Has America's free press gone flatline or is it DOA?
By Bob Patterson as told to Belle Starr, Outlawyer
Making American Journalism great again?
Donald Trump's psychological manipulation of Hillary to get her to attend his wedding is similar to a situation 40 years ago.
Due to the fact that the worldslaziestjounalist is the volunteer librarian/historian for the Marina Tenants Association, we are aware that in the early 80's Steve Coll researched and wrote about the origins of the unique real estate situation in Marina del Rey.
In the late 70's, the Marina Tenants Association had similar suspicions about fiduciary relationships between developers and the LA County Board of Supervisors "the MTA had suspicions 40 yrs ago before Donald Trump spilled the beans on his manipulation tactics regarding Hillary and other politicos.
As we mentioned, 75 years ago Edward R. Murrow was reporting from London during The Battle of Britain. Now all we see are reports featuring people overwhelmed with the challenges of life, crying. We call that Soap Opera Journalism. Has CBS' standards fallen that far that fast?
My assessment of the qualities inherent in well-done journalism includes:
a) should feature efforts to foil political malfeasance, and
b) highlight and shed light on examples of miscarriage of justice such as CNN's Death Row Stories and 50's TV "The Big Story"
Coincidentally, we noticed that a person named Steve Coll has been named dean of the columbia school of journalism Surely, we thought, if anyone is qualified to see the parallels between what has happened in LA and what is set to happen in SF it will be Steve Coll.
We have encountered difficulties in passing a news tip to a legitimate member of the mainstream media about our concerns that the taxpayers of SF are being set up for another scam.
The fact that no ne seems interested in news tips exacerbated our concern that the American hallmark of democracy, a free press, is doing the cheshire cat trick.
Note: The worldslaziestjounalist wrote about Pasqualama and we scooped the BBC with our story so we must know a little bit about quality journalism (Google Hint : Pasqualama glacier gold)
If our speculation about American journalism being DOA is accurate then we conclude journalists have adopted the policy of don't rock the boat, don't make waves.
Hence, we are pinning our hopes for foiling the SF Board of Supervisors super strategy to institute a policy of perpetual campaign donations under the cam "The Candlestick Cash Cow".
Note: If the the worldslaziestjounalist is going to indulge himself with delusions of grandeur we need some advice from our regular readers : should we try to convince Donald Trump that restoring the American free press to its former glory is a way to augment his program to restore America to its former greatness?
" or should we try to prod Dean Coll into inspiring greater efforts from his students by taunting them with the possibility that they are not as investigatively curious as the worldslaziestjounalist ?
" or should we goad the public to demand better, more inciteful journalism from their favorite media outlets?