|Subject: BBC is an "800lb gorilla" according to its director general|
Posted Apr 29, 2003 by Deidzoeb
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|I had hoped that reactive moderation would mean you point out offensive language when you see it, and ignore it when you can't understand it. I mean, it would follow that reactive moderation does not imply postings are "guilty until proven innocent." If a person reads it and understands it but is not offended enough to yikes it, then it's like a tree falling in the woods without anyone hearing it or caring about it. They burn down the forest to prevent the threat of a tree falling too loudly. Oh well. We make do with ferns and saplings.|
Re: accusation of CNN turning up the "boos" on Michael Moore -- I skimmed a version of this story on some other site, thememoryhole.com I think, but I didn't read the whole thing. The judgment seemed to be that a microphone on one side the stage might have recorded things differently than on the other side, maybe not an intentional misrepresentation by CNN? Either way, it doesn't sound as embarassing as their continued employment of Lou Dobbs.
Watching CNN at work today in the cafeteria, a friend of mine pointed to Rumsfeld and said, "That guy's cool." I don't want to argue with him about it, because we're friends and he's rather ignorant of current events, let alone international law or the history of US imperialism, so I just asked why he thought Rumsfeld was cool.
"He's always confident and he explains why the war is right."