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Old 03-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Does any of this surprise you? If there's one thing that the gov'ts around the world learned from WWII, it's that control of the media and propaganda is the key to maintaining power over the sheep.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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I see so many posts in political threads in this forum that makes it obvious the poster shaped his opinion from the mass media's manipulation. The most classic are the various "left/right" talking points.

It's amazing how rare critical thinking is - especially when it comes to economics and politics - because I do see lots of critical thinking here when it comes to *technical* issues. I wish folks would take that same skill and apply it to the constant mass media propaganda.

P.S. did you see the thing about the exploding GM trucks in the last link? They lie not just about politics...
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #4
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Its very hard to do that because of the lack of verifiable data. UNderstanding what happened in your combustion chamber can be accomplished with proper tools that readily available.

Its just like the old engineering maxim regarding computational tools:

"Garbage in, garbage out."
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:15 AM   #5
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Please, no pile of links. Summarize!
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:22 AM   #6
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How is your blood pressure not just through the roof, Jason?
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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Reuters' misleading photos on the Israeli incident:

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=381281
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I had myself banned form that section of m.net, can you cliff's notes here?
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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I had myself banned form that section of m.net, can you cliff's notes here?
Lulz. I wonder why?

Here is the OP

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Looks like they're up to their old tricks regarding the (cough cough) "peaceful" Gaza flotilla;

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06...ade-commandos/

http://www.honestreporting.com/artic...ught_Again.asp

They admitted it in 2007; looking forward to their next excuse.

http://blogs.reuters.com/blog/2007/0...d-photographs/



I guess when they said "satisfied" they meant spreading anti-Israeli propaganda gets them off, because they sure did it again
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And the point is?
Some of us are not sheeple and we know why certain topics are portrayed in a certain fashion.
What is the point?
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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The point is to share some info, which I for one appreciate.

What the **** is your point exactly besides acting the badass newb?
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #12
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My point is that this obvious to more folks than most sheeple care to admit.
I appreciate the OP post, but there must be a point: like folks, pay attention, don't be fooled, etc. I canceled my cable some 10 years ago, and dumped TV some 2 years ago. My life is better since!
What part of brainwashing do you you get bothered by to the point of attacking this newb?
I agree with most of the content posted by OP? Do you? If yes, then what is the problem?
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I think I may have figured out where the Statist Leftie bias of the media comes from. It's simply that the journalists all come from the same University system!

"A left of center private email list of 400 journalists that plotted strategy and opinions":
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40308.html

(Note: I am no fan of the GOP but you can see above how biased the journos are)

This bias in the University system is a result of Big Money funding Fabian Socialism thought in the universities since the 1930s:
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...pt_foundations
http://www.realityzone.com/hiddenagenda2.html

Note that Corporatism (gov't passing laws to protect big business from smaller competitors, e.g. bailouts), aka Corporate Socialism, Socialism, Fabian Socialism (aka Welfarism), and Fascism can all co-exist.

More:

--quote--
Journolist's coordinated attack on Palin in 2008
http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/22/wh...f-attack/print

They also tried to spin the Jeremiah Wright "God damn America" story.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&a...safe=images%22

They went after columnist Fred Barnes, calling him a racist.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...ctions_opinion

This same naive coordination strategy was adopted by the Ph.D. spinmeisters on global warming. When their site was hacked, and their emails were posted, it derailed the United Nations' long-planned conference on "climate change."
--end quote--


Thank the gods for the Internet, the traditional news media are dying.
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