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337common_as_stone on June 25th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC)
though i have nothing against the british, i think that my appreciation of the scenario is more one of intense loathing of the american press. how can people still imagine them as objective and fair? they are as complicit in the murder of the iraqi people as the bush administration is. the american press needs to be completely shaken up and overhauled before it will ever have a chance of being relevant again.

people not profits!
Mellenabsentmammoth on June 25th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
My case in point. Everyone's jumping on my back about the Brits...it was just an off-hand remark. I like their music and their press, not their leader.

Even Walter Cronkite hates our press now.
Torin/Darren WhoEverwolfieboy on June 25th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re: I really do love the British...
Yeah. What do you expect from a country of religious zealots so obnoxious that they were kicked out of every country in Europe?

I know, I know, this doesn't help the present problems. But if can find out why we act this way, maybe it will be easier to deal with...
Alek Traunic: snailalektraunic on June 25th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
know it all british wankers
honestly, i am tired of the little bitches that still have a gawd damned queen pointing the finger at anyone.

1 US state is bigger than their whole country yet they insist on sitting back and summing up evertone in the US as being of the same mindset. for one thing, why don't they even bother to look at any new sources other than the major networks?

i am not supporting the things they are attacking, but i am tired of the american stereotypes from those little shits. their soldiers were there too, or did they selectively forget that?
Mellenabsentmammoth on June 25th, 2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not supporting the British 100% either here, I just gave it a throw away title. But the article, as you will note, is attacking the right things here. Our press confrences are scripted, but the newspapers make sure that you don't know it, quite literally.

I'm not supporting Tony Blair and his cock-sucking attitude towards American war and oil.

And I'm sorry, but what news to American's, for the most part, watch but the major networks and papers?

Blair has been forced by the retirements in his cabinet and objections of the people not to help the US in any further war they might wish the wage. A large number of Americans think we actually found WMD in Iraq. Something is very wrong here...

And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
Alek Traunic: spideralektraunic on June 26th, 2003 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
"...Americans, remember, still go to church..."

Saying they are morons for still having a queen is about as valid as using that statement to try and make any point. This article blasts US jounalism, but then turns around and tries to say that americans are inferior because they have religion. how is that "telling the news"?
Mellenabsentmammoth on June 26th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
No, but I got a laugh out of it, which to be honest, was the reason I posted this article.

Though what I really stand by is the fact, not that they are superior people by any means, but that this particular look at the problem with American journalism is right on.
Mellenabsentmammoth on June 26th, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)
Re: And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
You must remember, I live in a house where that is the very problem with politics. You try arguing anti-authority to a conservative priest. It was snide, and I enjoyed it out of spite. Sorry if you didn't.
phenyx on June 26th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC)
Re: And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
Oh, come off it. That was a minor point and you know it - if you read the article.

If you're going to attack the article, attack it on the thesis points - that the American media has been engaging in gratuitous ankle-grabbing lately, and the American people have been lapping it up. This is presented in contrast to the British journalistic tradition of critical examination of the government.

The Queen and religion have very little to do with it, except as points of style. The core arguments remain strong.
S0n of N00nbibble on June 28th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
Re: And the Queen had shit all to do with it.
but religion IS central to our politics right now, becuase we've got the christians leghumping mein heir bushler as he spews at them (and us) generalized rhetoric that sounds like sincere morality. he's playing the religion card. it's not new or anything, his daddy did it among others, but it intertwines religion and politics exactly in the way "real" christians (both dogmatic and reasonable) have wanted forever.

more than likely, that's where this little idea came from, rather than a point of scorn, more an unfinished, maybe accidental reference to a pretty labrentine issue. too, i think the majority of brits don't have much in the way of religion. the anglican church never counted.

i dunno what i'm talking about. i can't tell if i'm responding to anything you actually said or not. excuse me. :)