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Old 03-09-2019, 10:10 AM   #10951
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This is great.

This sort of challenge by British journalists is fairly common. Why dont American journalists ever do similar?
The short answer is that many American journalists aren't so much journalists. They are "personalities". For many years its been a blurry line between news and entertainment. I've never been comfortable seeing the same guy who portrays the news anchor at night baking brownies on the Today Show in the morning. Real journalists wouldn't have time for such nonsense.

That said, I believe things are changing for the better in that regard. Pretty faces who are lightweights when it comes to interviews or moderating roundtables are slowly being phased out, though there are a few still around (see Brooke Baldwin). My hope is that tv news executives will eventually realize that you need more than good looks to command an audience in the days ahead.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #10952
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That's a little regional humor for you Michiganders out there.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:28 AM   #10953
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There seems to be something going on with the border apprehension statistics. I saw a FB post that 76K people were apprehended in February, so EMERGENCY! Looking at the CBP web site, there's a spike in February:

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration

There is a breakdown by sector of the border here: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/s...-apprehensions

where you can see El Paso and the Rio Grande areas are way up. I wonder if the spike is caused by Nielsjen adding staff or paying overtime to gin up the EMERGENCY!
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:35 AM   #10954
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:53 AM   #10955
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But I think a big difference in TV terms is we have the BBC, which doesn't have to worry about access and stuff because every politician has to go on the BBC
Do they actually have to, or is it just more that the BBC is seen as unimpeachable and no politician could credibly avoid it?

If the latter, I'm curious if you think there's a potential for those norms to be eroded and politicians to start shrugging it off as "fake news" the way the GOP now does with, say, the New York Times.
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:05 AM   #10956
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Do they actually have to, or is it just more that the BBC is seen as unimpeachable and no politician could credibly avoid it?

If the latter, I'm curious if you think there's a potential for those norms to be eroded and politicians to start shrugging it off as "fake news" the way the GOP now does with, say, the New York Times.
The BBC has been biased for like ever, always giving the Torys the edge and avoiding our Welsh, Irish and Scottish party's like the plague.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/...brexit-debate/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ope...um-new-report/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/our...-its-failings/
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:54 AM   #10957
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The "post-Savile" BBC has become beholden to the conservative government.
ITV has always been a joke.
Channel 4 still do good work.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #10958
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Sure a national media can be biased but I think it also provides a leveling force for a country. Our CBC is obviously left leaning but it still provides a national voice, at least to some degree.

I’d be curious to see research if my hypothesis is true.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:21 PM   #10959
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Mmmmm, sacrilicious.

Seriously isn't having someone autograph a Bible in direct conflict with the whole thing about not worshipping false idols? The golden calf and all I think.
Surrounded by false idols and throwing stones from glass houses is how this ends.

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Old 03-09-2019, 12:27 PM   #10960
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The BBC has been biased for like ever, always giving the Torys the edge and avoiding our Welsh, Irish and Scottish party's like the plague.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/...brexit-debate/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ope...um-new-report/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/our...-its-failings/
Even so, I'd take the BBC over American corporate news media in a heartbeat.

I mean there's always BBC Scotland if you want more news specific to Scotland. It's not ideal as tends to be Scottish news from an English perspective at times, meaning that the SNP tends to be pretty aggressively maligned but it is better than nothing.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:29 PM   #10961
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Apprehended means captured. A lot of people don’t know that.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:32 PM   #10962
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i wonder what "Q" people have to say about the sex slavery woman being so close to all the q Heroes. do they think trump was undercover friends with her so he could expose the sex ring, all along?
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:51 PM   #10963
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that's it for the trial where he pled not guilty and got convicted on 8 of 18 looking at 20 years. but he pled guilty in another one in DC where he was caught witness tampering so the judge in that one probably won't say manny led a blameless life at his sentencing.

also there's the possibility that state charges could come later but none yet
but the judge in that trial is the same judge that has allowed roger stone to break his gag order like 5 times including threats and her and witnesses.

my guess is she doesnt think manny is that bad of a dude and besides she wouldnt want to come off as biased or retaliatory so he gets like 47 months concurrent.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:01 PM   #10964
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im responsible for about 2k students a year as a professor (math). The number that manage to get a B despite not attending class regularly is about zero. It’s not that it is impossible, it’s that the people who don’t come to class are highly correlated with not reading, working at all, etc. we have a system that flags non attending students and connects them with advisors etc for a reason. So “possible” but not “usual”
when I was in college plenty of kids never went to class and still passed or even got A/B. and math was one of the best classes for that as it was usually mid term and final. study up a few days before and hope for the best. or even better show up for the TA session just before the test and they tell you pretty much what to study.

anyway, my school was pretty tough but there were some really smart ppl there.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #10965
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I had to take calculus in college and it was legitimately hard. The “professor” barely spoke English and everyone just crammed the last week before the final.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #10966
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Can we get a moratorium on college grade talks?

It's dumb on its own, but it's also inviting everyone that went to college to relay a useless personal anecdote as if it relates to Fordham in the 60s.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:17 PM   #10967
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Uke, are you even paying attention to who’s showing up or does attendance count? My experience with math, comp sci, stats, op management and classes like that is there is always a contingent of people that basically doesn’t show up or listen in lecture and still get As. Some are ringers and some just find the material intuitive.

I was TA for hundreds of students too and sometimes it’s obvious the student never showed up in class because he (almost always he) solved the problem with a method not taught in class.

For people with financial resources, tons and tons of help are available that makes it a lot easier to get a decent grade. It’s a lot easier to get an A- when there is someone telling you exactly what you need to learn for exams and constantly evaluate where you are and what you need to focus on to maximize your grade. I am sure some people in this thread have been offered 100+ per hour to tutor kids. Some people really don’t give a **** about the cost and can get help that’s simply unavailable elsewhere.

And if you’re willing to cheat and got Trump’s resources, I am sure you can hire people to just write A level papers for you.

For the above reasons, I just can’t be sure Trump got a below average GPA at UPenn.

I am just hedging here. I am more than happy to lol if Trump graduated with like 1.5 GPA but I don’t think we should give him credit for earning above average grades.

I think it’s better to just LOL at Trump for failing to crack dean’s list despite resources available to him rather than insist he couldn’t possibly have gotten an above average GPA.

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Old 03-09-2019, 01:21 PM   #10968
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I went to a college once. It was fun.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:30 PM   #10969
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I mean, I participated, but the derail is AIDS. Trump is an idiot, we really don’t need any academic confirmation.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:33 PM   #10970
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I would think that math would be the most likely subject where one would find people who just don't show up and get As.

I'm pretty sure just about everyone on here could do that at some point and the only difference would be how far they could go with that method. Some probably find it too tough some time in high school. Others could make it all the way through college.

There is no subjectivity. There are books and tons of resources that show you how to solve the problems.

Uke's point is that it's not at all impossible, but it doesn't happen that much because the smart kids generally go to class. I'd agree with the first part, but in my admittedly anecdotal experience there were lots of exceptions to the second part. Nevertheless, there is probably a good bit of truth in his observation.

I'd imagine it would be be way harder in something like English literature where the best students probably develop a sense of what the Prof wants to hear by actually going to class. With something like that, the correlation between best students and ones who show up is going to be much stronger than math.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:36 PM   #10971
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i wonder what "Q" people have to say about the sex slavery woman being so close to all the q Heroes. do they think trump was undercover friends with her so he could expose the sex ring, all along?
I mean she probably did the slaving and we'll find out eventually, but CNN article this morning has her saying she got out of the spa business a few years ago and is just a typical pure as driven snow Trumper job creator who is also a victim of the real slavers that corrupted the business she started.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #10972
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I mean she probably did the slaving and we'll find out eventually, but CNN article this morning has her saying she got out of the spa business a few years ago and is just a typical pure as driven snow Trumper job creator who is also a victim of the real slavers that corrupted the business she started.
I think we're also still waiting on actual sex trafficking charges to be brought, as it's apparently not infrequent that FL cops shake down rub and tug joints to arrest sex workers and then say "Sex trafficking!" emptily to gin up sentiment for themselves.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:41 PM   #10973
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I think we're also still waiting on actual sex trafficking charges to be brought, as it's apparently not infrequent that FL cops shake down rub and tug joints to arrest sex workers and then say "Sex trafficking!" emptily to gin up sentiment for themselves.
This is a good point. Sex trafficking is so often used as a excuse to attack and harass consensual sex workers.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:42 PM   #10974
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Even so, I'd take the BBC over American corporate news media in a heartbeat.

I mean there's always BBC Scotland if you want more news specific to Scotland. It's not ideal as tends to be Scottish news from an English perspective at times, meaning that the SNP tends to be pretty aggressively maligned but it is better than nothing.
Agreed....

But as the poster said above the BBC has moved even more right in recent years.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:49 PM   #10975
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Can we get a moratorium on college grade talks?

It's dumb on its own, but it's also inviting everyone that went to college to relay a useless personal anecdote as if it relates to Fordham in the 60s.
every single post from you is whining about the content. first you complained about suzzer, then there was another thing I cant remember, and now this.

I got an idea, stop trying to police the thread and maybe make a post about whatever topic you prefer to talk about.
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