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Posts Tagged ‘drive by media’

National Lamepoon’s Vacation

Obama vacationI had thought about the framework for this posting for a little while, but only recently found the hook that I wanted to use.  I was checking in on Facebook and noticed a posting from a friend of a friend “liking” a photograph [that actually makes sense if you use facebook] of President Obama and his family returning from their Hawaiian vacation.  Many of the friends posted comments and since I surmise from the photograph that most of these folks are young I was not too surprised at the comments.

“Great picture. What a beautiful family. I’m so glad they got a chance to escape the maddness for a short vacation.”

Wish List For Our Second 21st Century Decade

ChosenOneI guess that it is tradition to end the previous year and start a new year with some wishes or resolutions for the future.  As we move into the second decade of the 21st century I have a few of my own…hopefully for your enjoyment:

  • My first wish is for the lame stream media to start to enjoy the fact that they were successful in getting their man elected to the White House.  It has been almost a year so it is time for them to give up the ghost of the George W. Bush presidency and myths that they like to promote such as the 2000 election was stolen, Cheney was really in charge, and that Bush was both stupid and fiendishly cunning.

Too Left To Fail

newspaper_stackA number of federal elected oaficials (intentionally misspelled) are testing the waters for a concept where they will take our money to bail out the main stream media (lame stream media, drive by media).  In April, John Kerry called for congressional hearings.  You should be encouraged that Senator Kerry cares so much about workers and the fate of our country.

“”America’s newspapers are struggling to survive, and while there will be serious consequences in terms of the lives and financial security of the employees involved, including hundreds at the Globe, there will also be serious consequences for our democracy where diversity of opinion and strong debate are paramount.”

Bias

“When it comes to arrogance, power, and lack of accountability, journalists are probably the only people on the planet who make lawyers look good.”

                                                                                       Steven Brill

I am not sure that I agree.  Lawyers would be pretty tough to beat, but journalists have a pretty big soapbox. 

Bernie Goldberg spent nearly thirty years working for CBS news.  Bias is an insider’s view of the liberal bias in the traditional media.  This book is not about talk shows, political pundits, or opinion journalists.  Mr. Goldberg provides an inside look at what is supposed to be NEWS and his expose came at a high cost to his career.