Monday, 11 November 2019

The Whistle-Blower Problem

For at least two months now, folks are consumed....24 hours a day.....with this topic of the whistler-blower, and the 'mystery' that it entails.

So folks are hyped up....especially journalists, on getting the identity a secret.  Twenty years ago?  The name would have been out in the public in less than 72 hours.  So this is rather this game is being played.

Would I be in trouble if I released the name?  Yeah, probably.  But this brings up the would I know? 

In fact, there's 99.999 percent of the public who have no idea who the whistle-blower is.  Unless you sat on the committee in the should have no idea. 

So when this journalist stands up on Fox News and says 'X' is the does she know?  Did someone in the House leak it?  More than likely. 

It's a funny history drama because in the 1990s....over forty different news organizations, and newspapers....would have detailed reporters, and found out the name in a short-period of time.  Today?  Virtually nothing.  It's like they fired all the investigative journalists and just stopped that whole process.  The original guys from 60 Minutes?  They have to be flipping over in their graves....nothing gets reported unless it's bless by political agenda experts. 

Where Has This Guy Been?

"A society, a democracy, can die of too many lies — and we’re getting close to that terminal moment unless we reverse the obsession with lies that are being fed around the country.”

-- Bill Moyers

Well, here's the problem....he should have made this statement back in the 1990s.....when the lying business started up and people were questioning all the hype by journalists and strategy groups.

Maybe Moyers just woke up in the past two years, but this whole 'game' has been on turbo for roughly 30 to 40 years. 

Today?  It's reached the stage where most newspapers and news magazines are worthless.  CNN?  Their audience has dwindled down to almost nothing.  NPR and AP?  People actually laugh at the current emphasis of their news production.