The media in the Trump Era

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The media in the Trump Era

Post by Dave Koehler » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:16 am

This place could use a little humor.
I saw this elsewhere and it gave me a chuckle.
Of course I expect this to jump off the rails almost immediately. :lol:

THE BIKER & THE LION
A little girl leans into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’

The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.’

The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?’

The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I voted for Trump”.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads on the front page:

** U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH. **
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Re: The media in the Trump Era

Post by 1989TransAm » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am

:D

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Re: The media in the Trump Era

Post by gmrocket » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:17 am

That's about it

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Re: The media in the Trump Era

Post by j-c-c » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:06 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:16 am
This place could use a little humor.
I saw this elsewhere and it gave me a chuckle.
Of course I expect this to jump off the rails almost immediately. :lol:

THE BIKER & THE LION
A little girl leans into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’

The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.’

The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?’

The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I voted for Trump”.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads on the front page:

** U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH. **
1. Factually the headline was technically correct
2. How the reader interpreted it to his own personal narrative is really the potential problem
3, Few want to accept the responsibility of understanding and exercising that obligation.
4. Facts today are often correct, but incomplete, no media is exempt from that
5. Being knowledgeable takes effort, there is no easy solution
6. Bottom line, we mostly disagree on interpretations , less so on the facts.

So what is new here?

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Re: The media in the Trump Era

Post by Dave Koehler » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:56 pm

That didn't take long.
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