Yet again our media fails us

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Yet again our media fails us

Just read the article. I've searched google for this story but only find it on one major news outlet.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/25/beaten-man-restaurant/14598819/

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2014/08/man_beaten_at_mississippi_rest.html

Why is CNN or any other major media org not running this story. Is it because the media doesn't want to "get people all worked up"?

Then why is CNN posting an audio tape of the "11 shots fired" from a person claiming to have been doing a video chat and recorded the "11 shots"???

I listened to the video and I'm convinced that it is a complete fake.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/26/michael-brown-shooting-police-ferguson/14612081/


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Do you expect the national

Do you expect the national media to report on every crime?

 


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Beyond Saving wrote:Do you

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Do you expect the national media to report on every crime?

It is related to Furgeson. They are reporting EVERY THING related to Furgeson and have the fake audio recording which hasn't even been verified yet. Where is the responisble journalism? Don't they verify this shit before they release it.


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Not in America. Fast food

Not in America. Fast food journalism. Every single time I watch American 'news' I see lies and mistakes trotted about. It's in Canada too, though not quite as widespread. Yet.

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 I am disgusted with the

 I am disgusted with the media. I think I'm done with watching news from American sources. While I've always had outside sources to show a more world view on news I believe that I can no longer trust American media.


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digitalbeachbum wrote: I am

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 I am disgusted with the media. I think I'm done with watching news from American sources. While I've always had outside sources to show a more world view on news I believe that I can no longer trust American media.




welcome to 1997.

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iwbiek wrote:digitalbeachbum

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 I am disgusted with the media. I think I'm done with watching news from American sources. While I've always had outside sources to show a more world view on news I believe that I can no longer trust American media.


welcome to 1997.

1997?


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By my memory, that's about

By my memory, that's about the time I gave up on US media. Though I think the downward spiral started when CNN started their 24 hour news network.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:iwbiek

digitalbeachbum wrote:

iwbiek wrote:
digitalbeachbum wrote:

 I am disgusted with the media. I think I'm done with watching news from American sources. While I've always had outside sources to show a more world view on news I believe that I can no longer trust American media.


welcome to 1997.

1997?




basically what i meant was, if you're just now giving up on american media, you're way behind.


still, ditto what vastet said. 1997 was the apex of the pre-9/11 golden age of american tabloid news: princess di's death, the lewinsky scandal, the jonbenet ramsey scandal, etc. the thing is, a lot of people talk about how 9/11 changed all that: it made us "grow up" as a country and start caring about "real news" again. bullshit. yeah, the subject matter may be more serious, but the reporting techniques have only grown more pornographic.


imo, news reporting of any integrity in america died with edward r. murrow.

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iwbiek wrote:digitalbeachbum

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digitalbeachbum wrote:

iwbiek wrote:
digitalbeachbum wrote:

 I am disgusted with the media. I think I'm done with watching news from American sources. While I've always had outside sources to show a more world view on news I believe that I can no longer trust American media.


welcome to 1997.

1997?


basically what i meant was, if you're just now giving up on american media, you're way behind.
still, ditto what vastet said. 1997 was the apex of the pre-9/11 golden age of american tabloid news: princess di's death, the lewinsky scandal, the jonbenet ramsey scandal, etc. the thing is, a lot of people talk about how 9/11 changed all that: it made us "grow up" as a country and start caring about "real news" again. bullshit. yeah, the subject matter may be more serious, but the reporting techniques have only grown more pornographic.
imo, news reporting of any integrity in america died with edward r. murrow.

Ah. Well I stopped liking 24 hours news when the first Iraq war started, so 1991? It wasn't until I got the Roku box that I was completely cut off to it.


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The Media.

 Ah.. the Media,

I gave up pretty much totally on the commercial media many years ago.

Here in Australia we have had an alternative in the 'ABC', originally the Australian Broadcasting Company, which became a 'Commission' when thw Federal government got involved, and currently a 'Corporation'. Not sure exactly how its current business model works, but at least they don't have advertisements interrupting the programs, whether News or anything else. I have long been pretty dedicated to their News broadcasts and other related programs to keep me informed, but in recent years I have moved more to BBC programs available online directly or as podcasts. The only News sources from the US I follow at all consistently are from PBS and NPR.

I have pretty much completely abandoned commercial sources, whatever the country of origin.

I have been pretty satisfied with the audio and video coverage by the BBC of the recent Ferguson events.

I should say that I there are some excellent commercial US sources which cover selected news events, such as the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, and now John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight".

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BobSpence wrote:I have been

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I have been pretty satisfied with the audio and video coverage by the BBC of the recent Ferguson events.

I should say that I there are some excellent commercial US sources which cover selected news events, such as the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, and now John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight".

I watch the BBC but also get NPR and they often have BBC related reports. NPR is the only radio broadcast I listen to for news.

I watch the Daily show and Colbert Report often and have yet to see John Oliver's version of news.


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It really speaks volumes

It really speaks volumes that the best American news shows today are comedies.

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Vastet wrote:It really

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It really speaks volumes that the best American news shows today are comedies.

I remember when I was growing up and they had news reports about when Reagan was shot. The news was really news then and it wasn't this 24 hour drama, in your face until you vomit opinion pieces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRTFyWb9fQU

Given that this is a video tape and was never given to the public live (as they might today) I remember being glued to the TV when this was reported. Then they went back to their regular scheduled program and you were left waiting for Cronkite at the 6pm news hour.

That was news. It wasn't an opinion. It was allowed to unfold in front of you with out some movie producer in the background manipulating it.