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said Saïd Amin (@said) on
Interesting interview between two media heads.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on
Cool, thanks for the recommendations.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on
Edward Murrow was a great example of an independent journalist who worked for CBS in the 50's & had significant social impact.
George Clooney made a movie about him.
But that was then, more than half a century ago (feels like a century ago). Today's Society of Spectacles is a whole different ballgame.
For those curious about the nature & functioning of "The Society of Spectacles" there's a book with that title, check it out.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on
Above all else the world's largest media conglomerates are in the business of making money. News is packaged as entertainment, and well, Donald Trump is great theater that generates lots of money for the CNNs of the world. Plus, has corporate media ever really been the harbinger of truth?

"Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it." - Tom Waits
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
Evidently The Guardian has also joined corporate media known for its biased and distorted reporting.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
The following passage sums up the real cause of Democratic party's defeat this past election:
Is the Democratic establishment so clueless it believes its party lost the presidential election because of the leaked John Podesta emails and FBI Director James Comey’s decision, shortly before the vote, to send a letter to Congress related to Clinton’s private email server? Can’t the Democratic leadership see that the root cause of the defeat was that it abandoned workers in order to promote corporate interests? Doesn’t it understand that although its lies and propaganda worked for three decades, Democrats eventually lost credibility among those they had betrayed?
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on
While the immediate reaction after watching the skit would laughter, there's also a deeper gloomy truth to this comic act; which is the fact that most if not all of this buffoonery is very much true and about to happen and take place in front of our very eyes in a couple of months or so!
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on
Patrick Cockburn and Robert Fisk, from "Independent", are two of the best sources for info on our region, what makes them so invaluable (besides their extensive first hand experience of the region) is how they're very familiar with the Western mainstream/corporate propaganda machines, and at the same time they also have no illusions about Assad or his allies.
Below is another good source for authentic info on Syria. The author in this interview also cites how "a lack of independent reporting makes it difficult to get an accurate picture of the reality on the ground in Aleppo."

The End of the Battle of Aleppo Won't Stop the Syrian Civil War
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on
Fake news, biased news, etc. "Journalists and public alike should regard all information about Syria and Iraq with reasoned scepticism."

What can't be disputed is that humans are the biggest threat to their own existence. Across the world we regularly exhibit hate, destruction, death...and for what? Power, ideology, religion, land, survival (fear of other humans), etc.?

We're so incredibly unevolved...
#small-minded
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on
Thanks for posting this Chamosh-jaan. I should mention that Juan Cole/Informed Comment is running its annual donation drive and they're very deserving of our support. www.juancole.com/2016/11/annual-fundraiser-more.html
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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
Yup, we agree that it's a really bad addiction.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
Facebook is the worst addiction of the century and unfortunately the main source of information for many addicts.
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MichaelMars MichaelMars (@MichaelMars) on
Too late buddy! The Alt-Right is normal and mainstream. Newsflash for those living in Canada: Trump is about to be sworn in as President of the United States!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
Ironically, it seems he is the only one. A good discussion
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on
Facebook addiction is affecting every aspect of life in this country.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to TVfreak (@TVfreak) on
Gwen will be missed terribly.
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TVfreak TVfreak (@TVfreak) on
Listening to Don Lemon thank Gwen Ifill and seeing him tear up was really touching =/

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