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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Since When Did Journalism Die?

Forgive me for stepping off of the normal path in my articles, but something is irking me.

When did journalism die?  When did we stop caring about the facts of the world, and started looking for caricatures of news?

Take the news cycle for this weekend as an example.  Bay Area Rapid Transit blocked cell phone service in hopes that it would prevent protests of a police shooting that took place.  However, in a news cycle that had very little political news, the 24 hour news stations didn't cover much of anything involving the situation, or the new wave of protests that popped up from the block.

So instead of covering breaking news concerning the conflict between truth and  order (and I'm putting that as fair as possible to the two groups), the news covered non-news like the Iowa Straw Poll and whether this Republican Presidential Nominee can beat that Republican Presidential Nominee.  Sorry, Fox, CNN, and MSNBC, but nothing will change concerning the Presidential race for the next 6 months or so.  Please cover news.  I'm begging you.

19 comments:

  1. Ugh, Beck is the most vile man since Limbaugh. Makes my skin crawl. Rock. Hide. Under.

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  2. I just sigh everytime i see glen beck

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  3. Journalism died with the invention of the Internet. End of story.

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  4. Ever since the internet went mainstream. Journalism has become nonexistant. Heck how many of us even read newspapers anymore? I dont, If its not important enough to end up in my RSS feed or at the top of Reddit. I dont care let alone have time for it.

    I'm busy living my life and I think thats what their counting on. That's why we have so many more scandals these days. That or the avaliability of communication just shoves all of it in our face at once.

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  5. I have lost all faith in the mainstream media.

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  6. Same shit everywhere, not just in the states.

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  7. Media and journalism is still around... its just not as pure and easy to find as it used to be. If you dig deeper I'm sure you will eventually find what you are searching for.

    nice post btw

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  8. Journalism is going through a bad time. I especially hate that little crazy jesus-freak, apocalyptic false prophet at the top of the blog. Thanks for posting! Follow+1

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  9. I agree with you man,, journalism is starting fail!

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  10. EASY! you can track it back to when companies were PAYING newspapers to NOT print certain material, it was BRIBERY!

    apparently MONEY = GOD
    we need to END USA CORRUPTION

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  11. mass media to control the people, the real news lay online

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  12. Journalism nowadays is so fake I'd say. No hope for media anymore.

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  13. major news outlets, that's not only tv, but websites, and newspapers aswell, are owned my large multinational conglomerates. its not really up to them anymore, they need to do what the boss says; and now, the boss is after profits. they will do what brings in the most profits, journalism died...when it was bought

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  14. Journalism has always been bad, it's not just today's shit.

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  15. If you wanna see journalism and its dark side, watch the movie, Ace in the Hole.

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