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This is news?

  1. Jan 21, 2007 #1
    I was over a friends house today and I flipped through the TV and saw this bum. My my my, what an idiot.

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    He was talking about Iran's nuclear program and was saying "people want to treat iran like a little penguin. Awww, look at the little penguin. Isnt he cute. UNTIL HE POKES YOUR EYE OUT WITH HIS RADIO ACTIVE BEAK!"

    What, an idiot. And this guy has a news show!

    So I changed the channel and who do I see? This bum...

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    Apart from Charlie Rose, is there ANY credible media left in this country??
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    This is so depressing. :frown:
     
  4. Jan 21, 2007 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    I've recently complained about that guy, Katie Couric, and the news in general as well.

    I think The News Hour on PBS is still pretty good. Meet the Press and This Week are good. But it is getting worse by the day.

    I don't understand you considering Rose as a great news source. He is so heavily slanted towards the artsy fartsy stuff that I often turn him off. I would guess that on the average he only does hard news a couple of times a week.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2007 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    I also love that how the news was reported, is a news subject. You know, the "How did we the media cover this or that?" coverage. It's not enough that we are starved for reliable news sources, now the bad or irrelevant reporting is news in itself as well.

    Infotainment: There was a recent observation made by one analyst that, ironically, satire like The Daily Show can be more hard hitting than the allegedly real news shows.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2007 #5
    I like Rose becuase he has various people come in that I would not normally know or watch. People like Artists, CEO's, World Leaders. He always has the best of the best. And he listens to what they have to say. He does not cut them off mid sentence and argue.

    For example, right now I am watching him interview Peter O'toole.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2007 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    I agree that Rose is very good. And, I do see your point; his guests are almost always top notch.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2007 #7

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    He's still alive?! God, I love Peter O'Toole!:!!)
     
  9. Jan 21, 2007 #8

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    IMO, the *only* credible TV news channel available for viewing in my place is the BBC. The rest are either owned by the ruling party or opposition. It's so completely biased, one wonders if the channels are reporting the same event.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2007 #9

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    I'm beginning to wonder even about the BBC. They seem to be just as willing to jump on the latest media bandwagon and provoke mass hysteria, be it bird flu, global warming, school dinners, or Beckham moving to the US.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2007 #10

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    There is always bias, and one should always attempt to identify it.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2007 #11
    I agree. I was watching some PBS this week with my husband and an expert fom the "Congressional Quarterly" made some of the house bills that passed under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi into "laws" just to make the news more interesting. Since when is something only passed by the house a "law"?

    Where's the good old:
    I'm just a bill.
    Yes, I'm only a bill.
    And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.
    -- http://www.school-house-rock.com/Bill.html ???
     
  13. Jan 21, 2007 #12
    Glenn Beck is an idiot (and that's an insult to the idiots of the world).

    Remember when he asked the first Muslim congressman to prove that he wasn't a terrorist? Ugh, I'm ashamed to be in the same species as this tool.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2007 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    Heh, I remember that song! :biggrin:

    Did you watch the Vice Presidential debate moderated by Gwen Ifill? She was terrible!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2007 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    I have always been a fan of Face the Nation, but ever since Rather was taken down, Bob Schieffer - a long-time friend of the Bush's - has been throwing softballs.

    Oh yes, I do still like the BBC, which is carried by PBS. What do you think of BBCA?
     
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  16. Jan 21, 2007 #15

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    News show? No, he has a talk show. Big, big difference.
     
  17. Jan 21, 2007 #16
    Well, it is on CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/glenn.beck/

    Read the website, Headline News.

     
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  20. Jan 22, 2007 #19
    You guys are weird.
     
  21. Jan 22, 2007 #20

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    I "look at the news" too - does that make me a reporter?

    That description is pretty clear on what you are getting when you watch his show, even if it doesn't use the words "talk show". You're getting his perspective on the news (and whatever eles he feels like talking about). That's pretty much the definition of the term.

    In any case, if you would prefer that they actually use the words "talk show", perhaps you can blame CNN for that because his personal website uses the words: http://www.glennbeck.com/about/about-glennbeck.shtml
    Perhaps they simply don't like the term - maybe it implies a lower form of communication (ie, Oprah or Jerry Springer). They also don't call Larry King's show a talk show and he's pretty much the archetype.
     
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