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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s very sad to see print going away “Journalism” has been eroded terribly for nearly three decades now. News agencies used to provide news, but are now mere “Entertainment tonight” or “Limbots” with big hair providing propaganda. AND, look at who OWNS the networks! Even those that DO have a few liberal commentators, are primarily the machine of the corporate “right”, not left.


    Which, been watching Al Jazeera America, and it’s interesting their news coverage is MUCH more accurate, and detailed, than any of the other network or cable channels. Though there’s still some critics (yes, “liberal”) accusing them of being too “corporate controlled” (that’s interesting in itself) they do actually have presenters who can pronounce names and multi syllable words!!!


    Their “special programming” is also very diverse and interesting to a wide variety of folks; for example their “special” on the Isle of Man motorcycle TT race was quite interesting! (My son races formula sidecar motorcycles and would love to run the Isle of Man course!)

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    You have to cater to the punters. The problem is not print, or journalism, or the media in general, it’s the consumers who demand stories about twerking and who is sleeping with whom.

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    Back in the 50s and 60s people were actually interested in how the country was doing, how it was run, what the relationship to other nations was. Gen Y changed that.

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    They are self-centered, stupid (on the level of Beavis and Butthead) and not interested in anything that’s not in their very narrowly defined “world”. It’s an irony: through social media and such we have become more tribal than before. May any God hanging around have mercy upon our souls!

  3. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Sure. I’m sure that the Qatari Monarchy, which owns Al Jazeera, doesn’t have an agenda. (As the toon says: “Follow the money”.)

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Morty, I’d agree with your points, in general. Hmm, 60’s, interesting that folks, even my own family members did NOT want to know the truth of what was happening in Viet Nam, so the problem does go back a way. Which, I find folks like my son, 13 years in the Navy, including some 5 years “seeing the world” with the most select part of our military, DID learn something, and it’s interesting his statements on the "younger folks’ who are “mindless” in his classes now that he’s back in college. What is, at the same time, maybe promising, is that in several of his courses, like a philosophy class and world affairs class, the professors HAVE called upon his experiences to “educate” the rest of the class (including the fact some of those texts DO have it WRONG), and many of them HAVE become more involved and “alive” between their ears!! Maybe, yes, there’s hope?


    Hmm, as I’m “basically Buddhist”, let’s hope the whole world doesn’t have to depend on karma to come back as a better place, next time around?

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Al Jazeera added to my list as well, so so good.
    It does not replace the American and British news, but supplements them nicely.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    These people would have subscribed to The Völkischer Beobachter during WWII.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “Back in the 50s and 60s people were actually interested in how the country was doing, how it was run, what the relationship to other nations was. Gen Y changed that.”

    That’s not my experience. The Millenials I know are far, far more aware that there is a whole big world out there than most people were in the 50s & 60s. Americans weren’t any more knowledgeable about basic geography then, either.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @churchillwasright

    I call “Godwin”.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, golly, Ima,you’re such a chuckle!

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    An extremely accurate call. I agree fully.

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    “While falling afoul of Godwin’s law tends to cause the individual making the comparison to lose his argument or credibility, Godwin’s law itself can be abused as a distraction, diversion or even as censorship, fallaciously miscasting an opponent’s argument as hyperbole when the comparisons made by the argument are actually appropriate.9 ~ Wiki

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Touché!

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