posted on Jul, 9 2011 @ 09:46 AM
"Finally" is right.
Many, many talented and ethical journalists, who consider their duty and privilege to make sure the truth is known, as much as humanly possible, and
with the best interests of our fellow man guiding all we do, from research in the beginning to the publication of the story with his or her name on
it, taking responsibility for every word and line in the story, have had no choice but to leave the industry.
ATS has been a home for so many of us, from around the world.
Let's be clear, it is about truth and literary ability, and one does not need a degree for that. The degree requirement for nearly all jobs in
communications/journalism/broadcast media is useful for Rupert's empire of control, since you want to get value for all that schooling, time, and
expense. Of course young graduates will do whatever it takes to work in their field. After a few years of joy and experience, they come across a
real story, like the Monsanto milk story in Florida, and well, I think we all know how that ended.
Ethical journalists who stay in the field and think they can still do their job have been shot, kidnapped, tortured, murdered, imprisoned, and locked
out of their fields forever. It is the only way to keep the herd of "professional"
journalists acting in accordance with their editors, producers, etc.
It is why so many are waiting tables instead of being successful in the field they were born to, like me. Construction jobs, cooks, busboys: we are
hiding out in many of these places.
Ironically, it keeps us incognito, making us even better at our jobs. No paycheck for our work means we are not biased in favor of an employer like
Fox or others. Incognito means we cannot be identified and stopped.
Journalism is an ideal, like a knight with his oaths of goodness, ethics, and loyalty. For the true knight, it is about honor, not location or outfit.
Without his armor, he is still a noble knight if he wishes to be. That is freedom through service, like most journalists already practice. I mean
real ones, like the ones who post here on ATS, quickly, accurately, in the interest of their fellow humans. Not for glory, not for money, although
there is nothing wrong with that in theory.
In practice, the more acclaim and attention one receives in the journalism world, the more of a target one becomes. Job offers are only traps: once
you are on a payroll, the boss is in control. It is hard to walk away from a decent paycheck if you have one. Your family on one side and your whole
sense of right and wrong on the other and your editor in the middle.
Tough stuff. Better to be rogue.
It is because of Rupert that many of you in the public do not know this. What you see on TV is carefully crafted, but it doesn't mean real
journalists are gone. Just doing their jobs in a difficult situation.
Aligning with MSM is death to one's credibility as well, so please send good wishes and prayers to all those you can't see, living in reduced
circumstances in order to keep their conscience clean.
What a choice. Rupert is Gail from the Fountainhead, but without the luxury of a conscience like Gail. Not that it would make a difference at this
point, just like it couldn't for Gail.
Even if he changed today, the system he heads is built for what it is doing. It cannot change, and it will not try.
Anyone who does is done. He knows that better than anyone.