CNN, Mel Gibson and Qana...........what connection do they have?  

freetime648 53F
7629 posts
7/31/2006 1:38 am

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CNN, Mel Gibson and Qana...........what connection do they have?

Ok, I am so tired of all that is happening all over the world. But, who am I? And what does my opinion matter? All I know is I DO have an opinion and I am allowed to voice that opinion.

I always get up and get online to read the news on the same time I have CNN on and I am watching it as well. This morning's news made me scratch my head a bit.

I see where there is all this talk of the bombing Isreal did in Lebanon at Qana. This killed many innocent (56 thus far) people, mainly women and children. I find it deplorable that they would show the footage that they have shown, number one! I do not want to see dead children and I could care less if it is all for shock value. I do not need to be shocked...the announcement of children's deaths is shocking enough! I am not a political person so I will not go into my views on this topic but, I will say that I find the coverage ridiculous! Tell us what we need to know and leave the film footage of the carnage to a less reputable station!

THEN along with this carnage they break this news coverage to cover the fact that Mel Gibson got busted on a DUI charge! Since when does Mel Gibson's drinking habits over-shadow the world happenings? Also, who gives a fat rats ass if he was drinking and driving? He is human and as a human he will fuck up. As he did ....but now it is an issue because some organization says his written apology was not to be believed! Who are they to say if he is sincere or not? Everyone does stupid things once or twice in their lives....Mel just caught doing his...slap him with his fine, and make it a hefty one, smack his hand and send him back to the studios like they always do with actors and famous people. Why is Mel a forerunner in breaking news on CNN??? Hell, Kurt Busch (NASCAR Champion two years ago) makes a living driving and he got his fanny smacked and is joking about his DUI conviction now....send Mel on his way and get back to what really matters!!!

My point to this blog you ask??? My point is seems CNN and alot of other news agencies seem to think they know what we want to hear or see. They bring more harm than good in my opinion and I for one will not watch when they show dead, mutilated people, (children especially), I want to know, be kept up on happenings but, words say alot more than the visuals I am seeing. The viewing is deplorable, distasteful and extremely disturbing. They put certain ratings on movies we watch for the sake of children's viewing, but yet they show bodies and body parts and plaster these visuals all over your screen at all times of the day and night.....see what I am saying?

As for Mel getting drunk.....I COULD GIVE A SHIT! HE IS HUMAN! I say the news needs to treat their stories more of a humanity level than a news gathering competition....WHOEVER GETS THE MOST GRUESOME SHOTS WIN! FUCK THAT!

"WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE BETWEEN MEL GIBSON GETTING A DUI AND QANA?" fuck if I know but...hey I am not in the CNN newsroom either!

"This is Freetime648...reporting live from her living room...Bob, back to you!"

xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_emerald6912 50M
545 posts
8/1/2006 4:33 pm

Not sure I can agree with not showing pictures of the gruesome reality of what happened in Qana. I think to show these pictures to complacent westerners is of the upmost importance, even if some people feel shocked and wish to turn off, words cannot really convey the sheer horror of it, words tend to sanitise the reality.

funintheday2006 57M
9659 posts
7/31/2006 9:51 pm

Amen hon, A bloody men.

rm_anacortes 75M
2850 posts
7/31/2006 9:05 pm

Things have been changing.. it was not long ago guys like Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite actually influenced the policy of the elected government..

The big 3 networks are no more.. hopefully, choice will win out..

Down with others deciding what we are supposed to believe and/ or think.

rm_EE407 42F
3903 posts
7/31/2006 12:44 pm

uhm... I'm just plain confused now! but thanks...

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
7/31/2006 7:55 am

    Quoting freetime648:
    Ok, I just now heard that part of it..but again...who cares? Robert Downey Jr. went into a gay bashing tirade, and Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock both got slammed spewing racial remarks! WHO GIVES A FUCK????? Compared to what is happening in Lebanon and Isreal???
Millions of people "give a fuck."

Do you remember a little movie he made on his own after every studio turned it down for being anti-semitic? Then he had to defend it for about a year saying neither he nor his movie had anything against jews? It got all political, with the Catholic League and conservatives backing him up and the movie even became a factor in the 2004 elections.

Anyone who has an international voice and uses it to preach a certain kind of morality is news when he or she is found to be a hypocrite or a liar - and rightly so.

As far as the bodies of children being shown... I don't know the reasons CNN chose to do so, but I'm glad for it. Americans are not a very empathetic lot; one little girl from the midwest falls in a well and the whole country goes into mourning, but 200,000 brown people in the Middle East are slaughtered wholesale, and we're like, "Oh, they're all Arabs - they don't value life like Westerners do."

citizen4722 60M  
54492 posts
7/31/2006 6:13 am

Thank goodness for the good old BBC news here in UK, although they did show coverage of the innocent deaths at least they warn you by saying 'some of these picture's you may find disturbing'!!! So much for our stiff upper lips !!

freetime648 53F

7/31/2006 5:25 am

Ok, I just now heard that part of it..but again...who cares? Robert Downey Jr. went into a gay bashing tirade, and Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock both got slammed spewing racial remarks! WHO GIVES A FUCK????? Compared to what is happening in Lebanon and Isreal???

xx FREETIME648 xx

mundarikos 41M
423 posts
7/31/2006 2:52 am

the connection is that when being arrested Mel allegedly launched into a random tirade of antisemitic abuse.

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