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Thread: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

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    The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Should the media's attention to this topic increase, decrease or stay the same? Please explain your answer.


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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    I say decrease. He's just a dumbass douche bag, and since when is that news worthy? He ain't breaking the law or anything, he's free to do what he wants. But what he wants is stupid and the rest of us don't have to pay him any mind.
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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Stay the same. I agree with Gen. Petraeus, the planned protest is very likely to put troops in danger and people need to know how dangerous this crap can be in time of war. Maybe the increasing pressure he's under from all sides to cancel the event will finally make him reconsider the wisdom to carry on with it as planned.
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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    I think the attention could taboo others from trying the same thing, but that effectively may not happen.
    Decreasing the attention may make the problem go away. And yes I consider book burning a problem. Especially some freakass denomination burning the religious book of another.

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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I say decrease. He's just a dumbass douche bag, and since when is that news worthy? He ain't breaking the law or anything, he's free to do what he wants. But what he wants is stupid and the rest of us don't have to pay him any mind.
    I agree that it should decrease. I think the media is fanning the flames that could've just been a little spark if they hadn't run away with the story. I don't know about other channels, but the story is on MSNBC every single night at least 3 times.


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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    I think the story has value for everyone. Regardless of whether or not you agree with this method of exercising one's rights, the person and people involved still hold this right.

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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I think the attention could taboo others from trying the same thing, but that effectively may not happen.
    Decreasing the attention may make the problem go away. And yes I consider book burning a problem. Especially some freakass denomination burning the religious book of another.
    Well it's not a big problem if that. It's not like this is standard, everday crap. But it's still a legal activity which means that if we want to limit its impact (because this is more than just "we're burning this book because our god doesn't like it" stuff, this is a purposeful attempt at an extreme action in order to elicit a response from the rest of us) then we need to ignore it. Mind our own business and get on with our day.
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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    If some asswipe was burning bibles or flags it would be newworthy for a couple minutes than gone. That's the way this should have been treated.

    Oh crap, I just heard the FBI has become involved with trying to talk him out of it! What the, ---is this country coming to?
    Where's the FBI investigating El Gamal, Imam Rauf, Daisy Kahn, CAIR,
    They are both, the Mosque, the Koran burning, inflamatory.
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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well it's not a big problem if that. It's not like this is standard, everday crap. But it's still a legal activity which means that if we want to limit its impact (because this is more than just "we're burning this book because our god doesn't like it" stuff, this is a purposeful attempt at an extreme action in order to elicit a response from the rest of us) then we need to ignore it. Mind our own business and get on with our day.
    Yes, that is a good point.

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    Re: The media attention toward the Koran-Burning "Pastor"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I agree that it should decrease. I think the media is fanning the flames that could've just been a little spark if they hadn't run away with the story. I don't know about other channels, but the story is on MSNBC every single night at least 3 times.
    The media coverage is dictated by what draws viewers/readers. It's a controversial subject which draws those viewers. Since I support capitalism and a relatively free market, and a free press, I think the media coverage is exactly appropriate, which is that the media coverage is what the market dictates.
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