Originally posted by sos37
Originally posted by Quazga
Originally posted by sos37
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So you are basically siding with Phill Gramm on this one? The problems that we are facing are all psychological and we are a nation of
Now your putting words in my mouth. I know these problems aren't in the minds of people, but I also know the situation isn't as dire as the media
would like for you to believe it is.
Take for example - last Friday.
Hurrican Dolly approaches Texas and strengthens into a hurricane right before it makes landfall. What does the media come up with? They choose to
highlight the question of whether or not the levees will hold in that area.
Hold it right there.
Ok, from what you have told me so far, this makes a lot of sense. The media's main goal is what... ratings, eyeballs, etc. And, since Hurricane
season is evidently well underway, they will focus on the buzzwords of water disasters.
Did you hear them say anything about Bush when the Levees along the Mississippi didn't hold recently?
So now anytime there is a natural disaster that has to do with water, and if there are levees in the area, then they will ask the question "Do you
believe they will hold?" to whomever they can. And this is what they should do.
It definitely has more to do with ratings, and learning from past catastrophes what questions should be asked.
Never had a problem in that part of the country with the levees(I gew up in south Texas), yet the media has to do something to make headlines and
scare the bejeezus out of people so they point the finger if something does happen and say - LOOK! LOOK what Bush did to you!
Nope. As I mentioned above the very presence of levees now begs the question. Let's look at this scenario.
Hurricane Dolly approaches, news media get wind that there are levees in the area. At first, they think... "Someone is going to want to ask
questions about those levees. We need to find out what they can stand up to, so that we are well informed". But then, they have second thoughts.
They think someone on ATS might decide that they are liberally biased against the President for some reason. So they don't ask any questions about
Then, when the news coverage starts, no one is asking about the levees. Suddenly, someone on ATS realizes this and believes it is a conspiracy! "HOW
COME NO ONE IS ASKING ABOUT THE LEVEES!??!" reads the headline of the post.
After a mod changing this title to a non-all-caps typeset, there are a flood of responses claiming how the Media is obviously in on the NWO takeover
because they aren't asking about the levees... that must means something horrible!
Then, someone makes the connection with the 500k burial containers found here in Atlanta recently and the dots line up perfectly! It was all
They also tried to tell us that oil refineries might be disrupted. Caused a bit of surge in the oil market.
To be expected.
Dolly comes ashore. No levee breaks. The media has to report no levee breaks. No refinery disruption. Price of oil drops. They actually sound kind of
Actually that last sentence was wholly subjective on your part. The other is to be expected though. This is the result of play by play 24 hour risk
assessment via the media.
How about the media choosing to publish stories about how America's working class will fall apart if we continue to crack down on employers who hire
Don't you get CNN? Ever see Lou Dobbs?
Remember all the doom and gloom of the jobs that Americans WON'T do? That's been going on for how long now? And there are how many labor shortages
Dude, you seriously need to tune into Lou Dobbs!
The media wanted us to believe we were in a recession far sooner than we actually were.
Huh? The media wanted to understand the long and short of it, but the ptb were not very forthcoming with reality. Did you see the recent video that
had Bush talking about how Wall Street got Drunk?
Don't you see a pattern of sensationalism geared toward the left in the media?
No I don't. I see a pattern of sensationalism in general. I don't see any specifically geared any direction in much of what I see. Although I do
see Fox News to be rather propogandaish. CNN Has too many different personalities for me to be any one way. You got Lou Dobbs, and then Anderson
Cooper, and finally Glenn Beck...so I'd say you got various perspectives in there. Niether Beck, nor Dobbs like Obama, so I'm not sure how CNN is
protrayed as Liberal.
[edit on 24-7-2008 by Quazga]