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reply to post by Liquesence
That's bad journalism, but it got us into Iraq, and luckily the lesson was learned enough that the media started to question the source in regards to Syria, and thankfully that "intervention" was averted.
Call me suspicious if you want but not for a second do I believe that the media coverage was merely because they learned from Iraq. At the moment there is no proof of this but I suspect that someone(s) of great influence molded coverage to influence the outcome.
But who would have enough influence to go against the ones who were screaming for war in Syria? If I recall the DoD wasn't too thrilled with the idea.
I for one think that's been the plan all along.
Advertisers listen to their customers, they are the ones who sponsor those shows we so despise. Who are those customers? You. Me.
Powers that Be? If only that were true.
When educators, at our behest, promote for social reasons, rather than accomplishments...there is no one to blame but ourselves. Again, no nefarious powers that be need apply. ...and we're surprised and dismayed that television reflects our own wishes? Really?
I have a question and an observation on this. My question is simple... Why would most Americans really care to hear what is happening outside the United States where it's not a story of enough size to directly impact some factor of life inside the US?
You're speaking generally right? For one thing I don't watch TV, news or otherwise and there seems to be many even here on ATS who are similar.
Yes advertisers play to the audience but they have leeway within the choices I believe. There's always some wiggle room in most things and TV programming should have the same grey areas where critical programming decisions are made.
Which takes us to Perhaps post that the media is now controlled by six conglomerates. And those are controlled by a very few individuals who continue this offering of limited or no news to the masses. That's not by accident.
Are locals terribly interested to hear on a daily basis?
Why is it that I currently live the Philippines, and this is not even news. I mean this thread as given me more information about things happening out there than I ever hear on the news. I'm wondering if there is a media blackout of some kind.
Isn't even that example looking at more or less regionally local news? China would be taking a piece of the Philippines and I know the nation is spread across an enormous area, so China is actually a neighbor. Would the same be true about Philippine folks wanting to know about something in India or outside the Western Pacific?