The Modernist wrote:PENK wrote:There are plenty of issues with mainstream media but there are also plenty of decent alternatives that offer more balanced and investigative views without needing to go ”underground”.
Face it 99% of ”protest pages” or Youtube channels are either sweaty shut-ins babbling about conspiracies or loony skinheads peddling neo-Nazi theories and made-up news.
Proper investigative journalism needs substantial funding, it needs legal support and advice, it needs teams of people working together..which is why it has always been best served by traditional newspapers. I don't think supporters of alternative media fully understand this.
Not anymore. The internet has changed "traditional" media forever - or for the time being. Wikileaks, Anonymous, beholden to no government or stodgy editorial board or corporate owner or advertisers. Or, unless, the powers that want to keep their secrets secret work to subvert the internet with fake, official-line supporting news and gullible suckers who think a good haircut equals a good journalist.