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General subject of the "Paranormal" pushed aside?


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HorrorHiro   posted:4/24/2011 4:30:53 PM  (Reply)
 Does anyone else think that the general subject of the paranormal has been overwhelmed for the most part, partly or mainly due to mainstream media? I'm not ncessecarily calling out andone or anything specifly (like Paranormal Activity or Ghost Hunters) just generally speaking because not to many people think of the paranormal outside the realm of fiction or ghosts, poltregeists, hauntings and things of that nature. And if its not that its usually other rather mainstream toics such as Area 51 and Rosswell. Rarely does the topic of the paranormal involve anything like Cryptozoology or just the unknown in general. Maybe it's just me, but theres just not much new media aout the topic itself, more so about small parts of the subject.
f1refly   posted:4/24/2011 6:18:57 PM  (Reply)
Ratings. Media needs those everyone loves a good mystery = desire to fullfill. If its "unkown" then what more can anyone really say about it?
HorrorHiro   posted:4/24/2011 7:13:12 PM  (Reply)

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f1refly  posted:4/24/2011 6:18:57 PM  (Reply)
Ratings. Media needs those everyone loves a good mystery = desire to fullfill. If its "unkown" then what more can anyone really say about it?
 I was trying to emphasize more so that the media is centered around a part of the paranormal subject. i.e shows like Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State. shows that are entirely based around commmon beleifes of ghosts and hauntings. Ther aren't many shows that at least try to cover the entire spectrum of the subject. Such as Lost Tapes I fell in love with that show for a lot of reasons, mainly because it wasn't just the same old "a good mystery = desire to fullfill" type show. Because every episode it was something new something different. Basically I'm trying to say that I personally would like it if more of the media thats rated adn classified as "paranormal" had more variety...
tapuout4985   posted:4/25/2011 12:18:48 AM  (Reply)
I think your right about that.  There is a lot of paranormal phenomena that just doesn't have the ratings pull that ghosts do.  I like Fact or Faked because they investigate a variety of situations, and I like that they all get really excited over paranormal events but still put forth a good effort to weed out the hoaxes.  
Joshy Unbound   posted:4/25/2011 6:09:27 AM  (Reply)
I would have to agree. Most media outlets are utilized more for right-wing propaganda than anything else. After the bevy of proof exposing Fox News as little more than an extension of Project Mockingbird, I am shocked people even continue to watch it. Never underestimate the stupidity of the "general public." And what about a "left-wing media?" Oh, forget about it!!! There's no such thing. The very term was coined by Rush Limbaugh when his drug abuse was finally revealed. And when that man says something it is either some nasty bigoted remark or a flat-out lie!Anyways...Rarely do I see an interesting non-mainstream story presented in the conventional media and usually when it is it is openly ridiculed. I did, however, once see Lloyd Pye get a respectable interview in regards to his Star Child and bigfoot research. He's such an intelligent and down-to-earth guy that presents simple logic to back up his beliefs that it would be hard for a reporter to be rude to him without looking like a total jerk (not that the Fox Family cares if they do or not). 
spiritech0   posted:4/25/2011 10:21:40 AM  (Reply)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/17/gagging-order-journalists-jail This could possibly maybe perhaps kind of give a clue to the NorthEastWestSouth protocol on all things "paranormal".Also, there was that blahblah reported over a year ago by the major news networks that they don't have to report the truth.
spiritech0   posted:4/25/2011 10:24:55 AM  (Reply)
Also, watch that flicker rate.  (no pun intended)http://www.thehindu.com/health/medicine-and-research/article1602180.ece
godlypunk   posted:4/25/2011 7:23:44 PM  (Reply)

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Joshy Unbound  posted:4/25/2011 6:09:27 AM  (Reply)
I would have to agree. Most media outlets are utilized more for right-wing propaganda than anything else. After the bevy of proof exposing Fox News as little more than an extension of Project Mockingbird, I am shocked people even continue to watch it. Never underestimate the stupidity of the "general public." And what about a "left-wing media?" Oh, forget about it!!! There's no such thing. The very term was coined by Rush Limbaugh when his drug abuse was finally revealed. And when that man says something it is either some nasty bigoted remark or a flat-out lie!Anyways...Rarely do I see an interesting non-mainstream story presented in the conventional media and usually when it is it is openly ridiculed. I did, however, once see Lloyd Pye get a respectable interview in regards to his Star Child and bigfoot research. He's such an intelligent and down-to-earth guy that presents simple logic to back up his beliefs that it would be hard for a reporter to be rude to him without looking like a total jerk (not that the Fox Family cares if they do or not). 
I was home sick today and saw what there was to watch on the tube.....Yeah, if this is what "draws" people (Jerry Springer - "who's the father of the baby") then we are in more trouble than I thought. With this kind of mentality, it is no wonder people still support Fox News or rush to throw their chips into the Tea Party pot.I have been finding some interesting programs on the net though. I saw something on Enterprise Mission a while back regarding the mass of ancient cities being discovered under the sea. One of the better programs I've seen in a while. GP
JamieB   posted:5/4/2011 11:05:49 PM  (Reply)
I think its a ratings thing, ghosts and aliens are more interesting in the publics imagination than crytozoology. Cant think a film about the beast of bodmin moor would be that interesting compared to independence day or its like.
spiritech0   posted:5/5/2011 10:34:48 AM  (Reply)
Yeah, Chewbacca had his time.... Thank you for notice of the legend, JamieB.  I'd never heard of this creature and a film showcasing this "cryptid" would be a good thing.
wavygravy7   posted:5/6/2011 9:55:22 AM  (Reply)
Ghost Hunters is soooo lame.Im a huge paranormal fan but i yawn at most of the paranormal shows on TV.


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