View Poll Results: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Libya?

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  • Russian Media are liars

    2 20.00%
  • USA Media are liars

    3 30.00%
  • Vested interests control media

    5 50.00%
  • Media sells wars and a good story is important

    6 60.00%
  • Media sells wars and the truth is important

    0 0%
  • It's unpatriotic to support Qaddaffi

    0 0%
  • It's patriotic to cheerlead for a war

    2 20.00%
  • War is just good business

    4 40.00%
  • It's bad for business to show the dead people

    3 30.00%
  • Qaddaffi doesn't provide free housing, education and healthcare etc.

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    It's interesting to analyze the poll results and conclude that not one respondent believes the media attempts to tell the truth. No one disputes that Qaddaffi provided free education, healthcare, housing, etc. The respondents generally believe that the "media" sells the wars and a good story is important, but the truth is not. I don't understand why the many conservatives on this forum chose not to participate. Maybe more will come and the analysis will need fine tuning.

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    I did not know that they were, and I really do not care.
    Who is Russia, anyway ?
    The EU is the world's largest economy, not us, not China.
    And Russia is a "has been", however,
    it may not stay that way.
    I do not trust our media...it is sensationalism orientated...truth is secondary at best.

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It's interesting to analyze the poll results and conclude that not one respondent believes the media attempts to tell the truth. No one disputes that Qaddaffi provided free education, healthcare, housing, etc. The respondents generally believe that the "media" sells the wars and a good story is important, but the truth is not. I don't understand why the many conservatives on this forum chose not to participate. Maybe more will come and the analysis will need fine tuning.
    Maybe the conservatives fear the truth.
    And, on top of that, our nation suffers from "pollitis".
    Lets try respect instead, which is more difficult....this both to libs and cons.
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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It's interesting to analyze the poll results and conclude that not one respondent believes the media attempts to tell the truth. No one disputes that Qaddaffi provided free education, healthcare, housing, etc. The respondents generally believe that the "media" sells the wars and a good story is important, but the truth is not. I don't understand why the many conservatives on this forum chose not to participate. Maybe more will come and the analysis will need fine tuning.
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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't know if I'd say Fox hesitates in it's criticism of Obama. Some of it is justified, but they sure don't pull any punches.

    Really, it's just a completely different culture. Americans look at George Washington as their paragon of a good leader. Russians tend to look at Ivan the Terrible as the paragon of a leader.
    I wonder if that is fact or just more general misinformation stamped into history?

    But, aside from the mass character-assassination that goes into debunking the simple fact that Russia pointed out an alternative and probably true side to a story, of course their opinions will be different. They will be politically and socially rooted.

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    I wonder if that is fact or just more general misinformation stamped into history?

    But, aside from the mass character-assassination that goes into debunking the simple fact that Russia pointed out an alternative and probably true side to a story, of course their opinions will be different. They will be politically and socially rooted.
    I'm not sure pointing out the huge issues with press freedom in Russia, after it was claimed they were on par with the US, amounts to character assassination

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofthPeephole View Post
    I'm not sure pointing out the huge issues with press freedom in Russia, after it was claimed they were on par with the US, amounts to character assassination
    No single respondent to this poll has even suggested that the Media is truthful. What do you suppose causes that fact? Character assassination in this matter would support current Russian media and castigate USA Media just for reality's sake. Remember, you can fool rEpublicans all the time, and all the others most of the time, but you can't make them believe you are telling the truth. Paradox?

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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Is it really so unthinkable that Russian journalists might genuinely disagree with the idea that America is the beacon of all that's good in the world? Or that people who DON'T share that mindset might not view Obama's actions and Gaddafi's actions as that different? Nope, any story critical of the US in any unfriendly country must be the result of repression rather than legitimate differences in worldviews.
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    Re: Why are Russian media opinions so different from US media opinions regarding Liby

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    No single respondent to this poll has even suggested that the Media is truthful.
    Yet you clearly did suggest the issues with press freedom, in Russia, were on par with the US. Which was the exact comment I was responding to:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059648309



    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    What do you suppose causes that fact?
    for a number of reasons, with the underlying point being that "truth" is a difficult matter to pin down. But regardless of that, the media shouldn't be selling the 'truth". They should report the facts, and allow their listeners to come to their own conclusions

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Character assassination in this matter would support current Russian media and castigate USA Media just for reality's sake.
    I'm not following. Clearly Russia has a completely abysmal record on the issue of press freedom, where reporters often get killed for reporting the wrong information. If such has happened in the US, it is extremely rare


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Remember, you can fool rEpublicans all the time, and all the others most of the time, but you can't make them believe you are telling the truth. Paradox?
    not really following, mate

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