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Congrats, New Media: Journalism Is Back
Pajamas Media ^ | June 7, 2011 | Tony Katz

Posted on 06/07/2011 10:22:13 AM PDT by jazusamo

New media, including Andrew Breitbart, has brought competence back to the press. And as we see both during and after Weinergate, the MSM has no clue how awful their work has been.

The story is not the photos. The story is the journalism — It’s back. And the MSM is finished.

As Weinergate broke and gained traction, a large majority of the MSM and leftist media stuck their heads in the sand. Joan Walsh of Salon.com savaged those who attempted to make this a story. On MSNBC, she seemed furious at Chris Matthews who — to his credit — would not let Walsh tie the reporting of Weinergate to the case involving Breitbart and Shirley Sherrod.

Others decided this is not a news story — it bores them. Former Clinton administration big-shot Paul Begala quipped to Anderson Cooper while pretending to yawn: “Wake me when we have a real sex scandal.”

As of this writing, Joan Walsh and the team at Salon have written numerous pieces about the press conference and Breitbart … and are still emphasizing the arcane message that Breitbart can’t be trusted. Alex Pareene states:

Andrew: You will get no apology from us — or from me at least! — because sometimes even complete frauds get lucky. I don’t apologize to Glenn Beck the twice a year he’s right about something, either.

At the Huffington Post, New York editor-at-large Dan Collins talked about Nancy Pelosi’s displeasure with Weiner, but mentioned nothing about Weiner’s lying. Collins made sure to note:

No, it’s not the cover-up. It’s Weiner’s idiotic behavior.

Yes, Dan Collins, it is the cover-up, and not from Weiner but from a complicit MSM that refuses to engage in journalism. “Weinergate” is simply the latest example of how the MSM is failing us, and how New Media has filled the vacuum. Take a look at the entire Breitbart organization: they brought us James O’Keefe, who exposed ACORN and exposed NPR’s willingness to take money from a Muslim Brotherhood front group — while badmouthing the Tea Party. (The scandal forced the resignation of CEO Vivian Schiller, who was then promptly employed by NBC!) It was Breitbart who taught us all about the Pigford settlement, the corruption of the system by takers and hucksters, and the plight of real black farmers who were left in the cold, sold out for the “reparations” of others.

I am proudly affiliated with New Media force PJM (I write for PJM, and I host a show on PJTV): here, J. Christian Adams showed us how the New Black Panther case was tossed by the DOJ — a case whose handling was so repulsive that Adams resigned and turned whistleblower because of it. Patrick Poole’s investigative reporting led Rep. Peter King (R-NY) to launch an investigation into Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of terrorism persecution.

And it was Pajamas Media and contributor Farid Ghadry providing the inside account of the real story — and horrific bloodshed — in Syria.

MSM political leanings and friendships take precedent over news and news coverage — they simply balked at the idea of covering the “Weinergate” scandal. Rather than investigate, they went on the offensive! Surely the story can’t be trusted, since the source was Breitbart. They mocked those who even discussed it.

How many times will they call a story DOA, only to have Breitbart drop one more thing in their lap? How many times will they ignore a story, just to have New Media show how important it is to the future of the republic?

The MSM reacts to New Media in the same manner they have reacted to Sarah Palin’s bus tour. They mock her every step of the way, then have the gall to be infuriated that they — the press! — are not given her itinerary. They complained about being “forced” to relieve themselves on the side of the road, as if Palin forced them to get in their cars and vans and follow her a la The Beatles arriving in America. The MSM believes that they have — and deserve — a monopoly on the stories we read, and when someone doesn’t fall in line with the old guard attitude, they become petulant.

Yesterday we had the uncovering of a scandal involving a sitting congressman, a string of young women, and inappropriate behavior while on the public dime. Despite the clamor from of Joan Walsh, Paul Begala, Markos Moulitsas, Media Matters for America, the New York Times and the Huffington Post, this is called journalism.


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: enemedia; journalism; msm; newmedia

1 posted on 06/07/2011 10:22:19 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The New Media can now show all the evidence they have on Hussein. Time to expose Hussein and his Regime and the RATs in Congress. Time for a cleaning in this country. Rampant corruption is destroying us starting at the top.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:31 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jazusamo

FReepers are more articulate, do more research, are more prescient, more honest, more responsible, more moral and don’t even get paid.

The MSM is redundant.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 10:29:18 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: jazusamo

To its credit, the MSM still has a purpose. At least they can serve as a negative example.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 10:34:56 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; sodpoodle

Well said by you both.

The MSM has been in the hip pocket of the Rats for years but with a Chicago thug living in the WH it’s making more people aware of just how biased they really are.

The Internet, New Media and what little honest media that remains are making much headway with true journalism.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:44 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

LOVE IT! LOL


6 posted on 06/07/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: sauropod

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7 posted on 06/07/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, but the good news is that these “journalists” will soon go the way of the pterodactyls since they no longer provide any credible service to the consumer.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 10:44:24 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: jazusamo

Nancy Pelosi’s not happy with her Weiner ? ? ?


9 posted on 06/07/2011 10:46:45 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: econjack

At least the pterodactyls fertilized the ground as they flew.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 10:51:09 AM PDT by dartuser ("Dealing with preterists is like cleaning the litter box ... but at least none of the cats are big.")
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To: jazusamo

The corrupt media has had their say, their way, for way too long.

It’s time for FACTS and TRUTH...


11 posted on 06/07/2011 10:52:05 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: jazusamo
"And the MSM is finished."

If only.

12 posted on 06/07/2011 11:07:59 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: jazusamo

I’m not sure a dirty sexting scandal journalism. Journalism usually involves investigation and important information and stuff like that. A low rent congressman being a horndog with no sense of propriety doesn’t really make the cut. Not saying it shouldn’t have been reported just saying it takes more than a sex scandal to be journalism.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 11:10:30 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: discostu

I’d agree fully if Weiner had come out and admitted it, apologized and moved on.

The lies he told were not believable and his arrogant humor and inappropriate comments to female media is quite a different thing and the MSM should have covered it thoroughly, instead they tried to cover for him and make it go away.


14 posted on 06/07/2011 11:18:17 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The subject not admitting it doesn’t turn it into journalism, that turns it into a story sure but not all stories are journalism.


15 posted on 06/07/2011 11:22:47 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: Joe Brower

I know he we can get rid of the media.

I learned this tactic from a dude named Alinsky.

“Pick a target, freeze it. Personalize it and polarize it.”

The MSM is Tass Light controlled by George Soros. Go viral with a video about how the MSM no longer does their jobs. Feature Matthews with the thrill up his leg. Get the most popular commentators and show them for what they are.

Talk about how important journalism is to America. Then show a Schultz tirade. Talk about Murrow(commie but the old folks loved him) and journalistic ethics, then show Olbermann. Talk about the first amendment, then show a “this week” round table. Talk about how diverse we are, then show the MSNBC lineup.

That’s how we destroy the MSM. The new media needs to go after the left, hard. Force them to tell us why they are kissing up to the administration. Get their excuses and go viral.

Alinsky was smart and left a playbook. We need to pick it up and read it.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 11:25:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: ComputerGuy

They can’t report this story, they’re too busy chasing Sarah Palin’s bus all over the country.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 11:40:10 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: EQAndyBuzz; Joe Brower; jazusamo
Alinsky was smart and left a playbook. We need to pick it up and read it.

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18 posted on 06/07/2011 11:40:17 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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19 posted on 06/07/2011 11:44:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Bump and Amen! :-)


20 posted on 06/07/2011 11:53:10 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: discostu
The sexting may not rise in level of importance as most journalistic endeavors, but the attempt to go after the messenger (which appears to be organized) brings it closer to that point.

Also, while I agree with your assessment, many in the so-called MSM have not hesitated to report even false stories and call it journalism. In the instant case, many in the MSM were propagating the unsubstantiated lie the Breitbart was the hacker, even when they knew it was a lie and knew the source of the lie.

In my mind a horndog low rent congressman sexting isn't journalism, but the advancement of a lie by the MSM is and deserves coverage.

21 posted on 06/07/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: CharacterCounts

The MSM hasn’t participated in actual journalism in close to 20 years, certainly not in the modern internet era. Which is part of why somebody could make the claim journalism is back, unfortunately even with attacks on the messenger this is still just a tabloid story, no journalism.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 12:15:13 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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