Can the news media be found guilty of inciting a riot?

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  1. Gator515151

    Gator515151 Well-Known Member

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    Because that is exactly what some of the networks are trying to do. Where is this behavior going to end?
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    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

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    Are you about to grab your torch and pitchfork or something?
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    cocodrilo Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what they're trying to incite. It looks like the 24/7 network coverage of the Zimmerman case will continue until there is absolutely nothing left to be said and everyone has repeated themselves a couple of thousand times. Then there will be a rerun.
  4. MichiGator2002

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    There is a very thing set of hypothetical circumstances, sure, in which the press could theoretically be inciting a riot.

    I don't think they exist anywhere in the Zimmerman trial story, though.
  5. exiledgator

    exiledgator Gruntled Premium Member

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    Here's an idea:

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  6. MichiGator2002

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    There's a quote that has been used by both JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon alike in response to fans who are a bit too serious about and angry about the literary/political/social subtext or metaphysics of something from one of their shows, but it applies here as well --

    "Stop watching, and the pain will stop".
  7. KelticGator

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    It does seem like the media is incredibly disappointed that there aren't more riots and demonstrations. If you grab a sign and run down to the local mainstreet with two of your friends there's a good chance you can make the evening news.
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    exiledgator Gruntled Premium Member

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    KelticGator is inciting a riot! Get him!!
  9. oldgator

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    two sets of things tend to make prosecuting news media for anything next to impossible
    ---right to free speech
    ---the policies in America in recent years that have weakened individual rights and strengthened the rights of organizations, corporations, etc. Just as it is hard to prosecute Catholic Church in regard to pedophile priests, or that it took massive undertaking ot prosecute, etc the tobacco industry in regard to cancer---the likelihood of holding media accountable is next to zero--this I view as being a problem with Left wing media, right wing media, MSM in general, AND sports media

    That newsmedia has shifted from being the 5th estate(informal branch of govt to protect the people from govt)b to being for profit news corporations that pretty much only care about profit(and doesn't really care about the public) is also part of the problem.
  10. MichiGator2002

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    The fact pattern would have to be like, a particular media outlet, outside the scope of their first amendment protections (so might require the actual malice showing, high bar), encouraging and causing the rioting. It would be like "since this reporter has learned (patently false thing) about (person), every young black male in the state better get together and start tearing up the streets", and with a reasonable belief that it will happen. It's a ridiculously high threshold, and, again, not even Nancy Grace in all her dripping evil has gotten there. In fact, in her particular dripping evil she is probably very well schooled in how to never actually get there while still doing her best.
  11. gatordowneast

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    They need content. Nothing like a building being set on fire by a mob pissed that Zimmerman was exonerated. Media can spin, promote and whip up a frenzy and get a few more windows broken and buildings torched and then they've got a real story on the "disenfranchised".

    Media is on board with the regime's blueprint to divide the nation.
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    That, or they know how to en$ure your veiwer$hip.
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    ^^^LOL! Nicely played!
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    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

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    Burn down the internet!
  17. Gatorrick22

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    True.
  18. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
  19. Gatorrick22

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    Well said, and I totally agree with everything you posted here. I know... that's unreal, Isn't it?

    There's a first time for everything. :grin:
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    rivergator Well-Known Member

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    Lou Dobbs repeating the lie about the DOJ's "active involvement in fomenting anti-Zimmerman protests.

    lie

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