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The GOP and the media

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Nov 8, 2022.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    I posted the Lake quote on another thread but it probably didn’t belong there. The I saw the Trump story and figured they were worth their own thread,
    These kind of threats are not exactly what this country is about. or at least was about

     
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  2. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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  3. defensewinschampionships

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    I'd like to go back to the days of Cronkite. Here's the news. End of show. I hate the 24 hour cycle.
     
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  4. GatorFanCF

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    Agreed. The worst is that it is no longer "news" it's primarily: "SHOCKING NEWS!!! Hear what Fred B. said about Trump's hair after Trump alluded to Mary S's clothing. The entire ugly story in 60 seconds."

    It's no longer what happened. It's who said what about whom or about an event - not the actual event. Frankly, it's brilliant because it allows "news programming" to create their news. It's a never ending supply of material to fill that large 24/7 bucket.
     
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  5. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    All media is not the same.
     
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  6. BLING

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    Guys. You have to consider both sides. Both sides do this same thing. :emoji_upside_down::emoji_upside_down::emoji_upside_down:
     
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  7. citygator

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    Charlotte
    Everyone likes an enemy to blame for their misery and no one is more adept at it that the GOP.
     
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  8. Orange_and_Bluke

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    Maybe if you were surrounded and constantly attacked by journalists who never had good intentions, maybe you too might get irritated.
    It seems we have a serious dearth of empathy from one side on this issue. The side with the media army at their disposal doesn’t give a shit because the media does it’s bidding with no questions asked.
     
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  9. wgbgator

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    Truly baffling to me that media is broadly good to conservative talking points on things like immigration, crime and the economy and yet they hate it so much. Force of habit I guess.
     
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  10. tampagtr

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    Because they really want to be liked as well. They are seething masses of resentment
     
  11. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Constantly claiming to be a victim does not mean you really are.
    It also has nothing to do with “all media is not the same.”
     
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  12. Orange_and_Bluke

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    Lacking emotion, reality and empathy is real. I don’t know what else to say.
     
  13. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    But they can be developed with time, therapy and effort. So hang in there
     
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    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Really funny … especially when the Dems whole schtick is convincing everyone that their life sucks and it’s someone else’s fault.
     
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  16. Orange_and_Bluke

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    You are exactly why most reasonable people vote pub.
    Thanks for showing us the way.
     
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    It may have at one point made sense to speak of "the media" as a monolith. I certainly don't know how that makes any sense - today at least - with so many personalities on cable news, talk radio, podcasts, and social media, and those who seem to write a best-selling book every other month. Not to mention conservative ownership of Sinclair and other media companies which are involved in our local news. I do think that the "news" has gotten more opinion-oriented, but I don't think that's limited to one side or the other.
     
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    Think about Dear Leader’s rally’s and what he says and who he blames. It grievances and blaming everyone and everything for two hours. And this is in a thread about a politician complaining how the media is tough. Gee I wonder why she doesn’t like tough questions.
     
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  20. Tjgators

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    does the media not need reforming? they do. it's been happening for a few years now. conservatives are creating their own space and picking apart the false narratives and flat out lies of the mainstream media. so much of it takes little research and just sharing the evidence. and we have real fact checkers now. no more fake politi-fact clowns. Kari Lake does not take shit from the media.
     
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