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  1. 21 Jun '15 11:55 / 1 edit
    http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/why-are-so-many-black-males-being-murdered-in-chicago-news/

    Nope, you won't see the media cover stories like this as a black pastor in Chicago has suggested.

    "It’s two different Chicagos. If something like that had happened at the big cathedral in downtown Chicago or up north at a predominantly white church, it would still be on the news right now, it would be such a major thing going on."

    Nothing to see here in a city that has banned fire arms.

    So is the media racist? Do they only cover black shootings when whitey is involved? Do they only cover shootings in "good" whitey neighborhoods? Don't they care about poor blacks killing each other, or do they just wish to ignore it so it can continue?
  2. 21 Jun '15 14:26
    A medium is not a conscious entity, and as such, cannot be racist.
  3. 21 Jun '15 14:38
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    A medium is not a conscious entity, and as such, cannot be racist.
    I think this is too narrow. Under the direction of Gobbles, the Nazi media was racist.
  4. 21 Jun '15 17:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    A medium is not a conscious entity, and as such, cannot be racist.
    I disagree.
    The American media promotes news about white on black killings, such as the Trayvon Martin case, and runs them 24/7 for months, making it look as if it's a national problem and blacks are fearful of white attacks, while they ignore the insane epidemic of black on white crimes of violence that occur daily (actually hourly) and bury the stories of black mob violence against whites.
    It's almost as if there were some guiding hand behind it all.

    Look at the statistics:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jBMM7C7IEE
  5. 21 Jun '15 17:44
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    I disagree.
    The American media promotes news about white on black killings, such as the Trayvon Martin case, and runs them 24/7 for months, making it look as if it's a national problem and blacks are fearful of white attacks, while they ignore the insane epidemic of black on white crimes of violence that occur daily (actually hourly) and bury the sto ...[text shortened]... g hand behind it all.

    Look at the statistics:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jBMM7C7IEE
    The American media will promote whatever they think will appeal to their audience. Unfortunately for you, there just isn't much of a market for stormfront-style reporting.
  6. 21 Jun '15 18:31
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    A medium is not a conscious entity, and as such, cannot be racist.
    That depends on how you define 'racist'. Certainly the media is racially biased. This is a result of both racial bias in the people involved and racial bias in the audience they are pandering to.

    Much more important though is the fact that the media is biased towards violence and sensationalism, but nevertheless most people get a false impression about exactly how much violence does take place thinking that those stories that make it in the media is everything.

    If you really want to get an idea about crime levels, read the police statistics (and add a little to cater for under reporting). Almost always you will find the situation is much worse than suggested by the media in terms of total volume of crime, but possible not as bad statistically as one might think.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    21 Jun '15 21:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/why-are-so-many-black-males-being-murdered-in-chicago-news/

    Nope, you won't see the media cover stories like this as a black pastor in Chicago has suggested.

    "It’s two different Chicagos. If something like that had happened at the big cathedral in downtown Chicago or up north at a predominantly white church, it ...[text shortened]... care about poor blacks killing each other, or do they just wish to ignore it so it can continue?
    All news media reports that mention skin color or ethnic identity are racists reports. However, this does not necessarily indicate a prejudice toward a particular race, which is what most people mean when they say someone is racist. The whole context of the news report has to be considered to determine if any racial prejudice is indicated.

    In the reports of these police shooting of Black criminals, it appears to me that those on the side of Black criminals are showing a racial prejudice. They don't do any rioting and demonstrations in the streets when the police shoot White criminals. Those racist Blacks seem to rejoice when the victums are White, especially white police officers.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    21 Jun '15 22:03
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    All news media reports that mention skin color or ethnic identity are racists reports.
    However, this does not necessarily indicate a prejudice toward a particular race, .
    Weird idea you have of 'racism".
  9. 21 Jun '15 22:11 / 1 edit
    [i]Originally posted by RJHinds to Whodey/i]
    All news media reports that mention skin color or ethnic identity are racists reports. However, this does not necessarily indicate a prejudice toward a particular race, which is what most people mean when they say someone is racist. The whole context of the news report has to be considered to determine if any racial prejudice is indicated.

    In t ...[text shortened]... hose racist Blacks seem to rejoice when the victums are White, especially white police officers.
    "All news media reports that mention skin color or ethnic identity racist reports."
    --RJHinds

    So when a news report attempts to identify a suspected criminal by mentioning any
    information about one's racial appearance, RJHinds would regard that as 'racist'?
    When a news report identifies a suspected rapist as male, would RJHinds regard that as 'sexist'?
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    21 Jun '15 22:17
    The word 'media' is plural not singular.
  11. 22 Jun '15 07:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The word 'media' is plural not singular.
    So what is 'multimedia'?
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    22 Jun '15 20:07
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    So what is 'multimedia'?
    An irregular neologism.
  13. 23 Jun '15 17:24
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    I disagree.
    The American media promotes news about white on black killings, such as the Trayvon Martin case, and runs them 24/7 for months, making it look as if it's a national problem and blacks are fearful of white attacks, while they ignore the insane epidemic of black on white crimes of violence that occur daily (actually hourly) and bury the sto ...[text shortened]... g hand behind it all.

    Look at the statistics:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jBMM7C7IEE
    I think it is akin to Obama or Harry Reid using the "N" word.

    For them, that is OK since they are Dims.

    So black on black killings, although outnumbering by far racially motivated killings, are deemed socially acceptable and merely the status quo
  14. 23 Jun '15 18:30
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The American media will promote whatever they think will appeal to their audience. Unfortunately for you, there just isn't much of a market for stormfront-style reporting.
    That doesn't make Stormfront, or MSNBC, or Foxnews either right or wrong.
  15. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    24 Jun '15 18:06
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Weird idea you have of 'racism".
    Not a weird idea, just a correct one.