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Yes, but isn't all the video coming from news organizations who clearly reported these events and statements in the first place?

If you really want to look at an example of citizen generated news, better examples are things like indymedia or the fine work that Dennis Gilman has been doing documenting the abuses of MCSO.

Somebody actually paid for that piece of crap? I'm an "Internet expert," sign me up.

Greg, you may be interested to know that yesterday's hardcopy of Politico had a large p. 3 story titled "Some Call for Napolitano to Resign" which was pretty harsh.

I can't speak for other parts of the country, but here in DC people read Politico with some seriousness.

1. This video is NOT news. And as a newsman I would have hoped you recognized the distinction between news and propaganda. This is an advertisement whose intent is to dismiss, negate and distract AZ Republican culpability for the fiscal mess we are in.

2. The GOP has been in charge of this state's spending for virtually all of my rather long adult life. The fact that they lacked the political will to stand up to Janet's spending demands is matched by the money they received from lobbyists to hand over our stolen earnings. THE GOP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MESS THEY PLACE US IN!!!!

The fact that the Democrats are no different than the Republicans whether nationally or locally is not lost on at least me. And I suspect a whole lot of others.

3. Your point that the mainstream media is dead because any kid with a video camera and editing software can pass them by is 100% correct. There are A LOT of them out there, and with some really inexpensive and constantly improving for less cost cameras there are more to come. There are real examples of their "channels:"




Now what they have to say may not be your cup of tea, and only their determination to consistently put out a product is one small measure of their "success," but the boys in NY or PHX aren't censoring their news.

4. Espresso Pundit needs a channel. Do it for the women.


BREAKING NEWS: scientist admits IPCC used fake data to pressure policy makers.

From the Daily Mail

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

‘It had importance for the region.

Jonathan Leake’s story at the Time is Online, linking Pauchari’s TERI organization to government funding grants that were solicited using the bogus “Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035″ claim.

Christopher Booker of the Telegraph has a story that shows Pachauri’s own employee at TERI was the source of the bogus glacier claim. Now the corruption comes full circle.

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