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(Huffington Post)   History is being made in Egypt as we speak, but you probably wouldn't know it if you watch American networks   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 104
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2013-07-03 11:02:07 AM
We'll see it once the gas prices rise. The first time this happened, we stayed at $3 and never went back down again
 
2013-07-03 11:02:57 AM
Why did gas prices rise the last time Egypt decided it hated its American Puppet?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-03 11:12:22 AM
static.squarespace.com
 
2013-07-03 11:15:05 AM

Nadie_AZ: Why did gas prices rise the last time Egypt decided it hated its American Puppet?


Because f*ck you, that's why.
 
2013-07-03 11:15:50 AM
Went up .50 here last night.
 
2013-07-03 11:15:51 AM
Having significant difficulty even feigning surprise about this.  Let me try to approximate a face that represents my level of surprise.

...

:S?
 
2013-07-03 11:15:56 AM
They had pretty extensive coverage on NPR yesterday afternoon and this morning.
 
2013-07-03 11:25:39 AM

vpb: static.squarespace.com


Tahrir Square palare was just silly slang between me and the boys in my gang.
 
2013-07-03 11:34:43 AM
Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow both mentioned the crisis in Egypt in their show yesterday. And the only one on MSNBC that spent a lot of time on the Zimmerman trial was what's-his-face that comes on after Rachel.

HuffPo is full of shiat.
 
2013-07-03 11:38:01 AM

Cythraul: HuffPo is full of shiat.


I think they are referring to the news hours of 9-5.

All the rest of that cable crap is opinion hours.

Huge fan of Rachel, and I do consider her show as news, but it is driven by her own opinions. What she chooses. She backs up her stuff with facts, but she is smart and worldly, so she wants to cover BIG news that impacts the world. Whilst the corporatist "real news" wants to sell advertising. So, they tell us about the Kardashians and Zimmerman.
 
2013-07-03 11:40:34 AM

Shostie: They had pretty extensive coverage on NPR yesterday afternoon and this morning.


And I heard nothing about the Zimmerman trial. So win-win.
 
2013-07-03 11:41:37 AM
Oh-WAY-Oh
 
2013-07-03 11:42:50 AM

NewportBarGuy: Cythraul: HuffPo is full of shiat.

I think they are referring to the news hours of 9-5.

All the rest of that cable crap is opinion hours.

Huge fan of Rachel, and I do consider her show as news, but it is driven by her own opinions. What she chooses. She backs up her stuff with facts, but she is smart and worldly, so she wants to cover BIG news that impacts the world. Whilst the corporatist "real news" wants to sell advertising. So, they tell us about the Kardashians and Zimmerman.


I didn't read the full article, so they may also be referring to immediate news, as in, what is happening right now. I just turned on the news and checked CNN and MSNBC. Both are covering the Zimmerman trail. CNN has a little mini window with something about 'Cairo,' though.

If that's what they mean, then HP may have a point.
 
2013-07-03 11:43:03 AM
A day with only one story worth covering is a slow news day indeed.
 
2013-07-03 11:44:00 AM
Extent of what Americans know about Egyptians:
www.rockband.com
 
2013-07-03 11:45:45 AM
sorry libs we have more pressing matters than revolution in worthless countries, like how black Obama still is
 
2013-07-03 11:45:53 AM
Paula Deen, Aaron Hernandez and hating on Obama are more relevant to our interests.
 
2013-07-03 11:46:03 AM
Again?
 
2013-07-03 11:47:37 AM

Mistymtnhop: Again?


Oh, I'm sorry, did you expect history to stop happening?
 
2013-07-03 11:47:42 AM
Didn't they just make history a little while ago for doing the same shiat? Talk about one trick ponies
 
2013-07-03 11:48:20 AM

Cythraul: If that's what they mean, then HP may have a point.


We're given news for children with an 8th grade reading level. That's one of the main reasons I enjoy Fark is the access in a simple aggregation tof detailed news that actually means something. Sure, plenty of funny sh*t and joke links, but there is a lot of news here. Also, Bloomberg and Marketwatch. Because important news impacts financial markets, they have what's really going on as it's happening.

Google News is also awesome because you can see multiple sources for the same story and see what the differences are in reporting. You begin to tune out the editorializing and focus on the facts.

One of the main reasons I got rid of cable is because I could not turn off cable news and it was literally eating my brain like an infection. So much happier and more informed since I shut that sh*t off.

YMMV, but I couldn't take what we call news anymore.
 
2013-07-03 11:48:57 AM

Onkel Buck: Didn't they just make history a little while ago for doing the same shiat? Talk about one trick ponies


They did kinda have a very wealthy empire thousands of years ago. So, that's two tricks.
 
2013-07-03 11:49:00 AM

NewportBarGuy: Cythraul: HuffPo is full of shiat.

I think they are referring to the news hours of 9-5.

All the rest of that cable crap is opinion hours.

Huge fan of Rachel, and I do consider her show as news, but it is driven by her own opinions. What she chooses. She backs up her stuff with facts, but she is smart and worldly, so she wants to cover BIG news that impacts the world. Whilst the corporatist "real news" wants to sell advertising. So, they tell us about the Kardashians and Zimmerman.


Funny.  I agree with most of what you say about Maddow, but she ruins it all with the smug, smarmy delivery.  I suppose it makes her edgy and appealing to young viewers (off my lawn/dirt/weeds!) but it totally turns me off.  Can't watch.  Trying too had to be Jon Stewart.
 
2013-07-03 11:49:40 AM
Don't you mean history is being repeated in Egypt as we speak?

Protest first elected dictator. Put army in charge. Oust army in favor elections. Elect dictator. Try to oust him and put military back in charge so more elections can be had. And yet people will be surprised by the outcomes
 
2013-07-03 11:50:49 AM
When Egypt "fell" and the "Muslims" took "over," Fox news was all like OMG OBAMA'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PALS ARE TAKIN GOVER LIKE PLANNED.

You'd think they'd be covering the heck out of the protests against him.  Of course, that doesn't fit their narrative of all Muslims being bad evil people.
 
2013-07-03 11:51:21 AM
It's Not News, This is CNN.
 
2013-07-03 11:51:21 AM

Elroydb: Protest first elected dictator.


Mubarak was elected?
 
2013-07-03 11:51:23 AM
I watch CBS News almost nightly. They had a nice little piece on this, explained the story succinctly, and moved on.

24 hour cable news is bad for you. We should all watch less of it.
 
2013-07-03 11:51:23 AM
BUT WILL AND KATE'S BABY COULD BE BORN ANY DAY NOW
 
2013-07-03 11:52:59 AM

LessO2: Extent of what Americans know about Egyptians:


www.bugbitten.com
 
2013-07-03 11:53:01 AM

Nadie_AZ: Why did gas prices rise the last time Egypt decided it hated its American Puppet?




The Suez Canal.


They don't want to cover it, because they don't want to give the American people any ideas as to what we can do about this messed up government.
 
2013-07-03 11:53:31 AM
As a Canadian who sometimes watches CNN, I find that they really tend to have a one-track-mind. In contrast, Canadian news channels such as CTV News Channel tend to jump all around and spend less time on the big stories. Not sure which is better, really.
 
2013-07-03 11:54:56 AM

Profedius: Nadie_AZ: Why did gas prices rise the last time Egypt decided it hated its American Puppet?

The Suez Canal.


They don't want to cover it, because they don't want to give the American people any ideas as to what we can do about this messed up government.


You really want to give the U.S. military the ability to oust our President?
 
2013-07-03 11:56:55 AM

boredomatwork: LessO2: Extent of what Americans know about Egyptians:

[www.bugbitten.com image 550x411]


What's really terrible about that picture is the framing.  Lots of pointless open sky in the shot.  They clearly missed the orientation of the guy's legs, which he has set in some unusual posture.  Then they managed to block Khufu's great pyramid with his ugly head.  5 seconds of trying to find a better shot would've improved it to a decent picture of a douchebag.
 
2013-07-03 11:57:00 AM

Cythraul: You really want to give the U.S. military the ability to oust our President?


Sounds good. But only E-7 and below can throw a coup.
 
2013-07-03 11:57:16 AM

eddievercetti: It's Not News, This is CNN.


Does that mean Morsi is orbitting the earth at 14 times the speed of light?
 
2013-07-03 11:57:33 AM

Satanic_Hamster: When Egypt "fell" and the "Muslims" took "over," Fox news was all like OMG OBAMA'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PALS ARE TAKIN GOVER LIKE PLANNED.

You'd think they'd be covering the heck out of the protests against him.  Of course, that doesn't fit their narrative of all Muslims being bad evil people.


If anyone wants some sheer fun, laughs, and frighteningly insane people, join the "Michelle Bachmann Victory Campaign" on Facebook.

CONSIDER: Until last weekend, Vladimir Putin was the most powerful force blocking Obama and his Allies, The Muslim Brotherhood, from creating the new MB Caliphate and conducting a Christian genocide (which has been underway by the MB and their child Al-Qiada and affiliated groups - these last weeks have seen Roman priests and Orthodox priests and Bishops beheaded in Syria by Obama backed forces, the total annihilation of a Christian village of more than twelve hundred people all slaughtered except for two elderly people who escaped being discovered and lived to tell the story to the BBC.)

That's rich, imported insanity.
 
2013-07-03 11:57:45 AM
I thought watching The Price is Right was the equivalent of watching a consumer news report.

My mistake.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-03 11:57:56 AM

Cythraul: You really want to give the U.S. military the ability to oust our President?


I know people who do.
 
2013-07-03 11:58:36 AM
The news coverage on this is so bad that I don't even understand what the problem is.  For one thing, the President of the country is standing there saying, "I'm not stepping down!  I was elected in a fair election", while meanwhile, millions of citizens and the military that is supposed to defend him is say, "Bullshiat!!"

So, how did this guy get elected in a fair and democratic election?  And why is he being so defiant about stepping down?
 
2013-07-03 11:59:15 AM

vpb: Cythraul: You really want to give the U.S. military the ability to oust our President?

I know people who do.


Those people scare me.
 
2013-07-03 11:59:29 AM
CNN has a little window letting you know that there's a farking coup underway. But Zimmerman!
 
2013-07-03 12:00:38 PM

Gonz: I watch CBS News almost nightly. They had a nice little piece on this, explained the story succinctly, and moved on.

24 hour cable news is bad for you. We should all watch less of it.


Word. I get my news from the broadcast networks' nightly news, the web, and NPR, and I often find myself wondering what people are talking about when they're biatching about how bad "the media" is in America.

Usually, "The media" means the three cable networks.

Guys, there's more to the media than the cable channels and their websites. If you don't like their coverage, get your news from someplace else.
 
2013-07-03 12:00:42 PM
 
2013-07-03 12:00:44 PM
If you get your news from American network TV, you get what you deserve.
 
2013-07-03 12:01:06 PM

Mose: I agree with most of what you say about Maddow, but she ruins it all with the smug, smarmy delivery.


I can see that and I know the reason why. She's a genius. How many Rhodes Scholars do you know? Very few of them are like Cory Booker. Most of them just know they know everything and goddamn you for not knowing. It's pretty hard for them to relate to us mortals. I can ignore it because I know why she's doing it, but if you don't know that you'll just feel like she's talking down to you. Which she is because she knows way more about the subjects she covers than those who watch the show.

But I can understand the rub. I haven't watched her in years, but I'm sure she's still the same. She's a more intelligent and less unhinged Dylan Ratigan. I really liked Dylan because he is incredibly aware of what is going on around him, it just pisses him off so much he turned into the Hulk on live TV. Glad he moved on to something else.
 
2013-07-03 12:03:36 PM

durbnpoisn: The news coverage on this is so bad that I don't even understand what the problem is.  For one thing, the President of the country is standing there saying, "I'm not stepping down!  I was elected in a fair election", while meanwhile, millions of citizens and the military that is supposed to defend him is say, "Bullshiat!!"

So, how did this guy get elected in a fair and democratic election?  And why is he being so defiant about stepping down?


Watch the BBC coverage and you will have a much better idea of what is going on. Morsi is subverting much of the secular govt they have in place hence the the military's willingness to get involved.
 
2013-07-03 12:04:16 PM
Absolutely right.  Hear nothing about it except on CNN, FoxNews, NPR and CBS this morning.  But other than that, I don't watch NBC networks...
 
2013-07-03 12:04:19 PM
If you can't find it on the news...you're not looking hard enough. It's there.

The end.
 
2013-07-03 12:04:41 PM

Mose: Funny. I agree with most of what you say about Maddow, but she ruins it all with the smug, smarmy delivery. I suppose it makes her edgy and appealing to young viewers (off my lawn/dirt/weeds!) but it totally turns me off. Can't watch. Trying too had to be Jon Stewart.


What's really sad is Erin Burnett on CNN. Turns on the Rachel Maddow smug to 20, and then just spouts off Right Wing Talking points, no thanks.

CNN is Chicken Noodle News, and I think only MSNBC is the only network giving Egypt serious coverage. But that is the bias inherent in US news.

An old history professor once asked our class--"What is the biggest sport in the world" back in 1996. Most said "Soccer". And he posited "And would you know this from watching American Television?". His point was that most often than not, the most important stories don't sell soap, and therefore are ignored by the media.

So really, Huffpro kvetching about it doesn't help. Just cover Egypt if you find it so newsworthy. Otherwise, you're just the guy who writes angry letters to the local paper complaining why Mexican League Soccer box scores aren't in the sports section. I mean, you have a point, but really, you can find that stuff elsewhere. And you don't have to watch CNN, which is currently the Zimmerman Deen network. It sucks anyways, and you can change the channel.
 
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