Friday, November 6, 2009
1:26 PM No comments
I've always wondered if blogging would really catch on in a big way. It did. In a huge way! More people seem to site blogs than regular news sources when it comes to where they gather their information from. After the ACORN scandal in which two independent journalists went undercover as a pimp and a prostitute (James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles) and almost none of the news organizations would cover it.
I thought Fox News was just exaggerating, but after the 3rd and 4th videos emerged and no one was picking up on the story I knew something was wrong. People tend to criticize Fox for being to "biased"...following up on news stories that don't follow the cookie cutter agenda of the obviously biased major news outlets didn't make Fox biased, it made them a worthy source for getting news. After looking at Biggovernment.com and reading some other conservative blogs I realized that I wanted to present what I had to say in a format that most people appear to have embraced fully. It felt organic, it felt real.
People who I don't know, and who don't have their own tv shows were people that I found myself reading more and more. They weren't all trained journalists nor did they have big money contracts with some media outlet to spout their opinions in the prime time. I was reading well thought out, well written news stories from people who could have conceivably written their article in their underwear while chain smoking cigarettes and eating cheetos. It felt so liberating! I wanted to write thought provoking articles in my underwear while chain smoking cigarettes and eating cheetos. And now I am.