Cataholic wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:46 am
TomCat88 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:51 am
You spent a lot of time lecturing on the merits of what is newsworthy. Amazing how riots and damage in Portland do not justify coverage but an event like this does? I am guessing your “moderate” viewpoint has a lot to do with being a newsworthy event.
You have to be intentionally not reading what I said to make this comparison. I stated numerous times that events (even wars) lose the attention they get from the media over time. Look at any long running event and you’ll see a similar reaction from the media. Especially when the details from day to day are similar. Unless something significant happens like a bomb blows up part of a building or a big fire burns down city hall, it doesn’t get much attention. If you can find an event that got consistently significant media coverage, please point it out.
I don’t think anyone has ever seen a boat rally where a bunch of boats sink. Have you? If so, please post it and I’ll be embarrassed for being out of the loop. If it continues to happen every day, then it’ll become dull fast. It’ll become dull by the second or third time actually. If you google it you’ll see a lot of clips from a lot of different sources that aired it or put it in print. Are you upset at each one of those local Texas news outlets for giving air time or print space to this story? I haven’t seen you complain about all the coverage this received. You’d think if it wasn’t newsworthy that not all of the local media outlets would’ve run it. It was in Texas, so I doubt that all of them were left wing and just showing it to make the right look bad.
I completely understand your rationale on not being newsworthy anymore. Our discussion has been specific about the protests, riots and violence in major urban areas, particularly in Portland. Your argument that it is no longer newsworthy is only because you are a liberal and it does not meet your agenda. There has been coverage virtually every single day on Fox News and Fox - both locally and nationally. CNN and other mainstream media have chosen to not cover the events - such as the beating of an innocent person assisting a transgender woman. Front page of Fox News today featured 5 articles on countrywide violence including this main article as the headline:
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump- ... run-cities
CNN has nothing on countrywide violence, but it does have these gems:
“Gender Reveal Sparks Major Fire”
“Fox News Contradicts Trump Comments”
“The Princess Bride” Reunites and Ted Cruz is Livid”
Other posters have told you that there is biased coverage by the mainstream media. Your insistence that it is not newsworthy just doesn’t hold water.
You are missing the point on the sinking boats. Why did you post the article? Is it because you are a moderate or a liberal? Would you have posted an article about sinking Biden boats or BLM boats? Despite your insistence that you are moderate, your history of posting on these subjects tells a much different story.
I think you're taking me saying something is newsworthy as if it is some kind of compliment. That's not the intention. Something becomes newsworthy, in part, because the editors et al deem it as such. In some cases newsworthy just means viral.
CNN isn't the only outlet not giving it much time. Most local newspapers throughout the nation aren't either. Nor are very many major news outlets. Fox News isn't a good cross section of media nationally. The man getting beaten was a more prominent story, but it didn't have a lot of staying power. Sometimes those kinds of stories get more national attention, but most times they don't. A lot of people get beat up and killed for no reason in America. It's very sad, but there isn't enough resources to cover them all.
What happens a lot is a story like that does go viral, but that doesn't make it all that unique. Something like when a person is being taken off a life support system and the whole nation gets wound up about it as if it's the only time it's ever happened, but the reality is that it happens all the time, but this time something happened to make it go viral and therefore it became newsworthy.
Again, I'm not liberal and I don't have an agenda. I'm at the point where I just think you're saying that to be antagonizing. I'm just trying to explain that what's news to me and you isn't always news to the powers-that-be. I've given news tips to editors of papers in Montana and they've done nothing with them. The recent incident in Malta, which I personally verified with several sources, didn't even illicit a reply. Is that because the media in Montana is right-leaning? I don't think that's the reason, despite my feeling that Montana media is slightly right of center.
You blaming my explanation on me being liberal is like me saying that the only reason you're interested in what's happening in Portland is for political reasons. You think that the riots make liberals look bad, so you want everyone to hear and see it daily. Fox certainly sees it that way, but they're giving their viewers what they want. As they should. I don't have a problem with it at all. It's what they do and how they make money. Most people understand that or at least accept it. Plenty of people criticize Fox News, but that doesn't dissuade them from sticking to what they do. It's a business.
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