I've been following the imminent death of the Main
Stream Media (MSM) for the last couple of years with
a certain amount of unabashed Schadenfreude.
it really warmed my heart to see THIS, over at SAMIZDATA.
It's been quite a few years now that the MSM has framed
the news into the nice little picture that they, or
the people who pay them wanted us to see. That wouldn't
necessarily have been bad in itself, if it weren't for the
utter deceit with which they practiced this. We'd always
been led to believe that they were just reporting the news
in an impartial manner, which of course was bullshit. We
were limited also by how we got our information too. A half
hour every weekday night, while you ate your dinner, if
you took your news through the idiot box. That improved
in the timeliness department with the advent of cable news,
but the choices still just weren't there. For years it was
just CNN, but they got joined later by all the other alphabet
companies and FOX. I single out FOX because, well, all of
the other ones were slanted one way. Fox slanted the other.
So any political story would either be reported as "This is
what the Democrats did today (smile), and this is what the
Republicans did today (smirk), or visa- versa. No middle ground.
Impartiality was mere window dressing, obscuring the facts of what
happened today by those who held the keys to the soapbox.
And sadly, sometimes, they just made shit up.
Yes,the lack of impartiality is still there, but it isn't hiding behind an
anchor desk and a blue suit and suspenders anymore. Anyone can check the facts and report
In real time.
Now people come upon an event, and they point and
shoot, and upload.
And then they tell their POV.
And others join in.
With their POV.
a story about a man who hasn't been allowed to see his child for four and one
half years? Is it a story about the total lack of security at Parliament
in the UK? Is it a story about how irrelevent the MSM is becoming?
Hey, that's up to YOU to decide now.
And I'm loving that.