Bad Journalism + Biased Editor = The Gray News

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wah, wah, they don't talk to us

The Gray News folks have been grousing in their editorials and their commentaries- solicited and otherwise- that the Town Councilors will not talk to them. Having enjoyed a monopoly for 30 years, and not having gotten used to the fact that other media now exist and that others now encroach on their news territory, they are furious about this state of affairs. They say that the Council should not favor The Monument over the Gray News.

The Gray News forgets two things:

1. There are many media outlets the Councilors do speak with. Councilors speak with reporters from The Monument, Press Herald, Scarborough Current, Channel 6, Channel 8, and Channel 13. Gaining comment is a privilege, not a given. If the councilors will not reply to Mr Clark and Mr Tsukroff, but do reply to Justin Ellis, Ann Kim, Christy McKinnon, Paul Livingstone, Elizabeth Prata etc, it is incumbent upon those two to examine why. And change their practices if necessary.

2. The councilors will not talk to them because the Gray News lies. The councilors will not talk to them because the Gray News is abusive. The Gray News cannot be trusted to put forth their information intact. These items have been proven in earlier entries and over time with each of the councilors in turn.

The Gray News should leave aside its myopic view that it and The Monument are the only media out there. They are not. The Gray News should look at itself to examine why, among all these media outlets, council refusals only include THEM.

3 Comments:

  • Well Stated! The GN should be asking "what can We do to make this situation better"! Ray Clark and Nathan Tsukroff need to remove the Log from their own eyes; only then will they see the error of their ways...hopefully!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 AM  

  • Great picture for your topic!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:20 PM  

  • thank you!!

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 3:29 PM  

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