Friday, July 15, 2011

New Media vs. MSM

Caleb posted a bit this morning about the MSM (Main-Stream Media) failing miserably with the whole ATF gun smuggling story.  He makes some good points, primarily that those MSM outlets are pretty much the walking dead.

The last paragraph really hits the whole point home though:
Of course, that doesn’t mean that we as bloggers should now sit around and pat ourselves on the backs either.  Because the problem is now that we’ve established that online media generators are the future, how do we forge that path forward into credibility?  I’m not talking just about the gun blogosphere either, but rather the entire world of online media/journalism.  Are bloggers the new investigative journalists?  And a better question, or at least one that interests me is how do we collective put CNN out of its misery?  I’ve got lots of questions, but not a lot of answers.
To be honest, I don't have any more answers than Caleb.  At this point really it's just "keep it up."  Bloggers keep blogging, readers keep reading.  Tell your friends to check out your favorite blogs, and support those bloggers that write them.

Gov. Walker on New CCW Law


Daily Gov't Gunrunning Update

From Uncle.  I figure if the MSM isn't going to cover it, we may as well circulate the crap out of it in the ol' blogosphere.