Saturday, September 26, 2009

Washington Post discovers America ~ By Joseph Farah

From WorldNetDaily
Joseph FarahBy Joseph Farah Posted: September 26, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 My phones have been unusually busy lately with calls from major media. It started just in the last week or so. It's not that major media didn't reference me and my news organization frequently. It's just that previously they didn't feel the necessity of actually speaking to me before writing or broadcasting. I guess they figured that would be like calling Hitler for his opinion about invading Poland. Anyway, that's all changed. Today, they're calling. Why? Well, I suspect there is something of an awakening taking place in the Old Media. The tea parties, the town halls, the big Washington rally and the major stories they are forced to catch up on have all helped to give them a clue. Some of the top editors and producers are actually telling their reporters it's time plug into other points of view. Take Washington Post Editor Marcus Brauchli, for example. He is openly and publicly worrying "that we are not well-enough informed about conservative issues. It's particularly a problem in a town so dominated by Democrats and the Democratic point of view." He says he is now challenging his reporters and editors to look at what is going on across the political spectrum – "at the extremes, among the rabble rousers, as well as among policymakers." I guess that's why I got a call this week from the Washington Post. I'm only guessing because, at the time of this writing, I haven't returned the call from the reporter yet. Been too busy breaking news to fill in the competition on what's going on. It's bugging the Post that readers are beginning to feel like they can't get the news in a timely way by turning to the paper. There wasn't a word about "green jobs" czar Van Jones until he had been forced to issue two public apologies and was chased from office mainly by the reporting of my little news agency. WND last April broke the first of more than 20 investigative reports that led eventually to his downfall. The Post also did not report the astonishing ACORN undercover video reports by a pair of young journalists until two days after the first one was aired. But not everyone is thrilled with this new sensitivity to actual news broken outside the so-called "mainstream" media gates. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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