The Media

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Pengwuino
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No no, this isn't a long rant on biased media and different portrayals of world events... its about poker.

yes, that's right. With two supreme court vacancies, terrorist attacks in London, record low unemployment rates... what is taking up half of the front page news in my city? Texas Hold Em Poker. The ENTIRE back page of the main section was about it too. I don't know what to say... oddly enough tomorrow morning i plan on going to the casino to play some texas hold em.
 

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Moonbear
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That's the small local paper for you. :rofl: I stopped subscribing to our local paper for that reason. There'd be big news all around, and they'd have some cat up a tree story on the front page. It was really sad.
 
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Phantom Moonbear said:
People read local papers for local issues. That's no reason to criticize them. They just are for a different audience.
But by providing the opportunity for such a distraction, don't you think they shift the public concern away from more important issues?
 
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Moonbear said:
That's the small local paper for you. :rofl: I stopped subscribing to our local paper for that reason. There'd be big news all around, and they'd have some cat up a tree story on the front page. It was really sad.

The paper reaches about 1,000,000 people...
 
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BT, what on Earth are you up to here? You're claiming a quote with my name for something I've never posted nor anything I would have said. I don't know what bug you've got up your butt but you better exterminate it right quick.
 
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Omg what's going on here! *runs and hides*
 
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Moonbear said:
BT, what on Earth are you up to here? You're claiming a quote with my name for something I've never posted nor anything I would have said. I don't know what bug you've got up your butt but you better exterminate it right quick.
Well, it was something I expected you to have in mind, but I was using the name "Phantom Moonbear" and not actually "Moonbear" to indicate that the quote was a figment of my imagination and not to be taken seriously. So am I to understand that you agree that by providing the opportunity for such a distraction, local papers shift the public concern from more important issues?
 
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Poker? WTF?

My local paper is really boring...I don't read it much. All it is is whoever died in Iraq today.
 
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I would further my anger towards the paper but i just got back from playing texas holdem as the casino so i'll have to wait for another day so that I am not so blatantly hypocritical.
 

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