Morning Intell: Weekend Edition:
Saturday, November 28 2009
Yesterday’s Morning INTELL: CIA Magic Manual, ClimateGate-apalooza, Libs in Toyland: Morning Intell
TOP STORIES at: DBKP FLASH Headline News:
THE DEBATE HEATS UP AS THE WORLD COOLS DOWN
FROM EMAIL: “Climate ‘scientists’ scared up fake data for a fake problem that Big Governments used to scam real money from real taxpayers.”
EVIL DICK RETURNS? New group tries to convince Cheney to run in 2012
OH JACKIE: MILA KUNIS Pix Slideshow
STILL UNDEFEATED: Alabama 26 Auburn 21
UPSET: West Virginia 19 Pitt 16
ANOTHER DEM STRONGHOLD BROKE: Is New York Headed for Bankruptcy?
NO ALCOHOL INVOLVED: Authorities: Tiger Woods hurt in Fla. car crash
MURDER MOM’S NEW DEFENSE? Casey Anthony Case: Meter Reader in, Mysterious Nanny Out as Defense Prime Suspect in Caylee’s Death?
UK Nationalized Health Care: England’s Hospital of Death
STILL UNDEFEATED: Pike sets school mark with 6 TD passes, unbeaten and No. 5 Cincinnati tops Illinois 49-36
MSM BOO HOO of the DAY: Journalism’s slow, sad death
M. Gerson of the Washington Post sheds a tear for the impending death of dinosaur media. He points to the Internet as the cause of death, but that’s just a symptom. The death of trust in the Mouthpiece Media had to occur first. And Big Media worked hard and long to kill it.
Gerson’s employer exhibited its “commitment” to “journalism” by substituting cheer-leading for reporting during the 2008 campaign. One reason Gerson might be so glum is the awful reality that the press owns Barack Obama, just as surely as Obama now owns the recession. There is no separating the two.
Big Media doesn’t understand the Internet very well and that has contributed to its death spiral. Instead of accepting the millions of hits sent their way on their stories (and the ads that accompany them), the AP is suing the hand that could feed them. Not sure what the word for it is in the hallowed halls of “journalism”, but from a New Media viewpoint, I’d call it “dumbass-ian”.
NOT ALL newspapers are dying; big city dailies are certainly on the endangered list, especially LIBERAL big city “newspapers” who filter the news through an snobbishly-elite progressive PoV. This writer still buys both the morning and evening editions of the local paper. But it’s one of the few with a conservative viewpoint–like the majority of its readers.
Other readers are not so lucky. Most big city readers are trapped with a newspaper that seems more intent on preaching Progressiveness, than reporting the news. Now that their readers have other choices, those like Gerson cry when they can no longer shove their PCBS down the throats of a captive audience. Better they had done their crying when their employers blacked out news readers deserved to know.
Readers turned to the Internet because where else were they to find news of the John Edwards scandal for 10 months? Not in Gershon’s WashPo. ClimateGate is big and it’s being covered–on Russian TV and Fox News and in the papers of the UK. Gerson puts down the “birthers”. Did WashPo deign to do any digging on this issue? No, it didn’t. It recycled what other MSM organizations said about it. Talk about second-hand news. That makes the Washington Post less informed–and more expensive–than many of the blogs Gerson whines about.
Who wants to pay for that?
Meanwhile, Americans still are getting their news blacked out by their “journalistic” betters. Gerson weeps that those potential readers will no longer pay for the privilege of being kept in the dark.
We’ll say the same thing we said when not one reporter asked a presidential candidate about his mistress and the massive coverup: “Do your damn job.” Because they didn’t do that job, readers turn to others who will.
Good riddance–both to the elite smugness of the MSM and to its apologists like Michael Gerson.
HA HA: And Thanks for Belligerent, Brainless Trolls A little blog humor–and a kitten pic–to lighten up the morning…
CONAN O’BRIEN: “President Obama was in South Korea today, discussing what to do about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and he said he plans to “indicate our seriousness” to Iran. Obama plans to indicate our seriousness by having our next message to Iran read aloud by James Earl Jones.”
ADDICTIONS: Georgia concerned by ‘link between gambling and drugs’
Treasury, Fed delay Internet gambling ban 6 months
BAD PRESIDENTIAL PICK-UP LINES: You dirty dog! What Claire Sweeney made of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s chat up lines
REALITY BITES: White House ‘gatecrashers’ facing possible charges
MORE: Video: Party crashers’ entrance announced at WH state dinner; Update: Took photo with Obama
When pirates attack pirates: Lawyers target thousands of ‘illegal’ file-sharers
Smoke Nazis: In tobacco-loving Va., bars to quit cold-turkey
Blah Blah Blah: Diplomats: Iran censured at UN nuclear meeting
Texas 49 A&M 39: Texas A&M defense can’t stop McCoy, Texas
VIDEO of the DAY: SexualHistoryReport.com Commercial
CONAN O’BRIEN: “Fox News announced that they are not interested in hiring outspoken anti-immigration anchor Lou Dobbs. Also not interested in hiring Lou Dobbs, the band Los Lobos.”
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by Mondo Frazier
images: DBKP file