Why Is Bad News About African Americans So Popular?:

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  1. Jplaya2023 Registered

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    http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur38682.cfm

    Good article, I especially agree with #1. It just seems like insecurity that comes from the majority when the minority begins to do well for themselves. I dont know why its this way. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Mr Sparkle Registered

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    well, to be fair.
    the media thrives on fear, I don't know if it's just the US media, or mostly the US and Mexican media.
    the other day I was watching some show and a quick cut of the evening news came on and it was like "we'll show you the most dangerous zones for parking this holiday season in "HOLIDAY DANGER ZONES!!!"" complete with ominous announcer voice and all.
    it would be funny were it not the norm.
    I think that for some reason we have as a whole, lost focus, it seems that News outlets noticed that nobody cares about positive accomplishments and rather hear about the dangerous minorities out to get them all.
    I don't really see a quick end to this until everyone just tunes out.
     
  3. ShadowBoxing Registered

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    Almost all TV news subscribes to "Man bites dog" journalism. It's how they maintain ratings. They have to make you want to watch, or make it seem important that you watch. If it isn't strange, bad, shocking, disturbing or upsetting it probably won't get televised media coverage.

    If you want positive news that isn't concerned about ratings and entertainment, read a newspaper.
     
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    Blame the media not the black man.
    Unless the media is a black man, in which case blame the media black man.
     
  5. AhabTheArab Registered

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    didnt anyone see that michael moore movie? sure you may not like him, but he brought this point up a long time ago. hmm weird...
     
  6. zanos Registered

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    I don't know if that is really newsworthy nor appropiate. Breaking news blacks are finally starting to learn how not to get aids! Tonight on the newscast we will be speaking with a group of world renowned scientists to get their opinions on how this remarkable phenomenon has occurred and why it is happening.
     
  7. \S/JcDc\S/ Registered

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    Why is doing bad stuff so popular with blacks is a better question. :p
     
  8. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I'm not surprised. Some people put to much trust in the media. There are lots of good journalists out there who genuinely want to tell news like NBC's Ann Curry who broke news about horrific conditions mentally disabled childern where being kept in serbia and is actully leading to the serb goverment making some changes.

    Then there are journalists contolled by big news corpartions who only want to tell news that suits their own goals. They are not above lying or twisting the truth to get their message across and are quite obviously blatantly biased in thier views.

    Unfortuanatley I think the rise of the latter kind of jounalism is on the rise. Sensationalism ratings driven news with little substance going unquestioned by the masses who take every word these people say as the letter of the law.
     
  9. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    If not for bad news to constantly just react to, people like Jackson and Sharpton might actually have to start coming up with positive, proactive solutions to problems.
     
  10. Mr Sparkle Registered

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    yeah, I saw it.
    I was completely confused as to people that kept saying "Michael Moore is an idiot, guns aren't bad" when he himself makes the point that though Canada has more guns there aren't as many incidents of gun violence, and that video games and music aren't as detrimental on society as the fact that US culture as whole has built an entire industry out of fear and distrust between people.
     
  11. Mr Sparkle Registered

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    :huh: I never get this ****.
    there are OTHER people in the world that could do this.
    why do we focus on the people that don't when they don't really have any effect on situations anymore?
    like when Jackson condemned the words of Don Imus.
    who gives a crap?
     
  12. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    Sorry, they just always come to mind in this type of discussion... The representatives of huffy indignation that can only point and say "bad!"

    You are right, there are other people who SHOULD get out in front and lead but in most of these news stories, those two are ALL we get. meh.
     
  13. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Bad news sells. There are many more people that do good than evil, but you won't hear about it unless they tell you themselves. But it would be a moot point. All the criminal activity you hear about is from places where there are a lot of like minded people living in the same area, they ain't spread out over the vicinity.
     
  14. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    ^^^
    :getsit:

    :up:

    jag
     
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  16. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Your right about that. They did a pole the other day about how many people distrust muslims and I can't remeber the exact figure but it was a lot. The media has wiped people up into a frenzy to believe muslims are evil murdering nutjobs.

    The muslim council of britain that said the muslims feel like the Jews did before world war 2 in germany. Cut off and distrusted. How many people these days get on a train or a plane with a middle eastern or south asian looking guy and start feeling uncomfortable.

    Fear mongering is what quite a few news outlets use as their bread and butter.
     
  17. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Everytime I hear someone say they hate muslims or how the muslim faith is idiotic, etc. I just roll my eyes. I already know where they got the idea.
     
  18. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    Yeah... 'cause those pre-WWII Jews were blowing up planes trains and buildings left and right and... wait, there is absolutely no parallel there except the respective group's feelings...
    Um... 9/11?
     
  19. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    That and fake patriotism. These colors don't run, except when they're being hypcrotical. :o
     
  20. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    It's the media. I think my old polysci prof said one day that the news reported that 70% of all crime being committed somewhere(I forgot the place)was by African Americans. Some others dug into the story and found out that 70% of the people that lived there were black. So it's the media that skews the data to make it sound newsworthy.
     
  21. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    So the actions of a few should tar the milions of innocent muslims in the world. If we all took that point of view it would be playing into the hands of the Bin Laden who wants moderate musilms to feel isolated and unwelcome in their own countrys to start some kind of Muslim vs christian holy war.

    Not gonna win over any hearts and minds if you start turning on the very people you need on your side.
     
  22. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    You do make an excellent point...
    for whatever reason (ratings?) we are being whipped into as close to a frenzy as [email protected] 1st world people can get... but there are also some legitimate reasons (terrorism, honor killings, masogeny) people honestly don't feel comfortable about Islam.
     
  23. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    Actually, my only point in the quote you used was to show that was a pretty poor comparison between those two groups and that yes, we do tend to paint folks with a pretty big brush depending on their actions/inaction..
     
  24. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I can understand people having different religous belifes thats a fact of life but their are people who staright up say I hate muslims or Islam without knowing anything about it other than some sensational headline in a newspaper.

    Islam is like christianity in that there are different denominations of islam and not everyone belives the exact same thing just like in the christian church.

    If people actully took the time to perhaps dicuss or reseach about the religion they might get some of their facts straight or questions answered.
    People are never gonna get along and aour children will never have some kind of peace if we don't learn to understand one another and discuss our problems.

    These radical islamic terrorist are not gonna go away with purely military means as its the idealolgy that we need to defeat.
     
  25. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    yeah those where not my discription but the muslim council of britans.
     

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