Suburban Senshi iChat #1325: “[Politics] The Game is still the Game, yo”
#1325: “[Politics] The Game is still the Game, yo”

 Wed Mar 19 01:12 2008 - Logging Started (suburbansenshi-chat)

[01:12] <FireFly_9> You see this is why I have issues with the media.
[01:12] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Huh?
[01:13] <@SpeedRcrX> 'Taru's never been a fan of mainstream media.
[01:13] <@SpeedRcrX> She thinks it's biased and s[BLEEP]t
[01:13] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Tch. It's only biased if the journalists don't have the balls to stand up for the truth.
[01:15] <FireFly_9> Yes, Karasuma-san, but the problem is that the media is now not run by independent journalists with a strong backing to uphold the duties of the Fourth Estate, but rather they are entertainment providers operating at the behest of advertisers.
[01:15] <FireFly_9> Here, let me give you an example.
[01:15] <@SpeedRcrX> Oh god....
[01:15] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> No, let her talk.
[01:15] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> * is a media producer and is damn proud of her work. *
[01:16] <FireFly_9> Take this speech written by United States Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.
[01:16] <FireFly_9> Written by himself over two days.
[01:17] <FireFly_9> Some are calling it the "Gettysburg Address iof the 21st Century", and Jon Stewart said, only half in jest, "And so, at 11 a.m. on this Tuesday morning, for the first time ever a politician talked to us about the issue of race like we were adults."

[01:18] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> * listens to the whole thing *
[01:19] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> It's good oratory, but I'll point out the Gettysburg Address was only 8 minutes long and written at a very low point in Lincoln's career. It was considered a failure at the time.
[01:19] <FireFly_9> I know this. But the point is, he covered many diverse topics in the speech.
[01:21] <// J_Daito //> Mmm... my Youma's mind control is *excellent*.
[01:22] <FireFly_9> Yes, well, this is what CNN ran as their summary of the speech:

[01:27] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> about picking the most inflammatory piece to open with
[01:28] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> But seriously, the way live coverage works is that you take a bullet point from the ongoing event and put it up there for a minute or so till the next one comes along.
[01:29] <FireFly_9> It ran for seven whole minutes. That's almost a fifth of the speech.
[01:30] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Heh. This is nothing kid. Wait for the convention.
[01:30] <FireFly_9> I know

 Karasuma_Akane is away: I love election years. It's like free adrenaline shots all year round, coffee 24 hours straight, tight deadlines, the thrill of the chase... awesome stuff.

[01:32] <FireFly_9> ...

 FireFly_9 is away: I hate election years. they bring out the worst in man, and no matter who wins, it is the people who seem to lose.

[01:32] <// J_Daito //> I hate.... everything?
[01:33] <@SpeedRcrX> You don't hate me
[01:33] <// J_Daito //> Yes, yes Ten'ou, I do. I hate you with ever fiber of my being.
[01:34] <@SpeedRcrX> you suck.

 Wed Mar 19 01:34 2008 - Logging Stopped (suburbansenshi-chat)

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