Again For Jillian, The Reason For Bloggers

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    Ed Driscoll » No Double-Standard Here
    Got to know your blogger, just like you needed to know your newspaper in times gone.
     
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    yeah...go read non-factchecked garbage.

    problem is you don't pick and choose.

    The rest is just someone's opinion...not worth more or less than anyone else's.... fine for what it is. But you've always had this terrible problem with posting hem as if they had some factual weight.
     
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    Sorry I lost belief in MSM 'fact-checking' zip a long time ago. Van Jones and ACORN coverage just a continuation of what Mapes and Rather did a long time ago. The major newspapers are mostly in their first round of bankruptcies and certainly not the last. They blame advertising loss, not one admitting they failed to keep faith with their readers, that went elsewhere, to read.
     
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    the sad fact is, that's what you get in most newspapers as well
     
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    Blogs are a mix of the good, the bad, and the truly ugly.
    I rarely if ever use them as a source, there are just too many shills, morons, 12-year-olds pretending to be experts on everything from their parents' basement, and post-traumatic tequila hallucinators pretending to be journalists out there.
    There are a few I respect and read often, mostly for news in scientific fields the MSM doesn't find sexy enough to cover. But even there, it's so important to do your homework.
     
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    yes, you need multiple sources for nearly everything

    and there is still more attention given to being FIRST on a report than being CORRECT
    and till that changes back, no source will have legitimacy
     
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    It's funny, that people think the MSM newscasters are somehow more credible than bloggers ... when all MSM newscasters blog now.
     
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    Being first is one of the ways CNN tanked. They used to be respectable, but when they started just parroting press releases verbatim and setting their talking heads to fight over it, I stopped watching them. They stopped doing any work for themselves because it took too long to verify before reading it off. :rolleyes:

    I have no respect for the MSM either. We need to get back to the days of news outlets being independent from larger corporate interests with a bigger agenda. I don't care if the MSM makes a profit, I do care who they make it for and what conflicts are involved.
     
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    yeah, and bloggers are starting to do that now also
    look how messed up the protesters attendance counts went
    someone reports something wrong and it snowballs
     
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    The problem is MSM is more interested in hype and ratings. I would prefer blogs to their newscasts because at least the blogs are not dependent on readers.
     

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