The media has royally fucked up this latest story on the bombing in Boston. They have been making biased comments and false speculations about that whole incident. For example, they were speculating that 'right-wingers' were behind the blasts. Then the Salon put its hateful bigotry on display in an article entitled, incredibly, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.” I mean really WTF?? They hope they are WHITE American bombers?? Then there was that Lawrence O’Donnell idiot blamed the NRA and said "The NRA’s effort to guarantee that America’s mass murderers are the best equipped mass murderers in the world is not limited to those who use automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get away with their crimes."" They supposedly lobbied to block a taggant “that would enable tracing of the purchase of gunpowder”. He just failed to say there was a independent scientific ruling years ago had recommended, for various reasons, against the use of **taggants.
Then there was others blaming guns cause surprise the 2 suspects had a gun and were not licensed Oh the humanity!! This would seem to be strong evidence that gun control laws do little if anything to hinder criminals and terrorists; but the left isn't the party of logic, so even though the terrorists used bombs to wreak their havoc, the left made it about guns. The Guardian had a story that read, "“Why does America lose its head over ‘terror’ but ignore its daily gun deaths?” Another editorial that said "“Terror in Boston: It’s About Guns, Not Bombs,” WTF?? What really got me is that there were a few that actually thought the 2 bombers were victims! They placed bombs that killed women and children because they couldn't fit in, because they "felt alienated from our racist, Islamophobic society. " Then Michael Moore got in on this and tweeted.."because the terrorists turned out to be American citizens, “the rest of the world is safe now,” Well its Michael Moore, enough said. Fucking idiot.
As far as I am concerned, the media is to blame for the death of that student. Its bad they cannot face any charges. There has been so many lives ruined by the media taking a tiny morsel of truth (well most times anyway) and taking off and speculating. Others just blatantly lie. I think the George Zimmerman case in Florida is a terrific example of the extreme lengths the media will go to get ratings. There are stories out there the media should report on and DON'T!! Like that abortion doctor who was performing illegal late term abortions and killed so many babies, and killed women as well. And god forbid the media say anything bad about Obama. You get the the smaller name media folks that others think they are like another version of the National Enquirer. So I guess if its not CNN, MSNBC, or ABC or NBC the story is false and made up.
Well if you did read this whole post, then you know just cause those bigger named media doesn't report on something, doesn't mean its not true. Hell the way CNN or MSNBC been lately, I rank THEM up there with the National Enquirer.
What is your take on our media today?
If you want to know what a taggant is...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taggant
Answer by Ballad at 7:34 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:38 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by Hollyhock. at 7:42 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
I think the media has changed a lot in our age of technology and there are many sources (some reliable ones) that do as good a job or better than traditional media. They don't like getting scooped and from what I have seen for the last few big events is that they jump to conclusions and end up reporting things before they can be verified as being true, they have also spliced tapes to advance an agenda or a bias. Not to mention the Internet sleuthing that has gotten into some people.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:43 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by anime_mom619 at 8:17 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Great post. Back in 1983, 50 companies controlled the media. Now? 6 companies. I think they are bought and paid for, whores.
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 9:39 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by Izsarejman at 10:15 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by gdiamante at 12:11 AM on Apr. 26, 2013