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sleepsleep



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sleepsleep
as title,
so many killings daily, raping, child kidnapping occurred everyday.
person A backstab person B, bribery, cheating, corrupted people trying to gain power, gov trying to corrupts society and etc.

wat the f***ing nobody change this.
ya, i am quite emotional when typing this, but i really get sick getting this kinda news daily.
Post 13 Jan 2008, 16:58
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vid
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that's easy: don't watch news.

Today news hold next to zero real information, it's just another consumer crap, like reality show etc. I stopped watching news few years ago, and instead spend tim gathering some *real* information
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sleepsleep
but r u telling me, the children get kidnapped news is consumer crap?
the bomb drop by planes to make people die is crap?
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:01
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vid
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but r u telling me, the children get kidnapped news is consumer crap?

Exactly. They don't display it because they care for children, they display it because it gets attention of people. If they would care about children, they would talk about REAL problems, like poverty in africe, where MUCH more children die/suffer, than because of kidnapping. When was the last you saw discussion about economic inequality and causes of poverty in TV?

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the bomb drop by planes to make people die is crap?

As long as they report only some of these incidents, and keep silent about others, yes it's crap. Such selective tendentious information is worse than no information at all.
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:19
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edfed



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i totally agree with you vid.
TV is a crap, a brain washer, a money gate, a power tool...

are you sure you are not me?
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:46
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vid
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are you sure you are not me?

pretty sure, i hope Laughing
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edfed



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sleepsleep, go to bed, don't watch tv.
tv is bad.
bed is glad.

news are only there to take attention of people, by watching TV, people think they are intelligent because they "understand" what is told by this evil box.

reading the times is crap too, but at least, you read, you can reflect while reading, impossible if you watch tv.

some studes have determined that TV really take the control of the brain.
TV claims the result of this studes by saying:
TV is good, it helps to rest. it puts the brain in a state of awake sleeping.
I claim, TV is bad, it wash your brain, force it to invalidate your own cache and TLB.
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:55
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Vov4ik



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Vov4ik
Modern mass-media is an instrument to rule people at first, and, at second, it is a tool to ear great money on people's curiosity.
Neither true communism, nor true democracy are unreacheble on the current developmental stage of society. And this stage depends on us (not US of cource).
My country had an attempt of construction of communism, but in _one_separatre_ country. Another part of society had different views on life. Nowadays, most of people are seperated, everyone for himself and global interests look like something unusual.
But globalization isn't panacea too and modern society must solve this problem as early as possible. But... may be each country takes different way again... it is a vicious circle...
Post 13 Jan 2008, 17:57
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tom tobias



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sleepsleep wrote:
...but i really get sick getting this kinda news daily.
well, here's a different thought:
How about reading something newsworthy which is NOT reported in the news. I have in mind stories about disappearance of the flora and fauna of the planet, a result of human activity. Science articles are both fascinating, and interesting news items. Financial news is often ego boosting, particularly if one has invested in a company that has prospered even as others have failed....
Personally, I follow sports news, DAILY, no exception, seven days out of seven:
http://www.hoopshype.com/rumors.htm
I also have found that the English language journals are largely useless as sources of news, when compared with German language or French language newspaper articles..... Perhaps you could compare your local reporting with international reporting in a foreign language.
Post 13 Jan 2008, 18:50
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Madis731



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Sad, but mostly true and I have to agree. Things are blown so full of air that I can't imagine why those news-bubbles won't burst.
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drhowarddrfine



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(I used to work in television, including the news, many years ago)

In the past, at least in the US, news departments were funded differently than the rest of the company. Particularly national news networks. They frequently lost money but the idea was to uphold the reputation that the reporters were not influenced by any sponsor or received any money for their efforts. This is no longer true and some news organizations are actually under the "entertainment" department division.

News is now influenced and sometimes generated by commercial outsiders. Some stories are reported based on a letter from the PR department of some business but not investigated. Stories are shown that develop excitement to the viewer which raises ratings so the show brings in more sponsors and revenue. It's more exciting and profitable to show a big fire than to show an under handed political agenda (or even take the necessary time to discover it).

Local news is ridiculous, stupid to the point of insanity and childishness.

Todays news is a sham and a joke. In the US, the late news on PBS television and NPR news on radio are the only ones worth listening to or watching. On radio, I like listening to the BBC.

I worked with "real reporters" when I was in television, but the tide was already turning and, even then, they would sometimes roll their eyes at the stories that were aired.
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shoorick



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i do read news, but absolutely agree, that mass-media - it's a kind of busyness and tool to modify our mind, so, we must be careful
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revolution
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vid wrote:
that's easy: don't watch news.
This is easily the best solution. By not watching it you are not supporting it and the sponsors will become less inclined to fund it. The extreme is that everyone decides not to watch it, all the sponsors get no coverage to the general population and then the news will stop because of no finding. Of course in the real world people are basically gullible and will watch almost anything that is shown with good looking presenters, catchy music and shiny graphics in the background.

I go slightly further than most in that I don't have a TV. I found it just a waste of time and provided no beneficial stimulus that I could not get elsewhere.

People sometimes tell me I 'have to watch it just to be aware of what is going on'. My response is usually something like; 'I have been unaware of "what is going on" for the last 20 years and I still survive (very happily) without such knowledge'. I also then will query them about that happened last month and how it was so important to know it. They are then usually at a loss to remember what happened last month and thus can find no compelling evidence to support their assertion.

It is also interesting to note that while me not having a TV usually makes people assume I don't know what is happening they are often stunned to realise that in fact I know more than they do about things happening. I attribute this to the fact that actively seeking knowledge from reputable sources gives two benefits. 1) the amount/depth of knowledge and the rate it is gained is decided by me and 2) the fluffy air stories are completely eliminated. eg. I don't care about the latest antics of the pop stars so I decide not to learn about it this gives me more time to learn about important things that are more likely to affect me or interest me.
Post 14 Jan 2008, 10:56
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drhowarddrfine



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revolution,
You are 100% correct. If I wasn't such a sports fan, I wouldn't own a TV either. Actively seeking your own content is far better as you describe. I have noticed that, when the power goes out, my family tends to gather in the living room and just talk about things; something we should do every day.
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Borsuc



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Borsuc
Slightly off-topic but about TVs:

I watch TV for movies, not for news. Sometimes for news too, but I don't take those as "God's" words (if you put it like that), but in general I'm not interested in news.

Watching movies on the TV is cool because I get to see a lot of movies without paying a lot, and then if I like one a lot I buy the DVD... without basing on stupid biased reviews (in general, monster movies, even with good stars, are underappreciated!). Plus watching it on DVD looks cool, especially since I'm interested more in quality rather than "sheer size" (also mine is quite big, 70cm, and heavy (50kg) since it's a CRT, but more importantly for me is that it has the good quality of a CRT at 100Hz, and I buy the TV to watch it rather than move it around).
Post 14 Jan 2008, 16:52
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rhyno_dagreat



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The only thing that TV is good at: porn.

There. I said it.

And adult swim on cartoon network in the US.

There. I said that too.

Don't like it. Tough.

[rhyno swim]
Post 17 Jan 2008, 06:17
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vid
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The only thing that TV is good at: porn.

i don't agree.. At least for slovak TV, porn that's on it is a real shit.... nothin to my taste
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LocoDelAssembly
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And adult swim

YES!! It is excelent, sealab 2021 is a must see.
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