News media: I read so much here that is happening world wide, but not a peep on it in local news.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
It is sickening to turn the six oclock news on. In most cases it is just a repeat of what was on at six oclock yesterday, which is a recap of the six oclock crap the day before, and on it goes. The news is so filled with fluff that I almost get sick watching it. The local rag sheet is even worse. World shaking events all around us, and not a word about it. How can the news media be so totally controlled? Makes me a bit afraid that big bro is going to start eyeing this forum, too much info being given out that they are trying to cover. Should they succeed in closing these news outlets, we will be totally blind. I am surprised they haven't done it by now.
-- Notforlong (email@example.com), January 13, 2000
An answer to my post: Reno proposes cyber police: http://www.drudgereport.com/ It is coming folks, better post while we can. They will soon close everything down. We are a real threat to society somehow.
-- Notforlong (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
Aww, Queen Janet hopes to do this, but little does she no there are 50,000,000,000 little time bombs called embeddeds that will stop her in her tracks. Its all going away in January. Klinton could never give her this much power, as he invented Y2K as a way to force himself into a third term.
-- Y2K Tommy (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
I totally empathize. The Cuban boy story dominates the headlines. Human interest my ass. The goddamn media thinks that shit sells and 260,000,000 Americans are concerned about ONE Cuban boy. Bullshit. I'd like to take that story and stick it down the garbage disposal.
-- Guy Daley (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
But.... But.... "It's for the CHILDREN."
Ack! Choke! Gag!
-- Dennis (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
---when I was still living a local phone call away from the Atlanta news "places" the tv, radio, etc-would frequently call up and get a reporter, and clue them in on breaking important stories that weren't being covered. If enough people do this, politely and intelligently, it can make a difference. Also, the advertisers that are run as sponsors for these shows are sensitive to constructive and intelligent criticsm. I tried a "force multiplier" experiment last year, but didn't get enough response to have it make a difference. The concept is this, using the net, and available email adys, 800 numbers, etc, you pick a particular story that's being ignored. ZUsing that one story, you-a collective you involving your email contacts-pick ONE news outlet to concentrate on that day. they are called and emailed with requests for a particular coverage. Next day, another outlet, another story, maybe another sponsor. Six emails or calls to a station or sponsor=no big deal, six HUNDRED starts to get noticed. Six THOUSAND really gets their attention, pronto. This works, just needs to be done, and the focus needs to be narrow, a case by case basis. The example that gave me this idea was when bell and hoagland where trying to have the "miami circle" studied before bulldozing. It worked bigtime.
just something to consider.
-- zog (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
Also, get yourself a listserv. very helpful for blast e-mails.
-- Ishkabibble (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.