Little Green Footballs

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Charles Johnson: MSM Magpie

Here's one of his latest posts on the dreaded MSM.

Survey Says: 64% Believe Mainstream Media Are Out of Touch
Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 5:46:46 pm PST

More Americans turning to Web for news.
Here's what the article actually states.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, according to a new survey.
Spot the difference?

Any normal person can.

The MSM is not exclusively 'traditional journalism'.

The people turning to the 'net' to get their news are turning to the same MSM that produces the paper based news. Even those who are turning to blogs are merely getting recycled Reuters, AP and others pieces.

For instance on the same day that Charles misread this piece about the media he produced eight blog posts. Two were open threads, one was a Shawn Colvin video, one was sourced from Reuters, one was sourced from Australian Associated Press, three were sourced from Associated Press and all via MSM sources.

So much for 'nu meeja'


ChenZhen said...

I suppose the more accurate way to present this story then would be to say that more people are going to the web to get their spin.

X said...

And to illustrate the point, take a look at where CJ got that piece of "breaking news" from: Reuters.

The mainstream media have long ago realized that they have to shift their operations to cater to people's changing tastes: free commuter papers, RSS feeds, mobile alerts, google news, web video, UGC...blogs don't generate a fraction of the 'news' that people around the world consume every day.

Dom said...

That criticism of Charles' headline doesn't really make sense. People who believe print and broadcast media are "out of touch" aren't turning to the internet for exactly the same thing. If "out of touch" has been spun the spin is coming from the NYT, not LGF.

Lex said...

I just HAD to share this comment on a thread about a new 'treatise' by Ayman al Zawahiri:

#2 saberry0530 3/04/2008 6:17:35 pm PST

for the first time in my life, I AM FUCKIN SPEECLESS!

I, personally, was feckin spackles.