Sunday, September 07, 2003

The Disservice of Angry Jayson Blairs

Why Media Lies reap only short-term gains
and are destructive in the long-term.

An impartial media may well be among the best treasures of a nation...particularly if there is a two-way dialog. And why is this? It is because the best solutions to problems often come from outside the system.

But to ensure best solutions...good information has to be available. Misinformation and disinformation only make people stupider, and the future recruitment of these people who have drunk your kool-ade will require the added cost of deprogramming; cleaning their minds of the garbage they have been dealt.

This is the sad future of those who only listen to your Foxes, your Limbaughs, your Regnery Press devotees.

May the more responsible news organs learn and understand this, and strive to provide good information, and let the chips fall where they may. At least a wiser future will be assured.

Jayson Blair did a disservice, and was canned for it. What about all these angry Jayson Blairs who daily dish out lies? Are they merely insuring those that surround them become dumber and dumber...and less useful?