Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
if i did, i wouldn't be asking!
i had to ask, because i didn't think you'd be trying to bring up a point that really doesn't prove anything, so i gave you opportunity to explain yourself. which you skirted. boo.
my humble apologies, I thought you were being facetious with me
i don't either, but whenever i read something like this, i always immediately ask if i'm getting the whole story. something like this is so EASY to spin in any angle, depending on what you leave out and how you present the story. that's what propaganda is - not necessarily false, but cleverly advertised. in fact, advertisement can be likened to legal propaganda lol.
I think a lot of stories are cleverly told, not all the facts given to us. You can hardly believe our news or political campaigns because they never tell you the whole story. We shouldn't vote for Mr. Smith because he voted down 'funding for abandaned babies', but don't tell you there was several attachments to the bill for anything from spray painting every building pink, or breeding red colored grass. (this is example only of course, I hope)
You are right, in that we never know the whole story, again I agree. On this story, from friends and college instructors, this story does not surprise me. I would be surprised if it was completely fabricated.
There is a story out of Tulsa OK right now, where a mob of people attacked the local police while they were negotiating with a man holed up in an evacuated apartment building, who happend to be accused of murder. The MOB threw rocks and SHOT at the police. That is literally all that is being reported. I want to know who made up that mob, why were they against the police, were they trying to protect the man accused of murder, what part of town was it in. How often are police blatantly attacked for doing their job? I am just impressed they didn't shoot back. ( I know Tulsa fairly well, and have a really good idea what part of town this happened in.)
My point was no matter what media outlet, we have to ask questions and try to get the perspective in every story. There are just some perspectives I tend to trust sooner than others.