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War Coverage

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Smart, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    So this is more of a stand back thread... just looking at the whole spectacle... like how every news channel has put it's, uh, composers, to work on marches... The song on MSNBC has bells while the one on Fox is just a big ass drum solo with EXTRA timpanis!!!

    Fox takes the cake for being willing to report every rumor AND blatantly pump jingoism, which seems weird because they're owned by an Austrailian... I also like how the Fox intro montage has an eagle that shoots lasers, giving this war the high-tech feel it so richly deserves...

    Also, a note on translators, I've found that sometimes it's better to watch the Iraqi press conferences on MSNBC or CNN because the Fox translator stammers, takes long pauses, and breathes heavy... but sometimes lately everyone has the same shitty translator...

    KING OF HELL Guest

    thats it. im killing myself now.
  3. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    a glimpse at a high tech US secret weapon perhaps?:lol:
  4. Dr. Drew

    Dr. Drew Guest

    smart gets his news from FOX and MSNBC.
    no wonder his views are so slanted toward the pro-war side.

    i watch both MSNBC and CNN. they're kinda opposite, so i can see both sides of the coin. both have valid points, and both can be full of shit.
  5. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Sure I watch them, and Univision, C-span, and my boy can get Al Jazeera but I dont know what it means, he explains, his parents are Palestinian so he speaks arabic... They support the war, btw... but that doesn't mean I don't consider many sources before making my personal decisions...
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    well i don't have tv and i'm majorly fucking glad for it.
    my dad has been giving me some cool little tidbits though..
    my specifics are probably off, but i hear one of the american networks,
    or maybe more than one, constantly runs its iraq coverage
    with the permanent headline "America Fights Back"...that's good.
    by comparison, canadian networks like CBC run a permanent
    headline "War In Iraq".
    i've also heard fox referred to as 'bush tv'.
  7. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,364 Likes Received: 299
    I enjoy the Military analyst's on foxnews better.
    That belasomething dude and that old dude with the killer mustache.

    Fox news has also has some killer exclusive footage from that 3ID recon patrol in Baghdad the last day.
  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    fox news isnt even news, its just like reality tv or something. worst coverage ever. id really like to see this eagle that shoots lasers.
    holy shit, i cant believe they have an eagle that shoots laser beams.
    when do the dogs that bark and shoot killer bees come out?
  9. oldenglish

    oldenglish Banned

    Joined: Apr 3, 2003 Messages: 1,308 Likes Received: 0
    fox is such a joke.
    they just compared educations on w. cheney and rice compared to jenifer aniston and some other people that all called the pres. stupid.
    its us who are stupid. i swear, the president mocks us from bush tv.
    like when i seen it on fox tv before the war when millions of people protested world wide and his response was somthing along the lines of "well if i listened to the protesters that would be like letting a focus group make the decision"
    and i was like, wait-the war is being pushed by a focus group of civilians at that and there was no decleration by the congress....so he basically just told the entire world to fuck off on national cable. doh.
  10. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    it happens around the top of the hour, or maybe when they switch anchors, but I think it's always at the top and the scren and says something like "total coverage" and the eagle flys from right to center, making a screech and shooting a laser from it's beak... (w/ a nice little impact explosion)

    Yeah, Fox news is like a parody of the real news... like a bunch of rednecks took over a local channel... like you got channel 6, channel 8, channel 10 and 13, the Jerry Springer Audience channel...
  11. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    i must tune in to see the white trash laser eagle anchor!
  12. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    That eagle sounds pretty funny, it needs a swastika in it. i had guessed it, and now I know where all these fuckin morons like mr pres and pistol get their bullshit from. Although Ive tried to avoid any war news in the past few days I usually check out FOX or channel 7 or whatever, theyre all the same(although ABC has suprisingly had some anti war opinions) then I check out the other end of the spectrum ie guardian,LA weekly. Then I try to find the happy medium that makes the most logical sense. Then I get bored and go on 12oz and argue to let off steam, or I beat up my baby son(it gives him character).
  13. dojafx

    dojafx Member

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    al jazeera like what


    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 711 Likes Received: 0
    i regularly tune into an online brazilian newspaper website...they always run the heading "attack of the empire" at the top of their news
  15. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    haha reaching for things to attack.

    I didn't even say which channels I watch or listen to.

    I prefer the military analyst's on fox rather than B. Macaffrey the former drug Czar.

    Second I was pointing out that they had some extremely clean footage from up front when they were probing Baghdad city limits.

    I just think this is some incredible stuff.
    Think back 30 years ago it would take days or weeks for this type of stuff to be seen in the states. Now it's fed into our homes with 5 minutes.

    It's an incredible world folks.