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Response to Bake (Reply #65)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:10 PM

69. No, I'm just cranky.

 

The sub-thread struck my insomniac self as really negative. I've had enough negativity in the last week.

There is an irony of the lack of "free press"...the less free the press has become, the fewer Americans rely upon it for news. This has had some negative consequences as contributing to siloing and echo-chambering of news. The internet is a great thing though, social media too; I say it a lot: "We are all citizen journalists now."

I've been covering the killing by an overly-aggressive neighborhood-watch captain of a black teenager in Florida for weeks, a story that the mainstream media would prefer disappear. Americans and the world knows that story because people like us insist on covering it.

In a twist on something the President said, We are the free press we've been waiting for. There is a free press...it's us, not them. If they shut down the internets, we'll fucking do it by samizdat.

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