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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:12 PM

Just heard this little tid bit about how the press covers politics...

They were talking about Newt going negative...

This is what was said: We should be talking about the truth of Newts charges against Romney and Paul instead; we are forced to talk about Newts decision to go negative...

Seriously.

How fucked up is that scenario.

Far be it from me to be on the side of Newt, but who is actually forcing the media to focus on going negative instead of discussion the charges.

This, to me at least, tells us how shallow and bankrupt the presidential media truly is.

Its plain lazy on the part of the media. It is downright disingenuous to claim they are forced to cover what is essentially gossip.

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Reply Just heard this little tid bit about how the press covers politics... (Original post)
WCGreen Dec 2011 OP
ThomThom Dec 2011 #1
ThomWV Dec 2011 #2
surrealAmerican Dec 2011 #6
baldguy Dec 2011 #3
FrenchieCat Dec 2011 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #5

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:20 PM

1. xactly

just lazy reporters that are failing once again to do a job
I have grown to expect this and no longer watch TV
that is why I come here to get to the bottom of things

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:28 PM

2. All it costs to have a talking head give his opinion is his salary, a newsroom costs real money.

 

We do not have news programing anymore, what we have is talking heads giving their opinion of some headlined event, as if we were unable to draw opinions of our own were we to be given the facts. Of course there is no indication that the talking head has any facts, despite their constant movement around the globe to try to give the impression that they are on the scene and should be aware of events.

In truth is is the decision of the newspapers and the TV newsrooms to cut cost to the minimum that cost us any chance of hearing factual reporting, to have facts you have to have people on the ground gathering them and them a support (editing) staff to sort them out. Now days there is neither.

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Response to ThomWV (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:16 PM

6. Well said.

They love gossip because it's cheap, and it actually satisfies enough of their viewers/readers tho keep the ad dollars coming in.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:35 PM

3. The "news" reports on politics the same way it reports on sports.

 

The "reporters" always have a favorite team, which their "reports" always favor - usually Republicans. They are more interested in the personalities, scores and the strategies of each team rather than how each team's policies would effect average people.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:01 PM

4. Yep...that's how it works......

While the media doesn't talk about what it should talk about,
it meanwhiles talks about what it shouldn't talk about,
it further brings up how they aren't doing what they should be doing.
They know that they are not going to be called out for doing the opposite
of what they are saying they should do, cause they are the ones who do the "calling out"......

They do this with just about everything,
and they get away with it 99% of the time.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:11 PM

5. They are covering what their corporate masters want them to cover...

They don't give a damn what they should really do.

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