Mike's Views

... non-violent, revolutionary, anarchist

Capitalist Media are the Problem!

Right-wing talking heads claim the media is liberal. Bah! All those suits are to the right of me. I think the problem is that they are capitalist. The main job of all talking heads is to fill the space between commercials, with the same level of integrity as Jerry Springer, Duck Dynasty or the Kardashians.

It doesn't matter what they say. Seriously. The more sensational, the better. Truth? Don't make me laugh! Fear of terrorism? Meat for the beast. Gotcha questions? Presidential debates as a cagematch? Grist for the mill. Mass killings? Riots? Advertisers are lining up at the door!

Was there ever such a thing as journalistic integrity?

Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility...Wikipedia

Does anybody actually believe this hogwash?

"American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant." -- H.L. Mencken

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." -- Oscar Wilde

"I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information." -- Christopher Hitchens

"The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits - a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage." -- Hunter S. Thompson