Kosh, on Oct 26 2006, 08:31 AM, said:
Bill Oriley lies on almost a nightly basis, and only Oberman calls him on it.
I just had to respond to this.
Yeah, and the rest of the media peeps are Virtous purveyors of the truth.
I consider my self a middle of the road type (Yeah, the lefties'll call me far right, the righties will call me a lefty), and even though I don't agree with some of what he says, I'll take what he says over the rest of the media types out there spouting off about what's going on around the world .
On the topic, I don't agree with the showing of the footage on tv. I don't agree with showing any of that on tv, all it serves is shock value.
Of course, if you think this bad, a local station showed the footage of that first guy (Nick Berg, was it?) that was beheaded in Iraq during their 9 PM news, they blacked out at the part where the guys get his head cut off, but left the audio going for part of it. I was ready to call them up myself and ask them what they were thinking.
People might say that this is just showing what is going on over there, and in the cases of the blogs on the net, I'd agree, that's what alot of the blogs do. Show the stories that the main-stream media can't, or in most cases, won't due to it being too inflammatory or, like these vid, too graphic.
Some may call showing the vid, and others like it, part of showing what goes on over there, but the big reason they show it is for the shock value, Plain and Simple, nothing else to it.
My rambleings might have been brought up previously, but hey, I just saw this post, and was only able to skim through it
Barry, aka James ValEson, Captain of the starship USS Wolf 359, NCC-75820.
(Quotes from the dedication plaque for USS Wolf 359)
"This ship was built to honor those lost to the Borg at Wolf 359,
and made to keep it from happening again."
- James Val Eson, at the launch of starship Wolf 359, NX-75820.
"Risk...Is our Business..."
- James T. Kirk
And now some silly quotes from Mythbusters:
"I reject your reality, and substitue my own." Adam
"Quack! Damn you!" Jamie