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Originally posted by SpaceGoatsFarts
Originally posted by Resinveins
And are we now blaming the American populace for what their "news" agencies decide to air on the tube?
Because media are offering what the masses are CRAVING for ? Just saying...
If a channel would offer to U.S. citizens news coverage about the rest of the world, relaying information about U.S. soldiers raping little girls, and about U.S. refusing international treaties such as the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Kyoto treaty or the International Court of Justice, would that channel become a hit ?
People just want channels to air stupid TV shows and movies in HD (and some domestic news plus the weather).
They get what they asked for. + most are lazy and take everything on U.S. TV for granted, and never check what is the opinion of the rest of the world. This is why we hate the U.S. government AND the american idiots (not all of them, just those who don't care about what's outside their town). I call those people the spoiled kids of the world.
If your whole country doesn't wake up (not just a few), you are condemned to watch [snip]y news coverage.
Also Americans HATE to be criticised by foreigners (they think only them understand their country enough to have the right to criticize it), yet at the same time, they don't hesitate to criticize ALL the other countries of the world. The American media do just like the American people.
Originally posted by Resinveins
Funny.. most people these days are saying the American "news" agencies are controlled by the "elite" and tailor there content to influence the populace one way or the other... not tailoring their content to what the populace wants to see...
I doubt so too. I also doubt there are any countries that could answer yes to that particular question though... so I think we have plenty of company on that one.
You could apply that statement to most countries in the world.. at least the developed ones.
See above. I don't think we control this.. so I think we're pretty much condemned to watch crappy "news" regardless.
Blanket opinions like that, especially when they are stated as fact, tend to make you look very.... dare I say it?... "American" .
On an unrelated note... love the avatar... very nice
Originally posted by pexx421
what an ignorant response. We choose our leaders? we choose our government? Not likely. We choose which of the wealthy millionaires are going to represent a country mostly on the borderline of poverty, and we choose which congressmen and president will get millions from lobbyists to make laws benefiting the corporations and costing the taxpayers their money security and freedom. If you truly think you get to choose anything, i would ask you....when is the last time we voted on whether we went to war or not, whether the FDA should butt out of natural medicine, whether tax should be raised or lowered? The only things we truly get to vote on are things which have no impact on government or corporate interest and profit.