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Old 08-23-2014, 12:55 AM   #331
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It's a bit of a shame the press only covers violent protests. A peaceful protest (like the last few nights) simply doesn't make the news. I think the African American community has some legitimate complaints - yet, the press gives little voice unless there is is a tragedy or violent protest. Thus - for the sake of news (money) they encourage future violent protests.
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But if one were to suggest that maybe we need more state-funded media that do not bow to the whims of corporations and their bottom lines, I'm often told that would be a march towards socialism.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #333
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But if one were to suggest that maybe we need more state-funded media that do not bow to the whims of corporations and their bottom lines, I'm often told that would be a march towards socialism.
I'm not sure about that either. I don't think we want whichever party is in power controlling the media.

I guess we just have to realize the "news" is a competitive market and watch the most neutral source in hopes that it builds enough of a following to survive.
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I'm not sure about that either. I don't think we want whichever party is in power controlling the media.



I guess we just have to realize the "news" is a competitive market and watch the most neutral source in hopes that it builds enough of a following to survive.

If neutrality means false equivalency on topics such as climate change, then no. One of the biggest problems in today's mainstream media is the idea that both sides need to be given equal time, even if one is absolutely completely wrong.


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If neutrality means false equivalency on topics such as climate change, then no. One of the biggest problems in today's mainstream media is the idea that both sides need to be given equal time, even if one is absolutely completely wrong.


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This needs to be said over and over and over and over. Thank you.


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Old 08-24-2014, 08:49 AM   #336
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I'm not sure about that either. I don't think we want whichever party is in power controlling the media.

I guess we just have to realize the "news" is a competitive market and watch the most neutral source in hopes that it builds enough of a following to survive.
Or watch and or read all of it and then make up your own mind.

Nahhhh let's just let someone tell us what to think. It's easier that way.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:01 PM   #337
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Or watch and or read all of it and then make up your own mind.

Nahhhh let's just let someone tell us what to think. It's easier that way.
That's basically what I try to do with my google feeds...just a bit cumbersome.
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If neutrality means false equivalency on topics such as climate change, then no. One of the biggest problems in today's mainstream media is the idea that both sides need to be given equal time, even if one is absolutely completely wrong.


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Climate change in general Or man-made climate change? As for the latter, filtering out opinion, it would seem that some scientists believe there isn't enought evidence to point to either conclusion absolutely.

I guess a point that would support news that dealt with impartial facts covering multiple perspectives as being the best option.

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If a network presents creationism as a viable hypothesis on how the world was made, they should be stripped of their broadcasting privileges by the FCC.
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Climate change in general Or man-made climate change? As for the latter, filtering out opinion, it would seem that some scientists believe there isn't enought evidence to point to either conclusion absolutely.

I guess a point that would support news that dealt with impartial facts covering multiple perspectives as being the best option.

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97% of all climate scientists believe that the planet is warming and that humans are at least partially responsible. That belief is based on many scientific observations across various different areas of the sciences. The science is settled. Climate change deniers should not be given any time in media unless it's to point out how absolutely stupid and harmful to the planet they are.


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So restrict a dissenting voice that says it may be inconclusive? I'm not talking about overt deniers


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If a network presents creationism as a viable hypothesis on how the world was made, they should be stripped of their broadcasting privileges by the FCC.
Are you that insecure in your own belief system, that you feel the other side needs to be silenced? Thankfully that's not the way the system works.
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Are you that insecure in your own belief system, that you feel the other side needs to be silenced? Thankfully that's not the way the system works.
We are talking about science, not a belief system.

Belief systems belong in philosophy and religious studies classes, not broadcast news which is in theory fact-based.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #345
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We are talking about science, not a belief system.

Belief systems belong in philosophy and religious studies classes, not broadcast news which is in theory fact-based.
You choose to believe the theory is right, right? Even though you have absolutely no way of knowing for 100% sure that it's fact. No one spites you this. But at the end of the day, it's still a belief system. You shouldn't be allowed to silence people who don't agree with you because you've labeled one philosophy and one science.
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