Just in case you didn’t know, NO political party is looking out for you, whether it be Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, the Green Party or the numerous others out there! So now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s discuss what this blog is all about.
No one in this world is safe from the bias’ of others. There is no true way to be objective. No matter who you are, who you think you are or where you came from, you are bias. You have a personal or unreasoned prejudice instilled in your mind, that, no matter what you do to get rid of it, will always be there. From the day we are born into this cruel, heartless world (okay that’s a little dramatic) we begin to develop our bias.
Journalists, believe it or not, once considered themselves to be objective. They reported on facts; priority number 1 was to remain as fair and balanced as possible. One media outlet has tried to claim a copyright on this phrase, whether it is true or not is up to you.
So what has happened to the media? Since when was it fair and balanced for a media outlet to endorse political candidates for any reason? How can their audience believe anything they report on, if their bias’ are becoming so clear and obvious? Where is the trust between the media and it’s audience? Since when was this partisanship allowed? If you are reading a paper that supports democrats, as a republican, wouldn’t you feel cheated? That maybe, just maybe, there are more articles making republicans look bad? And if you are a democrat, reading a paper that supports your party, how could you feel like you are actually reading objective news and not some political propaganda designed to keep you feeling like you are on the right side? The same goes for any papers that support republicans. How are these newspapers not just another newsletter for a political party?
Who makes these decisions? People at the top? The reporters? The readers forcing them to act on what the majority wants? How are all these newspapers driven? Interesting questions, I think. And this blog will attempt to clear the fog of political correctness and supposed nonpartisan media.
Newspapers are a dying industry unless they can reinvent themselves—which is a lot easier said than done. The economy has little or nothing to do with this. An untrustworthy media and the Internet has everything to do with this.
It is my firm belief that advertisers and newspapers must band together if either hopes to thrive in the future.