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To: infocats; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude alert.

Seelye:

..."Here's your chance to go behind the scenes with the gatekeepers of the national media to see how they screen out viewpoints and information that don't fit their stereotypes," Rob Crowther, the institute's spokesman, wrote on the Web site...

..."All these developments have forced journalists to respond in a variety of ways, including becoming more open about their methods and techniques and perhaps more conscious of how they filter information."

14 posted on 01/02/2006 6:21:13 AM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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To: an amused spectator; All
Please recall hillary's ominous pronouncement about needing to rethink a "gate-keeping" function on the internet after the RAT's had their @sses kicked in the 1990's. To her credit, she saw the meaning of the net long before many did(even here on FR). Let's not stupidly discredit the enemy by thinking they're all fools like the blind and masturbating staff at the old gray whore. Some, like hillary and wolves, can actually formulate a pack strategy and attempt to take down prey much larger than themselves...
23 posted on 01/02/2006 7:03:52 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: an amused spectator

Thanks for the ping.


28 posted on 01/02/2006 7:28:08 AM PST by GOPJ (Happy New Year!)
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To: an amused spectator
A couple of my favorite passages:

Danny Schechter, executive editor of MediaChannel.org and a former producer at ABC News and CNN, said that while the active participation by so many readers was healthy for democracy and journalism, it had allowed partisanship to mask itself as media criticism and had given rise to a new level of vitriol.

I dont' suppose it ever occurred to this guy that "partisanship" could mask itself as journalsim, eh. The new level of vitriol is only new to him. Angst at the media and their shenanigans has been around for more years than the internet; it's just allowed the "other" voices to be heard.

"It's now O.K. to demonize the messenger," he said. "This has led to a very uncivil discourse in which it seems to be O.K. to shout down, discredit, delegitimize and denigrate the people who are reporting stories and to pick at their methodology and ascribe motives to them that are often unfair."

Heh. And the downside is???

40 posted on 01/02/2006 4:29:25 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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