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September 21, 2005

quote of the day

I heard the "Porkbuster" blog site mentioned several times today on the Michael Reagan radio show. I was impressed.

I think it would be a fantastic thing for America if the Times went out of business and Pinch Sulzberger ended up with a job fitting his talents and achievements. It would be a nice wake-up call to other far-left nuts masquerading as journalists if Sulzberger were interviewed at his new job at Kinko's. They need to realize that now that they can no longer hide the truth from the bulk of the public, it's foolish to go on printing tendentious nonsense people immediately recognize as propaganda. Fox and the Internet work around the clock to make people aware of the facts as they are, not as Pinch Sulzberger wishes them to be. When people open the Times and read biased "journalism" telling them things they already know are not true, it has to have a negative effect on circulation.

hog on ice.

Blogging started out with a bunch of people blathering on the internet and most of the readers were people who blathered on the internet themselves. But that status changed over the past couple of years. I believe that bloggers have a BIG impact on politics, reporting and even elections today.

Blogs will become even more influential in the future.

I don't write to shine a light on the roaches crawling all over the kitchen floor. But other bloggers do, and they're beginning to scare the hell out of the roaches. Just ask Trent Lott, Dan Rather and the New York Times, to name a few.

Lying politicians, dishonest media and loudmouthed assholes simply can't get away with the same stuff they've done for decades. Too many people are willing to fact-check their asses.

I receive about 3,000 visitors per day on my humble site. Many of those 3,000 are connected to other blogs, which ALSO have 3,000 readers and are connected to still more blogs with 3,000 readers. It's a true network, and word travels fast around here.

I believe that blogging snuck up and ambushed the entrenched roaches in this country and surprised the shit out of them with the effectiveness of the ambush.

It was enough to make Dan Rather cry.

I learned in Journalism School that the press was supposed to be the "Fourth Estate," the Watchdog of Government. But nobody was watching the watchdogs, and they ran out of control. They became advocates instead of reporters. The "news" became what they WANTED you to think instead of the truth.

Bloggers are slowly, but surely, putting a leash on the watchdogs. And I'll bet some congress-critters are feeling the heat about pork-busting, too. These people don't want a bright light shined on them.

Bloggers are doing that. Usually, what you see under the light isn't pretty. But you couldn't see it at all until the past few years.

I say SHINE ON!

Comments

YEP! The twisted facts from MSM is a good example. It took a while but they finally admitted that it was Negin and Blaco who screwed the pooch. hell Bush doesn't need anyone telling lies about him-he can screw up all on his own.

Posted by: GUYK on September 21, 2005 09:27 PM

FOX?

They are nothing but the GOP's version of MSM--media defending government, rather than watch-dogging as they should.

You can strike FOX as being anything even approaching "objective."

Posted by: jb on September 21, 2005 09:43 PM

Now THAT was a damned fine post A-Man. The point you make rings true with me too.

As well as most others out here in the blogosphere I'm guessing...be it it readers or writers.

I'm pretty sure that almost all of us vote.

Posted by: marcl on September 21, 2005 09:46 PM

"I learned in Journalism School that the press was supposed to be the "Fourth Estate," the Watchdog of Government. "

The problem is that they've become the 5th column, morphing from their role as the 4th estate. The fact that the NYT is laying off people kinda says it all. The American people are starting to wake up.

As for the 500 folks laid off (which I don't evny at all), I leave you with Dan Rather's final comment...."Courage".

Posted by: Vulgorilla on September 21, 2005 09:57 PM

It's long past time for the vermin to be shown for what they are. I'm glad to have the bloggers willing to leash the mutts, they haven't been watchdogs for a long time, just feral mutts running in their packs and fouling the neighborhood.

Posted by: Aquila on September 22, 2005 12:15 AM

Yea, well just remember the next time you hear someone bitching about internet porn that they have been listening to someone that wants to shut down Matt Drudge and you Rob.

Long live the Blog!

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on September 22, 2005 10:15 AM

You add up the hits of Daily Kos, Instapundit and whatever else and you don't have half the circulation -- PAID circulation -- of USA Today and it is a shitty newspaper.

Sorry, but bloggers (and I'm one) are mites. Look at Katrina. They raised $2 million. Big whoop. Over a BILLION was raised 2/10th of 1 percent. Wake me when Blogs are 1 percent

Ham radio didn't change the world. CB didn't change the world. Blogs won't either

Posted by: don surber on September 22, 2005 02:23 PM

I disagree Don Surber, bloggers did make a difference in the last election. And "They raised $2 million. Big whoop. Over a BILLION was raised 2/10th of 1 percent. Wake me when Blogs are 1 percent " is not good logic to use to say bloggers do not have much power. I am a blogger, I donated, but not through a blog. I suspect that most who donated didn't donate through a blog but the majority of bloggers, me included went on record asking people to dig down deep and help out. In addition, there are millions who read blogs that do not blog themself. I was one of them until a couple of months ago and I have found that the majority of people who read my words of shit are not bloggers. But we do have influence and I think that influence will grow.

Posted by: GUYK on September 22, 2005 08:10 PM

I'm one of the three thousand who read you each day. Sadly, my blog doesn't get three thousand readers daily. Although some don't think bloggers are important, ask the people who get the money donated through my site for Katrina victims. I also read Guy, who's a much better blogger than me.

Posted by: ScottG on September 22, 2005 08:28 PM
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