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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 03:26 PM
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31. Pretty Face TV News
Journalism ended when TV news became a show presented by only those with perfect teeth and hair and clothes. I liked it better when newsmen appeared with sleeves rolled up and hair disheveled. Then at least it looked like they had been working. I thought these people knew they weren't journalists but merely spokesmen. I've hated them since the beginning of the Iraq war where they failed miserably to question what was being fed them by the WH even to the point of suppressing contradictory information. They gave rise to internet news because people wanted news with truth rather than just opinion and propaganda. The internet is now as powerful as MSM for people who want to find the truth of the events without corporate approval. Thanks to the internet appearance is not important just substance. Thanks to the internet opinions can differ but their support can be easily substantiated. Now, thanks to the 'internets' facts can be checked. "Now the only way to not know is to not want to know".(Robert Penn Warren from 'All The King's Men') What a blow to Brian's self important ego. If he truly has earned journalistic credentials then I look forward to reading his blog. Way to go Nance. I think we are all tired of TV ego whine but you always have the greatest way of expressing my attitude and a hell of a lot more interesting than watching Brian Williams acting.
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