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For Those That Blame Like To Blame The Media.

Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:51 pm

Ever since Thursday afternoon, all we've heard about is US Airways 1549 and the story behind it.

Yesterday I caught myself saying that I wish they'd quit already. It's been noting but hte same old for 2 days now.

But boy was I wrong.

Why? For once, the media was really spending a lot of time on something positive and great. The past two days, we haven't heard too much about murder, the economy, all the BS we tune into every night.

For once, it was good news, GREAT news, in fact, and it's a relief to take it all in. And perhaps its a great beginning to the year.

So perhaps the media for once has done something right?
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:06 pm

First of all,it happened in the right place.The media mecca grounds of NYC.

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
So perhaps the media for once has done something right?

Yes.So little positive stories in a gigantic scale come into light like this.It's like Obama becoming POTUS or a Palestine becoming prime minster of Israel!Gosh!
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:16 pm



Quoting PSA53 (Reply 1):
It's like Obama becoming POTUS or a Palestine becoming prime minster of Israel!Gosh!

I think that's entirely different. You'll always have factions in disagreement about those issues.

I doubt any one can be in huge disagreement about the positive effect of US 1549
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:31 pm

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 2):
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 1):
It's like Obama becoming POTUS or a Palestine becoming prime minster of Israel!Gosh!

I think that's entirely different.

I'm a little confused.I'm agreeing with you in a whole..It's not an overkill.It's a miracle that everyone walked away from US1549.

Could Obama even consider running for POTUS 25 years ago?It's a miracle.

[Edited 2009-01-17 12:36:44]
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:37 pm

A CNN reporter today compared Muslims making a Hajj to Mecca, to the crowds of the brainwashed heading to Washington for the inauguration. I'd say everything is still quite normal with the media.
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:43 pm



Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):

Why? For once, the media was really spending a lot of time on something positive and great. The past two days, we haven't heard too much about murder, the economy, all the BS we tune into every night.

OK, it wasn't positive and great. It was a plane crash. You have to admit that much.

Now, given that it was a plane crash, the outcome was positive and great.

But it was still not exactly a good day in New York even if all's well that ends well.
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:24 am

And now you see why the media prefers the negative. As can be seen, it looks like people are preferring to focus on the negative side of quite positive stories.

Bring back the death and destruction, keeps everybody happy.
 
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:09 am



Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
So perhaps the media for once has done something right?

I wouldn't go that far.
If they can use it during prime time as a "teaser", they'll milk it. The story will get first segment status until something better comes along. I doubt they will be able to stretch it out until the inauguration. Then again, I haven't seen an interview with the guy who runs the hot dog cart next to the ferry dock.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:23 pm



Quoting Kiwiinoz (Reply 6):
And now you see why the media prefers the negative. As can be seen, it looks like people are preferring to focus on the negative side of quite positive stories.

Bring back the death and destruction, keeps everybody happy.

Unfortunately so. Hey, lets face it. Every morning the news is the daily doom and gloom report. The world needed a bit of a hero right now. So I don;t think its a bad thing and can't get tired of hearing about it.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:48 pm



Quoting PSA53 (Reply 3):
Could Obama even consider running for POTUS 25 years ago?It's a miracle.

No, it's progress; not the resurrection of Jesus Christ (or his second coming).

I may be classifying myself as a dork here, but Anne Murray's song, "A Little Good News" comes to mind here and I was happy to hear about it!
 
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:00 am

I remember being is 6th or 7th grade and the news then (mostly just CNN) being 24hr coverage of that little girl who fell down the well, I remember watching live as they hoisted that rescuer and the little girl out of the well. The sense of euphoria and happiness of the way it ended was all very positive, unfortunately I guess it was too much for that rescuer who after the media attention waned fell onto bad times and ended up committing suicide.
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:19 am

I for one also enjoy a l'l good news, including this story, too. I do get a little frustrated with some basic reporting incompetence or semi-clarifications by reporters, which I guess are bound to multiply as the story gets never-endingly thrashed about.

The "jumbo jet" is the most glaring I remember, plus...
"Two engines were knocked off" as opposed to "THE two engines were knocked off" (both statements incorrect, of course...
"The million pound jet liner will be hoisted..." well, maybe a million pounds if you include the water...

Am I being too picky? Still, glad to see focus on something positive. regards...jack
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:44 am

.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
it wasn't positive and great. It was a plane crash. You have to admit that much.

Now, given that it was a plane crash, the outcome was positive and great.

Actually it wasn't a crash, it was a ditching. A successful one thanks to some great airmanship and grace under pressure.

Quoting Kiwiinoz (Reply 6):
Bring back the death and destruction, keeps everybody happy.

Actually the media will run anything that garners ratings. Which is how score is kept in that business. Incidents with aircraft such as gear failure and returning to airports, crashes, etc always get a ton of viewers. This was even greater since the outcome was rare and everyone basically walked away which is an event we may not see for a long time, Of course the media will stroke it for all it is worth. The timing also couldn't be better for this.
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RE: For Those That Blame Like To Blame The Media.

Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:29 am



Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 11):
"The million pound jet liner will be hoisted..." well, maybe a million pounds if you include the water...

Was that quote by any chance taken from a UK source, where Pounds would be the currency, making that statement correct?

Something that has been bothering me for a while, and is probably quite appropriate in this thread - is the constant attack on the media by a.netters for them getting facts wrong when reporting breaking news.

Yet a.netters are often guilty of the same thing. Take your typical airline crash (the US Airways one is probably a prime example - but due to the uselessness of the a.net search I cannot find the original thread - searching for "hudson", topic titles only, most recent first, returns results about concorde sailing up the river a few years back!)

After an incident, various news agencies all rush to be the first to report it - reporting anything that they have heard without doing any research. A.netters then blindly copy these articles and repost them again without checking facts, trying to be the first to report it on a.net.

The result is the first 100 posts on a.net arriving within 30 mins of the incident, reporting the aircraft involved from being an EMB145 to an A380, the incident from being a nosedive into terrain to a runway overrun, and casualties ranging from none to 800.

Yet it is always the media that is blamed for their poor accuracy in reporting - and never a.netters quoting those articles. If an A.netter with knowledge of aviation cannot do research and post factual posts, why should we expect the media to do so?

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