A reader commenting in a preceding article about corporate journalism left this statement:
“A means must be found to reign in the illegality and criminal activity in BC’s provincial government.”
I believe that exposing unvarnished truth is the single most important thing. The co-opted mainstream media must be forced to change or be made irrelevant.
Share carefully written blogs with others and, whether you agree or disagree, participate in civil online conversations. The corporate media folks pretend they have a monopoly on determining news and they claim ability to direct the agenda. The public disagrees because, while traditional media properties lose audience members, readership of blogs like In-Sights, Harv Oberfeld’s Keeping It Real, RossK’s The Gazetteer, Laila Yuile’s No Strings Attached and others steadily gain readers.
For the month of March, readership at this blog is more than three times what it was in March 2011, ten times the readership of the same month in 2010. I know that readers are becoming ever more engaged by new media and more dismissive of the traditional sources of news and commentary.
The corporate media pretends that online journalists don’t exist or should not exist. I enjoy their reaction because the numbers of readers here tell a different story. AGT also reports that visits to his site have reached record levels, attracting people from all political persuasions who share a demand for ethical behaviour by politicians and civil servants.
The following material was first published here October 30, 2009. Attitudes of the participants haven’t changed, their disrespect for audience members is as strong as ever. However, their own credibility has continued to wane.
Cutting Edge from the Ledge
I suggest a new name for Bill Good’s CKNW Friday morning show. Today, the boys got to say what they really think about the blog world:
Thanks guys. You remain our inspirations with that never ending quest to find and report the real stories. By the way, are you willing to disclose your secondary income sources and investment portfolios? No involvement with industries reliant on government permissions, no doubt.
PS. Vaughan, for you today, I put on pair of slacks. Gives me a sense of power.