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(Salon)   "American media terrorizes people far more than the actual so-called terrorists" Says Glenn Greenwald. But be sure to check out his other article "Obama is a murderous sociopath" who will kill you in your sleep   (salon.com) divider line 358
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2012-03-22 03:10:13 PM  
The death panels convene when we're asleep?
 
2012-03-22 03:37:15 PM  
Our for profit media conglomerates are hurting us and the people who work for them. F*ck the quarterly earnings report and your bonuses- focus on long term health and actual journalism.
 
2012-03-22 03:56:25 PM  
Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it, Subby?
 
2012-03-22 03:58:29 PM  
Glenn Greenwald sounds concerned.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:16 PM  
Oh yeah? When's the last time the American media killed someone? I mean, besides Nancy Grace.
 
2012-03-22 05:17:40 PM  

I_C_Weener: Oh yeah? When's the last time the American media killed someone? I mean, besides Nancy Grace.


Wait, the media has killed Nancy Grace? Sweet. It's about time.
 
2012-03-22 05:21:08 PM  

VictoryCabal: I_C_Weener: Oh yeah? When's the last time the American media killed someone? I mean, besides Nancy Grace.

Wait, the media has killed Nancy Grace? Sweet. It's about time.


While, in principle, I feel that wishing for the death of someone lacks class, Nancy Grace at least should be unemployed and imprisoned. She adds nothing of value to society. Quite the opposite, her entire adult life she has, insofar as I can tell, been a burden on civilized society in this country.

From her bungling, incompetent time as a prosecutor, through to her HLN badgering that resulted in an innocent young woman killing herself, she's basically been a shining beacon of how not to be a productive member of society.
 
2012-03-22 05:56:31 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

R.I.P.
 
2012-03-22 06:07:07 PM  

I_C_Weener: Oh yeah? When's the last time the American media killed someone? I mean, besides Nancy Grace.


Dr. Robert Tiller?
 
2012-03-22 06:27:07 PM  
Other than using "so-called" I'm not sure what the issue subby could have here. Although terrorizes may be a bit strong
 
2012-03-22 06:34:09 PM  
I don't know about the rest of you, but I hate walking down the street at night for fear that a journalist will throw a copy of the New York Times at me while shouting "Cronkite Akbar!"
 
2012-03-22 06:38:30 PM  
Wait, is he talking sensationalist headlines about how scientists say "X will kill you", or the general lack of genuine factual information that comes out of media outlets leading people to think shiat like Obama's killed drilling in this county, that he's a Muslim, the economy isn't recovering, and our taxes have gone through the roof?
 
2012-03-22 06:38:56 PM  
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
 
2012-03-22 06:43:04 PM  

Mentat: I don't know about the rest of you, but I hate walking down the street at night for fear that a journalist will throw a copy of the New York Times at me while shouting "Cronkite Akbar!"


www.ackbar.org

/would have sensed that street was too dangerous
 
2012-03-22 06:45:56 PM  
The American media is always predicting disaster, but not much ever happens.
 
2012-03-22 06:51:37 PM  

foo monkey: The death panels convene when we're asleep?


Why, yes, they do.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-22 06:51:54 PM  
Oh gee, Glenn Greenwald spouting off about his meal ticket Poor Brad again.

Farking guy is a broken record.
 
2012-03-22 06:52:10 PM  
I've known people interviewed for a story that was once popular here on Fark. Farking journalist called a college kid at 4AM on Sunday, cold-call, trying to get quotes. Story was quite negative towards the individual and their family.

What better way to get ludicrous quotes to paint your subject as an idiot, than receiving them at 4AM on a Sunday, from a kid in College?

/she wisely declined to comment
 
2012-03-22 07:01:20 PM  
All I know is between the 6am morning news shows in Boston mostly show negative stories. The only break from them are during the weather, sports or traffic segments. NECN morning shows at least are a little more broad in the stories they cover.
 
2012-03-22 07:01:45 PM  
Glenn Greenwald is my hero. Few can match his intensity in fighting for the right thing.
 
2012-03-22 07:01:58 PM  
The downfall of US media was sealed with the signing on the 1996 Telecommunications act - specifically its gutting of public service requirements, local programming requirements, and ownership limits.

It opened the floodgates so a handful of national mega-corps could buy up all the local TV and radio affiliates from family owned companies (the previous ownership rules limited them to 1 TV station, 2 radio and no newspapers). That way, they could take 8 separately owned entities/broadcast outlets in every market and merge them into 1. In doing so, they could gut 3/4's of the staff and then syndicate, automate & voice-track the entirety of the day. Since they didn't have to create only but a fraction of 'local' content to serve their public, all of that was relegated to the ratings ghetto of 5 am Sunday morning.

They also cut newsroom staff in half and doubled their workload. It takes time to create quality journalism pieces (real investigations, in-depth stories). Since there aren't enough resources and each reporter has to turn out several stories each day, they're limited to repurposing national stories or reporting on simple local crime, government, weather, traffic, weather, or opinion stories.

And people wonder why TV & radio sucks? It's simple. Corporations.
 
2012-03-22 07:03:49 PM  
ALARMIST MEDIA COVERAGE OF HOW ALARMIST MEDIA COVERAGE IS DESTROYING AMERICA IS DESTROYING AMERICA!!!
 
2012-03-22 07:05:10 PM  
Out of all the times someone tries to get a Greenwald story linked here, you go with the headline that trashes him. Seriously mods? That's how you're going to play this; punting for senseless war-making by trying to smear a principled man. Greenwald's got more integrity in his pinkie-finger than you cheeto-swilling console monkeys have had in your entire bloodline for the last three generations.
 
2012-03-22 07:05:56 PM  

oryx: The American media is always predicting disaster, but not much ever happens.


Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
 
2012-03-22 07:07:31 PM  

snuff3r: foo monkey: The death panels convene when we're asleep?

Why, yes, they do.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 540x360]


historc.files.wordpress.com

But it's for The Greater Good!
 
2012-03-22 07:08:03 PM  

Heron: Out of all the times someone tries to get a Greenwald story linked here, you go with the headline that trashes him. Seriously mods? That's how you're going to play this; punting for senseless war-making by trying to smear a principled man. Greenwald's got more integrity in his pinkie-finger than you cheeto-swilling console monkeys have had in your entire bloodline for the last three generations.


Yeah, he is always going on about how Julian deceptively edited the helicopter video and then released it with the name Collateral Murder for maximum political impact.

Oh wait, not "always." What is the word... Oh yeah, "never."

Poor Brad.
 
2012-03-22 07:11:55 PM  
The president comes into my room when I'm asleep?!

/giggity
 
2012-03-22 07:12:07 PM  

ox45tallboy: snuff3r: foo monkey: The death panels convene when we're asleep?

Why, yes, they do.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 540x360]

[historc.files.wordpress.com image 640x393]

But it's for The Greater Good!


www.tvsquad.com

SILENCE!
 
2012-03-22 07:12:38 PM  

meat0918: Wait, is he talking sensationalist headlines about how scientists say "X will kill you", or the general lack of genuine factual information that comes out of media outlets leading people to think shiat like Obama's killed drilling in this county, that he's a Muslim, the economy isn't recovering, and our taxes have gone through the roof?


No, he's talking about how the US media runs sensationalist crap about how Iran is 5 minutes away from building the bomb, and how if we don't let the government censor newspapers right now terrorists will weaponize Times-New Roman to kill us all, and how this does far more to make US citizens afraid than anything the terrorists could ever hope to achieve.
 
2012-03-22 07:13:07 PM  

snuff3r: foo monkey: The death panels convene when we're asleep?

Why, yes, they do.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 540x360]


Remember 9/11! Remember 9/11 forever!
 
2012-03-22 07:13:22 PM  
my intelligence is terrorized every time I turn on a television so I quit doing that.
 
2012-03-22 07:14:20 PM  

halfof33: Oh gee, Glenn Greenwald spouting off about his meal ticket Poor Brad again.

Farking guy is a broken record.


Yeah, defending people alleged of committing a crime out of social conscience. How gauche.
 
2012-03-22 07:15:29 PM  

Heron: Out of all the times someone tries to get a Greenwald story linked here, you go with the headline that trashes him. Seriously mods? That's how you're going to play this; punting for senseless war-making by trying to smear a principled man. Greenwald's got more integrity in his pinkie-finger than you cheeto-swilling console monkeys have had in your entire bloodline for the last three generations.


30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-22 07:17:20 PM  
Heron, I've never said this to anyone before (while sober anyway), but I would like you to have my internet babbys.

/props
 
2012-03-22 07:18:21 PM  

Heron: Yeah, defending people alleged of committing a crime out of social conscience. How gauche.


Wait....you are actually white knighting Glenn Greenwald? Bahahahaha. I know nobody on either the left or right (thought it is expected on the right) who likes this guy. You are a first!
 
2012-03-22 07:18:53 PM  

Heron: halfof33: Oh gee, Glenn Greenwald spouting off about his meal ticket Poor Brad again.

Farking guy is a broken record.

Yeah, defending people alleged of committing a crime out of social conscience. How gauche.


Social conscience? You mean being pissed off that he was getting drummed out of the Army, got in a fight with his SO, and stealing and releasing thousands of diplomatic cables that he had no CLUE what was on them?

That is a curious definition.

Poor Brad.
 
2012-03-22 07:19:12 PM  

halfof33: Heron: Out of all the times someone tries to get a Greenwald story linked here, you go with the headline that trashes him. Seriously mods? That's how you're going to play this; punting for senseless war-making by trying to smear a principled man. Greenwald's got more integrity in his pinkie-finger than you cheeto-swilling console monkeys have had in your entire bloodline for the last three generations.

Yeah, he is always going on about how Julian deceptively edited the helicopter video and then released it with the name Collateral Murder for maximum political impact.

Oh wait, not "always." What is the word... Oh yeah, "never."

Poor Brad.


Those are some damn advanced editing techniques to make some US chopper pilots joke about murdering two children while their father tried to save a bunch of wounded men. Must be the same tools they used to make the "RPGs" those two journalists were carrying look like cameras right before the same pilots machine-gunned them in the street.
 
2012-03-22 07:19:55 PM  

mr lawson: I know nobody on either the left or right (thought it is expected on the right) who likes this guy. You are a first!


What?
 
2012-03-22 07:24:15 PM  

swahnhennessy: What?


hush...i'm having a little fun here
 
2012-03-22 07:29:00 PM  
"Barack Obama's recently-demonstrated ability to walk on water is a direct affront to the US boat-building industry!"
 
2012-03-22 07:30:05 PM  

halfof33: Heron: halfof33: Oh gee, Glenn Greenwald spouting off about his meal ticket Poor Brad again.

Farking guy is a broken record.

Yeah, defending people alleged of committing a crime out of social conscience. How gauche.

Social conscience? You mean being pissed off that he was getting drummed out of the Army, got in a fight with his SO, and stealing and releasing thousands of diplomatic cables that he had no CLUE what was on them?

That is a curious definition.

Poor Brad.


It's funny, you guys use a bunch of alleged IM convos where he supposedly explains releasing this info because he can't stand to know his fellow citizens are being misled about the war to justify throwing him in solitary confinement for a year, deny him access to a lawyer, humiliate him with public nudity, and torment him with uncomfortable conditions, and then, when faced with that, you switch to this story about his mental and social problems to explain his alleged actions. Which is it? Are the IMs reliable or aren't they?

And frankly, regardless of who released that info, or why they did it, I'm glad they did. Unlike you I don't think my government murdering innocent people and lying to me about what their asking my loved ones to do overseas is something worth defending, let alone cheering. Nor do I think the legal travesty that has been Manning's treatment is something to be cynically mocked so that I can keep deluding myself about the nature of how our government behaves.
 
2012-03-22 07:31:53 PM  
Want to be terrorized? Watch your local nightly news. "Our top story tonight: everything in the world will kill you. Especially Negroes."
 
2012-03-22 07:34:17 PM  
It's not terrorism when we do it. When we do it it's called "Shock and Awe".
 
2012-03-22 07:35:35 PM  

mr lawson: swahnhennessy: What?

hush...i'm having a little fun here


"I'm a troll" the eternal redoubt of a person with shiat for an argument. Hey, how about this? Why don't you call me a Muzzie-loving pinko flag-burner next. Hell, go whole-hog and imply I might not be entirely taken with apple-pie; I'm sure that'll convince people you're a genius, and that critics of US foreign policy shouldn't be taken seriously.
 
2012-03-22 07:37:40 PM  

mr lawson: Heron: Yeah, defending people alleged of committing a crime out of social conscience. How gauche.

Wait....you are actually white knighting Glenn Greenwald? Bahahahaha. I know nobody on either the left or right (thought it is expected on the right) who likes this guy. You are a first!


What about Heron? And homoerotic Spidey?

26.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-22 07:41:46 PM  

Heron: mr lawson: swahnhennessy: What?

hush...i'm having a little fun here

"I'm a troll" the eternal redoubt of a person with shiat for an argument. Hey, how about this? Why don't you call me a Muzzie-loving pinko flag-burner next. Hell, go whole-hog and imply I might not be entirely taken with apple-pie; I'm sure that'll convince people you're a genius, and that critics of US foreign policy shouldn't be taken seriously.


Hey, I'm all about critics of US foreign policy; I have a few critiques of my own (namely supporting Israel no matter what). However, Greenwald is a douche that happened to get one kind of right, it's just not as big of a deal as he makes it out to be.
 
2012-03-22 07:43:24 PM  
Not Fox News though. Fox News is NOT part of the media. They're a scrappy little freedom-fighting outfit operating out of a broom closet under cover of night, bravely spreading THE TRUTH™ while evading total suppression by the monolithic Liberal MSM Terror-Media.
 
2012-03-22 08:07:31 PM  

Heron: "I'm a troll" the eternal redoubt of a person with shiat for an argument.


Dude...I didn't HAVE an argument. Of any Kind. It was a lame attempt at a troll. Just calm down. lol
If it make you feel any better, I agree with you on the treatment of Manning.
 
2012-03-22 08:11:19 PM  
How many terrorists has the TSA caught?
 
2012-03-22 08:16:01 PM  
Surely this is obvious - the media is the only weapon essential for terrorism to work, and they quickly worked out that actual serious terrorist threats are not actually that essential to the process.
 
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