A few short months ago, I was just beginning to learn how to use Twitter. Not too soon after I started, “the scandal” broke. Even if you are not a big fan of entertainment news, you would have to have been off the planet to not know to which scandal I refer. Since that time, I have had a real education on the way the things work! I’ve learned many of the ins and outs of Twitter. I’ve learned how to open and maintain a website. I’ve learned about photoshopping and I’ve learned that what I read or even see is not always true. I’ve learned about paparazzi and the abhorrent way they treat the people that are actually their “bread and butter”. I’ve learned that there are people out there that are downright mean. But, I’ve also learned that there a multitude of people out there that really care. They too are sick of the lies, the doctored photos—whether they have to do with “the scandal” or just doctoring the way models look in magazine in advertisements.
I believe that there are a lot of us out here that want to see things change. We are starting a grassroots movement to bring all media, whether written or video, to task for their unacceptable handling of the news—especially entertainment news.
Journalism used to be a noble profession. The people that are running it currently are turning it into a joke. Journalism—at least their kind of journalism—seems to be who can tell the most lies and get the most hits or purchases of their particular site or magazine. Were you aware that every time you go to a gossip site you are generating income for them and that you are also perpetuating the lies that they tell about the people you are most interested in? Were you also aware that they are not necessarily owned by individuals, but in reality are “divisions” of the big name gossip sites. That is why you see the same article in so many places. They simply take the article from one of their sister sites and recycle it. It makes it appear that the article is printing the truth, but in reality what is happening is that the same people are putting the articles out from different venues. It probably should be more accurately described as plagiarism. What kind of journalism is that? They have lowered the standard by not writing original articles. They simply cut and paste articles from one site to another. They may change a word or two, although I have actually seen articles that have been printed on two different sites that literally used the same article verbatim and only changed the name of the author! What? How could two different people write exactly the same article—word for word? They didn’t. That’s what I’m talking about. They simply copied it from one site to another and changed the name. But they don’t change the name to protect the innocent. The innocent are far more likely to be the subjects of their lies. Of course, telling the truth would entail actually having to work for a living. They would have to do some research and they would have to check their sources and not just make them up. For more information about the way they do things, check out www.justiceforkristen.wordpress.com. Don’t let the name fool you. They don’t just do it to Kristen, they do it to everyone!
We want a change. We are DEMANDING a change. If you believe that it is time for the media to start telling the truth, join us in our campaign. “The Plan”