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Old 03-30-2012, 09:35 AM
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Default Does CNN want Riots for Ratings?

It seems (to me) that all the news orgs are culpable at this point but you know how CNN has 'breaking news' and it appears they are consciously agitating to get some more stuff going.
Like the news is no longer being reported but instigated by the journalists who can later claim "I was there from the beginning, even before the burning riots"
What say you?
Do you think specifically CNN is doing this on purpose?
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:52 AM
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It seems (to me) that all the news orgs are culpable at this point but you know how CNN has 'breaking news' and it appears they are consciously agitating to get some more stuff going.
Like the news is no longer being reported but instigated by the journalists who can later claim "I was there from the beginning, even before the burning riots"
What say you?
Do you think specifically CNN is doing this on purpose?
CNN, isn't an ideological organization, per se. That is, they don't post a creed and have oaths, that sort of thing. So to say the CNN is doing something can be slightly inaccurate.


That said, I think that there are certainly people in positions of power and influence at CNN, perhaps many of them who very much are ideologically driven and would be satisfied on some level to see a riot, or a group of riots.

So, while CNN may not have a monolithic philosophy, it does seem to have a coherent and recognizable culture that requires chaos for self-validation.

Short answer: "pretty much, yeah."
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I think CNN may get its wish and more. The riots could be held at their headquarters.
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I think CNN may get its wish and more. The riots could be held at their headquarters.
oh? how so?
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oh? how so?
I said "could". Either way, nobody is exempt from rioters if the rioters so wish. That's why we have people such as the police and National Guard.
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It seems that every white conservative I speak to wants riots; I'm not sure why, possibly to prove some point about black people (such as, that they're violent and deserve to die), or to validate some sort of racial stereotype.

Since black people are not currently accommodating the desire of white conservatives for a race riot, it seems that white conservatives have all somehow agreed to just pretend that such riots are occurring. This pretense validates their racist stereotypes just as well as a real riot would, albeit only in the fantasyland of their own minds.
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It seems that every white conservative I speak to wants riots; I'm not sure why, possibly to prove some point about black people (such as, that they're violent and deserve to die), or to validate some sort of racial stereotype.

Since black people are not currently accommodating the desire of white conservatives for a race riot, it seems that white conservatives have all somehow agreed to just pretend that such riots are occurring. This pretense validates their racist stereotypes just as well as a real riot would, albeit only in the fantasyland of their own minds.
It doesn't matter what race or political persuasion a person is, a fact holds that any spark could create the next Watt's. I've seen it in my home town and in college towns over various issues or n o issue just brewing dissatisfaction with one thing or another.
And it doesn't matter and no one will remember much if the first stone thrown was from a white or black. It will bode badly for the blacks and reflect on them so if you have any influence in that area please tell them to continue to keep their cool.
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