The problem with broadcast, online and even the print news media is that they’ve lost their objectivity.
Walter Cronkite is dead. Journalism is on the decline. Twitter comments are passed off every day by the national media as hard news.
The news media has institutionalized their left/right biases.
The media contributes greatly to the growing polarization strangling the United States today.
We are constantly subjected to so-called “experts”, the pundits who analyze and explain the news to us. The problem is that they, too, are biased with their own political axe to grind. That clouds their analysis. They do little more than provide knee-jerk reactions to the event of the minute.
That is why “Inform The Pundits!” was started. It provides a more thoughtful and factual analysis of news events otherwise overlooked by everyone else.
I’m an online opinionist. I’m a fact-driven individual who uses the Internet to research and verify data presented in support of my opinions.
I used to be a weekly columnist for a 50,000+ circulation daily newspaper – The Statesman-Journal in Salem, Oregon. It’s the State Capitol. I find online tools, primarily the Internet, make it faster and easier to find and validate facts. Its made me a better writer.
I still make mistakes. I still have my own biases. I strive to improve. That is why I strongly encourage comments on what I write.
I prefer those who disagree rather than agree with me to comment the most. No matter how harsh the criticism, no legitimate comment will ever be denied posting.
That is how I learn. That is how I overcome my own biases.
That is how I’ll do a better job for readers that follow this online catharsis.