Apr 06 2008

Oh Pullease! NY Times Off In Their Walter-Mitty Fantasy World Again

Published by at 9:41 am under All General Discussions

The NY Times has shown once more why they don’t get America. They don’t even get reality. They live in a Walter Mitty fantasy world were they are God’s most blessed creatures, alone equipped to save the planet. The story of Walter Mitty is a very important one because it teaches us how to control our imagination and be humble as we follow our dreams, not go off into some mental limbo and get off track.

The crux of the story is how Mitty deals with insecurity by fantasizing how weak and incompetent and beholding to him others are. The NY Times is clearly going through something very similar as they try and paint a bleak picture of their current nemesis – the bloggers!

They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home.

A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.

Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

“Sweatshop?” How hard do these journalist buffoons think it is to find all the ignorant faults in their crappy products? I hold down a full time job working NASA projects, ride my bicycle, work out at the gym, enjoy my family and ride my motorcycle when the weather is warm. And I still find plenty of time to mythbust bogus and erroneous media pieces which always reflect less about the people in government and more about the lousy state of the news media.

The sweatshop is inside the SurrenderMedia who are forced to push out mostly garbage and are finding their business sector falling from grace (and profitability) because of all the ‘fake but true’ that has been pawned off as news.

My home is not a sweatshop, my life is not stressful. And that is more than likely due to the fact I don’t work for a decrepit place like the NY Times. BTW, if you wish to donate to the cause the tip jar is at the top right hand side of the page (we haven’t delved into advertising yet).

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3 Responses to “Oh Pullease! NY Times Off In Their Walter-Mitty Fantasy World Again”

  1. Mark_for_Senate says:

    “How hard do these journalist buffoons think it is to find all the ignorant faults in their crappy products?” -AJ Strata.
    The winning statement of the day! That is exactly the problem. Most liberal/leftist/democrats actually believe they are so intellectually superior than anyone else, that they have no use for actual fact checking, particularly if they find just 1 event out of 1000 that fit their ‘world view/agenda’ even being completely opposite of the other 999, it is absolute truth, and proof they are correct. I think it is now indisputable that most MSM ‘journalists’ are probably the most misinformed, ‘disconnected from reality’ group on the planet. It is encouraging to notice that while their viewer/readership is in steady decline, the rest of the public is getting more informed. Thanks to the ‘sweatshop’ workers like AJ. You are a ‘must read’ blog and I appreciate your ‘sacrifice’.

  2. Writers Blog Till They Drop…

    But would it be less stressful than in their homes, with their families, and where they can eat when they want, sleep when they are tired, don’t have to commute to work, etc….