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Fri Oct 29, 2021, 03:20 PM

I really hate the media

One would have thought that after the Trump presidency (one in which they had a role in making with the non stop coverage of him during the Republican primary) that the media would have learned their lesson on the way they cover politics…All his lies and bad behavior, the big lie, the insurrection hasn’t taught them anything. They still cover politics as if it is a sport, who is winning and who is losing, bothsiderism, they treat Republicans as if they have legit arguments…the media has a big role on the way our politics are shaped, they are going to be part of the reason that republicans take over in 2023.

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USAFRetired_Liberal Oct 2021 OP
Hoyt Oct 2021 #1
FoxNewsSucks Oct 2021 #2
kimbutgar Oct 2021 #3
alittlelark Oct 2021 #4
Initech Oct 2021 #5
mahina Oct 2021 #6
marked50 Oct 2021 #7

Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 03:35 PM

1. If GOPers take over in 2023, it's not just the media's fault.

 

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:15 PM

2. That's how they make their money,

no reason for them to change.

Prior to the 2016 election, the CEO of CBS said tRump was very bad for the country but great for CBS. They don't give a shit, except about money.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:22 PM

3. And also those polls

How anyone could be against Biden after having Assolini as president is insane.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:46 PM

4. The media Slimes their way into making u THINK what they say is true

Then u feel disheartened. The FACT is that all major media companies are part of multi national conglomerates with feet in oil, pharmaceutical, and defense.

This country has F'ed itself since Reagan.

When we wake up they are fearful. Set your alarm clock.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:57 PM

5. I don't hate the media, I just hate Fox News.

Really so many of our ills in the last 30 years can all be traced back to Fox News in some way. They are literally the reason why we can't have nice things.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 05:03 PM

6. They've been behind the scenes fighting campaign finance reform

But God willing they are not going to win this one

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 29, 2021, 06:13 PM

7. As I understand the evolution of our current media there was a time

that the "News" divisions of papers/print and broadcasters over the air was pretty separate from the "Entertainment" divisions. One was not supposed to be talking to the other.

This evolved over the last half-century with the "Firewall" between these groups being chipped away ( legislatively and financially) until eventually the entire media organizations were blended together. The News feed the Entertainment side and the Entertainment side feed the News side (not only in driving what was "important" but how to "sell it".

Hence News became Entertainment and our Entertainment became our News. Substance, critical analysis, and pertinence vanished.

The only way to really understand all this "Media" for what is really important is to be super discerning whenever there is this conflict of interest in the Media you watch and to seek out news sources that are not tied to entertainment, but also to be super discriminating as the sources of those News sources only funding. Funding from dubious places, including advertisers, must be known.

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