Sunday, February 28, 2010

Calling in the A-Squad

"You were sent here to protect us but who protects us from you" ~ KRS-1

For Black History Month I decided to invite other Bloggers to write on my Blog. I wanted other perspectives on Black History Month. They are all bloggers with personalities that differ from mine. And I hope you enjoyed them. I believe that my fellow bloggers have a disdain for the Mainstream Media. The Black Bloggers especially seem to have a lack of respect for them. That’s why a lot of people started blogging. They…..We…. essential thought we could do a better job. Some bloggers will be modest and tell you that’s not the reason but it is. I look at some of the bloggers on my blog list and they are talking about issues that I don’t hear on Mainstream Television and Radio. They are also giving insightful commentary about some of today’s issues. Even the gossip and celebrity blogs are beating out the MSM entertainment shows regarding information. Now I’m not suggesting that I want to hear about baby mama’s and breast implants but everyone has different tastes.

I do believe bloggers need to stay on top of the events because someone has too. After years of providing our window to the world, the MSM is running on fumes. The MSM’s marriage with corporations has finally caught up to them. The lack of oversight has finally caught up to them. The inability to be able to adjust to a changing demographic has finally caught up to them. If a news organization doesn’t hold peoples feet to the fire, what good is it to me? If a news organization only gives you the news that they want to give you, what good is it to me? The news has been massaged and dumbed down before we receive it. It reminds me of when a mother bird chews a baby birds’ food before they eat it. The journalists that are providing the news are compromised. They either are in the pockets of corporations or they are afraid of the government. Their job is to ask the tough questions so we can get honest answers.

Somebody has to stay on top of organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus. They are supposed to represent mostly minority districts but what are they really doing for their constituents? We also need to call out racism, sexism, classism and ageism whenever we can. I think we do a good job but we will eventually have to step it up a notch. We don’t exactly know what that is yet but we will handle it when we arrive at that point (I hope!!). Thanks again to my fellow Bloggers.


RainaHavock said...

Okay now I feel very bad that I didn't get to do my article in time. School just been keeping me so busy. :(

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Val said...

CO, I agree w/you, if it wasn't for Black bloggers a lot of stories wouldn't be told. We are the new MSM!

Citizen Ojo said...

RainaHavock - You wer ein school doing the right thing. Maybe you can do one this summer?

???????? - Thanks, I guess.

Val - Yeah, I learn alot about what's going on from blogs. Some tell the stories that aren't sexy enough for regular t.v.