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« on: 09/08/2008 01:38:48 »
Today the Republic of Georgia was invaded by Soviet troops, its capitol bombed by Soviet planes, and tanks and troops crossed the border in droves. The news stations in the US were covering the story in depth and broadcasting live from Georgia.

Then the National Inquirer - the US version of the Sun - hit the streets with a story of a continuing sexual liaison between a former presidential candidate, John Edwards and a good looking woman who worked for him at one time.

The real news stopped like it never happened and the salacious story took over all the broadcast time.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH HUMAN BEINGS IF THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT?

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE "NEWS" STATIONS IF THEY GIVE IT TO THEM?


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« Reply #1 on: 09/08/2008 08:22:49 »
I've often wondered that myself.

The Russo-Georgian conflict is in top spot on The Times Online. The first story at The Sun online is about some **** being evicted from the Big Brother (reality TV) house.
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« Reply #2 on: 09/08/2008 20:24:15 »
The big bad world is a creul and nasty place, a lot of people prefer to ignore it and live in a little fantasy world of celebrities, glitz and glitter. One day it will come and bite them on the bum!
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« Reply #3 on: 09/08/2008 20:27:50 »
...a lot of people prefer to ignore it and live in a little fantasy world of celebrities, glitz and glitter.

And Big Brother
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« Reply #4 on: 09/08/2008 20:37:37 »
Good point!
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« Reply #5 on: 09/08/2008 20:40:38 »
You've been peeking!  [:0]
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« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2008 20:42:31 »
No I've never been to china at all.
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« Reply #7 on: 09/08/2008 20:46:16 »
I have sort-of - ish.
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« Reply #8 on: 09/08/2008 20:48:42 »
I hear shanking has been the order of the day in China. A relative of one of the American coaches was killed.
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« Reply #9 on: 09/08/2008 20:50:08 »
Shanking? Is that near Shanghai?
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« Reply #10 on: 09/08/2008 20:51:25 »
Glitz and glitter!
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« Reply #11 on: 09/08/2008 20:52:46 »
Don't be silly. Glitzandglitter is in Austria.
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« Reply #12 on: 09/08/2008 21:26:21 »
Give me strength.
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« Reply #13 on: 09/08/2008 21:42:25 »
Sounds like you need it this evening.
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« Reply #14 on: 09/08/2008 22:59:22 »
WHAT IS WRONG WITH HUMAN BEINGS IF THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT?

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE "NEWS" STATIONS IF THEY GIVE IT TO THEM?




Jim,
I don't think it's us as such, more what the media want us to be interested in and what will sell papers and air space. What are the viewing figures for tripe such as BB? Not ass high as they would like I bet.

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« Reply #15 on: 10/08/2008 02:10:48 »
It's a chicken & egg situation. If the public didn't want it, the media wouldn't supply it. But if the media didn't supply it, the public wouldn't want it.
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« Reply #16 on: 10/08/2008 02:14:54 »
And the writing in newspapers has gone from 13-year-old's level to a 8-year-old's level. Churns my stomach.
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« Reply #17 on: 10/08/2008 02:24:49 »
There is talk of afficially allowing bad spelling in schools & colleges on the grounds that it's a "variant". Lordy-mama!
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« Reply #18 on: 10/08/2008 15:56:22 »
The dumbing-down of the populace so the corporations can more easily rule. It is aNeal Stephenson book come to life. Neil didn't need to make too much of a stretch to create the societies in his books.
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