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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    when i was a young man, my first love was journalism

    there were certain rules you learned early on....

    hell i started learning them as a beat reporter for the high school newspaper

    1. you cover the news, you dont "make the news"
    2. you reports facts, not conjecture or opinion
    3. YOU are not the story....the story is the story
    4. Always get support for your facts (a second source to corroborate)

    what ever happened to those basic golden rules?

    what we see nowadays is not what i call news....it is more entertainment

    and the reporters think they are part of the story
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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Love'em or hate'em, I really think that Bill has multiple salient and worthwhile points about all of this.

    The Fox News host blasted NBC News in particular because he said it "pays Al Sharpton to deliver garbage." Sharpton has made several appearances in the Missouri city since an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer there on Aug. 9.
    "Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community, men and women risking their lives to protect us," an incensed O'Reilly said. "This charlatan has the gall to do that and NBC News is paying him? My god, why is this acceptable?"
    He then went after MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard for saying there is a "war on black boys."
    "The truth is that 91 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks. Ninety-one percent,'" O'Reilly said. "Yet that woman tried to mislead folks by accusing American law enforcement of shooting down young black men in the streets. It's beyond belief."
    He also complained again that the public has already judged the case against Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, who was named as the cop who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. O'Reilly said those "race hustlers" are pursuing "lynch-mob justice" and offered that Wilson should be put away in jail for life if a jury convicts him of murder.
    O'Reilly Cuts Off His Vacation To Rage Against Media Coverage Of Ferguson (VIDEO)


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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your thoughts please.
    Yes absolutely, somebody on nbc said that Brown was shot in the back and that was proven false in the autopsy. They jeopardized a case to slander the police. meanwhile the culture whores are going nuts because they want justice. Well shut the **** up and let the justice system work for Christ's sake. Lynch mobs aren't justice. The police officer that shot brown is innocent until PROVEN guilty. Don't these idiots realize it could be their neck in the noose?

    I voted yes because you didn't include an option for HELL yes!
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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    when i was a young man, my first love was journalism

    there were certain rules you learned early on....

    hell i started learning them as a beat reporter for the high school newspaper

    1. you cover the news, you dont "make the news"
    2. you reports facts, not conjecture or opinion
    3. YOU are not the story....the story is the story
    4. Always get support for your facts (a second source to corroborate)

    what ever happened to those basic golden rules?

    what we see nowadays is not what i call news....it is more entertainment

    and the reporters think they are part of the story
    Those rules fell out of favor when the pseudoevent became more lucrative.
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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Absolutely, I was eating breakfast at a hotel and they had CNN on, just looking at the intro I could tell they were biased as **** towards the protestors.

    The police being portrayed as big bad guys with the innocent little protestors huddled around some flowers (and strangely CNN omits the part of the photos with the liquor bottles everywhere and the other photos showing nothing but rioting).

    Objective viewing is an alien concept to the press nowadays.
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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    How could they not objectively report on this as most of them were smack dab in the middle of it and they were reporting on what you could see with your own eyes. A stupid partisan thread.
    How can they fail to ? How can two people look at a partly filled glass and not see it half full ?
    One sees the world through the prism of their background so there is always potential for different people to see the same thing in very different ways.

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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    To answer the OP, yes they fail.
    To be fair they have always failed. Its the nature of it. There are a million decisions made crafting media coverage and every one of them are influenced by personal bias. The same camera angle can give very different impressions simply by how wide the frame or how narrow. And nothing is published without editing so there are at least two people involved both of which add their own bias.
    The media have always been unobjective and always will.

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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Nope. Police have had a heavy handed response, they have arrested protesters, they press, there have been rioters, and there have been peaceful protesters (the vast majority). Thats the facts. Dont know whats wrong with the reporting of that?


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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Yes absolutely, somebody on nbc said that Brown was shot in the back and that was proven false in the autopsy. They jeopardized a case to slander the police. meanwhile the culture whores are going nuts because they want justice. Well shut the **** up and let the justice system work for Christ's sake. Lynch mobs aren't justice. The police officer that shot brown is innocent until PROVEN guilty. Don't these idiots realize it could be their neck in the noose?

    I voted yes because you didn't include an option for HELL yes!
    Most of the people who are pro brown have been proven wrong, sadly this is turning into a black white thing where the huge majority of blacks support brown and the huge majority of whites support the police officer.........What is sad the black want to hang the police officer before his side of the story comes out just like in the OJ Simpson case....I am beginning to wonder if blacks will ever put their racism aside and judge someone on the merits of the case.
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    Re: Do you think the press is failing to objectively cover the situation in Ferguson,

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It isn't about Disneydude nor your antipathy for him either, but you wasted no ****ing time bringing it up.
    Actually this thread is about the three of you.
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