Note to Journalists….

Note to journalists: if you let bias keep you from doing your job, the reading public will go elsewhere.

The New York Times has an article today about web-based journalists, who have dug up and investigated stories that the mainstream media has ignored.

“VoiceofSanDiego grew out of a string of spectacular municipal scandals. City councilmen took bribes from a strip club owner, a mishandled pension fund drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy and city officials illegally covered up the crisis, to name a few.

A semiretired local businessman, Buzz Woolley, watched the parade of revelations, fraud charges and criminal convictions, seething with frustration. He was particularly incensed that the pension debacle had developed over several years, more or less in plain sight, but had received little news coverage.

“I kept thinking, ‘Who’s paying attention?’ ” Mr. Woolley recalled. “Why don’t we hear about this stuff before it becomes a disaster?’ ”

Most businesses need to compete with others to stay profitable, making sure that they produce a superior product. The media has acted as if they are a monopoly – publishing stories that they consider politically correct and ignoring others. Until now they could get away with it.

Now they can’t. Long live alternate media.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jacob da Jew
    Nov 18, 2008 @ 14:48:13

    Similarly, the J-Blogosphere forced the school system to start working on the pedophile issue.

  2. wemuststandup
    Nov 18, 2008 @ 16:36:32

    great post i saw on dov bear

    I just watched a video of a Grad missile slamming into a beautiful residential area in Ashkelon.

    People, WAKE UP!

    Watch the VIDEO

    Do you realize how nuts this is? Can you imagine sitting in your house, wanting nothing more than to eat a piece of cake, or vacuum the floor, or read the newspaper, and suddenly BOOM! There are people, haters, terrorists, shooting things at you that can knock your house down, smash the piece of cake, destroy the vacuum cleaner, shatter the TV screen, end your life??!!!

    And can you imagine how the U.S. would react if the backyard you see in the video would be a backyard in Austin Texas, or in Scarsdale, New York??!!!

    Would there be talk in the U.S. of restraint or would the B-52 bombers be in the air within 5 minutes? Would the U.S. Air Force worry about collateral damage, or would there be civilian blood in the streets of whatever country it was from whence the perpetrators hailed?

    And would anyone in the international community have the nerve to say to the U.S. “Well, nobody in Austin or Scarsdale died, it was just some buildings that got hit, why are you overreacting like this?”

    Or would the whole world understand that you do not mess with a sovereign country with such might unless you want to suffer the consequences. And that the only way to make sure that no one messes is by making sure that offenders suffer the consequences.

    Don’t you see what Israel has done? Agreeing to some bizarre set of rules under which she must suffer the blood of her sons and daughters before being allowed to do the natural thing, the right thing?

    Watch the video again – From ancient times until today, is there a nation in the world possesing Israel’s capabilities for massive retaliation that would allow that incident to go unpunished? Let alone to allow that incident to be repeated again and again day after day and have it go unpunished?

    Watch the video again – For what does Israel have an army, an airforce, a navy? For what does she possess tanks, warplanes, submarines? For what does she demand of every young citizen that he or she give up days and weeks and months and years of his or her life serving in the armed forces?

    Watch the video again – Think of the resistance fighters in the Warsaw ghetto, fighting with their bare knuckles against Nazi guns, fighting with little home-made bottle bombs against German tanks. Think of the last few resistance fighters in the Warsaw ghetto, huddled in the stinking Polish sewers, thinking “If only we had a few automatic rifles, a couple of tanks – we would show the world that Jewish blood is not cheap”.

    Watch the video again – Imagine the last of the resistance fighters charging out of the sewers to attack, in a last suicidal attempt to inflict a broken bone, a cut, a bruise, willing to exchange his life for that little bit of vengeance or justice. Think of the smile on his dying lips as he imagined a time when Jews would have big guns, and tanks, and airplanes. “Aahh”, he thinks to himself, “That day will come. And then the world will know that Jews will not be stepped upon.”

    Watch the video again – and shed a tear – for the resistance fighter, for every Jew, for what Israel has become.

    Because it does not seem like there is anything else to do. But to watch. And to weep.

  3. Kourtney
    Jan 08, 2015 @ 09:10:32

    Ya learn sonhietmg new everyday. It’s true I guess!

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