Comment 60152

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted February 22, 2011 at 13:14:29 in reply to Comment 60149

It's pretty clear that the media damaged their own credibility long before the rise of the citizen journalist.

Fair enough.

But beware of conflation.

'Media'...aka MSM...is a broad term. Newspapers...corporations...broadcast companies...cable entities...the Murdochs...

...as well as journalists. Reporters. Commentators. Writers.

The ones on the front lines were absolutely, beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt, complicit to varying degrees in the ever-downward-spiraling loss of credibility of 'the media'.

But let's try not to throw the baby out with the bath water, yes?

After all, it's vital...as it is in all elements of the world we've created...to remember the other, often-ignored portion of this equation: The Public.

Everything in a consumer society is a consumable. And unless you're willing to see us all as mindless dolts, easily-manipulated sheeple, then we're all a little bit complicit ourselves.

"That may not be news, but it is reality."

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-02-22 13:15:09

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