Author Topic: Do not adjust your sets.  (Read 212 times)

Offline pr126 (OP)

Do not adjust your sets.
« on: September 08, 2017, 12:35:15 AM »
This is why I do not watch/read mainstream media.

Mainstream Media Propaganda & Public Thought Control

‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.' 1984

Online Munch

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 02:27:09 AM »
Same, I've got a pretty big TV screen but I never watch regular television anymore, only use it to play games or watch movies. it's very obvious mainstream media wants to control the spread of information their way, and it's why right now 'controversial' videos on places like YouTube get targeted because it doesn't want the general public spreading facts about the real world, rather it wants to buy that right.

But the internet now is to big now to let mainstream corporations take that away, people find ways of getting around it.

Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 04:22:22 AM »
I also use VPN (Ipvanish) on all of my devices.
More security, and keeps out nosy people on what I am surfing.
‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.' 1984

Offline Baruch

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 07:18:12 AM »
I also use VPN (Ipvanish) on all of my devices.
More security, and keeps out nosy people on what I am surfing.

Was she pretty? ;-)  Stats show that half the Internet is email spam, the other half is porn.
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Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 07:48:34 AM »
So many bug-a-boos. Fuckin' neurotic. But faithfully toeing the party line.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 09:53:25 AM »
Some people don't toe the party line - they snort it...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 12:55:27 PM »
So many bug-a-boos. Fuckin' neurotic. But faithfully toeing the party line.

In the D party, do you disguise yourselves with Stalin outfits?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 12:56:04 PM »
Some people don't toe the party line - they snort it...

Upper class prejudice?  Only bankers and stockbrokers can afford that kind of shit.
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Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
Harps about mainstream media for being biased/non-credible ==> replaces it with bogus tabloid that is even worse.

Media of any kind will be used by its owners and benefactors to sow societal fabric and tailor it towards a particular point of view. It has been like that since its inception. It's nothing new. It indeed is very obvious.

The trick is to be a smart, informed viewer; to filter out the junk, the unwanted viewpoints. That's a much better approach to replacing reputable "mainstream" sources like NYT, WaPo, and WSJ with Alex Jones and Breitbart.

On the subject:



Even worse than mainstream media.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 07:14:27 PM »
You kiss a different plutocrat's butt than I do.  Does that make you feel better?
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Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 09:30:06 PM »
mainstream media
political correctness
alt-right buzzwords

Volkischer Beobachter, JA!
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Online Shiranu

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 09:49:00 PM »
So you rather listen to non-fact checked, admittedly biased (or more often, not admittedly) sources with no accountability that is written by people without formal journalistic training telling you to be afraid over organizations that base their entire reputation on fact checking their information and upholding certain standards, all while generally admitting their bias but leaning not too far from centre either way.

All while saying other people are biased and only you have the true truth.

Fucking brilliant.
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Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2017, 09:55:49 PM »
All news media is propaganda, pure and simple. If I hear about a piece of 'news' and I want to join the discussion I do my own independent research.

But I'll be damned if I'm going to take anyone else's account of what happened as gospel.

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2017, 10:20:49 PM »
All news media is propaganda, pure and simple. If I hear about a piece of 'news' and I want to join the discussion I do my own independent research.

But I'll be damned if I'm going to take anyone else's account of what happened as gospel.
Says the guy who takes pizzagate seriously.

Online Shiranu

Re: Do not adjust your sets.
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2017, 10:32:21 PM »
Says the guy who takes pizzagate seriously.

Damn, I even liked that comment. Didn't realise how hypocritical it was :/.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." - Nelson Mandela

"Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." - Miguel de Cervantes