More on the media media

One of our main missions is to watch the watchdogs, and judging from this story about GOP influence at CBS, we have plenty of work to do. CBS's corporate cowardice is enough to turn one's stomach.

In other news about news:

The Winston-Salem Journal says "thumbs up" to a legislative plan to let us watchdog watchers watch committee meetings without media intermediaries.

Blackwater releases a new release that denies everything, naturally.

And the klutziest online presence of a major NC newspaper award goes to the Durham Herald Sun.

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Streaming over the internet

Quite frankly, by the time the state could afford a C-Span type channel we will probably have broadband internet available throughout the state and most people interested in watching televised state house and senate meetings will own a computer. Televised meeting - in the old sense of the word - will be obsolete before we can afford it. Stream the danged meetings over the web and use the money we would spend creating a state C-Span channel to make broadband available and affordable to the rest of North Carolina.



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Excellent idea.

Make computers available, too. You'd be amazed how many people in my neighborhood don't have one. I know I was. G and I could have started a business just teaching our neighbors how to use new computers (received as holiday gifts) in January last year. Maybe we should think about that for this year as well!

We can televise all meetings TODAY.

Ustream and a web camera. We're talking about $100/computer to set it up with a nice webcam and microphone. Not perfect, but it could be started today.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
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I don't even click their links anymore

And the klutziest online presence of a major NC newspaper award goes to the Durham Herald Sun.

I'm sure they'll end up whining, "You can't make money off the Internet, because those people want everything for free!" Which would make a fine epitaph when they are buried in the Newspaper Graveyard.

I can sum up my opinion of their approach with this exchange:

Not a Registered User?

Nope, and I'm not going to ever be one, dumbass.

I'd really like to be a fly on the wall when they clutch at the sleeves of outgoing advertisers and claim, "But we've got tens of loyal subscribers out there!" ;)

me too

I used to read the herald EVERY DAY online. Haven't read it once since they made that policy. Not once.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

me too

yup same here. I wish they still sold the paper in Raleigh, but they don't...

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