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Sunday afternoon Open

Sunday afternoon Open

Been traveling for a couple of days.

What did I miss?


Noticed this, by someone who is a blogger at a major online publication’s blog section, presumably gets paid for it and gets eyeballs from the publication’s readership, and therefore can say things such as:

Personally I have given up on the idea of being a journalist. I am a blogger now and that’s more than enough for me. Hopefully one day I’ll have finished my book and someone will find that worthy of publishing. Until they do I’ll make my money by going into work every day and satisfy my writing cravings with this blog. There is certainly room for journalists in the digital age but not many of them. The future belongs to those of us who are blogging our thoughts for free whether that’s fair or not I couldn’t say, nor do I care

Vive Les Bloggers!

Yeah, tell me about it when you have 8000 posts.


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casualobserver | March 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Did he just tell his employer that he is using his salary and their resources to be a blogger??

Subotai Bahadur | March 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Personally I have given up on the idea of being a journalist.

With all due respect, if you look at it the right way [which may or may not be what he intended, but the possible implication is out there]; being a “journalist” today means you are no more than a hired propagandist for the whatever cause is politically correct. There are no real reporters in the Journo-List 2.0 media. They write what they are told, they lie as they are told to, and they have no consciences or internal consistency. To be a journalist is to be a slave.

What was being a journalist or more accurately being a reporter is almost exclusively in the world of blogs. Some are exceptional. Most are middling. Some are hopeless hacks. But any search for reality or truth lies in the blog world and not the world of “Journalism”.

He may be declaring his independence. It may work out for him. It may not. But he may be trying.

We all are trying. We may fail to draw enough viewers to make it worthwhile. We may fail economically. We may fail the way some writers of Samizdat failed, catastrophically and for the same reasons. His ego may be writing checks his gluteal musculature cannot cash. I would sit back and give him the benefit of the doubt while I watch.

Subotai Bahadur

Seems to me that today bloggers ARE the journalists of our times. The closest equivalent of the classic, small-town newspaper editor and broadside publisher today is the individual blogger.

This on Breitbart : Kevin McCarthy on I suspect one of the Sunday shows (Kandy Crowley? ) supposedly said leadership would seek to limit amendments to budget bills so as to get legislation that would pass both houses. This would be done to shortcircuit amendment defunding Obamacare. The tactic would be used also on other thorny issues such as gun control. Leadership would cross the aisle for dem votes if necessary.

    P.s. The story is unclear re. Obamacare. It’s more about gun & immigration legislation. Does anyone doubt they would utilize re. Obamacare if they can get away with it?

I suspect that the Internet is the end of the “legitimate” media. What I think is happening is that the MSM are getting lazy. As much as they look down their noses at bloggers, I’ll bet they steal from them more and more every day. I’ll bet newsrooms have “research” zombies combing the net who glean stuff that “journalists” simply merge with OFA/Politico talking points to create news. Just look at what the lazy Juan Williams got caught doing. (whoops – dog whistle there)

I.e., YOU do their work for them, Professor.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Woo boo . I beat wonder blogger & the rather intelligent Israel Maztav,!,**! 😉

I posted weeks ago about the F-35 s & the very bad situation that is facing allies eg Canada Israel & Australia & in fact the very basis of a global air Defense network.

Now the Pentagon is trying to blunt the damage by selectively leaking . My very non Pentagon sources have it that it is a complete f**ckup.

The damage to the GWBUSH Bush presidency will never recover unless there is a he is cow thre painting puppies. FGS.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Down there painting puppies.

The problem with “blogging our thoughts for free” is that it means the end of investigative journalism. Calling up a politician’s office or a police department and announcing that you are from the local newspaper generally gets a different response than if you say you are Bill Smith of the SuperWingDings blog.

One of the ways you know you’re living in a closed society is that only, only the Jester can criticize the king and keep his head. The Jester has freedoms the King’s advisers don’t have because no matter how scathing a truth he exposes he can always claim to be only kidding. In America the power is disbursed, and the critics get pink slips instead of decapitation, but the result is the same. Most of the media are boot licking cronies of the authoritarian class, anyone with any real integrity gets booted out of the industry or relegated to alternative media. What’s left is a select few comedians who expose the idiotic idiosyncrasies of the sociocrats.