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newscaster Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 01:20 PM
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7. I hate to agree
because I love journalism so much, but you are completely correct.
Members of the media have abrogated their time honored roles and have allowed themselves to be used like puppets.
Its really a new phenomenon. I retired in 1998 and this kind of thing was not evident but as soon as the Bush gang took over, things went to hell in a hand basket. I have am friend who is still working. I always new him to be incisive, fair, intelligent and thorough. Today, he is a hack. He rewrites news releases and reports what he is told to report regardless of the truth.

You are right...journalism used to be an honored profession. I remember speaking in high schools to students interested in journalism and their idols were Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame. All these kids wanted to be investigative reports and dig into stories and find the truth and report it. Not any more. Now, truth is boring, research takes too long and besides, these kids couldn't construct a grammatically correct sentence if their life depended on it. I wont even go into the issue of spelling.

The media has surrendered and we will all be the poorer because of it.
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  -Media Defeating Kerry. Dem_Strategist is Right volosong  Aug-14-04 01:07 PM   #0 
  - Someone mentioned protesting various Media headquaters...  liberalnurse   Aug-14-04 01:14 PM   #1 
  - Unless they are proposing to infiltrate and take them over  Cheswick   Aug-14-04 01:49 PM   #11 
  - 10,000 People Massing At CNN Headquaters Would Make News  cryingshame   Aug-14-04 01:55 PM   #13 
     - It certainly would be icing on the cake!  liberalnurse   Aug-14-04 02:18 PM   #16 
        - I just had another thought....  liberalnurse   Aug-14-04 02:23 PM   #17 
           - It is so long past time  Karenina   Aug-14-04 08:17 PM   #25 
  - I've Got My "WHO OWNS THE NEWS?" Bumper Stickers  AndyTiedye   Aug-14-04 02:00 PM   #15 
  - Thank you so much..  NeoConsSuck   Aug-14-04 01:15 PM   #2 
  - Check!  lebkuchen   Aug-14-04 01:16 PM   #3 
  - That is one terrific letter and I thank you for it.  asjr   Aug-14-04 01:17 PM   #4 
  - You're Welcome for the letter suggestion  volosong   Aug-14-04 04:12 PM   #21 
  - Potent and well written!  molly   Aug-14-04 01:18 PM   #5 
  - I agree...We need the addresses of the news agencies..  patdem   Aug-14-04 01:19 PM   #6 
  - Suggestion on Targets  volosong   Aug-14-04 02:41 PM   #18 
  - Addresses of the New Agencies  volosong   Aug-14-04 02:49 PM   #20 
  - I hate to agree  newscaster   Aug-14-04 01:20 PM   #7 
  - WE know that. And Dem_Strategist CLAIMS that he or she knows that.  rocknation   Aug-14-04 01:31 PM   #8 
  - rocknation...Kerry does not live in a bubble like bush*...and reporting  patdem   Aug-14-04 01:46 PM   #9 
     - Of course it's not a cure-all  rocknation   Aug-14-04 01:53 PM   #12 
  - I Started A Thread Suggesting Protesting CNN (Atlanta) Rather Than RNC  cryingshame   Aug-14-04 01:48 PM   #10 
  - Great Idea about CNN Protest  volosong   Aug-14-04 02:45 PM   #19 
  - The pen is indeed mightier than the sword  pduck   Aug-14-04 01:55 PM   #14 
  - Writing letters and complaining is a great idea  devinsgram   Aug-14-04 05:38 PM   #22 
  - After Media Bias, attack Bush as a "Strong Leader"  volosong   Aug-14-04 06:15 PM   #23 
  - Who owns "the media"?  deutsey   Aug-14-04 07:20 PM   #24 
  - There's one little problem with this plan  ItsMyParty   Aug-14-04 09:27 PM   #26 
     - sound/print bites  Keirsey   Aug-15-04 05:58 AM   #27 

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