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The Rise Of
Working For Change
A lot has already been written about Joe Klein's latest column - a true foray into fantasy. The man is the epitomy of a journalist who is so self-absorbed, so obsessed with himself, or so lazy that he quite literally thinks he can just make things up. But sadly, Klein epitomzes a new brand of journalism sweeping the nation. It's what I call Rectal Journalism because its based on reporters and pundits simply pulling stuff right out of their asses and peddling it as fact, when in fact it is anything but.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
Rectal Journalism is so befitting and right on target...its in the X ring so to speak ... the Ten ring on a firearms target at the gun range. Bullseye!!!!
Thanks for this post ...East Coast Kid. I saved it in my bookmarks section and will send it to my sister and brother in law..across country..they too will enjoy it.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
ECK, that is right on the money.
I am very optimistic because I know of some reporters out there who are trying to be different, are trying to be real reporters. My hat is off to those folks, and I hope they grow in numbers.
Originally posted by bsbfan1
My comment on Tara Reid, and all the other "out of touch" celebrities, is the point, that some reporters these days like Bill O' Reily, and others on whatever media, do seem to be in their own world, and maybe even more out of it then celebrities.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
I guess what I'm saying is that I don't trust the news except to tell me what the current agenda is, even the weather is wrong. The best thing to do is scan multiple sources and follow a story you're interested in on a board such as this.
Originally posted by BigTrain
Oreilly is a man with a show that is about HIS OPINION on news stories. This has been known since the day he started his show. But dont ever accuse oreilly of lying, unless you can substanciate the claim by a REAL factual link, for that would be lying on your part. I have never seen oreilly lie to his audience, try to spin a story to a certain agenda, with baseless facts. He presents a news story, which he cites all the facts, then he usually has guests who either agree or disagree on his position of the story. Lots of people, DEMS, disagree with his OPINION, becuase they conflict with their agenda. Its that simple.
Originally posted by marg6043
ECK you always got the best thread names I have seen so far, I am laughing at this one.
I have to read the tittle two times just to make sure I got it right.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
Well if any place would know about rectal journalism, it would be Rense.com