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A New Twist to the Koran Flushings

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by AeroJonesy, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    A New Twist to the Koran Flushings

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/03/guantanamo.quran/index.html

     
  2. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    Much the same information with a different slant:




    Aljazeera


    Interesting how people/media view and write about the same things differently 'eh?
     
  3. Cloud_Walker

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    LOL @ water balloon fight.
     
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    Steel_Avatar IncGamers Member

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    No, what's interesting is how Al Jazeera makes no mention at all of the incidents where the prisoners mistreated the Quran (assuming of course that said incidents occurred).
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Burn CNN! Down with Ted Turner! Lock him up in the same jail cell as all the Newsweek people!!!!
     
  6. Rick

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    Whats actually the big deal with this anyway?
     
  7. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    I thought that was interesting too. I tend to think CNN gives a decently unbiased approach to news stories. They seem to include most of the facts on the story, so even the writing has a slant, with the facts you can still decide for yourself.
     
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    CNN unbiased? Why, I have heard Smeg call it the Communist News Network. ;)

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    Both articles are biased in one way or another. Just look at the difference in the headlines of both articles as the first clue.



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    In another example, compare how this information is initially reported:

    Compared to this:

    Now, CNN, to their credit, goes on to later state that the obscenity is written in English, but this info is buried deep within the article.

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    Steel, I agree that AL Jaz left out that information. They didn't lie ... they just didn't report it.

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    Bias is inherent in all articles ... even what I am posting now. :eek: :eek: ;)
     
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    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    Trust me Llad, I spent 2 years working on a school newspaper, I know there's bias in everything, but I think CNN does a pretty good job of including the facts, if you read the whole story and don't read just headlines and blurbs. CNN falls nicely inbetween Al-Jazeera and Fox News. I can get all the bias, politicizing, and spin I want here. I'd prefer a middle of the road news source.
     
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    I agree CNN is left center while fox is right center, but I think the way you're portraying the relationship there is a bit unfair. I'd classify AJ as opposite of say Rush or hannity. fox is much more center than you make it out to be.
     
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    Ilad:

    I'd be surprised if the detainees couldn't speak at least some English, which is why simply stating that the words were in English, isn't enough to convince me that it was the soldiers.
     
  12. AeroJonesy

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    Back when I watched a lot of new on TV, I watched about equal amounts of Fox and CNN. I actually preferred the Fox broadcasts, mostly because they entertained me more. But when it comes to reading news online, I like cnn.com. Their layout is better and easier for me to navigate, and I generally like their content more.

    I would say in a global context, CNN is pretty middle of the road.
     
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    How hypocritical,
    the muslims are shocked when their Koran is not respected, BUT they are not shocked at all and even happy when Hinduists are killed by muslims in India,when Christians are killed by muslims in Africa,when Christians are killed by muslims in Timor,when Jews are killed by muslims in Israel.
    The muslims are mainly hypocrites,they are only shocked when it suits them.
    For these muslims, the koran is worth more than the lives of non-Muslims.
    I had to say it.
    They are hypocrites,just like their Koran.
     
  14. Steel_Avatar

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    Hooray! PublicEnemy is here, and now the thread can go downhill :rolleyes:
     
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    That's an easy, but not very clever, way of avoiding his point.
     
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    I never commented as to who was the guilty party here Steel. My posts simply noted how such information is often presented to slant a reader toward a particular position.
     
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    Lighten up ... the Christians, Jews, and Muslims all bow to the same God.
     
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    That's okay, I'm still waiting for all those people outraged about Newsweek's report to condemn all the papers reporting this. Or for that matter the Pentagon.

    Does it not bother anyone else that these sort of things weren't even investigated until Newsweek printed the story about the Koran flushing? If the Pentagon takes these things so seriously, why not be aware of them and do something about them to begin with rather than waiting for the news media to break an embellished and inaccurate story based on a leak to bother looking into what's going on down there?

    Oh, yeah, and I'm sure the soldier was taking a leak and the wind "just happened to blow" and his urine found it's way magically into the air vents. Yup. Kinda like when I was on my apartment's 9th floor balcony as a kid and I just accidentally dropped that water balloon. Yeah. Uhuh.
     
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    Are you honestly outraged by this Drunkcajun? I don't see what the big deal is--even intentionally 'desecrating' the Koran falls a long way off from torture. If it was an effective interrogation technique--why not do it?

    But that isn't what occurred is it? There have been extremely isolated minor incidents.
     
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    I honestly don't care. Just because a text is sacred to you, doesn't make it sacred to me. While it may be extremely offensive, it's hardly tortureous for me to mistreat a freaking book.
     

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