Why Drudge

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I am fairly new here and have not heard the name Drudge connected with Y2K before. Why is Drudge now telling that Y2K will air on CBS. Why is he concerned with what airs on 60 Minutes. AM I missing something? The last time I heard from Drudge he was talking cigars.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), November 26, 1998


Can you say the word "sensationalism"?

Also, just read the Newsweek article partly about Scott Olmstead. Very disappointing snickering treatment again. I hope those two reporters find themselves barricaded in a 7-11, eating the last Ho-Ho's and hearing the pop-pop of .223 as they await their well deserved fate. LOL

-- R. D..Herring (drherr@erols.com), November 26, 1998.

Well, Linda, you know how Diane keeps encouraging us all to contact the media and urge them to start digging 'n reporting on Y2K? *Grin*

Well, I eMailed Mr. Drudge three weeks ago and told him, sir, since you are so good at spotting scandals and exposing hot scoops, and have the muckracking bloodhound's nose for the rotten whiff, why don't you start delving into Y2K, the most expensive, disruptive, stupid, potentially cataclysmic scandal of human-turned-geeko history?

And guess what? He's sniffed around, found a way to stick his toes in with some "respectable" backup, and voila! And it won't be the last of his pointers to Y2K. *heehee*

Yes, Diane, you are onto something! 3 Cheers for Diane!
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, who are wondering if the 60-Mins Y2K Segment will cause as much of an outcry, legal + humanistic, as the Kevorkian video.
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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), November 26, 1998.

Thanks Leska,

With persistance we'll wear them down. The long series of articles about Y2K appeared in the local S.F. Examiner about a week and half after I sent them the thread on "What SHOULD the press do?" and about two weeks after KRON TV called me to ask why I gave them a "D minus." They are both owned by Hearst Publications.

Next e-mail? To rag at the San Jose Mercury News as to why their competitior so throughly covers Y2K and they remain silent. A little competitive rivalry (sp) should motivate someone!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 27, 1998.

Merely the effect of a butterfly's wings, I'm sure :)

-- Max Dixon (Ogden, Utah USA) (Max.Dixon@gte.net), November 27, 1998.

Because the mainstream national media is overwelmingly "politically corrupt", naive, and incompetent.

They "follow the leader" in national politics, in what they report, and in what slant they report. The result is a level of propaganda Goebels would have envied, and applied, like they are applying it.

Why Drudge? Because you will get some forms (not all, but some form) of the truth from a combination of him, World Net Daily, and other Internet sources. You will get garbage and lies from the mainstream media.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 27, 1998.

Robert, I don't notice as much "garbage and lies from the mainstream media" as in the past. In fact, after 60 minutes this Sunday, I predict it will heat up considerably. Already seeing the media front page news trend.

What we CAN DO is report back to the media and grade them on their reporting performance. Suggest that they start focusing on calmly preparing the country to get Y2K ready and create community. I'm confident they will "get it" (within a month or two) and we do have the digital power to nudge them.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 27, 1998.

True - on Y2K they have not yet completely failed - on international, economic, and all political news - they have religiously failed to report correctly and impartially.

So I was extrapolating this negative trend - as Readers Digest indicated, the tendency will be to report things skewed towards the impression the individual reporter/writer wants to give the people at NY Times.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 27, 1998.

For an antitode to the smirking Newsweek story, try the new issue of Worth magazine and the amusing Y2k story therein.

-- listen (linter7178@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

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