Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Re: O/T Does anyone take the media seriously?
I read/watch/listen to all media w/ a critical (and very skeptical) mind. Most all the media organizations are owned by the same vermin (or category thereof); and, most I have nothing or little in common w/.
I was involved in a supposedly 'news worthy' event some time back that held me in negative light (alleged event[s] trumped up, circumstances completely beyond my control). Newspaper report slanted strongly 'anti-me'; article stated I had been called but had no comment. Ha! The reporter called and left message on machine a couple of hours before article went to press; no comment my eye! Local/regional TV splashed my mug all over the 6 and 11:00 news report, reporting in similiar negative light. Many gross inaccuracies in reports.
Then, once vindicated/exonerated/cleared in a hostile forum, the newspaper never printed a word. Local TV reported my vindication as a 'surprise outcome'!
The media? While I was never as skeptical as before the above event, I believe VERY little now. Ruining and humilation of folks through supposedly neutral reporting, yet relying on the sensationalization of non-events is the only way they know. It's all about market share and selling ad time/space to make more money and increase their personal income and grandeur.
The media and most associated therewith are pathetic. Anyone w/ any ethics or morals, involved w/ their biased reporting, would find a more honest profession.
Sorry for the soapbox, but this thread hit a nerve that is still raw. This is my first opportunity to vent on this issue. Thanks for the opportunity.