Author Topic: The left is eating itself  (Read 1638 times)

Castanza

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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2020, 06:00:29 AM »
Two quotes sum up the Left.

"Men rise from one ambition  to the next,  first to secure  themselves against attack, then to attack others"

Machiavelli


Then a more modern take

"The more you scream for equality, the more your unconscious is going to admire dominance."

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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2020, 06:52:49 AM »
From a non US perspective - it seems to me that the structure of US media is that is biased one way or the other.  eg Fox News and there are plenty on the other side.  All paid journalists are required by their employer to tilt one way or another.  So why is this is a particular issue?


Simply because they are not honest about it. If you state you are a biased opinion journalist on either side - good for you - exactly what I'd expect.

When you masquerade as "unbiased", just delivering the news - then it's a scam on the people. Many of these jokers don't even try and
hide their bias anymore - but tell you they are being totally objective.
Kinda like those folks who claim they are fair and balanced.

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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 06:59:55 AM »
From a non US perspective - it seems to me that the structure of US media is that is biased one way or the other.  eg Fox News and there are plenty on the other side.  All paid journalists are required by their employer to tilt one way or another.  So why is this is a particular issue?


Simply because they are not honest about it. If you state you are a biased opinion journalist on either side - good for you - exactly what I'd expect.

When you masquerade as "unbiased", just delivering the news - then it's a scam on the people. Many of these jokers don't even try and
hide their bias anymore - but tell you they are being totally objective.
Kinda like those folks who claim they are fair and balanced.

Or those that claim to be the "most trusted name in news."
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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2020, 07:03:51 AM »
yep. Those too.

I actually don't see how you can call yourself news if most of your content is opinion and editorial.

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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2020, 05:54:31 PM »
yep. Those too.

I actually don't see how you can call yourself news if most of your content is opinion and editorial.

CNN has ceased to be a news channel a long time ago. Fox News never really claimed to be a news channel. Both are infotainment.
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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2020, 06:15:45 PM »
yep. Those too.

I actually don't see how you can call yourself news if most of your content is opinion and editorial.

CNN has ceased to be a news channel a long time ago. Fox News never really claimed to be a news channel. Both are infotainment.

If Biden wins, CNN is going to have to find a way to fill all the space currently taken up by articles like "Top Doc Slams Trump's Fast Food Diet".

If Trump wins then they'll have to invest in a bigger font.  I've often wondered who sets the size of the headline on the splash-page, and if they keep a few levels in reserve in case THE BIGGEST STORY YET comes along.


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Re: The left is eating itself
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2020, 08:08:47 PM »
yep. Those too.

I actually don't see how you can call yourself news if most of your content is opinion and editorial.

CNN has ceased to be a news channel a long time ago. Fox News never really claimed to be a news channel. Both are infotainment.

If Biden wins, CNN is going to have to find a way to fill all the space currently taken up by articles like "Top Doc Slams Trump's Fast Food Diet".

If Trump wins then they'll have to invest in a bigger font.  I've often wondered who sets the size of the headline on the splash-page, and if they keep a few levels in reserve in case THE BIGGEST STORY YET comes along.
I honestly don't understand this idea that CNN has something to do with news. When Jeff Zucker (reality TV producer) was put in charge in at at CNN years ago what did people expect? He ain't exactly Marty Barron. That place is a joke. I actually think that the credit should go to John Stewart of all people who has been making fun of both Fox and CNN for about a decade. And that was before the current Trump circus got started,

These are not news networks. They are entertainment networks.

I actually think that there's an investment angle here. I'm just not quite sure what it is.