Mtl media admitted to be seen by NHL players as "une Joke"/Gong Show/Animals
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04-28-2009, 12:57 PM
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It makes perfect sense, except that it's completely unrealistic.
You can't ask millions of fans of changing their behavior - it won't work for very obvious reasons. Especially when these fans get their information from the same news sources who don't cooperate to tone down their comments.
On the other hand, it is much, much, much more realistic to ask the comparatively much, much, much smaller sport medias to tone down their message. THAT has a real chance to work, because the habs have real, tangible sticks and carrots to dangle in order for such a things to work.
I fully agree with the media having to put down deposist. I wonder what the league (board of governors, Gainey pulls some weight there) would think of that.
The number one rule of problem solving is: the persons responsible to fix the problem must have the capability to do it. The blame can be spread everywhere, but assuming we're past that and we're looking for a solution, it must come from the media. There's simply no other possibilities.
Allow me to finish with a clumsy comparison: the Ruwanda genocide was encouraged, in part, by radio personalities on the ground. These talking heads spread a message of hate for months before the begining of the murders and many were accused of inciting hate and genocide after the facts. Everybody understood that even though they didn't directly participate in the murders, they certainly deserved a fair share of the blame because they do have an important influence on their listeners
I like the analogy, although these talkingheads in Ruwanda were p^robably bought out by big corporations because they wanted to make the region unstable to get its natural resourses. I wouldn't be surprised that some of those talkingheads were actually CIA agents, as they are often put into place as 'journalists'. Its nothing new.
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