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Re: Current events

Post by Fred in Skirts » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:31 pm

As having been a part of the media in my earlier life (worked at a radio station as a reporter and as a disc jockey) I can understand the lack of follow up on the facts it should be done as part of the job of reporting. I tried to do just that because I understood the publics need to have all of the facts to understand the story.
But todays media is strictly a make it up as you go, to sell advertising at the highest price you can get. The facts don't matter one bit.

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Re: Current events

Post by partlyscot » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:49 am

Fred in Skirts wrote:
Carl wrote (one classic one was a sailplane crash into a house a number of months ago where the on-air anchor stated that it was caused by "a loss of power" [0]).
[0] It's a SAILplane, stupid. Sailplanes do not have powerplants.
But Carl the sailplane does have power but it is not part of the air frame.
It is the wind and if the wind stops the sailplane losses power. :lol: And then they sometimes fall or lose a lot of altitude and that causes them to hit things like houses. :lol: :lol: :hide: :toast:
You put a LOL in there. I hope this means you are not serious.

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Re: Current events

Post by Fred in Skirts » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:22 am

partlyscot wrote:You put a LOL in there. I hope this means you are not serious.
It is of course written in the Language of Humor...... :rofl: :hide:
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Re: Current events

Post by oldsalt1 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Ray wrote:Dan, I understand the sentiment, but would the suppression of the bad stuff be right? That sounds worrying to me. In the UK, we are currently seeing the media cover economic and political gloom for the most part - but people need to know this stuff. If you have two mass shootings, should that not be reported with the subsequent debate that would ensue? Or are both sides too entrenched?

Perhaps all media outlets should - by law - have a section of their programme or newspaper devoted to “and now for something on a happy note” story?
Ray I agree that we have to remain informed . especially with major events.

What bothers me is on a " Non news day" they have to find or create some doom and gloom story to try to get attention

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