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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-05 10:28 PM
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72. I don't think that the media
cause wars, depressions or racism. I think they are way more complex reasons, sadly, for those. The media simply amplifies things that are in the culture and at the same time, sometimes promotes attitudes that make changes, for good or ill, in the culture. The media is regulated. We hold the media accountable through laws, the marketplace and the choices that we make.
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  -When did it become the media's job to fight your battles for you? HEyHEY  May-06-05 02:55 PM   #0 
  - Amen, Brother!  benburch   May-06-05 02:57 PM   #1 
  - Agreed... but  GirlinContempt   May-06-05 03:00 PM   #2 
  - Which media?  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:54 PM   #33 
     - Yeah  GirlinContempt   May-06-05 05:08 PM   #56 
  - It is their job to tell the truth, the whole truth and  tanyev   May-06-05 03:02 PM   #3 
  - If they told the truth and nothing but, then battle lines would be drawn  ariellyn   May-06-05 04:22 PM   #42 
  - I have to take issue with you here  dissent1977   May-06-05 03:03 PM   #4 
  - Truthfully the only responsibility a journalist has is to their own  lenidog   May-06-05 03:13 PM   #11 
  - I understand but...  dissent1977   May-06-05 03:18 PM   #15 
     - I don't know what to tell you  lenidog   May-06-05 03:27 PM   #17 
        - I will check that book out  dissent1977   May-06-05 03:38 PM   #25 
  - I don't think so  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:49 PM   #30 
     - It is not just that they don't spin things our way...  dissent1977   May-06-05 04:05 PM   #35 
     - If they don't report this stuff, how did you find out?  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:17 PM   #39 
        - From alternative sources  dissent1977   May-06-05 04:23 PM   #43 
           - Which ones in particular?  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:26 PM   #44 
              - There are many  dissent1977   May-06-05 08:23 PM   #58 
     - both sides claim bias, but one side is lying or crazy  hfojvt   May-06-05 04:33 PM   #49 
     - You gave me a biased media source to prove the other side is biased  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:36 PM   #50 
        - I consider people like Krugman and Somerby to be more  hfojvt   May-06-05 04:56 PM   #55 
     - "I think the typical attitude in the US is  KitSileya   May-07-05 04:21 AM   #66 
  - But do they report what they know?  EnfantTerrible   May-06-05 03:04 PM   #5 
  - "It's the job of the media to report what they know.."  cat_girl25   May-06-05 03:05 PM   #6 
  - Wrong in many cases  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:37 PM   #24 
  - Because the media aren't presenting an unbiased  babylonsister   May-06-05 03:06 PM   #7 
  - sadly I think that there is no such thing as  tigereye   May-06-05 04:42 PM   #52 
  - The fight is that the "media" does not report what they know.  wurzel   May-06-05 03:07 PM   #8 
  - I totally agree  lenidog   May-06-05 03:10 PM   #9 
  - The problem is, the US news media seem to think they are  Bouncy Ball   May-06-05 03:12 PM   #10 
  - Off topic question Bouncy Ball  lenidog   May-06-05 03:29 PM   #18 
     - Just a picture I found.  Bouncy Ball   May-06-05 03:58 PM   #34 
  - It's the media's job  Maple   May-06-05 03:15 PM   #12 
  - Canadian media has no special rights  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:51 PM   #31 
  - the PROBLEM with the MEDIA is that they lie and distort the truth  bpilgrim   May-06-05 03:16 PM   #13 
  - but if you look at media over history  tigereye   May-06-05 04:46 PM   #53 
     - Unregulated CORPORATE Media IS the problem.  bpilgrim   May-07-05 10:15 AM   #71 
        - I don't think that the media  tigereye   May-07-05 10:28 PM   #72 
  - It is their job to report FAIRLY and not print propaganda.  kerry-is-my-prez   May-06-05 03:17 PM   #14 
  - Their Is A Huge Difference Between The Facts,Faux Facts And Opinion......  Double T   May-06-05 03:22 PM   #16 
  - All too often the 'media' report what they think, not what they know.  spanone   May-06-05 03:31 PM   #19 
  - If you are talking about TV journalists  EC   May-06-05 03:32 PM   #20 
  - Election 2004  BeFree   May-06-05 03:34 PM   #21 
  - Those bears look menacing  Debi   May-06-05 03:34 PM   #22 
  - the Right Wing is really going to be pissed  Batgirl   May-06-05 03:35 PM   #23 
  - Please point out when the media has lied  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:39 PM   #26 
  - a previous poster included a list of  Batgirl   May-06-05 03:47 PM   #29 
     - There's plenty of media doing that  HEyHEY   May-06-05 03:52 PM   #32 
        - I can't make sense of your comment  Batgirl   May-06-05 04:15 PM   #37 
           - What I'm saying is sometimes there's things  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:18 PM   #40 
              - oh, you must be talking about how before the Iraq invasion  Batgirl   May-06-05 04:27 PM   #45 
                 - I never saw him treated that way  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:28 PM   #47 
                    - Maybe this will ring some bells about how Scott Ritter was treated  dissent1977   May-06-05 08:33 PM   #59 
  - Sorry, but it's the media's job to report the news.unvarnished and un-spun  SoCalDem   May-06-05 03:42 PM   #27 
  - Well said.  H2O Man   May-07-05 05:33 AM   #69 
  - It Is Their Job, However, To Reveal Everything They Can. . .  ProfessorGAC   May-06-05 03:43 PM   #28 
  - Downplaying what we do is NOT their job!  countryjake   May-06-05 04:08 PM   #36 
  - the media's job to fight my battles?  hfojvt   May-06-05 04:15 PM   #38 
  - Okay my original post applies to everyone except hfojvt  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:20 PM   #41 
  - Good point  Strawman   May-06-05 04:28 PM   #46 
  - I find CNN can be good or bad  HEyHEY   May-06-05 04:30 PM   #48 
     - it's hard to argue against the allure of the hostile media effect  Strawman   May-06-05 04:40 PM   #51 
  - They have to fight so we can know the truth.  neuvocat   May-06-05 04:50 PM   #54 
  - Now is we could just get them to 'report what they know'....  Jade Fox   May-06-05 05:31 PM   #57 
  - That's the problem. The media is not reporting what they know.  Cleita   May-06-05 08:35 PM   #60 
  - Excellent post, indeed.  October   May-06-05 08:38 PM   #61 
  - Reporting half truths is lying. Intellectual dishonesty is unethical  ultraist   May-06-05 08:44 PM   #62 
  - Almost 100 journalists died last year...25 in Iraq  HEyHEY   May-06-05 10:58 PM   #64 
  - False Question, A better one would be...  UdoKier   May-06-05 08:49 PM   #63 
  - Great post.  hunter   May-07-05 02:23 AM   #65 
  - The problem is, they don't report what they know, so that not enough of us  Is It Fascism Yet   May-07-05 04:23 AM   #67 
  - There is a lot of merit in what you say....  kentuck   May-07-05 05:30 AM   #68 
  - The media don't just report -  CJCRANE   May-07-05 05:59 AM   #70 

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