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simplydiffer On April 30, 2015




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#211New Post! Dec 30, 2011 @ 03:42:00
@treebee Said

I had a very interesting conversation last night about how media is very different worldwide. How News is worded, how it can be so biased by the Governments of the originating countries.

How "worldwide" we are given different priorities via our education and upbringing. Of course the government completely run our education systems, therefore we are rarely taught anything that is not our governments policy for us to learn.

My freind has been working in Japan for a year, shes going back real soon for another year. She was telling me about how the media and government work there and how there is a national ethic.

At first it sounded shocking but actually thinking about it, isnt patriotism the same thing?

Anyways my point being very similar to Doug's last week. About getting a whole story, getting opinions from both sides before drawing your own conclusions.

Reading through the Israel/Lebnanon threads i can see how media works, i can see how people have absolutely different views because geographically they are a long way away from each other and they are subjected to different media.

I know quite a few people on here DO take a look at the news in asia, africa, americas, australasia, europe and can draw thier own conclusions from this.

All i really want to say is, in another part of the world the same story can be told in a very different way. So please, check sources, look from all angels and please think for yourselves.



People always tell me about looking a differents sources withing America, but I've never heard of looking at different sources throughout the world. I know BBC is rater unbiased. They have a balanced perspective, at least when compared to America. However, I don't know about any other country. Sad to say, I've never heard of many of the international new sites.
rosexthorn On August 31, 2021




Winnipeg, Canada
#212New Post! Dec 30, 2011 @ 04:23:41
I may be very, very cynical because I don't believe 99% of what the media puts out there doesn't matter where it comes from.
Deal_With_It On December 02, 2020




Stevens Pass, Washington
#213New Post! Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:21:18
I would add Al Jazeera to the list for world news.

Al Jazeera
rosexthorn On August 31, 2021




Winnipeg, Canada
#214New Post! Jul 23, 2014 @ 18:29:29
Very true Treebs!

News is told very differently in one country depending on which you listen/watch much less what is being reported in another country..

Just like politics, the media is controlled by the governments and will only give what they're able to. The rest of it is up in air and we as one person cannot ever know for sure what is what because we will never have the 'whole' story to opinionate on...
Pink_Astro On July 13, 2016




LA, California
#215New Post! Oct 15, 2015 @ 02:44:32
Well, coming from what I've heard. Aren't all of the reporters just saying what they've been told, like actors and the people who do write the stories are like... producers. So the news is a TV shows! Does this mean the world is a giant TV show?? So if the world is a TV how, who is watching...? Holy s***, they where right......



I need to get out more....















It's been some time since I've posted something humorous. Too long
mrmhead 0 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#216New Post! May 18, 2018 @ 15:40:02
@treebee Said

I had a very interesting conversation last night about how media is very different worldwide. How News is worded, how it can be so biased by the Governments of the originating countries.

How "worldwide" we are given different priorities via our education and upbringing. Of course the government completely run our education systems, therefore we are rarely taught anything that is not our governments policy for us to learn.

My freind has been working in Japan for a year, shes going back real soon for another year. She was telling me about how the media and government work there and how there is a national ethic.

At first it sounded shocking but actually thinking about it, isnt patriotism the same thing?

Anyways my point being very similar to Doug's last week. About getting a whole story, getting opinions from both sides before drawing your own conclusions.

Reading through the Israel/Lebnanon threads i can see how media works, i can see how people have absolutely different views because geographically they are a long way away from each other and they are subjected to different media.

I know quite a few people on here DO take a look at the news in asia, africa, americas, australasia, europe and can draw thier own conclusions from this.

All i really want to say is, in another part of the world the same story can be told in a very different way. So please, check sources, look from all angels and please think for yourselves.


If only things were so simple as they were 12 years ago....

Today, speed to market (airwaves, 0010110101's) seems to take priority over accuracy. Hand in hand with sensationalism. (aka click-bait)

Next important is quantity ...

I was going to start another thread on how ridiculous some of the questions are from reporters, especially during big news events like this (Tx shooting)

"Listen" to the questions being asked, and how.

In prior events, you hear them ask stupid, obvious questions like "Is this the scariest thing you've seen?!?"
...Like maybe someone would answer .. "No, I saw the movie "The Exorcist" and that was worse"

Or sometimes you hear reporters try to plant terms, asking by-standers: "Wow! That fish is as big as a canoe, isn't it?" Followed by a headline "Witness says Canoe Sized Fish ...."
mrmhead 0 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#217New Post! Dec 20, 2018 @ 13:43:20
... And then there is Point of View:

FoxNews headline: Writer touted by CNN as 'Journalist of the Year' forced to resign for fabricating stories

CNN Headline: Germany's Der Spiegel says star reporter Claas Relotius wrote fake stories 'on a grand scale'


To clarify:

His work had received awards from CNN, but a CNN spokesperson said, "Relotius was not associated with CNN, he never worked for the company and never had anything published on CNN platforms."
...
He also penned a feature for Swiss magazine Reportagen, for which he received two CNN Journalist Awards in 2014, including Journalist of the Year. The CNN Journalist Awards were for German-language journalism and decided by an independent jury. The last awards were given in 2015.


Fox

CNN
gakINGKONG On July 15, 2021




, Florida
#218New Post! Aug 02, 2020 @ 16:10:43
Dennis Miller podcast is fun, funny and informative . . . sort of. If you need a break I recommend listening to Dennis.
mrmhead 0 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#219New Post! Aug 02, 2020 @ 17:33:03
@gakINGKONG Said

Dennis Miller podcast is fun, funny and informative . . . sort of. If you need a break I recommend listening to Dennis.



Yeah, I used to watch him when he was on HBO - way back when.
chaski On September 22, 2021
Stalker





Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#220New Post! Aug 03, 2020 @ 00:38:49
Fun conversation.

I remember most if not all the people.

Looks like I didn't participate in this discussion... I expect I was just watching and getting a few laughs... though by page 7 i was off on a year (well really 15 months) long "recreational" trip that started in the Washington, DC area and ended in Santiago, Chile (that part was actually recreation)... with a 10 month stop over in a certain hot, dry and violent part of the world.

Anyway, it's too bad (to my way of thinking) that so many members of TFS didn't stick around to continue this discussion to today...

Oh well... such is life.
Darkman666 5 minutes ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#221New Post! Aug 03, 2020 @ 02:07:01
Looks like I didn't participate in this discussion... I expect I was just watching and getting a few laughs... though by page 7 i was off on a year (well really 15 months) long "recreational" trip that started in the Washington, DC area and ended in Santiago, Chile (that part was actually recreation)... with a 10 month stop over in a certain hot, dry and violent part of the world.


i was twilitezone666, i don't you remember left that year. your right, tiger, that one of my best year on the forum. tiger, you told me back then you remember chaski left that year. you email told me just a minute ago, you weren't lucky in this past year, you, chaski, you stay this past year on the forum.

tiger, you aren't really have a bad year, this past year!
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