Monday, September 14, 2009

Fallout Abounds....Mostly Good

Fallout abounds from posts here, the 9-12 protest in Washington DC and PEW research on News Media acceptance in the United States released Monday September 14.

First of all, this viewer of the passing media moneys ( hear-no-see-no-evil) is not alone. Pew researchers, who check out many thousands of people—not just 600 or 900 like most pollsters–say that only 29 per cent of the public BELIEVES what they are fed by newspapers and television news and news magazines. Even 59 per cent of Democrats are leery of media content.

And, it has not to do with bias in policy matters alone. The bulk of Americans question the accuracy of reporting on ALL subjects: crime, courts, legislation, book reviews and “celebrity”
reportage. Here’s a link to the whole report:

I had three friends attending the Big Tea Party protest march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Saturday, September 12. Two came away overjoyed and energized.

One was a bitter man when he called me Monday.

“The freebie USA Today newspaper at the Hotel had not one word about the protest march. The London Mail, Telegraph, Times all had huge stories, according to my laptop. One London paper said there were one and one half million people in our march. But this US daily with the largest circulation (they say) in our country has not a word on it ?! Is this Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, or the USA ?”

While only one Baltimore radio station (WBAL) carried the story about ACORN counseling the phony pimp and hooker on money laundering, it HAD to quote the DA’s threat to “prosecute” the secret taping by the whistleblowers.

Meanwhile, at the White House, a double barreled POW! Reaction ensued. The CENSUS of 2010 broke all ties with ACORN and the White House kicked the census out of the White House.

Despite no Media coverage. So, maybe when a tree falls in Maryland, only the White House hears it.

And, then on Monday, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a borough of the Big Apple, a third video surfaced of the pimp and hooker getting money laundering counseling from ACORN officials, and this time a metropolitan daily newspaper with 700,000 circulation broke the story—the NY Post.

Will the Borough District Attorney prosecute the ACORN people? Or the investigative journalists posing as brothel-keepers-to-be ? It is better than any soap opera tease.

And just think...n alert, non-lazy, unbiased Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, or New York Times could have broken the same story any time within the last year or so.

That is what continues to be scary to me.

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