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2021-06-18 5:00:20 PM  
It's ALL propaganda, good and bad.  The only thing that separates them is if you don't like it or don't agree with it, you call it "propaganda" and not a "news item / press release / survey / whatever".
 
2021-06-18 5:02:24 PM  
I miss goofballs and pep pills. They all seem so mild compared to what's available today.
 
2021-06-18 5:27:52 PM  
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2021-06-18 5:46:52 PM  
The worst tragedy in all of this is that I've seen more than a handful of people on here over the years say "perps." Stop it, just stop it. I beg of you.
 
2021-06-18 5:54:10 PM  
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2021-06-18 6:01:25 PM  
"Even though people want to ignore it, you can't stop the drug business in America by enforcing the law," he says. "Americans like to get high. And that is the reality that America does not want to face."

Really? This guy must not get out much. Hardly anyone questions that there's a demand for drugs. The people who want them blocked are concerned about their impact (real or exaggerated), not their popularity. And the whole point of laws is that they assign punishments to actions which we expect to continuously reoccur. They're reactive, not preventative. Stricter gun control won't end all mass shootings either, but that doesn't mean we should dump the laws and give up.
 
2021-06-18 6:19:18 PM  
That kid from the Dragnet clip was prophetic.  He was a few decades off, but we're getting there slowly.
 
2021-06-18 6:36:45 PM  
How Did We Get Copaganda? | Copaganda: Episode 1
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This guy does a nice series on police portrayal in media.
 
2021-06-18 9:04:22 PM  
What about the FBI, Car 54, where are you? I was young and I thought they were documentaries.

/I didn't know the word "documentaries"
//I just thought that they portrayed TRUTH
///until Fred Gwynne showed up as Herman Munster. At that point my blackandwhite mind exploded.

Fortunately, I moved on to an adolescence punctuated by serious exploration of psychedelics. Now I realize that there are many universes. Those shows could have been documentaries - and I was shifting realities.
 
2021-06-18 9:13:20 PM  

imaconnect4guy: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/udhDawfC​LHo] This guy does a nice series on police portrayal in media.


Should have stuck with Barney Miller.  Allegedly the only realistic cop show (granted, now some 40 years out of date).  Reasonable people being doing their job.  Writers had to inject humor as the "reality of booking people" is boring as fark.

/Fish remained a fark meme
//old meme but checks out
///book the previous slashie as a groaner
 
2021-06-18 10:14:24 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: imaconnect4guy: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/udhDawfC​LHo] This guy does a nice series on police portrayal in media.

Should have stuck with Barney Miller.  Allegedly the only realistic cop show (granted, now some 40 years out of date).  Reasonable people being doing their job.  Writers had to inject humor as the "reality of booking people" is boring as fark.

/Fish remained a fark meme
//old meme but checks out
///book the previous slashie as a groaner


Barney Miller wasn't necessarily "realistic" other than a lack of gunfire, chases, etc other than someone telling about them.  It wasn't meant to be any more than a parade of funny criminals and victims and situational humor, the same way that Night Court wasn't meant to be realistic.  Barney Miller did base some episodes on real cases, for example the marital rape episode, which made people think about the subject, or budget shortfalls which affected NYC at the time and affected police staffing.  Otherwise, it was not so much a police show as a workplace comedy.
 
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