Tuesday, May 03, 2016

News "Media"

     Interesting headline-link seen at the L.  A. Times website:

     "Gov." Bloomberg, is it?  Nope.  Never happened.  Y'know, when Hoosier spinsters from "a cornfield with lights" fact-check your damnable rag, that's a sign you should maybe hire yourself journalists who actually, you know, journalize.  Or get all the way out of the news business and just sell litterbox and birdcage liner with ads printed on it.

     Remember when we had newspapers?  Newspapers that even when their politics were contemptible, got the facts right and didn't confuse they're, there and their?  Newspapers that maintained a "morgue" of back issues with an index, and kept current copies of an Unabridged Dictionary and at least one fat, multivolume encyclopedia?  And later on, used the actual Worldwide Web as a backup to that?

     Yeah, well, reporters once stuck their press card into their hatband, and you used to able to set the choke and start your car with a crank, too.  Kiss 'em goodbye, just like the dodo and the passenger pigeon.  Buh-bye, newspapers!  Buh-bye!


Guffaw in AZ said...

All about getting there the first with the most, facts, grammar and content aside!
Forget the most - just first!


Raz Raxxaffian said...

If it bleeds, it leads...

Back in the last century, when I was a newspaperman, stuff like the foregoing L.A. Times bungle would never have made it past the editor's desk.

Sadly, it turns out that in addition to egregious spelling errors, print media's concept of rudimentary fact-checking has disappeared as well.

Much the same can be said of the Web also; keep your proofreader mode turned on and your BS detector at full alert.


Anonymous said...

Good riddance to starting your car with a crank, Chuck Kettering's invention saved a whole lotta of broken arms.

Uhmmm, oh, yeah, journalism.

The Left took Communism's lessons on propaganda to heart and infested, and then dominated the 'newsroom'.

They know what side their bread is buttered on.

The rise of the 'internet' is a serious challenge to the territory they considered (for the most part) theirs exclusively.

And oh, boy, does *that* piss them off.

And that, decidedly non-spinster lady, is an official Martha Stewart "Good thing"...

(Insert smile *here*)