Why the MSM hates new media: Alabama edition

by Datechguy | April 11th, 2012

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Why the MSM hates new media: Alabama edition

when a mere blog­ger is the one ask­ing the ques­tions that by all rights you’d expect to be asked by actual reporters and edi­tors in news­rooms in Wash­ing­ton and New York – you can be excused for think­ing there’s some­thing badly out-​of-​whack in the media uni­verse.

Robert Stacy McCain May 29th 2011

Media Bias is mostly made up of sins of omission

DaT­e­chGuy: April 18th 2011

The NBC News edit­ing of the Zim­mer­man 911 call really makes me won­der how many times in the past sev­eral decades some­thing like this hap­pened and we never knew any­thing about it.

Jeff John­son Instapun­dit April 10th

There are a lot of flags fly­ing over “edit­gate” but for my money the biggest story of the day comes from far­ther south.

On April 10th J. at 5:54 a.m. J Chris­t­ian Adams posted this story at PJ Media:

Stokes said he looked back in his rear-​view as he pulled away and noticed the biker rolling in the high­way. “He either tried to jump in the back of the truck or onto the trailer and some­how slipped.”

Stokes said when he noticed the injured man flail­ing in the road­way he stopped, wor­ried about leav­ing the scene of an acci­dent. Stokes said he was get­ting out of his truck to go check on Clay when a woman in a red Jeep pulled along­side and shouted a warn­ing: “You bet­ter get out of here — they’ve got guns.” That’s when Stokes looked back down the high­way and some the motor­cy­cle gang — 30 or 40 bikes strong — headed his way. “I jumped back in the truck and took off until I could find a busy inter­sec­tion and that’s where I stopped.”

Stokes said he and Cooper were imme­di­ately sur­rounded by a gang of black bik­ers, all with black ban­danas cov­er­ing the bot­tom half of their faces.

The gang forced him out of the truck and com­menced their revenge attack. “After I saw the knife and then felt the stab­bings I fell to the ground and played dead — I think that may have saved my life,” he said.

Adams is quot­ing Scott Boyd’s story from the weekly Macon Bea­con. The only paper that decided a gang of 30 to 40 bik­ers sur­round­ing and stab­bing a trucker at an inter­sec­tion was newsworthy:

Boyd tells me he con­tacted the crime beat reporter at the Birm­ing­ham News and told her about his story. “Not news­wor­thy,” was her response. Boyd also tells me that law enforce­ment offi­cials told Boyd they “don’t mess with the Out­casts of Alabama.”

The motor­cy­cle gang is black, the dri­ver who was stabbed was white. Adams continued:

Let’s see if the attack by a black motor­cy­cle gang on an Alabama high­way in broad day­light gets any more media or law enforce­ment atten­tion now that the infor­ma­tion is here for the ask­ing. I won’t hold my breath.

Lo and behold guess at 3:02 p.m. the same day guess what story has sud­denly become news­wor­thy to the Birm­ing­ham News.

Police probe March stab­bing in Jef­fer­son County

Adamsville police are inves­ti­gat­ing a March 24 road-​rage inci­dent in which a Mis­sis­sippi man was stabbed, author­i­ties said.

The story con­tains this inter­est­ing quote:

The motor­cy­clists were mem­bers of the Out­casts of Alabama Motor­cy­cle Club based in Besse­mer. Author­i­ties said they’ve never had any inci­dents of vio­lence from the social motor­cy­cle club.

Well per­haps that why law enforce­ment offi­cials “don’t mess with the Out­casts of Alabama” because they are so peace­ful.

This morn­ing Adams noted the sud­den volte-​face by the Birm­ing­ham paper and a bit of defense from the edi­tor on their pre­vi­ous inac­tion:

Now that the new media has shamed Mr. Clark’s news­pa­per, the Birm­ing­ham News is pre­tend­ing the call from Boyd never hap­pened. It did. They might have “looked into it,” but the look lasted about three sec­onds and then Carol Robin­son of the Birm­ing­ham News decided not to cover the stab­bing, over a week ago. A weekly paper in Mis­sis­sippi and the new con­ser­v­a­tive media at PJ Media cov­ered events in Alabama bet­ter and quicker than the Birm­ing­ham News.

And this is an excel­lent illus­tra­tion of the impor­tance of blogs even on a smaller level.

We think about the the NBC’s and the New York Times as spin­ning an agenda, we rail about the Jon Stew­arts and Stephen Col­berts and the false nar­ra­tives, but in truth to most of the coun­try the NYT is a paper they will never read in their lives and Stew­art and Col­bert are so insignif­i­cant that a 53-​year-​old move that’s been avail­able on video for decades not only beat them 3 – 1 in the rat­ing last week but took them in the 18 – 49 year old demo­graphic.

But for every NYT there are dozens of Birm­ing­ham News’ unin­ter­ested in vio­lence by Biker Gangs if they are of the wrong color. For every Jon Stew­art there are count­less Worces­ter Telegrams who find threats of vio­lence and arson triv­ial if directed at pro-​life cen­ters and for every CNN there is a slew of Tor­rance Daily Breezes who don’t find the actions or pro­nounce­ments of major party con­gres­sional can­di­dates worth their time.

Dur­ing his talk in Lex­ing­ton Mass. last year Andrew Bre­it­bart urged those in atten­dance to carry a cam­era and report and even if it was no more than a Kinder­garten teacher push­ing an agenda to send him the story and he would make it national. If you are a blog­ger will­ing to report on those local sto­ries and pro­mote them up the blog ecosys­tem you have the power to make a dif­fer­ence. Bre­it­bart under­stood this and so does every mem­ber of the MSM with an agenda who dis­misses blog­gers and tweeters.

That more than any­thing else is why they hate you and fear you.

Update: Related thoughts on media hatred and con­tain­ment from Ed Driscoll and J. Chris­t­ian Adams

Update 2: Bill Quick points out the scope of the NYT goes beyond it’s print edi­tion, fair enough but sto­ries nation­wide get pro­moted because they appear else­where and get trac­tion thus mak­ing blog­gers even more impor­tant and pow­er­ful on the local level.

It’s why they want Rush to shut up too, how many sto­ries before the rise of the net did he push that the MSM wanted the world to for­get or ignore?

when a mere blogger is the one asking the questions that by all rights you’d expect to be asked by actual reporters and editors in newsrooms in Washington and New York – you can be excused for thinking there’s something badly out-of-whack in the media universe.

Robert Stacy McCain May 29th 2011

Media Bias is mostly made up of sins of omission

DaTechGuy:  April 18th 2011

The NBC News editing of the Zimmerman 911 call really makes me wonder how many times in the past several decades something like this happened and we never knew anything about it.

Jeff Johnson Instapundit April 10th

There are a lot of flags flying over “editgate” but for my money the biggest story of the day comes from farther south.

On April 10th J. at 5:54 a.m. J Christian Adams posted this story at PJ Media:

Stokes said he looked back in his rear-view as he pulled away and noticed the biker rolling in the highway. “He either tried to jump in the back of the truck or onto the trailer and somehow slipped.”

Stokes said when he noticed the injured man flailing in the roadway he stopped, worried about leaving the scene of an accident. Stokes said he was getting out of his truck to go check on Clay when a woman in a red Jeep pulled alongside and shouted a warning: “You better get out of here — they’ve got guns.” That’s when Stokes looked back down the highway and some the motorcycle gang — 30 or 40 bikes strong — headed his way. “I jumped back in the truck and took off until I could find a busy intersection and that’s where I stopped.”

Stokes said he and Cooper were immediately surrounded by a gang of black bikers, all with black bandanas covering the bottom half of their faces.

The gang forced him out of the truck and commenced their revenge attack. “After I saw the knife and then felt the stabbings I fell to the ground and played dead — I think that may have saved my life,” he said.

Adams is quoting Scott Boyd’s story from the weekly Macon Beacon. The only paper that decided a gang of 30 to 40 bikers surrounding and stabbing a trucker at an intersection was newsworthy:

Boyd tells me he contacted the crime beat reporter at the Birmingham News and told her about his story. “Not newsworthy,” was her response. Boyd also tells me that law enforcement officials told Boyd they “don’t mess with the Outcasts of Alabama.”

The motorcycle gang is black, the driver who was stabbed was white. Adams continued:

Let’s see if the attack by a black motorcycle gang on an Alabama highway in broad daylight gets any more media or law enforcement attention now that the information is here for the asking. I won’t hold my breath.

Lo and behold guess at 3:02 p.m. the same day guess what story has suddenly become newsworthy to the Birmingham News.

Police probe March stabbing in Jefferson County

Adamsville police are investigating a March 24 road-rage incident in which a Mississippi man was stabbed, authorities said.

The story contains this interesting quote:

The motorcyclists were members of the Outcasts of Alabama Motorcycle Club based in Bessemer. Authorities said they’ve never had any incidents of violence from the social motorcycle club.

Well perhaps that why law enforcement officials “don’t mess with the Outcasts of Alabama” because they are so peaceful.

This morning Adams noted the sudden volte-face by the Birmingham paper and a bit of defense from the editor on their previous inaction:

Now that the new media has shamed Mr. Clark’s newspaper, the Birmingham News is pretending the call from Boyd never happened. It did. They might have “looked into it,” but the look lasted about three seconds and then Carol Robinson of the Birmingham News decided not to cover the stabbing, over a week ago. A weekly paper in Mississippi and the new conservative media at PJ Media covered events in Alabama better and quicker than the Birmingham News.

And this is an excellent illustration of the importance of blogs even on a smaller level.

We think about the the NBC’s and the New York Times as spinning an agenda, we rail about the Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts and the false narratives, but in truth to most of the country the NYT is a paper they will never read in their lives and Stewart and Colbert are so insignificant that a 53-year-old move that’s been available on video for decades not only beat them 3-1 in the rating last week but took them in the 18-49 year old demographic.

But for every NYT there are dozens of Birmingham News’ uninterested in violence by Biker Gangs if they are of the wrong color. For every Jon Stewart there are countless Worcester Telegrams who find threats of violence and arson trivial if directed at pro-life centers and for every CNN there is a slew of Torrance Daily Breezes who don’t find the actions or pronouncements of major party congressional candidates worth their time.

During his talk in Lexington Mass. last year Andrew Breitbart urged those in attendance to carry a camera and report and even if it was no more than a Kindergarten teacher pushing an agenda to send him the story and he would make it national. If you are a blogger willing to report on those local stories and promote them up the blog ecosystem you have the power to make a difference. Breitbart understood this and so does every member of the MSM with an agenda who dismisses bloggers and tweeters.

That more than anything else is why they hate you and fear you.

Update: Related thoughts on media hatred and containment from Ed Driscoll and J. Christian Adams

Update 2: Bill Quick points out the scope of the NYT goes beyond it’s print edition, fair enough but stories nationwide get promoted because they appear elsewhere and get traction thus making bloggers even more important and powerful on the local level.

It’s why they want Rush to shut up too, how many stories before the rise of the net did he push that the MSM wanted the world to forget or ignore?

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