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Has anyone noticed how totally inconsistent the media reporting is in this country?

On the headlines for today on this site- report from sky news saying that jobless figures have fallen yet the beeb has reported them as having risen and being at their highest for 4 years- WTF?

Same thing seems to happen with house price articles aswell- just dont really understand how the articles can spin the news so much that they get totally different stories? :unsure:

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Has anyone noticed how totally inconsistent the media reporting is in this country?

On the headlines for today on this site- report from sky news saying that jobless figures have fallen yet the beeb has reported them as having risen and being at their highest for 4 years- WTF?

Same thing seems to happen with house price articles aswell- just dont really understand how the articles can spin the news so much that they get totally different stories? :unsure:

I have noticed today that the BBC also did two completely inconsistent news articles on homelessness

Since 1976 the number of families in temporary housing has risen from 6,400 to more than 100,000

This contrasts to another report saying that the number of families in temporary accommodation had fallen again when these numbers are clearly rising.

I think this inconsistency is basically down to press releases - as an example On Monday the government issues a press release saying homelessness is at the lowest levels ever recorded and an article goes out accordingly then on Friday the homeless charity Shelter issue a press release saying that record numbers of people are homeless and detailing the appalling living conditions of children in homeless families and an article goes out accordingly. Sometimes there will be a quick quote at the end of the article from someone you would obviously expect to have an opposing opinion but that's it. So basically, make something up, stick it in a press release and hey presto! You have just created one of tomorrow's headlines! <_<

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Has anyone noticed how totally inconsistent the media reporting is in this country?

On the headlines for today on this site- report from sky news saying that jobless figures have fallen yet the beeb has reported them as having risen and being at their highest for 4 years- WTF?

Same thing seems to happen with house price articles aswell- just dont really understand how the articles can spin the news so much that they get totally different stories? :unsure:

Sometimes I just think it is part of the Huxleyan move towards swamping us in a sea of information to the point where we are paralysed by it...Huxley was not scared that the truth would be hidden from us, rather he was scared that the truth would be lost amongst a sea of irrelevance (soaps, celeb-worship) and conflicting opinions (job figures...up, down, sideways? All opinions are equally true at the same time...apparently).

Think of it as a post-modern mind-****** to strip you of your ability or confidence to find out the truth.

That is why communist/socialists (i.e. Grauniad-reading apparatchiks) LOVE post-modernism so much - it preaches 'no single reality'...'all perspectives equally valid'. This doublethink style nonsense allows them to lie and deceive all the more easily.

Wow I sound paranoid! :lol:

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I think this inconsistency is basically down to press releases - as an example On Monday the government issues a press release saying homelessness is at the lowest levels ever recorded and an article goes out accordingly then on Friday the homeless charity Shelter issue a press release saying that record numbers of people are homeless and detailing the appalling living conditions of children in homeless families and an article goes out accordingly. Sometimes there will be a quick quote at the end of the article from someone you would obviously expect to have an opposing opinion but that's it. So basically, make something up, stick it in a press release and hey presto! You have just created one of tomorrow's headlines! <_<

And that is exactly how it's done in these days of rolling news. It's as simple as that.

That is why communist/socialists (i.e. Grauniad-reading apparatchiks) LOVE post-modernism so much - it preaches 'no single reality'...'all perspectives equally valid'. This doublethink style nonsense allows them to lie and deceive all the more easily.

Wow I sound paranoid! :lol:

No, not paranoid! I can't stand the multi-reality arguments that some still cling to despite evidence and fact. I completely agree that it leads to more lies and deception and a total reluctance to accept any form of responsibility.

Now who sounds paranoid! :lol:

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Check this out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/busine...ges/default.stm

Look at the right hand side:

OTHER HOUSING NEWS

Housing market sees higher growth

Housing market 'to slow in 2006'

Equity release plans criticised

House prices 'to rise 3% in 2006'

Mortgage lending picks up again

Lenders join shared equity scheme

So I guess house prices are to rise and fall at the same time.

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Same thing seems to happen with house price articles aswell- just dont really understand how the articles can spin the news so much that they get totally different stories? :unsure:

People have short memories and fail to see blatant internal contradictions, e.g. :-

"100th valiant soldier killed in Iraq selflessly serving the cause of democracy"

Then 10 days pass :-

"Soldiers beat detainees, a disgrace to the nation, the British Army are savage beasts and should be brought home"

Edited by BuyingBear

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Check this out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/busine...ges/default.stm

Look at the right hand side:

OTHER HOUSING NEWS

Housing market sees higher growth

Housing market 'to slow in 2006'

Equity release plans criticised

House prices 'to rise 3% in 2006'

Mortgage lending picks up again

Lenders join shared equity scheme

So I guess house prices are to rise and fall at the same time.

Base of said link - 2 million face housing woe.

'More than two million people with endowment mortgages are facing a shortfall, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) says.'

So there's a bunch of houses that either aren't paid for when they should be or owners have no windfall to plough back into the consumer economy.

Lucky the bankers have all that cash to keep the economy going. :angry:

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I have noticed today that the BBC also did two completely inconsistent news articles on homelessness

Since 1976 the number of families in temporary housing has risen from 6,400 to more than 100,000

This contrasts to another report saying that the number of families in temporary accommodation had fallen again when these numbers are clearly rising.

I think this inconsistency is basically down to press releases - as an example On Monday the government issues a press release saying homelessness is at the lowest levels ever recorded and an article goes out accordingly then on Friday the homeless charity Shelter issue a press release saying that record numbers of people are homeless and detailing the appalling living conditions of children in homeless families and an article goes out accordingly. Sometimes there will be a quick quote at the end of the article from someone you would obviously expect to have an opposing opinion but that's it. So basically, make something up, stick it in a press release and hey presto! You have just created one of tomorrow's headlines! <_<

I think they are counting some New Builds as temporary accomodation now because the quality is so bad they are not going to last that long.

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I think they are counting some New Builds as temporary accomodation now because the quality is so bad they are not going to last that long.

1st April 2053

Re: Mortgage Arrears and Default

Dear Halifax,

I'm afraid I'm unable to make good on my 50 year mortgage on my Redrow Debut home, originally taken out on 10th February 2006.

The 'house' in question was blown down in 2023 after the visting deputy Prime Minister broke wind most fiercely in an adjacent building, you may remember this event, a number of members of the press and 'first-time buyers' (a quaint term I know) were savagely cut down in their prime and many others were left deafened and disorientated. The affects were intensely felt through the entire south of England.

After this epoch I have since been living in my neighbours dog kennel, which I find to be much more spacious and luxurious. I fear your letters have been misdirected to the former derelict wreck over the last 30 years, this explains why the outstanding balance is now £1,230,310.21 when taking into account 47 years of interest and fees.

As I am now 83 I fear I may not be able to fulfil these obligations as I already work 59 hours per week in order to pay for my gas bill and TV licence. However as property always goes up in value I am sure the still smoking shell of a building will more than cover this amount.

Yours faithfully.

Hugh Jass.

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Sometimes I just think it is part of the Huxleyan move towards swamping us in a sea of information to the point where we are paralysed by it...Huxley was not scared that the truth would be hidden from us, rather he was scared that the truth would be lost amongst a sea of irrelevance (soaps, celeb-worship) and conflicting opinions (job figures...up, down, sideways? All opinions are equally true at the same time...apparently).

Think of it as a post-modern mind-****** to strip you of your ability or confidence to find out the truth.

That is why communist/socialists (i.e. Grauniad-reading apparatchiks) LOVE post-modernism so much - it preaches 'no single reality'...'all perspectives equally valid'. This doublethink style nonsense allows them to lie and deceive all the more easily.

Wow I sound paranoid! :lol:

It's funny how the Grauniad-reading landlords share with the Telegraph-reading landlords a distinct lack of post-modernism when it comes to accepting rent payments. My interpretation of the 12-month rent agreement at £1000 p.m. as being satisfied with a £100.00 monthly payment somehow isn't as 'equally valid' as my landlord's interpretation of the same contract.

The contradictions are as much the product of laziness as anything else. Journalists & editors need copy; they get bombarded by press releases daily, and write up whatever's easiest to write up and happens to cross their desk. Hence much of the Huxley sea of information & disinformation. Never underestimate the role of laziness in shaping the news that you read & hear.

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No, because I only look for the 'spring bounce predicted', 'UK house prices rise at fastest past in since November' type of news. ;)

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