The Media Industry

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  1. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    Doesn't surprise me. Looking at his Twitter his TDS looks to be even worse than yours.:p
     
  2. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    He got it bad then.

    I guess Michael Flynn is a general as well. So they’re on the opposite ends of the spectrum
     
  3. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Romney was very rich before he jumped in the pig pen of politics.
    And when you were listing pigs you inadvertently appear to have left off the loudest squealer of them all———President Bone Spur!!!!

    OINK!!
     
  4. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    Flynn is Q Anon. Hayden is Blue Anon.:)
     
  5. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    But he’s not an obese pig because he grew at least an inch in his 70’s to trick the BMI charts.
     
  6. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    He works for CNN so he has absolutely no credibility.
     
  7. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    That fraud would be all I needed to know to vote for an addle brained socialist that is destroying our international credibility, economy, and border. Fug that fat azz Trump and his record unemployment and economy!
     
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  8. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Since CNN, msmbc, fox, oan have zero credibility, who does?
     
  9. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    My momma, may she Rest In Peace.
     
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  10. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

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  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    At this point, almost nobody. We basically don't have a media anymore when it comes to politics, which is itself becoming broader and broader. Instead, we have competing partisan propagandists who fake being legitimate media. You can still find individuals within the media who are less hackish than the norm. For example, Chris Wallace on Fox at least tries to be fair most of the time. Brett Baier often does too. I think Jake Tapper at CNN tries at times. The rest of both networks are ****, and I gave up on MSNBC years ago, so I have no idea anymore and don't care. The most credibility now is held by those who admit to their ideological biases.
     
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  12. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    There are probably Democrats who are attacked as more anti-cop than they actually are. It's not unfair to point out facts that diminish the characterization of all Democrats as soft on crime. The problem I have is that this same journalist won't do the same thing to Democratic attacks on Republicans that aren't entirely fair or even total ********.
     
  14. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

    No doubt there are Democrats who want law and order. I just felt the broadbrush was typical of the media running cover for all of them.

    They just had a shoot out on 6th Street and 14 people were wounded. Incredibly, there were no deaths. One perp has been detained and the other is at large. In the article it was revealed the Austin PD is down almost 300 officers due to retirements and suspension of cadet classes. Some of the City Council came right out and said we need to hire more cops. Others were silent on that point.

    Here is the Mayor's comment:

    "Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, "The uptick in gun violence locally is part of a disturbing rise in gun violence across the country … One thing is clear – greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety."
     
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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  16. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    I like “niggas in Paris”, but that’s a long way from Austin.
     
  17. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  18. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Deez, I find individuals who don't work for news corporations to be more trustworthy. In general they are motivated personally to find out what is going on, they don't have alliances that bias their reporting, and they don't have enough money and cover to protect them if they were being dishonest.

    The problem is you have to find them and vet them on your own.
     
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  19. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    mchammer, the US would be in a much better place now if Americans would have taken McCarthy serious and kicked the Reds out of the government completely and completed the blacklisting of Hollywood.
     
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  20. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    I mean the VP made her reputation by putting drug offenders in jail. She was a ruthless prosecutor of black males. The Democrats are now more aligned with Neocon foreign policy than Republican voters. They are much more likely to start a war in Syria. Good on Biden that he has backed off in Yemen a bit. But it wouldn't surprise me if things lit up again in the ME with Biden.
     
  21. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    McCartyism. Still vilified by the very communist media it sought to get rid of.
     
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  22. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    OMG. Someone exhaling McCarthyism. We are about two years away from “I-35 interchange is stupid, you know who had good roads? Germany in the 1930’s, that’s who”.
     
  23. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    McCarthy was correct. Go look. Once the USSR fell the records were opened and the USCP and guys high up in the Democratic Party were communicating with Moscow directly or KGB. It was really ugly.

    He was an ******* and accused a few that weren't Commies and and verbally attacked political opponents of all shades. But he was right there were Commies all through the Democratic Party of the 40s and 50s. Eisenhower wanted to play nice with the Left and Republicans went along because he was a great general. But he was a squish when it came to political ideology.
     
  24. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Plenty of them do good work, but your average American isn't going to find the time to research and vet them. That's makes it tough for them to have a big impact.
     
  25. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Worse yet, when the average American confuses opinion with fact. The blurring of those lines in media and wannabe media "bloggers" has demonstrated just how ignorant many Americans have become. Collectively, we abandoned critical thinking skills in search for content that confirms our personal biases.
     
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  26. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    I know one in particular that repeats falsehoods.
     
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  27. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    To the average American these days that is their ‘vetting’. But in fairness today’s schools don’t teach critical thinking they are too busy reeducating sexual orientation. Makes me sick.
     
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  28. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    From my experience (sons in college AND a wife that previously taught Middle School social studies) they ARE teaching the kids to think on their own. This is the one aspect of the American education system excels at compared to the rest of the world.

    Critically analyzing the biases of the content they are consuming has led to them questioning some of the indoctrination we did as parents and as a society. Millennials are resistant to group think and are generally well informed.
     
  29. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    And you have empirical evidence of this, right?
     
  30. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

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