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Blogs Beat Out Mainstream Media Again

Have you read the flap over global warming’s fall from grace? It seems scientists aren’t as honest as Americans have always given them credit for. A hacker cracked into the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Britain (they’re a leader in the global warming debate) and published thousands of their emails to the internet, discussing how to hide data that didn’t support global warming, use bogus data, and worse.

The interesting part to me–as a writer–is who broke the news. Not CNN, or NBC. Fox News broke it. True to form, the mainstream media ignored it, until the blogosphere picked it up and it went viral. No wonder the public no longer looks to the traditional networks for news.

So where do people–like you and I–get our news. Read this:

Local news (well, not me)

  1. Cable TV (dare I say, Fox News)
  2. Online (like blogs)
  3. the radio
  4. the newspaper
  5. Network nightly news

Blogs admit their bias, and the good ones give you links to source data. That way, you can make up your own mind. Something we don’t get to do with the reporting done on nightly network news.

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