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Media Bias: 2012 World Series. [Oct. 29th, 2012|05:35 pm]
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[Current Location |Detroit, MI, USA]

Much has been made about the triumphant 2012 San Francisco Giants MLB championship, especially of their 'amazing' fans.

Except, they're not.

76 fires were set, 35 arrests were made, and one metro transit bus was burned following the Giants Series win.

However, go back to 1984, when the Tigers won their last World Series. In the wee hours following the Tigers win, a single flabby Detroiter named "Bubba" held a pennant in front of a burning cop car. He became the symbol of everything that is wrong with Detroit, and America.

Stay biased, shitty media. Stay biased.


[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2012-10-30 06:48 am (UTC)
The Vancouver Police continue to arrest, charge and get convictions against idiots who rioted after the Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup almost 15 months ago. The sort of stupid facebook poses like you see above have gotten many people into a lot of trouble.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2012-10-30 07:43 am (UTC)
I personally don't care that much if people get rambunctious after a big event, so long as the damage isn't permanent (fires, overturning vehicles) and more of the fixable kind (temporary paint, et cetera). Definitely, I could care less about rowdy behavior, so long as nobody is directly messing with me.

But I do care greatly when media gets caught up in a convenient story and ignores consistency. I saw a couple of people comment that Detroit would consider San Francisco's outbursts "amateur hour." Screw that.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2012-10-30 07:49 am (UTC)
My view is, every city is filled with lousy bums who will wreck property and use any excuse to vent their ill moods. Since every city is arguably the same, with regard to crime and bad behavior, then national media reports (like any time something goes wrong in Detroit) are more of an effort to demonize city life (and what it represents, minorities) in general.

I can't properly express how much I enjoy living in a populated area, so I tend to really hate the negative focus on cities. In fact, I can barely tolerate the rural experience.
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