The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Post by eumaas » 13 May 2016, 12:10pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by eumaas » 30 May 2016, 6:44pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 30 May 2016, 6:52pm

What an interesting article. I had never looked at it from that angle.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 May 2016, 6:52pm

Is rickrolling even a thing nowadays? It seems like the kind of thing that grandparents have discovered on The Facebook.
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A+ discourse . Would click on the longread link again.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2016, 12:15pm

Satirists, give it up. Reality cannot be beaten.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Jun 2016, 4:20pm

Were it not so infuriating, it would be to laugh at the obvious coding involved in the use of the word terrorist.
https://theintercept.com/2016/06/17/why ... terrorist/
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 10 Jul 2016, 9:41am

This is social media and mainstream media's re-vomiting of social media on a Sunday morning in July:



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Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Jul 2016, 9:55am

Rat Patrol wrote:This is social media and mainstream media's re-vomiting of social media on a Sunday morning in July:



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There was no race problems until a black person killed a white person! Just like it's class warfare when someone like Bernie Sanders says that the poor are getting boned, but it's not class warfare when said policies are being enacted.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Flex » 19 Jul 2016, 5:02pm

Roger Ailes out at Fox News after accusations of sexual harassment. He gets a $40m retirement package, so quite the punishment there.

Now we get to find out if Fox News can survive after Ailes. I don't think it'll be a problem - the formula for success is well-established now - but man, fuck that guy.
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Post by Rat Patrol » 19 Jul 2016, 5:08pm

Flex wrote:Roger Ailes out at Fox News after accusations of sexual harassment. He gets a $40m retirement package, so quite the punishment there.

Now we get to find out if Fox News can survive after Ailes. I don't think it'll be a problem - the formula for success is well-established now - but man, fuck that guy.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/bombshe ... 7131x84899
Another juicy tidbit in Sherman’s piece: His sources say Ailes has “received advice on strategy from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani” for beating the rap on sexual harassment, which adds a whole other layer of intrigue to this saga.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jul 2016, 5:18pm

Flex wrote:Roger Ailes out at Fox News after accusations of sexual harassment. He gets a $40m retirement package, so quite the punishment there.

Now we get to find out if Fox News can survive after Ailes. I don't think it'll be a problem - the formula for success is well-established now - but man, fuck that guy.
Yet, if they are aware that their core viewers are literally dying off, a new boss might see this as an opportunity to pivot, if ever so slightly, to a view for the future. Which isn't to say that I believe this will happen, but if the concern is more about making money than being propagandists, this would be a good time.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Jul 2016, 8:54am

Old white guy on the teevee assures as that some actual slaves had it pretty good. Next, how Obamacare and background checks are making us all slaves!
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by eumaas » 14 Aug 2016, 8:39am

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