Skip to comments.OPEN LETTER TO THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA: We are NOT Amateurs and we are going to kick your butts.
Posted on 09/11/2004 7:26:18 PM PDT by Pukin DogEdited on 09/11/2004 9:23:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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I feel the white hot heat of your rant. I've been there. Well done!!!!
Ding dong the witch is dead the wicked old media is dead.
Long live FR!!!
Great job. Thanks.
Gotta Love it....Freepers have PASSION.....for the truth and for life........God Bless W!!!!!!!!!!
As a former journalist who had to go into politics because I was blackballed by liberal puke editors, I appreciated your RANT!
Also... tonight on Fox Media Watch, Jim Pinkerton pointed out that bloggers and conservative internet junkies use "MTM" as a derisive term. (By the way, I'm in my pajamas too!)
They can't run and they can't hide !!!
Great post !
Wow, your rant is pretty much the same thing I wrote to Newswatch tonight, only I had to be brief. I hope you don't mind if I spread your rant around a bit.
That's a beautiful rant and better than anything running on the op/ed page of 90% of mainstream papers tomorrow morning.
Bite it, Danny!
What kind of films do you make?
Fantastic. I should share the letters I got from Seth Borenstein, the Knight Ridder writer who passed on the bogus story about the "booing" in Milwaukee. The AP hasn't given me the courtesy of an answer yet -- and I'm not holding my breath. Neither has the original author returned my phone call.
The essence of Seth Borenstein's answer was that he made an "honest" mistake and corrected it later. To my righteous indignation (I was at the event standing about 10 feet in front of the President) he said that there is a difference in relying upon the word of a single person vs. relying on an old time news organization such as the AP. Barf!
And he made some cheap shots against some "internet group that likes to criticize the press." He went on to say that inclusion of the "booing" incident was just an attempt to balance his assertion that Kerry had announced Clinton's hospitalization and that the audience had applauded.
borenstein said he just picked up a "nugget" from the AP. In other words, he did not double check his source, which he should have. The very statement should have caused his antennae to go up; and he should have checked it further, but he relied on the AP. He was writing from Washington on the medical aspects of the story -- the "booing" part was non-essential and didn't even belong in the story, even if it had been true.
If not for the fact that I have crossed paths with OJ twice and his poor son once in the last year I would be more optimistic.
OJ was talking up a brunette sitting next to me about "dinner in Coral Gables".
These people stick together.
Honored to get a song from you, buddy.
When the printing press was invented and the Bible became readily available, the priests could no longer hold control over the people. When the old media (newspapers, radio, TV) came into being, it controlled and shaped what news people received. The invention of the computer (thank you Al Gore) has caused a seismic shift in the way the ordinary citizen accesses the news. The old media has buried its head in the sand and refused to recognize that it is no longer relevant. Lately I am amazed at the lack of knowledge exhibited by the talking heads. The question that reporters need to answer is this: Who is more likely to dig up the truth of a subject, one reporter or thousands of reporters from around the world? It's a new world that can't be hoodwinked by spin. Long live the bloggers.
Did you see that condescending main stream media puke on Tony Snow sits in for Oreilly last night?
He just kept up this grin throughout the words of a blog spokesperson.
His grin told me all I needed to know. He thought the world was stupid and he was the source of all knowledge.
Tony was weak last night, imho.
Oh goody! I'll catch the re-run tomorrow AM.
On your program tonight, Neal Gabler suggested that perhaps Dan Rather & CBS were trying to be fair, and provide equal time to counter the coverage allowed for the Swift Vets. Would you please ask Neal, if Rather & CBS are trying to be fair, why then in 1997, they found it newsworthy to attack Colonel David Hackworth over the medals he had listed on his website, yet they've totally ignored the allegations from the Swift Boat Vets regarding the medals that John Kerry earned? Why is it that the media was so willing to believe the second and third-hand tales of war atrocities from John Kerry in April of 1971? They accepted those tales as truth, despite the fact that Kerry never served with any of the men whose stories he told. Yet the press has refused to even consider the possibility that the Swift Vets, many of whom served within feet and yards of John Kerry on a daily basis, might be telling the truth?
The main stream media creates the lies, spreads them as truths, and perpetuates those lies. Dan Rather & CBS are prime examples of this. The public is fed up with the hypocritical, biased coverage presented as news today. They're also tired of today's journalists arbitrarily deciding which stories will be investigated & reported, and whose record will and won't be scrutinized.
George W. Bush signed Form 180 to release all his military records to the public. John Kerry refuses to sign Form 180. You tell me which man has something to hide.
And here's Dan Rather crying on David Letterman after he learns he's been terminated:
Right ON ! Your excellent essay is the voice of the new media speaking truth to the old media. The old media is dying because it is locked into liberal lies. The new media is living and growing and flourishing because it is free to speak the truth.
Exactly - It's Free News.
Perfect analogy, CBB!
You're doing a fantastic job! Keep up the good work. Don't give in to a bunch of Radicals. Igore all the opposition and throttle on full steam ahead. There are a lot of folks counting on you so hang in there. Move towards the light.
Watch out for that oncoming FReight train!
Sorry to hear that. I'm lucky that my both my father (Navy, convoy duty) and uncle (2nd Armour), both WW2 vets are still around. Both despise the liberal democrats and the MSM. They are often fascinated with my stories about the goings on here on the Free Republic.
Help is on the way I tell them.
We've proven to them that we will examine those docs with the finest of tooth combs (wait a minute, those are supposed to be combs with the finest teeth, not tooth combs) and find every error and fraudulent jot and tittle in them.
No, there is no way Kerry signs a 180 now.
I loved this so much that it made me cry.
EXCELLENT rant, Pukin Dog. Most excellent. I'm standing tall, right next to you.
It was Jonathan Klein, he said we sit at our computers in pajamas thinking we are experts ... Steven Hayes called it a cheap shot and insulting to a lot of folks..
Well examine the issue with Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard and Jonathan Klein, former executive vice president of CBS News and founder of FeedRoom.com.
With the inflation of reporting from a job to a profession, pomposity and hypocrisy became the most important talent.
With the blogosphere, we can find all the news ourselves, we no longer need anyone to bring it to us or interpret it for us.
Forget the talking points and practice "You want fries with that?" because your career is obsolete.
INTERNET INFO-TEA PARTY
To paraphrase Triumph, "The Old Media is great-for me to be PUKIN on!"
Pajama FReeping bump!
Who knew Algore's little invention
would eventually be the MSM and
I just emailed your rant to Hugh Hewitt, suggesting he read a portion of it on his show this coming week.
Good piece, and right,too
Wow...That was good. You have given the MSM fair warning.
Sorry, I tend to see them as one amorphous blob of bias with one fat ass.
If this beautifully written letter is a 'rant', then I want MORE!
How I wish this could be placed in front of Dan, Tom, Peter, Katie colic, Tim Russert, Chris Matthews, matt lauer, charley gibson, and on and on as required reading.
Your piece of work is a REAL PIECE OF ART! Signed, sealed and (sure hope it gets) delivered!
Free Republic is like an open forum where the best and the brightest minds gather to discuss ways to make the world a better place.
The Media Machine is a closed space where the most manipulative and most charming gather to discuss ways to make the world a better place for them and no-one else.
"Dont you wish you could regulate us?"
McCain-Feingold sure is trying to regulate us. With the 60-day gag rule, the news media slides right into the driver's seat. Maybe there should be some additional "equal-time" rules:
1) For every piece of feces thrown at one candidate, and equal amount of feces must be thrown at the other candidate.
2) Media must practice due diligence to ensure that forged, false, or otherwise inaccurate feces is not used in "reporting".
3) "Fair and Balanced" must be practiced, and not just on Fox.
The MSM MUST exist....there are a LOT of people with IQ's UNDER 90!! What else would they watch???
Are you following me? LOL
These guys are still sore that it was a "Internet Guy, Matt Drudge" that broke the story about Monica's dress proving that one of their heroes, Bill Clinton was a liar and that Hillary (vast right wing conspiracy) was a fool.
Well done Dog!
You rock! I would love to see you take over for Dan RaTHer on the MSM.
Thank you !
Man...I use NOTHING on that pitiful list except Campbell's soup.....but I can buy Progresso.
YOU speak for ME!!!! (Well, but, you said it better than I could have!) THANKS!!!! We needed this!!!!