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Re: News Thread

Postby Rednal » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:48 pm

So... if a kid accidentally brings a gun to school, and it fires without hitting anyone, they classify it as a school shooting?

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By a very literal interpretation, I suppose that would be true, but...
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Re: News Thread

Postby vampko » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:00 am

That's how the news works. Take a very nothing incident, and blow it up into something "scandalous". Or take something that's completely in the right, and make the victim out to be a "villain". Stuff like that.

Not saying you can't find valid news, but the stuff that people generally rely on, are extremely corrupted, and give a very biased/fabricated picture of what happened.
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Re: News Thread

Postby lopez » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:58 pm

Ratings are a strong influence in how many media sites work. If they aren't getting hits, then they won't get the advertisement contracts or consumers (more so for radio/newspapers).

That's not to say there aren't some amazing journalists/reporters/etc... that work for certain "corrupt" companies. It's just that hooking people is the key that many media sites rely on.


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France launches airstrikes against ISIS stronghold

In case you guys missed it, there was a massive terrorist attack against France a couple days ago.

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Re: News Thread

Postby xnobody13 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:31 am

Unfortunate news for all. Music legend David Bowie has passed away after battling cancer. He was 69.

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Re: News Thread

Postby lopez » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Sad news indeed. He created some great music. He'll be missed :(

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Re: News Thread

Postby Alantor2013 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:13 am

Sad news, everyone... Alan Young, the voice actor of DuckTales' Scrooge McDuck passed away recently according to Operation Rainfall... He was one of my favorite actors during my childhood...
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Postby Lan-kun » Mon May 23, 2016 6:55 pm

A part of my childhood and many others'... gone.

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Re: News Thread

Postby lopez » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:58 pm

RIP Muhammed Ali

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Re: News Thread

Postby Redhorse » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:22 pm

About two months ago, a Superior Court judge and a murder defendant got into a very heated exchange. Now a dramatic word-for-word reading of the transcript has been animated Rick and Morty style and I feel bad for laughing so hard, but it's just so ridiculous.

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Re: News Thread

Postby Rednal » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:19 pm

You're right, that is rather ridiculous. XD
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Re: News Thread

Postby Alantor2013 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:46 pm

Sad news again, everyone... C. Martin Croker, the voices behind Zorak and Moltar of Space Ghost Coast to Coast passed away last week...

Space Ghost Coast to Coast was a show I grew up with before it was switched to Adult Swim, now another of my childhood has died when Croker kicked the bucket. T_T
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Re: News Thread

Postby lopez » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:51 pm

^

Never heard of that show. It's unfortunate that he passed away though :(

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Postby Porecomesis » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:13 am

lopez wrote:^

Never heard of that show. It's unfortunate that he passed away though :(

I pack a lot of Brak and Zorak figurines where I work. I recognise the show and the characters.

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Re: News Thread

Postby lopez » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:35 am

Mary Tyler Moore passed away... :(


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