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Proviso Probe

Friday, December 30, 2005

BLOG, is Kathleen Parker onto something?

tribune reader cited a column by Kathleen Parker. (BTW, when quoting, please keep it to 10% of the material or no more than four paragraphs. Copyright law and all.)
Say what you will about the so-called mainstream media, but no industry agonizes more about how to improve its product, police its own members and better serve its communities.

Like Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Bloggers persist no matter their contributions or quality, though most would have little to occupy their time were the mainstream media to disappear tomorrow.

Proviso Probe would do fine if the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Trib and Sun-Times all went under.
What Golding demonstrated - and what we're witnessing as the Blogosphere's offspring multiply - is that people tend to abuse power when it is unearned and will bring down others to enhance themselves. Likewise, many bloggers seek the destruction of others for their own self-aggrandizement.

Let's consider Proviso Township. People like Serpico, Scavo, Moore, Welch, etc. have been abusing their power for years and, in some cases, decades. Now that a blog is playing a part in holding them accountable, one of their lackeys sees them as being the victims.
We can't silence them, but for civilization's sake - and the integrity of information by which we all live or die - we can and should ignore them.

This is self-serving Right Wing bullshit. The Right has figured how to manipulate the traditional media. They can't manipulate the more egalitarian blogosphere so they want to silence it.

Sorta sounds like Proviso Township. The powerful, self-serving pols learned how to deal with the existing media. Now that they are taking criticism from a new source their cronies are complaining about the source.

Kathleen Parker or Welch Lackey "A", it's the same thing. When you don't like the message, attack the messenger.


  • Why doesn't it surprise me that Welch Lackey "A" connects with a Right Wing columnist?

    Welch's style is authoritarian ("control freak") and much more tempermentally in-sync with the GOP than the diversity-oriented Democratic Party.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:01 PM, December 30, 2005  

  • Authoritarian, control freak. Sounds like you Carl. You write a blog telling everyone in Proviso Township how to do their jobs, but you offer no solutions. When challenged by Bishop Mullins on Arnie Bryant's show weeks ago, you offered no solution. Let me tell you something buddy, at least Chris Welch stands for something. Whether we agree with him or not, he makes a decision and makes things happen. I can't say the same for you. All you do is complain, file reports, etc. You are a menace to society. No wonder the Navy kicked you out.

    By Anonymous Gunning for you and Five Head, at 1:33 PM, December 30, 2005  

  • What constitutes offering a solution?

    What does Welch stand for?

    Don't I get some credit for creating Proviso Probe?

    How does filing complaints make me a menace to society? Isn't it working within the system to make complaints to the relevant authorities?

    Are you upset about the ARDC complaints I filed?

    Do you know anything about what I did in the Navy? Why should people believe you know something or anything about the nature of my discharge or separation? What do you imagine I was booted from the Nav for doing?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:15 PM, December 31, 2005  

  • gunning, the Navy line was a cheap shot. you know it's a lie, don't you?

    The truth doesn't make a difference to people like you, does it?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:21 PM, January 01, 2006  

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