose to believe everything they hear on