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As always, I happy to help my friends on the other side gather all the facts.

I wonder if Daisy and dude are aware, the Sandmann, the smirking Covington Catholic student, had a PR firm handle his side of the story.

Yes, indeed.

His parents hired the Louisville public relations firm, Runswitch, to do damage control on his behalf.

I wonder if Daisy and dude know, that Scott Jennings, the conservative political commentator, is a partner in Runswitch.

I wonder if the realize that public relations firms, do indeed have an agenda.

Their sole purpose is to sway public opinion.

I believe Scott Jennings has fairly close ties to Mitch McConnell.

Hey, does anybody know if Mr. Phillips has retained a PR firm to get out his side of the story?

Yes, Daisy, facts are a wonderful thing, aren't they?

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2 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

I think the kid was misbehaving while representing his all boys Catholic School at an anti abortion rally while wearing the maga gear of a well known bully. I think that the group was poorly chaperoned and this were noted behaving like an unruly mob on more than one occasion.  I think that I don't have to listen to pundits to know what I saw.  I think that now he's been called out for his own childish behavior, he is not so smug.  I think that his parents think it's a good idea to try to prove that their son didn't act like a privileged bully by suing people who might characterize his behavior in that way.  That's a pretty tedious trapping of privilege right there. 

I do wonder why you are conflating a comedian's programming or jokes with journalism. I don't care if you watch or listen to Hannity, just like I don't care if you actually watch Real Time. I care that you are willing to pretend like one misbehavior is somehow worse than Hannity's or Pirrone's, or Ingraham' s. Wasnt it Laura Ingraham that mocked a Parkland survivor and activist about college? I don't see or heart about any outraged conservatives boycotting Fox over that. 

Yeah, I mentioned examples of Hannity's misbehavior. There are lots of examples of media misbehavior available from Fox programming alone. 

I just don’t see a unruly mob, or this one kid misbehaving.  You said he did more then just stand there and smile. What else did he do?

As for David Hogg, he brought himself into the public eye and kept himself there.  He was also an adult when he was mocked.

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2 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

I just don’t see a unruly mob, or this one kid misbehaving.  You said he did more then just stand there and smile. What else did he do?

As for David Hogg, he brought himself into the public eye and kept himself there.  He was also an adult when he was mocked.

Sandmann is a privileged White kid, whose parents have the means and wherewithal to hire a public relations firm to clear their son's reputation.

If he is considered a "child" by you because he is a high school student, then the same criteria should apply, with Hogg.

Furthermore, David Hogg didn't have an opportunity to simply walk away from the Parkland shooting.

The gun violence was directed AT his school.

I am pretty sure that the Parkland shooting survivors would be happy to give up "fame" if they could go back in time and change events.

 

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Well if the so called mainstream media (not social media) had treated me like they treated this kid I would also do what I could to clear my name. And, maybe if the "news" had reported factually and unbias he would not even have to do anything to clear his name now,  after the fact. Also, the school had to close bc of threats and some of the other kids got death threats. 

Sandmann stated in the post interview  that he did not consider himself smirking, "I see it as a smile, saying this is the best you're going to get out of me".

Remember we are talking about a kid here, not a adult activist with a history of being in the public forum etc. 

This is a perfect example of the mainstream media not doing their job as journalists and causing unnecessary harm and damage to people just to twist the story to fit their agenda. Sad what has happened to some in this "profession".

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29 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Well if the so called mainstream media (not social media) had treated me like they treated this kid I would also do what I could to clear my name. And, maybe if the "news" had reported factually and unbias he would not even have to do anything to clear his name now,  after the fact. Also, the school had to close bc of threats and some of the other kids got death threats. 

Sandmann stated in the post interview  that he did not consider himself smirking, "I see it as a smile, saying this is the best you're going to get out of me".

Remember we are talking about a kid here, not a adult activist with a history of being in the public forum etc. 

This is a perfect example of the mainstream media not doing their job as journalists and causing unnecessary harm and damage to people just to twist the story to fit their agenda. Sad what has happened to some in this "profession".

Oh, please.

Again, Sandmann has the PR firm to shape his side of events.

Your dispair over the journalism profession is touching.

Please save some of that concern for the nursing, clergy and law enforcement professions.

Again, thank goodness Sandmann is privileged enough to have that PR firm working on shaping public opinions, such as yours.

His parents money is well spent.

Folks like you have absolved all involved of any blame, except for Mr. Phillips.

Looks like Runswitch did a good job.

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

I just don’t see a unruly mob, or this one kid misbehaving.  You said he did more then just stand there and smile. What else did he do?

As for David Hogg, he brought himself into the public eye and kept himself there.  He was also an adult when he was mocked.

I was pretty clear about my characterization of what I saw in the videos of this group of boys who engaged in mob behavior, more than once, apparently unchecked by chaperones.  My question is whether this is a thread about that incident specifically or about media misbehavior in general.

Your characterization and comparison of the boys seeking the spotlight is interesting. Only one of them feared for his life and watched classmates die through no fault of his own and then used that horrifying experience to advocate for safety in schools. That traumatized young man deserves mocking because of his advocacy? He "brought himself into the spotlight" is ridiculous. He was at school and then he was a target. The boy you defend was representing a private boys only Catholic high school at an anti abortion rally while wearing political apparel in the nation's capital. He was bussed there for pity sake. Into an environment where there is certain to be people with cameras and agendas. 

The contrast of perspective is stark, in my opinion.

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57 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Well if the so called mainstream media (not social media) had treated me like they treated this kid I would also do what I could to clear my name. And, maybe if the "news" had reported factually and unbias he would not even have to do anything to clear his name now,  after the fact. Also, the school had to close bc of threats and some of the other kids got death threats. 

Sandmann stated in the post interview  that he did not consider himself smirking, "I see it as a smile, saying this is the best you're going to get out of me".

Remember we are talking about a kid here, not a adult activist with a history of being in the public forum etc. 

This is a perfect example of the mainstream media not doing their job as journalists and causing unnecessary harm and damage to people just to twist the story to fit their agenda. Sad what has happened to some in this "profession".

By the way, Daisy, Runswitch, the PR firm representing Sandmann, is the largest in KY.

And Scott Jennings is very much a Republican political operative.

He turned down a job offer with Trump. Smart man.

He has also won a journalism award, from the same organization that had awarded me, several journalism awards: The Society of Professional Journalists.

And that is because he writes a political column for the Louisville Courier Journal.

He also appears on CNN.

I have heard him multiple times on NPR.

 

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

As always, I happy to help my friends on the other side gather all the facts.

I wonder if Daisy and dude are aware, the Sandmann, the smirking Covington Catholic student, had a PR firm handle his side of the story.

Yes, indeed.

His parents hired the Louisville public relations firm, Runswitch, to do damage control on his behalf.

I wonder if Daisy and dude know, that Scott Jennings, the conservative political commentator, is a partner in Runswitch.

I wonder if the realize that public relations firms, do indeed have an agenda.

Their sole purpose is to sway public opinion.

I believe Scott Jennings has fairly close ties to Mitch McConnell.

Hey, does anybody know if Mr. Phillips has retained a PR firm to get out his side of the story?

Yes, Daisy, facts are a wonderful thing, aren't they?

A link:

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2019/01/21/covington-catholic-runswitch-pr-helped-student-in-controversial-video/2638400002/

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