View Full Version : Under reported stories of 2008
02-23-2008, 12:14 PM
Since 1976 Sanoma Univ. has collected what they believe are the most under reported or ignored stories. This is the 2008 group.
What do you think about them? They say they have hundreds of people involved in the process and the selection board has to winnow them down.
02-23-2008, 12:22 PM
No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
Ummmm . . . whatever.
02-23-2008, 12:40 PM
They should really change the name of this series to the top conspiracy theories of year 200x. Most of the stories crumble under casual scrutiny.
For example, the top story -- that American citizens are subject to imprisonment in Guantanamo and trial by military commission -- is completely full of crap. Section 948 of the law says defines the "persons subject to military commissions" as "Any alien unlawful enemy combatant." Then when the crimes over which the commissions are supposed to preside are laid out, each one says "Any person subject to this chapter..." which refers to an alien unlawful enemy combatant.
Are there serious issues about how these commissions are running/going to be run? Absolutely. But this "underreported story" bypasses those complex issues entirely to go into moonyland arguments that are neither well presented nor well thought out.
Another great example: the second most underreported story scandalously talks about a Presidential power grab that would allow the President to federalize the National Guard in times of crisis without the consent of a state governor. Well, again, there is an issue here, but the story presented barely touchs on it, as Eisenhower famously federalized the National Guard to allow desegregation of schools in 1957 over the objection of local authorities. Moreover, the President has had the authority since 1807 to use the military to suppress general lawlessness. Again, we've gone over into moonbat territory.
I could go on, but my patience for this annual farce is limited.
02-23-2008, 12:46 PM
From the Web site: ""When a media fails to cover these issues, what else can we call it but censorship?"
Uh, l how about calling it lack of coverage? Or are you guys more interested in sensationalism than accuracy? Oh, wait, I think I can answer that one myself.
02-23-2008, 12:51 PM
Too bad. The concept of rounding up ignored news stories every year is a good one, but methinks the group doing the rounding needs to be a little less silly. Not only are a lot of these stories basically conspiracy theories, but a lot of them, at least the factual parts of them, were pretty heavily reported on. The US gov't use of Blackwater and the Military Commision act were hardly ignored by the media, for example.
02-23-2008, 02:00 PM
Parts of the media covered them more than most. I am not familiar with some of them at all.
02-23-2008, 02:46 PM
The same list was like this last year. Maybe two good stories, and most of the rest moonbat.
02-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Agreed this is a mostly "moonbeam" list. This list also has a strong liberal tilt.
I'd love to see a similar list from a conservative point of view. Any conservadopers have suggestions?
02-23-2008, 04:45 PM
A Mexican Election was stolen? The media didn't censor that, they just stuck it on page B-31 next to the Junior Jumble, along with other "Duh" items.
02-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Is it moonbeam or moonbat?
Is there something there we ought to know about? A moonie thing?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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