Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday April 26 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...


MNI's OPINION: First months reveal a poised, disciplined, pragmatic politician. President Barack Obama has run a fast race thus far. His first 100 days in office have been remarkably productive

President Obama's accomplishments in the first 100 days reflect his discipline, energy and political skills. A partial accounting includes:

A huge stimulus bill designed to reignite the economy. FAIL

• An order to close the Guantánamo Bay military prison. FAIL

• A related order putting an end to the use of torture. FAIL

• A scheduled troop withdrawal from Iraq and reallocation of forces to Afghanistan. FAIL

• A law making it easier for women to sue for job discrimination and an executive order relaxing a ban on stem cell research. FAIL

• Approving extended health coverage for children. Irrelevant. Everyone has health coverage. This is as bad as global warming. FAIL

• Extending an olive branch to the Muslim world as part of a dizzying travel schedule that included trips to Canada, Europe, Turkey and Latin America. FAIL

• Setting aside huge tracts of wilderness for federal protection. FAIL

• Moving to ease tensions with Cuba. FAIL

MNI, like their Cuban handlers, love his changing this country into a third world toilet in 100 days or less.

Anonymous said...

John Zhu answers the challenge to come up with credible people that contend newspapers will be replaced.
@ John
-Who Says Blogs Can Replace Newspapers?!
Well, These People-

The fate of the newspaper: Exclusive interview with newspaper designer, Jacek Utko
“Most of them say that newspapers should stay because, if newspapers die, nothing will replace them.

But that’s not actually true. It’s already slowly being replaced by the Internet. Blogs, for example, are an opinion-making medium. They’ll probably become more powerful than the newspapers themselves were.”

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:56 Thank you!

As to your point, despite subscriptions to the WSJ and Barrons, I am on blogs for most of my news and rarely if ever venture onto any main stream Pravda websites.

As for newspapers, in the morning I go by a Starbucks to examine (never purchase) the local Pravda and NY Times. Today 4/26, the local paper, all sections, are razor, razor thin

And the ny times, still teabagging for the DNC. Today it’s those poor, poor separated illegal immigrants. But their paper is also fairly thin.

For the life of me, I can’t see why anyone would buy a newspaper. It simply makes no sense. Also, so what if they go exclusively web based. Since their paper is drivel, why even bother to give them a click.

The finger maybe, but never a click.

Anonymous said...

The Media's Lost Generation
How do you get ahead in an industry that can’t see its own future?
By Lesley M. M. Blume

Last month, a media executive met with a headhunter to plan his next career move. With years of experience at a major media organization, the executive figured that he had some good ammo to jump to the next level, even in the current economic climate.

The meeting did not go well.

"The headhunter essentially told me not to even bother trying," says the executive. "He told me, ‘The old media model is broken.' The message was that there really isn't a next step to take."

Anonymous said...

"The headhunter essentially told me not to even bother trying," says the executive. "He told me, ‘The old media model is broken.' The message was that there really isn't a next step to take."
I've tried and tried to tell them. Do not use your newspaper as your point of reference or justification for your qualifications, but they just won't listen.
They just can't comprehend that if they come in showing those credentials, the only thing it earns them is directions to the most discrete exit.
I actually had one so full of himself that he declared it against the law not to hire him based on his last place of employment or examples of his work.
When you live your life under Utopian Dogma, the real world causes heart attacks.

Anonymous said...

Telling anyone you are a laid off from the media gets you pity or scorn, neither being appropriate reactions, IMO. I agree, keep it under your hat as long as you can. It is important to be aware that a journalism degree with no place to use it, is not your ace in the hole for any other job.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:47, 1:09,

If true, and I so want it to be, this is quite the delicious, and exquisite news I've been waiting to hear.

Gloating, self absorbed, pseudo-elitist, Marxists, prostrate in the unemployment line, arm and arm with all the people they write about, but are loath to associate with, and Starbucks won't hire them.

Sweeter justice I can not think of.