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Forum Post: Martin Bashir makes main stream media look inept and they didn't need his help.

Posted 11 months ago on Oct. 25, 2013, 8:31 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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For those of you that need ketchup...............look here

Martin Bashir doesn't get it. He will never get it.

And then there is this Thank's D

Al Jazeera just shot itself.

Mother Jones has intentionally slipped away from what it used to be. Even the Center For Public Integrity is funded by some interesting people.

So, some of our bloggers are actually better journalists and some of our wanna be journalists should stick to blogging. Our independent media has been gifted the opportunity to step up and show how it is done but they refuse to do it. Instead they repeat themselves. There is a true shortage of talent and news.

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches

“Oftentimes I get a query from someone who saw something I said on YouTube,” he continues. “And they ask me ‘Why’d you say this?’ But of course, if a talk’s on YouTube, there aren’t any footnotes. But if they bothered to look up something in print, they would’ve seen why I said that.”

Chomsky then went on to denigrate those whose primary sources of knowledge are online, saying that when he tells these people they should “take a look at something they can look up and read, that usually ends the conversation.”

“The idea that you might want to read something is too much, can’t do that.” http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/23/chomsky-the-internet-is-full-of-people-who-cant-read-and-want-to-talk-about-sandwiches/

That must be the reason..................

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

I dunno. I am on several cooking sites. There can be a some pretty good discussions on sandwiches, but they are dedicated to it- not FB. There is an actual art in making pickled red onions and layering it with roast beef and a horseradish sauce. You are right, though, most can't handle that.

I think it goes back to some of these sites changing how we communicate and how we view privacy as well. There is an entire generation that seems to be confused between subjective and objective and could you make that three paragraphs long at most?

There are groups of people (shills) that are ready to take advantage of it. They would be really good at what they do except they don't read actual books either.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

Maybe it would have been a better statement to say - the internet is full of people who will not read or who refuse to read and are incapable of thinking for themselves ( kinda like trolls/sellouts/shills ).

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

It's a clash between sheer laziness and refusing to demand more from the independent news outlets.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

As well as a poor education and upbringing. Slaves to the propaganda.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

Well, if the least that can be done is where independent media is at then we don't need their shit either.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

We do need to continue to share out good food for thought and perhaps one day media will follow.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

You can always tell when a journalist doesn't have a damn thing to really say.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

Yep - for one tell-tale they get that lost look in their eyes waiting for their next que card.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

Well, independent media sources don't really have that excuse. That's why I say they are blowing it. They are literally gifted the opportunity and, yet, refuse in many instances to step up.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

They need our critique. Some times it helps to hear from the audience to then rededicate to the job/opportunity.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

They have about 30 years of books that critique the media as it stands.....

which leads us right back to the internet is full of people who can't read and want to talk about sandwiches.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28439) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 months ago

All in all though - I think we have more people waking up taking notice and getting involved - it is just a matter ( I feel ) to grab the attention/interest of the rest and get them to recognize - That - YES - this does very seriously affect them.

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[-] -1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 11 months ago

It's a lot of work running a democracy. The people aren't quite up to the challenge as of right now. Its a lot of work.

[-] -2 points by autumnnites (-2) 11 months ago

Actually, Martin just showed that the Dems have their own wacko birds!

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

Not at all. Martin looks incredibly and unbelievably stupid. Really stupid. This is where he pretends that he is objective but, he isn't. It's a show for the sake of the show.