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Fear and loathing in Ventersdorp

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Fear and loathing in Ventersdorp


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From hysterical fear mongering to intelligent commentary and analysis, the reporting and editorialising of Eugene Terre'Blanche's death this past weekend reflected just how divided we are as a nation. It also accented the role the media has played in the Malema creation, and how the pressures of an always-on Internet and the recession have shaped news and media thinking.

Here, media analyst Wadim Schreiner has reverse-engineered the news in a conversation with MandyLives!com.
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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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An excellent analysis of the media sensationalism surrounding Julius Malema and Eugene Terblanche. He goes on to explain how the media presents the news to the rest of the world using the same old stereotypes everybody already expects (Basically it sells.)

And the world buys it. This can already be seen here on the recent South African threads on ATS by a few posters, of whom many admit they only know what they see on TV.

How many other people here on ATS feel that much of the worlds attitudes and maybe even policies to your own communities, cultures and countires are too influenced by what the Mass Media are selling.

This is not a Black or white thread!! I want media analysis/comments of well regarded reports that may or may not be true but still have too much impact on the state of affairs they are reporting.

It makes me think of the Heisenberg principle: The act of observation changes the nature of the subject being observed.

www.bizcommunity.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by da_ruse


An excellent analysis of the media sensationalism surrounding Julius Malema and Eugene Terblanche. He goes on to explain how the media presents the news to the rest of the world using the same old stereotypes everybody already expects (Basically it sells.)

And the world buys it. This can already be seen here on the recent South African threads on ATS by a few posters, of whom many admit they only know what they see on TV.

How many other people here on ATS feel that much of the worlds attitudes and maybe even policies to your own communities, cultures and countires are too influenced by what the Mass Media are selling.

This is not a Black or white thread!! I want media analysis/comments of well regarded reports that may or may not be true but still have too much impact on the state of affairs they are reporting.

It makes me think of the Heisenberg principle: The act of observation changes the nature of the subject being observed.

www.bizcommunity.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


I genuinely agree with your observation: that the masses of people in the world are generally directed to behave and think the way that the media predicts them to do by 'guiding' their thought processes, things they say because of those thought processes and ultimately their behavior and actions.

In South Africa, like almost all other countries, there are very few independent news sources. Most news websites, news papers and magazines are owned by the same media corporation(s), who mostly get their news from either Reuters, Associated Press or some other affiliated news source who indirectly decides what the news is the country and the world should view. So you see the same news from different sources, even with the same content and wording!

Looking at the death of Eugene Terre'blance, underlying circumstances, and the handling of the media, I suspect a conspiracy of some sorts. You have your normal daily patterns in the news and all of a sudden the pattern changes in such a unpredictable way that you can almost see the way that the media attempts to sway the way that they would like to have the masses think and behave.

To give you an example if you follow the news from within the South African perspective, certain players' way of doing things became suspect, out of pattern, out of character. In such a way that you can predict the way either that the media would like masses to be swayed at, or if you view from other countries, the perception the media would like to create within world population about SA, groups within SA and things happening there.

The question you should ask yourself is who the ownership of the media belongs to, and who those people are. I truly believe that the time is since gone that countries and their government rule themselves. Who are the group of people who decide the path world should go to fit their plans, the 'Powers that be', Illuminati or whatever you would like to call them who owns the Banks and reserve banks, and world corporations. It's those people who are rather successfully implementing the New World Order. It's facts, and the pace of acceleration is increasing exponentially by the minute. They buy the politicians, use the media to sway events and thoughts.

The moment you realize that things, even if just in the media are not what should be, you are empowered to think independently and form your own realistic idea of what is going on. You became a free thinker!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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I have been following the SA media as well as te british Media in this case, and have had at least half an ear cocked at the Malema phenomanon for a while. What surprises me is that during sanctions and pre 94 there was most certainly a more open and honest reporting then there is now in the international media. While the local media instead of being outright censored has kept itself happily occupied by turning this fool into a rock star over the last few years while the ANC slowly gets more tangled up with the IMF and world bank in cases such as the current one involving Eskom: Eskom's blaze of controversy explodes
World Bank Mulls More Funds for Eskom

I know all about Chomsky and manufacturing consent. Hell i'd bet most of the literate planet does by now. Yet everyday I see or hear someone who ought to know better parrot some line or another by the media. Even when I agree with the sentiment I strongly disagree with the consent that people give for a box to make there decisions for them.

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