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Jun 10, 2020 - 4:21:29 AM
5009 posts since 9/5/2006

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot

Jun 10, 2020 - 4:48:08 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24592 posts since 8/3/2003

I can't find it right now, but I read on the internet that a suspect had been arrested in connection with that murder. I don't remember seeing anything on the TV local or national news about a suspect being arrested.

But you are correct, murdering police doesn't get much press, but let the police accost someone who's committing a crime and the media is all over it, yelling for change.

Jun 10, 2020 - 4:55:31 AM
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158 posts since 7/22/2016

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot


So you're complaining of no media coverage and post a news article from a major media News source covering the story. 

 

I just did a Google search and see many results

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:11:23 AM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Brendan
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot


So you're complaining of no media coverage and post a news article from a major media News source covering the story. 

 

I just did a Google search and see many results


seen it on NBC / MSNBC ? ABC ? CBS ?  CNN?  TV ?   only tv coverage i found where it was coverage bu a segment was fox news.   BTW i watch different staions to get both sides of the news.

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:15:03 AM
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158 posts since 7/22/2016

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11
quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Brendan
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot


So you're complaining of no media coverage and post a news article from a major media News source covering the story. 

 

I just did a Google search and see many results


seen it on NBC / MSNBC ? ABC ? CBS ?  CNN?  TV ?   only tv coverage i found where it was coverage bu a segment was fox news.   BTW i watch different staions to get both sides of the news.


Yes I see it listed on cnn. No I don't watch news media on tv.

 

TV news shows its audience what it wants to see because it is what gets folks to stop and watch advertisements. News is entertainment. So, nothing really remarkable here. 

Edited by - Banjo Brendan on 06/10/2020 05:15:33

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:06:43 AM
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331 posts since 11/17/2015

Doesn't meet the narrative that the main street media wants us to hear. Truth has very little to do with most of the news cast, omission of facts and carefully presented snippets are what we're presented that meet their agenda. Very little real news on TV any more.

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:10:22 AM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

i agree on the advertisements ,, watch the ad to see your program,,, absurd.

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:51:51 AM
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Tobus

USA

2346 posts since 11/17/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Brendan

 

TV news shows its audience what it wants to see because it is what gets folks to stop and watch advertisements. News is entertainment. So, nothing really remarkable here. 


I used to think that news had become entertainment.  Now I'm convinced that it's social engineering.  Directing the public narrative.  Steering public opinion towards a pre-arranged outcome.  This is a function of which stories they choose to push to the forefront, and it's clear that they do it in such a manner as to achieve maximum outrage.  It's not just about keeping people interested or letting them know what's going on; it's an intentional attempt to maximize shock value, to direct people towards supporting or opposing a political/social agenda.

You'll notice that while a lot of articles do manage to cover most of the relevant facts, they inject words like "shocking", "horrifying", "disturbing", etc., into their articles.  So by the time you're finished reading, you have been led to an emotional response.  The writer intends for you to be angry, rather than to just tell you what happened.  Most people are so used to seeing the news presented this way that they don't even notice how they're being led by the nose towards the agenda of the media.

Edited by - Tobus on 06/10/2020 06:53:04

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:56:20 AM
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21 posts since 1/27/2015

The primary motive of MSM is to sensationalize information in order to attract sponsorship and make money.
Follow the money trail it always applies.
The average person learns in 15 second sound bites thanks to TV and that is about their attention span.
Many avoid being challenged in any way to consider a different point of view and are getting their ideas of how things are based on what they see in movies and TV.
An example, most TV home kitchens show built in Sub Zero $5000.00 refrigerators and Viking ranges very few of us can afford that level of appliance but we see it on TV and might believe everyone lives that way.

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:00:24 AM

158 posts since 7/22/2016

I highly recommend reading Neil Postman literature on the subject.

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:54:07 AM
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OM45GE

USA

98414 posts since 11/7/2007

It seems pretty widely covered to me. CNN, NY Post, Fox News, Several TV News outlets and some overseas papers.

The story is certainly tragic, but sadly, a retired cop working as a security guard and getting killed by thugs committing a crime doesn't normally get as much coverage as this story has.

Mr. Dorn seems like he was a wonderful, heroic and brave man. It's sad that he was senselessly killed.

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:39:30 AM

Owen

Canada

5801 posts since 6/5/2011
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Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy? <snip>
 


Tongue-in-cheek,  I suppose you should ask the media networks.  I'm reminded of posters who tell others to "consult a doc about medical problems... don't ask a bunch of banjo pickers."    cheeky 

[Having said that, I think some plausible answers to your (rhetorical ?) question have been given.]

Jun 10, 2020 - 9:50:25 AM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
 
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?
 


Tongue-in-cheek,  I suppose you should ask the media networks.  I'm reminded of posters who tell others to "consult a doc about medical problems... don't ask a bunch of banjo pickers."    cheeky 

[Having said that, I think some plausible answers to your (rhetorical ?) question have been given.]


i get your drift,,, and i see it all the time,,, i just think black,, white ,, brown ,, red,, yellow, and  BLUE lives matter too.   but not all groups get the same coverage or focus that others do.

Jun 10, 2020 - 9:58:44 AM
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Owen

Canada

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Originally posted by 1935tb-11.
<snip> .... not all groups get the same coverage or focus that others do.

...sounds reasonable to me, since not all groups have the same background/current conditions. 

Edited by - Owen on 06/10/2020 10:08:19

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:27:49 AM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
 
Originally posted by 1935tb-11.
.... not all groups get the same coverage or focus that others do.

...sounds reasonable to me, since not all groups have the same background/current conditions. 


if you  have ever stared down the barrel of a gun ,, you find out the conditions get clear and cloudy at the same time

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:29:57 AM

hoodoo

Canada

723 posts since 10/6/2017

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot


I just Googled the story and most news outlets, NBC, Fox, CNN have covered this.

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:38:50 AM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by hoodoo
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

why does the media refuse to give at least 5% coverage of this tragedy?

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/retir...-n1223386

plus the other 4 that were shot


I just Googled the story and most news outlets, NBC, Fox, CNN have covered this.


fox is the only one i have seen do a television segment on it 

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:51:01 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

23761 posts since 6/25/2005

TV news lives for video coverage. The George Floyd story had plenty of that; so did the old guy getting shoved by cops in Buffalo. Was there video of the killing mentioned here? That would bring much wider coverage. ...

Too often we see some sort of conspiracy in media coverage. That’s unlikely. Point of view is always present. It may reflect the reporter’s or an editor’s take on the event(s) being reported. Note the following headlines from two “liberal” papers’ website version. Same story; same set of facts.

NY Times: “Fed Offers Grim Economic Outlook with High Unemployment for Years”

Wash. Post: “Fed Predicts Unenployment will Fall to 9.3% by End of Year”

It’s the old “glass half-full” / “glass half-empty” issue.

Two facts of reporting the news: 1) There’s no such thing as “objective” reporting.
2) It is not remotely possibr5lte 4 [Marla the cat says hello.] possible to cover all newsworthy events or give those reported on all the coverage they might deserve in the view of this or that person.

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:21:58 PM

5009 posts since 9/5/2006

i finally found some footage of the suspects in the pawn shop on a UK website its shows a good view of them and the one with the gun in his hand.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8...-RbTqW_d4

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:30:55 PM
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3978 posts since 10/18/2007

I'm not sure what the big deal is. I've seen this story over and over on the news--at least on the written news I get on line.

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:00:16 AM

1929 posts since 2/10/2013

I don't think most news services lie. But I am certain the situations they describe only provide enough facts to affect opinion. Not enough information or facts to accurately describe situations. It has reached the point where no American news service can say they are providing "balanced" reporting on this social event.

Many convenient promises and acts are being made. It will be interesting to see what the future holds. Being the opportunists we tend to be, words and actions will be used in future political campaigns. Opinions are being changed by the things this forums is discussing. Everyone thinks they are correct. That is a right. But you should respect other individuals lawful actions. Respect is not a single lane highway going in on direction.

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:29:18 AM

Paul R

Canada

12927 posts since 1/28/2010

Everything is open to interpretation. If we were to aim for perfect objectivity, history would be a simple recitation of names, dates, and places. There would be no attempt to determine cause and effect, no learning the lessons from history.

Reporters are not just recorders. Nor are editors. Everyone has a background, a filter through which events are seen and interpreted. Human nature.

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:46:25 AM
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10010 posts since 2/22/2007

The point is that not ALL black lives matter. Only the important people, like lifelong felons apprehended while high. Who cares about a cop? I mean, what kind of mileage can you get out of that?

What about black voices? Do all black voices matter? Several non-radical black intellectuals have decried these riots; are they to be heard? No, only those voices matter who parrot the party line. All others are deemed to be "inauthentic Blacks", just as "Believe All Women" really means "only believe the women whose story advances the cause". All others can, and should be be slandered and silenced.

("party line" does not refer to any political party platform)

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