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#195086 - 05/10/2007 18:49 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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whereas TT and ACA seem to aim at the lowest common denominators in society and as a result go after the stories that have the best ratings appeal.
Does this mean that the people that enjoy watching it are classed in this category?

There is an interview on the home page of ACA site with Tracey Wickham...most likely about the death of her 19 year old daughter to cancer...
How would you rate a story like this?

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#195087 - 05/10/2007 19:30 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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I rate 60 minutes similar to ACA and TT, pure tabloid journalism and never let the facts get in the way of a good story....60 minutes used to be a good show, not any more...

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#195088 - 05/10/2007 20:06 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Agree with RC. 60 minutes, TT and ACA are tabloid trash, appealing to base emotions, twisting things blatantly to suit the slant they're putting on the story. it's pure opinion. They love to go for dripping sentimentalism, or to make their audience angry about something (usually someONE). It's demagoguery, swaying the mob and controlling them.

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#195089 - 05/10/2007 20:14 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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So the story on Tracey Wickems daughter was tabloid trash along with the little girl that needed a transplant, not to mention the little girl from Queensland that is missing?
Sorry to say but there are still people out there that like to know about these human interest stories...Because one day it might be one of us.

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#195090 - 05/10/2007 21:03 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Made your emotions swell, did they? Lots of emotional music, and language?

watch ABC's Australian Story sometime, to see how the quality versions are made.

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#195091 - 05/10/2007 21:23 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Originally posted by ant:
Agree with RC. 60 minutes, TT and ACA are tabloid trash, appealing to base emotions, twisting things blatantly to suit the slant they're putting on the story. it's pure opinion. They love to go for dripping sentimentalism, or to make their audience angry about something (usually someONE). It's demagoguery, swaying the mob and controlling them.
The media do all that in everything.

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#195092 - 05/10/2007 21:25 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Originally posted by Yabbra:
Will,
Why do you portray TT and ACA as gutter tv?...Maybe another good topic?

havnt you ever watched ACA or TT
ive you had you would know why its crap

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#195093 - 05/10/2007 22:40 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Originally posted by Yabbra:
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whereas TT and ACA seem to aim at the lowest common denominators in society and as a result go after the stories that have the best ratings appeal.
Does this mean that the people that enjoy watching it are classed in this category?

There is an interview on the home page of ACA site with Tracey Wickham...most likely about the death of her 19 year old daughter to cancer...
How would you rate a story like this?
Of course it doesn't! There was actually a decent story on TT tonight about a group of teens from the Melbourne suburbs walking the Kokoda trail. I thought it was quite a good story.

Just because a program is aimed at a particular demographic, it doesn't mean that only that demographic will enjoy it. Children's media is a classic example.

:cheers: Will
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#195094 - 06/10/2007 11:36 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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we have lots of tabloid junk in the states

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#195095 - 06/10/2007 12:17 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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I have to say im sick to death of peoples put downs in this forum, terms like lower demographics, judging people by what tv they watch, ive even heard the term "little people" in the forum! Its amazing how a cut and paste can create the the illusion that one is intelligent!!!!And i can say almost without a shadow of doubt when you walk out of a room full of people eyes will be rolling. What some of you guys dont realise is that your self appointed intelligence real or not,to use to put others down is pathetic, grow up and understand if you want to get anywhere in life its attitude that really counts, and putting others down will never get you anywhere!! I have an uncle who is a professor and he once told me he isnt smart he just has a good memory, dont know if thats true or not and it dosent matter, the point is my opinion of him went up ten fold because of it!! And there are people in here that are "smart" what ever that means, but its how you use it that really counts, cause at the end of the day its all very well to be the smartest on the block, but one day you will turn round and you will be the only one on that lonely block!!! So if you want to be smart "A" and you use it to put everyone else down fine, but at the end of the day you will loose a hell of lot more! Because one thing ive learned over the years is everyone has a little bit of wisdom to offer and its up to you if you want to take advantage of it!!So i say lift your game guys, and it is mostly the "guys that do it. {End rant} Anyway yabbra sorry to hijack your thread and i agree with what you said!!! GO "THE DUMMIES" :evillaugh:
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#195096 - 06/10/2007 13:50 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Originally posted by ant:
Made your emotions swell, did they? Lots of emotional music, and language?

watch ABC's Australian Story sometime, to see how the quality versions are made.
No we're not moved by the death of Tracy Wickhams daughter - the little girl who's missing and the one that needs a transplant - no, all just water off a ducks back. :rolleyes:
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#195097 - 06/10/2007 14:00 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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but give it a week or 2 and you will have forgotten all about what you have seen on ACA.

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#195098 - 06/10/2007 14:12 Re: Animal Rights-Backfire
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Registered: 19/01/2007
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Everyone is moved by these stories but not necessarily moved by how TT and ACA report the stories. IMO ACA is just passable, I much prefer Tracy Grimshaw as a host to Anna Coren, she seems more genuine to me and a better presenter. but TT, to me anyway is very poor journalism and specialises in scare tactics, beatups and emotional manipulation of the viewers, absolutely no offence to others who watch it you are not 'dumb' at all but that's just the way that I see it.

Anwyay this thread isn't about ACA or TT, amazing how these threads go off topic so quickly. Anyway Yabbra, I agree that the animal rights movement in general has gone too far, the anti mulesing campaign which threatened to damage the entire Australian wool industry was fuelled by a hell of a lot of ignorance and self-indulgent behaviour by a vocal minority. These people don't really care about ecology and the environment, it's just considered trendy to be one of these extreme activists. A lot of the members of these animal rights organisations are often mega wealthy celebrities, film stars and the like.

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