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elitfromnorth
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 5:10:09 PM

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Not too long ago one of the football/soccer pundits("experts" sitting in the studio) working for a Norwegian channel had stopped appearing. According to the channel he had "moved on to new and other challenges", which usually implies he got a new job. Matter of fact was, he had fondled his underage niece and got sentenced to prison for 9 months. He pretty much was a celeb, having played on the national team, but since he worked for the media, no mention. If it had been a "regular" celeb they probably would have made it first page.

Another case was a Norwegian journalist that was kidnapped in Afghanistan. Can't remember the details of how he was released, but there was nothing until after his safe release that anything was posted in the media.

This thread is not about molesting or kidnapping, I'm wondering if it's the same way in other countries; that journalists have each other's back, so to speak. Unwritten rule that if something bad happens to a journalist it's not to be spoken of unless everything ends up ok or if the individual decides to go public on his own. It's like there's a different set of rules for the journalists, of what can and can't be mentioned. Everyone that's not a journalist is free game. Is it like that in other countries too?

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principessa
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 6:02:38 PM

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I don't know what to say about the child molester, but the story about the kidnapped journalist was likely kept quiet because of negotiations that were going on to get him released. Most governments say that they will not negotiate with terrorists, but do when they have to, only under the radar or through intermediaries. This is why nothing appears in the media.

The story about the molestation would likely have become public in most countries with a free press. I wonder why it did not happen there. Even if his colleagues did not report it, one would imagine competitors would.

elitfromnorth
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 7:37:51 PM

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principessa wrote:
I don't know what to say about the child molester, but the story about the kidnapped journalist was likely kept quiet because of negotiations that were going on to get him released. Most governments say that they will not negotiate with terrorists, but do when they have to, only under the radar or through intermediaries. This is why nothing appears in the media.

The story about the molestation would likely have become public in most countries with a free press. I wonder why it did not happen there. Even if his colleagues did not report it, one would imagine competitors would.


That's the thing. In other kidnapping events where there have been ongoing negotiations the story will break as soon as some fucktard leaks it to the press. It has happened before, and it will happen again. As for the child molester, a quick google search found several blogs talking about it, but the media was dead silent. All of them. And we do have free press. Hell, the press here is so tabloid that real news stories don't even get mentioned, it's all about the sex scandals.

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adagio_sabadicus
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 4:40:04 PM

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Talking heads (journalists), help stir the pots. There are very few journalists now...they mostly read from a prompt.
MadMartigan
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 7:39:48 PM

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adagio wrote:
Talking heads (journalists), help stir the pots. There are very few journalists now...they mostly read from a prompt.


You are confusing pundits with actual journalists. Many of whom are international corespondents who put their lives on the line daily to get out factual information.

The US media enterprise has given journalists a bad rap. Part of that is due to the virtual monopoly on who owns the media in the first place.

As for journos protecting journos, yea. That is a factual thing.

As for the child molester, well, that seems more about a media outlet protecting its name than just protecting a former employee.

As for the kidnapping, yea. Reporters know how that shit goes down and how information can send things to hell in a hand basket. They (we) are very much aware of that fact.

It also helps when you have experience with what has happened in the past with kidnapped journalists. Admitting you're a reporter in a foreign country during times or war or civil unrest can lead to some truly...well, ugly things happened to the reporter in question.
jeremiahbull
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:41:55 PM

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Adagio and Mad are both correct in my view. There are real journalists who are to be respected but very very few. The quality of journalism (at least in the US) is abysmal. Half of my high school English class in the 1960s could do better.
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