Comments on: Dim view of media? Try more transparency Dean Wright on Ethics, Innovation and Values Sun, 08 Apr 2012 05:10:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: brian Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:20:27 +0000 Why was debate killed by the moderators on this thread when it was extremely popular??

By: oscar canosa Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:00:46 +0000 Do not underestimate the American people. We are resourceful and with a good dose of common sense. I deeply believe that we will come out of this Crisis, yes different, but better.

By: 4Deuce Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:17:05 +0000 What used to be known as “reporter” is now referred to as “journalist”. Reporters used to be tasked with reporting on stories and writing about the “who” “what” “where” “when” and “why” of a newsworthy event. Today “journailsts” are dedicated to “changing the world” or “making a difference”. That isn’t reporting, that is tinkering, slanting, censoring or even attempting to MAKE the news.

If reporters do not know what their job responsibilities are, they should find a new line of employment. That the biases of our so-called journailsts of today is now so readily apparent, can there be any wonder why the profession is no longer trusted? Further, instead of such bias being rewarded with pink slips from editors, they are rewarded with Pulitzer Prizes – far too often for made-up, totally fabricated tales – that were falsely filed so some “journalist” could “make a difference”.

By: Dominick Villapiano Wed, 07 Oct 2009 01:25:24 +0000 Integrity is within, the problem is integrity does not get on the front page. Our society drives this train, words like: sex, explosive, mass, horror, tragic and celebrity do. Oh we get anew to jump on every now and then.

Stand back and look at this, what base truths about people could you possibly write.
This has become a world our standard for subjects, if you today’s article, the words might be rearranged, but it will still be there tomorrow.


By: moose Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:02:42 +0000 Easy as this, stop printing so much crap, and people might actually give it a read.

By: Casper Lab Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:56:19 +0000 As this section will obviously not reach Mr. Swann’s record of 170+ VAT comments, I suppose it is time for rebuttal:

As I was standing shoulder high in the empty dam on the farm, not having rained for three years, over the past weekend, surrounded by many species with their own sounds, doing number one, two and even three everywhere they wanted to, many in various stages of labour, everybody out to get rid of my favourite animals, the jackal and the lynx, as they kill 5% of all livestock yearly, I thought to myself: this is beyond prayer.

When I came back to the City of Radioactivity and Cyanide, and reading the comments below, I thought to myself that I should rather have gone to the coast and read Animal Farm in the first place. What a circus.

Let’s then look at EQ if IQ is a sacred word and postulate it is an upside down/inverted IQ bell curve. That would place Forrest Gump on the far left side and JFK on the far right side. We seem to lack EQ.

By: Orgizmo Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:22:31 +0000 For all the talk of transparent media the (lack of) coverage on the current police state tactics taking place in Pittsburgh right now are going remarkably unnoticed. It’s the first time LRAD’s have been used on the American people under a law that prohibits them from assembling or protesting (with out a permit, they are not giving out permits). This is not news-worthy? The internet is ablaze with these goings-on and yet the major media centers remain pretty much silent on this, little blips about protesters causing violence but nothing of the thousands of police and military attacking these peaceful protesters.

That’s why people don;t trust mainstream media, it’s nothing but a pack of lies, omissions and half truths.

By: Eric Peckham Fri, 25 Sep 2009 03:30:48 +0000 I suspect most journalists think they report the truth for the most part. Where they fail, in my opinion, is in intellectual honesty, having been bombarded themselves in college and within their own cocoons with all kinds of false indoctrinations that end up coloring their perspective on everything. They need to get over the persistent intellectual laziness of assuming their notions of the world are correct, and start really questioning everything. Journalists often write or say the most ridiculous things, seemingly oblivious to their own ignorance.

By: Gary Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:50:32 +0000 If journalism is to strive for an unbiased, objective telling of events, it will first have to start from the precondition that there is a Truth to be told. Unless the journalist believes in the fundamental philosophical principle that Truth Exists, then there can be no objectivity in his journalism.

The problem with journalism today is that the philosophically untenable principle of relativism has become the fundamental paradigm and perspective of journalists. Unfortunately, this reduces Truth to a series of competing, subjective perspectives. When everyone is always “correct,” then someone will always be offended that they are being lied to.

Thus, journalism’s bias becomes most apparent when articles are written that attempt to provide equal footing to perspectives that are contrary to Truth. Consider how words like “progressive,” “right,” and “pro-choice” are used in the journalism. These words are often used in a way that is directly contrary to basic foundational Truth.

Mainstream journalism has taken the proper notion of presenting various perspectives on amoral issues and perverted it. Now issues that touch on the very nature of Truth itself are bandied about without resolution. Tocqueville has correctly identified that democratization tends to degrade the intellectual class and cheapen philosophy. In other words, today we are all journalists, but we no longer know what is True.

By: Deacon Solomon Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:38:39 +0000 Dean Wright writes: “As an editor with 36 years in this business, I’ve never been more impressed with the quality of the men and women producing journalism.”

There’s the problem, Dean Wright. In therapy, it’s called ‘denial.’ You and other members of your profession seem to bathe in it daily.

Tell you what: next time you look out your window and see a mob of tea-baggers stomping around in the street, go back into your office and read ‘Glenn Beck’s Common Sense.’ Soon as you get through laughing at Glenn Beck and the idiocy of his followers, recall that the press was once known as ‘the schoolmaster of the people.’ Then explain to yourself again why it is that you think journalism is doing a good job for American democracy.

The state of this nation should be the shame of newsmen everywhere.