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Let's Start Holding Them Accountable

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posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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So I am sitting here watching Rick Sanchez today, and he just spent 10-15 minutes talking about Carrie Prejean...pretty much the most un-newsworthy event in the last 24 hours.

Not only does this have no effect on the world, it is pretty and childish.

I say we start flooding every anchor and reporter that waste our time, and our money (we pay for the cable, we pay for the newspapers etc). We hold them accountable for reporting NEWS. Reporting events of consequence.

I get how the news has it's human interest stories, and those are fine because they usually end up as a promotion for a good cause, or a story about a good person doing good, but Carrie Prejean throwing a hissy fit on Larry King?

I say we start locally. You see an anchor put out a story that is pointless, shoot them an email telling them what was pointless and why.

I choose to believe that reporters and anchors got into this business to help the world, and lost their way.

Who should be on this list?




posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by iamsupermanv2


I say we start locally. You see an anchor put out a story that is pointless, shoot them


I can read between the lines Superman, and I say lets go!







JK! Good points, S&F.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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You have to realize by now that they are not really allowed to choose what they report. They are mouth pieces for the higher ups. Seriously, don't expect anything better.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by treemanx

Originally posted by iamsupermanv2


I say we start locally. You see an anchor put out a story that is pointless, shoot them


I can read between the lines Superman, and I say lets go!







JK! Good points, S&F.


Wow, talk about taking a quote out of context! This one takes the cake.

You go Treemanx!



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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I say we not only expect better, we DEMAND IT.

I know they (esp the national and cable network anchors) don't choose what they report anymore. But there was a time when news was a bit more pure and they did have a say so. Wolf Blitzer has a conscience, i see it in him everytime i watch, that's part of why i do. What if we send him hundreds of emails and letters say "mr blitzer, how dare you waste our time and money when you are supposed to be a giver of truth to us. it's a shame that a comedian(jon stewart) is more trusted then an educated journalist."

how much would that stick in your craw if that was you?

we pay them, in a round about way. getting them to say NO SIR to their handlers is the start. they are the middle man, we buy their product, we stop buying it, they lose their job and start to wonder why.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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ha..i feel your frustration, but please, no murder in my name.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 04:25 PM
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Considering that there are several good sources of actual news available online, could it perhaps be a good idea to be a bit more direct. Rather than just complaining about the distraction news pieces, with a bit of research we could be asking why the news channels spent X number of minutes reporting on nonsense news pieces of no real importance, and didn't cover the real news events that are taking place.

If you also sent that email detailing what should have been in the news tonight to a few more people, maybe they'll start asking their news stations why they're not getting more informative news either.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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this is the best way i can think of going about it!

i wish i would not have taken my ATS vacation when i did.

but i say that is the best way. we find what we believe should be real news stories, see if the MSM follows them, and if they do, for how long. then find what they spend their time on. find out why. i like it. i like it a lot.

anyone with other ideas?



posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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I have a better idea. We chuck our TVs and stop being part of the statistic. Seriously, who cares about local news? I haven't flicked on either of my two TVs since last Christmas. Both of my TVs are currently up for sale on craigslist in the free section if anyone wants them.

As others have stated, they are correct, anchors do not get to choose what the say. I had a distant relative that was a news anchor in phoenix, he resented his job every day after the first few months when he realized that he had no control over the garbage that spewed from his mouth.



posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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that's my point though...it doesn't have to be that way. the news can be our life line.



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