Sensationalism to sell news

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by rbell, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. rbell

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    I know...they all do it. But it's still aggravating.

    Matt Drudge (http://drudgereport.com/) runs this headline:

    Now...if you know history, and the South, and throw in a few stereotypes to boot...what do you think?

    Well, it ain't none of it. The victim was a white male, and he probably committed suicide. SOURCE

    Tragic? Yes...but I hate seeing "journalists" of any stripe capitalize on stereotypes, sensationalism, and misleading headlines to sell a story. And I usually like drudge. Too many of them might change my mind.
     
  2. James_Newman

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    You sound dissapointed.
     
  3. rbell

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    No no NO NO no!!!!

    My first thought was, "Oh my goodness...PLEASE don't tell me we're reverting to this stuff again." I was afraid there was a lynching. And if there were, Alabama would become a circus. It would get ugly, fast. It just bothers me that drudge (and others) capitalize on the sordid history here to sell a story.

    Please don't lump me into that crowd. I hate racism with every fiber of my being. And this guy's suicide is indeed a tragedy. His family should be in our prayers.
     
  4. StefanM

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    YOUR CHILDREN MAY BE THREATENED WITH PAINFUL DEATH AS THEY SLEEP TONIGHT! ARE YOUR CHILDREN SAFE?


    ....top story coming up next week...
     
  5. Ps104_33

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    That was a very misleading headline. Shame on Matt Drudge for that one. And if I lived in Alabama I wouldnt be happy with that type of stereotype. I am originally from Philadelphia and moved to Florida 4 years ago and I find that blacks and whites get along better in the south than the north.
     
  6. carpro

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    Agreed.:thumbs:
     
  7. hillclimber1

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    He still has a ways to go to compete with the leftists media peddlers though.
     
  8. carpro

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    Agreed, again.:thumbs:
     

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