The Death of Journalism: the dumbing down of America, courtesy of online psuedo-reporters

Really? Read why this editor is mad again - at the rumor mill. Read it here - Tuesday.


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  • SusanKatzenberg

    So to use parts of the blog you wrote:

    “When I read your article I was surprised and very happy,” he said. “The others got it wrong. You didn’t.”

    How do you know which article is reputable?

    Am I the read deal? You bet.

    But if you read my paper, you already knew that.

    If you have any news tips, email

    As of today, this newspaper is viewed by close to 140,000 readers per week.

    If I make a mistake, just let me know. I am always open to your comments

    If you enjoy this type of blogging/writing (not journalism) I must warn you: Today is about “them”; tomorrow it may be about “you”.

    “As a journalist, trained at Emerson College, and also by wonderful regional editor Steve Proctor, I know a few things about dealing with a juicy store: Don’t jump to conclusions.”


    Since you so earnestly put those words out there that if you make a mistake and that you are open to comments; let me suggest, brush up on your training. YOU’VE MADE QUITE A FEW MISTAKES. Grammatical, spelling, and gross distortion of facts. So here are the corrections:

    Punctuation is always inside quotations.

    This story is about YOU today. For the record: That ‘aide’ resigned.Check the facts.

    The Police Chief you boast about is a notorious LIAR and CHEATER.

    Simply summarized, you must be a personal friend of Leonard Luciano. Nobody else could get the “facts” as distorted as they are without being a relative or friend. Perhaps you were that person who was “texting” him after 2 a.m. and were distracting him from driving?

    Oh, one more thing. Let’s not forget the spelling error. “Am I the read deal?”

    Did you, perhaps, mean Real deal? And perhaps you meant , I know a few things about dealing with a juicy story (versus store). Proofreading goes along way, Cookie.

    I give you credit. You were right about one thing: “Manipulation is here to stay – and with cheap, easy access to website publishing – there is no guarantee that what you read is the truth.”

    Credit graciously given to Diane Lilli, trained at Emerson College. She's clearly mastered the trade of manipulation but failed at Journalism.

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