Many of you (THOUSANDS) who are on the Galganov Editorial Broadcast Email Alert Directory experienced a glitch with my last Email Broadcast Alert (October 8, 2013), receiving two or more emails, and then not being able to access the galganov.com website.
AND THIS IS WHY:
There are so many people who are now subscribed to the Editorial Email Broadcast Alert, that it crashed the Web Site. In fact, I had to have my server rebooted by the Hosting Company in Phoenix Arizona.
And then, I had to have my IT manager go into the Web Site Data System to put in some temporary patches until the whole system can be redone.
I guess that’s the cost of success . . . and a very clear message to the MAINSTREAM Media.
In my last editorial, I ended it with a note that I would write about the demise of responsible journalism, but, what I didn’t write, was how the Internet and Blogs like this one are rapidly becoming the new source of news, not necessarily breaking news . . . but more so HONEST opinions of the news.
AND THAT’S A REAL PROBLEM FOR THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA – ALL OF THEM.
History is replete with glaring examples of YELLOW JOURNALISM, dating all the way back to recorded time, where “news” and opinion were the domain of just a few media barons who used their influence to point people in the direction wanted by tyrants.
BUT . . . THOSE DAYS IN OUR SOCIETY ARE DONE – AND HERE’S WHY:
What we are witnessing today, amongst so many terribly slanted and dishonest news sources is nothing new in the annals of media history. But, unlike the past, the Internet has changed everything.
And it doesn’t matter which News Genre anyone favors; print, radio and/or television, since the Internet has them all covered.
PRE-INTERNET media corporations, politicians and governments enjoyed a great symbiotic relationship, feeding each other at the expense of the people.
And to a very great extent they still do, but that’s changing, as millions of people are now turning to the Internet for news and opinions, which is beginning to render the mainstream media irrelevant . . . or forcing them onto the “STRAIGHT AND NARROW”.
Anne and I watch very little television these days. If we want to see an entertainment program, we wait until it is aired and then watch it online, commercial free, or relatively commercial free.
I listen to either Satellite Radio, or Internet Radio for all the entertainment and TALK I care to hear . . . even while riding my motorcycle.
In the morning . . . every morning, I read no less than 6 to 8 newspapers online from the USA, Canada, Israel and England. And through the day, I get alerts from reliable Internet News Sources that make me aware of issues long before the mainstream media ever reports any of it.
As a matter of fact, I read things online that the mainstream media very often takes from one day to several days to cover.
When FOX News came on the scene, they started beating the competition like a dusty rug, because they had a refreshingly honest and Conservative take on the news and opinion, which launched them like no media before.
But . . . even FOX News has seemingly forgotten what it was that won them their great audience and instant success, since they too have turned to the entertainment value of their so-called “Fair and Balanced” broadcasting, by insulting their base-viewers with the likes of Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers and other LEFTISTS who are part of the problem.
I won’t dwell on FOX News, because after all is said and done, FOX News is the only reasonable News Broadcaster that has a Conservative bent . . . at least with their Talk-Shows. But, even there . . . with shows like Chris Wallace – one has to wonder.
THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CRASH OF GALGANOV.COM:
In essence though, and in all truth, the crash of my website (galganov.com) says all that needs to be said about where people are turning to for news and opinion.
I have heard FOX News’ blowhard Bill O’Reilly, who runs neck and neck in the ego marathon with Obama, scum out Bloggers as if we were nothing more than media vermin, but DEMAGOGUING people like me who actually challenge him for opinion doesn’t change the truth about where the media is going.
AND THAT SHOUTS VOLUMES . . . because, if we Bloggers were such a low media entity, why would the likes of O’Reilly and anyone else waste his, her, and or their time and breath, let alone valuable airtime to publicly castigate us?
Bloggers like me, of which there are THOUSANDS and growing, are expanding our online followers LISTS by impressive numbers. And, as we the Bloggers continue to write, we also continue to develop our skills and valuable contacts, rendering us to become the most prolific, trusted and independent voices the world of media could have NEVER imagined just one decade ago.
IF YOU HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL TO STEP-UP TO THE PLATE:
As I mentioned in the beginning of this editorial, the success of this website is forcing me to make several costly changes and upgrades, which I will make whether anyone helps out financially or not.
BUT FREEDOM IS NOT FREE:
If you can contribute to galganov.com online through PayPal, or by check through regular mail, I would be extremely appreciative. And if you cannot for whatever reason, having you spread the word about galganov.com also goes a long way to helping out.
If you can contribute . . . it’s easy: All you have to do is click on the “ICON” on any page that says “HOW TO SUPPORT GALGANOV.COM” and follow the instructions.
Galganov Dot Com is a Federally Chartered Not For Profit Corporation that has no employees and pays no salaries. We have people who help out as best they can, but, as you know, nothing is FREE unless you’re a LEFTIST.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov