- It's a gap caused by the media's refusal - on the grounds of fashion or faith - to cover both sides of issues that actually have people hopping.
- But what has boosted my blog numbers far more is another issue the MSM won't cover fairly, preferring to preach rather than inform.
- Global warming is still so ingrained a faith in journalism that to question it is not just proof of stupidity, but evil. But again the blogs - not just mine, but several overseas - have filled the gap, fact-checking the warming preachers, and telling readers of the dissenting scientists that the MSM won't touch.
- ...blogs like mine have given frustrated academics, even from India and Canada, a place to send dissenting material on global warming that much of the media prefers to ignore. A debate the media often says is "over" is on again. Thanks to blogs.
Friday, August 01, 2008
A million blogging warnings to a lazy media
Andrew Bolt has these comments on the role of blogs as a forum for debate on current public policy issues where the mainstream media seeks to close thinking rather than open minds:
Just as voter numbers attract political attention, one million readers attracts media reaction. Slowly, other journalists are beginning to ask questions and do their own research: not just on the affiliations of those posing dissenting opinions but to the substance of their remarks. Funny thing about climate dissent: the more you examine it, the more substantive it becomes. Truth is funny that way.
Posted by L Graham Smith at 7:07 AM