Still unclear on the “Media you suck” concept

Posted: February 7, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, opinion/news
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When Andrew Breitbart said these words:

“It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks.”

he was referring to the media method of not doing it’s job.

And today at Politico we have an excellent example:

Three former allies of the National Tea Party Convention are planning a guerrilla press conference near the convention hall Saturday afternoon to highlight what they contend are the organizers’ efforts to hijack the tea party movement.

Three! Count ’em Three! And the story that three people are protesting the tea party convention gets how many comments on the Politico site?

353

But hey, we are the mainstream media, we report on what is actually going on! Jim Hoff comments further:

The media reported that a group of a National Tea Party Convention counter-protesters were going to flock to the Opryland Hotel for a showdown.

But only 4 people showed up.

The mainstream media, of course, swarmed them.

Of course they swarmed them, of course in comments they are declaring the tea parties irrelevant, of course they are attacking Palin saying that she is the beginning of the end for tea parties.

The problem is that all of these things can only work if they are the gatekeepers of information, and that title no longer exists. In fact when a MSNBC and a CNN viewer is able to watch a Palin speech and Q & A unfiltered it makes it a lot harder for their commentators to spin it…

I know what you think you heard but here is what you ACTUALLY heard…

Sorry media, not only do you suck but under 24 hours after it was said you decided to prove it.

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