The journalism will be democratized
Posted by aogThursday, 17 September 2009 at 17:11 TrackBack Ping URL

Even though the LA Times managed to properly harsh on ACORN’s mellow they still had to get in a dig at the investigators —

O’Keefe’s hidden-camera methods are distasteful, and the extent to which his videos were edited is unknown.

This is why normal people have come to distrust and dislike Old Media and its practitioners. Hidden cameras are wonderful when used by the privileged elite (that is, “journalists”) but distasteful in the hands of the hoi polloi. And for Old Media to complain about improper editing of video … the mind boggles.

It may well be that the previous generation of journalists behaved no better, but at least no one expected better nor did those reporters flaunt their putatively higher morality or indispensability. Better an upfront shyster than a lying weasel.

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cjm Tuesday, 22 September 2009 at 06:37

funny how the natural world is reflected in the works of man. just like an obsoleted species can’t really do much about their loss of competetiveness, so it is with human institutions like the MAL. on the surface there doesn’t seem to be any reason why they wouldn’t/couldn’t adapt to the reality of new media. and yet…they don’t adapt. this tells me that something vital has already died within the MAL hive mind, and the process of total extinction is well advanced. notice how the vermin are already racing to a new host, as MAL members jump to government positions.

erp Tuesday, 22 September 2009 at 07:33

…previous generation of journalists behaved no better… True, but there were many different points of view among reporters and editorial writers as well as publishers. Now all but a small percentage of the new media march leftwards.

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