Bloggers are Replacing the News

This post was written by marc on May 18, 2007
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Network news channels like ABC and CBS are wondering why they losing to war on news to the bloggers. The can’t understand why it is that their market share is dropping. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what news is.

For example ABC and CBS have yet to report the power struggle between the Gonzales and then Attorney General John Ashcroft over the warrantless domestic wiretapping, Acting Attorney General James Comey testified before Congress that he prevented Gonzales from pressuring Ashcroft in his hospital bed from reauthorizing Bush’s illegal wiretapping. This is news that is all over the blogs but is being ignored by ABC and CBS.

Network news has been focused on what they consider more important issues like Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears. Anna Nichole Smith got more news coverage when she died than Presidents Reagan and Ford put together. Instead of covering how many soldiers died in Iraq we have to hear about what’s happening on American Idol. So people like me are turning to the bloggers for real news and leaving the network news to those who are more interested in celebrity gossip than what is happening in the world.

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