- "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover." --Al Franken
- Part 1: 10 Stories the Media Missed While Obsessing Over the Confederate Flag
- Part 2: How the Entire Country Bought the Government’s Confederate Flag Ploy
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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Part 1: 10 Stories the Media Missed While Obsessing Over the Confederate Flag
The media disrespected the victims of the Charleston shooting by blaming it on the Confederate flag, they also “forgot” to report these 10 stories.
Naji Dahi, Anti-Media
June 25, 2015 | A common technique the media employs when covering news is the “feeding frenzy.” The dictionary defines feeding frenzy as “a period of intense excitement over or interest in a person or thing: the media erupt into a feeding frenzy.” The Bill Clinton sex scandal of the late 90’s is one example. Other classic cases from the 1950’s to the 1990’s are highlighted by the Washington Post—which has not updated the section since the 1990’s. Had they done so, they might have included many recent cases highlighted here and here.
The media is at it again, but this time the subject of the frenzy is the Confederate flag of South Carolina and other Confederate emblems used by Southern states. Not only has the Confederate flag media frenzy diluted the issue of white supremacy and racism surrounding the Charleston shooting, the coverage has also taken over the airwaves and crowded out other stories that are equally deserving of discussion. So below are ten of the top stories that the media has missed during this frenzy.
Naji Dahi is a Fullerton College political science Professor.
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Part 2: How the Entire Country Bought the Government’s Confederate Flag Ploy
Claire Bernish, Anti-Media
June 24, 2015 | There is no question that the deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston at the hands of a white man picked the scab on America’s institutionalized psychopathy with race—and justifiably so.
But what happened next—beginning with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s decision to take down the Confederate flag from its 50 year tenure on statehouse grounds—was a textbook example of a diversionary trap used by governments the world over.
Claire Bernish: author at the Anti-Media and the Subversive Pen
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