Monday, February 09, 2009

Sounding Off

So I would like to get your feedback about this blog. Do you feel the same concerns about the state of news in our day? Or am I overreacting? Do you have any critiques, ideas or ways to improve this venture?

I am looking forward to your feedback.

Thanks for reading.


Karen, Current Newsletter Editor said...

I think it's important to remember, that unlike the news of the industrial revolution, news today is not about informing people about what is going on in the world. It's about making money. Turning a profit. ALL news outlets are doing they pander to the lowest common denominator.

There is no such thing as "spin free" news anymore. Which is unfortunate because we have become a nation of people who do not think.

Ford said...

Thanks for commenting Karen. I do think that the media has tended to turn the critical lens on everyone, but themselves. I think they do serve a purpose, and many of those in the industry have their hearts in the right place, but I agree that the nature of the enterprise is designed to generate profits, which makes any free exchange of ideas and honest search for truth serious conflicts of interest.

Thanks for your interest.