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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-21-09 05:57 PM
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8. Oh, Give it up. Seriously.
The MSM didn't "drop the ball."

They were kicked out of Iran.

The level of discourse surrounding the media re: Iran is sophmoric at best as of late on here.

Does the MSM have issues? Of course!

But they didn't drop any ball. They were thrown out. And, as is being talked about in LBN, some journalists who hid out and overstayed visas are now being arrested.

Why don't you go read Cohen's OpEd in the NYT today.

Those who were able to stay are doing the best they can.

Twitter can be of use in these kinds of situations, but the OP is right.
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  -Twitter is great but it's no substitute for professional journalism cagesoulman  Jun-21-09 05:48 PM   #0 
  - Too late. It is now.  CJCRANE   Jun-21-09 05:50 PM   #1 
  - Oh, Give it up. Seriously.  rvablue   Jun-21-09 05:57 PM   #8 
     - In fairness, we need all of them, MSM, twitter, blogs etc, a multitude of sources.  CJCRANE   Jun-21-09 06:00 PM   #13 
     - Yeah, every little bit helps. But characterizing the MSM as having "dropped the ball"  rvablue   Jun-21-09 06:17 PM   #24 
     - Power to the people!  Life Long Dem   Jun-21-09 06:30 PM   #34 
  - Haha, so says the MSM...Twitter kept us informed, thank you very much...n/t  monmouth   Jun-21-09 05:51 PM   #2 
  - And nobody said it was. But when it's the best you got, it's the best you got.  BlooInBloo   Jun-21-09 05:51 PM   #3 
  - mumbo jumbo...  kentuck   Jun-21-09 05:53 PM   #4 
  - Link?  Canuckistanian   Jun-21-09 05:54 PM   #5 
  - Nice try, David Gregory. nt  Kahuna   Jun-21-09 05:55 PM   #6 
  - That's David "It's not our role" Gregory to you.  BlooInBloo   Jun-21-09 05:58 PM   #11 
  - If it's not the role of journalists, then whose role is it?  Left Is Write   Jun-21-09 06:24 PM   #30 
  - I wish, man.  cagesoulman   Jun-22-09 12:17 PM   #40 
  - Is that a funny? Second time in so many months  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-21-09 05:55 PM   #7 
  - Like right on.  undeterred   Jun-21-09 05:58 PM   #9 
  - Not for investigative reporting  sandnsea   Jun-21-09 05:58 PM   #10 
  - it's the fault of so called professional journalists that blogs, twitter etc  JI7   Jun-21-09 06:00 PM   #12 
  - That's personally my favorite part of it all. They did it to themselves.  BlooInBloo   Jun-21-09 06:01 PM   #15 
  - I don't think it is trying to or risking replacing journalism.  tekisui   Jun-21-09 06:01 PM   #14 
  - No shit. As soon as you find some these days let me know.  shadowknows69   Jun-21-09 06:01 PM   #16 
  - I get all of my news from Blogs  WeDidIt   Jun-21-09 06:01 PM   #17 
  - No, you don't.  rvablue   Jun-21-09 06:19 PM   #25 
     - Yes, I do.  WeDidIt   Jun-21-09 06:23 PM   #29 
        - Care to share?  rvablue   Jun-21-09 06:26 PM   #31 
  - Give it some time  Duer 157099   Jun-21-09 06:01 PM   #18 
  - It looks like they will have to be a substitute for now.  liberalmuse   Jun-21-09 06:07 PM   #19 
  - +1 n/t  rvablue   Jun-21-09 06:27 PM   #32 
  - Twitter isn't advertised as a substitute for professional journalism  NeedleCast   Jun-21-09 06:08 PM   #20 
  - You left out "corporate media."  rocktivity   Jun-21-09 06:08 PM   #21 
  - Professional Journalism? Would that we had some!  supernova   Jun-21-09 06:13 PM   #22 
  - Just saying  Life Long Dem   Jun-21-09 06:15 PM   #23 
  - Careful....  rvablue   Jun-21-09 06:23 PM   #28 
  - Oh there is plenty of that right now  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-21-09 06:29 PM   #33 
  - what professional journalism? very very little  spanone   Jun-21-09 06:21 PM   #26 
  - If by "great" you mean "total shit, sucky and lacking"  arcadian   Jun-21-09 06:21 PM   #27 
  - Just saying is great but it's no substitute ...  GeorgeGist   Jun-21-09 06:31 PM   #35 
  - Though emoticons are  Oregone   Jun-21-09 06:53 PM   #36 
  - OK, but a lot of the trash on U.S. TV (airheads, fools and loudmouths)  AlinPA   Jun-21-09 07:00 PM   #37 
  - Amen.  Sheltiemama   Jun-21-09 07:03 PM   #38 
  - "And that horseless carriage will never take off", said the blacksmith  mitchum   Jun-21-09 07:20 PM   #39 

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