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Old 2010-03-16, 23:56
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News fakes deep flood, humorous, but also scary.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mo...-shallow-flood

Ok, this is freaking hilarious .
But awful.
Talk about news being utterly untrustworthy these days. Good grief.
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Old 2010-03-17, 02:36
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Old 2010-03-17, 03:05
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Oh god, that's terrible.

There was an interview here about someone in Iraq and the interviewer said "So you don't feel safe even though you have armed personal next to you?"
The interviewee then replied "No, your producer wanted them there".
Best response and, this is the funny part, it was completely live. No time shift of 7 seconds for censoring, no safe guards, nothing.
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Old 2010-03-17, 03:12
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"So, you listen to me. Listen to me: Television is not the truth! Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business!"

"But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell. We'll tell you that, uh, Kojak always gets the killer, or that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker's house, and no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don't worry, just look at your watch; at the end of the hour he's going to win. We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality, and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you! You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even *think* like the tube! This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God's name, you people are the real thing! *WE* are the illusion! So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off! Turn them off right in the middle of the sentence I'm speaking to you now! TURN THEM OFF..."
~Howard Beale in "The Network"

Precisely what I think of television, most of it anyway.
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Old 2010-03-17, 05:58
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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...in.a.bong.KETV
And all the other videos on that page look fake too.

I didn't think major news networks straight up stage stories... that should be very illegal.
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Old 2010-03-17, 11:39
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You know, I was dissalusioned a bit by this.
I always knew a lot of news was a lie, but mostly a passive lie. One due to oversimplification, a lack of understanding of statistics, and in many case's a natural bias towards one set of culture/politics.

International misleading like this done so blatantly is just shocking. And its equally shocking there doesn't seem to be much outcry over it
Just a satirical show pointing it out.

I always thought you'd at least have various news outlets being keen to point out eachothers mistakes to make themselves look better by comparison.
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Old 2010-03-17, 12:42
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Agreed. If this is true and ABC news actually did that (and it's not just a joke), then it's very disturbing no one cares and it just gets 5 seconds "moment of zen".
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We don't have tv channels We only watch DVDs. We agreed long ago that what's going on inside of this box is useless.

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The most shocking thing is this:

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Agreed. If this is true and ABC news actually did that (and it's not just a joke), then it's very disturbing no one cares and it just gets 5 seconds "moment of zen".
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It is a scary thing, indeed, for the media to fake news in such a blatant way.
However, it is even more scary the actual news they hide and decide not to inform the population.
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Old 2010-03-20, 06:53
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My current ava would say enough on this subject.
It's from the movie "la antenna" btw
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