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  •  Yes, well, there is a difference... (2+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, fiddlingnero

    ... and it seems to be that there's already a factioning of "OMG the cops are one hair short of murdering protesters in cold blood" and "be prudent in how you report activities".

    Unfortunately it appears that the hair-on-fire prone people are strawmaning the other side as "the cops can do no wrong" partisans, which is NOT what the article about excess hyperbole in reporting was about.

    So, who is arguing that more inaccuracy and more hyperbole needs to be used in reporting from the front?

    Anyone?

    Okay, if not, then you are in agreement with Geekesque's diary.

    If you think more distortions, hyperbole, and inaccuracy are needed, then you disagree with Geekesque's diary.  Okay, but understand that a lot of people will think you are nuts in the head.

    "I believe in a government which acts, which exercises its full powers and full responsibilities. Government is an art and a precious obligation..." JFK

    by Rick Aucoin on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 11:01:51 PM PDT

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    •  Not following your points at all (2+ / 0-)
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      Rick Aucoin, mamamedusa

      but about to go to bed. So I will have to wait until the morning to figure these out. I was pleased to see Geek rec and tip this diary, just as I had rec'd and tipped his as well.

      Who is arguing for our inaccuracy seems to me to be the MSM. I think. About to go to bed.

    •  Are you not in fact saying (1+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron

      that my posting these events on Kos are?

      If you think more distortions, hyperbole, and inaccuracy are needed,

      Please feel free to point out where I am in fact doing so in my diaries.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 12:43:40 AM PDT

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      •  See Geekesque's diary. (0+ / 0-)

        Where, frankly, you really made something of a fool of yourself in the comments.

        But, you already knew that.

        I'm not interested in furthering the pie fight with you over your descriptions, that's been covered well in other places.

        My concern is that in all too many cases the people who are saying "make sure you aren't exagerating, make sure you aren't running around like your hair is on fire over nothing" are being painted as "the cops wouldn't do that" apologists.  And that is simply NOT what they are saying.

        "I believe in a government which acts, which exercises its full powers and full responsibilities. Government is an art and a precious obligation..." JFK

        by Rick Aucoin on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 01:11:38 AM PDT

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