Posts Tagged ‘torrance daily breeze’

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

That apparently is the motto of Torrance Daily Breeze which Stacy McCain reports had this to say about the Republican Candidate in California 36th Mattie Fein

Sent: Aug 11, 2010 12:58 PM
Don’t call or e-mail us – we’ll call you if we’re interested. And if you haven’t got it yet, we’re not interested. And stop sending the same messages to my co-worker Art as well
Thank you.

Considering the way they have handled the sparse coverage they have given her it might be a plus for example:

From July 13th: Fein criticizes Harman over husband’s rumored purchase of Newsweek

Republican congressional candidate Mattie Fein has jumped on a rumor that the spouse of her Democratic rival, South Bay Rep. Jane Harman, is considering whether to purchase Newsweek magazine.

You don’t want to hear about that Mattie Fein: She jumps on rumors.! The fact that Sidney Harman actually did buy Newsweek is totally besides the point, she is a RUMOR MONGER!

Fein claims the Harmans would try to kill stories that were unflattering to the congresswoman or the Democratic Party. She cited a similar instance in 2004, when Jane Harman urged the New York Times not to publish a story about the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program.

See that Claims, she’s making claims just because that conservative organ the New York Times reported that conservative Newsmax was out of the bidding due to ideology doesn’t mean the husband of a democratic congresswoman would be partisian. Saying that would be like claiming we aren’t interested in what that rumor jumping claimant Mattie Fein has to say.

And people wonder why the newspaper industry is having trouble staying afloat?