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How come only just now... - Cab

Jul. 9th, 2011

12:01 am - How come only just now...

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Its been pretty obvious that tabloid newspapers are populated by evil fecktards for a very long time. So, like, why is everyone only just realising this now?

These papers have been employing some of the most immoral methods to gain information on sometimes very slight moral infringements by others, and whipping people up into fake, hysterical fury (when not just using the information they've gained to tittilate), and all of us have surely known about this for most of our adult lives. They have been putting massive, undue pressure on politicians to get their own way for a heck of a long time, and we have done nothing.

What changed? Are we not, as a populace massively hypocritical for only just now giving a shit?

I want the whole tabloid pressy to go down in flames, and I want the Daily Fail to be the biggest casualty; I want that immigrant hating, homophobic, lying piece of crap to be wiped off the face of the earth and for all of the sliced white bread eating Daily Wail readers to have to do the unthinkable and actually think for themselves. And if the Sun could vanish up its own arse, that'd suit me fine.  But there is something about this, its like the people are being manipulated into anger against the Murdoch at just the right time, its like we're pawns in a battle between media influences, and I resent that. I resent that a lot.

I suspect that there isn't just more to come on phone hacking, bribing the police, and controlling politicians, there is also more to come from the other side, there will be counter claims and revelations to come. It'll get dirtier and dirtier.

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From:madmosh_uk
Date:July 8th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Dirt is good. It sells papers.
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From:dragonmamma
Date:July 9th, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
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Totally agree with Profyaffle in that we get the press (and the politicians) we deserve. It's easy to be shocked "today" and be outraged then forget all about it tomorrow. Somewhere along the line we lost interest in the news proper and turned our attention to personalities and expose instead. Probably because as a population we are mentally lazy and that way we dont have to think too hard about anything, just knee jerk react to whatever the latest headline is.
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From:puddingcat
Date:July 9th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
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At the risk of sounding like a delusional stoner ("Dope doesn't make you paranoid! That's just what *they* want you to think!"), I suspect this is an intentional scandal that's being used to cover up / lead into something else.
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