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  •  It doesn't - what it has to do with (8+ / 0-)

    is Daily Kos, and the fact that in the last 2 days there have been over 50 diaries  dealing with his suspension, to the detriment of other news and information about issues that should be of concern for progressives.

    I watch Keith Olbermann like most people here.  I am also focused on many other things that I view as important and I was disturbed yesterday by quite a few things that got shoved out of the way for by the endless stream of totally repetitive diaries.

    If you don't understand that - so be it.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 01:39:55 PM PDT

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    •  so yesterday it was olbermann (0+ / 0-)

      on any given day it's another topic from a long ass list of concerns w/ people around here...of course there is no need for 50 diaries on the same subject, but that's the nature of the thing - how many diaries have you seen today about iraq? sudan? congo? why get mad about christine o'donnell because she dominates the pages of dkos, "shoving out of the way" topics of more import?

      Keith Olbermann stood up and roared in defiance of the Bush-Cheney death machine

      by memofromturner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 01:54:17 PM PDT

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      •  And today it's still Olbermann . . . (9+ / 0-)

        and tomorrow it'll be Olbermann again.  Meanwhile, the injustices still being done Oscar Grant, and the thousands of others like him on a daily basis in this country, go utterly unremarked on what regards itself as the premier "liberal" site.  And that holds true of Darfur, Pakistan, Haiti, the Sohel, and the myriad other human disasters and atrocities occurring everywhere.  There's something very wrong when a millionaire pundit is more important by several orders of magnitude to self-described "liberals" than real human suffering and real injustice.

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        by Aji on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:05:48 PM PDT

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        •  very true, (0+ / 0-)

          I am working in news production in a supporting role and am flooded 8h a day with the images of "news" that I have to process (meaning I can't read about them, but have to watch and listen and describe them only).

          One of my main experiences, as someone who does that only since three years, watching my colleagues, is that you get awfully numb, cynical and undereducated in the process of producing news pieces for TV. (big difference to print news, where people usually have time to read, analyze, write and compose in an acceptable time frame.) You can't keep up your honest level of "compassion", if you are constantly bombarded with images and comments that reminded you of all the horror in the world occurring. It's probably a self-protective measure your mind exercises subconsciously.

          I don't think that humans are designed to feel compassionate about more than they can locally and personally experience on and by themselves. But I don't think that your ideological outfit (being self-proclaimed liberal or not) factors into that.

      •  "already diaried" (7+ / 0-)

        is an appropriate response from TU's - an it hasn't happened.

        I do see it happen at times, but this flood is over the top.  

        Go use the search engine.

        "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:08:06 PM PDT

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    •  oh you are correct, but that's the way (0+ / 0-)

      all news reporting is designed, you drown hard news strategically by soft news and with it you abuse the viewers or readership and manipulate them and the political and ideological agenda to suit those who fund your news operation.

      I got upset about the Olberman story, first because of the facts released, then about how the facts were discussed, then about having been mislead and abused by MSNBC's Griffith. That story was a lesson to me in many aspects. I felt that serios concerns were successfully ridiculed. That makes me still angry.

      Of course that's not an excuse for missing out on relevant news.

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