I wasn’t a Fan of Bill O’Reilly, since the Size of his Overly Large Ego Generally Eclipsed the Serious Matters of the Day. And Most of the Time, O’Reilly Practiced Portraying Himself as the Philosopher-King, Looking-Down on all the Little People . . . Lecturing them on how to Play Nice with each other.
But what Irked me Most About Bill O’Reilly, wasn’t his Extreme Narcissism, but Rather, It was the Way O’Reilly Continuously Disparaged Bloggers, by Typifying them (People Like Me) as Losers, Sitting in their Underwear, Hacking away at their Keyboards in their Mother’s Basement.
Not Only Was That Unfair . . . It was Contemptible – Insulting many People like Me, with an Honest & Personal Opinion of the Issues of the Day, who Didn’t (Don’t) have a Billion Dollar Corporation backing him or her up, and a staff of Many to Research & Fact Check the Information. So these Bloggers like Me did it & Do it Ourselves.
Not Only That . . . Bloggers also aren’t Paid Millions of Dollars for their Opinions, or have PR Firms and Agents Constantly Promoting their Activities, so they can get Paid more Money for their “Professional” Opinions as the Mainstream Media Pundits Receive. If Lucky, a Blogger will Earn enough Money (if any at all) just to Get By.
The Headlines Described Those Who Blew The Whistle As “Citizen Journalists”.
I’m Writing This . . . Because a Judge from the US District Court from San Francisco (William Orrick III), Recently Sided (Mostly) AGAINST Planned-Parenthood’s Claim that “Citizen Journalists” had No Right to Record or Disseminate Information Concerning the Harvesting & Sale of Aborted Children’s Body Parts.
In Orrick’s Pending Ruling – Judge Orrick, who was Expected to Favor Planned Parenthood, has Otherwise Favored the First Amendment, which Guaranteed the Right of the “Citizen Journalists” to Expose the Truth Behind Planned Parenthood.
I’m Writing . . . This Because The Mainstream Media Are In Open Panic.
CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC & Even Fox News . . . has to Worry about People like Me, because People like Me, opposed to the way Bill O’Reilly (for Example) has Portrayed People like Me, are Well Informed, Careful in our Analysis, who Couldn’t Give One Whit about Audience Numbers (For Pay), Demographics, Editors, Producers, Competition, Personal Contracts, Agents, Stock Holders and Everything else that Accompanies being a “Professional” Journalist.
In The Aforementioned – I listed CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC & Even Fox News, Which Only Represents some of the American Mainstream Media . . . so now Extrapolate those Media to Represent the Entire World’s So-Called “Free Media”, all of Which is in Serious Jeopardy of Losing their Standing In The Dissemination Of Believable News & Opinion.
Great Freedom Movements . . . Which Represented Hardcore Resisters Against Real Fascism & Communism Were Pamphleteers. The American Revolution was Spurred-On by Pamphleteers (Such As Thomas Paine) . . . Today, People like Me are Labelled as Bloggers & Citizen Journalists – and we are Indeed a Serious Threat to the Established Media Worldwide, but Mostly So in the USA – which for far Too Long Controlled what we Knew, because of what they Wanted us to Know.
Make No Mistake About It . . . The Wealthy, Well Connected, & Powerful Control the Mainstream Media, whether it’s through News, Opinion or Entertainment. But even before the Gutenberg (Printing) Press, there were the Equivalent to Pamphleteers, Bloggers & Citizen Journalists.
There were the Travelling Minstrel Shows (well Prior to the 19th Century), which included Painters, Play Writes, Actors, Puppeteers, Singers and other Assorted Vocal Disseminators of the Truth . . . Which Challenged & Changed The Hierarchy Of Religions & Nations.
WWII – Nazi Europe . . . Even Owning An Unlicensed Radio Receiver Was Verboten.
In Recent History . . . Since the Discovery & Manufacture of Mass Printing Machines – National Thugs, in the Name of Despots Everywhere, Including Nazis & Communists, went out of their Way to either Register or Ban the Ownership of Printing Presses, then came Electronic Media such as Radio Broadcasters, then there were Television Broadcasters, and Now there’s a Push to either Ban or Control the Internet.
How Despots Worldwide Fear Free Communication More Than Weapons . . .
Bill O’Reilly Never Hesitated To Heap Scorn On Bloggers . . . Probably because Bill O’Reilly knew just how Powerful Bloggers Really were in O’Reilly’s World of Communication.
The Threat of Bloggers & Citizen Journalists were and are the Uncontrollable Attackers on the Dis-Honesty & Lack of Integrity of O’Reilly’s Media Industry. And now that Bill O’Reilly is Off-The-Air . . . Guess Who’s Blogging Now?
There are Way More than 300-Million People in the United States of America, who represent Hundreds of Millions of Television Set Owners Nationwide.
And Of All The Cable News Broadcasters . . . According to Nielsen Ratings – Fox News is Number One in Virtually Every Category . . . BUT EVEN AT THAT – Fox News has about 2.5-Million Viewers. And in terms of Cable News Talk Shows, Sean Hannity Brings that Fox News Average Number up by Including his 3.5-Million Viewers.
SO – When you Consider that the Number-One Cable News Provider – in all of America (Fox News), Reaches LESS Than 1% Of The Entire American Public, the Next Question Should Be . . . Who Reaches The More Than 99% Who Don’t Watch America’s Number-One Cable News Provider?
As Much As Bill O’Reilly – Amongst Many Who Disparage Bloggers . . . The Numbers Don’t Lie. Bloggers & Citizen Journalists are the New Pamphleteers, who are without Question, the Difference Between a Free Press & Propaganda.
And As JESUS Said – As JESUS Quoted HILLEL . . . The Truth Shall Set Us Free.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov