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    Default Media Hype: Example

    Regardless of my particular political opinions, I saw something annoying tonight that seems commonplace nowadays: Fact distortion through headline slant.

    Take this particular case, right off Comcast:

    Front Page Headline: "Laura Bush: Palin Lacks Experience"

    Article as follows:

    Laura Bush: Palin lacks foreign policy experience

    WASHINGTON — First lady Laura Bush says Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin lacks sufficient foreign policy experience but is a very quick study.

    In an interview Wednesday with CNN, the first lady remarked that it's fortunate that Republican presidential nominee John McCain has foreign policy experience himself.

    Still, Mrs. Bush says she has a lot of confidence in Palin. She says the Alaska governor has a lot of good common sense, and the first lady adds that she is thrilled to have a chance to vote for Palin on the GOP ticket.

    Mrs. Bush also said that she thinks Palin is being treated unfairly because she is a woman. That, the first lady says, is to be expected.
    Interesting.
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    Ever seen Charlie Brooker's stuff?
    Here's an example...
    YouTube - Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - rolling news
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Regardless of my particular political opinions, I saw something annoying tonight that seems commonplace nowadays: Fact distortion through headline slant.

    Take this particular case, right off Comcast:



    Interesting.
    Would it be distortion if the headline said "Laura Bush: Palin quick study"?

    It'd be an equal half truth.

    But what with what's going on on Capitol Hill right now, the presidency is more the position for foreign policy leader. If Paulson stays as SecTreas, it's he who matters most to this country, not the president.
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    Here are 3 very interesting videos interpreting the media, about how they dictate, distract, and attempt to control the debate.

    [YOUTUBE="NOHK8qK-Ajw"]NLP 1[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="XYZu2Fudp4U"]NLP 2[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="RzQOqnXQb9o"]NLP 3[/YOUTUBE]

    Fairly interesting, if you agree with the professors point or not.
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