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Old 05 December 2005, 10:49   #11
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The people who rule this country are the media - they are the ones who drum up public opinion


"ere Codders- the media only give people what they want???

-They wanted page 3 girls half naked - they got them in The Sun via murdoch
that paper in its heyday was selling 5.000.000 copies DAILY
-They wanted scandall - they got it with the News of the World ( also selling above the 4 million mark

-They wanted "kiss and tell" they got it - and the biggest one was Diana!!!


Don't blame the media for public taste - or lack of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry on my hobby horse. I don't blame Murdoch (who I have met personally- and he coud'nt be further from his public image)-he is just a good business man who backs the right horse.

The one who is really going to intrigue me is Conrad Black... watch this space

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Old 05 December 2005, 15:02   #12
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JK Rowling sums it up perfectly with Rita Skeeter in the HP books!!!
Sorry, not familiar with this..Could you perhaps quote it for me?

Thanks..
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Old 05 December 2005, 15:26   #13
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Guys whilst I can show nothing but dismay for loss of life from wherever it originates and whichever way you look at it: if you want political, religeous, racial, peaceful or warmongering, with the greatest of respect to all of you; & by all means stand up and be counted..........
but you are in the wrong forum.........
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Old 05 December 2005, 16:05   #14
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The people who rule this country are the media - they are the ones who drum up public opinion


"ere Codders- the media only give people what they want???

-They wanted page 3 girls half naked - they got them in The Sun via murdoch
that paper in its heyday was selling 5.000.000 copies DAILY
-They wanted scandall - they got it with the News of the World ( also selling above the 4 million mark

-They wanted "kiss and tell" they got it - and the biggest one was Diana!!!


Don't blame the media for public taste - or lack of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry on my hobby horse. I don't blame Murdoch (who I have met personally- and he coud'nt be further from his public image)-he is just a good business man who backs the right horse.

The one who is really going to intrigue me is Conrad Black... watch this space

jonathan

People only get what they want? That is my whole point - how do the media KNOW what people want? They don't!!! They make people THINK they know what they want!!!

For example in the early days of the internet the media blamed it for everything - "material downloaded off the internet" became their favourite saying - of course now everyone uses it they have had to find other things to attack.

Not long ago nobody had even heard the word "paedophile" then it was all the media ever went on about. so much so schools stopped parents taking photos of kids plays etc - funny how you don't hear much on that any more either now!!!
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Old 05 December 2005, 16:06   #15
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Guys whilst I can show nothing but dismay for loss of life from wherever it originates and whichever way you look at it: if you want political, religeous, racial, peaceful or warmongering, with the greatest of respect to all of you; & by all means stand up and be counted..........
but you are in the wrong forum.........
I thought OTHER STUFF meant just that???

"Non-boating discussion, tech talk, jokes, gratuitous babble" is what it says!!!
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I thought OTHER STUFF meant just that???

"Non-boating discussion, tech talk, jokes, gratuitous babble" is what it says!!!
Sorry codprawn but if this kind of babble is the case then new as I am this may be the last time I post a thread or reply. whilst I appreciate the depth of concern I deal with this elsewhere(!) and I came here for RIB based chat; sorry
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Sorry codprawn but if this kind of babble is the case then new as I am this may be the last time I post a thread or reply. whilst I appreciate the depth of concern I deal with this elsewhere(!) and I came here foir RIB based chat; sorry
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You don't HAVE to read "other stuff" do you? Many forums have a seperate section for OTHER STUFF as well.

It isn't often stuff like this is discussed anyway - try to read all the other sections before making up your mind!!!
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Sorry codprawn but if this kind of babble is the case then new as I am this may be the last time I post a thread or reply. whilst I appreciate the depth of concern I deal with this elsewhere(!) and I came here for RIB based chat; sorry
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Oooer. You came to the Babble Forum for a chat about WHAT?
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Guys whilst I can show nothing but dismay for loss of life from wherever it originates and whichever way you look at it: if you want political, religeous, racial, peaceful or warmongering, with the greatest of respect to all of you; & by all means stand up and be counted..........
but you are in the wrong forum.........
No I think you are !! or I suspect your in the wrong section of it click on ribs and ribbing I think youll find what your looking for there



I thought OTHER STUFF meant just that???

"Non-boating discussion, tech talk, jokes, gratuitous babble" is what it says

Well said Codders thats exactly what this section is for and I think ribnet forum should be applauded for having this section where members can discuss other subjects but then I dont think JK. is blinkerd or narrow minded but if this still offends you please post a list of subjucts we are allowed to talk about
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but if this still offends you please post a list of subjucts we are allowed to talk about
I think I may have a solution to this conundrum. I was sitting in my RIB the other day, drifting off Calshot (as you do) contemplating landing on the Brambles for a brisk walk, when I was struck by the complete redundancy of the Proportional Representation Voting system in Italy since WWII.

It's the poor wot gets the blame, I decided.

So then I fired up the trusty Opti and went home.
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