Spocko commented on my last post:
Great points and I think the media need to be reminded of it and
challenged when they patronize or hold preconceived notions that are
incorrect. (Like Media Matters does for conservatives, you can do for
He is absolutely right and that’s a media gorilla afewofus are working towards. Writing for Huffington Post or TPM and giving periodical interviews to NPR, OpenSource and CNN is all well and good, but it’s just another news segment or section of the ePaper within the rules of this quick-turnover news factory. New Orleans needs its own central media outlet that takes the news of the day, validates or rebuts and points the reader to various local blog and paper articles on the given topic.
In this way, the reader asks, “This is what Reuters or Bayou Buzz reports, but what does the Grand Panjandrum NOLA Repository have to say?” A downside may be socio-political bias, but that’s where real journalism steps in. Publish all of the available viewpoints and let things lie where they will. Traditional media has forgotten that the goal is not to give the reader an opinion, but to offer as many options as possible to make his/her own opinion. You do the thinking, what a concept.