Media distortion is a common thing these days, and I used an example in my last post about how an Obama interview with Tom Brokaw proved how the media distorts what has actually been said when they report the news.
I had to stop a discourse I was having because this person is so tuned into Obama that he could not see how the post was about media distortion only using the Obama interview, and a couple of reports written about it as examples. He wants to say that I am saying that the media is trying to help Obama. The reasons behind the distortion were never addressed because that's just not the issue. Whether the media distorted the news in Obama's favor or not, makes no difference. I even made a comment saying that I thought they didn't help him if that was their intent, and that I thought Obama handled the segment's interview as best as could be expected. I do see that there can be nothing written with this man's name in it, that people will not come to his defense even when it's not needed.
I specifically chose the smoking segment of the interview with Tom Brokaw because it's an insignificant enough subject so that it wouldn't cause confusion here, that I wanted to talk about the actual issue in the interview instead of the issue of media distortion. Yet, that person did attempt to talk about the issue too.
People are not readers here. That's the conclusion to which I've come. It's a sad conclusion, but it's true. I almost understand why people post copy and pastes. Why would you want to spend even the smallest amount of energy on anything else here?
People distort things whatever way they choose, so I guess it's not just the media, and maybe that's why they get away with it. If everyone else does it, maybe they think no one will notice.