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The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby sparky » Tue 07 Mar 2017, 18:30:38

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I've got no problem with political advocacy ,
what Irk me the most is sloppy , uniformed articles written by a hack who didn't spend ten minutes googling the facts first

that's not journalism , that advertisement
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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby dissident » Sat 11 Mar 2017, 09:16:37

sparky wrote:.
I've got no problem with political advocacy ,
what Irk me the most is sloppy , uniformed articles written by a hack who didn't spend ten minutes googling the facts first

that's not journalism , that advertisement


Advocacy is a soft term for propaganda. Journalists need to write objective articles and not propaganda. People who need their advocacy fix can go to and get it elsewhere.

For example, take the current nightmare in Sweden created by the jihadi-loving "refugees". While Swedish MSM "journalists" are working hard to hide the identity of decapitators and bombers they do nothing to stop the problem and instead make it worse by pumping up the ego of the criminals and putting massive pressure on the police not to "violate the dignity of minorities", i.e. do their freaking jobs and arrest the scumbags. The police do not even protect reporters trying to film conditions in parts of Malmo and elsewhere. Instead they are almost like a border guard for these enclaves.
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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby sparky » Sat 11 Mar 2017, 18:03:18

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Journalists are paid to write what their editors want .
if consistent , propaganda can be useful to parse what the source want to sell you
it is as informative through what they don't tell you as what they do
the intensity of the message also is a good indication of the campaign being waged to own your mind
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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby dissident » Sun 19 Mar 2017, 14:00:09

https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange/sta ... 5724113920

So CNN, BBC, etc. all screen the people they have on air by interviews. Fake news outfits with an agenda to push narratives. Letting someone go off script on air is not to be allowed.
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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby dissident » Sat 25 Mar 2017, 09:18:33

http://russia-insider.com/en/unhinged-b ... ch/ri19330

For some time, certain critics have been suggesting that the mainstream press gives a little too much credence to dubious conspiracy theories about Russia, theories which many Democrats have embraced out of their desire to undermine Donald Trump. Liberal commentators like Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann are beginning to sound a bit like Glenn Beck during the peak of the chalkboard-years. Any claim about nefarious doings by Vladimir Putin—for instance, that Russia hacked Vermont’s electric grid, or that the Naked Capitalism blog is Russian state propaganda—is spread widely by pundits without particular regard for the actual substantiating evidence.

Of course, one may disagree with this. One may believe that the media’s treatment of the Russia-Trump nexus has been sober and reasonable. But a new data point suggests otherwise: the New York Times recently published a piece on Russian hacking by Louise Mensch. And a world where the Paper of Record publishes Mensch is not a world with a sane public conversation about Russia.


So people who question brazen inconsistencies of the 9/11 narrative and want to know who killed Seth Rich and why are all tin foil hat "conspiracy theorists" but a certifiable schizophrenic nutjob that thinks the crows sitting on the tree branch near her house are Putin's agents is given a platform to spout their delusional rubbish?

The western media is basically dead.
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Re: The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why

Unread postby dissident » Sat 25 Mar 2017, 11:20:29

http://russia-insider.com/en/putin-used ... ne/ri19329

Newsweek engages in pure tin foil hat conspiracy theory BS and this is considered news in America and elsewhere. It is important to note that even the Kiev regime acknowledges the killer was a member of the ultra-nationalist National Guard.

http://112.international/ukraine-top-ne ... print.html

http://www.stalkerzone.org/avakov-falsi ... vs-killer/

Pavel Parshov was a member of the "Donbas Battalion" paramilitary unit sent by the Kiev coup regime to suppress the rebellion in the Donbass (against the illegal coup regime). But Newsweek is basically rubber stamping the coup regime narratives without any actual journalism.

I am wondering what would Putin achieve by offing has-beens like he is accused of in typical tin foil hat conspiracy style? None of these victims posed any political threat. Meanwhile specimens such as Khodorkovsky and Navalny are running around doing as they please. Maybe if they could pin Berezovsky's death on Putin, then they would have at least something semi-plausible.

Anyway, the indignation coming out of NATO over conspiracy theory accusations of Putin offing a handful of "critics" (he has thousands of them in Russia and they have newspaper, radio and TV pulpits) are utter hypocrisy when Obama was drone killing thousands with a ratio of 4 civilians for every militant in the Middle East and South Asia. Collateral damage is not a valid excuse. If the pretext is to fight terrorism, then creating more terrorists by slaughtering civilians nullifies any gains.
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