Monday, January 24, 2011
KEITH OLBERMANN, CAROLE SIMPSON, LESLIE PARSLEY ... a Look at Journalism/ Media in America (Nation of BS Part 5)
This Part 5 of "Nation of BS" ( Nation of BS Part's 4, 3, 2, 1 here) ... will be to take a look at journalism in America. For one, because I dont know much of anything about journalism and/ or how news coverage is chosen by those who run the show's. Dont get me wrong though, I have alway's tried to keep an open eye, just out of skepticism ... but the whole media's thing is really much more complex than I have imagined ... and until just a few year's back and being online, I never really had any view's toward's journalism, I mean ... I watched the tele news and read the mainstream paper's, but was more naive than I should have been. But also found this outstanding insight on this subject via a blog that I frequent "Parsley's Pics" ... who is an "actual" writer ( I am not an experienced or actual writer ), and has some in depth knowledge of this, and Thank You Ms. Parsley.
Bottom line is I have to wonder how much news is tainted more than ever it appear's. Alot of this is manipulated by politic's, political correctness, and so forth it appear's, but too, I feel that corporate influence, and even mega religion's are much influence ... but I wonder where are we going when everything that people say has to be analyzed first for it's content? And even though I am a democrat voter/ supporter ... I even feel this way about those right wing journalist's, who are quickly just labeled racist, nazi, or similar for everything they say, I frankly dont want to shut up especially any of these MSM professional's or inde's ... regardless of how much I may not agree with it ... if I do ... I dont get the whole picture and feel short changed is all. But I also have said over the year's, that free speech is alive, it's just a matter of paying the consequence's for what you say. It is just disappointing to me that this even goes into the blog's today, forcing many of them to have to follow with this apparent disease. No ... I dont know enough about any of this to have any solution. But found it to be a topic of concern, so wanted to take a look at it. So here are 3 view's of the reality of this mess. Video's below concerning the boot that just went out to Keith Olbermann of MSNBC (who I think does a great job, being in the MSM, opinionated? sure ... isnt everyone?), then some view's from the mainstream journalist/ reporter Carole Simpson , and the analysis above from an independent writer Leslie Parsley.
***** CNN: Keith Olbermann signs off from MSNBC ....
***** 3CHICSPOLITICO: Carol Simpson Tells Howard Kurtz: "No One Is Talking About the Lack of Diversity in the Media" ....