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'Pajama People' a Fresh Alternative in Journalism (FR Mentioned in Philly Inquirer)
Philly Inquirer (Sunday Editorial) ^ | 9/26/04 | Jo Jacobs

Posted on 09/26/2004 7:31:13 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

Journalists tend to be liberal Democrats from middle class families with some education, few spend time with blue collar workers, people in the military or people of religious faith.

Bloggers are true to the old journalism adage, 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out.'

On the internet, nobody knows youre anything.

So you have to prove that you are worth reading a believing by providing links to source material or to your credentials and by making sense.

CBS remained clueless. A former CBS vice president Jon Klein sneered at the critics, 'You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.'

As it turned out, the guys in the pajamas beat the pants off CBS News.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fr; neweraofcredibility; pajamahedeen; rathergate
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1 posted on 09/26/2004 7:31:14 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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2 posted on 09/26/2004 7:33:36 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

3 posted on 09/26/2004 7:34:46 AM PDT by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: gopwinsin04

4 posted on 09/26/2004 7:35:02 AM PDT by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: gopwinsin04

5 posted on 09/26/2004 7:35:03 AM PDT by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: Jenya

Hey, that's gooood. < |:)~


6 posted on 09/26/2004 7:36:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro ('n'at.)
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To: Jenya

Nobody going "Commando"? ;^)


7 posted on 09/26/2004 7:37:41 AM PDT by airborne (God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is ,"No".)
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To: gopwinsin04

Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble finding this article?


8 posted on 09/26/2004 7:40:02 AM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: Jenya

This time the peasants have laptops instead of pitchforks!


9 posted on 09/26/2004 7:40:47 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Jenya
I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.

Your tagline is GREAT!

10 posted on 09/26/2004 7:41:00 AM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: tsmith130

It's registration only, I put the password on post #1


11 posted on 09/26/2004 7:41:40 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

I got in, just can't find where the article is. I've looked in Editorials/Commentary but there is no author by this name listed. Am I missing something obvious? (Wouldn't be the first time!)


12 posted on 09/26/2004 7:43:27 AM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: tsmith130
Try here
13 posted on 09/26/2004 7:45:53 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: gopwinsin04

Real Investigative Reporting

14 posted on 09/26/2004 7:47:00 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: tsmith130

If my link doesn't work, use the one in the article and search on "pajamas".


15 posted on 09/26/2004 7:48:47 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: mollynme

Thank you, MNM! It worked...good read.


16 posted on 09/26/2004 7:50:39 AM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: tsmith130

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/9759661.htm or use the search for 'pajamas"


17 posted on 09/26/2004 7:53:04 AM PDT by philomath (from the state of franklin)
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To: gopwinsin04
"Journalists tend to be liberal Democrats from middle class families with some education, few spend time with blue collar workers, people in the military or people of religious faith."

They might want to rethink their strategy.

18 posted on 09/26/2004 7:55:23 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Jenya

"(I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)"

Sic'em, FR has a few "old media" members.


19 posted on 09/26/2004 8:01:35 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: gopwinsin04
CBS remained clueless. A former CBS vice president Jon Klein sneered at the critics, 'You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.'

Klein doesn't get it. He's worried about OUR "checks and balances?" What he's witnessing is a paradigm -- a new source of checks and balances has risen to keep the MSM in line, and it is us. WE ARE the checks and balances that they have never had before.

And it would not have happened without Free Republic. Sure, some great bloggers made some outstanding contributions, but how many of us would have been aware of those blogs? It took took the brilliant observation of Buckhead to inspire those bloggers, and then FR served as the great consolidator of information and discussion. Freepers that knew of these bloggers were able to post the content, and then the observations and discussion by tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) went to work, analyzing and dissecting every bit of information. Without FR the exploration and discussion would have been fractured and disorganized.

20 posted on 09/26/2004 8:03:28 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: tsmith130; gopwinsin04
Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble finding this article?

I had a heck of a time. Finally clicked the editorials link in the left side bar, then scrolled down to the pajama people editorial, clicked and accessed it without putting in a registration code.

I also do not see FR mentioned at all in the online version.

21 posted on 09/26/2004 8:13:47 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama (www.cantheban.net --Can the "assault" weapons ban!)
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To: gopwinsin04
This time the peasants have laptops instead of pitchforks!

Great line! LOL!

22 posted on 09/26/2004 8:28:56 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama (www.cantheban.net --Can the "assault" weapons ban!)
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To: gopwinsin04

"Hey, Joe, this is Mary
Call Burkitt
Yes, he's got the goods.
CBS and Dan are makin' the news.
Yeah, it's so easy..no need to get dressed anymore
a couple of forged documents
sent via fax
voila...we got news!!!
OK Joe..you still in your pj's too?
Call me after you talk to Burkitt."

23 posted on 09/26/2004 8:28:57 AM PDT by harpo11 (Go Team BUSH--Bush Doctrine--A Weapon of Mass Terrorist Destruction!)
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To: RedWhiteBlue
"WE ARE the checks and balances that they have never had before."

Exactly!

The MSM has alway had things their way because there was no effective way to voice disagreement with their pontifications.

That is why JimRob's forum is so brilliant. We all can give a piece of our minds, even though some of us can't afford to lose them!

24 posted on 09/26/2004 8:38:08 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Jenya
"the survival value of intelligence is that it allows us to extinct a bad idea, before the idea extincts us."- Karl Popper

The survival of an idea or ideas on Free Republic is dependent upon rigorous, ferocious and frenetic examination and refutation

Teddy Roosevelt once wrote about the legendary toothed fishes of South America. "They will rend and devour alive any man or beast". "Piranhas," TR determined, "are the most ferocious fish in the world."

Free Republic, Natural Selection and where the 'Fittest Ideas' Survive

25 posted on 09/26/2004 10:13:24 AM PDT by Helms (nu-ance : [French, from Old French, from nuer, to shade, cloud, from nue, cloud, from Vulgar Latin ])
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To: gopwinsin04

Wrap 'em up
An' roll 'em out
Get 'em out of my way
HOEY! HOEY! HOEY!


-FZ


26 posted on 09/26/2004 10:24:45 AM PDT by Mentos
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To: gopwinsin04

And .. much to the media's chagrin, I'm sure, was the fact that the first guy to discover the fraud of CBS's documents was A LAWYER on Free Republic.


27 posted on 09/26/2004 11:34:06 AM PDT by CyberAnt (Sen.Miller said, "Bush is a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel")
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To: CyberAnt
And .. much to the media's chagrin, I'm sure, was the fact that the first guy to discover the fraud of CBS's documents was A LAWYER on Free Republic.

The Lamestream Media falls all over themselves praising Michael Moore, who on his best day looks like hell. They also praised the hippies who took over the 'Rat Convention in 1972, the Anarchists who protested our convention this year, and every other group of leftwingnut freaks, geeks, and losers.

Yet they try and demean us pajama-wearers in flyover country who actually work for a living or stay home and raise a family. And they wonder why their candidates lose votes and they lose rating points? The Lamestream media in general and Rather in particular are getting exactly what the have long deserved.

28 posted on 09/26/2004 11:43:30 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: Lady Jag

Thank you for your support! But how do you keep your sanity in Massachusetts? I mean you're going to have to live with Kerry as senator for the next two years!


29 posted on 09/26/2004 12:08:32 PM PDT by boop (Testing the tagline feature!)
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To: boop
Thank you for saying I'm sane. A lot of factors unite to allow me to live amid the lunacy in Mass. Number One:  Finding Free Republic in '98 saved my mind.

Free Republic gave me instant proof of my sanity. From that point, my general makeup kicked in to let me better tolerate this cuckoo's nest of a state.

Remember, no matter what, we MA GOP keep Kerry.   Please be kind.

30 posted on 09/26/2004 12:31:48 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: harpo11

31 posted on 09/26/2004 12:33:34 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: gopwinsin04
A former CBS vice president Jon Klein sneered at the critics, 'You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.'

I am glad to finally see the whole quote in full- I kept missing it here on FR.

32 posted on 09/26/2004 12:35:11 PM PDT by lawgirl (I like knowing where my President is every night- at home in bed with his wife!)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

TankerKC > Buckhead > Howlin. And a supporting cast of at least dozens...


33 posted on 09/26/2004 12:40:23 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: Jenya

roflmbo


34 posted on 09/26/2004 12:52:27 PM PDT by King Prout (yo! sKerry: "Live by the flip, die by the flop." - Frank_Discussion)
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To: harpo11

**chuckle**


35 posted on 09/26/2004 3:29:03 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Kerry lied and good men died, and Moms worried, and heroes were spit on, and children were ostraci..)
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To: RedWhiteBlue
A New Era of Credibility
36 posted on 09/26/2004 3:33:37 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Kerry lied and good men died, and Moms worried, and heroes were spit on, and children were ostraci..)
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To: airborne
Nobody going "Commando"? ;^)

Kim can wear her pajamas at my place any old time...


37 posted on 09/26/2004 3:46:09 PM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: Dog
Hey dog, they're talkin' 'bout chu here.

Bloggers are true to the journalism adage: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. Nobody knows you're anything. So you have to prove you're worth reading and believing by providing links to your source material or to your credentials and by making sense.

38 posted on 09/26/2004 11:35:02 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: gopwinsin04
Return of the Pajamahadeen: D.C. Chapter Freeps CBS News' Face the Nation 9/26/04
39 posted on 09/26/2004 11:40:35 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: Jenya

My caption for the excellent cartoon at #4:

"The News Anchor Has No Pajamas! (Who's going to tell him?)


40 posted on 09/26/2004 11:52:55 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: tsmith130

After logging on to http://www.bugmenot.com , I typed "pajama people" into the Philly paper's search window and it came up right away.


41 posted on 09/26/2004 11:54:48 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: dAnconia

fyi ping


42 posted on 09/28/2004 10:13:14 AM PDT by Annie03 (Kerry American Values: abortion and appeasement)
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To: gopwinsin04
A former CBS vice president Jon Klein sneered at the critics, 'You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.'

Dear Mr. Klein: Average people sitting in their pajamas watch CBS news. However, if you insist on insulting your audience, we will turn the channel to another station who will appreciate our attention. Thank you most kindly, Average Joe & Jill Voter

43 posted on 09/28/2004 6:33:06 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.40daysusa.org Please pray for our Nation)
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To: Jenya

Good one.


44 posted on 09/28/2004 8:04:32 PM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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