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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Well, the fact that journalists tend to be smarter and more well informed than most people has nothing to do with your ramblings. Journalists just tend to be really sharp people in general, able to quickly understand information and synthesize connections between facts and events. Not all, but I'd guess about three quarters of them.
    What journalists? We have very few so called investigative journalists willing to vet a candidate especially to their political leaning. Most just read the prepared copy provided by AP and Reuters. They have become the most lazy ass bunch that ever existed.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    actually they might be smarter than those who don't attend college but many of them are hired on looks rather than brains. I'd suspect most of the posters on DP are as sharp or sharper than your average TV journalist even if they don't have a 100 Kilowatt smile or look like they could get a job modeling Armani suits or pantyhose
    Now you move to TV journalists that are air talent. But your stat refers to ALL journalists- writers-newspaper/magazines/periodicals/wire services, radio, TV, etc. The 5% of pretty ones get on TV. 95% do the real work.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Now you move to TV journalists that are air talent. But your stat refers to ALL journalists- writers-newspaper/magazines/periodicals/wire services, radio, TV, etc. The 5% of pretty ones get on TV. 95% do the real work.
    My comment still stands. Years ago, real journalists were educated men. Now they are just readers of news

    I was talking about the Presidential press corps to start with btw

    for the most part, journalism doesn't attract the best and the brightest.



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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    What journalists? We have very few so called investigative journalists willing to vet a candidate especially to their political leaning. Most just read the prepared copy provided by AP and Reuters. They have become the most lazy ass bunch that ever existed.
    I don't think it has anything to do with lazy - it's because they can't get paid for real investigative journalism anymore. A good story, just one, might take a month or two or six, and newspapers don't fund those jobs anymore.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    My comment still stands. Years ago, real journalists were educated men. Now they are just readers of news

    I was talking about the Presidential press corps to start with btw

    for the most part, journalism doesn't attract the best and the brightest.
    Your comment doesn't stand. Most news is still done by newspapers and writers. Newsreaders are not most of them, it's just apparently the only ones you notice.

    And the majority of the Presidential press corps don't read news on TV. They write for newspapers.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Well, the fact that journalists tend to be smarter and more well informed than most people has nothing to do with your ramblings.
    Journalists just tend to be really sharp people in general, able to quickly understand information and synthesize connections between facts and events. Not all, but I'd guess about three quarters of them.


    How much of a brain does it take to talk about something that has already happened? Anyone's old aunt can do that.

    Most of today's 'journalists' can't find their butt with both hands. They couldn't pour urine out of a boot with the instructions on the heel.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Your comment doesn't stand. Most news is still done by newspapers and writers. Newsreaders are not most of them, it's just apparently the only ones you notice.

    And the majority of the Presidential press corps don't read news on TV. They write for newspapers.
    I guess you are more easily impressed as what passes of intellect

    and apparently its voting for big government pimps



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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    for the most part, journalism doesn't attract the best and the brightest.
    For good reason. It's an extremely low paying job where the options for advancement are slim to none. I looked at Journalism for college and then I Googled it and saw so many people with buyers remorse. The standard new hire makes $18K a year. I made $27K a year as a grunt in the military and even then it was hard enough affording life and living space. For $18k a year your mom might let you live in the basement out of pity's sake. Not realyl giving an excuse but I saw this comment and it clicked to me...I wonder how many people really realize how low paying journalism is? Unless you are Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher, or someone with a recognizable name....you get paid pennies.


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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How much of a brain does it take to talk about something that has already happened? Anyone's old aunt can do that.

    Most of today's 'journalists' can't find their butt with both hands. They couldn't pour urine out of a boot with the instructions on the heel.
    I think you watch too much TV.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    I don't think it has anything to do with lazy - it's because they can't get paid for real investigative journalism anymore. A good story, just one, might take a month or two or six, and newspapers don't fund those jobs anymore.
    They seem to come up with the funds to hire people all over to literally dig through the trash of those who the network is politically opposed to. They seem to have the power to pick and choose which story to run chosen on the basis of those the news agency is in favor and holding stories that are not. They seem to focus on tearing down certain candidates depending whether a D or a R follows their name. Yep they have earn the name, Drive by media.

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