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Monday, February 22, 2010

RIP Mainstream Media

The "National Enquirer" has been accepted to compete for a Pulitzer Prize. They are eligible in two categories: "National News Reporting" and "Investigative Reporting" for the work on the John Edwards scandal. I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. Any number of so called "journalist" could have reported the story but they were too busy covering it up. It was easy picking. Still, hat tip to the rag.

If I could award the prize for investigative reporting I'd give it to James O'Keefe for his ACORN expose'. It was as big a scandal as any and his work, along with Hannah Giles, has had dramatic impact. Politico reports, "ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations". It's not over yet. President Obama has repeatedly denied any real connection with the organization. During the campaign there were investigations of voter fraud in 14 states. That was enough for Obama to distance himself. It was also enough to inspire O'Keefe to dig deeper while the mainstream media refused to. After the new evidence came out Obama distanced himself further.

Perhaps "distanced himself" is the wrong phrase. He lied.

23 comments:

Liberal POV said...

HD

ACORN may have done it's job too well. Acorn's job was to impower the poor who were without political power.

That's why ACORN is under attack.
This story has been hyped by the right wing propaganda media, hate radio and right wing cult blogs like this one.

Who's been convicted and of what?

The Hatchet job by James O'Keefe was heavy edited and neither Fox or O'Keefe will make the original available.

What you think you know just ain't so.

Bushrod Gentry said...

Mainstream journalism is indeed in a sorry state. They have lagged behind not only in the coverage of ACORN and the Tea Party Movement, but have chosen not to question many of Obama's claims. I never heard anyone ask what green jobs were going to be created that cannot be exported. I heard nobody ask specifically what exports were going to be doubled as he promised during one of his speeches. Mainstream journalists seem to foist the idea that their perception should be constituted as reality. Is there any wonder that the Tea Party is mainly made up of disillusioned voters?

guy faulkes said...

The video showing Obama's relation to Acorn is very telling.I really believe that if a thorough investigation of the ACORN / Obama connection is done after the mid term elections, that there is a good chance Obama may be impeached.

This is not the first time that the Enquirer has been in the forefront of exposing serious news items. The mainstream media no longer has any claim to superiority over the Enquirer. Their bias has proven them to be untrustworthy.

This is the reason many of those on the left hate Fox news. They are so used to bias, they cannot stand to here both sides of an issue.

Liberal POV said...
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Honest Debate said...

Lib,

I've got my finger on the button. You will not hijack this thread.

Honest Debate said...

"Mainstream journalists seem to foist the idea that their perception should be constituted as reality." -Bushrod Gentry

That's as well as I've seen it put. The sad thing is that it often works for them.

guy fauleks said...

HD, thank you for keeping the posts on topic. We have continuity gone over all these obstructions questions from LIBERALP18:2.

I am trying to remember other news scoops made by the Enquirer. I know there was O.J. Simpson and Monica Lewinski. Does anyone remember any more?

Maybe the line made in the movie MEN IN BLACK about ignoring mainstream media and going to the tabloids is not so funny after all. No wonder thinking people get their news from other sources than the lamestream media and investigate both sides of the issue for themselves.

Bushrod Gentry said...

The Tea Party are disillusioned voters who want fiscal responsibility in government and accountability of politicians. They are tired of false promises. They are tired of wasteful spending and out of control debt. They expect elected officials to live up to their oath to uphold the Constitution and the limits it places on the federal government. Our founding fathers knew that men and society are flawed. The Constitution set up a republic that hinders a true democracy (which is nothing more than mob rule) and a governmnt with checks and balances. This was all intended to provide individuals with as much liberty as possible and protection from the corruption of too much power. Unfortunately, today we have a pseudo-intellectual elite that believe that with enough power they can correct the flaws of man and create a utopian society. The result of such an attitude, has been and will always be widespread misery. Eugenics is a product of "progressive" thinking. I don't think I need to say more on this subject.

Liberal POV said...
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RT Sender said...

Fearmongering aside, thanks for listing many of the things that government is fouling up. We need education, medicare and social security reform now. We are funding everything on borrowed money. I see no Tea Party slogans. I hear liberal excuses for spending other people's money with poor results. The United States already taxes the rich more than any other industrialized nation. We have the second highest business taxes on the planet. If the government took all the wealth of the top 5% of the rich, it would fund the government for 6 months. The mainstream news media has done little to wake people up to the fact that we are on a course to ruin.

Liberal POV said...
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RT Sender said...

Nothing there disputes what I just posted.

Johnny Rico said...

Liberal Socialist Sheep said:

"Acorn's job was to impower the poor who were without political power."

Does it get any more stupid than this moronic, sophmoric statement? ACORN is against gun rights for inner city blacks, yet is pro-prostitution for underage teens. Is this the empowerment you speak of? How about allowing Negros the right to own weapons? Have you watched the video entitled "No Guns For Negros" yet? If not, why? You have been asked repeatedly what you think of this video, yet for some reason you never answer. Can you say the word HYPOCRITE?

LOL

Stings don't it?

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Betsy

Sarkazein said...

ABC expected to lay-off hundreds soon.

Rico's Revenge said...

Is the little itty bitty Liberal Socialist Sheep trying to attack freedom lovers again? I find it so ironic that you post inappropriate material on this site, and say that I deserved to be COMPLETELY BANNED from Watauga Watch for "disrupting" the threads. Can you say the word HYPOCRITE? This is so appropriate for you. Your own medicine tastes bitter doesn't it?

LOL

This ought to be interesting!!!!

Your dearest ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS Got a bug problem?

LOL!!!!

Liberal POV said...

HD

Congratulations, You now have cult blog.

Honest Debate said...

Thanks Lib! We're a cult of freedom loving, on-topic patriots.

guy faulkes said...

LiberalProverbs18:2's whine is indicative of the reason mainstream media is dieing. Any outlet, be it a blog such as this or a news organization that sticks to the topic and that allows both sides of an issue to be presented is intolerable to those that refuse to concede there are two sides to an issue. Lp18:2's condemnation of the blog certainly proves this. All he had to do was stay on the topic of the mainstream media and he could have disagreed to his heart's content. However, he had no canned talking points to parrot so he would have been forced to present his own opinion. Therefore, he went back to his topic of obstruction by changing the subject.

An "On Topic" filter should have been applied long ago. However, we do need to set a policy for bringing a new topic for discussion into play. Although HD does an excellent job of presenting threads, there are times that I would like to discuss a particular issue. How should I approach bringing the subject to the blog? Would an Off Topic warning and a request for a thread be sufficient?

This has been my policy in the past. I believe Reader, Oatz, and Sark have also done this.

Sarkazein said...

Me? I think all politics are related and most everything is related to politics.

Sarkazein said...

Imagine if NEWT (or any conservative) were Speaker with this kind of polling .
The MSM would have a death watch, they would be chasing Newt down in the halls of Congress, and interviewing his mother in her hospital bed. Imagine if Newt's tax paid liqueur and snack bill was $100K.
Nothing will CHANGE in this country until the MSM is dead and forgotten.


Voter unhappiness with Congress has reached the highest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports as 71% now say the legislature is doing a poor job.
That’s up ten points from the previous high of 61% reached a month ago.
Only 10% of voters say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

Sarkazein said...

This is why MSNBC's ratings are in the dump, they rush to a camera to share their ignorance and misconceptions.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, you were correct.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jTEtK1oZtWrPKoDFDIdwE7oYNwfw

Johnny Rico Won said...

Liberal Socialist Sheep said:

"Congratulations, You now have cult blog."

Whaaaaaaa, whaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Milk and cookies, I wanna go home......

This is like Christmas all over again. You are seething mad aren't you Lemming POV? Good stuff. You didn't seem to mind when I was banned, yet we hear great gnashing of teeth when a couple of your boring posts were deleted. Can you say HYPOCRITE?

Christmas times a comin......Christmas times a comin....O Christmas times a comin.....


LOL

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS If you don't want to be deleted, then answer my tough questions. Oh wait..you can't because your ideology is bigoted and bogus. LOL!!! Christmas times a comin...Christmas times a comin......

PSS This is just too good. Me and all my girlfriends have been giggling all day over your whining. What a sore loser.