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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2007 07:04      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On the one hand, my gut instinct is to say that eliminating the news coverage on any topic is a bad thing... but on the other, does anyone really need to hear anything else about Paris Hilton?

Paris Hilton and news censorship

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2007 07:27      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is not censorship. News organisations every day choose to go woth one story and not anouther. Sometimes to the detriment of people like the citizens of Rwanda. Choosing not to do stories on PH is smart, not censorship. Now if the government says that any news organisation that covers PH may not attend a presidential press conference. That is censorship.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2007 07:35      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
From the article:
editors asked our Puerto Rico bureau not to write about her

I'll grant that it's not censorship by the government but in what way is that not censorship, even if it's done with a please and a thank you and on such a worthless news item?

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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2007 10:33      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Could it be considered censorship if they ignored something that wasn't really newsworthy to begin with?

Besides, it was, as they stated, an "experiment," which seems interesting enough to be worth trying, anyway.

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Icon 1 posted March 04, 2007 18:53      Profile for JulioC     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Paris Hilton is news?

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Icon 1 posted March 07, 2007 11:45      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That might be the first time I support censorship. [Big Grin]

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