Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Why blogosphere is destroying MSM
is destroying MSM
Due to the freedom, universality, and selective channeling of blogs, the Morbid Stream Media, traditional journalism, is dying and nearly dead.
We bloggers are helping to disrupt and destroy a largely worthless, manipulative, and insincere unilateral propaganda-media system.
I don't claim the blogosphere is completely perfect, innocent, holy, genius, creative, ethical, or accurate. It has imperfections, like all other media, including word of mouth and thought.
Thought is a communication channel, and I don't mean telepathy. Thought expresses and communicates via the body, actions, dress, attitudes, etc. Then, there's that uncanny, irrational fact that if you stare at the back of someone's head, and think thoughts, mentally project sentences, that are personally directed to the target, the target will almost always turn to look at you.
From thoughts and word of mouth, to television and blogs, no communication channel is totally pure, entirely trustworthy, or invincible to corruption.
But some are easier to selectively navigate and voluntarily tune out than others.
If you lose respect for a television network, you used to have only two others to choose from. Then cable arrived, giving us more options. At this point, C-SPAN is my favorite MSM television news provider. I like that there is little or no commentary on many of C-SPAN news programs. You are presented with what is happening, sometimes as it happens, with few interruptions or opinions.
Alternate sources of news and information have always existed, from mystical Tibetan whisper-transmissions to ham radios and study hall love notes passed under school desks.
What's big news right now is that we are seeing a mass exodus from traditional channels and an upsurge of curiosity and eventual loyalty toward the new channels.
Advertisers are pulling out of conventional media, and have been steadily more disappointed in ROI through them.
The public awareness of corruption, arrogance, and deliberate falsehoods within the mainstream media reached a peak during RatherGate, when a media fool went down for good, in shame and unrepentant hubris.
If a specific blog loses your interest or trust, you can easily move on to some other blog. You never again have to even accidentally hear from that other blog, unless the blog author posts a comment at the blog you now favor.
With just three or even three thousand television channels, you may eventually get disgusted with all of them eventually. Good luck starting your own television broadcast, at least in the old media configuration.
In the blogosphere, if you dislike all blogs you ever visited, you can easily and freely start your own blog. You can do your own research, state your own opinion, provide facts and source links, and allow readers to voice their own ideas, too.
This is new. This is radical. This is the Blog Revolution.
Don't let any MSM butt kissers, greedy for their own financial gain via the MSM, try to talk you out of what's really happening.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 11/09/2005 01:57:00 PM