Home | Community | Message Board


Phytoextractum
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Scales

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]
InvisibleStarchild
Stranger
Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 77
Your opinion of the national news media?
    #4413618 - 07/17/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Out of pure curiosity, I'd just like to know what everyone's opinion of the national media is. I'm asking specifically about your opinion of prime time television news shows that air on the major networks every night, which I believe is the most popular form of news distribution in the USA. Do you think they provide a balanced presentation of the issues that are affecting our country and the world, or do you think they focus on things that cause concern among the public (scare tactics) in order to gain an authoratative presence? Maybe you even think our government has an influence on the media?Whatever your opinion, I'd like to know. I think it would be an entertaining discussion!


--------------------
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRedstorm
Prince of Bugs
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 44,174
Last seen: 3 months, 18 days
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4413679 - 07/17/05 02:31 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think primetime news shows exactly what the American public wants to see, which is murder, car crashes, kidnappings, and scandals.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleStarchild
Stranger
Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 77
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4413714 - 07/17/05 02:39 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Couldn't you also argue that the public wants to see those things because that's what it has come to expect from years of watching those things on the news? In that case, isn't the national news doing an incredible disservice to its viewers? Personally I can't even watch prime time news anymore because of how sensational it has become. There's always a new "threat to society" or a threat to your life personally that they blow out of proportion. And when those threats are later debunked, you don't hear them apologize for getting everyone worked up about it. I think it's irresponsible and they are much more focused on attracting viewers so that they can make more money than actually reporting relevant news.


--------------------
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRedstorm
Prince of Bugs
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 44,174
Last seen: 3 months, 18 days
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4413733 - 07/17/05 02:44 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Nah, people love being on the edge of their seat. They always want to be in the front row to see disaster. That is why traffic slows down to a snail's pace on the expressway while passing a wreck, even if no lanes are blocked. People love death and destruction.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleStarchild
Stranger
Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 77
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4413808 - 07/17/05 03:01 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

So it sounds like you're saying that the prime time news we have today is entertainment and that in order to get the real news, we have to look elsewhere. Which I would agree is the case.


--------------------
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRedstorm
Prince of Bugs
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 44,174
Last seen: 3 months, 18 days
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4413810 - 07/17/05 03:02 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

:thumbup:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineJesusChrist
Son Of God
Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 1,459
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4413826 - 07/17/05 03:06 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

News now exists to make a profit. It caters to the lowest common denomiatior. It is also a fucking soap opera. Did he kill his wife? What happened to the high school sweethart? Blah blah fucking blah.

I love the internet because I can screen things out. Man do I love that. Maybe what I care about wouldn't sell to the mass market millions, but thank God I don't have to pay attention to that.

I think another good question is about our culture and news. Once upon a time we had no internet, no cable, and only three major broadcast networks delivering the "truth". Now we have infinite sources. We used to all "drink from the same well", and that is no longer the case. Name the last time we had a true national consensue on any issue? One of the things I like about this forum is the wealth of sources and divergent viewpoints. I even cherish some of the crackpots.

News is changing. I get more info from the Powerline (Powerlineblog.com) than I do from any of the big three broadcast networks. I don't even remember when the last time I watched a network newscast.


--------------------
Tastes just like chicken


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleStarchild
Stranger
Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 77
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4413847 - 07/17/05 03:15 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

JesusChrist said:
I love the internet because I can screen things out. Man do I love that. Maybe what I care about wouldn't sell to the mass market millions, but thank God I don't have to pay attention to that.

I think another good question is about our culture and news. Once upon a time we had no internet, no cable, and only three major broadcast networks delivering the "truth". Now we have infinite sources. We used to all "drink from the same well", and that is no longer the case. Name the last time we had a true national consensue on any issue? One of the things I like about this forum is the wealth of sources and divergent viewpoints. I even cherish some of the crackpots.

News is changing. I get more info from the Powerline (Powerlineblog.com) than I do from any of the big three broadcast networks. I don't even remember when the last time I watched a network newscast.




I agree with these points you make. The internet is full of alternative news sources that just report the facts and nothing else, which is a very important thing. Once the rest of this country wakes up and realizes how insufficient the news they get from TV is, I think that's going to spell the end of network broadcasts as we know them today.


--------------------
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

-Mahatma Gandhi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineJesusChrist
Son Of God
Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 1,459
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4413857 - 07/17/05 03:18 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think that the networks still do news because they can still make a profit catering to aging baby boomers who still give them brand loyalty.

I don't watch them, and I doubt my kids will. They are on their last leg. It is an end of an era.


--------------------
Tastes just like chicken


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleKrishna
कृष्ण,LOL
 User Gallery

Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 23,284
Loc: oakland
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4414247 - 07/17/05 11:11 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Starchild said:
So it sounds like you're saying that the prime time news we have today is entertainment and that in order to get the real news, we have to look elsewhere. Which I would agree is the case.




my thoughts exactly...


--------------------




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleAnnapurna1
liberal pussy
Female User Gallery
Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 5,646
Loc: innsmouth..MA
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4414359 - 07/17/05 12:25 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

why..fair and balanced..of course :razz:...


--------------------


"anchor blocks counteract the process of pontiprobation..while omalean globes regulize the pressure"...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRedstorm
Prince of Bugs
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 44,174
Last seen: 3 months, 18 days
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Annapurna1]
    #4414385 - 07/17/05 12:38 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

For every Fox News, there are 3 Newsweeks. People who complain about conservative news sources should realize there are many more biased liberal news sources.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSilversoul
Rhizome
Male User Gallery

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 23,576
Loc: The Barricades
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4414401 - 07/17/05 12:41 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Redstorm said:
For every Fox News, there are 3 Newsweeks. People who complain about conservative news sources should realize there are many more biased liberal news sources.



This is true. However, most liberal news sources don't lean as far to the left as Fox does to the right. To find the left-wing equivalent of Fox, you'd have to look at publications like the Guardian.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleKrishna
कृष्ण,LOL
 User Gallery

Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 23,284
Loc: oakland
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Silversoul]
    #4414467 - 07/17/05 01:02 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Paradigm said:
Quote:

Redstorm said:
For every Fox News, there are 3 Newsweeks. People who complain about conservative news sources should realize there are many more biased liberal news sources.



This is true. However, most liberal news sources don't lean as far to the left as Fox does to the right. To find the left-wing equivalent of Fox, you'd have to look at publications like the Guardian.




and even then, i would say that they aren't as far to the left as fox news is to the right. for example, there is no major media outlet in the US, and very few in europe, that don't inherently accept capitalism as a given for our society. i can't take people seriously when they say the democrats are a 'left wing' party - sure they are more to the left than the republicans, but when compared on a full spectrum of political thought, they are quite right wing. while i'm not in agreement with the majority of things that 'left wing' parties in denmark (enhedslisten and socialistisk folkepartie, mainly) say, i think it is refreshing to have their points of view present, and i think it hurts the state of political debate in the US that no such parties exist (on a big enough scale to have any effect/voice)


--------------------




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSilversoul
Rhizome
Male User Gallery

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 23,576
Loc: The Barricades
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Krishna]
    #4414502 - 07/17/05 01:09 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

We're only talking about the liberal news media, not the socialist news media. If there were a socialist(or other non-capitalist) news network, it would be on the extreme fringe of American politics.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleShroomOmatic
Ethno Apprentice
Male User Gallery
Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 2,373
Loc: Sailing the Seas of Chees...
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4414510 - 07/17/05 01:10 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Redstorm said:
I think primetime news shows exactly what the American public wants to see, which is murder, car crashes, kidnappings, and scandals.




Well said and very true.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleGijith
Daisy Chain Eater

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 2,400
Loc: New York
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4414560 - 07/17/05 01:25 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Most news is psychological product, same as any other form of media...
In America, most of it is slightly liberal. I think this mostly stems from two things: Back when most news organizations were starting, liberal media probably sold a little bit better. And the majority of people who wish to make a career out of journalism are liberal. Both of these things might have been so subtle and slow to develop, that they were unnoticeable to those within the media. There was probably a conscious effort to be balanced. But, as I think we've all seen, there's no such thing as being perfectly balanced. And they drifted to the left... Now, the incredible success of Fox News has shown us that the media sold to liberals for way too long. As more conservatives began thirsting for news over the past decades, there was nothing that really connected with them. At least nothing they could turn to without feeling biased. It seems that Americans desperately want to believe they're getting the whole unbiased story, which is just silly. To check how 'balanced' it is, all a media source needs to do is survey its prime market.


--------------------
what's with neocons and the word 'ilk'?


Edited by Gijith (07/17/05 01:27 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineFrankieJustTrypt
and fell

Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 537
Loc: MI
Last seen: 2 years, 5 months
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Gijith]
    #4414615 - 07/17/05 01:42 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

consolidated and sucky


--------------------
If you want a free lunch, you need to learn how to eat good advice.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineIts Pat
Don't OD dipshit nub.
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 7,998
Loc: THAT MAKES ME BETTER THAN...
Last seen: 2 years, 15 days
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4414688 - 07/17/05 02:08 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I watch more news on BBC-AMerica than I watch U.S. news; by like a 99.5% to 0.5% ratio.


--------------------

BigUpRadio
WorldReggaeShow
DreaderThanDread - Listen!
(druqs said) don't get arsey, just get RC.


Edited by Its Pat (07/17/05 02:10 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemoog
Stranger

Registered: 02/15/05
Posts: 1,296
Re: Your opinion of the national news media? [Re: Starchild]
    #4414734 - 07/17/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think Jesus summed it pretty well.

But for the most part, the news put out by the major media is for entertainment purposes. If information doesn't relate directly to your life, it should be recognized rightly as entertainment. People always want to be entertained, even by the news.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]

Amazon Shop for: Scales

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Support Diversity and Openness in our Nation's Media silversoul7 393 5 05/28/03 02:11 AM
by z@z.com
* Who Rules America? Who Owns The Media? - The Facts usefulidiot 1,491 13 01/18/05 08:00 AM
by GazzBut
* Ted Turner on Big Media afoaf 504 2 08/03/04 05:29 PM
by afoaf
* Intelligence network worries the right, left ekomstop 752 0 10/05/04 03:38 PM
by ekomstop
* Shocking Inside DC Scandal Rumor: A Media Ethics Dilemma
( 1 2 3 all )
lonestar2004 2,864 50 02/21/08 04:59 PM
by Gijith
* "Constitution" Restoration Act.... A new low in Act naming.. FrankieJustTrypt 730 5 11/08/04 09:09 AM
by Phred
* Networks That Hyped Haditha 'Massacre' Now Ignore Acquittal
( 1 2 all )
lonestar2004 2,081 38 06/10/08 09:55 PM
by johnm214
* Liberal Bias In The Media
( 1 2 3 all )
luvdemshrooms 2,546 41 07/30/03 03:52 PM
by luvdemshrooms

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Prisoner#1, Enlil
2,163 topic views. 0 members, 4 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Magic-Mushrooms-Shop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.067 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 16 queries.