I mentioned that in my post. Alot of people are ignorant in the fact of religions and deciphering peoples. She acted out like an @ss and should pay the heftiest price.
I've known a few Hindus and Sikhs who've people ASSUMED they were behind 9/11 because some wore Turbans, which obviously isn't the case. They, and myself don't like their discrimination.
Originally Posted by dunemetal
You covered quite a bit here. Brilliant.
We have to feel sorry for him, he watched too much TV and has been indoctrinated by the truth. Just look at the words in his statement Republican/Fox News/Hollywood, etc.
What a stupid thing to say really because even if she came out saying she was a die hard Republican, watches fox news 24/7 and hates hollywood indoctrination movies, its not an issue.
I'd assume hes not American and loves to jump on the Anti American train that's been going full force.
1 retard commits 1 incredibly stupid/insane act and it's national news, sucking up precious limited attention span.
Meanwhile, eleventeen black guys getting killed by other black guys goes unnoticed and a jillion people got killed by irresponsible drunk drivers.
What makes the news and why?
The only news I watch is specialist news I pay for and subscribe to. Which strangely enough has zero coverage of an hispanic guy magically made into evil whitey by the media for executing President Obama's "son".
Mass media news is no longer news......it's distraction and perception shaping.
I disagree. Such an act of intolerance is one the public must be aware of for its own sake... and moreover it seems most unwise to me to single out sources of news and not just sort out what they report. I check a great many news sources a day and decide for myself what's worthy of my attention and what's not.
Oh for f*ckssakes, this crazy broad was not driven by Hollywood, Fox News or political affiliation. My bad for making an off topic joke. She is a homicidal mental case, and Flagg is completely right, today there are plenty of kids drowning, plenty of gang related killings, numerous rapes, burglaries, assaults and DWI related vehicular manslaughters taking place all over the country. The media decided that this was "newsworthy" due to the crazy factor...And the fact that real issues in this country aren't sexy enough...
^ I disagree.Such an act of intolerance is one the public must be aware of for its own sake... and moreover it seems most unwise to me to single out sources of news and not just sort out what they report. [b]I check a great many news sources a day and decide for myself what's worthy[b] of my attention and what's not.
That's your right.
That's everyone's right.
So we've covered RIGHTS.
Now let's cover ABILITY.
What is the average person's ABILITY to filter news?
What is the average person's ABILITY to avoid having their perception shaped by "news" organizations?
What is the average person's ABILITY to even comprehend their perception is being intentionally shaped?
What is the average person's ABILITY to even comprehend that 90% of mass media is controlled by a mere 6 conglomerates in the US, when a generation ago it was 6000?
While you claim to decide for yourself, do you really in every aspect of your life?
I sincerely doubt it(same goes for me) and would bet my last cent I am right.
Having studied political science, the regulatory history of mass media, the history of marketing/advertising, and the psychology of consumer/human behavior it's pretty much impossible to inoculate yourself from having your perception shaped.
You may be able to limit the impact in one or more slices, but not all of them.
Beyond the inherent addictive qualities of alcohol and tobacco products, why is the marketing/advertising of them so heavily and strictly regulated in a number of markets(up through and including full ban of advertising/labeling/logos and the addition of symbology to warm/repulse users) if it's not proven effective?
Coca-Cola is at it's essence sugar water. What separates it from the pack is it's brand value achieved thru perpetual media message and perception shaping bombardment.
When it comes to politics the same EXACT principals apply.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys, Porsche vs Ferrari, Coke vs Pepsi, McDs vs Burger King, Republicans vs Democrats.....it's all the same.
Some people, the few paying attention, have complained a bit about the insertion of infotainment paid advertising plugs in morning hybrid news/entertainment shows.
But NO ONE seems to care about the complete loss of diversity in mass media ownership and news perspective.
Broad and diverse mass media ownership better ensures that while the consumer is still bombarded with attempts to shape his/her perception at least its coming from a broad and diverse mass media message from 360 degrees that is all in competition with each other.
Moving from 6000+ down to 6 conglomerates controlling 90% of mass media cannot be good.
It is far easier for 6 to gain a perception shaping monopoly through collusion than 6000.
But people counter with things like:
"But there's FAR channels on TV, and magazines to choose from, and radio stations to listen to than a generation ago."
The response to that is:
And they're mostly owned by the big 6.
Even those traditional mass media outlets that are still independently owned outside of the big 6 are increasingly a part of the machine via syndicated/licensed news purchased from the big 6.
Why do I get all bent out of shape about the 2nd Amendment?
Because the attacks by the big 6(and government/other related parties) to do the same to the internet is well underway.
Freedom of the internet(particularly diversity of genuine news) and freedom to own firearms to deter tyranny is about all that is left.
The loss of mass media as an effective 4th Estate has been lost to the folks in the 2nd Estate.
This may sound like a bit of an unrelated rant when the original story is about a crazy lady who pushed someone in front of a train.
Does that story have ANY real value outside of a local horror story?
How about Trayvon Martin?
Was that anything other than a local bad news story?
Would you agree?
If so, did YOU comment on it?
Did you spend ANY time on it?
If so, WHY?
Was it genuinely worthy of your attention and did you really choose to spend time on it?