Saturday, July 02, 2005

I'm not surprised, but my brain says "Is this too easy?"

The Huffington Post | The Blog

I've always been a skeptic, and there's something in the back of my head that says "Is this too easy?"

Like some of the others who've commented already on this "news", I feel that Rove surely knew this was coming, and has had plenty of time to pull the puppet strings, syncronize watches, and the like.

Aside from that, I know that one of the things I'll be watching is how this gets "treated" in the media. If current history is any indication I have my worries.

In a world where distinguished military men have had their honor challenged by "friends" of this administration, lying to the American people through dishonest TV ads like the Swiftboat ads (which the majority of the media just couldn't seem to see through), I have my doubts whether the majority of them have the work "ethics" (or in some cases their bosses blessings) to cover this story so that this time the American people won't be mis-led by the professional liars.

This will be a true test for all the media, and I'll be watching with intrest. It was disheartening to watch the way the public was allowed to be manipulated before the election by men like Rove pulling the strings and working the levers "behind the curtain", with no "counterbalance" provided by the news media, who should be seeking the truth and providing it to their readers, viewers, and listeners.

These days, I trust certain blogs much more than anything I'm told by the talking heads. In fact, I have little to no confidence in most of what I see on TV news now.
That's a sad state of affairs, and what's worse, I don't see it getting any better any time soon.
And if the current state of influence wielded by (the minority of) the "Religious Right" is allowed to continue, we'll be headed for our own version of the "Dark Ages".

One thing I do know though, is that blogs are part of the solution.
Especially in investigative journalism, I think that having an outlet for news without the pressures of station owners, news directors, etc., can help prevent the "filtering" that keeps many stories out of the news and other stories from being "skewed" in one direction or another.

Aside from that, turning the mainstream (news) media away from their current path of "entertainment", and back towards thoroughly and impartially investigating stories (of course there's room and need for both) is so important.

I believe that in one way or another, "What goes around comes around", and "You reap what you sow", although in many cases it's not apparent. In the case of Karl Rove I truly hope that what he has "sown" is finally come around to bite him in the ass.

1 comment:

  1. It'll be interesting to see how they can spin treason...


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