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Subject: The news


Posted by Brazil
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 04:44:41

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How do you people feel about this website posting news about Israel/Palestine? It comes as an unpleasant surprise that a website dedicated to Brazil suddenly has news about the Middle East. does this make any sense to you or is this some editorial mistake?
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 07:42:29

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don't know what news articles you are talking about, but this "magazine" has always been known for it's shodddy writing, design, and execution. It seems to me that most of the articles are poorly written nonsense from over-caffienated ninnies.

If you really want to get upset, take a look at the articles the so called editor)s) chose to publish after Sept. 11 - look at the October and November 2001 issues (click "Back Issues" over there on the left). Seems the nice people at Brazzil dot com think that flying commercial airliners full of fuel into skyscrapers in the middle of the day is somehow a good thing.

From somewhere in New York City, I say "Fuck you, Brazzil dot com!"
RE: The news
Posted by Brazil
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 10:23:19

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Nevermind those articles. But please dont put down the magazine or its editor. They are doing us a service anyways.

Anyways, I'm referring to the article "Itamar mourns its latest victims of terror..." It is posted on the opening page of this site along with the everyday news. This is certainly not the first article of its type.

So why is this website listing Middle Eastern news? I recommend that this "favortism" end because it would stray the magazine away from it's core purpose.

You got it?
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 10:33:52

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I will continue to codemn this piece of crap rag until they publish some sort of explanation for or apology for the articles they published after 9-11.

besides that, the quality of the writing found here really is atrocious, don't you think? I wish someone would come along to replace this useless pile of dung site, and I really wish brazzil.com's advertisers would withdraw their support.

all that aside, the article you mentioned is served up by a news service called moreover.com, which is completely independent of brazzil.com. the articles that appear on that page are the result of a news search for keywords like "brazil" "brazilian" etc. And just like any internet search, sometimes you get some irrelevant hits. That article probably mentions brazil somewhere in it's text, so that's why it appears there.
RE: The news
Posted by Brazil
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 12:49:32

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I totally understand that the article is independent of brazzil.com. Are you sure that the news articles that appear on the front page are a result of keyword search? If you are saying that, that means that noone is actually pasting the link onto the page.

I seriously dont believe that. I would like to think that someone gets these articles and puts on link on the front page themself. That makes sense.
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 14:24:28

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in spite of what you want to believe, it's true - there's no human being creating those links.


it's all automated - what you see is just the result of a keyword search. all the webmaster (in this case, whoever the low-life is that operates brazzil.cum) has to do is go to www.moreover.com, fill in a few forms, and then copy some code to the page that he wants the links to appear on. From then on, it's all automation, baby, all automation...
RE: The news
Posted by Brazil
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 17:25:45

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Well darn
RE: The news
Posted by Rene Hass
On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 11:39:56

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This one goes to PG:

PG, you clearly have only bad remarks on things that are published on Brazzil.com, such as bad quality of the writings. Anyway, it seems to me that you are a frequent reader of things that are published here. If you don't like this webmagazine, why do you come here often to read its articles? It does not make any sense to me.

Rene
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 14:10:38

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you know,I've been wondering the same thing. a love of Brazil and my obsessive curiosity keeps me coming back to this board, I guess. But I hardly ever read the published articles. When a new issue appears, I glance at the subjects and may occaisionally look at one or two of them - but they always disappoint.
RE: The news
Posted by Rene Hass
On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 16:30:43

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Yeah, PG, some articles also disappoint me, like that one back in October or November in which someone wrote a lot of crap about the attack on New York. (I can't recall the name of the article nor who wrote it.) Anyway, you may find lots of crap on paper magazines as well, and sometimes on important magazines such as Times and Newsweek. Especially Newsweek whenever they print something about Brazil. If they guys at Newsweek allow crap, why not the guys at Brazil.com too?

Rene
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 20:37:42

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because at the magazines you mentioned, at least the crap is well written, is organized, is coherent, etc.
RE: The news
Posted by Rene Hass
On Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 13:36:34

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Some of the articles are written by non-native writers. Hence the fact that they come out poorly written.

Rene
RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 20:55:18

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no, not really. it's just bad writing. rambling. poorly constructed. poorly organized. in any language.

of course, you have to give brazzil.com a break - they don't have the budget of a newsweek, or time magazine, etc.


RE: The news, etc.
Posted by Pork_Chop_1
On Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 22:51:10

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Brazil:

The news stories on this site are indeed selected through an automated program search on keywords. The particular article in question on the middle east was probably selected because of the keyword "Itamar". So it was a coincidence.

PG:

I understand your feelings. I too was appaled (sp?) when I read that particular article by this slimeball Diane Rocha. But I also read at least one sympathetic article on this issue at this site. But let me assure you that pond scum of the likes of Ms. Rocha are not found only in Brazil. Even in Canada, the USA closest freind, you will find such loathsome creatures.
A particular example, is a fiend by the name of Sunera Thobani, a tenured proffessor at the University of British Columbia, who wrote a hateful, spiteful, and discusting piece in one of the city's major dailies, with the anticipated backlash. If you were to do a search of her name, I think you will probably come across this article. But I warn you, it is guaranteed to make you PUKE!

Scumbags like Diane Rocha are not really a surprise to me. There are a whole group of these snakes worldwide. They are usually politically left-leaning, and all share a hatred of the US, and envy its success. Fuck em! They're hacks who will never amount to much.

The thing is that if Brazzil mag were to publish only articles of one POV, then they would rightly be accused of bias and favoutism. And that would only give these shitbags more credence in their whining of victimhood. So I say let them spew forth their verbal diarrhea; they only show their utter moral rot by their words anyway, and thereby expose themselves for the pond slime that they are.

RE: The news
Posted by PG
On Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 22:01:42

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well, of course there are numerous points of view about September 11, it's causes, etc. Not all of them support the USA. That's fine, and I may even agree with some of them.

Still, I don't think the editor of Brazil dot com can convincingly claim that his motivation for publishing the vile filth he published in October as simply an offering of alternative points of view.

While the towers were still a smoldering and sickening and burning pile of ruble, while rescue workers were finding dozens of bodies daily, bits of bodies really, while 90 percent of the world were united in shock, horror, morning, while little kids sent drawings of hero firefighers by the thousands to NYC, while I was still trying to deal with the loss of a good friend, and others I know were dealing with the loss of literally dozens of coworkers, he chose to print, if memory serves me correctly, three separate articles that had one maddening point - America, you got what you deserve!

Based on the content of that issue, one can only assume that the editor of this so called magazine printed those articles because he agrees with them.

And therefore I have one thing to say to you, Bruce or whatever your name is...

...fuck you!

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