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Ruling the Roost?

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | The changing face of US news

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As Frank Sesno, the former CNN political correspondent and now journalism professor, told me in his Washington office, the internet bloggers now rule the roost.
Journalists have always been in a fox hole but the shooting is now 24/7 and coming from 360 degrees.
Professor Sesno says this is not necessarily a bad thing.
If facts are checked by many more sources then the truth is likelier to be told.
But, at the same time, there is a risk that journalists and the organisations they work for will hunker down and simply not risk any original journalism. They will not think it worth the effort.

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In reply to the pathetic cry of "there is a risk that journalists and the organisations they work for will hunker down and simply not risk any original journalism." I say - If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

Quite simple really, if you are not up to the demands of a job find another one.

They've been hunkered down so long, whistling the Leftist Litany and Catechism behind their own barricades, originality has been long lost to them as they've preferred to play the Internationale. Dan Rather didn't feel much risk associated with advancing his agenda, despite the originality of his documentation. It might be original and risky to actually examine and call into question the Kyoto Global Warming Propaganda Machine, the UN's abuses, and the EU bureaucratic homogenization of the Continent itself - among other things - those might be a few places where they could start.

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