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  1. nibbler

    nero NYE

    good call- thanks bouche
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    nero NYE

    if no couches available- what hotel are out-of-towners bunking down at?
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    For Peter Kent

    Link to "Peter Kent is a piece of shit" Facebook Page Please like the page and share it amongst your peeps.
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    nero NYE

    Any couches available for crashing on?
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    G20?

    Just waiting for the results from the blood test...
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    G20?

    Groupthink is contagious.
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    G20?

    Aww shucks- I love you too AD.
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    G20?

    As I suggested nine posts ago, a new thread focused on media issues would be an interesting addition to the boards.
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    G20?

    Amy Miller - Alternative Media Centre, Independent Journalist from Darren Puscas on Vimeo.
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    G20?

    It has everything to do with this discussion: As multinational ownership, consolidation, and control of media at all levels continues unchecked, journalists who report the truth as it happens are increasingly punished for doing so. Kev points out a general process used to rid the MSM of the 'old guard'. In a similar context, Bill Maher lost his current affairs television show "Politically Incorrect" in 2001 because the corporate sponsors didn't like what he was saying. Never mind the record all time high ratings the show was getting at the time. Did you look over that page I linked to? Look at the numbers of independent vs. embedded reporters killed in Iraq. What do those imbalanced numbers tell you? If the killing of journalists bothered the controllers of the MSM, don't you think more of an effort to report the story would be evident in MSM "news coverage"? As it stands, the journalists being threatened and killed are the ones willing to get out of their office chairs, away from computer screens, and hit the streets asking tough questions. In other words, its the courageous journalists who take their duty seriously, that is to report the news to the people, those are whom the MSM controllers fear the most. Lo and behold, look which journalists are getting the beats from police/ threatened with sexual assaults/ getting killed by "friendly fire" in Iraq. Scroll back a few pages in this G20 discussion and watch the video of Steve Paikin discussing how a reporter for The Guardian is physically assaulted by a police supervisor right in front of Paikins eyes- and then arrested for doing nothing more than his job. Watch the video below of Amy Miller reporting how she was physically assaulted, arrested, and threatened with sexual assault by police. All because she was trying to report on the events as they happened.
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    G20?

    Apologies if my response to your "big" post fell short of your expectations. Since 1992, 818 journalists have been killed on the job, 524 of those were confirmed murders without impunity, 454 journalists live in exile worldwide today. 17 journalists have been confirmed murdered for the news they tried to report in 2010 alone. Seeing as y'all seem to like death and violence and shit, a thread specifically discussing the Main Stream Media's present state is long overdue. Statistics provided by Committee to Protect Journalists
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    G20?

    The bias of the MSM is not slanted towards a particular political party- its slanted in favor of corporate interests. Where there appears to be bias slanted towards a particular party or politician, it is moreso a reflection of how aligned that individual/party is with corporate interests in general.
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    G20?

    It must have happened during the heat-gun-turkey-bag days. The term mainstream media (MSM) denotes those media disseminated via the largest distribution channels, which therefore represent what the majority of media consumers are likely to encounter. The term also denotes those media generally reflective of the prevailing currents of thought, influence, or activity. Large news conglomerates, including newspapers and broadcast media, which underwent successive mergers in the U.S. and elsewhere at an increasing rate beginning in the 1990s, are often referenced by the term. This consolidation of ownership has raised concerns of a progressive homogenization of viewpoints presented to news consumers. Consequently, the term mainstream media has been widely used in conversation and the blogosphere, often in oppositional, pejorative, or dismissive senses, in discussion of the mass media and media bias. link to source
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    G20?

    I doubt the MSM led you to conclude that the violence was deliberately encouraged by police in order to push a Tough on Crime agenda whilst justifying a more than 1.3 Billion dollar summit pricetag. However if they did then I tip my hat to them.
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