DCC Archive Dylan's Hurricane

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  1. Unknown

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  2. jligon

    jligon Active Member

    Peoria, IL
    I thought many of his arguments were ridiculous.
    "If Dylan had adhered to the standards of ethics and accuracy that are followed by good newspaper reporters, this would be a much different song."
    That's right. It's a song.
    Also, isn't good newspaper reporter an oxymoron?
  3. Alan T

    Alan T Active Member

    When Dylan performed Hurricane on the PBS "Tribute to John Hammond" his lawyers requested he change some of the lyrics to the song. Dylan redubbed portions and far off camera shots were used to hide the edits.
  4. Unknown

    Unknown Guest Thread Starter

    Great song. Also one of my favorite Dylan Albums.

    Too bad the movie stunk....
  5. JPartyka

    JPartyka I Got a Home on High

    No. This is highly insulting, as I used to be a newspaper reporter, and my wife is one as well ...

    There are plenty of excellent journalists out there.
  6. Jim Ricketts

    Jim Ricketts Active Member

    Freedom, USA
    "Also, isn't good newspaper reporter an oxymoron?"

    That's so funny...and true. Have you read Bernard Goldberg's (25 year CBS award winning reporter) best-selling new book "Bias" that finally exposes the left bias in media? Devastating!
  7. Matt

    Matt New Member

    There are bad newsmen out there, but don't fall in that ridiculous political cliche of "beware the media." First of all, look at the Wall Street Journal, or the Chicago Tribune, or better yet, FOX News. Not exactly a bunch of 'pinkos.'

    Second, I don't mind a slight bias from the left or right; the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are damn good papers who make convincing arguments on both sides. What IS disturbing is the sensationalism and dumbing down of the news in the last two decades. First USA Today (wow. What interesting, useless polls and statistics.) got the ball rolling. Then, look at CNN and then Fox News, or just about anything owned by Rupert Murdoch. (When Royko jumped over to the Tribune from the Sun-Times, it was because of Murdoch). Everything is packaged like product. The worst reporting I saw on Sept. 11 happened when one of these guys (I think it was O'Reilly, I'm not sure) mentioned how they had such horrific footage of the attack, they couldn't show it. Guess what? As he says this, they broadcast that footage. Afterwards, his surprise was obvious ("Uh, I guess we are going to show it...")

    People bash the media for this and that, but honestly, the public's creating the monster. USA Today is the best selling paper of all-time, and for more than a year, Fox News has become the most popular over other networks like NBC (who pretty much became number one with dumb newsmagazine shows).
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