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    Question "You have just been watching..." Who exactly?

    Should announcers, presenters, reporters and TV programme hosts in general (and on a less specific, macro-size level, even Broadcatting Companies and their respective typical channels) be required to give a synoptic account of what they believe in, religiously, politically, what organisations they are personally affiliated with, what their sexual orientation is, and any criminal history that may be on record against them? I know that these facets of accountability are barely avoidable, almost inescapable, when we have such services as the Press, OFCOM, and open internet information services like YouTube and WikiLeaks, to say the least.
    But what of you, the Viewer, who hasn't the time to trawl through the virtual, simulated "public records office" on your computer or to regard the credibility of such exposes in our less-than-savoury, dubiously self-justifying newspapers of the day, especially the tabloids, and sometimes broadsheets like The "homo-sympathetic" Guardian, for example?
    What of the knowledge you lack about those meteorologically motormouthed minstrels who strut their stuff, like the walk-on part in an RSC production, in front of those sponsored, funded, donated? new computerised state-of-the-art swanky Weather Maps that fascinate the more observant of us today?
    What of the fleshy female legs splayed in all their user-friendliness across a newly-refurbished, modernised newsdesk in which even the refection of their backside can be easily discerned upon its impeccably polished surface? What of the secrets that are told and acted out over those desks when the lights go off and the aftershow parties that come round from time to time to raise employee morale are underway? When the corks fly and the champagne bubbles and froths over at such times?
    What, suppose, if a certain, well-known female weather-reporter became so famous in her own right as to be on a par with the Oracle at Delphi and had a programme all of her own given to her with which to seduce her growing army of admirers, on TV Chanel No.5, for instance? What then?
    What, my friends and sympathisers, if you didn't know that the goddesses with their icy smiles and sometime proudly pregnant abdomens, the besuited woollybacks (well, they nearly always are unless you live in Manchester or London, aren't they?) with their flecks of grey hair just to grace them with an apparent air of conventional and complementary, unquestionable wisdom, were secretly the Satanists, racist BNP-supporters, Illuminati paedos, Church of Scientology members, and Gadd knows what else, that you and I so abhor with fear and loathing, and yet were kept totally unaware of these facts, because the people whose profiles we are now considering were never made to declare them? What does that say about the Information Age? And who you might be regarding and giving audience to every time you flick on the Box? Have they indeed got anything at all to hide?
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    Re: "You have just been watching..." Who exactly?

    I'm sorry...your point is?

    If the idea is that we should know everything about any newsreader, presenter, TV personality etc in order to decide whether or not to believe what they say, then I disagree. Most of the time they're just reading someone elses words anyway. Otherwise, I have little idea of what you're on about.

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    Re: "You have just been watching..." Who exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by DTE View Post
    I'm sorry...your point is?

    If the idea is that we should know everything about any newsreader, presenter, TV personality etc in order to decide whether or not to believe what they say, then I disagree. Most of the time they're just reading someone elses words anyway. Otherwise, I have little idea of what you're on about.

    I thought "homo-sympathetic" was a particularly sincere primitive humanoid
    Taking your last point first, "homo-sympathiser" is a phrase I utilise for the purpose of defining those who are the diametric opposite of "homophobic", which, while I do not differentiate between gays and straights as socially acceptable human beings with equal civil rights in respect of other things besides their practices, The Guardian newspaper is in an abnormal measure when it sidles up the trouser leg of such a person as a homosexual while forgetting the other side in its inclinations and gravitational leanings which concerns the heterosexual.
    As for newsreaders 'reciting the script', as it were, I think their powers of improvisation and their relaxed methodical 'personal touch' when they now 'do the news' as it were, are deserving of something akin to a thespian award like a BAFTA, something I believe they are possibly secretly bowling for betimes.
    I think we have a right to know who we are listening to and looking at because for all we know it could be the Antichrist; or a Martian who just this last week has been experimenting on your pet dog. If you were a Tory, would you feel more comfortable or less so knowing the newsreader's political stance when for all you knew he could be a Communist?
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    Re: "You have just been watching..." Who exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by DTE View Post
    I'm sorry...your point is?
    Apology for your lack of cognizance to my plight gracefully accepted...for the time being.
    If the idea is that we should know everything about any newsreader, presenter, TV personality etc in order to decide whether or not to believe what they say, then I disagree. Most of the time they're just reading someone elses words anyway. Otherwise, I have little idea of what you're on about.
    It is not just what they are saying; it is who lies behind the mask of respectability that is saying it. As for exposing the ideologies of people, that is something that these people and especially those hypocritical pigs the paparazzi do to others all the time in the name of reportage, so why not them in the name of reportage? Their profiles are just as prominent. I'd particularly like to see this done to newshounds and columnists, like the ones who persecuted Lady Diana and Britney Spears.
    I thought "homo-sympathetic" was a particularly sincere primitive humanoid
    No, you are probably thinking of the more modern homo erectus and homo sapiens, a level to which the majority of the human race hasn't yet reached in my opinion.
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