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    Want to know why?

    Our priorities are s bit screwed in my opinion when we as people put more emphasis on sports than we do our own governmental issues. Not everyone knows the ins and outs of how government is supposed to work. Main stream media, at least here, doesn't seem to get it. One sorry about government and one minor follow up story on a possible murder. Must just be me.

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    America's greatest past time, in this day and age, should be their failing government's (state and local). There is time for the other stuff later.
    We are failing as a country because some of our major priorities are screwed up. I watch more people getting pissed off at "their team" losing than about the 4 Americans being killed in Benghazi while our government did nothing. Just one example.
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    Missed circling one buddy. The weather delay was about the game also.

    I agree with you as far as what they should put an emphasis on reporting and the reports should be unbiased, but fact is LSU Sports is a big seller around these parts, and that's all that really matters to them. As for why they do it. I believe the reason is a large percentage of the people have become lazy and self centered. It's a hell of alot easier to sit in front of a TV and listen to what the news channels tells you is happening than to try and keep up with State, Local, U.S. or World events yourself and get your own view of what is really going on. These people only care about events that have meaning to their lives and only get angry if things aren't going the way they think it should. Also, they can't report negative things about the current tenant of the White House because doing so is racist. If you don't agree with him it has to be because you're angry a black man is holding the office. They get it, believe that. Report what sells or what they want you to believe, and I'm positive it's not just Baton Rouge area stations that do this. I don't have time for their Jedi mind tricks. Only time I will turn on one of our local news broadcast is to catch up on the weather or sports. At least it's kinda hard for them to spin the weather or outcome of a sporting event in their favor.

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    Now look, sort it out you people! I'm still looking at moving to Arizona in the next year or so and expect you guys to have fixed everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Now look, sort it out you people! I'm still looking at moving to Arizona in the next year or so and expect you guys to have fixed everything.
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    Want To Know Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Our priorities are a bit screwed in my opinion when we as people put more emphasis on sports than we do our own governmental issues. Not everyone knows the ins and outs of how government is supposed to work. Main stream media, at least here, doesn't seem to get it. One sorry about government and one minor follow up story on a possible murder. Must just be me.

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    Well, I certainly can't answer why, but it seems, at least from my perspective, that it has been that way as long as I can remember. I guess in all honesty, the main stream media is a business, pure and simple. That means their motivation is profit. They report what sells. It might be the latest about Kim Kardashian or what Madonna is doing now. As far as why more people don't demand accurate information, I suspect at least part of it is people want an escape from their boring and sometimes stressful lives. They were at work through the week hearing about profit and loss and away from work they listen to the Minnesota Twins lose and it is an escape for them.

    I have worked with fellow coppers like that, too. You can tell them about the latest felony warrant or residential burglaries in the area, but they could care less. Then, start talking about the Minnesota Vikings, and you have their attention. Go figure.

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    I've said it before, the media does not care about truth or accuracy, only selling advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I've said it before, the media does not care about truth or accuracy, only selling advertising.

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