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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:33 AM
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My local Paper reported over 20 U.S.soldiers dead in Iraq. ON PAGE THREE.
It actually reported 'over 20 killed' but this wasn't quite enough to make the front page. Not a mention on their webpage either. www.tennessean.com.

Is this how de-sensitized we've become to war?
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:36 AM
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1. page four in the tulsa world
I don't remember it being on the front page ever, maybe it has and I missed it. :shrug:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:39 AM
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2. gee, you would not want to ruin the Sunday morning paper now would
you???????

sarcasm
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:43 AM
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3. You are right RD. Why ruin someones Cheerios with dreary war news.
By the time I got to page three I had learned about how wealthy Nicole Kidman was, and what celebrity had a birthday today and what celebrities did last night and/or yesterday. I was steeled for the 'bad' news.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:47 AM
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4. Page 3 in ours. But, news on Iraq is always on page 3.
Of course, the knuckedraggers are in a continual state of unhappy because the paper never reports the "good news" from Iraq -- like most of the civilian population hasn't been killed.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:03 AM
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5. Notice how the Cincinnati Enquirer reported this
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

It's all in the presentation. They reported it all right... but they buried the news about the death toll within an article titled, "Gunmen Who Killed 5 GIs Were Disguised", which is a link header on a front page sidebar. It is not front page news.

So you follow that link, and further on in the article you find, this:

"The deaths of the U.S. troops, combined with a helicopter crash that killed 12 U.S. soldiers, made Saturday the deadliest day for U.S. forces in two years. It was also the third-highest of any single day since the war began in March 2003, eclipsed only by 37 U.S. deaths on Jan. 26, 2005, and 28 on the third day of the U.S. invasion. U.S. authorities also announced two American combat deaths from Friday."

Interesting, huh.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:14 AM
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6. Insidious. The American people are Victims of media conglomeration.
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 10:16 AM by spanone
Don't know about the Enquirer, but the Tennessean is a Gannett paper, owners of USA Today, who are loathed to bring 'bad' news into your homes.

The ENTIRE USS COLE debacle was over 17 KILLED US soldiers. It's really pathetic.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:19 AM
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:31 AM
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9. Excellent advice sarasmile...
..it is up to us now that it's apparent that we can no longer depend on most U. S. media to report the truth...

and welcome to DU!!

:hi:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:35 AM
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10. The editor knows me well, I bitch to them on a regular basis.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:24 AM
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8. page 1, above the fold, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Iraq crash, attacks take a lethal toll," goes on to discuss the 20 fatalities. But the biggest story (with a huge photo) on the front page was all about compulsive gambling by college students.
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:44 AM
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11. Front page headline in my local paper.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:00 AM
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13. What paper is that? Like to know.
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:36 PM
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18. Durango Herald...SW Colorado
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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:45 AM
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12. Newspapers that do that are
1. criminally stupid
2. politically jaundiced

Is "American Idol" on Page 1? The Oscars?
Dead-tree media is DEAD intellectually, journalistically and morally.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:03 AM
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14. But there's a football game today
Where are your priorities?
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:17 AM
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15. My RW rag gave it front top right-biggest story was a park....
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 11:17 AM by fed-up
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:57 AM
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16. Page 6, Morning-Call, Lehigh Valley, PA.
At least Hillary is A-1.
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:52 PM
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17. Ours is the lead on page 1.
Don't make an assumption from one paper.
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