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(Daily Dot)   While Istanbul burns, CNN's Turkey affiliate plays a documentary about marching penguins   (dailydot.com) divider line 55
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2013-06-03 01:24:44 PM  
The documentary on Penguins is more accurate and relevant to the situation in Turkey than anything CNN could provide.
 
2013-06-03 01:34:59 PM  
I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!
 
2013-06-03 01:37:22 PM  

Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!


Istanbul, too.
 
2013-06-03 02:06:24 PM  
It's not just CNN Turk, but the majority of Turkish news channels with the exception of one, Halk TV, which has broadcast live feeds and reports since the beginning. I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting. Ivan Watson, for instance, has been on the ground reporting for them in Istanbul. A petition related to this: Link
 
2013-06-03 02:06:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!

Istanbul, too.


That's nobody's business but the Turks.
 
2013-06-03 02:10:04 PM  
Typical CNN.
 
2013-06-03 02:12:42 PM  
They don't need to watch it on TV, they can live it! All they have to do is go outside.
 
2013-06-03 02:21:09 PM  
So I see that their entire gameplan revolves around rushing the Hagia Sophia, too.

/Itinerant Preachers and Religious Texts are  superoverpowered
 
2013-06-03 02:24:06 PM  
These feathery little hustlers are infiltrating important positions everywhere.
www.timdrussell.com
 
2013-06-03 02:26:37 PM  
The protesters should dress up in penguin costumes now.
 
2013-06-03 02:29:24 PM  
184.173.230.191
 
2013-06-03 02:33:04 PM  
Even Taksim Gezi Park was once  Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks.
 
2013-06-03 02:33:41 PM  
i am not an authoritarian sort of person but it's times like these the turkish military used to step in and tell the religious yahoos to back down. thank you, kemal, 'cept for that armenian thing. that was bad.
 
2013-06-03 02:34:50 PM  
Because if you've a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.
 
2013-06-03 02:38:40 PM  
There's a penguin on the telly?
 
2013-06-03 02:46:14 PM  
The weekend after 9/11 and just before he buggered out of the country, a friend of mine from Turkey told me that "Your country is going to live like every other country out there. All these BS rights you have, nobody lives like that because everyone wants to kill everyone else, and all rights do is help that. This freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right to bear arms, right to assemble, you can't have that in today's world. You Americans had your genocides before and every country has to have them because if you don't kill them, they will kill you."

Well, he didn't say that exactly. Sprinkle liberally with f-bombs and stuff because he swore more than any sailor I've met. He was also sure that eventually the West would turn to Turkey and tell them to restart the Ottoman Empire, because only other Muslims could possibly control the Arabs and because Turks are Europeans (Turkic is an Indo-European language) they would be put in charge of the inevitable war against their southern neighbors.

He wasn't the only one, the other Turks in the area hung out with him (though mostly they thought he was an idiot in how he expressed himself) and generally, quietly agreed with him when I asked them individually.
 
2013-06-03 02:46:29 PM  
Oh CNN, is there anything you can't do wrong right now?
 
2013-06-03 02:49:52 PM  

Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!


If you go protesting in Constantinople, you'll be raising hell in Istanbul.
 
2013-06-03 02:58:27 PM  
When was the last time CNN provided truly hard-hitting news coverage of anything?   Other than Casey Anthony?  Or some other completely irrelevant subject?
 
2013-06-03 03:03:13 PM  
But were the penguins marching to Mozart's, or Beethoven's Turkish March????
 
2013-06-03 03:14:13 PM  
The emperor (penguin) is fiddling while Istanbul burns.

ic.pics.livejournal.com

/ok I know that's not an emperor penguin, you try to find photos of penguins fiddling
 
2013-06-03 03:14:55 PM  
Hmm, maybe it is an emperor penguin ... what am I, an ornithologist?
 
2013-06-03 03:15:08 PM  
i16.photobucket.com

/Time to explode?
 
2013-06-03 03:31:36 PM  
* Just smile and wave boys...*
 
2013-06-03 03:40:43 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!

Istanbul, too.


Or even Byzantium
 
2013-06-03 03:41:03 PM  

Ennuipoet: FirstNationalBastard: Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!

Istanbul, too.

That's nobody's business but the Turks.


They just liked it better that way.
 
2013-06-03 03:42:50 PM  

coco ebert: It's not just CNN Turk, but the majority of Turkish news channels with the exception of one, Halk TV, which has broadcast live feeds and reports since the beginning. I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting. Ivan Watson, for instance, has been on the ground reporting for them in Istanbul. A petition related to this: Link


Funny what happens when you have the most imprisoned journalist of any country on Earth. I like how people buy that BS about them all being Kurds using journalism as a cover

Sadly, I think when all is said and done Erdogan will win this round since he has broken the military and media already, if he breaks the urban class it's over for the CHP types. On the bright side if you hook up some dynamos to Atatürk you can power Turkey for years
 
2013-06-03 04:06:26 PM  
Sounds pretty consistent for CNN; after all, the American channel is probably showing nothing but 24 hours of Jodi Arias' trial, Nancy Grace and morning show hosts promoting their country albums.
 
2013-06-03 04:46:59 PM  
Cable news is pretty silent on the CIA torture facilities that are still open.
 
2013-06-03 05:02:34 PM  

coco ebert: It's not just CNN Turk, but the majority of Turkish news channels with the exception of one, Halk TV, which has broadcast live feeds and reports since the beginning. I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting. Ivan Watson, for instance, has been on the ground reporting for them in Istanbul. A petition related to this: Link


You have much family over there still?
 
2013-06-03 05:04:04 PM  
News Director: "Just run something that won't offend the advertisers, the religious fruitcakes or the political wackos. And if it makes Linus Torvalds happy, so much the better."
 
2013-06-03 05:15:04 PM  
the news blackout on this has been scary to watch.
 
2013-06-03 05:28:50 PM  

gimmeafarkinname: coco ebert: It's not just CNN Turk, but the majority of Turkish news channels with the exception of one, Halk TV, which has broadcast live feeds and reports since the beginning. I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting. Ivan Watson, for instance, has been on the ground reporting for them in Istanbul. A petition related to this: Link

You have much family over there still?


All my family is there except for a sibling, who lives in the U.S. Everyone is fine, though my most of my friends are involved in the protests. So far, they've been able to avoid any injury, though they've had to escape into random apartments that have given them shelter and alleyways.
 
2013-06-03 05:30:59 PM  

zedster: coco ebert: It's not just CNN Turk, but the majority of Turkish news channels with the exception of one, Halk TV, which has broadcast live feeds and reports since the beginning. I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting. Ivan Watson, for instance, has been on the ground reporting for them in Istanbul. A petition related to this: Link

Funny what happens when you have the most imprisoned journalist of any country on Earth. I like how people buy that BS about them all being Kurds using journalism as a cover

Sadly, I think when all is said and done Erdogan will win this round since he has broken the military and media already, if he breaks the urban class it's over for the CHP types. On the bright side if you hook up some dynamos to Atatürk you can power Turkey for years


He will win this round in the sense that I don't think his government will fall, but he will have to back down on some of his arrogant tactics. It's not just the legislation he pushes through and policies he implements, but the way in which he does it. He has essentially written off a huge percentage of the population (not that that has never happened in Turkish history!), but regardless, you can't do that and call yourself a democratic leader.

And yes, the numbers of imprisoned journalists is outrageous, and it really bothers me how underreported it is. It's unacceptable.
 
2013-06-03 05:32:01 PM  

Weaver95: the news blackout on this has been scary to watch.


Well now, we can't cover the unrest in a NATO ally, can we? Enemies of the U.S.? Then that's all good. Otherwise, stfu and get back to work.
 
2013-06-03 05:40:50 PM  
It's nobodys business but the Turks.
 
2013-06-03 05:40:50 PM  

coco ebert: I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting.


Almost makes you think the problem with American media isn't the media, it's America.
 
2013-06-03 06:15:56 PM  

coco ebert: Weaver95: the news blackout on this has been scary to watch.

Well now, we can't cover the unrest in a NATO ally, can we? Enemies of the U.S.? Then that's all good. Otherwise, stfu and get back to work.


I don't know why the blackout is even in place.  its not like we aren't going to find out.
 
2013-06-03 06:17:36 PM  
Hard to blame them

/burnt Turkey is very unappealing
 
2013-06-03 06:32:40 PM  

imfallen_angel: Ennuipoet: FirstNationalBastard: Nogrhi: I sure hope nothing happens to Constantinople!

Istanbul, too.

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

They just liked it better that way.


It's chaos over there. I had a date in Constantinople and I have no idea where she's waiting for me.
 
2013-06-03 06:36:00 PM  
Here, let me help you: BBC News
You can even get a decent RSS feed from them.
 
2013-06-03 07:05:49 PM  
www.barthsburgery.com

My, yes.
 
2013-06-03 07:18:41 PM  

Weaver95: coco ebert: Weaver95: the news blackout on this has been scary to watch.

Well now, we can't cover the unrest in a NATO ally, can we? Enemies of the U.S.? Then that's all good. Otherwise, stfu and get back to work.

I don't know why the blackout is even in place.  its not like we aren't going to find out.


To keep the rest of the Turkish population in the dark.
 
2013-06-03 07:36:33 PM  

BolloxReader: The weekend after 9/11 and just before he buggered out of the country, a friend of mine from Turkey told me that "Your country is going to live like every other country out there. All these BS rights you have, nobody lives like that because everyone wants to kill everyone else, and all rights do is help that. This freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right to bear arms, right to assemble, you can't have that in today's world. You Americans had your genocides before and every country has to have them because if you don't kill them, they will kill you."

Well, he didn't say that exactly. Sprinkle liberally with f-bombs and stuff because he swore more than any sailor I've met. He was also sure that eventually the West would turn to Turkey and tell them to restart the Ottoman Empire, because only other Muslims could possibly control the Arabs and because Turks are Europeans (Turkic is an Indo-European language) they would be put in charge of the inevitable war against their southern neighbors.

He wasn't the only one, the other Turks in the area hung out with him (though mostly they thought he was an idiot in how he expressed himself) and generally, quietly agreed with him when I asked them individually.


Turkish people are the MOST blindly nationalistic group of people I've ever met.

I was in London for nearly a year in college and I brought up with a Turkish girl there her thoughts on having Turkey join the EU and she said that the EU was giving them a hard time because "everyone is scared of our large army."

Yep, that's the reason. Not your porous borders, questionable political stability, or your weak-ass currency. It's because countries like France, Germany, and Britain are scared of the Turkish military. I'd almost think they were being fed lies like in North Korea but they actually leave their country and still try to boast about things that normal people don't boast about.
 
2013-06-03 08:41:50 PM  

Kuta: Even Taksim Gezi Park was once  Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks.


+ internets for you.
 
2013-06-03 08:45:29 PM  

BolloxReader: The weekend after 9/11 and just before he buggered out of the country, a friend of mine from Turkey told me that "Your country is going to live like every other country out there. All these BS rights you have, nobody lives like that because everyone wants to kill everyone else, and all rights do is help that. This freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right to bear arms, right to assemble, you can't have that in today's world. You Americans had your genocides before and every country has to have them because if you don't kill them, they will kill you."

Well, he didn't say that exactly. Sprinkle liberally with f-bombs and stuff because he swore more than any sailor I've met. He was also sure that eventually the West would turn to Turkey and tell them to restart the Ottoman Empire, because only other Muslims could possibly control the Arabs and because Turks are Europeans (Turkic is an Indo-European language) they would be put in charge of the inevitable war against their southern neighbors.

He wasn't the only one, the other Turks in the area hung out with him (though mostly they thought he was an idiot in how he expressed himself) and generally, quietly agreed with him when I asked them individually.


Met dozens upon dozens of turks in the US, and have visited istanbul. This is in no way representative of how most turks think.
 
2013-06-03 09:04:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-03 09:23:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-03 10:16:58 PM  

Enigmamf: coco ebert: I know CNN is a joke in the U.S. but CNN International is fairly decent when it comes to reporting international news reporting.

Almost makes you think the problem with American media isn't the media, it's America.


I've pretty much given up on television news, with the exception sometimes of PBS. Even that...
 
2013-06-03 10:19:57 PM  
Between the turkeys and penguins, you guys are cracking me up.
 
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