About Denying The Facts
|August 4th, 2011||#1|
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Denying The Facts info
This is the link to the story and the video on "The Last Word" web site: http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/_ne...deo-yes-really
|August 4th, 2011||#2|
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You cannot even begin to understand media PC, IMHO, until you come to Scandinavia. Even the tabloids are PG-13, and this is NOT about sex. I personally believe there is a difference between media reporting ethics and media PC. Also IMHO, (since I do not consider myself a media expert, just a mere observer), MSNBC, which is, after all, in spite of the generally known and tacitly accepted garden variety "liberal media bias" one can easily correct for, a reputable and mature media organization, was leaning more towards attempting to open up a debate regarding this media reporting ethics rather than to convey a PC message.
I am actually somewhat surprised that in Europe there hasn't been more soul searching within the media after the 22nd July 2011 mass murderous terrorist attack of the Kingdom of Norway...but what can you expect from "Academia" ?!
As an aside observation, I must say that I resented to a certain degree the Duke University expert opinion I heard a couple of days ago that the Norwegian psychopathic terrorist criminal was quite "influenced" by the American media just based on that list of persons and organisations linked to that pathological document that criminal authored. The reality is that he was more influenced by some Internet based sources, of which the American ones are indeed the oldest and most developed ones, but that does not mean that one can blame in an undue generalizing fashion the whole of American media, or even, as that particular expert seemed to imply by his totally careless choice of words, American political discourse & culture. That particular expert should ethically have been much more careful when generating his own 5 minutes sound bite.
I cannot emphasise more the need for clarity after a traumatic large scale incident. I also cannot emphasise more the need for all to learn, and attempt to be selectively critically discriminative when using the Internet for research or information, plus always double check who the heck is the "author" opining or reporting over there, and if in doubt, verify with other reputable info sources, such as established & mature "real" newspapers or TV channels, encyclopedias, scientific or scholarly journals & sites, etc., because:
1. there is much "junk" floating out there with absolutely no informative value;
2. the on-line medium "chatter" itself lends towards a certain background buzzing "noise" of mostly advertising based misinformation one always needs to correct for when attempting to actually learn something new, and subsequently formulate one's own opinions.
It is FORBIDDEN & ILLEGAL (cf. Nuremberg Code & Art. 29 of UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights) to promote, encourage, aid, abet, attempt, and/or commit suicide.
Last edited by roamsk; August 4th, 2011 at 05:48.. Reason: spacing, adding 2 commas, and the word "and"
|August 4th, 2011||#4|
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It's getting worse for many Christians in this day and age. Anything about God, Christ, etc... and we get hammered. But Muslims are subject to "racism" and "prejudice" so it gets downplayed now.
I will never understand how one religion can be subject to hate crimes and there's nothing wrong with it, mostly like nothing ever happened.
Another religion has the same crimes against them and they played over and over on the news.
Anyways, just an issue that affects many different people day in and day out, religion is only one example.
*on a side note, everyone notice how the minority has the say now? no more majority rules*
|August 5th, 2011||#5|
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I give this example of what is taught in US Universities and Colleges, this is a seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center of Harvard University in April 2011.
The seminar was titled - Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience, and here are the published themes:
From “Cannon Fodder” to “Enhanced Survivability”: The Birth of the Vulnerable Soldier
• ‘Shell-Shock,’ PTSD and Mental Preparedness: Trauma Culture and Its Aftermath
• Army Alpha, Army Beta: Screening, Selection, and the Making of Military Kinds
• From Ethical Lapses to Professional Failings: Soldiering as a Vocation
• Enlightened Occupiers: From ‘Hearts and Minds’ to the Human Terrain Teams
• Armies for Hire: Privatized Defense and Corporate Warfare
• ‘Accidental Guerillas,’ Child-Soldiers, and Other Paramilitaries
• International Soldiers: Military Humanitarianism, Peace Corps, and Human Rights Training
• Identity Politics Goes to War: From ‘Blue Discharge’ to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Beyond
• The Paris-Match Saluting “Negro” and Other Mythologies: the Soldier as Signifier
• Reorganizing the Military-Industrial Complex: New Media and Warfare Simulation
Notice every theme, except maybe the last, is negative. Is it any wonder that our media is biased?
|August 5th, 2011||#6|
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I dunno where you get your news from, but I've seen no special attention paid to the fact the the Norwegian nutter was a Christian, except perhaps to show that he was not a Islamist fanatic.
"I am totally responsible for what I write,... however I cannot be held responsible for your complete inability to understand"
Last edited by senojekips; August 5th, 2011 at 04:01..
|August 5th, 2011||#7|
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"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." -Thomas Aquinas
And going back to the main discussion, any type of media source is going to twist the story to their perspective. It doesn't matter if here in the states, it Left or Right wing media, I don't know if the BBC changes anything, I tend to pay attention more to them, due to American media being a bunch of bull half the time.
|August 5th, 2011||#8|
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"Faith", is the last resort of those who do not wish to face the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche, 1884 - 1900
|August 5th, 2011||#9|
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I clearly stated the following:
Maybe what he knew as truth was wrong? We won't know until we die. Even scientists aren't sure.
|August 6th, 2011||#10|
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Belief does not "have" to change, but if they do not advance and seek truth, you may as well have been born without any higher brain function, all you need is that which keeps you alive. If that is what being religious is about, count me out.
Can you name me one belief that has been shown to have "advanced in the wrong direction" (as you put it) for 2000 years?
Last edited by senojekips; August 6th, 2011 at 21:54..
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