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Old 03-20-2003, 10:02 PM   #16
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I have NEVER seen a report on the Meggie Party by any of the American media outlets.

UNACCEPTABLE.
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thanks for the opinions/suggestions, I have found that the best way to get news in through newspapers, read certain writers consistently that you are aware of thier background and other writings while reading them

tv kinda sucks, but they are up to the minute........
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Ok, this is the thread to defend myself. I am one of the media in question -- I work for the Wall St. Journal's web site. Honestly, I don't think some of you understand how we work on a daily basis to be getting information out there. For our daytime coverage, we draw from several sources including the Associated Press and Reuters, both of which have a reputation for being great unbiased news organizations.

But we can't be everywhere and do everything. We're getting reports from our reporters imbedded with troops, reports from briefings, reports from other sources in the field. We try our hardest to cover both sides. We have done a fair job, I believe, covering both sides. Two weeks ago, for example, we ran an editoral from the head of the IAEA asking for more time for inspections.

The US gov't spent $1.5 million on a media facility in Qatar for briefings. There are several hundred reporters inbedded with US troops. Ask yourselves why the US is doing this and you will understand why most news organizations that don't have the resources of a NY Times or WSJ have to rely on information slanted toward the US.

Also remember who they have to report to. Unfortunately, sales of the Omaha World Herald would decrease if the paper started slanting coverage against the US. We as journalists have to walk the unfortunate line between telling both sides of the issue and making enough money to not lose our already shitty salaries.

I suggest you try and find an AP wire and how much information is coming out of Iraq -- and how much of it you could use for an actual publication. Its tough to have to decide what to publish and what has to end up getting cut.
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can i be meggite #00000003? or is that already taken?

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I have NEVER seen a report on the Meggie Party by any of the American media outlets.

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the meggie party should appear in project censored's next top underreported stories publication.
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:32 PM   #21
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the meggie party should appear in project censored's next top underreported stories publication.


We are trying to take our message to the people, but the American media is uncooperative.
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We are trying to take our message to the people, but the American media is uncooperative.
Hey Girl, I looove your avatar. I'm a BBQ bitch myself (OMG did I say that?) Long live eastern BBQ Pork w/ coleslaw.

I'm definitely voting the Meggie Party!
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thanks for the opinions/suggestions, I have found that the best way to get news in through newspapers, read certain writers consistently that you are aware of thier background and other writings while reading them

tv kinda sucks, but they are up to the minute........
if you are looking for specific writers with a refreshing dose of scepticism...
dana millbank of the washington post...ivins of the dallas fort-worth star-telegram is good...and for issues of economy, paul krugman from the ny times is top rate.
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CBC Newsworld (Canada) is the best North American News service right now. It's much more honest and in depth than CNN. I just watched a story that critically examined the "Coaliton of the Willing". They picked it apart, country by country, and revealed many of the countries are small and dirt poor and dependent on US aid. Other countries didn't even want to be named, but had little choice. And many others aren't offering anything but moral support. The story alluded to the fact that this isn't so much a coaliton of the willing, but a "coalition of the coerced". I like honesty like that. I don't think CNN has critically examined it in such a way.
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michael, most would agree that cbc has as good of a news service that exists in the mainstream.
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ESPN is tops for hockey news and highlights
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Old 03-21-2003, 02:16 AM   #27
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i find that hard to believe, but i wouldnt know. is this true? i guess there arent a lot of choices when it comes to hockey...
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alright, i have no idea really why i said that, they talk about Detroit and Colorado, and lament about the Rangers' woes for 25 mins, then give the rest of the night's scores
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You haven't watched Sportsnet then! They carry all the Canucks games out here. (If I have to watch that Subway commercial one more time, I'll have to invest in some rubber bricks to throw at the TV.)
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