Hold them accountable
March 15, 2012
But the report was handled a bit differently from bad employment news. When jobs were disappearing month after month, you could count on seeing the numbers right in the headlines, screaming doom. This time, we saw headlines about “spinning” the numbers or “seizing on” them for political gain. Translation: These numbers look good but you shouldn’t trust them.
Funny how the numbers always look solid to the media except when they reflect credit on the Walker administration.
If you’re sick of reporters and editors weaving a web of suspicion around every action by Scott Walker while pretending not to see obvious malfeasance by Democrats, and if you’ve been wishing for an effective way to hold them accountable, here’s your chance:
A new Facebook page called, “Hold Them Accountable” is dedicated to exposing and challenging biased or selective reporting, and media blackouts of stories that need to be told. It will enable citizens to directly contact reporters and editors and let them know their readers are paying attention.
Some say the dictatorship in Poland, 30 years ago, was doomed the minute Americans started donating fax machines to Polish pro-freedom organizations. Technology that’s ancient by today’s standards freed people to tell each other about important events. Soon, Poles knew the government-controlled media’s self-serving reports were a long way from reality. Now we have Facebook.
The new technology is far more efficient. Reminding the intellectually corrupt media that we can do without them might just embarrass them into doing their jobs.