The corporate press has become irrelevant

The corporate press has become irrelevant. I realized that while watching the sun come up over Gaza on live stream last night with someone giving us first hand reports and information flowing in from different sources via twitter.

The press as we know it has simply become a propaganda machine that fewer and fewer are listening to.

These are the real images.

A 10 month old child dies in Gaza
A family mourns the death of their child.
Palestinian medics wheel a wounded boy into the al-shifa hospital in Gaza City following an Israeli air strike on November 14, 2012.
Palestinian medics carry a wounded baby into the al-shifa hospital in Gaza City following an Israeli air strike on November 14, 2012.
Jihad al-Masharawi, a Palestinian employee of BBC in Gaza, carries the body of his 11-month-old son Omar, who according to hospital officials was killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City 15 November, 2012. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters
A Palestinian man carries a wounded child at a hospital following an Israeli air raid in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, on November 17, 2012. Photograph: Moiz Salhi/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian Yoused Abu Khoussa, carries the body of his year-and-a-half old son Iyad.
A Palestinian man sits next to the body of his year-and-a-half old son Iyad Abu Khoussa, 11/18/2012.
There are no more words.

To see all of the images, go to Israel-Hamas ‘Open War’.

Post Script:

Israeli minister vows Palestinian ‘holocaust’

‘Israel knowingly targeted the media’ – RT reporter in Gaza


4 thoughts on “The corporate press has become irrelevant

  1. While peer-to-peer mass communications or quick, cheap and easy electronic publishing have altered the media landscape, they have yet to topple the commercial media. They will do it, but they will do it through aggregators, like Huffington Post, which provide the human editorial judgement needed to find the higher quality, more reliable drops in the river of bits and bytes. The authority of the commercial press will then be transferred to these aggregators – along with the institutional hubris.

    1. The press as we knew it growing up has become irrelevant for those who are younger and that will continue. My daughter, who is 19, would not glance at a Seattle Times and will be selective about what she reads in the NY Times, online, but she and others gather their news from different sources in real time. Remember CNN when it first started? Most of the news was in real time and unfiltered. That was back in the day. It’s reminiscent of that now with twitter, Facebook, LiveStream and whatever else our clever youth come up with next.

      By the way, Anonymous shut down the government website in Tel Aviv, totally,

      Possibly a different type of war also.


  2. Thanks again Dora
    All this carnage is committed in our name with our tax dollars and at the expense of the future security our children. Unfortunately we are collectively more concerned about losing Social Security, Medicare, jobs, etc. than the horrific crimes perpetrated against humanity by our war machine. Thanks to the misinformation and lack of coverage by corporate media this wasn’t even an issue in the elections let alone at the breakfast or dinner table. We have been a-climatized to a state of eternal warfare in an Orwellian logic that allows the military to consume 50% of the budget despite the fact that a dollar invested in the social sector will produce 4 times as many jobs as it will in the the military sector. The jobs are there but the will to move the country in a sustainable direction is not.


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