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Title: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Thork on March 09, 2014, 11:13:56 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/opinion/londons-laundry-business.html?_r=2

^ I mean most of this is true, but how long has your media been writing stuff like this? I thought you had no idea that we ruled all the worlds banks and the only thing our miserable little island gives a shit about, is money.

Is this type of article typical or a new thing? Its not exactly the type of thing you write about your friends.  :'(
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Lord Dave on March 09, 2014, 01:06:58 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/opinion/londons-laundry-business.html?_r=2

^ I mean most of this is true, but how long has your media been writing stuff like this? I thought you had no idea that we ruled all the worlds banks and the only thing our miserable little island gives a shit about, is money.

Is this type of article typical or a new thing? Its not exactly the type of thing you write about your friends.  :'(

.....
What part of "opinion" was lost on you?
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Thork on March 09, 2014, 01:14:23 PM
It just found it odd that the NY times would write something so brutally honest about the UK.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Lord Dave on March 09, 2014, 01:16:03 PM
Sometimes the editor gets lazy.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Sean on March 09, 2014, 03:26:10 PM
The new York times published an op ed in which Putin trashed the president. Our media publishes all sorts of stuff...
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on March 09, 2014, 06:18:21 PM
A thread where a European doesn't understand freedom of the press? Nice.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Thork on March 09, 2014, 06:35:48 PM
The press is free to write whatever it wants, but it also does what those who own it tell it to do. Which is usually to not write the truth.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Pete Svarrior on March 09, 2014, 07:22:10 PM
As a guy that's a few years worth of experience with reading British press, I'd just like to say that most people in the UK know what an opinion page is.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on March 10, 2014, 08:26:26 AM
Well that was depressingly honest.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: Hoppy on March 10, 2014, 04:06:17 PM
The press is free to write whatever it wants, but it also does what those who own it tell it to do. Which is usually to not write the truth.
You know that there is a reason that was written and published. It not for general knowledge of the readers, but to shape our opinion of what is going on.
Title: Re: @'Murica - Are we not friends anymore?
Post by: fappenhosen on March 10, 2014, 04:12:11 PM
A thread where a European doesn't understand freedom of the press? Nice.

Freedom of Press != Actually making sense || not being retarded.

That article is just trolling. Now watch as thousands of people post angry comments on their shitter feed, and post it over facebook with "OMG IM SO ANGRY @ DIS"

(http://nicoleirene.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/attention_whore3.jpg)

It's that simple.