What I quote and link here looks like a fine example of what I regard as MEDIA FASCISM. It's a war, low and thuggish, with words. Cynical, insincere, knee-jerk, insulting, unfounded, and bitter words.
As the FreedomWorks writer, Jeff Reynolds, opens his post: "This is not a story about policy or legislation. This is a story about journalism, and the all too cozy relationship between 'reporters' and the public officials they're supposed to hold accountable."
Various media outlets -- blogs and mainstream media -- are shown trying to marginalize a writer mostly to maintain a status quo that suits them, and to mock .
I'd call it unprofessional, but that's laughable. It is shameful. It shows us, once against, that today the one group it's OK to discriminate against is non-Democrats. As evidenced by clumsy work by the Oregonian and some blogs, it is OK to skew the truth against Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party activists, Constitutionalists, and traditionalists. It doesn't matter what the facts involved are.
Explains Jeff (my emphases): there was "a coordinated smear campaign has been waged by blogs, mainstream news outlets and national columnists against the [citizen] reporter who verified and reported the story. I was famously labeled "the most irrelevant man in Oregon politics" by the progressive blog, Blue Oregon, in a story critical of the original report. Of course, four subsequent stories have been devoted to Mr. Irrelevant by that site - along with a news story in the Oregonian, two columns in the Oregonian (one of which was corrected and then retracted)."
Do the world a favor: Don't accept as insurmountable fact the problem that most "journalism" today is ruled by a poorly educated, biased, unobjective, agenda-touting pack of needy, acceptance-craving, insular leftists. I refuse to. I refuse to believe that the Information Age that is soaking us in will not recover from information overload, or disinformation overload.
MEDIA is no longer practicing, with regularity, the work of journalism, certainly not objective reporting without editorializing in what should be "hard news" stories. Here's a very good example of that.
Read the article here.
- jR, aka AirFarceOne (follow me on Twitter!)