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the media fucked up again

Discussion in 'News' started by John Birch, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. John Birch

    John Birch Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2004 Messages: 747 Likes Received: 0
    they reported at about 9 that they found all the miners alive...all of the sudden the cable news channels had all the experts on, interviewing family, asking how they survived etc etc...how happy everyone was etc etc


    then it was not true...I'm watching shit now at 1am and goddamn... I'm just thinking.. the media fucked up spreading word on unconfirmed reports and getting everyone hopes up, esp the fams of the dudes...


    thoughts/ opinions/ bad jokes?
     
  2. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    Yeah, apparently only one of the guys survived. I don't think it's entirely the media's fault, because someone gave them incorrect info, but it definitely sucks for the families of those who didn't make it.
     
  3. wow, that sucks bigtime. Media hold the responsibility to verify (to one point) their info, thats what makes the difference between news and gossip.
     
  4. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    media has become gossip

    the popularity of 'entertainment news' and infotainment is one of the worst parts of this modern age
     
  5. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 146

    You said it. Nobody cares about "what really happened" Just, who breaks the story first , ratings and all that. I said it before....KILL YOUR TV!!!

    People are so consumerized and hopped up on media reports.
    It's just entertainment.
    people need their sex, violence and death fix for the day. bunch a weirdos if you ask me.

    Do you know what the first thing phsychaitrists say to depressed people? STOP WATCHING THE NEWS.
    Not that I'm into psychaitry and phsychaitrists, a lot of them are just as wacked out and pill poppin as their patients.

    I want to move to a country where TV's are considered a one eyed cyclops satan device. (not that any place like that exists) America has done a good job of placing their bright ,flashy westernized lifestyle,zombie propogation tool in every home in the globe.(except those whom Allah has favored)

    Thats a tough one on the families though. My regards.
     
  6. gasfacevictm

    gasfacevictm 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 10,415 Likes Received: 707
    don't watch the news.
    and if you feel that you must watch it, try to watch the world news or bbc shit.
    american news is atrocious.
     
  7. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    indeed.
     
  8. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1

    Your exactly wrong! if your are a public news source you don't go with something unless you know it's 100% true otherwise your just spreding a rumor!
     
  9. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    I think it's better to 'annex' your TV to a minor role in the household.
    I dont have a TV in the living room and some people get freaked out because
    there isn't a constant humming glow of background flicker, but other people
    love it because they dont want to be forced to watch TV when they dont want to.

    I only get 8 channels (on the rabbit ears) and those channels are used sparingly.
    There's PBS and TVO (the canadian version of PBS) and a few local stations.
    There's plenty of good television out there (shows like Nova, anything by National Geographic etc.)
    You just need to learn to have power over the TV, instead of blindly surfing from one
    piece of mindless trass to the next piece of trash. ANNEX YOUR TV.
     
  10. BURLAP

    BURLAP Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2004 Messages: 307 Likes Received: 0
    ^good call.
    not quite the same, but reminds me of the media coverage
    for the munich olympics. pretty harsh. rip.
     
  11. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1

    Your exactly wrong! if your are a public news source you don't go with something unless you know it's 100% true otherwise your just spreding a rumor!
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    You're right, but I'm sure the rumor spread to the families of the victims before the media spread it to the rest of the world. I highly doubt they heard about it on the news for the first time.
     
  12. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    they heard it from the mining company pres first.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/01/04/mine.....wed/index.html

    By 3 a.m. mine company chief Ben Hatfield announced that 12 of the 13 were dead.

    There had been a tragic "miscommunication," Hatfield said.
    Hatfield's announcement sent Anna Casto, who lost her cousin, into a tirade.

    "No, he strictly told us they was alive," Casto said. "Three hours later he come back and said they wasn't."

    "We want to know why, and how people can get by with this," she said.

    Casto said the tragedy has shaken the faith of some in the community. "We have got some of us ... saying... that we don't even know if there is a Lord anymore," she said. "We had a miracle, and it was taken away from us."

    ..............
    Hatfield said he knew within 20 minutes that an error had been made and that not all 12 were alive, but said he did not inform jubilant family members.

    "We couldn't correct the information without knowing more about it," he told reporters. "Let's put this in perspective -- who do we tell not to celebrate? All I knew is, there weren't 12 people that were alive. It was somewhere between 12 and zero."

    Hatfield said he understood family members' anger.

    "I'm not surprised or upset with them. They certainly have some basis for their frustration, having been put through this emotional roller-coaster. I wouldn't wish that on anyone."

    Hatfield said the miscommunication occurred between rescue crews and the command center, causing the earlier erroneous reports.
     
  13. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    'Miscommunication'
    ICG's CEO Hatfield blamed the wrong information on a “miscommunication.� The news spread after people overheard cell phone calls, he said. In reality, rescuers had only confirmed finding 12 miners and were checking their vital signs.

    But what leaked out to anxious family members was that 12 were found alive.

    “That information spread like wildfire,� Hatfield said, “because it had come from the command center,� where rescuers communicated via an open microphone, raising the possibility that anyone in the center could have spread incorrect information. In addition, rescuers were wearing masks and their communication could have come in garbled.

    msnbc linkage

    who knows what the real truth is.
     
  14. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    people always hope for the best, then feel personally wronged when the turth turns out to be much worse, that's human nature.
     
  15. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    ^yup.

    I don't want to sound insensitive...but...people forget they have a right to be offended. there is waaaaay too much lawful interference into the protecting of peoples sensitivities nowadays.

    this isn't really the place to soapbox...so I'll just say RIP to those that died and the strength to move on to those that had to go through that ordeal.
     
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