EB: Giving ’em the business!

Brain dumps from the original Bonehead.

I am not a journalist.

And I doubt anyone who’s been around here for any length of time would mistake me for one.  Because I’m not a journalist and I’m not really held to any standards… well, I can pretty much say what I want to.

Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker and Tits!!   (R.I.P.)

Uhm… yeah… like that.  So anyway – while reading through a recent article on MSNBC I heard that old, familiar buzzing of my world-famous Bullshit Sensor.  The article read as follows:

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will help pay off Hillary Rodham Clinton’s more than $20 million debt, personally writing a check in a gesture meant to win over her top financial backers.  
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25387235/)

I underlined the part that set off the B.S.S.  Like I said, I’m no journalist and there’s alot that I don’t know about the field, but I thought there was this ‘journalistic integrity’ thing that was supposed to prevent this kind of crap?  Right?

If I’m not reading an editorial, or a blog (HA!), then my news report should be an objective relay of facts and nothing more.  And if the Obamas didn’t announce that the check was being written in an attempt to win over Clinton’s financial backers, then the “journalist” is either guessing at motivation, or they’re subjecting me to their opinion. 

Hey Associated Press, here’s a thought: when the facts of the story are help was needed and help was given, hows about you don’t set the tone in the first paragraph by pawning the gesture off as a measured publicity stunt?!  But don’t worry, Journalist Person – I’m sure there will come a day when we all want to know what you think… and when we do we’ll come read YOUR blog! 

 

-E

June 30, 2008 - Posted by | Observations

3 Comments »

  1. This is why even the biggest journalists need to not only watch what they say, but they should be mindful of how they spin… because bloggers don’t have a problem calling that shit out. For real. I am being serious.

    Speaking of which, have you seen what is up in the Blogosphere versus the Associated Press war?

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/256191

    Comment by Glenda | July 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. Actually, no I hadn’t, but I’m glad you pointed that out! I guess I’ll have to keep an eye on this so I can edit the post if the AP decides to proceed with that whole “Being A Tool” strategy?

    I think its great when large organizations overstep their bounds and are checked back into place by The People. Now if only we had more of a say elections and stuff!

    -E

    Comment by barber | July 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. …and why the HELL is there a little red flowery-looking-thing next to my name???

    Comment by barber | July 1, 2008 | Reply


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