Jump to content

Media behaving badly

Politics   (75,318 Views 833 Comments)
18,337 Visitors; 2,281 Posts
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.

You are reading page 7 of Media behaving badly. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Since dude believes he knows the media has a personal agenda, I sure hope he can enlighten us all to the personal agenda of the reporter(s) working this story:

From today's New York Times

Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats In Bind On Impeachment

I can't wait to read dude's well thought out response.

What is the agenda, dude?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

Since dude believes he knows the media has a personal agenda, I sure hope he can enlighten us all to the personal agenda of the reporter(s) working this story:

From today's New York Times

Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats In Bind On Impeachment

I can't wait to read dude's well thought out response.

What is the agenda, dude?

Her's the link:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/us/politics/justin-fairfax-virginia-impeachment.html 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Yes, this is a quandary for the Democrats. Personally I believe Fairfax should not be forced to resign with no proof of assault until after due process. But of course it is all about strategic political moves, not justice.

I'm a fan of due process as well.  Saying that a few months ago would get me in  big trouble though with my liberal family members.  😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Spidey's mom said:

I'm a fan of due process as well.  Saying that a few months ago would get me in  big trouble though with my liberal family members.  😉

Due process is a great idea. I can understand why his constituents and political counterparts might believe that this is a huge personal and legal issue which robs the state of his devoted attention to duty, rather than self. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

I listened to him on the radio as well years ago.  I haven’t listened or watched in quite awhile, so I’ll have to take your word for it.

Nah, you don't have to take my word for anything. You can live in doubt or you can inform yourself. 

I am amused that this thread is promoting agitation for the way the smirking boy from the private school was covered by the media while the repeated misbehavior of right wing media is simply ignored on a regular and routine basis.  Calling a smirk a smirk, an unruly mob an unruly mob, and rude behavior rude (with video), is very upsetting for conservatives who don't bat an eye at outright character assassination and lies from their preferred media outlets and pundits. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Daisy4RN said:

Yes, this is a quandary for the Democrats. Personally I believe Fairfax should not be forced to resign with no proof of assault until after due process. But of course it is all about strategic political moves, not justice.

How is this just a problem for Democrats?

It is a problem for ALL of us, Daisy.

And I don't understand your line about justice.

Has someone been charged with a crime?

We see the scales of justice in courtrooms.

The alleged sexual assault of women, men and children is again, a societal problem.

It is not a right or left problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Nah, you don't have to take my word for anything. You can live in doubt or you can inform yourself. 

I am amused that this thread is promoting agitation for the way the smirking boy from the private school was covered by the media while the repeated misbehavior of right wing media is simply ignored on a regular and routine basis.  Calling a smirk a smirk, an unruly mob an unruly mob, and rude behavior rude (with video), is very upsetting for conservatives who don't bat an eye at outright character assassination and lies from their preferred media outlets and pundits. 

So, you don’t believe that kid was badly mistreated by the media? 

Not living in doubt.  I just don’t know what your speaking about with Hannity as I don’t listen to him.  I think he’s a little , even a lot over the top.  So maybe that’s what we do agree on.  He doesn’t concern me as much as supposed journalists do as he is obviously a opinion commentator.  I feel the same about Rachel Maddow.

However, if either of them called a innocent 16 year old a “prick”, and joked that he doesn’t understand what the priests see in these young boys like Maher did,I would have a problem.  And if was Hannity or some other conservative who said something like that there would be protests and boycotts.

You haven’t really provided any examples of the repeated behavior of the right wing media for me to agree or disagree with you on. Just generalities.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, you don’t believe that kid was badly mistreated by the media?

 

Social media and left wing media are not "media".  They were the ones that jumped the guns.  Media itself reported the story and pretty much quickly as soon as more video was avail, and no they didn't edit video posed what other videos were saying.  NPRs posted article "Don't Be So Quick to Judge"  as longer videos came out.  Other right wing media left wing media "don't doubt what you saw".  Right wing media "he's a hero...bring him to the white house..". 

Media gave him a change to speak on NBC's morning show with Savannah Guthrie

It's messed up and perhaps media but media acted responsibly on what they had at the time.  Pretty much the next day CNN printed the students rebuttal word for word.

Social media, and twitter went wild, but that's not "media".

 

 

Edited by Tweety

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Social media and left wing media are not "media".  They were the ones that jumped the guns.  Media itself reported the story and pretty much quickly as soon as more video was avail, and no they didn't edit video posed what other videos were saying.  NPRs posted article "Don't Be So Quick to Judge"  as longer videos came out.  Other right wing media left wing media "don't doubt what you saw".  Right wing media "he's a hero...bring him to the white house..". 

Media gave him a change to speak on NBC's morning show with Savannah Guthrie

It's messed up and perhaps media but media acted responsibly on what they had at the time.  Pretty much the next day CNN printed the students rebuttal word for word.

Social media, and twitter went wild, but that's not "media".

 

 

I first heard of this story when someone on Facebook posted a link to CNN.  I had a first bad impression of the smirking kid too from the video posted on CNN. 

Within a few minutes I found longer videos on YouTube that showed a different story.

CNN and others were slow to correct themselves.  I know as I saw many news outlets websites that day (the day after I believe, possibly two) as I was in a Facebook discussion over this.

Anyway, shouldnt CNN and others take a few minutes to do a little investigating.  Obviously several people took videos, and many people posted them in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.  How did they end up with the one that shows the incident in a different light then all the rest?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, you don’t believe that kid was badly mistreated by the media? 

 

 

I think Nathan Phillips was also badly mistreated , and continues to be maligned, as demonstrated by a previous poster. Unfortunately he does not have someone to hire him a fancy law firm to assist him to craft fancy statements or threaten law suits. 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/nathan-phillips-vietnam-veteran/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×