Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Staff sees More of the Same

Iraq violence, unrest and racial hatred in the West Bank, guns out of control in our fair City of T dot, a bungled US government response to the apparently worst natural disaster in its history. The list goes on. The news media won't stop forcing apocalyptic drivel down the public's throat, because that's what's sensational, and that's what keeps the public cowed in a perpetual state of fear.

In response to this, We, the Staff (TM) believe an outlet like blogs could shift the way the public sees the world. Currently, they are not controlled by any real, cohesive governing power. If left unmolested, truthful, independent and multitudinous, blog-based news sources could allow members of the public to form their own, intelligent ideas of what's going on in the world around them.

This could dispel the falsehoods and sensational ratings grabs put forth by mainstream media. If the public relied more on itself for knowing what was really going on in the world, could the real truth be coaxed out a little more? Or, is it only a matter of time before mainstream media realizes what power lies in this relatively new outlet, and start trying to assimilate it and perpetuate what's "marketable", id est more death & destruction.

Okay, We're done for now.

- The Staff

4 comments:

Sarah_S said...

All good points.

The problem with blogs, though, is that people tend to read blogs that reflect their own interests/biases and could become unaware of what is going on in the world from other perspectives.

Telly said...

We do not suggest that people rely on them as a solitary means of information acquisition. Rather, they could treat them as an independent news/opinion source, one that does not fall under the typical sway of current mass media.

Would every blog be an ideal, reputable source? Heck, no. But perusing a variety of independent sources would better allow people who are above the intelligence of an average chimp to formulate their own opinions.

-The Staff

Sarah_S said...

But perusing a variety of independent sources would better allow people who are above the intelligence of an average chimp to formulate their own opinions.

And herein lies the problem. ;)


Seriously though, I mostly agree with you. The only problem is that people have to know a blog exists and choose to go there before they can read it.

Juxtapose said...

The only problem is that people have to know a blog exists...

Agreed, so please tell all of your friends and relatives about Arbiter's Judgement and make sure they read it every damn day... no seriously, go tell them, lest I unless my psychotic Staff upon thee.