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Phoenix
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Re: no truth
Phoenix   7/27/2011 3:32:15 PM
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You are right. Our thinking patterns have changed over the years. We have become more tolerant than we used to be. We have become a culture where we are hungry for the next big headline. Of course the headline following that should be more attention grabbing than the last if a journalist hopes to keep our interest. When the pressure builds more and more. Journalists have had to turn to even unethical means to get what they want.

driven
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Re: no truth
driven   7/27/2011 8:58:21 AM
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There is a fine line between invading someone's privacy and justifiably publicizing misdeeds. I don't care about the Kardashians. But it sure would have been nice to know more about Bernie Madoff. But ask yourself this: a decade ago, before Madoff made headlines for his scheme, would we have embraced investigations into his company? Or would he have created an air of respectability that would have earned him sympathy as a victim of the vicious media? Of course, the point is moot, because the few remaining journalists were too busy chasing the Kardashians. (apologies to Scott and Noreen -- this was before the launch of Investor Uprising)

Phoenix
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Re: no truth
Phoenix   7/26/2011 9:01:18 PM
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I guess you are right. And there could be further negative effects with reporters being more careful to cover their tracks. I just hope at least some of them take the high road and give morality a thought. I also hope people who have the means take more precautions to maintain their privacy.

erierunner
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Re: no truth
erierunner   7/26/2011 3:53:52 PM
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I don't think so Phoenix. There is too much money at stake for so many of the journalists. Princess Di's death didn't change the paparazzi!

driven
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Re: Old school journalists...
driven   7/26/2011 2:22:31 PM
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Yes, you're right. What about all those ones who went undetected -- the guys who always had anonymous sources that said the best things and wrote stories that were just mesmerizing? (Fictional, probably, but darn well written)

Phoenix
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Re: no truth
Phoenix   7/26/2011 2:17:02 PM
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It is sad indeed. Even if what I hear in the news is the truth I can't help wondering what method was used to obtain the information. There could be so many people out there who could have been hurt by the means used to get to the truth. Innocent victims in a business where only the story in the front page matters. Do you think this whole incident would make reporters think twice about how they obtain information? will there be a change in the way the industry operates?

erierunner
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erierunner   7/26/2011 10:07:55 AM
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Its kind of a shame but I'm at a point where I literally don't believe 100% anything I read, regardless of the journal/paper it comes from. Unless I hear it from a persons mouth directly that the story is about I question it. I also teach my kids the same thing. Its sad to teach them to not have trust but I want them to be protected.

Street Smart
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Re: Look the other way
Street Smart   7/26/2011 8:49:48 AM
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I don't know anything about Wendi other than that she seems to have good reflexes and a fine right hook!

My money is on Vice-Chair and COO Chase Carey to take over, and they'd be darned lucky to have him!  He's smart; he's actually human; he's a strategist; he has a LONG history of working well with some of the most difficult egos in media, and he speaks intelligible English.  Plus, News Corp seems to have sequestered him in an undisclosed location to ride out the crisis, so as to insure that none of this touches him.

Phoenix
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Re: Look the other way
Phoenix   7/26/2011 7:57:13 AM
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Yes. I also feel that if the organisation had new faces to control its day to day activities they might do better than they are now doing with the Murdocks at the helm. I've heard that Mr. Rupert Murdock's wife might be the person to takeover if James and Murdock senior decide to step down. What do you think of her as the new head?

PredictableChaos
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Re: Old school journalists...
PredictableChaos   7/25/2011 11:57:17 PM
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Old school journalists didn't have to hack phones. They just made stuff up.

 

In that old school, my favorite would be Jason Blair, NYT.  Such a rich and vivid imagination and it extended even to the expense reports.  Dan Rather, CBS news, was much, much more limited.

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