Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron.Silverman, News, News Update, Revolute, Social Media, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: Bailout!, Bank Customers Arrested, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity News, Citibank, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Global Financial Crisis, Highpants News, ikram Pandit, Kiss My . . ., New York, New York City, News, News Update, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Protest, Out and About, OWS, Protest, Revolute, Social Media, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What, Wall Street, WFG, World Financial Crisis, Zuccotti Par | Comments Off
Police arrested 24 protesters for trespassing at a Citibank branch, a New York Police Department spokesman said.
Citibank has always been a bit of a fumbling behemoth, barely - with bailout assistance from U.S. tax payers - scraping through the global financial crisis in tact, it now face an entirely new wave of trouble. Days after Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit talked about his sympathies with Occupy Wall Street and his willingness to engage with protesters. A Citibank branch in New York has locked the doors of their branch and arrested a group of Citibank account holders who wished to to close their accounts. It’s clear that Citibank are terrified that a few accounts closing will escalate to a run on the bank. “It would only take a small percentage of account holders to prove that Citibank is an economic hologram and like much of the financial sector, is desperately hiding how weak it is. The 99% are waking up and realise they’ve been duped, fleeced,conned and bullied for far too long” said Jeremy Bloom. ”NOT even in the dark dark days of the 1930s great depression – when there was actual panic – did we see anything this stupid” Here’s how it went down at the Citibank branch at 555 La Guardia Place in New York. The demonstrators - all Citibank customers - were asked to leave, and when they tried to comply Citibank’s security locked them in and wouldn’t let them leave! 24 were arrested. Clearly nothing is ever this simple!? Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Cult of Celebrity, Favorite New Thought . . ., Michael Courtenay, News Update | Tags: Amanda Knox, Cult of Celebrity, Guilty, Hunter S Thompson, Journalist, Mail Online, michael courtenay, Not Guilty, Shut the F_ck Up, socially engineered, That Human Condition, The Daily Mail, They Said What, Vegan Loving Carnivores, Wibble, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
“This incident never happened. It was created, as a sort of journalistic montage, by the correspondent who distilled the report. Newspapers are neither written nor edited by fools, technical safeguards can be built into even the wildest story, without fear of losing reader impact” Hunter S. Thompson – Hells Angels – 1967.
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists - especially in the U.K. - would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal - Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict - one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online. Hold your breath for a rant . . .
Journalism is apparently a calling, wedged someplace between an artistic talent and a desire for notoriety, or what has come to be known as celebrity. More journalists seem to be on the opinion bent – who’s doing all the reporting – chasing a byline in print isn’t the same as bringing news to readers!? . We generalise of course, journalists aren’t a heap different to the general population. A GOOD JOURNALIST requires more than just a specific skill set. Much more important than these apparent skills - grammar, dogged perseverance, courage under fire and a nose for a story - a good journalist REQUIRES INTEGRITY, not general public integrity, but unquestionable integrity. So if your not a good journalist what happens, generally you hide the truth and hook yourself into inappropriate employment. One journalist, who would best be described as possibly the worst mother presently on this planet – reported for child neglect and abuse, by her childs school – runs a Child and Parenting Advice website, another covers real estate in a national newspaper as well as running their blogs, despite the fact that she’s only ever lost money in real estate.
So whats the point?
Mainstream media, is the point. In any other profession there’s a set of requirements, skills certainly, but more importantly a requirement to behave with integrity; commit a crime as a lawyer and your not likely to practice law, molest a patient and your name will no longer have Doctor at front of it. Journalists have none of these sanctions, a bad journalist simply becomes the editor for an internet site . . .
A photo journalist once said something profound on the subject of bad journalism “The problem with journalists is they think once they’ve covered a story, they’re an expert in an entire field.”
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists – especially in the U.K. – would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal – Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict – one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online.
Clearly the internet makes it possible to broadcast breaking news at a pace unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately, that includes the ability to rapidly transmit reports that never should have been written, much less published. Today’s case in point: the Daily Mail‘s hasty—and largely apocryphal—report that American Amanda Knox had lost her appeal of a murder conviction. Mail Online not only mistook the Italian court’s guilty verdict for slander as guilty of everything, it posted a story under the byline Nick Pisa purporting to detail the return journey of Knox and her ex-boyfriend to separate prisons where they would be put on suicide watch. The story also quotes “delighted” prosecutors who said “justice has been done.” We’ve seen stories posted in error before, particularly when advances written and stored to hop on the news are published when they shouldn’t have been. These invented details are beyond bad journalism and publishing.
The sequence of events that followed is more than amusing . . .
about an hour later . . .
picture: malcom coles
Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: They Said What | Tags: Boo, Buddha's Brother, David Gallop, NRL, Princess, They Said What | Comments Off
“I never really go for that whole passion line, I mean, terrorists are passionate about what they do and, you know, that doesn’t make it right.”, David Gallop
Sporting fans are a passionate bunch, like postal workers – rain, snow or shine – they seem to put up with most anything for love of their game! Australian Rugby League fans are no exception. In possibly the gretaest case of mentardation David Gallop - CEO of Australia’s National Rugby League – on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 compared Melbourne Storm fans passion for their team to terrorists!? “I never really go for that whole passion line, I mean, terrorists are passionate about what they do and, you know, that doesn’t make it right.” Gallop blurted his dumbfounding line in a radio interview the day after presenting the Storm with the J J Giltinan Shield – minor premiership winners. Before Gallop had a chance to remove his foot from his mouth, he capped of the unbelievable statement with “Passion is a bad excuse and it gets used too much in sport.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 17th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: bipolar blond, Blip, Dutch, Favorite New Thought . . ., Game Show, Get Out of the House, Holland, Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Company, Nederland, Nertherlands, Quiz Game, socially engineered, That Human Condition, They Said What, TV Game Show, Verity Penfold, VPRO, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Weg van Nederland | Comments Off
We love the Dutch, when they’re good, they’re a heap of fun. When they’re bad though, they tend to take Bad Taste to new social lows! This is most likely the latter. Weg van Nederland – Way of the Netherlands - is a new Dutch TV quiz show for young asylum seekers wanting to stay in Holland after having exhausted all their legal options. The winner gets €4,000/$US5,500 for a fresh start back in his own country. Weg van Nederland screened on Dutch Television station VPRO – Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, or Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Company - . It’s a one-off show in which five failed asylum seekers answer questions about Dutch language, culture and history, Dutch entertainers and the royal family.
The five asylum seekers are all young and well-educated. One is an aeronautical engineer from Cameroon, another is a student of Slavic languages who will be sent back to Chechnya. The show caused an immediate uproar on the internet. VPRO Editor-in-chief Frank Wiering was not initially enthusiastic when production house Skyhigh pitched the quiz show. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 10th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Not Porn | Tags: adSense, bipolar blond, Blip, Cult of Celebrity, diana detox, facebook, Favorite New Thought . . ., funkinwagnill, google, Kiss My . . ., Naked and Nude, No Sh_t Sherlock, not porn, Original Content, porn, pornography, Shut the F_ck Up, socially engineered, Stepanie Seymour, TAGS, That Human Condition, They Said What | Comments Off
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Posted: August 1st, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buster Cookson, Favorite New Thought . . ., Kiss My . . ., No Sh_t Sherlock . . ., Shut the F_ck Up!, Socially Engineered | Tags: Buster Cookson, Murdoch, News of the World, Piers Morgan, Rupert Murdoch, Shut the F_ck Up, socially engineered, They Said What, UK Phone Hacking | Comments Off
“I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone.”
When will celebs learn, Just Shut The F_ck Up is always a good solid piece of advice, rearely adhered to and always regetfully viewed in retrospect? British politicians have called on CNN talk show host and uberwannabee celeb Piers Morgan to return home to the UK and answer questions about phone hacking, after new allegations surfaced involving a newspaper he used to edit.
John Whittingdale, the Conservative chairman of the parliamentary media committee which quizzed Rupert Murdoch last month over hacking, said Morgan had some “very serious questions to answer”. The U.K. hacking scandal has engulfed the News Corp empire and much of the British establishment.
Mr Whittingdale was speaking after Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Paul McCartney, claimed on a BBC TV program that a senior journalist at the Mirror Group of newspapers admitted in 2001 to hacking her voicemail. The BBC declined to name the journalist but said it was not Morgan, who was editor of the group’s flagship Daily Mirror newspaper at the time.
Before Morgan edited the Daily Mirror, he was editor of the News of the World, the scandal-hit tabloid closed by Murdoch last month amid public outrage over hacking by its journalists. However, Morgan had reportedly admitted in a 2006 newspaper column to have been played a voicemail message left by McCartney for Mills :: Read the full article »»»»