19 November 2012

Got News? Choose Your Sources Wisely -- An Editorial

By A.F. James MacArthur Ph.A.L.

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"LIES"Every week, sometimes daily, we learn of more layoffs, buyouts, and closures of big, traditional, mainstream media outlets.

 The Baltimore Sun is continuing to shrink. Both in staff, and worthwhile content. As a life-long avid consumer of news, the whole thing is somewhat disturbing to me.

On the other hand, companies like the The Baltimore Sun and their corporate parents Tribune media, are suffering a demise largely brought about by their own doing. For years Baltimore has had to endure a sort of junk journalism, diverting attention and focus from much of what really matters in.

With the dawn of the information age, news consumers have become more savvy,  more sophisticated, and more quick to know b.s. (big stories) when they see it.


A good assessment of the current state of affairs in Baltimore would reveal a place filled with criminal activity, corruption and grotesque waste. And that's just City Hall!

Deeper examination of the issues plaguing Charm City shows a large part of the problem being ignorance.

English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake w...This ignorance is fostered, expanded and perpetuated by mainstream media outlets. They have long lost sight of what should be part of their fundamental core reasons for being. To inform, educate, enlighten and yes, even entertain the people. But somewhere along the way, the whole thing has fallen far out of balance.

When several people have been killed over the weekend,and police have little to no leads, no suspects, and a slim chances of solving the case, the top stories splashed on the front page for the last 72 hours really should be about more than just football and Twinkies.

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In the end, efforts to impinge upon the freedoms of the people will ultimately fail. Some of us may get taken out in the ongoing battle for true and lasting freedom, but as I've said many times before, and will say till the day I die or get taken out by you goons, THERE ARE MORE OF US, THAN THERE ARE OF YOU.

A.F. James MacArthur -- American patriot & lover of liberty.

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