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Rant The NEWs - More planes missing

Discussion in 'General' started by andrew8200m, 24 Jul 2014.

  1. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Well...

    Another flight has gone missing in Algeria, another crashed in Taiwan, one shot down last week and one missing vanishing off the face of the earth for weeks on end and probably an eternity to come...

    The NEWS.

    Why does the news prey on the weak and vulnerable who are easily influenced? The amount of planes going missing recently or crashing is no higher than normal yet theres some sort of conspiracy as to the safety of the fellow man says the news to the man.

    Lets side track a little and look and Jimmy S and Rolf + the numerous others that fit that subject. Again, I doubt its anymore serious and involving than what goes down on a daily basis but as its continually brought to the publics attention the world must be going mad and is full of sick people. Why is this awful stuff happening said the news to the man? Well.. its because the world is a dangerous place so lets all buy much cotton wool.


    Pulling away from the serious issues that the news is reporting on and looking at this objectively, the news is focusing on "news" that has a high hit rate/popularity for what ever reason to the public and in doing so gives the false illusion that its now far more serious than it ever was or has been. this is no doubt so that they can high five each other based on ratings and views like some sort of twisted "like" scheme you find on bookface.

    To cut a long story short, why is the news becoming the TV mag or Now!? Why does the daily mail feel the need to subjectify (is there even a word?, I read it often enough) these reports with such horror that its far from the norm and that we should all be so very afraid? Why do other news sites and papers follow suit? Why am I not being told to lock my doors but keep my keys on me for all doors at all times to A, keep me safe from the nasty people outside and B so I can escape in case of a fire no matter what door I need to escape through? Why am I not being told Cars are evil and young drivers the devil as ultimately compared to a couple, of planes going down or going missing is not far from the truth?

    I am yet to find a none bias news source and as a result I need to read the news from all angels and all sources to make my very own patch work quilt that reflects what I believe to be a closer truth by ruling out the rubbish.

    I don't know what to believe any more.. perhaps Elvis isn't dead.. Perhaps there are Americans being abducted by little green men with big eyes and perhaps just maybe their is LSD in the water supply. All I know is that to live in this world now you need to switch off, ignore the "news" and focus on what is affecting you because if you don't these nasty things will certainly happen to you as that's what the media says the world is all about.

    Im just waiting for the start of subliminal messages in my new reports to start buying alarmingly obscure amounts of tinned food, joining the Navy or thinking that donating to charitys that ultimately pay for supplies to militias in other countrys to carry on with their religious wars be that the original intention or not..


    End rant.
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Well, I guess reality is what you make of it


     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Because it sells.
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Answer: Because it sells.

    Edit: damn you KidMod-Southpaw :D.
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    No one is impartial.

    I propose robots to take over news editorial:
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    (But who will be programming the robots? )
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    "Not enough LSD in the water in location HRU5. Please respond accordingly."

    When the time comes, armageddon outta here.
     
  7. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Fear sells, it's as simple as that.
     
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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    MD83 went missing 50 mins after take off
     
  9. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I win! :D

    Also:

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  10. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    There's no news like bad news.

    I've stopped watching the news and reading the papers because it is all so depressing. It does mean I miss some of the goings on in the world, but then I am happier for it. I know the world is an evil place; I don't need reminding of it on a daily basis.
     
  11. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    This, entirely. I stopped consuming news (tv/online) a few years ago. Much happier as a result - probably more ignorant on some issues, for example the ukraine/russia thing at the moment -- don't know much about it, but on the other hand, I don't much care especially as I can't do anything about it. :worried:
     
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  12. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I'm down to just reading the news online periodically, mainly because both BBC and ITV news (the morning ones especially) are bad on so many levels and the papers are generally awful.

    Also dem savings when you don't buy papers. :p
     
  13. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    The media has lost its honesty, moral integrity and ultimately its conscience. Gone are the days of reliable and honest reporting where little Timmy fell down the well. Today is the day of fear of im going to go any buy myself a metaphor and silence myself from this charade of BS Im continually subject to by wrapping myself up in cotton wool and forgetting about my life in the glass house.

    Edit: Im glad so many of you also don't pay attention and don't care much about it all so although your having a joke about it its still nice to know :)
     
  14. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    I think this sums it up perfectly

     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  16. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    The news follows public interest (as determined by sales/hits/internet chatter trending stuff), plus whatever agendas media moguls/advertisers etc may have.

    Once a type of story that perhaps hasn't been covered or occurred recently crops up and the media register that the public is interested, they will logically hunt down similar stories - it's simple business sense, no?

    Where you, or others, may be going wrong, is allowing yourself to believe that news coverage = importance. That is just down to media marketing - thrusting whatever product (story) they can get their hands on in such a way as to persuade us we need to know about it).

    Importance is subjective/personal - nothing really matters, does it?
     
  17. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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  18. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    I only said 'may', and by saying you need to sift through the news to find the stuff you want implies that you think that at least some of it is important.

    All communication is influential/manipulative, intended or otherwise. We all in one big mother-****ing melting pot. You don't like it? Get out of the melting pot.
     
  19. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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  20. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    Hang on, I'm confused. There are still people who think that commercial, mainstream media is here to inform/educate us?
     

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