Corporate media summed up in one picture...

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2016 was...

  1. ...a respectable year for legacy media.

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  2. ...a total disaster for legacy media.

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  1. SteveJobzniak, Jan 21, 2017
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    Corporate media summed up in one picture: Gleefully reporting garbage...

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    ...while Trump supporters put out the fires:

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    Okay, I lied[1]. Two pictures.

    [1]: Just practicing for my job application at CNN. :p
     
  2. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    The Tweet claiming the bust of MLK was removed from the Oval Office was another example of great journalism. The retweets proved it even more.
     
  3. SteveJobzniak thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah... Nobody should be surprised that grassroots media is rising and taking their place.

    The worst part is, that there's just one thing the legacy media has to do to regain their trust: Stop lying. But they can't.

    Buzzfeed, if you're reading this: People Hate Your Lies? Here's One Simple Trick Journalists Won't Believe! Just Start Telling The Truth!

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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/m...tweet-first-check-facts-later/article/2612547
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    LOL at the irony of this thread and the example used.
     
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    You just don't get it do you? It's the job of the media to report the news, not get involved and be part of it. That being said it was rather ridiculous how many people were gathered around a burning trash can to take a photo.
     
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    Corporate media is obsolete. The only useful media is the Media of the People.
     
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    I'm watching CNN, they're getting more desperate by the minute, in fact I'm becoming a little concerned about the mental well being of some of my favorite pundits. It may only be a matter of time until Van Jones tries to hang himself with his tie live on air or Jack Tapper leaps out of the studio window.
     
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    Soon enough, CNN's anchors will start getting drunk on air and crying that they're "a terrible person to date", and drunkenly offer to have their nipples pierced, before finally getting their mic cut off...

    Oh wait... that happened on CNN this New Year's Eve... Hmm. :)

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/...ts-a-piercing-and-has-his-mic-turned-off.html
     
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    Oh yeah, I actually saw that live, it was pretty funny.
     
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    Me too. It was funny to see Don Citrus Fruit rambling drunkenly. Not too different from the usual.
     
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    The corporate media has been a total disaster every year this century.
     
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    To paraphrase Churchill, the legitimate media (CNN, NYT, NBC, etc.) are the worst form...except for all the others.

    Look at the "alternative" media -- hate radio, conservative bloggers, right wing TV networks and the like -- all propagandists for elitists angling to take full control of our government. And obviously, it worked.

    For all their mistakes and trivialities, there is still no substitute for professional journalists reporting real information. If American voters are going to be relying on "alternative" media from now on, the country's doomed.
     
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    "Sean Spicer warns .... against danger of 'tweet first check facts later' "

    That guy should really consider a career in writing comedy.
     
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    Funny the person who tweeted this retracted it as soon as he found out it wasn't correct and Sean Spicer accepted his apology. Of course Sean Spicer would know a thing or two about lying because he's quite good at it.
     
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    HAHA!
     
  16. BigHonkingDeal, Jan 22, 2017
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    Baghdad Bob.....


     
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    Spicer's been saying, "We're going to hold the press accountable."

    No, Sean, it's actually the other way around.
     
  18. SteveJobzniak thread starter Suspended

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    I am surprised that you want a corrupt media owned by 5 corporations that are then free to lie about the government with impunity. Both sides must be held accountable.
     
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    It is the media's job to hold goverment accountable
    It is the public's job to hold both the media and goverment accountable
    It is NOT the job of the goverment to hold the press accountable (unless it is the goverments of China, North Korea or Belarus....)
     
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    And how do you propose "the people" hold the press accountable if they only have access to the fake news from the corporate media, and not the facts from the White House?

    The government, media and people need to all hold each other accountable, equally. Fair and balanced.
     
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    I do want the legitimate media broken up into smaller more independent groups, the way they used to be. I do want their news organizations split from their entertainment organizations, the way they used to be. I don't see the legitimate media as nearly as corrupt, or nearly as big liars, as the "alternative" media whose job it is to produce their own set of false, alternate "facts".
     
  22. SteveJobzniak, Jan 22, 2017
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    Yes, that needs to happen. Journalism truly went down the gutter when everything was swallowed into a few massive corporations who push their own scripted agendas via their outlets:





    We need media to be independent again!
     
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    "facts from the White House" is really just "the way POTUS wants to spin it" (not related soley to Trump, has been so forever)

    Sure the media needs to be fixed, but goverment stepping in is the end of democracy.

    What is needed is a public that won't believe FOX blindly when they call CNN fake or vice versa.
    Good luck with that.......
     
  24. SteveJobzniak, Jan 22, 2017
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    Well, if the media just reported facts instead of constantly getting caught making up provably fake news to fit the biases and narratives of their "reporters", then I would agree.

    But they don't. So we need the media and the government to tell us everything they know and to lay the facts on the table.

    To fight for the retention of total corporate media control of all news is totalitarian and very dangerous towards democracy and transparency. We've never needed total transparency and all the facts more than now. The corporate media has been caught as serial liars, spinning everything to suit their agenda. We've seen their flaws and the rabid hiveminds working in their backrooms. FOX news included. To keep such corrupt corporate media in control of the news is a very dangerous thing for democracy:

    Here CBS radio is reporting on the 4 Black Lives Matter thugs who tortured a mentally handicapped white boy, while screaming "f-ck white people, f-ck Donald Trump" and cutting the white boy with a knife. They twisted and faked everything to make it sound like white boys attacked a black boy and called him the "n-word" while voicing their "white power" allegiance to Donald Trump. They literally faked news to fit their "white people are evil and Trump is hitler" narrative:



    Wow, just wow. Disgusting "reporting". This is the true face of so-called "real" news outlets. They are just regular, fallible humans - and if any of them refuse to fall in line and spew the channel's narrative then they get fired or marginalized. To say that they don't have any bias and corruption is laughable. Do you really want such despicable corporate media scumbags to keep telling us what "real news" is?

    Luckily the days of being spoonfed lies by corporate outlets are over. Social media, grassroots media and a government that speaks directly to the people (instead of "filtering everything through a media lens that tells you what to feel about it") are finally here. Transparency and accountability is finally here.
     
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    Accountability in both directions is more than fine! Just leave out the fictitious spin.
     

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