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Should You Hate the Media?

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Posted By: DanvilleBill, 1/21/2020 4:21:41 PM

1975 was an exciting time to be at Boston University’s School of Public Communication. There we were, about 30 students seeking a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. All of us thought our quest was noble, that we would become purveyors of truth, skilled fact-finders and truth-tellers in the Watergate tradition. The lessons presented were well worth the tens of thousands of dollars I had to pay for them. Forty-five years later, having reached the top of my profession, I generally despise my own industry, something I never could have predicted. Here’s why.

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I kinda miss the ol' bloviator.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FleetUSA 1/21/2020 4:32:42 PM (No. 294439)
Amen. Except for the economy, the lo-fo voters have little idea of the good Trump is doing for America. Sadly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MSUDoc 1/21/2020 4:34:06 PM (No. 294441)
Yup.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/21/2020 4:36:41 PM (No. 294445)
It is sad to read their agenda into most reports. One day they will read their old reports and understand their failures. On the other hand young police officers learn to write objectively or they get a beating on the stand by prosecutors and defense attorneys.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JonR 1/21/2020 4:41:21 PM (No. 294448)
Absolute, spot-on commentary from Mr. O'Reilly!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951 1/21/2020 4:54:03 PM (No. 294461)
Just knowing the msm was hoping for a major situation yesterday during the 2nd Amendment gathering yesterday should put them on everyone's Schiff list forever. Like the Twilight episode "The Obsolete Man" the msm is obsolete. And useless, and liars and shameful America and American haters.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 1/21/2020 5:03:45 PM (No. 294471)
Yes Bill. We already knew all this. And I don’t miss you one little bit,you arrogant ?rick.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ming 1/21/2020 5:09:32 PM (No. 294477)
No, we should shoot it in the head and bury it in lime, figuratively.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 1/21/2020 5:14:02 PM (No. 294481)
He's dead right. And I, too, despise the overwhelming majority of the media, which I call The Enemedia, because it is so right.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Geoman 1/21/2020 5:16:59 PM (No. 294482)
Along the lines of #7, you don't have to hate a rabid dog stalking an elementary school playground but you do need to put it down or otherwise stop it from doing harm to its prey.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/21/2020 5:41:57 PM (No. 294505)
Broadcast Journalism is just a gussied up drama department. Prima donnas unable to write for themselves, every one.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/21/2020 5:57:00 PM (No. 294520)
Nice to hear Bill. Absolutely correct but I would call the media a propaganda organization now. And where were you when BO was in office and you refused to identify him as a Socialist. Maybe because you had a nice job you didn't want to endanger it by too bluntly challenging the boy-king president?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: red1066 1/21/2020 6:00:13 PM (No. 294522)
Does a bear s--- in the woods?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/21/2020 6:13:50 PM (No. 294538)
I don't hate the msm. Just want it destroyed and eliminated.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hammondb3 1/21/2020 6:46:56 PM (No. 294574)
#10, You misspelled jussied...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: columba 1/21/2020 11:21:21 PM (No. 294704)
I don't hate last year's Yellow Pages ads either. HoHum......zzzzz
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney 1/21/2020 11:35:35 PM (No. 294711)
Yes. The disrespect for the public to know the truth through their press reports is abhorrent! The press is now nothing more than a microphone for the dem pols socialist agenda. They have no shame & no credibility. Sad situation.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: tom7 1/22/2020 10:34:39 AM (No. 295086)
Yes, you should hate the media. They are trying to deceive and harm you. They are a dangerous enemy of the people.
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