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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,882
    fife said:
    Print media is going away unfortunately.  Everyone wants short, quick stories.  I for one hate a dragged out story.  Give me the Who, where, how, why and When.  I don't need the back story or tangent of things irrelevant other than to fill up space.

    Something else I dislike is people whom really know nothing about the subject but feel the need to push their agenda on the situation.  I think that's a turn off in any form of news media.

    I also don't mind either form of medium as long as it's articulate, not biased and researched correctly.

    If anything needs fixing it's the op-ed pieces that pass for news.  Hanity is not always news.  Matt Taibbi is not always news.

    Do more reporting and less rabble rousing.
    Hey Tempo, I understand what you are saying here but I do have some questions.  it seems to me that you are kindof wanting different things at the same time.  if as people we want the 3 W of the WHO, THE WHAT, THE WHERE then stories have to be long sometimes. 



    I don't like the 10 page articles that include filler.That type of info should be in sidebars.  Y'all remember sidebars right?
  • fifefife Posts: 3,046
    fife said:
    Print media is going away unfortunately.  Everyone wants short, quick stories.  I for one hate a dragged out story.  Give me the Who, where, how, why and When.  I don't need the back story or tangent of things irrelevant other than to fill up space.

    Something else I dislike is people whom really know nothing about the subject but feel the need to push their agenda on the situation.  I think that's a turn off in any form of news media.

    I also don't mind either form of medium as long as it's articulate, not biased and researched correctly.

    If anything needs fixing it's the op-ed pieces that pass for news.  Hanity is not always news.  Matt Taibbi is not always news.

    Do more reporting and less rabble rousing.
    Hey Tempo, I understand what you are saying here but I do have some questions.  it seems to me that you are kindof wanting different things at the same time.  if as people we want the 3 W of the WHO, THE WHAT, THE WHERE then stories have to be long sometimes. 



    I don't like the 10 page articles that include filler.That type of info should be in sidebars.  Y'all remember sidebars right?
    ok now i get it. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,132
    Absolutely right on summation of U.S. news media in Kunstler's blog yesterday.  Spot on:

    http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/spanking-the-monkey/

    The metamorphosis of the news business from a dignified and necessary component of the public interest to a gong and geek show is now complete. Some of you may remember that it used to be the task of news organizations to actually gather the news from far and wide. When Walter Cronkite came over the airways on CBS news, he “anchored” the revolving team of reporters in the field: we go to Marvin Kalb in Moscow… Fred Graham in Atlanta… Peter Kalischer in Paris… Lesley Stahl in New York…. Do you know what those people were doing? They were reporting the news on site, because it was important to actually be in the places where events were happening and talking to the people involved in them. And, by the way, do you think Marvin Kalb made contact with Russians? Or perhaps reported on other fellow Americans in contact with Russians? (And that was back in the Cold War, when Russia was run by the wicked Boris and Natasha).

    Turn on Anderson Cooper on CNN these days and what do you get: “And now lets turn to our panel for analysis.” Our panel? Analysis? A gang of moonlighting kibitzers with an opinion about what might have actually happened in the world that day, which none of them have been busy actually reporting on. The transformation on the cable networks especially has been insidious. Not so distantly as the days of the Iraq War, CNN checked in every night with Christiane Amanpour, the last of the great foreign correspondents, roving about the Middle East. Do these so-called news organizations even employ any reporters anymore?

    I don’t think so. Perhaps the most important story of the decade is the developing meltdown of governance and authority in Saudi Arabia and a Defcon Red level of potential for major war breaking out between them and Iran. How many reporters do the cable networks have in Riyadh today? What’s on CNN’s home page this morning? Boy dies after eating grilled cheese; Why men use masturbation to harass women; and the lead under their “Top Stories” banner: ‘Magnum, P.I.’ actor John Hillerman dies. Maybe you can find a clue in here why the USA has become a reality-optional society. Maybe it’s the American news media that actually has its dick in its hand.




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  • RunIntoTheRainRunIntoTheRain TexasPosts: 482
    @brianlux ^^^ I 100% agree with your post
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,132
    Last night, I watched Saturday Night Live.  It had been a while since I've watched SNL.  When the two news guys came on and did their always funny thing I thought, man, it's pretty bad when you start to wonder if maybe SNL news is more informative than the other usual suspects. 
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,954
    brianlux said:
    Last night, I watched Saturday Night Live.  It had been a while since I've watched SNL.  When the two news guys came on and did their always funny thing I thought, man, it's pretty bad when you start to wonder if maybe SNL news is more informative than the other usual suspects. 
    To be fair, those two are awesome. Hard to compete with the comedy of reality.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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