The Wow I Can't Believe That News Story Thread - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2020, 12:54 PM   #21471 (permalink)
SGR
No Ice In My Bourbon
 
SGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 4,326
Default

I don't know about y'all, but I've noticed a distinct decrease in reporting about the protests in the recent weeks. If I only paid attention to most mainstream outlets, I wouldn't even know it was still happening.

Take a look at CNN's website - nothing about protests.

https://www.cnn.com/

Fox News? One story really related to the protests, others about Russian protests (unrelated) and the protests effect on Coronavirus resurgence.

Something less biased - USA Today? Nothing.

https://www.usatoday.com/

APNews? One link about US protests.

https://apnews.com/

I am not generally a conspiracy theorist, but it would seem that all news outlets are tampering down the stories about the protests and it looks intentional across the board. It's literally the biggest news story in the country, besides Coronavirus, I think. Are people simply not interested in it any more and these news outlets have made a financial decision not to cover it because of that lack of interest?

If people are still interested (I think they are), why won't the news continue covering it? Did the Trump administration put a bug in their ears to tone down the coverage? Did they all decide to do it because they thought it would decrease the scale of the protests? Or do some outlets (i.e. left-biased ones) not cover because they think Americans constantly reading about protests would boost Trump's chances in the election? It is also entirely possible that right-biased news outlets aren't covering it because they think it'll increase Biden's chances in the election.

I don't know. But I do know the protests are still happening in many places around the country and we're getting very little coverage about it from the mainstream press. What I'd like to know is - why?

Last edited by SGR; 07-12-2020 at 01:14 PM.
SGR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2020, 08:51 PM   #21472 (permalink)
one-balled nipple jockey
 
OccultHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dirty Souf Biatch
Posts: 22,033
Default

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's look-alike grandson, Benjamin Keough, 27, dies 'from self-inflicted gunshot wound' leaving his heartbroken mom 'inconsolable'
__________________

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Member of the Year & Journal of the Year Champion

Behold the Writing of THE LEGEND:

https://www.musicbanter.com/members-...p-lighter.html

OccultHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 07:16 AM   #21473 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 35,548
Default

21 injured after an explosion and fire on a naval ship in San Diego

****'s still burning and it's got San Diego so polluted that it hurts to breathe if you're outside for more than a few minutes. I'm miles inland too so it's probably absolutely ****ed closer to the shore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoundgardenRocks View Post
I don't know. But I do know the protests are still happening in many places around the country and we're getting very little coverage about it from the mainstream press. What I'd like to know is - why?
The cool thing about this particular history repeating itself is that we have notes

__________________
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 07:34 AM   #21474 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

I thought the revolution wouldn't be televised cause the world would be too busy burning for anyone to have the luxury of sitting down and watching it on TV.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 07:37 AM   #21475 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 35,548
Default

Nah it's because everyone's on their phones now.
__________________
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 07:54 AM   #21476 (permalink)
one-balled nipple jockey
 
OccultHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dirty Souf Biatch
Posts: 22,033
Default

lol @ the Navy
__________________

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Member of the Year & Journal of the Year Champion

Behold the Writing of THE LEGEND:

https://www.musicbanter.com/members-...p-lighter.html

OccultHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2020, 12:20 AM   #21477 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Norg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,344
Default

the USA mimics old Britian the royal navy

now the USA has the most powerful Navy in the world

but China navy seems to be creping up
Norg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2020, 05:41 AM   #21478 (permalink)
jwb
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4,403
Default

There aren't enough gays in China for them to ever compete with our Navy.
jwb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2020, 06:18 AM   #21479 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

As far as I know they're not even trying. They're just building lots of missiles to sink our navy.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2020, 07:15 AM   #21480 (permalink)
jwb
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4,403
Default

You're thinking of the game battleship.
jwb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.