As CBS cuts jobs in their news division, there's a new website for the disgruntled journalist to vent their frustrations. Too bad they just don't get it------that they are catering to only half this nation with their liberal bias while blaming the Internet.
Angry journalists vent their frustrations to the world
They're angry at their demanding editors. They're angry about the mushrooming workload in shrinking newsrooms. They're even angry about other angry journalists.
But these angry journalists are happy they can now vent their frustrations to the rest of the world, courtesy of angryjournalist.com, a sort of online complaint board allowing ink-stained wretches to gripe anonymously.
Ironically, their anger is partly fueled by the Internet, which has forced newspapers and television networks to reinvent themselves with painful consequences for their staffs.
Here's a sampling of comments posted to this story:
4. Steve C. April 1st, 2008 - 9:00 pm
Hey, CBS just laid off a load of people today. You want to get angry guys? How about directing your anger at the management that allows you to produce that biased crap you try to pawn off as journalism. This ain’t rocket science fellas. The quality of journalism is a joke. Everyone knows it but you. And for the love of god,stop blaming the Internet. We go to the Internet because newspapers and network news are not doing their job, period.
Hey, if you don’t like your jobs, maybe you could go to Hollywood and write some more of those anti-war movies. They keep making them and they all do so well. Hundreds of people have seen them.
3. Jon April 1st, 2008 - 8:56 pm
Oh…poor baby print journalists - grow up!! The world is changing at breakneck speed - oh sorry, that was the print journalism ‘profession’ the online world just passed by…I, for one, am delighted not to have to put up with the vile anti-American garbage from NYTimes, LA Times, etc. who all take their cues from whoever is angry with the US (i.e. Castro, Chavez, Ahmedijad, etc.)…perhaps your rags will be recycled into a proper use - say, toilet paper…long live online!!
7. K. West April 1st, 2008 - 9:55 pm
If journalists weren’t mostly liberal morons who are more interested in promoting their agenda than in reporting the news, they might still have a job. RIP, dead tree news.
9. brian April 1st, 2008 - 10:20 pm
WAIT a minute !! Isnt this supposed to be a recession made up by the media? HMMM the plot thickens!!
11. G. MAN April 1st, 2008 - 10:34 pm
Hey Left Wing Media,If you got off your tail and told both sides, instead of trying to push your left wing agenda down our throats, you might have a job. You are getting what you deserve!!!You need to be fair on both sides. The news people need to investigate the Democrats the same way they do the Republicans. The media should not have an agenda, but you do. You are in the tank for the Democrats.You guys wonder why advertising is down, circulation is down, it’s simple, you don’t tell the truth, ( DAN RATHER) and you only tell half the truth. It’s easy, JUST BE FAIR and you will have a job. If you keep going the way you are, you will all be out of a job. I can’t understand why someone at the N.Y. Times or the L.A. Times, can’t see this. After all the business the major newspapers in this country have lost, you would think it would be easy to see. You are playing to only half of the country with you left wing agenda. Right wing people can read also, but they don’t want to read left wing garbage.
12. Parker April 1st, 2008 - 11:12 pm
Most journalists and editors are left leaning because only leftist ideologues could put up with the horse manure that passes as a "humanities" education these days. (Hint: conservatives are driven out, denied scholarships, made to feel unwelcome in humanities departments - leaving almost only liberals in the journalism and teaching professions).
Why? Because 60’s generation leftists monopolize 99% of the humanities departments, teachers schools and journalism schools across the nation.
Cultural relativism, race and ethnic identity obsession, anti-Americanism, fascist feminism, pro-terrorist Middle East studies - a regular circus of PC, cult of victimization nitwits.
15. Justy April 2nd, 2008 - 12:46 am
Well it’s their own damn fault. When you only cater to 50% of your potential audience you only require 50% of the staff.
16. Mike April 2nd, 2008 - 1:10 am
Try as I might (granted, I’m not trying very hard)I can muster absolutely no sympathy for these self-described " journalists". The vast majority are nothing more than shills for the political left, "useful idiots" who hold themselves and their own views in high esteem. Perhaps if they even approached objectivity, there might be a market for them. The thinking portion of the populace wants facts, not agenda-based opinion reported as fact.
23. Mark April 2nd, 2008 - 3:21 am
I’d ask all of you journalist-bashing posters how they’d feel if they lost their jobs… but then I realized, you’re most likely unemployable losers anyway so you wouldn’t be able to answer.
24. brian April 2nd, 2008 - 3:26 am
I hope you are all replaced by minimum waged illegal aliens, the ones you have so desperately supporting.
25. al vander stoep April 2nd, 2008 - 3:29 am
There isn’t too much to add. Normal Americans are tired of having their country and morals trashed by a bunch of gutless liberals who will write anything to keep their propaganda jobs. Good luck in the real world, liars.
Mark (in comment #23 bolded) must be one of those poor souls that doesn't get the point that so many others are writing about-----and resorts to what a good DUer or a KOS kid would do when they can't win (or debate an argument) by attacking the messenger.
The sad facts are that the mainstream media is becoming neither when they proceed to advocate their left-wing liberal agenda and call it "journalism".
Update: I found a fair assessment of what a journalist has become in this Angry Journalist post:
Angry Journalist #2786:
I am glad to see journalists lose their jobs. Today’s journalists are no longer unbiased, impartial, or the guarantors of democracy in their role as the fourth estate.Instead, today’s journalists are extremely liberal and seem to be social engineers rather than journalists. They persecute religious beliefs, give a free pass to politicians they agree with, and try to dictate morality and social norms by altering the public’s perception of the issues of the day. Illegal immigration is okay, abortion is good, religion is bad, Bush is a liar, Clinton is great, porn is okay, censorship of any kind is bad, etc. Why don’t journalists just report the facts, and let the readers interpret things for themselves? The success of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, et al, should be a lesson for them. Not that Fox is entirely unbiased either; but Fox is a backlash to the liberal agenda pushed on the public by the mainstream media. But do they get it? No. Americans like traditional values and want to see their traditional values embraced in the mainstream media. “Oh, traditional values? So you want segregation back and you want women confined to the kitchen?” NO, damn it, no. It is the common refrain of the liberal media to characterize traditional conservatives as wanting to turn back the clock and bring back all kinds of social and economic evils.We just want the truth and we want love of family, God and country to remain the cornerstone of our lives. Instead, we feel very much on the defensive regarding upholding and keeping these values.But most of all, I am glad journalists are losing their jobs because while they are becoming INCREASINGLY liberal, they deny the charge of liberal bias even MORE loudly. How dare they? How can journalists be so blind to their own bias? Or perhaps they are not blind — perhaps they think the general public is stupid enough to accept their denials of liberal bias. We are not stupid. And now you are out of a job. Good riddance to you all.
Stupid is------as stupid does................