Corporate media circus freak side show

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Corporate media circus freak side show

Ok I've been enduring this corporate media circus freak side show with Justin Trudeau as it's center piece for far too long now! Time to start a thread. Just thought it would be a good idea for a specific thread to share links and comments about this tired worn out corporate propaganda dressed up as a whimsical side show about our alleged cute and funny prime minister. Diverting attention away from serious concerns that Canadians have and expect our leaders to address!

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I guess this is what matters to Canadians, according to the corporate media circus freak side show!

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&u...

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Now this clip is edited somewhat and tried to find the full one but couldn't. The original shows Justin walking down the hall and straight up to the mike! Keep in mind, this was durring the week of Quebec bill 62!

http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/18/justin-trudeau-crying-gord-downie-death/

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I guess this is what matters to Canadians, according to the corporate media circus freak side show!

Indeed!  A more principled, and less indentured-to-the-Liberals media would have pointed out the blatant patriarchal narrative of dressing as "superMAN", not to mention the inherent dishonesty of pretending to be some fictitious "Clark Kent" -- an "honest" journalist, no less!!!!!!

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Ya clearly you seem to be very comfortable with the lack of intelect and serious nature weighted with being the PM of Canada.

Who cares about NAFTA and supreme court cases and whatever serious issues that Canada faces everyday? Lets dress up and make believe. Why was Justin in Parliament that day for? Was there a vote? What was the vote about? what was discussed? I know I know, lighten up, stop being so serious and cut the guy a break and let him have fun while he makes 300K+ a year at our expense.

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Ya clearly you seem to be very comfortable with the lack of intelect and serious nature weighted with being the PM of Canada.

At any rate, I'm comfortable with the idea that on Hallowe'en, you can dress up in a costume.

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Who cares about NAFTA and supreme court cases and whatever serious issues that Canada faces everyday?

So you're saying this was THE ONLY news story yesterday?  Or what?

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According to the corporate media it was the MOST important one that should front internet headlines yes that’s obvious. Further solidifying the corporate media circus freak aura surrounding Justin. 

Justin has become quite savvy in feeding the freak show persona. I wonder what his publicists are dreaming up for him next? He actually kind or reminds me of Madonna of say 25 years ago or so or Cher during one of her peaks of popularity in pop culture. Always trying to reinvent themselves and catch the attention of media to maintain their popularity. 

 

voice of the damned

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Diverting attention away from serious concerns that Canadians have and expect our leaders to address!

Well, if Canadians really have these serious concerns and expect their leaders to address them, how is it that their attention can be so easily diverted by a photo of Justin Trudeau in a Clark Kent suit?

 

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voice of the damned wrote:

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Diverting attention away from serious concerns that Canadians have and expect our leaders to address!

Well, if Canadians really have these serious concerns and expect their leaders to address them, how is it that their attention can be so easily diverted by a photo of Justin Trudeau in a Clark Kent suit?

 

As long as the US is worst off than Canada, don't expect a large chunck of Canadian voters to set the bar too high for Justin. If Justin stays firm on his diet and keeps his body slim and trim for those photo shoots, listens to the advise of his publicists, he should do fine in the "sucking the oxygen out of the room" category.

But that doesn't really answer your question does it? Well this thread is under the media heading and is titled appropriately. Maybe the answer you seek has something to do with the corporate media?

voice of the damned

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voice of the damned wrote:

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Diverting attention away from serious concerns that Canadians have and expect our leaders to address!

Well, if Canadians really have these serious concerns and expect their leaders to address them, how is it that their attention can be so easily diverted by a photo of Justin Trudeau in a Clark Kent suit?

 

As long as the US is worst off than Canada, don't expect a large chunck of Canadian voters to set the bar too high for Justin. If Justin stays firm on his diet and keeps his body slim and trim for those photo shoots, listens to the advise of his publicists, he should do fine in the "sucking the oxygen out of the room" category.

But that doesn't really answer your question does it? Well this thread is under the media heading and is titled appropriately. Maybe the answer you seek has something to do with the corporate media?

Actually, it does answer my question: A lot of Canadians care more about comparing themselves flatteringly to the Yanks, and/or seeing Justin photographed in cute poses, than they do about addressing deep-seated socioeconomic issues.

Now, I gather that you think that's all the fault of the media, but I'm not convinced. It could just be that most Canadians are not directly faced with any serious degree of material hardship(in other words, the deep-seated socioeconomic issues aren't affecting them), and therefore don't really view themselves as having much interest in any radical changes to the status quo. So, having a leader who looks good against Trump, while not substantially pushing the country back into the Dark Ages, is pretty much all they ask for.

At worst, the media might be accused of pandering to this complacency, but that's not the same thing as saying that they're creating it.

 

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Oh don't get me wrong, there are very many Canadians very concerned with the affairs of this country and do not suck up the corporate media at every turn. I'm only talking about 10-20% of actual voters who believe the corporate media BS. Now that number I threw out there does have a wide range, and I did so because I strongly believe the corporate media, with Justin playing the role to a "T" has pushed it to the higher range.

And then there's the reverse/negative actions or inactions of the corporate media. There lack of focus and indepth coverage of serious issues!!! This is a little more harder to prove for obvious reasons.

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Well, what issues do you think the media should be covering, but are not?

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Corporate media has turned into the National Enquirer. This is why fewer and fewer people bother watching or reading it. That in turn has caused the media to focus even more heavily on click-bait. Mulcair dressed up as Angry Bird for a reason. I don't fault him for it. For us to focus on the click bait plays into the hands of power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freak_show

The showmen and promoters exhibited all types of freaks. People who appeared non-white or who had a disability were often exhibited as unknown races and cultures. These “unknown” races and disabled whites were advertised as being undiscovered humans to attract viewers.[6] For example, those with microcephaly, a condition linked to mental retardation and characterized by a very small, pointed head and small overall structure, were considered or characterized as “missing links” or as atavistic specimens of an extinct race. Hypopituitary dwarfs who tend to be well proportioned and physically attractive, were advertised as lofty. Achondroplastic dwarfs, whose head and limbs tend to be out of proportion to their trunks, were characterized as exotic mode. Those who were armless, legless, or limbless were also characterized in the exotic mode as animal-people, such as “The Snake-Man”, and “The Seal man”.[7]

I don't see how this is any better than calling him a retard.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=circus+freak&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&s...

 

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Well, what issues do you think the media should be covering, but are not?

corporate tax rates! Failed corporate responsibility! Right off the top of my head. Poverty reduction policies. There are a number of issues. I’m sure other posters on babble, with their experiences can add way way more than I can to the list you’re asking about!

JKR

In the 2015 election the Conservatives were endorsed by most of the majour newspapers in Canada, namely the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Sun,  Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and the Winnipeg Sun. The Liberals were endorsed by the Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator. No majour newspaper endorsed the NDP. McLeans endorsed both the Conservatives and Liberals. Judging by the 2015 election and previous elections, the "corporate media circus" will again mostly support the Conservatives in 2019.

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Ahh good old pop culture steering the world from the brink of disaster.  Thank you corporate media for opening my eyes!

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/justin-trudeau-appears-on-latest-cover-of-rolling-stone-magazine-1.3519521

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Looks like Justin knows what side of his bread is buttered on. Maybe Justin is a little worried that China didn't play his selfie playboy celebrity game of self indulgence, and since the media for the last couple few weeks hasn't been posting enough Trudeau selfies, he felt he better prop up the corporate media circus freek show ring leaders!

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/trudeau-leaves-china-with-a-d...

I love it how the globe uses stock studio/staged photos of Justin to dress up their articles!

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Security guard attempts to block photographer

Looks like this picture slipped through the fingers of the corporate media circus freek show ring leaders. Ouch!

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I’ve also noticed that in China, the media is kept back a further distance when taking pictures. I’m sure this must have infuriated Justin’s publicists.  This latest Justin fashion model shoot turned out to be a real bust. I guess this is why his promoters switched the focus to actual substance for his tour. But the Chinese media, having no affiliation with western corporate media circus freek side shows had a real easy turkey shoot ripping apart Justin’s demands to interfere with the sovereignty of China. 

I wonder how Justin’s promoters will reinvent and market him now?

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I’ve also noticed that in China, the media is kept back a further distance when taking pictures.

I guess that's one way to describe Chinese media.

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I’ve also noticed that in China, the media is kept back a further distance when taking pictures.

I guess that's one way to describe Chinese media.

please clarify what you mean. Are you referring to the photography from media? The distance they are permitted to approach? I was describing the physical distance that the media photographers seem to be allowed to approach when taking their pictures. To me I’m guessing it has to do with security.  

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please clarify what you mean. Are you referring to the photography from media? The distance they are permitted to approach?

I guess I was more thinking of the degree to which they're allowed to criticize the government.

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Here’s a link somewhat closer to what I found there  

http://www.inpraiseofchina.com/can-you-criticize-the-chinese-government/

but im getting off topic here