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2022-05-16 10:14:59 AM  
Original Tweet:

 
2022-05-16 10:19:14 AM  
"Shiat"  comes to mind
 
2022-05-16 10:20:52 AM  
Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.
 
2022-05-16 10:24:48 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.


To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.
 
2022-05-16 10:26:30 AM  
What about them saying he was just misunderstood?
 
2022-05-16 10:26:44 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


The news used to be a loss leader for networks, until Ted Turner showed it could be profitable.
 
2022-05-16 10:26:44 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


Well, Jon Stewart is an idiot.  The media has always provided conflict.  Hell, the media started the Spanish-American War just to sell papers.
 
2022-05-16 10:29:22 AM  

phalamir: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Well, Jon Stewart is an idiot.  The media has always provided conflict.  Hell, the media started the Spanish-American War just to sell papers.


and they helped cause the invasion of Iraq by laying down and not asking tough questions of Bush and Cheney.
 
2022-05-16 10:30:24 AM  
She's not wrong.
 
2022-05-16 10:30:41 AM  

freddyV: phalamir: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Well, Jon Stewart is an idiot.  The media has always provided conflict.  Hell, the media started the Spanish-American War just to sell papers.

and they helped cause the invasion of Iraq by laying down and not asking tough questions of Bush and Cheney.


Both times
 
2022-05-16 10:32:53 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


Bingo. And profits playing us off each other.
 
2022-05-16 10:34:23 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


Remember when Jon Stewart shamed Crossfire off the air? I wonder what ever happened to those hosts?
 
2022-05-16 10:38:52 AM  
Transient Anonymity x Lack of Consequences = Online Idiocy.
 
2022-05-16 10:52:51 AM  
Twee-shiat
 
2022-05-16 10:57:23 AM  

phalamir: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Well, Jon Stewart is an idiot.  The media has always provided conflict.  Hell, the media started the Spanish-American War just to sell papers.


I think people refer to the years 1960-1990's when we had Cronkite, Rather, Jennings kind of calmly guiding us and not trying to inflame people...

After that we got CNN and Fox...

The rest, as they say, is a clusterf*ck.
 
2022-05-16 11:04:50 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I think people refer to the years 1960-1990's when we had Cronkite, Rather, Jennings kind of calmly guiding us and not trying to inflame people...


And yeah, to be fair, that was pretty much an outlier when it came to "news" in the USA.   Before then you had Walter Winchell, William Randolph Hearst, partisan newspapers, pamphleteers, and Ben Franklin.
 
2022-05-16 11:30:01 AM  

freddyV: phalamir: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Well, Jon Stewart is an idiot.  The media has always provided conflict.  Hell, the media started the Spanish-American War just to sell papers.

and they helped cause the invasion of Iraq by laying down and not asking tough questions of Bush and Cheney.


Not asking questions?
The Fucking New York Times printed straight up propaganda to advance the invasion
 
2022-05-16 11:31:12 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Remember when Jon Stewart shamed Crossfire off the air? I wonder what ever happened to those hosts?


Remember when Jon Stewart said he disagreed with conservatives but didn't think they were Hitler?
 
2022-05-16 11:34:51 AM  
The Erie County DA wants us all to remember White Boy is innocent until proven guilty
https://lawandcrime.com/crime/i-obviously-have-to-temper-my-outrage-prosecutor-releases-mugshot-of-accused-buffalo-shooter-reminds-public-to-presume-him-innocent-until-proven-guilty/

Wonder if he has ever said that about any other defendent?

I wonder if he has ever defended a cop who shot an unarmed Black man by bringing up the Black guy's criminal history?
 
2022-05-16 11:52:10 AM  

freddyV: What about them saying he was just misunderstood?


I heard one of the victims was using food stamps to buy ice cream. Isn't that justification enough?
 
2022-05-16 11:53:07 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pavia_Resistance: To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

The news used to be a loss leader for networks, until Ted Turner showed it could be profitable.


Don't blame Ted, it started with 60 Minutes
 
2022-05-16 11:54:35 AM  
Conflict within media increases profits! More... at 11.
 
2022-05-16 11:54:58 AM  

spongeboob: The Erie County DA wants us all to remember White Boy is innocent until proven guilty
https://lawandcrime.com/crime/i-obviously-have-to-temper-my-outrage-prosecutor-releases-mugshot-of-accused-buffalo-shooter-reminds-public-to-presume-him-innocent-until-proven-guilty/

Wonder if he has ever said that about any other defendent?

I wonder if he has ever defended a cop who shot an unarmed Black man by bringing up the Black guy's criminal history?


.Prosecutor Releases Mugshot of Accused Buffalo Shooter, Reminds Public to Presume Him 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'

He livestreamed himself murdering people.
 
2022-05-16 11:55:06 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


The media has always provided conflict, and scapegoats, and things for people to get worked up about.

The internet has given the regular Joe Schmo piece of shiat the access to the same size mouthpiece as the traditional media organizations, and that has been weaponized to great effect.
 
2022-05-16 11:56:14 AM  
An elephant is like a rope.
 
2022-05-16 11:56:38 AM  
There's virtually multiple mass shootings that happen daily all across the US.

The media is playing people with these two specific instances because it's something "new" they discovered.
 
2022-05-16 11:57:18 AM  
Saw a trailer with a bumper sticker "The Liberal Media is the Fake News" while driving to work this morning.

If my car had those James Bond 007 rocket launch capabilities that trailer would have been a smoldering wreck.
 
2022-05-16 11:58:07 AM  

spongeboob: AdmirableSnackbar: Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.

Remember when Jon Stewart shamed Crossfire off the air? I wonder what ever happened to those hosts?

Remember when Jon Stewart said he disagreed with conservatives but didn't think they were Hitler?


He probably said that at a time when the republicans were not cribbing notes from mein kampf.
 
2022-05-16 11:58:31 AM  
You think this is bad? $5 says that he's gonna get a Red Hat judge who's going to give him a slap on the wrist.
 
2022-05-16 11:59:37 AM  
They forgot to work "economic anxiety" somewhere into that.
 
2022-05-16 12:00:07 PM  

mistahtom: There's virtually multiple mass shootings that happen daily all across the US.

The media is playing people with these two specific instances because it's something "new" they discovered.


Funny enough, this doesn't make me feel better.

Mass shootings are all-American now
 
2022-05-16 12:01:21 PM  
I've been figuratively under a rock for the last few weeks and aren't even sure what this is referring to. But, being America, I don't think I want to Google it.
 
2022-05-16 12:01:25 PM  
Thanks, 1996 Telecommunications Act.

"As Common Cause notes in its position paper, 'In 2002, more than half of TV stations in the nation's top 50 markets completely ignored state and congressional elections in their highest rated local news programs in the weeks leading up to those elections, with large station owners offering the least election coverage of all.' McChesney takes it further, saying, 'What little coverage there is, is mostly gossip, spin, and speculation, or basically what's spoon-fed to them by party elites and insiders and big shots accepting all their biases as the appropriate way to view the world. It's impossible to exaggerate just how nutritionless this so-called journalism is.' In other words, viewers of most stations get lots of Donald Trump news, but almost nothing about city council elections or even state representatives.

Additionally, Common Cause's Todd O'Boyle told The A.V. Club that 'election season is a gravy train for broadcasters,' as well, meaning that most local stations 'book record revenues for political ads.' According to O'Boyle, 'in many communities, voters are seeing more election content in the form of advertising than they are in the form of news reporting,' saying there have even been instances of local newscasts cutting their broadcasts short in order to air more political ads. With politics becoming increasingly polarized over the past 20-odd years, absence of objective local news doesn't help ease that struggle, nor does it make most people think that there's anything to be done anywhere close to home.

While some people -- especially younger people -- might say, 'who cares? I get my news from social media anyway,' O'Boyle points out that, 'the majority of news coverage, and particularly local news coverage, still comes from local newsrooms.' In other words, just because you saw some article about a police scandal on social media doesn't mean it wasn't uncovered by some intrepid reporter first. Additionally, says O'Boyle, 'a healthy news ecosystem' is essential if you want 'to cut through some of the viral nonsense that's getting passed around' these days."

https://www.avclub.com/the-telecommunications-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cell-1798250823
 
2022-05-16 12:01:50 PM  
Has Ricky Schroeder offered to put up bail money for this POS kid yet?
 
2022-05-16 12:03:43 PM  
farking brutal
 
2022-05-16 12:05:04 PM  

iheartscotch: You think this is bad? $5 says that he's gonna get a Red Hat judge who's going to give him a slap on the wrist.


I dunno which straw will be the one that finally breaks the camel's back but we sure are piling on the weight like there's no tomorrow.
 
2022-05-16 12:05:06 PM  
 
2022-05-16 12:05:33 PM  
Someone tweeted my ShowerThoughts this morning.

You know it's coming, I wonder if they'll post his swimming or track times.
 
2022-05-16 12:05:45 PM  

Pavia_Resistance: NewportBarGuy: Look at the audience it caters to...

Our problems go a WHOLE lot deeper than the media. The media just magnifies the problem and never helps... but our problems are deep-rooted.

To paraphrase Jon Stewart: The media used to provide clarity. Now it provides conflict.


If only someone had written a book about this

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2022-05-16 12:05:49 PM  

fiddlehead: spongeboob: The Erie County DA wants us all to remember White Boy is innocent until proven guilty
https://lawandcrime.com/crime/i-obviously-have-to-temper-my-outrage-prosecutor-releases-mugshot-of-accused-buffalo-shooter-reminds-public-to-presume-him-innocent-until-proven-guilty/

Wonder if he has ever said that about any other defendent?

I wonder if he has ever defended a cop who shot an unarmed Black man by bringing up the Black guy's criminal history?

.Prosecutor Releases Mugshot of Accused Buffalo Shooter, Reminds Public to Presume Him 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'

He livestreamed himself murdering people.


This drives me nuts. It's the JUSTICE SYSTEM'S job to presume him innocent until guilt is proven. Not yours, and not mine.

If we want to assume this little shiat is definitely a mass murdering psycho, which he definitely is, that's our right.  You aren't my supervisor, Mr DA, and you certainly don't get to tell me what to think.
 
2022-05-16 12:06:16 PM  
This is why I get my news from small family owned artisanal media at the farmers market every Thursday.
 
2022-05-16 12:08:46 PM  
Cokezeroinacan:

He probably said that at a time when the republicans were not cribbing notes from mein kampf.

I don't think Stewart was saying much of anything in the 50's.
 
2022-05-16 12:10:22 PM  

NewportBarGuy: phalamir:

I think people refer to the years 1960-1990's when we had Cronkite, Rather, Jennings kind of calmly guiding us and not trying to inflame people...


Which in the broader context of history was something of an outlier.  The press in the US has always been factional and sensational, just look at every war and election of the 19th century.
 
2022-05-16 12:10:31 PM  

LL316: I've been figuratively under a rock for the last few weeks and aren't even sure what this is referring to. But, being America, I don't think I want to Google it.


A white supremacist live-streamed themselves going on a mass shooting in Buffalo a couple of days ago.

This tweet is mocking how the media handles these events by blaming the victims and coddling the shooter.
 
2022-05-16 12:10:34 PM  

fiddlehead: spongeboob: The Erie County DA wants us all to remember White Boy is innocent until proven guilty
https://lawandcrime.com/crime/i-obviously-have-to-temper-my-outrage-prosecutor-releases-mugshot-of-accused-buffalo-shooter-reminds-public-to-presume-him-innocent-until-proven-guilty/

Wonder if he has ever said that about any other defendent?

I wonder if he has ever defended a cop who shot an unarmed Black man by bringing up the Black guy's criminal history?

.Prosecutor Releases Mugshot of Accused Buffalo Shooter, Reminds Public to Presume Him 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'

He livestreamed himself murdering people.


Yeah this is pretty baffling. "Innocent until proven guilty" is a legal standard. The public is under no obligation to apply that standard to their personal thinking, especially in scenarios like this where it's utterly insane.
 
2022-05-16 12:11:11 PM  

iheartscotch: You think this is bad? $5 says that he's gonna get a Red Hat judge who's going to give him a slap on the wrist.


You think a guy who murdered 10 people is going to get a slap on the wrist? What planet do you live on?
 
2022-05-16 12:11:36 PM  

gunga galunga: [Fark user image 608x426]

https://twitter.com/OhNoSheTwitnt/status/1525802547432378368


JFC, like clockwork.

I really need to dig up that old study where they staged a weird behaving "serial killer" who chopped up deer corpses in his attic and dragged bags of bleeding trash to the street every Monday morning and spoke to no one. It was all fake but then they ran a news story about apprehending this new neighbor and how they were a serial killer and interviewed the locals who didn't know.

Guess how many "He seemed so nice" comments were said. Guess how many said "He seemed a bit, 'off'"

No one wants to admit they saw something and did nothing.
 
2022-05-16 12:11:54 PM  

gunga galunga: [Fark user image 608x426]

https://twitter.com/OhNoSheTwitnt/status/1525802547432378368


By involved with school boards, I'm assuming they mean threatening staff over Critical Race Theory.
 
2022-05-16 12:13:01 PM  

spongeboob: The Erie County DA wants us all to remember White Boy is innocent until proven guilty
https://lawandcrime.com/crime/i-obviously-have-to-temper-my-outrage-prosecutor-releases-mugshot-of-accused-buffalo-shooter-reminds-public-to-presume-him-innocent-until-proven-guilty/

Wonder if he has ever said that about any other defendent?

I wonder if he has ever defended a cop who shot an unarmed Black man by bringing up the Black guy's criminal history?


Floating or priming an audience for 'insanity' pleas.

Unless they want to present the twitch stream as an illustration of him defending himself...

But I don't need to be reminded of the law that presumes innocence when we have video evidence of the crime that he is shown to be committing said crimes.

It's ridiculous that he was compelled to try and remind us anyway.
 
2022-05-16 12:14:11 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: While some people -- especially younger people -- might say, 'who cares? I get my news from social media anyway,' O'Boyle points out that, 'the majority of news coverage, and particularly local news coverage, still comes from local newsrooms.' In other words, just because you saw some article about a police scandal on social media doesn't mean it wasn't uncovered by some intrepid reporter first. Additionally, says O'Boyle, 'a healthy news ecosystem' is essential if you want 'to cut through some of the viral nonsense that's getting passed around' these days."


Funny thing is, Todd works for Twitter now.  I'll be sure to razz him about that when I see him next month.
 
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