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1. Does anybody watch the Prison Planet news on a regular basis, why?
2. Do you prefer your news in a graphical format? Why?
3. What sort of video content do you consume on a regular basis?
4. What are the average lengths of the pieces?
5. How exactly do you consume your news?
6. Do you pick up many small stories a la carte from a variety of sources?
7. Do you prefer more in depth interviews or stories?
8. How do you rate the importance of a source?
9. Is an "impressive lower third" or name tag below a guest's name important to you such as something like "Harvard Chairman of Middle East Studies" or do you give more credence to the live shot from Tarir Square with the active protestor?
Originally posted by newtotheseeking
reply to post by zarp3333
It's funny how in 2 years of membership to this site I still haven't posted enough to allow me to respond to your U2U directly. Oh well. I think I communicate better when I say less anyway.
Even though this thread hasn't garnered a heap of attention, I want to say thanks for getting the ball rolling! I meant to tell you the other day that I understand the need for financial support or 'selling' for a program such as this, and I wanted to clarify that, for me, as long as you're 'selling' your program with integrity, I'd be happy to buy.
When I get the sense that someone is standing up for truth at any cost, it makes it easier to smile through the occasional ad or sales pitch.
I'm excited to see what's going to happen next! I'd like to hear more about your plans for fighting the natural apathy that tends to occur on sites that undertake endeavors like this. I believe you could find a way to make something amazing that will benefit a lot of people - and hold their interest to boot.
Originally posted by novemberecho
I hope this can help you a little bit.
People like us, and people that can see through biased comments like people who just REPORT THE NEWS. Report what is going on with no suggestive commentary aimed towards a certain side.
What made me realize this a LOT would be the Chicago NATO protests I just watched on the news.
I live RIGHT outside Chicago, so I was very interested in this.
One news cast (wcltv news or something like that) would report what they SAW. They ha a great top of the building view that had a fantastic angle probably yhe best out of all of them. It was rught at the CPD/protestor line, when they were trying to push them away from McCormic place in the afternoon of the first day of the summit. When police were beating protestors with batons, the reporter was speechless and was like, holy crap they're hitting them.
ABC7 news had a nice view, and when they saw police beating the protestors the reporter was like.
Welllll I'm really not sure what's going on right now...
He kissed the CPD's ass. STRAIGHT UP called all of the protestors "anarchists"
It was CPD vs. the Dangerous Anarchists.
So people who can realize both sides of the story, or see through MSM lies, prefer unbiased news.
People who only see one side (unfortunately most of America, although many are starting to see through the lies and media bias.) are going to watch the extremely biased news. The news that calls all of the protestors anarchist terrorists.
I like unbiased news. News that goes deep into the subject and explores both sides.
There was a black, younger looking reporter on CNN during the protests.
He was very brave and opinionated! I loved it. He seemed like he didn't fear "the man."
He straight up was like. The protestors are being beaten, that messed up. Spoke out against corruption.
And ofcourse he was on by 10 or 11 at night.
Originally posted by zarp3333
reply to post by Morgenstern89
Morganstern, it's amazing the kinds of things you mention. For instance. I had picked up a Palestinian client
for media training so he could debate the 2 state issue. I studied for weeks on the issue using a variety of non-biased histories.
One night while working on Hardball w/Chris Matthews, a guest named Daniel Pipes, flatly stated an absolute falsehood. I will never forget standing just off camera, looking around and waiting for...for...for somebody to do something, object, correct. Where's the truth patrol?
At that instant, I recognized just how easy it is to make up history. It was a loss of naïveté and a sickening realization.
With the advent of live 2-way communication, there can be live "fact checkers."