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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It seems opinion journalism is taking over. Perhaps that is the problem, I--for one--do not care about the opinion of the newsman/woman. I just want the news, straight up.
    Networks are looking maximize profits therefore the standards of journalism have lowered in the quest for eyeballs.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

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    That was funny. I especially liked the live Mr. Bungle cover of the "Super Mario Bros." theme at the end.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It seems opinion journalism is taking over. Perhaps that is the problem, I--for one--do not care about the opinion of the newsman/woman. I just want the news, straight up.
    understandable, I would say our current popularity in op-ed stems from a general dumbing down of entertainment consumers to begin with, coupled with a loss of journalistic integrity overall, hell, I get more balanced information from the opinion guys these days, or at least it feels like it. The last straw, I think was the early to mid 1990's, Jenny Jones, Jerry Springer, Dr. Phil, Ricky Lake and even to a lesser degree Oprah lowered the bar for entertainment, and they were treated with way more credibility than they deserved, so I think they kind of opened the door for the infotainment industry, ala op-ed, to become the larger news providers.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Networks are looking maximize profits therefore the standards of journalism have lowered in the quest for eyeballs.
    Sad but true.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    understandable, I would say our current popularity in op-ed stems from a general dumbing down of entertainment consumers to begin with, coupled with a loss of journalistic integrity overall, hell, I get more balanced information from the opinion guys these days, or at least it feels like it. The last straw, I think was the early to mid 1990's, Jenny Jones, Jerry Springer, Dr. Phil, Ricky Lake and even to a lesser degree Oprah lowered the bar for entertainment, and they were treated with way more credibility than they deserved, so I think they kind of opened the door for the infotainment industry, ala op-ed, to become the larger news providers.
    Very good post.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    understandable, I would say our current popularity in op-ed stems from a general dumbing down of entertainment consumers to begin with, coupled with a loss of journalistic integrity overall, hell, I get more balanced information from the opinion guys these days, or at least it feels like it. The last straw, I think was the early to mid 1990's, Jenny Jones, Jerry Springer, Dr. Phil, Ricky Lake and even to a lesser degree Oprah lowered the bar for entertainment, and they were treated with way more credibility than they deserved, so I think they kind of opened the door for the infotainment industry, ala op-ed, to become the larger news providers.

    How can you possibly think Jerry Springer lowered the bar?
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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    How can you possibly think Jerry Springer lowered the bar?
    You're right, he obliterated it, we went from the basement to the sewer.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    You're right, he obliterated it, we went from the basement to the sewer.
    I propose a five year moratorium on Jerry Springer video games.
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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Joe the Plumber? Doesn't ring a bell.....
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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Joe the Plumber? Doesn't ring a bell.....

    I now know you live in a cave. I bet your husband drags you around by your hair.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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