Major Dad 1984

Cursed By A Classical Education

Let's just say that I intend to use this blog to blow off some steam that I might be feeling with the International/National media, my work situation, or maybe even to tee off on the family in a humorous way of course!

11/08/2004

Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen...the Mainstream Media Takes Aim on the Blogosphere

Hey, before we get going here...you need to take a look at this story:

Blogging Not Journalism

Now that you're done...try and tell me that the "big boys and girls" in the major mainstream media outlets aren't a little bit intimidated by what some of us are doing out here.

I have to believe that every single blogger out there has something to say to someone that may stumble across their blog. I hope that I provide a service to some, but the truth be known, this is as much for me as it is for anyone else. This is giving me the venue to share my thoughts with a number of like-minded and not so like-minded people that may be out here searching for some truth. It's nice to run across someone that thinks like you do...and if you happen to cross sabers with others, maybe convert them...or perhaps even just show them that you're not a bible thumping (nothing wrong with faith provided there's some balance), Wal-Mart shopping (yup, count me in here!), red-state living bumpkin.

If the link I provided doesn't get your dander up...whether you're a conservative or a liberal, I don't know what will. Being able to string flowery sentences together in print...or to read them off a teleprompter for 30 minutes each day doesn't make you any smarter, better, or capable of calling a spade a spade as all of us out here behind our keyboards.

Is the keyboard now mightier than the pen? Hmmm...I wonder.

From the high ground and the lunch hour...

MajorDad1984

Read the rest of the longer story!

5 Comments:

At 2:46 AM, Blogger the urban fox said...

Yep, sounds like they're worried about some of their market share disappearing to people who are writing for nothing, without a multinational corporation dictating the agenda. And this Eric bloke misses the point that some bloggers are paid mainstream journalists as well as bloggers.

"...given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility, the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on."

That sounds like sheer terror to me. Ha.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger DagneyT said...

I have to agree with the urban fox...terror is sounding throughout the left! And it is rather fun to watch! As the ridiculous conspiracy theories swirl, and the hysteria reaches MSM at prime time, not to mention the formation of group therapy for victims of PEST (Post Election Stress Trauma), you just have to stand back and watch the witches melt! Toto, are you enjoying this too? arf arf!

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Hi Dad!
I'm home!
You are right on with this post. The link did get my dander up, but these days it's up alot in general.
Majormom, Majorbaby, and majorteen look like fine people as do you.
Can I be Majorliberalpaininthebutt ?

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Mary said...

Is this why you have 1984 in your title?

I attended high school in the early 70's and never dreamt I'd grow up to be a conservative.

I read and believed in 1984 ... but I never dreamt the oppresion would come from the left!

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger MajorDad said...

Ah...the 1984 is the year I graduated from West Point.

Probably being so closely associated with the military for more than 20 years has something to do with my conservative leanings...that and the fact that what I chose to do with my life has been a little bit more difficult than the average bear that goes to school to pick up a business degree. Like the the premise in Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" I like to think my vote counts a little more...as I'm a veteran and had sworn to give my life in defense of this great nation at the tender age of 17.

Hope you like what you're reading here...if not, pop up and get some other discussion started.

See you on the high ground!

MajorDad1984

 

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