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Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:43 AM

I am totally frustrated with cable news Media.

These Sunday talk shows constantly give the right wing thugs a platform to minimize, deny and all out lie and protect tRump... treatment with" kid gloves"....

When will outrage take over to where the recognition of the Treasonous Acts by this tRump Mafia become the norm?

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Reply I am totally frustrated with cable news Media. (Original post)
FarPoint Jul 2018 OP
spanone Jul 2018 #1
FarPoint Jul 2018 #2
spanone Jul 2018 #3
Ferrets are Cool Jul 2018 #6
HopeAgain Jul 2018 #4
FarPoint Jul 2018 #9
Anon-C Jul 2018 #5
FarPoint Jul 2018 #12
Boomerproud Jul 2018 #15
JHB Jul 2018 #7
SamKnause Jul 2018 #8
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 2018 #10
Maraya1969 Jul 2018 #11
90-percent Jul 2018 #13
RandomAccess Jul 2018 #14
hunter Jul 2018 #16

Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:48 AM

1. it's media for profit. the truth doesn't appear to matter anymore.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:55 AM

2. It sure is.... media for the profits...

Job security.... Republicans owners of media.

I'm so freaking frustrated....

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:56 AM

3. it's aggravating as hell and our lives depend on it.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:01 AM

6. Ding Ding. You nailed that one. nt

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:59 AM

4. I've been there since Dubya

Won't watch them.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:09 AM

9. Me too but with * bush...

I still had hope that it would at least evolve back to investigative journalism to some extent anyway..

Now..it's all tabloid style sound bytes or they give a platform for crooks to sell their lies...which they do successfully ...to their base.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:00 AM

5. It never will. They are a tool of social order maintenance, not truth telling.

Trump and Russia couldn't have done it without them and a illegitimate minority cannot rule and subvert a majority's rights without a willing state media.

When Facebook, Twitter and Google literally embed paid, full-time employees with a criminally-corrupt organization, when you cannot describe a white nationalist on TV as precisely that.

When you inculcate a petulant, racist base of babies, feed their worst angels and persecute people for political purposes...

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:31 AM

12. Yes...

That is the unpleasant truth.

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 12:11 PM

15. Perfect post

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:06 AM

7. When the guys who sign their paychecks feel outraged...

...or feel enough pressure to fake it.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:07 AM

8. For the most part they are useless.

They never seem to be prepared.

They never seem to have their facts assembled to counteract the lies.

They tip toe around and sugar coat everything.

The majority are nothing but over paid actors.

They don't seem to care about the damage they have caused this country.

Chuck Todd stated it is not his job to correct republican lies.

They try to pretend that their are no facts, or truth anymore.

They operate in a world where republicans have their own facts and the dems have their own facts.

There is truth and there are lies.

They don't seem to know the difference.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:23 AM

10. Don't get me started on Chuck Todd.

Such a weasel.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:27 AM

11. Write to the shows and tell them how frustrating it is to watch and how you are going to stop

Some shows fact check right away now. Like Joy Reid. She goes after liars like a pit bull. If she can do it why can't Chuck Todd?

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:55 AM

13. A little bit of nostalgia for the old folks.

My lifelong hero was spot on, as always. Frank Zappa; The Idol of my youth!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017493203

-Enjoy!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:55 AM

14. Have you told them?

 

We've GOT to start speaking up -- loudly, clearly, and often.

Here's a collection -- very incomplete -- of Twitter handles for starters. But others more relevant ought not be too hard to find.

@HardballChris @HallieJackson @KatyTurNBC @kasie Kasse Hunt @kwelkernbc KristenWelker
@KellyO @maddow @AC360
@MSNBC @NBC @ABC @CBS @CNN @NPR
@mitchellreports @MeetThePress @chucktodd

And, what the hell, the 2 email addresses I have:

ari@msnbc.com
Rachel@msnbc.com



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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 01:02 PM

16. Our television plays movies. That's all it does.

We watch DVDs we find in thrift stores, we rent RedBox DVDs, for exceptional movies we will sometimes buy the DVD, and we have the minimum Netflix subscription, a single "standard definition" stream over an inexpensive medium speed DSL connection.

No cable, no satellite, no broadcast television. We quit television years ago and are never going back.

The only television commercials I'm exposed to are the clever ones people sometimes post here on DU as YouTube videos, or when I'm trapped in a waiting room with people who want the television on. I always ask if I can turn waiting room televisions off unless there is someone obviously watching.

One of the things that irritated me about cable television is that part of the cable fees go to entities I despise (Fox News, etc.) whether I like it or not.

Overall, I think television is useless as a news medium.

Everything that spews from Trump's mouth, or his twitter accounts, is bullshit. Listening to people trying to analyze Trump's words is madness. Trump's words don't matter, only the actions of the his administration do.

Television news fools people into thinking they have their eyes on the ball but mostly it's just advertising crap served up with imitation cheese news.

Water, Food Starch, Palm Oil, Whey, Salt, Casein, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid, Carrageenan, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor, Artificial Color, preservatives...

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