The Free Press is Dead

FreePress1Nobody killed the news. The news committed suicide.

The press chose advocacy instead of reporting so the readers and viewers retreated to their own sources. If few are consuming the traditional news it withers and dies. Slow suicide.

You would think the folks that are professional communicators would have realize that before it happened. But they were blinded by their own power. Now the power of the press is no more.

Recent Examples

**UPDATES**

– U.S. Govt Seizes Associated Press Journalists’ Phone Records. This is intimidation of the press by the Obama administration, specifically U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder…. and the story and issue will be stonewalled by the government. Obama will get away with it because most of the press is in his pocket. The fact that the AP GAVE THE NUMBERS and contents to the U.S. Justice department is proof that there is NO FREE PRESS.  Interesting that I wrote about the free press is dead several days ago, and then this story broke – proving my point.
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– Benghazi is bigger than Watergate. Four Americans died. The press is leaning toward firing the only mainstream reporter willing to cover the story.

– The IRS is targeting groups that aren’t “friendly” to the Obama administration. The press is MIA.

– Obamacare is a looming disaster. Nobody in the press is covering it.

– Infanticide and gender abortion is actively going on in the USA. Nobody in the press cares.

– A state university professor and college disciplines a student for exercising his free speech rights about not wanting to stomp on Jesus. The press ignores it until bloggers report nationwide.

– Unemployment numbers are grossly manipulated by govt sources. The press says “They told me no math is involved in this job.”

– Fast and Furious gun running by Eric Holder at the Justice Dept from the U.S. to Mexico has been whitewashed by the press as ‘no big deal.’ U.S. officers and citizens have been killed with those guns.

In many of these cases, Americans died. The U.S. press doesn’t care. Since when does American’s dying not matter to the U.S. press? Today that’s true otherwise they would cover it, investigate it, and report on it until someone in the government does a perp-walk. Because the press doesn’t do its job, they have lost their freedom and they are losing their clout.

The current press advocates public policy directly against the values and beliefs of 50% of its readers because of a political agenda. Not only is it the wrong thing to do; but, it’s stupid.

Those readers pay half your salary ya dope.

Yes the free press is dead. I say, let it be buried now. The sooner the better.

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