I’ve noticed for some time now that so much of what I read online and in my RSS aggregator feels like press releases. I’ve even got in the habit of asking myself, “Who is paying for me to read this ‘news’ story?!”
Well, the good folks at the Sunlight Foundation (I’ve blogged about them before!) have a browser plugin and… Continue reading
Not that you care, but…
Today, June 18, 2012, is the day that I officially stop reading your online news and watching your televised news portals. I’ve deleted your apps from my iPhone and iPad.
I have grown exceedingly weary with your personality-based, info-tainment, for-profit approach to reporting. You see, I can’t even bring myself to call what you do… Continue reading
I put this one at the top because the president is dead spot on! I would grouse very little about how disgusting I have come to find “religious” endeavor in this country if the religious mouthpieces at the national microphone would just shut up and live by whatever twisted, ancient writings they wished to live by and stopped trying to… Continue reading
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When I was a child, journalism was ruthless. Investigative reporting was in its prime, shining the light of day on corruption, indolence, criminal activity, under the table deal making and the like. The government hated the media because they showed the American people in very real terms the horrible truth some powerful people wanted hidden: the civil… Continue reading
Who among us today, in the media, will die being remembered as “the most trusted name in news.” Oh, I know: Glenn… what’s his last name?! You know, the one that cries on TV.
The former CBS anchorman cared not just about the next story but about the future of reporting in a country where was known for the better… Continue reading
This has been bothering me lately. I’m sorry, has the crime rate shot up or is it just too expensive to do real, substantive investigative reporting and journalism any more?
CNN seems to be becoming more and more like a police blotter. Kids shooting, stabbing, beating to death and setting other kids on fire; jealous lovers killing their boy friend’s… Continue reading
without Walter Cronkite (92). Unlike the opinion peddling oafs that we have in the tabloid television news machinery of today, Walter had a sense of deep integrity to his craft, to an inclusive audience, and to the facts. As news anchor from 1962 – 1981, he was respected for that integrity and sense of fairness. The American people rewarded his… Continue reading
This is an interesting article by Ted Turner: My Beef With Big Media with the subtitle: How government protects big media–and shuts out upstarts like me.
I have expressed less specific but similar concerns about this very topic in my blog.
Read the article by clicking here.… Continue reading
Coming to Atlanta this weekend, this movie, Outfoxed, speaks to the “unfair and unbalanced” reporting done by Fox. Perhaps it will address the larger issues of journalism and integrity as well.
Check out the trailer by clicking on the picture below.
The official website for the movie is located here.
Thanks for the info Bert.… Continue reading
The Contest of Ideas is a beautiful and powerful thing. If you have read my 100 Things list you are aware of the fact that I value dissenting opinions. (You would also know that I think we are much too quick to move ideas into the beliefs “column.”) I think that the conflict of ideas helps us acquire deeper levels… Continue reading