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Funny Video of the Day Oct. 5th

October 5, 2010

Awesome parody of the MSM’s coverage of Tea Party rallies.

From Narf Tv.

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  1. JustFacts permalink
    October 5, 2010 9:00 am

    Isn’t this a great commentary on where we are in this country!!! It falls back on people with video cameras to expose the hypocracy of the politicians, major newspapers, and TV. It used to be in this country that only a few of the outlets were biased. Now, there is virtually only one major media outlet that gives us unbiased information most of the time. The media used to combat each other. Now, they seem to only spout the same BS. It seems that they are in a contest to see who can be the MOST biased.

    • October 5, 2010 3:45 pm

      The oddest thing is that you would think with all the evidence out there of Fox’s domination in viewership, more companies would try to emulate their model. Honestly, media outlets deserve to fail if they are unwilling to change their product to suit the largest group of consumers possible. There have always been regional and specialty papers that catered to a smaller demographic, but of the 4 traditional uber-papers, the NY Times, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune, only the WSJ is known for writing to the biggest tent possible.

      A note to newspapers, consumers don’t care how many Pulitzers your paper has won in the past. We want and expect our news sources to follow the code of ethics laid out by the Society of Professional Journalists, which states, “Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty.”

      The internet is partly to blame. As classified ad revenue (usually the most profitable part of the paper) was lost to the internet (craig’s list etc.), the economic need to attract the largest readership possible became a secondary goal to….well I don’t know what the primary goal is. I would think it would be using the paper to promote the ever increasing web presence of the said paper; using the paper’s good name to lend instant credibility to its web-site in a digital world where all news sources are suspect. But that doesn’t seem it either, as newspapers are cutting the budgets for investigative journalism (usually the source for Pulitzers and nationwide fame)severely.

      So, I guess what I am saying is that papers and the MSM don’t seem to be acting in their best interest, which is an oddity for a private company. Hmmm, that’s an interesting conundrum, how does capitalism function if companies purposely work against their best interests?

  2. JustFacts permalink
    October 5, 2010 4:03 pm

    Just follow the money!!!

    • October 5, 2010 5:07 pm

      Yes, but where does the money go? I know there is talk of government subsidies for newspapers, but I can’t imagine a man like William Hearst preferring a government check to the billions he mad as a newspaper mogul. Most newspapers are run by media conglomerates. My assumption is these conglomerates want to make oodles of cash, but there actions show the opposite. It is very confusing.

      On a side note, MSNBC is starting a new branding campaign focused on the catch phrase “Lean Forward”. MSNBC is the second most popular cable news (liberal opinion) provider, and experts claim their embracing of their liberal views will actually increase viewership. I guess some people are so stupid they can’t tell an obvious bias unless the provider of said bias spells it out for them.

  3. October 7, 2010 11:02 am

    ha ha ha ha! thanks for sharing that video. I followed your link from some comment you made, I don’t even remember where now.

    Anyhoo, glad to have found you, and I’ll be having more looks around in the future

    Linda

    • October 7, 2010 5:18 pm

      @noone – Thanks for visiting and commenting. I’m glad you liked my blog =)

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