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The Death Of Real News! Meh....

Discussion in 'Historical Debates' started by Revoltingest, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news

    I'm surprised by the author's claim, since we've more readily accessible quantity & diversity of news sources than ever before. The article's
    title seems to be more calculated hyperbole than actual fact. If anything, it could be called "The Growth Of Entertorializing". There's big bux
    in presenting news with a spin designed to get the blood boiling, & it's always been that way here. Has it intensified? That would be a hard
    thing to measure. But one difference from historical agenda laden news is that exposure to it is greatly increased. Let's not bemoan the death
    of real news....let's just be careful & skeptical consumers of the news we see. Remember that everyone is trying to sell you something,
    especially the ones who say they aren't.
     
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  2. dust1n

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    I wasn't aware real news was ever even born.
     
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    Madhuri RF Goddess Staff Member Premium Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Exhuming scorned threads, eh?
     
  5. dust1n

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    Not that I was aware of. I agree with you if anything, today is the golden age of information. Sure, there is a lot of disinformation and manipulation -- but there is way more legitimacy in the alternative sources.
     
  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Truly, the skeptical reader lives in a wonderful age....& it will get even better.
    If I could combine 2 of the great achievements of Western civilization, it would be called "Wikiteria".
     
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    I think I'm coming to conclusion that people really are just always ******, regardless the situation. If anything socially wonderful happens, I don't think it will have a singular cause. History within a decade is even enough to occupy a few men's lifetimes.
     
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    There was. Ratings plummeted and was consequently canceled cause it was just too boring.
     
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    Who??
     
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