posted on May, 11 2013 @ 07:56 PM
Originally posted by jude11
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by jude11
Condemning people for admitting their mistakes? Condemning them for talking about how to fix them or what to consider when enacting your duties as a
I don't find anything wrong with this. You have to give people a way to fix things or nothing will ever be fixed.
The thing I caught was that he admits his mistake reporting in the MSM (kinda hard to hide it) and then goes on to blame the internet for doing the
same thing. Not admitting that a lot of the real news gets uncovered by people that dig deeper than he does.
Admitting he is wrong is one thing but immediately shifting focus isn't an apology at all IMO.
That's the ridiculous part.
Well, the internet does carry blame though. The internet crowd source and general BS "reporting" is a disservice to the truth. Everyone knows there
is money and influence pushing certain stories and hiding certain stories in the MSM. They will all acknowledge that themselves... What he is trying
to do, is tell journalists to get their head out their asses, stop making the MSM no better than crap posted on reddit.
There may be money and power that tries to control the MSM, but at the end of the day, a journalist is a journalist. And in many cases, as long as
they hold true to their task, they will overcome the powers pushing them in a linear path. This is where they earn Pulitzers. This is where they earn
reputations of being a hard hitting pain in some rich guy's ass.
Yes, most of them will sell out or protect someone in their career so they can move up the ranks. But as long as there are a few that even just
'sometimes' go outside the linear path, the public will get truth on important matters. The journalists are meant to be an army with their own
convictions. The army is run by the enemy, but, it doesn't mean there has to be 100% cooperation.
If a journalist holds true to their conviction, it can make the landscape one of hard hitting truths and not one of nipple sucking nancies that have
no character whatsoever.
Some countries the journalist murder rates are exceptionally high. Others are non-existent because the press is 100% compliant and complacent.
Even if the quid pro quo is to sell out to your money handlers, it doesn't mean you can't make a difference one in awhile as a journalist. And if
just one, on every news story does this. It means that every news story out there will have at least one source of unaltered opinion on the matter.
Meaning people will be able to get the truth by looking in the right places.