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Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

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Bobbert
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Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by Bobbert » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm

The local media seems to be 100 percent behind these protests by the Lions and Tigers. Then you read the comments section of newspaper articles—a reasonable sample of the paying customers for the media and sports—and you see almost 100 percent opposition to the protests.

For me, nothing before has shown so clearly how closely media and sports are intertwined in the entertainment industry. The content for the media, the free publicity for the sports, the buddy buddy tone in interviews, the self-righteous self-importance of both, the complete lack of concern for the paying customer of both.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by km1125 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:02 am

I agree with your observations.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by Rate This » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:23 am

Bobbert wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
The local media seems to be 100 percent behind these protests by the Lions and Tigers. Then you read the comments section of newspaper articles—a reasonable sample of the paying customers for the media and sports—and you see almost 100 percent opposition to the protests.

For me, nothing before has shown so clearly how closely media and sports are intertwined in the entertainment industry. The content for the media, the free publicity for the sports, the buddy buddy tone in interviews, the self-righteous self-importance of both, the complete lack of concern for the paying customer of both.
This is similar to complaints about grandma skipping knitting today.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by Mike Oxlong » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:19 am

Bobbert wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
The local media seems to be 100 percent behind these protests by the Lions and Tigers. Then you read the comments section of newspaper articles—a reasonable sample of the paying customers for the media and sports—and you see almost 100 percent opposition to the protests.

For me, nothing before has shown so clearly how closely media and sports are intertwined in the entertainment industry. The content for the media, the free publicity for the sports, the buddy buddy tone in interviews, the self-righteous self-importance of both, the complete lack of concern for the paying customer of both.
I know a few former die-hard sports nuts that are losing interest in sports in general now. I myself no longer listening to 97.1. Nothing against the jocks on there. But if there's really not much going on in the sports world, why listen to sports radio? I'm sure the local media is realizing it too. And trying to do their part to keep interest up.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by 696lover » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:39 am

I agree with the OP.

Once a year or so we would go to a game in each of the pro sports. Then they started insulting the flag. Now everything is race and police are too mean to criminals, and they are annoying Karens about it.

I will not be back.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm

Annoying Karens about people Black people dying? You do realize white nationalists like you are the Karens, right?


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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by armchair pd » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:40 pm

I may never watch sports again.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by km1125 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:59 pm

MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Annoying Karens about people Black people dying? You do realize white nationalists like you are the Karens, right?
None of those teams, players, or broadcasters really cared about all the black folks that died in Chicago last week or the week before. It's not about black people dying.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by jsf » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:40 pm

When will we have protest's about black on black crime, a lot more of that then white cops shooting black people?



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 pm

km1125 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:59 pm
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Annoying Karens about people Black people dying? You do realize white nationalists like you are the Karens, right?
None of those teams, players, or broadcasters really cared about all the black folks that died in Chicago last week or the week before. It's not about black people dying.
It’s about systemic racism. Correct.


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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:15 pm

Bobbert wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
The local media seems to be 100 percent behind these protests by the Lions and Tigers. Then you read the comments section of newspaper articles—a reasonable sample of the paying customers for the media and sports—and you see almost 100 percent opposition to the protests.

For me, nothing before has shown so clearly how closely media and sports are intertwined in the entertainment industry. The content for the media, the free publicity for the sports, the buddy buddy tone in interviews, the self-righteous self-importance of both, the complete lack of concern for the paying customer of both.
The media has always sucked up to athletes. Yep, I said it. They suck.

The media also has an incestuous (look it up) relationship with cops. Many reporters are married to cops and intentionally try to make them look good. Cops give reporters “the scoop” and in exchange reporters don’t go after them when the heat is on. Been happening for a long time.

Question a cop’s motives or ask a tough question and you’re shut out. They won’t give you an interview or return your calls. Blacklisted.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by km1125 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:53 am

MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 pm
km1125 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:59 pm
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Annoying Karens about people Black people dying? You do realize white nationalists like you are the Karens, right?
None of those teams, players, or broadcasters really cared about all the black folks that died in Chicago last week or the week before. It's not about black people dying.
It’s about systemic racism. Correct.
Can you name one change in police procedures that would have changed the Jacob Blake outcome?



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by Rate This » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:21 am

km1125 wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:53 am
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 pm
km1125 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:59 pm
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Annoying Karens about people Black people dying? You do realize white nationalists like you are the Karens, right?
None of those teams, players, or broadcasters really cared about all the black folks that died in Chicago last week or the week before. It's not about black people dying.
It’s about systemic racism. Correct.
Can you name one change in police procedures that would have changed the Jacob Blake outcome?
Draw your weapons only if you see a weapon first.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by wtfdetroit » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:43 am

Bobbert wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
The local media seems to be 100 percent behind these protests by the Lions and Tigers. Then you read the comments section of newspaper articles—a reasonable sample of the paying customers for the media and sports—and you see almost 100 percent opposition to the protests.

For me, nothing before has shown so clearly how closely media and sports are intertwined in the entertainment industry. The content for the media, the free publicity for the sports, the buddy buddy tone in interviews, the self-righteous self-importance of both, the complete lack of concern for the paying customer of both.
You forgot about Ron Cameron. He wants to fine the players.



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Re: Media Coverage of Local Sports Protests

Post by scifi and horror » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:08 am

What a bunch of thin skinned cry babies on this board.



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