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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:18 PM
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I've HAD IT and I must rant.
Since the moment I woke up this morning, every time I flipped the channel to MSNBC there was "BREAKING NEWS" about that Karr guy.
Hours and hours after the plane took off it was STILL breaking news that he was on a flight. WHAT THE HELL? MSNBC has just stepped over the line into Faux territory with me. (Speaking of- Faux & CNN both were NOT doing hours and hours of breaking news on Karr- I checked) They do that breaking news shit all the time- and the story can be hours and hours old. After the first or second time you say it IT IS NOT BREAKING NEWS. It may be DEVELOPING or ONGOING but it is NOT breaking.
Add to that the fact that I am flipping offended about what they decree is breaking news......

Examples of BREAKING NEWS that is really NOT:

1. BREAKING NEWS: Mel Gibson issues apology

2. BREAKING NEWS: Condi Rice arrives at Bush Ranch

3. BREAKING NEWS: Karrs father says they haven't spoken in years


But just for the record folks~

It's not BREAKING NEWS when a soldier dies in this BS war!

It's not BREAKING NEWS when the President lies again and again!

It's not BREAKING NEWS when another family loses their home because of Bush policies!

and it most CERTAINLY is NOT BREAKING NEWS when a non white child is abducted, raped or murdered.


I'm also increasingly frustrated because they did a BREAKING NEWS report that he had champagne... prawns... chardonay...beer... And you know what? That's BULLSHIT. Whether he did it or not, he confessed to killing her. The bastard is obviously evil- why is he getting red carpet treatment? What really frustrates me is that the government wastes money on this shit and the media waste time reporting it. Karr gets a gourmet feast while our soldiers suffer in a war we shouldn't be in. Apparently our government is more interested in feeding child molesters than in... oh, I don't know- SAVING THE FUCKING VICTIMS OF KATRINA. And the media is more interested in reporting things that PISS YOU OFF... instead of keeping you informed about THE WORLD.

It's like being through the looking glass. It's SICK sick sick that people are more interested and invested in this story than in what is happening to our country- and the rest of the world. This story should absolutely not be BREAKING NEWS 24/7.
I sure as hell didn't see this as breaking news today:

Gunmen have opened fire on Shia Muslim pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 20 and injuring 300, officials say.


Move on... nothing to see here. Look over there!! It's Jonbenet's gardner!
:rant:
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:21 PM
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1. Righteous!
:toast:
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:23 PM
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2. I know the feeling
You'd probably have an informed opinion if the media actually concentrated on the FUCKING NEWS.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:25 PM
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3. They are all paid for by Rove eek
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:27 PM
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4. You missed the ghost story on CBS.
It seems that some exhibit of an old whaling ship has a ghost. *shocking*.
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Magical Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:27 PM
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5. Kill your TV
You'll be glad you did...
Stories are meant to infuriate...its one of the emotional 'hooks'.
Why expect truth from proven liars ? Sociopaths don't change.
It's all designed for your viewing displeasure.

Jerry Mander wrote a good book about 4 reasons to get rid of your TV,
I think it might open your eyes.

In the end, one of our main powers is choice.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:35 PM
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34. Killed mine in 1999
The only time I wished I had it was on Sept 11th 2001, but then I went to the blood donation center (with all of Austin) that day an saw more than I ever would have wanted to. I'm grateful not to have the infernal thing in my life. I get all the news I need from DU and Buzzflash, with a healthy smattering of whatever I want.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:20 PM
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57. I watch it to a limited extent,
basically to see what the people who have no other source of news are being fed.
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kymar57 Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:59 PM
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59. but..but..its pretty
and all the moving thingies..and the music
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:28 PM
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6. proper rant, it is all about 'the axiom of no expectations' with the bfee
that way they can run all around the landscape pushing buttons & pulling ropes & levers with impunity, as in 'look at my thumb gee you're dumb' and shit like that x(
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:30 PM
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7. What you said. K and R.
:kick:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:34 PM
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8. Remember, BREAKING NOOZ is meant to break your spirit. When
you view their dreck, think of it as just another SUV commercial. You know, something you see but don't register because your mind is blind to such repetitious drivel.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:36 PM
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9. It works for all of us-
but it is stuff like this that tells us WHY people are so fucking stoopid.
That breaking news shit is why idiots still vote republican- because they have no
clue what is really going on!
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:39 PM
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11. Exactly.
The media is no longer the media. It's the Corporate Propaganda Wing of PNAC.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:48 PM
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15. But how much Breaking Nooz can a person take and not have it
turn into an SUV commercial? I'll bet many of them don't register it as news either. Not all, but maybe the ones personally affected by the war (family or friends killed or injured).
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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:39 PM
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10. Funny how this became the new "Natalie Holloway"
right after Judge Taylor's decision on the NSA wiretapping and her conclusion that * is a criminal. :sarcasm: It's become the usual pattern. The other day I heard Thom Hartmann say that he has his suspicions that the regime called in markers with the Thai government to get them to extradict this guy and similarly, they got the British to prematurely arrest the supposed group of terrorist hijackers (before their investigation was complete) right around the time of the Lamont win. Couldn't possibly be to distract the sheeple now could it?
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:41 PM
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13. Yep. Isn't it "funny" how "news" stories like this
always pop up when something is happening that people SHOULD be paying attention to?
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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:46 PM
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14. You got it.
No coincidence, indeed.

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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:02 PM
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56. The week of the "confession" there was a story about teen pregnancy in
Canton, OH. It seems 65 of 1300 girls in the high school there are pregnant after abstinence only sex education. Now the school board is going to allow contraception to be discussed even though they will still emphasize abstinence. Small potatoes for the girls (and boys!) and their families, whose lives have been changed forever.

Don't understand why there wasn't more coverage - I'm sure a good number of those pregnant girls are blond and white, but go figure.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:37 AM
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48. Apparently they ran out of dead blondes,
so they had to recycle one when Judge Taylor blindsided them. Funny, I thought they had a warehouse full of missing blondes in Topeka.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:39 PM
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12. I hear you. It's what sells I guess. Especially local crime. That's
always been a staple of the 24/7 cable news folks. They used to specialize in car chases and such, but got the bug big time with OJ trial and never looked back.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:50 PM
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16. Got rid of my TV many years ago and have never been sorry.
Between BBC & NPR for radio, and with all the internet news sites, I've never missed TV -- and cable is now...what....$35 a month? pshhhh.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:01 PM
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18. Uh oh... You'd be HORRIFIED
To know what i pay for cable each month......


:blush:
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:09 PM
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21. You and me both
Its probably criminal. :evilgrin:
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:06 PM
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28. Probably! So please don't tell me -- what little I can afford to send
to D.U. every month provides more entertainment than TV possibly could, I think -- The only place I see TV is at the laundromat, and I'm always horrified at the garbage some folks sit there watching.

The blown-dry lip-glossed "news" seems especially inadequate after years of listening to BBC after 11 p.m.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:59 PM
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17. You said it !
I have found other things to watch because this is a bunch of bull, they all show the same thing every so called expert wants to tell us their spin so why have a trial.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:07 PM
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19. Oh Yeah, well take a look at the LBN Forum!!!
First the RULES! You have to look at these to even post in this forum, but a lot of Boneheads ignore these easily understood (by most people anyways) instructions:

Please be aware of the following restrictions when posting in Latest Breaking News:

1. Do not post opinion pieces, editorials, or other stories that are not news.

2. Do not post news that is more than 12 hours old.

3. Do not post duplicate topics about news events that have already been posted. Please note that we are very strict about duplicates in the Latest Breaking News forum. Multiple discussion threads about the same topic are not permitted. If you would like to share a new article about a news item that is already being discussed, please add it to the thread that is already open on that topic.

snip>
8. Do not post frivolous or off-topic news stories. The moderators of the Latest Breaking News forum have the authority to act as news editors, and may remove news stories that they do not consider appropriate for this forum.

9. All of our other rules for posting apply as well, including copyright rules.

Easy, huh? Now some examples of todays postings in LBN:

McCain Mines Bush Faithful for 2008 Team

Lieberman says Rumsfeld Should Quit

Nebraska to have a 2008 FEB caucus? (no link) state convention new

Anti-abortion activists eye inner cities

The ocean is slowly claiming Malasiga. They say it's global warming.

Ok, I feel better, I guess rules are meant to be broken. The media is not alone in it's inability to separate breaking news from the mundane or the mere somewhat interesting or the earth shattering from the routine. Don't be so hard on them. It must be very difficult after all, we have people who are unable to successfully differentiate braking news when provided with a clear nine point detailed list. As the Chief Executive himself will tell you, it's hard work!
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:09 PM
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20. That rant of yours would be a great LTTE
Clean up the shits, bullshits and bastards and send it off to your local papers! It is a good read which should have a wider audience.
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:56 PM
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27. It would make a great LTTE
if cleaned up, but perfect for sending via email. I don't think the networks are getting how pissed off we are. They really think that we are stupid to get it. I get enraged and pace over some of the shit that I see on corporate news.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:19 PM
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22. Haven't had a TV for 15 years.
Don't miss it either...except sometimes I HAVE NO FRIGGIN' IDEA what someone is talking about pop-culture wise, or from where those cute, suddenly ubiquitous phrases like 'don't go there' or 'talk to the hand' originate...
:wtf:

But I can live with that.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:14 AM
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36. Ramen to that, badgerpup!!!
Once we get people to spend just half as much time watching the corporate hate screens and spend it on fighting the corporate criminals we will defeat them.


TV Free is the way to Be.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:28 PM
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23. .........that's en-ter-tainment!
That's Entertainment
Tony Bennett
(Howard Deitz/Arthur Schwartz)

The clown with his pants falling down or the dance that's a dream of romance
Or the scene where the villain is mean.
That's entertainment!

The lights on the lady in tights or the bride with a guy on the side,
Or the ball where she gives him her all.
That's entertainment!

The plot can be hot, simply teeming with sex,
a gay divorcee who is after her "ex".
It can be Oedipus Rex, where a chap kills his father
and causes a lot of bother.
The clerk who is thrown out of work by the boss,
Who is thrown for a loss by the skirt who is doing him dirt.
The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 PM
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24. It's especially not news if you out a CIA agent.
You're right.

However, I learned a long time ago that the news wasn't news. Rememeber Clinton and the blue dress? Remember the Contras?

All you need to know is nicotine kills and cannibis is illegal. And the rest follows. It's all corporate, baby.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:41 PM
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49. The only difference btwn the BlueDress and this
is that the blue dress was designed to make you LOOK at the President, and this is designed to make you LOOK AWAY from the President. In both cases it's absolute bullshit but I have to say this wins. At least Clinton was doing his job....
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:41 PM
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53. Really. That's it.
And that means it's propaganda. Plain and simple. God this is sick! At least we have each other. Thanks.
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:51 PM
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25. Mr. Karr was brought forward to make sure the sheeple
heard little to nothing about the Court ruling that the freak in chief has broken federal law at least 30 times and his sorry ass belongs in prison

just like the previous weeks terra alert was brought out to minimize the damage of the Lamont win

just like.....the kazillion of times they've done this shit in the past - I have a tv and rarely watch and MSM hasn't been on in this house in AGES - except when company comes and then I have to be a nasty ass and tell them they are not allowed to watch FOX news in my house....
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:52 PM
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26. I suggest that you copy and paste
your rant and email it to MSNBC. I send rants at least weekly. At least someone there has to read it. I'm hoping one day it will make a difference.
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freedomburn Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:08 PM
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30. Just stop watching those cable news shows. They are polluting your mind.
And the commercials are brain washing you. It's all disinformation and propaganda.
There is no real news presented on those shows. Do yourself a favor. Get all of your news online.
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:25 PM
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33. I did quit watching.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:27 PM by blue cat
I quit watching after the election. Then I gave up my computer and the internet for a few months. Now I'm ready to watch again. I do send off rants to them because it makes me feel better, and I feel like it is necessary. I'm in a much better place now that my sisters are starting to change their minds about the Bush adminstration.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:06 PM
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29. JBR *IS* big news.... Hey look, something shiny!
So very, very shiny......
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:19 PM
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31. oh yeah.Can I EVER relate to this post.
"Move on... nothing to see here. Look over there!! It's Jonbenet's gardner!"

You have entered the Twilight Zone-Leave your common sense behind and join us for another episode on MSNBC,CNN or if you reeeally want a fantastical ride turn to Fox News,where Bush is King and worshipped by all!!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:22 PM
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32. The News is broken, that's for fucking sure. nt
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:58 PM
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35. Wonderful Rant! knr. ....n/t
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:19 AM
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37. #6 of the 14 Points of Fascism:
"Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common."

http://www.oldamericancentury.org/14pts.htm
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agentkgb Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:52 AM
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42. I was scared before
PLAN for a New American Century takes on a whole new meaning now.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:35 AM
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47. It's at the root of almost everything bushco does now.
Domestic and foreign.
Welcome to DU! :toast:
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:47 AM
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38. we know the score
Right now Corporate Goebbels are writing the "news".

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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:17 AM
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39. just for a stark contrast...
can you Imagine Walter Cronkite speaking these words:

Breaking News - Karr eats prawns and pat!
how absolutely ridiculous.

that is how far these 'journalists, reporters, newstertainers, producers, whatever' have fallen.

disgrace and shame on them!
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:42 PM
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50. Ooohhh... how right you are
Or Edward R. Murrow


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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:31 PM
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51. maybe an idea for one of our film makers here?
grab old news coverage footage of Cronkite, Murrow and the like, and dub them over with our current 'breaking news' stories...

runaway bride
prawns and pate
some people say
frist disagnoses from video tape
etc.



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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:22 AM
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40. Terry Schiavo Terry Schiavo Terry Schiavo Terry Schiavo Terry Schiavo
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:28 AM
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41. No, don't look behind that curtain! Look at this shiny thing.
Good boy.


:sarcasm:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:32 AM
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43. To quote the mighty colbert
It's not BREAKING NEWS when a soldier dies in this BS war!

It's not BREAKING NEWS when the President lies again and again!

It's not BREAKING NEWS when another family loses their home because of Bush policies!

and it most CERTAINLY is NOT BREAKING NEWS when a non white child is abducted, raped or murdered.


Those things are super depressing and media news is all about entertainment :sarcasm:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:33 AM
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44. A-men
Nice rant.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:35 AM
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45. I hope he gets the baby raper treatment by LA jail inmates
But, I suppose he's in some kind of choice solitary confinement eating more prawns.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:39 AM
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46. I am telling you....
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:31 PM
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52. I turned on MSNBC
this morning, to watch Imus (can't stand the man, but CNN was making me crazy). He was interviewing some guy, last name Rich (Frank Rich, perhaps-I don't remember, it was early). And Imus asked the guy if government officials purposely leak BS "news" to keep our minds off of the really bad shit happening, and Rich admitted that many times this DOES happen. He gave the example of Ashcroft holding a press conference in 2002 to announce "we'd" caught Jose Padilla (dirty bomb guy, or so they say); Asshat was on an official trip to Moscow and interrupted his "busy" schedule to announce this. But the point that nobody seemed to realize at the time was the Padilla had be caught weeks and weeks ago.

Fuckers. I have TV so I can watch the Simpsons and Family Guy. The news in this country is for the birds.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:50 PM
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54. Amen, brother!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 04:52 PM by Kajsa
I've HAD IT with the John Karr stories, too.

OK- they may have solved a 10 year old murder case
wonderful, MOVE ON!!!!!!

Let's face it, MSM's priorities have been screwed up
for years!

When Monica Lewinsky's involvement with Bill Clinton
preempts the Pope's first visit to Cuba, EVER since
Fidel came into power, something is very FU*KED UP !

The rest of the world was laughing at us! "Your president
had an affair ?- BFD! Our's has a couple on the side!"
This is NOT Major World NEWS!!!!

My blood pressure is rising ,fast.
Hey-thanks for posting this.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:58 PM
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55. You'll have that story until there isn't a shred of gossip
they can squeeze out of it because doofus Abrams is the programmer. Get rid of that daffy duck sounding loser of a manager and

maybe there will be a chance to get a little Iraq news. He wets himself talking about that Ramsey stuff. Little strange. You'd think

he was in the house.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:51 PM
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58. Stop watching! You don't have to throw away the TV. Just
stop watching these fake news stations.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:52 PM
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60. Perspective from Democracy Now!
TV Networks Focus on JonBenet Ramsey Case Over NSA Ruling

The major court ruling on the National Security Agency surveillance program has received scant coverage from the nations three major networks. On Thursday, ABC, CBS and NBC all led their nightly broadcasts with the latest in the 1996 murder case of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. ABC devoted twice as much time in its broadcast to Ramsey as it did to the NSA story. CBS offered seven times as much airtime to Ramsey as it did to the NSA story. And NBC devoted 15 times more airtime to Ramsey.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/21/134...

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