Why is so much attention given to bloggers?
07-05-2009 10:29 AM
Why is so much attention given to bloggers?
They are wannabe journalist at best. Most of them are pure opinion pieces. They just get online, make an account, and write whatever they want even if it's totally erroneous and/or facetious and some get taken as gospel truth and the story repeated ad nauseum....even if it comes out as a false story!
Now (supposed) legitimate news media use them as sources and even repeat the "news" of bloggers as fact. And the President even invites them to a press conference and calls on them to ask a question.
07-06-2009 08:51 AM
Most journalists are wannabe journalists at best. Most news sources are ridiculously slanted and amount to little more than opinion piece distributors. So, people gravitate toward what they want. Blame the newspapers and television news outlets for failing, not for their competition succeeding. Back when I was in school I got sucked into taking a few journalism courses. Aside from the education department, the journalism department was a magnet for the dimmest bulbs on campus. Many of whom wanted to go into journalism for the same reason many aspiring poets were drawn to word and verse, because they had A Message, or Something To Say, and they wanted people to Listen To Them. There was also already a trend away from hard news reporting with clear lead lines and what not toward a more feature oriented type of writing. Big mistake in my opinion. Journalism has fallen into the hands of social activist types and as such people aren't getting what they want from the service anymore, which is usable information. So, the journalists are emmulating and even plagerizing their competition.
Slant and bias aren't the issue. Slant and bias in the face of a BS line about objective reporting are. A look at any of the main stream anchors or recent former anchors like Dan Rather for example, reveals a group of pompous, holier than though ****tards who after enjoying the illusion of being more informed than most people for so many years honestly started to think their opinions were worth more than anyone else's. No one bothered to inform them that an ability to ingratiate yourself to the powerful doesn't make you more informed or more intelligent than anyone else. In fact, with regard to the former it tends to make you less intelligent as you get more involved with the internal power games of the elite and less connected with the real sources of information the rest of the world engages with regularly. That's what you get though when you raise a whole generation according to Good Government Bull****, because these people honestly think government employees partake of the mind of God. That's how you get situations where private weather services were telling New Orleans to be ready for a major flood after Katrina, a call picked up by public services soon after, and yet no aid was dispensed because the head of FEMA read the headlines in the local paper and it said New Orleans Dodged the Bullet, so he figured they were okay.
Bloggers have no access, so they're willing to level actual criticism. The recent attempts to include them are in fact attempts to tame them. To make them second guess their judgement, and to become dependent on 'access' to the state so they get nice a cozy with it, just like our current failing mainstream media has done. The only reason Fox News does so well is because they have hot pieces of ass discussing 'the news' all day for the most part, and people are still reacting against the vast majority of the rest of the media which are slanted either to the left or to the incredibly boring.
07-06-2009 08:53 AM
Most journalists are wannabe journalists at best. Most news sources are ridiculously slanted and amount to little more than opinion piece distributors. So, people gravitate toward what they want. Blame the newspapers and television news outlets for failing, not for their competition succeeding.
07-06-2009 09:48 AM
Originally Posted by CDB
Hi, CDB, and welcome to the forum! We hope you'll make yourself comfortable, and enjoy your stay here, maybe even share your thoughts!
Good post, man.
07-12-2009 05:05 PM
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