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Why the media are fear mongers - ask me how!
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-10-20 4:45 pm   Permalink


On 2004-10-20 05:51, tikifish wrote:
Not only was SARS a fake fear mongering story, the fake fear mongering cost Toronto millions of dollars in lost tourist revenue, and screwed the city for an entire year.

So true tikifish, SARS killed us over here on the westcoast. It was horrible. Finally people are willing to travel again. Until the next "scare"

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 447
From: Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2004-10-20 9:09 pm   Permalink

Dangergirl299 said: "according to Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" one of the factors (and I think this theory was initially posited by Marilyn Manson) of America having so much violent crime is because people are jumpy/scared due to the nature of the media egging on such fear (if it bleeds, it leads)."

Yeah...Micheal Moore would know! (Worthless slob.) I'm still in disbelief that anyone would pay to watch his propoganda bullcrap!

Drama sells! Bottom line. Good news is called "Fluff". "News" is what scares you into buying that newspaper or staying up to watch the ignorant, arrogant wanna-be celebrities on the eleven o'clock news.

I agree with Mr. Dollar...all the more reason to sink into an alternative world of exotic music, drim lights, bird calls, run-tainted drinks, colorful plants and scantly clad Polynesian beauties in hula skirts.

Just turn the tv off and the hi-fi on...slip on a Martin Denny or Les Baxter and let the otherwise 'educated' masses sit around with one of their thumbs up their arses and the other in their mouths, worried about who lied and why...and where the flu vacine is.

Lets face it, boys and girls, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE. Sorry, but it's the cold, hard truth. The only question is, are you going to live life for today OR are you going to sit around believing all the garbage that the media vomits at you?!

James Dean once said: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

I say: He who dies with the most tiki mugs (in the eastern time zone) wins! Drink up!

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 0
Posted: 2004-10-20 9:50 pm   Permalink

Think for yourselves. TV is not the answer, it's the problem.

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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1173
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2004-10-20 10:01 pm   Permalink


Yeah...Micheal Moore would know! (Worthless slob.) I'm still in disbelief that anyone would pay to watch his propoganda bullcrap!

Gee...how eloquent.

I'm wondering Stingray...did you actually see this movie or are you just dismissing something you haven't seen as propagandist 'bullcrap'? If you haven't seen it, I think you yourself may have actually been led to believe that the film sucked based on the propagandist (or 'propoganda'-your spelling) bullcrap you were fed.

[ This Message was edited by: donhonyc on 2004-10-20 23:03 ]

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2987
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-10-21 11:37 am   Permalink


On 2004-10-20 21:09, the75stingray wrote:Yeah...Micheal Moore would know! (Worthless slob.)

It seems to me that the majority of criticism I hear about Michael Moore is about his weight, his dress, or the fact that he's making money. This really bothers me because if you open your eyes a majority of Americans are overweight and dress very casually (sloppily in my personal opinion). He really looks like a typical American.

And people should be proud that he's making money - that's what the whole country is about: getting your piece of the pie! We practically worship wealthy people in this country. Furthermore, in 2003 he donated tens of thousands of dollars of his money to help out libraries.

You don't have to agree with his political beliefs but commenting on his appearance or income is hypocritical and irrelevant to any discussion about his films and books.

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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2004-10-21 12:16 pm   Permalink

Sting-ee -

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

Job well-done! If we had more people like you we'd have less people like you

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