Now that's just weird
coincidence? you decide
"Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment." - Ronald W. Reagan
coincidence? you decide
well, not quite. But it's the right thing to do
Supporters of "citizen journalism" argue it provides independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media don't provide. While it has its place, the reality is it really isn't journalism at all, and it opens up information flow to the strong probability of fraud and abuse.The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.
The premise of citizen journalism is that regular people can now collect information and pictures with video cameras and cellphones, and distribute words and images over the Internet. Advocates argue that the acts of collecting and distributing makes these people "journalists."
"He's far too insignificant for me to have even noticed, much less gotten my
knickers in a twist over. But going after a man's wife, either dead or alive, is
beyond the pale where I grew up. And going after a man's dead wife? Patently,
completely unforgivable, and any decent man with even the most
parsimoniously-developed sense of honor would know better.
Not all that long ago, the perfectly proper response to such a thing would've been pistols at dawn, and no righteous observer would've thought otherwise either. I've
personally known people who got killed for less."
the post title writers' strike continues
so anyway, Mike of Cold Fury fame provides an excellent link to SayUncle's Mass murderers v. armed citizens post. Good stuff, that. My bet is that you'll see a lot of crazy "gun" violence news now that the SCOTUS is hearing the 2A case.
Bejeezus, I wish I had time to blog like the days of old (remember? when every third post was me whining about not having any time to blog?) But I digress...
I've been doing a little house-keeping here at Supply Side Politics; if you've missed the (subtle) changes, here's a re-cap:
First, you'll remember my addition of Consul-at-Arms to the SSP blogroll a few weeks back. I've lost a couple of evenings recently reading his fascinating blog, and you should too.
You may notice that I've added Chris Muir's Day by Day to the sidebar. See? I can embed something if you give me the code up front.
Elsewhere, Sir Banagor is posting again! And Bill Whittle is threatening to do the same. Both have been moved from the "Missing in Action" rolls to the aforementioned SSP blogroll.
Sadly, Jim of Smoke on the Water fame remains silent.
In other news, I've added The Bone Conduction Music Show to the sidebar as the Blues Provider of Choice. It's all good.
The Stoopid Business is placing (extra) unreasonable demands on my time this week, so I must go now. We'll have words again soon, I'm sure.