ANOTHER mass shooting! (Shooter kills 4; 30 injured)

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by lostngone, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    After reading this headline do you think the media has a anti-gun agenda?

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  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    o_O No. It tells me that a single newspaper is doing a sloppy job reporting the news.
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    A woman drove her car into a crowd at the OSU Homecoming parade.
     
  5. lostngone thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    OMG a small town newspaper gets it’s headline wrong, and you are shouting like it’s the end of the Second amendment.;)



    This is more a case for the First Amendent.:p
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The Traverse City Record- Eagle, well known as the newspaper of record.

    Get over yourself OP and a few others. Your obsession with guns is far from healthy.
     
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    Agreed. If anything, the OP just affirmed New World Communications v. Akre, which grants the media's right to lie to be covered under the 1A.

    Congratulations. Your rather unhealthy obsession of/for guns served you laughably horribly.

    BL.
     
  9. steve knight Suspended

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    if we use this logic with fox news then man the GOP is really looking bad.
     
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    Media wishful thinking along the lines of:

    Dewey defeats Truman.
    or
    Clinton defeats Trump.

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  11. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I await the headline:

    Shooter Kills 5; Injures 22 in Whale-Watching Ship Sinking

    :rolleyes:

    BL.
     
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    I RED EET 2! AR GURRRRD!
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    The comments are absolutely gold. Such well-adjusted and rational gun apologists.
     
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    Lol my favorite:

     
  16. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Why else would a newspaper in Michigan, no-where near local to the incident, and privy to the major US newswires, completely smeg up an article with such a blatantly false byline, go to press with it, and not expect any such backlash?

    To use one of @jkcerda's lines: play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    However, it's interesting to note which people here are playing the apologist/rationalist card; some of which are the usual suspects.

    BL.
     
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    Michael Moore is pretty fat, so he can be behind plenty of things :p
     
  20. steve knight Suspended

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    I can see this happening it happens so often they have a headline ready and they just change the numbers.
     
  21. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I was gonna say something like that.

    See, they've just gotten used to reporting mass shootings...

    You know...it's kind of like the first few weeks of this year, when out of sheer habit you were still writing "2014" on checks and stuff.
     
  22. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I was going to guess automatic headline generation. It would be an easy mistake to make for a machine learning package.
     
  23. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    A solar eclipse, for one.

    The newspaper blamed the page layout artist. Dunno about that. Artists lay out copy, not write it.
     
  24. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    One irrelevant newspaper = the whole media.

    Okay.


    I always say, there's nothing more vile than the comments section of right wingers online.
     
  25. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    And that's just sad.

    I don't know if it's true, but I'm told the job of news editor -- you know, the one guy who reviews the stories, writes the headlines, and makes sure the details, spelling and grammar are accurate before the stories are printed or put online -- is largely passé.

    I can believe it. If you've read any online news copy lately, surely you've noticed how bad it's become. Primarily I see (or rather, don't see) dropped words that make sentences hard to follow. I also see sentences and even whole paragraphs repeated within the same article. It's gotten ridiculous.
     

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