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To The Prodigal U.S. Media . . . . Come Home

Evidently, the Main Stream Media just ain’t getting the job done . . . . at least in the eyes of George Soros.

Recently he has given:

$1.8 Million to NPR to fund political reporters: http://bit.ly/ctpFLr

$1.75 Million to the Huffington Post for “a wide-range of investigative journalism created by both staff reporters and freelance writers.”  http://bit.ly/cry2uD

$1.0 Million to Media Matters for, in George Soros’ own words:  “I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”    http://bit.ly/cZDDpZ

One has to wonder what the MSM’s leadership is thinking about the billionaire’s millions seemingly shoving them out of the way.  Whether leftist reporto-bots get it or not, those at the top have to look at cratering ratings and readership, their growing alienation from increasing numbers of this country’s citizens and, apparently, their irrelevance to the five hundred pound gorilla in Progressive politics.

Perhaps it is time to reach out and invite the Prodigal U.S. Media back into the fold.

No one wants shallow propagandists to simply change their jerseys from blue to red.  No one wants all reporters, editors and journalists to think, write, speak and report alike.  No one wants news that hides, obscures or ignores truths just because they might be inconvenient to someone somewhere — especially someones with power.

But if the effort is made to faithfully practice the craft of their profession —

“Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry.” (Wikipedia — http://bit.ly/96yRib)

 

Then I think our country could use — and would welcome — a “Fourth Estate” all citizens can believe in again.

Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry.
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