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Journalistic malpractice

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Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:23 am

12 of the top 14 stories on the Detroit News homepage are coronavirus.

20 of 21 on the Detroit Free Press’ homepage are coronavirus.

The media says things like “we didn’t do this,” #factsoverfear, “all we said was to wash your hands.”

100% false.

It wants you to fear. It wants you to panic. It makes for a better story.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by audiophile » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:00 am

No fear here.


Ask not what your country can do FOR you; ask what they are about to do TO YOU!!

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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:14 am

I've avoided all local & national newscasts since yesterday evening.

Turned on channel 4 at 7PM (WDIV) to watch Wheel. Instead, I got a special newscast that was blathering on & on about coronavirus. :x


Caroline Beasley is ruining WRIF. What a bitch!!!

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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:24 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:14 am
I've avoided all local & national newscasts since yesterday evening.

Turned on channel 4 at 7PM (WDIV) to watch Wheel. Instead, I got a special newscast that was blathering on & on about coronavirus. :x
7 did the same.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm

I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am

Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm

Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.
Telling privately-held businesses that they must close and can’t set their own pricing?

Telling people they can’t congregate with more than 50 people?

Yeah, I’d say that’s overreach.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.
Telling privately-held businesses that they must close and can’t set their own pricing?

Telling people they can’t congregate with more than 50 people?

Yeah, I’d say that’s overreach.
Robbing people blind by charging $80 for a single bottle of hand sanitizer you bought for a dollar 380 somewhere is a hell of a lot worse. In times of crisis somethings temporarily get modified. Let me guess... you’d have been suing the feds if they told you to stop making widgets and start making tank treads in WW2...



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:51 pm

Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.
Telling privately-held businesses that they must close and can’t set their own pricing?

Telling people they can’t congregate with more than 50 people?

Yeah, I’d say that’s overreach.
Robbing people blind by charging $80 for a single bottle of hand sanitizer you bought for a dollar 380 somewhere is a hell of a lot worse. In times of crisis somethings temporarily get modified. Let me guess... you’d have been suing the feds if they told you to stop making widgets and start making tank treads in WW2...
Charging anyone any price isn’t “robbing.” Robbing is taking something away from someone. That’s what the government is doing now.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:00 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.
Telling privately-held businesses that they must close and can’t set their own pricing?

Telling people they can’t congregate with more than 50 people?

Yeah, I’d say that’s overreach.
Robbing people blind by charging $80 for a single bottle of hand sanitizer you bought for a dollar 380 somewhere is a hell of a lot worse. In times of crisis somethings temporarily get modified. Let me guess... you’d have been suing the feds if they told you to stop making widgets and start making tank treads in WW2...
Charging anyone any price isn’t “robbing.” Robbing is taking something away from someone. That’s what the government is doing now.
It’s taking advantage of someone else to enrich yourself. That’s wrong.



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:29 pm

Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:00 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Rate This wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:33 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 pm
I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be front and center, just that there are other important things.
There doesn’t appear to be much of anything going on beside this... this is THE story right now... it’s not like life is going on as normal and it’s being overblown... life has been fundamentally altered for millions...
Altered because of government’s overreach! Where’s the story on that?!
Overreach is your opinion. Stories about altering life are everywhere.
Telling privately-held businesses that they must close and can’t set their own pricing?

Telling people they can’t congregate with more than 50 people?

Yeah, I’d say that’s overreach.
Robbing people blind by charging $80 for a single bottle of hand sanitizer you bought for a dollar 380 somewhere is a hell of a lot worse. In times of crisis somethings temporarily get modified. Let me guess... you’d have been suing the feds if they told you to stop making widgets and start making tank treads in WW2...
Charging anyone any price isn’t “robbing.” Robbing is taking something away from someone. That’s what the government is doing now.
It’s taking advantage of someone else to enrich yourself. That’s wrong.
Who’s forcing anyone to purchase that one or prohibiting from purchasing from someone else?



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by Rate This » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:36 pm

It’s unavailable elsewhere so they take advantage of the shortage to mark it up 500 times what it goes for... there comes a point when the markup is ridiculous...



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Re: Journalistic malpractice

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:20 pm

Rate This wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:36 pm
It’s unavailable elsewhere so they take advantage of the shortage to mark it up 500 times what it goes for... there comes a point when the markup is ridiculous...
100% false.



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