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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:06 PM

Please explain this..

President Biden is in Surfside, Florida, today to console n get information on the collapse of the high rise condos. He is somber, trying to tell the community hes 100% behind them in their grief n will put all resources for them. Then..the press has questions..what are your thoughts about the indictments... What do you think about .. I am all for the free press but.. is this the time or place to ask politics? Isnt this insensitive? Who sends them there to ask such questions? This just irks me..not just this occasion but all the time. These questions have nothing to do with the venue. Is it just me or is this just too much? Biden should say..Ill get back with you on that n shun them. What say you?

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Deuxcents Jul 2021 OP
StarfishSaver Jul 2021 #1
Moostache Jul 2021 #2
lunatica Jul 2021 #3
onecaliberal Jul 2021 #4
zipplewrath Jul 2021 #5
Martin68 Jul 2021 #6

Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:09 PM

1. I found this offputting, too

 

I could see if Biden was normally inaccessible and non-responsible and the press felt it had to grab every opportunity to it has to ask him what they need to ask him. But they'll have - and know they'll have - plenty of chances to ask him about other things, so it seems to me, as it does to you, that this was inappropriate.

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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:11 PM

2. 90+% of our press are ratings-chasing whores who would sell their mother for a scoop

What passes for "news" and "journalism" - sadly right OR left - is nothing more than attempts to grab ratings...

Why is our press so bifurcated? Easy answer - what's the simplest, least effort involved way to capture eyes and clicks? Give people exactly what they WANT to hear...or conversely, play up anything that they HATE or can be made to hate with ease.

Easy, 30 second "reports" followed by 5 minutes of 'expert' analysis and then 3 minutes of sponsor's messages is a hallmark of damn near every show on cable 'news' and also what passes for informed political commentary in far, far too many cases.

Partisan stupidity sells.
WE all pay...

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:14 PM

3. They simply can't let go of Trump

Im really beginning to think that. If the media would just shut up about Trump we would all forget about him, which is what he deserves.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:24 PM

4. They will never tell us what their employment depends on them not telling us.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:34 PM

5. They have limited access

From their point of view, they have very little direct access to Biden. As such, whenever they get it, they have to ask ANY questions they have.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:05 PM

6. The press have picked up a lot of bad habits over the years. Weren't the Beatles giving them shite

for the stupid questions they were asking back then? The Washington Post, the LA Times and the NY Times tend to ask and report more substantial questions.

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