But a plane has disappeared weeks ago and it's weird!Meanwhile, South Sudan is again on the verge of genocide, several thousand having been murdered in the past few months, and that hardly gets noticed in the midst of the various disappearance scenarios. Yeah, the news is definitely entertaining
But a plane has disappeared weeks ago and it's weird!
You got to know what is important and what isn't. Missing plane? Important. Impending wars? Not important.
BUT BENGHAZI!I just dug up this thread to say that another thing that frustrates me with mainstream TV news shows is their focus, which is often on unimportant and/ or on sensationalist stories. But now I see I'm pretty much just repeating what others have just said. Oh well
It really drives me crazy! Really important things are happening in the world, and all we hear about for the past few days is how some octogenarian racist billionaire Los Angeles basketball team owner had a racist rant recorded by his mistress and was thus banned from his own $900 million dollar stadium and team. That is pretty much ALL they are talking about on the news.I just dug up this thread to say that another thing that frustrates me with mainstream TV news shows is their focus, which is often on unimportant and/ or on sensationalist stories. But now I see I'm pretty much just repeating what others have just said. Oh well
I prefer the non-conspiracy Drew Curtis take on it.One thing I read in the book Manufacturing Consent, is that news outlets often rely on official press conference, and press releases....they don't want to get locked out of that, and other sources of information. So they can't publish the really juicy news.
Commercial news outlets, also rely on advertising, so they can't upset their sponsoring clients.
It's an interesting book. I haven't read it all, but I can see how the real news is suppressed.
Manufacturing Consent says the same thing, I think....real reporting takes time and resources....conspiracy is only part of the pattern.....it is like an organic emergence of control of the media.I prefer the non-conspiracy Drew Curtis take on it.
I'm not dragging out the book right now, but he points outs that press releases are easy to get, and reporters are lazy.
what do you mean?No control and effective control are two different things...
I dunno. You must have seen fractals. They are quite complex, but are derived from fairly simple formula and algorithms.Complex systems resist simplistic theories.