Why is the News Media Largely Ignoring Margaret Hassan? - Page 2




 
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October 27th, 2004  
battery
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
For one reason: the media suck.

Just the news

Oh, and Vh1/Mtv
October 27th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Mtv Italy is so much left leaning. How bout Mtv USA ?
October 27th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
One reason:
Because she is married to a Iraqi man for 30 years and holds a Iraqi passport too, so.
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October 28th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
MTV has been the meeting point of closet communists since it was first made.
October 28th, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ravensword227
The terrorist want us to broadcast these kidnappings/executions so we will want retribution. They want us to be sickened and put pressure on the government to do something drastic. The terrorist want us to act heavy-handedly, so they can gain insurgency support. The media is smart enough not to become a medium for the terrorists to intimidate and coerce the American people.

Kill one, frighten a thousand Sun Tzu
good answer. but that's exactly what it is. there are 4 parts to terrorism, the target of terror (the public), the target of violence (Margaret Hassan in this case), target of demands (the gov), and target of attention (media). the point of terrorism is to get to all of those targets, not just to kill random people. they realise that FEAR is what rules the people, and they capitalize on it.
October 28th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yes, but then the media should be patriotic EVERYTIME, not just pick up what they want. What is good to blame the gov, they pick it up for "freedom of expression". What would confirm the gov theories and reasons is put aside4 "because it'd work as a medium of terror and that's precisely what terrorists want".

Ain't showing our fire's victims and not showing OUR victims instead, siding with the enemy? Aint that what they want? The media are unfortunately the makers of this misunderstood "relativistic" way of being.
October 28th, 2004  
egoz
 
I think the media should be completely unbias and report things how they are. It'll never be that way, but that's what it is supposed to be. The media is supposed to inform the people of events and let the people decide how to interpret them. The problem is the media likes to spin things to be more dramatic then they really are to get ratings.
October 28th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Exactly. The media are less mature than people are.