Mark this day – The Mainstream Media is Officially DEAD!
Three recent news items make it clear that the train wreck that was once journalism is now in our rear view mirror. At the same time it is becoming clearer where we will go for real news. It has gotten so bad that the media itself is reporting its death. Let the party begin.
The AP ran a report on a PEW research poll that indicates media credibility is at an all time low. They also report the plunge of advertising dollars in all traditional media outlets. So it is clear the burial site is being cleared.
Poll: News media’s credibility plunges to new low
Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.
The survey found that 63 percent of the respondents thought the information they get from the media was often off base. In Pew Research’s previous survey, in 2007, 53 percent of the people expressed that doubt about accuracy.
Howard Kurtz wrote a scathing piece on the MSM Van Jones coverage that highlights the reason why we no longer trust traditional media. Kurtz reports on the media lack of coverage of the Van Jones scandal in vivid detail. He properly credits Glen Beck with breaking the story yet couldn’t hold back his whack job liberal obsessions choosing to pepper the article with insults about Beck. We can all agree with Howie – the mainstream media is really no longer necessary.
Beck and the Mainstream
It has become a familiar chain reaction: Talk-show hosts whip up a noisy controversy, which hits higher decibels as it spreads to the establishment media, which costs some unfortunate soul his job.
But now the middleman — the journalistic gatekeepers of yore — may no longer be necessary.
By the time White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned over Labor Day weekend, the New York Times had not run a single story. Neither had USA Today, which also didn’t cover the resignation. The Washington Post had done one piece, on the day before he quit. The Los Angeles Times had carried a short article the previous week questioning Glenn Beck’s assault on the White House aide. There had been nothing on the network newscasts.
“Where is the press on this?” Beck asked in late August during one of several rants against Jones. But it turned out the Fox News host didn’t need the big news organizations to claim his scalp.
This week came the emergence of the new 60 Minutes! After last nights 60 Minutes love in with Zero CBS proved that they are no more than an infant sucking it’s mothers breast. Where is Dan Rather shoving a camera in someone’s face? When will a new Mike Wallace emerge who will ask a President or world leader some tough questions? Somewhere in the rubble of the train wreck I guess.
Meet James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, the new Woodward and Bernstein on steroids sans Bradley. Episode #3 of their vigilante undercover work on ACORN was released today entitled, “Bury yo money in a tin.” I have seen two interviews with Giles and O’Keefe and they make it clear that they feel the MSM is dead and that they feel compelled to pick up the sword. Admitted conservatives it is clear that they are original, organic and tough as nails. After last weeks Episode #1 and #2 of “Pimp yo Ho” when Hannity asked O’Keefe if there was more to come he replied, “I won’t say.” After ACORN threatened lawsuits he replied “Bring it on, before this is over ACORN will be apologizing to me!”
It is clear that they have planned a slow drip infusion of cyanide into ACORNS jugular. O’Keefe was just as mad about BS reports on CNN that they has been thrown of out offices in LA, Miami and NYC. So today he proved that the ACORNS in NYC are just as corrupt as ACORNS everywhere. We know that ACORN is not an organization that happens to have Democrats working for them; they ARE the Democratic Party.
As Kurtz said, we really don’t need the MSM to report on real issues anymore – not when we have courageous young people like O’Keefe and Giles
For your enjoyment – Episode #3 “Bury yo money in a tin”