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by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 12:38
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

I will challenge you on the 3.3% vs 35.5% "Australian" comment... 3% of the population is Aboriginal... does that mean only 0.3% of the population can't trace their heritage back more than a few generations? Generally, once you go back more than a generation (and sometimes less), the mix of heritag...
by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 11:30
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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wrong end of Western armies And Russian and Chinese. Christians and their armies Correct in that they see AU as a 'Christian' country. Try to convince them otherwise, eh? whole refugee argument About to start up again? I hear words to the effect "National Conference that Bill Shorten stops turning ...
by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 10:55
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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numbers don't matter to you Not true - as I tried to show, it is more complex than some arbitrary majority percentage. We already have tacit 'recognition' of polygamy here - at 2.5% believe they don't assimilate Show me a Western country where they have, with >2.5% impose our systems on them Such a...
by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 09:29
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Some very good stats and background, Vee! Thanks. None of the 'common ancestries' demand law changes their way, nor vote their own culture pollies in to do so*, so we do have a wonderful assimilated historic population here. (*Of course Cabramatta will vote a Chinese descent pollie in, but they act...
by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 05:18
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Hmm........................... Lauren Southern- I hope she pays her additional security bill and doesn't leave it to the tax payer, like that other slightly entertaining young far right tool, Milo Yiannopoulos did. My goodness this is just like talking to One Nation people. They never bring real num...
by veebass
20 Jul 2018, 04:31
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Here's the link to Waleed Aly's report I mentioned above. Given the Coalition response, either we have a massive problem of African gang lawlessness in Melbourne or a disgraceful, lying opportunist for a PM. Either way, the far right will be producing more Youtube vids to attack Waleed. The Victoria...
by veebass
19 Jul 2018, 19:16
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Far right target, Waleed Aly, teed off tonight on the issue I raised earlier this week- ie the over emphasis by Turnbull of the "gang problem" in Melbourne.
There is a particularly enlightening gaffe by Pyne.

The clip isn't up on the web yet.
by veebass
19 Jul 2018, 07:03
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Does Craig Kelly want to get disendorsed? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-18/mh17-craig-kelly-says-russias-involvement-should-be-overlooked/10010382 My personal view is that Russia's involvement has not been proven, only that a BUK missile system was used, but Kelly was saying look past it, up un...
by veebass
19 Jul 2018, 06:41
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Hmmm..... now, what medal did I get awarded? The one for four years service or the one for serving overseas? Did I go overseas? Err...... no. That is the one I will claim to have been awarded. :thumbup: https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-government/lnps-longman-candidate-trev...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 18:22
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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So the reason this approach worked is because the cops like experts with evidence based practices, not people whose careers seems to lie in promoting fear and outrage. My point exactly. What prompted my initial post was that Turnbull seemed to be joining the other bottom feeders from the Coalition ...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 16:44
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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use race as a political weapon Is if a pollie goes on mentioning it - in which case I agree with you. But if it is in context, as I mentioned, then I can't see it being racial in the same way, and is indeed necessary for sake of truth; and community engagement should go hand-in-hand. Poor reflectio...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 15:46
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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the race card whenever possible This one I don't quite know enough about in this instance. If a pollie goes on mentioning his scape-goat group, then he is playing that particular card whether it be Bikies or Eskimoes. But if he is mentioning it only in context of (say) problem gangs that do exist, ...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 15:23
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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Who cares what we call them BTW? I thought you did? You spoke about race - why say that if what really should be said is that concerns about such gangs have isolated occurrence? Saying such, doesn't disagree if a pollie takes advantage by 'amplifying'. I spoke about using race for political purpose...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 13:54
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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'amplification' I couldn't help thinking of rare basses, but thats not really political.... often increased (by) the number of reports... Is just the 'say something often enough, and people will believe it" ? - add meme, etc racially based I am interested in that one. 1. So if it is true, that ther...
by veebass
18 Jul 2018, 13:17
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Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
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over emphasising a rare but high impact event 'amplification' :D One sociological theory in play IMO. To be specific, Cohen's Deviancy Amplification Spiral to achieve what he termed folk devils and moral panic. Although Cohen saw the media as more the driver and the politicians as more the passenge...