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Hipocrisy in the mainstream media

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Posted 05-11-2013 at 02:18 AM by SmashMouth

Why is it do you think this continues to emanate in the mainstream media today? We have so many more options from which to choose now...
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    homerj07's Avatar
    Media is "for profit". This means it works for a business entity & that entity has its own agenda.

    MSNBC won't report poorly on (I think) GE

    ABC/ESPN won't say anything against Disney

    Fox... Well I can't figure them out. Are the just stupid OR are they stupid like a Fox? (Hah - I kill me)
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    Posted 05-11-2013 at 04:55 PM by homerj07 homerj07 is offline

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    TheOak's Avatar
    Getting the "scoop" depends heavily on favorability, which depends heavily on historical news concerning the entity that the station/newspaper wants the insider info from.

    Typically a news station/paper models the views of their Editor in Chief, or owner.
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    Posted 05-14-2013 at 11:43 AM by TheOak TheOak is offline
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    Halo's Avatar
    It's ALL about the money.
    Same thing with "Documentaries" we see on PBS or cable tv. A documentary is produced (funded) by a person or group. That group always has an agenda. Fortunately most have an educational/historical purpose, while others attempt to re-write history.

    People in America need to learn how to think and develop opinions of their own without the need to be led around like sheep at pasture.
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    Posted 05-16-2013 at 11:14 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Halo View Comment
    It's ALL about the money.
    Same thing with "Documentaries" we see on PBS or cable tv. A documentary is produced (funded) by a person or group. That group always has an agenda. Fortunately most have an educational/historical purpose, while others attempt to re-write history.

    People in America need to learn how to think and develop opinions of their own without the need to be led around like sheep at pasture.
    Good parenting?
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    Posted 05-18-2013 at 09:35 AM by SmashMouth SmashMouth is offline
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    People in America need to learn how to think and develop opinions of their own without the need to be led around like sheep at pasture.
    It's a lot less work to be a sheep than the shepherd. It's much easier to adopt someone else's opinion than to think for yourself.
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    Posted 05-18-2013 at 05:08 PM by Utah_Saint Utah_Saint is offline
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    Money money money MOW-NAY!
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    Posted 07-30-2013 at 09:27 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
 
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