reply to post by fortunofiasco
I agree with your post. Entirely.
But mate, with all due respect, did you really expect anything different from the MSM Media?
This is classic of the mainstream media. That is why we are on ATS dude. Not to import the MSM crap in the OP, but to escape from it.
This is how the MSM operate on most issues.
The issue will be reduced to personalities(Assange) and then into a battle or conflict between two ideologies or sides. When this tactic failed( the
internall conflict at wiki between assange and a former emplyee), she moved on to Assange's personal life.
This is exactly what CNN are doing, reducing the real issues to a personality.
Mainly because a personality can be destroyed.
What wiki released speaks for itself. The MSM don't want that.
They really don't even need to talk to Assange. Think about it. What do they really need to talk to him about. All they really need to report about in
this issue is on wikileaks.
I agree that it is interesting to note how the media distort issues. But this is exactly what I expected from the MSM.
It is why Assange does not play ball with them on a regular basis. I don't even know why he did.
Have you emailed CNN to voice your concern?
Or the Journalist?
Look at the interview again.
The journalist sites a disgruntled member of wikileaks, then asserts the claim that Assange' personality is getting bigger then wikileaks. The
journalist in fact generates this issue herself by making this the reportable issue. On hearsay.
This is text book manufacturing of content and we see it time and time again.
Rather then report on the actual news worthy items, the issue of Assange, and his "personality getting more exposure" become the issue because that is
all the MSM are interested in developing. Allegations rather than real content become more interesting. Innuendo regarding an ex employee's claims and
alleged sexual offenses get centre stage rather than the concrete facts presented in the actual leaked documents.
I understand the need to highlite the poor MSM attitude, but this is not a story they can use, develop or break.
That is already done by: http://__._/
This is the real issue.
F#$% CNN. We don't need them to report because we already have the info from wikileaks, we can make our on minds up.
Which is why they want to create an issue about Assange.
Let them know what you think.
edit on 24/10/10 by atlasastro because: Fix some linkage