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Re: Media Bias

Post by Hermit » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:05 am

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:22 am
My argument isn't that media outlets of any stripe are paragons of perfect unbiased reporting. It's simply that, within current Oz media outlets, the examples you provided (The Age etc.) are better than the baying conservative alternatives...
Looks like we agree on that. Centrist media are neither unbiased nor neutral, but they are preferable to the lunatic fringes on either extremity of the political spectrum.

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Rum » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Hermit wrote:
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When Scott Dutchy's mindset goes into rant mode I just shrug my shoulders and move on. The best thing to do the moment you are tempted to argue with or react to him is this:

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I know it seems difficult at first, but let me assure you, it becomes easy with a bit of practice. Counting to ten also helps.
The mindset thing is actually pretty racist - or at least stereotyping when you think of it. It’s only a small step to proposing black peoples’ mindsets make it harder fro them to cope in more structured societies that the ‘relaxed African ones’, the mind sets of Asians makes them great at maths but crap at creative thinking...etc.

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:19 pm

Yeah there's a lot of those stereotypes. Frenchmen are lascivious lathareos, German men are obsessed by their toilet habits, white men can't dance, and black men get shot in the face at the traffic lights by a cop who thought he might have a gun.
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Re: Media Bias

Post by JimC » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:35 pm

...and all Melbournians are gin-obsessed nerds...
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Re: Media Bias

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:57 am

Mondeo men are self obsessed twats.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:01 am

I wish you'd take the hint and fuck off. You really are a blight on this forum.
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Re: Media Bias

Post by Svartalf » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:10 am

actually, he does give this place some much needed animation, there are times when I feel Ratz is dying of ennui
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Re: Media Bias

Post by Rum » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:26 am

Svartalf wrote:
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actually, he does give this place some much needed animation, there are times when I feel Ratz is dying of ennui
Yep. Sometimes even a bad case of the flu can be a diversion.

Incidentally I’d like to report Mr Hate’s personal insult above.

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:31 pm

Rum wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:26 am
Svartalf wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:10 am
actually, he does give this place some much needed animation, there are times when I feel Ratz is dying of ennui
Yep. Sometimes even a bad case of the flu can be a diversion.

Incidentally I’d like to report Mr Hate’s personal insult above.
Go ahead. You get away with murder in the insult department. Where did I mention you personally? :biggrin:
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Re: Media Bias

Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:54 am

pErvinalia wrote:
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Just troll the cunt. There's no point trying to reason with him.
pErvinalia wrote:
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I wish you'd take the hint and fuck off. You really are a blight on this forum.
With Jim out of range I'm just going to give my personal view here.

While we're rather laid back about TEH RULZ here I think it's worth saying that broadcasting one's disdain for another member like this, while encouraging others to be equally disdainful and calling them a cunt, is really taking things too far, and if repeated too often basically adds to a form of harassment.

We're a small community now, tiny even, and though I accept that we all have our good days and bad day I also think this kind of comment can have a disproportionately negative impact on the board as a whole than it might on a larger forum. I'm going to ask you to knock this kind of posting on the head but I would also like to ask everyone to consider the possible effect on the community of repeatedly broadcasting a low personal opinion about another member (and I include myself in that as well).

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Re: Media Bias

Post by JimC » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:41 am

:this:

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Post by Seabass » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:03 pm

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Seabass » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:38 am

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Animavore » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Remember when reality-denying Trump supporters tried to tell us Tucker Carlson wasn't a racist bigot?

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... O82KAvVLVE

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Re: Media Bias

Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Yeah, but we didn't believe them then just like we don't believe them now.
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