A Country divided by the media

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  1. SolaSaint

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    I'm currently watching Hannity report on the Ferguson, MO situation. He was talking to Dana Lesch and others about the recent eye witness reports of Michael Brown charging the cop. Dana admitted her witness was not vetted but it seems to match what the other one said. Then I turn to MSNBC and listen to "The Lst Word" and the dude on the show was commenting on the same issue and the FACT that there is absolutely no one coming to the authorities with a witness stating Brown was charging the cop. OK, MSNBC is obviously LYING for there are people with evidence to the contrary with the eyewitnesses that say the cop shot Brown in the back execution style.

    So why does MSNBC do this? Do they want a race war or ratings or controversy. I just don't get it. Every time I turn on MSNBC they almost always have the opposite story or view of Fox. Not that Fox is always right, but MSNBC seems to always take the side that causes more controversy. I think we saw the same thing in the Travon Martin case.

    Seems like any story that comes to the media gets MSNBC seeing one way and Fox seeing it the exact opposite way. They both seem to be adding trouble to the Ferguson situation.
     
  2. carpro

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    MSNBC is not a news source at all.

    When they are not carrying water for the left, their goal is to divide the public.

    Always.

    And that is the same as carrying water for the left.
     
  3. righteousdude2

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    You are correct. Someone in the media is hoping for a rce war, it would prop up their 24 hour ratings!

    I never watch the liberal networks, as they anger me. One of the worse is our local news, an affiliate of, you guessed, NBC. They are so liberal they can no longer recognize the truth!

    I can listen to other local networks, and I am swearing this as true, all three have a different slant on the issue. Sad. So sad! Especially when lifes are involved and communities, and business owners who have put their life time investments into businesses be vandalized and looted, while the police, do nothing, to avoid further criticsm!

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. SolaSaint

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    I guess a National Media outlet that has Al Sharpton as a commentator says much. This buffoon Sharpton needs to keep his mouth shut and stop race baiting.

    Did you all see the Gov of Missouri now come out and call for prosecution of the cop before the Grand Jury evens looks at the evidence. This thing gets enflamed everyday. This doesn't turn out well as I see it. Either the cop gets railroaded or Ferguson gets burned down, the thugs will get their way.
     
  5. Gina B

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    If people weren't stupid enough to take the bait and/or ignorant enough to act on it, places like those wouldn't have an audience. Which means we've massively failed to educate ourselves and our children or instill proper values.
     
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    Well yea....and stupidity has everything to do with it.:laugh:
     
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    It comes down to ....

    Everybody getting what they wanted. CHANGE! Change in how our borders are maintained. Change in how tyo put down a riot, even if the protesters have a point. Where has the era of dusk to dawn curfews gone? Where has the day of arresting people for rioting gone? Where are the police viewing video and arresting the looters?

    We've got change, and everyone seems afraid to do anything to stop it before it becomes unstoppable! :tonofbricks:
     
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    The same reason Fox had a person on stating there were witnesses that saw Brown charge the officer.

    Why doesn't Fox News interview someone who says there are no people coming forward with eyewitness reports that Brown charged the cop?

    They could have put both sides on the air at the same time.

    The fact is that both networks are placating their base, and giving their advertisers the content they are paying for.

    It's the News Cycle. (I ought to put that in my sig.)
     
  9. Zaac

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    I'm glad you noted that FOX isn't always right. FOX does the exact same thing that MSNBC and CNN does. They are telling the news from a commentary perspective more than they want to acknowledge and the anchors of every one of your cable news networks are doing it more and more because it agrees with the demographic they are reaching.

    The country isn't divided over the media. It's divided over politics and the love of money.
     
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    Apparently, there are a dozen witnesses to support the policeman in question. So that would hardly be political.
     
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    What amazes me is that more people on here and elsewhere can't see that and recognize that both sides ALWAYS do the exact same thing, and that individuals are always gonna rag against the side that doesn't support its politics.

    These news stations are basically political machines designed to appeal to political bases.
     
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    I thought you do not get to watch Fox News. So how would you know?


    Anyway Fox has interviewed both types of accounts. IN fact Fox is the only news source that puts both sides of issues on their programs.
     
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    No they aren't. That's just what the "conservative" narrative has become. All of the cable news networks do it. They just all also are very short and rude with anyone who doesn't hold the majority viewpoint, and end up presenting anything presented contrary to the majority viewpoint on that station as incredulous and beyond possibly containing any truth.

    That's politics.
     
  14. InTheLight

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    I could watch Fox News if I wanted to. I get the channel on my cable package. I rarely watch TV news or TV news programs. I get my news from a variety of sources on the internet.

    Got it from the OP:
    Seems like any story that comes to the media gets MSNBC seeing one way and Fox seeing it the exact opposite way.

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    Fox and CNN are fun to compare top stories on. Sometimes the take is just so completely opposite, it will make you check to be sure it's the same one.
     

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