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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by re_guderian, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. re_guderian

    re_guderian SILVER Star

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    Sometimes I miss this guy...

    Nowdays, I can't read anything without being skeptical of it's truthfullness... oh wait...:doh:
     
  2. Jan-78FJ40

    Jan-78FJ40

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    not much has changed, except that it is this guy now that is telling the 'truth'.
     
  3. Cookiemonster

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    What? You mean the media has an agenda and that they aren't interested in viewing both sides and making educated arguments.
     
  4. Cruisin'Carolina

    Cruisin'Carolina

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    My media complaint of the day.....

    A local baseball standout was killed yesterday morning while riding with a friend and friend's mom to school....

    She came up on stopped traffic, yanked the wheel, went off the road, and slammed the PS of her Tahoe into a tree and killed the kid.

    There is ONLY two ways that could have happened...either she was driving too fast, or wasn't paying attention....help to see another way....

    I don't want to berate her, she F'd up and will pay dearly for the rest of her life.

    But our local paper, who reported the facts in the text, ran a headline "Teen killed when car drifts from roadway"

    Am I being too literal? You can drift off to sleep. A canoe can drift out into a lake... A 6000 LB SUV hurtling down a highway and then gets the wheel cranked hard right....is the a f'in drift?

    We have an ultra liberal rag.....just hate their spin. That is all.
     
  5. DSRTRDR

    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    This has nothing to do with political orientation at all !

    Ever since coming to the US, I have been amazed how almost nobody is ever responsible:

    "mistakes were made"

    "unfortunate clerical error"

    "single car accident"

    even when closing on a loan, you are signing an extra document giving authority to change the numbers just in case someone made an error :rolleyes: why can't they get it right in the first place?

    people in this country simply don't make mistakes, I guess :flipoff2:
     
  6. Cruisin'Carolina

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    You are right, Claudia....

    My over-critical gut response every time I pick up that rag has clouded my vision to the point I see everything they do in the same light...

    When all it really is, even when they do get political......all it is is just bad reporting.
     
  7. re_guderian

    re_guderian SILVER Star

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    Yep, they won't ask the relevant questions, it seems to be a "copy-and-paste" mentality...
     
  8. Spook50

    Spook50 Get ready

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    Sounds like anybody we all know?
     
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