Don Surber: It was not that David was so good at the slingshot (and he was) but that Goliath was not paying attention.”

Posted: October 4, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, media, special events
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After Glenn put up his I told you so post he notes something significant:

Now why should some professor in Knoxville be able to determine what our national reporters in Washington and New York City could not?

Do we not pay these people — through the extra pennies we pay on a product for advertisements — to know these things?

I think it’s not just a question of paying attention, it’s all about what you choose to report.

The MSM hasn’t chosen to report the failure of the One Nation rally. They haven’t chosen to show the trash photos or the comparison shots of the crowd. They didn’t choose to report on the DOJ scandal or Van Jones et/al.

Yet a vast amount of Americans knew because of social media. The MSM were irrelevant because they came late to a story that was already told in e-mail boxes, tweets and facebook pages worldwide.

Goliath might not be paying attention but it could be because Goliath would rather be ignorant about a fact they don’t want to acknowledge.

One might survive in a niche market but if your business is information and analysis and you are being scooped by people in the street you’d better look for another business pronto.

Update: Along those same lines I wonder if the Torrance Daily Breeze will find this story newsworthy?

California Democrat Rep. Jane Harman’s family business is laying off American workers – including engineering employees in California — and shifting jobs overseas.

If history is the judge I wouldn’t bet on the breeze

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Comments
  1. Don Surber says:

    Thanks for the link. Got to work this morning. E-mail from Taipei thanking me for adding NMA TV to the blogroll. That’s the Taiwanese outfit that does those animated spoofs of the news. I’m in Poca, West Virginia. After 30 years in newspapers, all I can say is roll over CNN and tell the New York Times the news.

  2. Chuck says:

    Did anyone notice how Morning Joe commented on the One Nation rally by commenting that they were not going to comment on it.

    Reason being they had more to do on weekends than watch rallies, etc.

    YET – on the 8/30 show Morning Joe had 2 segments of about 20″ total that the Glenn Beck Rally was discussed, sliced, diced and made fun of.

    Chuck