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Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?

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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2009, 03:24:47 PM »
I think it's offensive given what a "magic negro" is.  I think it's offensive period-  offensive to Sharpton, Obama, all black folks including "indigos"  ;), all folks that have some semblance of sense and good taste, etc.  But basically I agree with Julie, this is just the Repubes showing their [proverbial] ass!  But it really shows how desperate the Repubes are-  going to race instead of attacking Obama for a whole bunch of substantive things. 


aye think the sensativity level is misplaced...and overdrawn...sure it's offensive...but aye find it no more offensive than the old new yorker magazine cover with bam and michelle characatures...equally offensive on the old offensive meter...but aye find it funny and suspicious how the media lends itself to throw gas on an old fire...aye find that the media often tries to encourage the rabble and perpetuates small petty nonsense to enrage folks...


this is, of course a truly an inconsequential matter since obama won...aye think the media is STILL campaigning.

the media has taken hype to a new level. ;)



hmm, point very well taken.  But it drives me nuckin' futs when people hang their hat on the media's being salacious, in the bag for one particular candidate or another, hyping something up.  It is what it is.  I think that's just the very nature of media and simply comes with the territory. 

aye agree with you wholeheartedly, beneficial question.

not the territory...what will stir the pot...the media is stronger than congress much of the time...very dangerous...that is why "al jazeera" concerns me.

Well, yeah, you have the right to be concerned.  And I think you are right the media has indeed a stronger impact on the minds of people  than Congress has much of the time.  They do stir the pot but that is not policy making.  Certainly the argument can be made that the media may influence policy making.  Case in point-  the Burris turnaround by the Democratic leadership because it didn't play well in the media (media exposing the lack of legal ground)  But it is not policy making itself which is why it drives me so crazy when people base their concerns on what the media does.

not necessarily all people...all of the time...base their concerns or form opinions on what the media does or suggests...just some of what the media does...sometimes it is "what will stick" and sometimes mere suggestions or hints or innuendo are very powerful...in my line of work aye know the power of persuasion...a little money and some well placed persuasion and intelligence goes a long way...not to mention having an ability to read trends, rhythms, and "psychological murmurs" as aye like to call them...anyway...my point is how powerful the persuaion of media is...

at the pet store, where aye work we know how in "business machines and governmental engines" an executive administration or management force can only put in certain specific controls..."rumurs and leaks" can be more poignant and perfectly effective...that is how the media works a great deal of the time...eg...the "cartoons of muhhammed" which came out of europe caused much turmoil...something so simple...yet complex...and the media is a very manipulative tool...and those who have something at stake utilize the media all the time...look at rupert murdoch...

sometimes the media works like the game telephone...then things can backfire...

the media is dangerous...

cui bono?

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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2009, 01:35:31 PM »
Bw, you know what's scary? I agree with ya.  LOL, I know that's something you're not used to.  ;)  The media's scary but I don't think it rises to a level to be a cause for alarm.  There are still enough smart folks that don't believe the hype.  All is not lost.

Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2009, 01:45:09 PM »
Is there any way to ignore a board member besides just not reading what they write?  Because Julie Fern has got to be the most annoying, pretentious, and ignorant poster that I have even encountered.

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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009, 06:23:40 AM »
what wrong, julie's little republican?  perhaps you'd like enlighten everyone as to your superiority.

how about this classic?

You all know why women have breasts right?  So you got something to look at when you're talking to them!

yo' momma must be so proud.


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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2009, 11:14:20 PM »
Bw, you know what's scary? I agree with ya.  LOL, I know that's something you're not used to.  ;)  The media's scary but I don't think it rises to a level to be a cause for alarm.  There are still enough smart folks that don't believe the hype.  All is not lost.

while folks here may not agree with me...others do...and it is not scary that you agree with the dangers or the media...many smart folks don't believe the hype...but there are very smart folks who DO believe the hype...aye see is all the time when intelligent people speak and use words incorrectly or by into a "common term" and don't understand what it really means...anyway...aye most righteously agree that all is not lost...the indigos are here. ;) :) 8)

bush said something very interesting with this drift: "sometimes there are news stories and sometimes there are opinion pieces and sometimes the opinion pieces are news stories"...very profound today.


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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 11:21:32 PM »
Is there any way to ignore a board member besides just not reading what they write?  Because Julie Fern has got to be the most annoying, pretentious, and ignorant poster that I have even encountered.

 :D :D :D :D

the hate mongering poster you are writing about is truly a bigot...so "ignorant" aye fully agree. "annoying"...a little...like when he followed me over one day and began posting on the blsdb...a bit of a creepy bigot too...and obsessed with the movie, "jawbreaker"...probably a shorteyes as well between the time he is peddling his lsat prep tests...

not pretentious, though...more like cowardly...his wife made him stop posting under another persona...so he started the one line posts in the third person...it also helps to boost his post count....

aye laughed very hard after reading your post...every now and then it is fun when others mock him besides myself.

...you fine american... ;) 8)

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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2009, 04:27:26 PM »
back away from that heifer, son.

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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2009, 06:55:42 PM »
fetch bigot-boy...

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Re: Song about BARACK OBAMA? is the media to blame for hype?
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2009, 12:01:42 PM »
wassup wit all the haterade?