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2 comments:

  • Patrick W Maple posted at 10:56 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    LBJ's great society is a good example of milking the results...the abject failure of Head Start is the shiner.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 10:53 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Joe: Newspapers are NOT irrelevant nor unuseful...what would we swat flies with???...An I pad?

    News papers (split on purpose) no longer print the who, what, where, when, why and how of a story, they print the reporters opinion and "take on the story" the "slant" or the bias of that person...that is the fault of the editor. Local news papers will never be replaced by by the mass media because they need local information about local problems, ideas, government and schools (which they are lacking in except for sports).

    It seems today that "sound bites" are thrown out there and people are left to make up their own stories about what happened or what it means...information about anything should lead the person to the truth, not a supposition or a story or a slant. There is a real lack of leadership in this country (including newspapers)...at all levels and unless you read Fact Check or Politico or one of the semi-research blogs, the "take" on the situation... "facts" are often just the opinion of the reader. Drawing conclusions to a problem or necessity is too much work, so instead of using our brain powers (government especially) those in charge just throw money at the problem and then milk the process until they retire or get fired...by then it is too late. News papers are no different.

    News papers will only survive if they offer something else...at least something close to a story filled with the truth. They need to re-brand themselves and then prove themselves with real reporting. Rich Banas was a good example...now he's gone. Hang in there Ross.

     

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