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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #810 on: September 13, 2019, 12:58:38 am »
Also, I refuse to click to verify this, but he's apparently wearing an Iron Cross in his most recent video.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #811 on: September 13, 2019, 01:11:25 am »

Close, but not quite?
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #812 on: September 13, 2019, 02:35:14 am »
That’s MORE than close enough.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #813 on: September 13, 2019, 10:46:45 am »
Yeah, I'd say that's pretty close. Also apparently not his first time wearing it.

For fun, one of the first things that comes up when you search Iron Cross is...the ADL's database of hate symbols.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #814 on: September 13, 2019, 11:00:13 am »
https://twitter.com/cute_lukey/status/1083466656830144512?lang=en

Its the same stupid Hoodie he has been wearing since his trip to japan where he is on video buying it

He literally went on reddit and said "which charity should I give money to" and they posted that, then after the video other people flooded in saying the ADL have the following problems, you should have been more careful choosing a group that persecute palestine bla bla. Should have just gone to oxfam or children in need or something.

His fans fucking around with the charity is definitely the alt-right, but I feel sorry for him for this one, because once again I think he is retarded more than anything else
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #815 on: September 13, 2019, 01:05:31 pm »
I would generally agree with that assessment but that he's so overly solicitous of his alt-right fanbase on so many occasions, time and time again is I think significant.

On the other hand, "attractive to someone who is effectively brain-damaged" sounds about right for the alt-right. After all, Tila Tequila (who literally suffered brain damage during surgery) is a big fan of their ideas. And Hitler.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #816 on: September 13, 2019, 02:46:23 pm »
PewdiePie I don't think is attracted to their ideas though, he is attracted to their clicks, their subs and the attention that brings. He is a complete narcissist who plays down how much his view and sub count means to him but then will go out of his way to farm drama (from other youtubers as well as controversy).
That said he comes across as genuinely horrified at being invoked at the Christchurch shooting and stopped the "subscribe to pewdiepie" meme
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #817 on: September 13, 2019, 04:30:18 pm »

That said he comes across as genuinely horrified at being invoked at the Christchurch shooting and stopped the "subscribe to pewdiepie" meme

I don't think he actually cared at all.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #818 on: September 14, 2019, 03:18:47 am »

That said he comes across as genuinely horrified at being invoked at the Christchurch shooting and stopped the "subscribe to pewdiepie" meme

I don't think he actually cared at all.

Pretty sure he cared a lot about the possible loss of revenue.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #819 on: September 14, 2019, 03:20:49 am »
The thing is that runs directly counter to what training and their editors tell them to do.

Journalists are told they need to create a narrative out of events, because if they just deliver facts, or even deliver a boring but factual analysis, people don't like it.

There needs to be some kind of regulation on this. Like a law saying that if they create a narrative they wouldn't be legally allowed to call it news without also having a big disclaimer informing the viewer that it's a bunch of bullshit

Fox found the loophole decades ago. It's "entertainment" not news. That's part of the reason they can spout nonsense and not get sued every half hour.
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