CNN reports want to censor the blogs. We have seen this stuff for years No Sheeples Here puts it very well:
Uh, no John, we’re not a bunch of cowards. The corporate-controlled media is the coward. You didn’t see any blogs selling out our intelligence community like The Washington Post did in its three-part story Top Secret America.
Bloggers do the work that journalists used to do. Oh, and the pariah of the dead tree media—The National Enquirer—has scooped the lamestream media so many times we’ve lost count.
When you visit a blog you know exactly what you’re getting. Unlike so-called journalists who “claim” not to be biased, bloggers are up front about their biases. Bloggers on the right, for the most part, are rarely paid. I know this blogger isn’t. I don’t advertise here. The one advertisement you see at the top of the sidebar is placed there gratis because I love everything Old Glory stands for.
I don’t get paid here either (except per hit on my examiner work) but feel free to kick into DaTipJar if you think that needs to change.
On and if you want to see an example of the media’s self censorship of stories they don’t want reported, consider this from Moe Lane (all emphasis mine):
The mayor being Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, of course. If you read the story, it has been conceded by all parties that drinking was involved; but apparently only a on-the-spot field breathalyzer test was deemed necessary to clear the driver, who, again, is the brother-in-law of the mayor of Bethlehem, who is now running for Congress. Any particular reason why the city never followed up on a possibly-booze related accident that injured one of its police officers, and is apparently now stonewalling reporters on it?
What? This is a local matter, and thus no big deal? Yeah, well, that’s what they said about Bill Delahunt and the Amy Bishop cover up.
The left’s greatest strength is as a gatekeeper keeping stories from going beyond a short blub in a local paper on at the AP. Let’s add one more example from a while back
The silencing of Summers was easy to miss. The Washington Post did not report it. The New York Times gave it three sentences. The Los Angeles Times ignored it, except for one nonstaff op-ed.
By contrast, the briefly martyred Chemerinsky — who was hired, fired (based on conservative complaints about his political views), and rehired (thanks in part to free-speech conservative support) as founding dean of a new law school at UC Irvine — inspired 17 articles and editorials in the Los Angeles Times, two articles and an outraged editorial in The New York Times, and one article in The Washington Post.
Quick question. How many stories has CNN done on Journolist, lets to go the CNN site and do a search. Here is the one result in its entirety:
Be in the know: Today’s political bullet points
Posted: 05:09 PM ET
Editor’s note: Occasionally we will ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day’s conversation in and outside Washington.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
– Democrats decide to fund war but not teachers.
– John McCain votes against border security.
– Dan Choi Calls the Closet a Poison, a Deadly Toxic Disease.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– In pushing back against Andrew Breitbart, Democrats and Shirley Sherrod have overplayed their hand and wiped out pretty much any sympathy for Ms. Sherrod on the right.
– Democrat panic is setting in at the state level as they realize control of legislatures might be slipping away from them, hurting Democrat redistricting efforts.
– The ongoing leaks of the left-wing Journolist is continuing to solidify opinion on the right that the media really is on the left and the left really projects their own issues of violence onto the right.
Filed under: Bullet Points
That’s it? The daily caller has been revealing tidbits for days and the only mention is from a bullet point submitted by a conservative blogger? What is this, the Washington Post?
That’s why they hate the blogs and Fox, the monopoly is broken.
Memeorandum thread here.