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The press of the United States is not covering the most significant issue of national importance and that’s the laying of lives down in the nation for the service of our country. It’s despicable, the national press corps right now.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy
Q: Why is Newsroom Magazine writing about governance, banking and international stories for which you have neither the resources or qualifications to cover?
A: You’re right about the dearth of resources.
Newsroom Magazine’s mission is to honor the House Of The Fourth Estate, to speak to the malfeasance of our nation’s politicized, entertainment-values big media, to recognize the best amongst us, and to report and comment on the issues that matter most to a nation increasingly at risk for its manifest ignorance.
We are not alone in speaking to the failures of big-media journalism, or the plight of legitimate journalists driven out of their profession by irresponsible men and women behaving badly. America’s media is operated on the same single-stakeholder values as the banks that put millions of American families at risk of economic collapse.
Where the big banks stole our money and our pensions and our jobs, big media has stolen our freedom to know what matters most so that we be entertained by what’s more scintillating, outrageous or prurient.
We are not alone in speaking to the issues — for our voice is only one in a growing cacophony of indignation as I found in this report:
“The Washington Post’s March 9 article about a congressional debate over the legality of the Afghan War began: ‘Liberals in the House, who have spent much of the past year complaining that other congressional Democrats and the White House are insufficiently progressive, will get a chance this week to vent about one of their biggest concerns: the war in Afghanistan.’
“With the Beltway’s leading news outlet declaring that the debate would be a pointless emotional outburst by whiny lefties, the Washington press corps ignored the proceedings almost entirely, leading to this declaration from the House floor by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D.- Mass.):
‘There’s two press people in this gallery … We’re talking about war and peace, 3 billion dollars, 1,000 lives and no press? No press.’ He added: ‘The press of the United States is not covering the most significant issue of national importance and that’s the laying of lives down in the nation for the service of our country. It’s despicable, the national press corps right now.’”
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