And then everyone got fired...

The New Orleans Times-Picayune was bought by a rival paper that promptly gave the lot their walking papers.

Not surprising, and no amount of self-aggrandizing or Trump-bashing is going to turn journalism’s fortunes around. It is out of sync with reality, and that’s what happens when you don’t know what’s going on around you…

Memo to the Tucson Sentinel: Self-Aggrandizing doesn't trick people into buying your product. They will decide if you are "All Star" or "Not All That."

Journalists have a horrific narcissistic tendency to call themselves great. You have done this for the last couple of years, and no one is buying your propaganda. You are not great. There is huge room for improvements. The end.

And get over yourselves.

Journalists lavish their own profession with praise and awards, and what they give themselves awards for is mind-boggling.

So here is the Tucson Sentinel writing about the Arizona Daily Star:

All-star lineup of Tucson reporters faces buyouts, layoffs loom

All-star lineup?

That isn’t an actual thing.

Did it ever occur to you that if you stopped the self-adoration and took a good long look at yourselves you’d see why people stopped bothering with you?

It’s a thought…

Are we brave enough now to admit that journalism is no longer a thing? Or am I still the only adult in The Room.

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Aside from the intellectual theft I deal with on occasion, my other big problem is getting people to look at reality.

My latest book is ignored because in an industry filled with children, being the lone adult makes professional life difficult.

I am a reality. I don’t sugar-coat. I do not fellate. I tell things the way they are.

So, how is journalism these days?

Dead.

The AP is whining about it here:

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Hundreds of newspapers? You don’t say!

The Wall Street Journal is kvetching about it here:

Facebook Wants to Feed Users More Local News. There Just Isn’t Enough of It. 

One-third of Americans live in a place where the social network can’t find enough local news to feed its aggregator

Facebook is corporate spookery and tyrannical oppression. They can go to hell.

Even the Intercept is losing steam:

The Intercept, a billionaire-funded public charity, cuts back

Why?

Because none of it is empirical. I have written about F.R.E.E.D. here and in my last book, an alternative to journalism for a very long time, and there is a publisher who seems to think they can just crib from me. I will not let that happen. I have been knocked about too much already.

But when a profession is corrupt and still thinks it can play the same games, it cannot see the obvious, no matter how hard they try to pretend that nothing is wrong…

The casualty of journalism's collapse? New York City as centre of communications gravity.

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Here is an interesting piece from Showbiz 411, lamenting the cuts and losses of several glossies. New York magazine, Vanity Fair, People, and the mention of the woes of Vanity Fair’s sister publication Vogue.

That list is interesting. The New York Daily News is bleeding as well, but New York isn’t just any city in the US: it is the publishing mecca, and it set the trend for many things over the decades, and now its power is rapidly eroding.

It is losing its patriarchal grip on communications, meaning everything is up for grabs. New York determined what is considered cool, good writing, witty, engaging, important, chic, sophisticated, and set the narrative on what we think about, who we think about, and what we think about them.

It is no longer the case, and that means consolidating a power base becomes that much harder. There is a whiff of defeatism already, and it can no longer just ride on the coattails of its zip code. It should be no surprise that the new generation there are already waving the flag, demanding pensions at 30 in an indirect way — it is a mere reflection of the aging and faded clout of a once invincible city, and what happens next will be interesting to see…

It is all about the Benjamins. And journalism can't find the treasure chest no matter what they try.

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For all the Trump-basing and champagne socialist fellating, journalism cannot catch a break.

Cuts and losses galore.

Socialists? Really? People who think they are entitled to slaves higher up the food chain than they are? They people who shove grampy and grammy in nursing homes so that they keel over and they can get their inheritance? And still play the lottery? Those motherfuckers?

They are trying appease the worst people: those who won’t spend money or actually bother supporting their product, and have no respect for people in other generations.

As a business strategy, that blows chunks.

Stop pandering to political zealots, and start reinventing the product to a classier demographic.

Because what is being done know is just dumbass and ineffective…

Adlibture: the stream of inspiration that will take you to the strangest of places. Follow your instinct, not the script.

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Reading journalists whining is a real pain in the ass. Shut the fuck up.

Stop spinning a narrative overtly or covertly. What is done is done.

When you ignore people like me, expect the same treatment in return from the public.

Because no one is listening.

For a reason.

Journalism is following old scripts. The new kids are all frauds who are cribbers. Fuck them. They are riding on the coattails of the old and broken antiquated models.

If the profession wanted to be reborn, then they have to start from the very beginning.

And learn Adlibture, not scripture.

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The first step is anarchy, and with anarchy comes adlibture.

Follow your instincts, no matter if people disagree with you or think you are strange.

You take risks, not gambles.

You find inspiration wherever you wish.

For me, I have many, but let’s talk about one: my adoration for a comic book character who is seen as Steve Ditko’s other bug-themed superhero.

Ted Kord the Blue Beetle.

He is what every person should be: a person whose word is their bond.

You make a promise. You keep that promise.

The end.

He made a promise to a dying man where no one else heard him.

He did not have superpowers, but he was smart and made the technology.

He was inconvenienced. A police officer dogged him convinced he killed the civilian who was the original Blue Beetle.

But a promise is a promise.

He may have been rich, but he used his wealth for good. He could laugh. He could fight.

But most of all, he could absolutely be trusted to do the right thing.

I have the entire Charlton run in my office.

For a reason.

Because I have an affinity for the character, I have no problem being inspired in different ways.

Make use of what you have. Keep your promises. Help other people. Don’t forget to have fun.

And I did that all while having to deal with cancer.

And it took me out of very dark places. The Kordian System is a resounding success, and who cares if it came in a comic book?

Wisdom lurks everywhere.

That is the reason journalism’s collapse is an enigma.

But it is a selfish profession that hordes in anarchy, stealing scripts.

Not creating adlibtures that make you fluid and adaptable.

Because once you prove that you can be absolutely trusted in anarchy, you are on to the next step: alchemy.

Turning lead into gold.

Because alchemy is the emotional science that takes those adlibtures and puts them to good use.

You can improvise and assess on the drop of a hat.

And then, when you have your personal gold, you share it.

The third step of altruism.

You do not tell people how moral you are: you show.

No virtue-signalling or teeth-gnashing.

You give. You give credit where credit is due. You do away with pecking orders. You are not petty or jealous, let alone vindictive or closed-minded.

Your adlibtures begin to create new worlds on their own — and if you do it right, long after you breath your last.

People patronize me, ignore me, bully me, and dismiss me.

But they can never stop me.

I made a promise a long time ago.

And I keep my promises.

I have no trouble telling people off.

But I also have no trouble being inconvenienced to help someone when they are down without them ever knowing that I did.

That’s what should have been journalism. It should have been a noble profession.

Why?

No alibture.

And hence, no way of getting on track to altruism where it could freely create castles and gardens of gold without losing anything in the bargain…

Here we go again...

More job losses in journalism courtesy of GateHouse Media, but you have to love this fantasy-spin:

Local newspaper giant GateHouse Media has quietly been laying off reporters and photographers across its publications, according to reports, journalists' testimony online, and sources close to the layoffs.

Quietly? All you ever do is scream and announce every job loss you have. There is no “quietly.” It is as if democracy has imploded every time a journalist loses a job in a dead profession.

GateHouse doesn’t need to put a press release out and have touching tributes as they are handing out redundancy papers. You aren’t all that. You can write a thousand articles about this and it will not change reality.

Deal with it…

Actrivism, Part Six: Journalism's slow decay through the eyes of an Actrivist who walked miles in their shoes.

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While the New York Times boasts of increasing subscriptions, other smaller newspapers are having yet another round of job cuts.

What is happening in the world of newspapers is what happened to my grandmother after she became immobilized after the paramedics dropped her.

Because she couldn’t move and was confined to bed, her body slowly started to break down.

Mom and I pretty much spent 24/7 moving her from side to side with pillows to prevent bed sores and to keep her system going, every fifteen minutes. Mom slept on a sofa in grandma’s room. Technically, there are beds that move you automatically, but they do not work like they should in theory. When grandma landed in ICU and was on such a bed, she got bed sores, and it took us quite a bit to heal them.

You absolutely have to keep active or your body stops functioning.

The arteries start dying, but not right away. The smaller ones start to atrophy first, and it puts more pressure on the big ones to function.

But eventually, everything shuts down.

And the person expires.

I witnessed this up close with someone I knew since the day I was born.

But I recognized a lot of what I witnessed with her with something I witnessed exploring journalism.

Smaller properties atrophying slowly before starting to cannibalize the big ones. Overall numbers continue to drop. That’s reality, and it has been for the last couple of decades.

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The insanity of the journalistic groupthink is mystifying. You go to the doctor who tells you that you have cancer, but with surgery, chemo, and radical lifestyle changes, you’ll be healthy again, and she even shows you your tests results, x-rays, ultrasound, scans, blood tests, everything. You have all of the signs and symptoms. The doctor even goes so far as to encourage you to get a second, third, and fourth opinion, and runs all of the tests, and it all comes back the same. There is no debate that you are in danger.

What would you do?

(A) Go for treatment ASAP, change your lifestyle, and resume your life.

(B) Deny that you are sick, say all those tests results prove that you are healthy as you were in your youth, attack anyone who says you are sick, and go about the same way you did before.

Journalists opted for B.

You may have been young, healthy and strong, swaggering around, bossing and bullying kids on the playground, and come off the victor of bar brawl after bar brawl, but now you are sick.

Denying your weakness isn’t going to turn your fortunes around.

That’s at the heart of the profession’s collapse.

I could see that because I went in to study it. It is the difference between joining a cult because you believe their twaddle, and going in to study it because you see the twaddle for what it is.

Yet you still do the same things, but finding out why this cult believes in what it does — how do they talk themselves into believing something clearly not aligned with reality.

Where did it go so horribly wrong?

And what are the excuses this cult is using to keep reality away from them?

I saw the decay up close. I also walked miles and miles in their shoes. I was a journalist, but I wasn’t a member of the cult. That’s how Method Research works.

And even though I was a journalist, I was also an Actrivist. I questioned myself, and my motives: why did I interview someone a certain way? Why did I pitch this article? Why did I use this source before another one?

That’s how you see the flaws and how you improve the methods.

That’s what you are supposed to do: not statically cling on to an old rule and think that the world evolves and changes, but you got a Get Out Of Reality Free Card.

Hell, no.

Being an Actrivist means being flexible and always refining and evolving. It is woven into the mandate and definition. Activist/Actress.

You act.

You keep moving, stopping to reflect and refine, but then you keep moving again.

So that you are not left behind, but chasing out in front.

You are future-focussed.

You see all around you as you keep moving, walking in another’s shoes in order to understand their place in the evolving world.’

So that you don’t start to rot and lose your lifelines one by one.

Because I have seen that up close.

And no one should ever have to go through that.

But when a profession willingly chooses it, is appalling.

My grandmother didn’t choose it. It was imposed upon her by careless hands.

Journalism has no excuse for it, but they thinking up news one every day as they rot in place…

More propagandistic trash from The Cut: Reality Deniers try to pretend journalism didn't collapse.

Boy, do journalists love to be in denial.

Take a look at this piece of propaganda from The Cut:

While the companies’ reasonings behind mass layoffs aren’t identical, there is a common thread: The cuts have less to do with the talent of the workers, and more to do with financial imperatives and the whims of investors.

This is pure, pathological and egotistical bullshit.

Memo to the dumbass motherfuckers at The Cut: you do not have talent.

People stopped watching and reading you.

And you were redundant and let go.

They are going to the New York Times, but that is not a good sign, as I have pointed out before.

This is the lie you are telling to save ugly face.

2100+ reporters lost their job because they aren’t bringing in the dough.

This is the new lie journalists are telling to keep reality away because the Time Person of the Year propaganda of valiant heroes didn’t take.

Or last August’s lockstep propaganda campaign that was a dud.

If your kind were profitable, there would be more journalists hired, not fired. You are not useful. Don’t be a nerd.

Newspapers are closing because they are not profitable.

You cannot make up your deceitful little minds: you beg like paupers for donations and then pretend your companies are super-profitable. You can’t even keep your lies straight.

You do not know basic business.

You don’t actually know very much at all.

This is just another tactic to keep leeching on to the public, and it is not working either, assholes…

Journalism's continued job implosion. All the old tricks and new stunts aren't working. It is time to face reality.

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I wrote the book on this collapse last year called When Journalism was a Thing, but since I am female, I get ignored. If you want a thorough, well-researched, honest, accurate, reliable, valid, useful, passionate, objective, and definitive answer to what is happening now, read my book.

The Washington Post is an outlet in perpetual denial. Journalism is dead. The end. If the Post cannot grasp or face the reality of their dead profession, they cannot see anything in front of them.

Let’s look at the headlines Drudge drudged up today:

McClatchy Follows BuzzFeed, Vice, and Others in Cutting Staff

Vice Media to Lay Off 10 Percent of Staff in Company Restructuring

And the partisan New York Times whining:

Digital Media: What Went Wrong

For years, BuzzFeed seemed to be leading the journalism industry toward a brave new future. Now that it has stumbled, the way ahead looks more old-school than ever.

Do not believe the New York Times for one millisecond: there was no promise of a “brave new future” with BuzzFeed. It was always garbage with filler, propaganda, and ignorance that never did journalism differently. It just has garbage quizzes and tacky propaganda with snark.

That’s not an actual thing to be proud of, even if you are completely stupid and without morals or common sense.

Notice that the only trick has been Trump-bashing and begging for money, and neither lazy hack is working — it is, actually, having the opposite effect.

No, nerds pretending to be hip and edgy isn’t going to save a dead profession.

And the ridiculous mantra that “the future is digital” has been dealt a deathblow.

Why?

When you use old tricks and stunts and never admit that what you are doing is not working, that’s what happens.

The medium is not the content. The medium is not the structure. The medium is not the mandate.

The medium is not the saviour.

The lazy ways of journalism have not saved them, and the fact that the new generation of outlets have collapsed the same way proves once and for all that the model is broken beyond repair.

Get the memo, children…

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Western Communications on the brink...local newspapers facing closure.

Yes, another one:

Back Taxes Threaten To Bury Bend Bulletin Owners

The melodrama is strong with the narrative spin:

Western Communications runs seven newspapers across the West, but each one is a local institution made up of actual human beings — people like Geoff at the Redmond Spokesman, Patty at the Baker City Herald, Judi with the Bend Bulletin, Karen from the La Grande Observer, Jessica at the Del Norte Triplicate, Lyn at the Union Democrat or maybe Jane with the Curry Coastal Pilot.

These papers serve communities where no one else consistently reports the news. Meanwhile, their parent company has been existing on the brink of foreclosure. Western Communications hasn’t paid nearly $1 million owed in local property taxes and interest. The company is between three and five years behind on taxes in five different counties across Oregon and California.

No one else? I think social media took up a lot of the slack. The amateurs took over, kids!

But in that passage something interesting: for all the talk that media companies were making truckloads of money and were just being stingy with newsrooms, we can see that’s not quite the case.

For all the talk how the New York Times and Washington Post are “doing well”, it is a myth. What you are seeing is people who still use those products getting pooled to well-known properties so they can still do the old-fashioned, “Did you read…?” convos and have a better chance of someone saying, “Yes.” That is an aging readership and not a long-term foundation. When even that proves wanting, that will go.

Comic books had that niche and the reason why we ended up with just DC and Marvel dominating — it becomes an obscure specialty. Once upon a time, vinyl was standard, then it survived with a small niche, but it never actually stayed relevant.

Journalism isn’t going to have that luck. Music and comics were never dependent on hooking audiences with local. News is. “Far away” issues do not have the same pull, and it is easier for attention to wander away. A national story grips for a short spell, and then there is no guarantee the next one will grab interest. Local kept the interest going, and now that there is definitive proof that local is done, the major outlets are going to see the same fate, and many already are.

It is no different than a human body that is bedridden and cannot move. If the smaller veins die out, the big ones follow. They push for awhile, taking on more of the load for survival, but in the end, they die out, too.

I have literally been writing about this online and in book form for a quarter century. Repeatedly. I have sounded the alarm clinically. I have said it kindly. I have said it passionately. I have even said it angrily.

You cannot get through to the arrogant, however.

But no one can say that I didn’t say it — or say it first…

Axios whines about 1000 reporters losing their jobs in one day. It is more than just an responsive business model. It is an industry that refuses to change to reflect reality.

Axios is a useless publication.

Here is a stupid article they puked out:

More than 1,000 media jobs lost in one day

So what? When everyone is reporting on the same things using the same narrative, why do you need those redundant 1000 people?

When people can bypass the filtering of a gate-keeper and say their piece on social media, why do you need those 1000 people?

When you do not report on important relevant matters in an empirical way to provide usable facts that a public and academics can use, why do you need those 1000 people?

When you are nothing more than celebrity-drooling, political partisans who are no different than an average citizen doing the same on the Troll Scroll, why do you need those 1000 people?

You don’t.

Read my book.

It spells it out in black and white, and the cover is red all over.

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And don’t be stupid: Europe’s archaic ways are not going to save their journalism because (a) they have the same problems, and (b) their media outlets have lost credibility with two major newsmagazines having reporters who flat-out lied in dozens of articles, causing two scandals that a tax will not help because if there are two bad reporters, there are far more.

Read my other book.

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That’s the reason journalism collapsed.

Your industry is corrupt.

And you couldn’t afford to be that corrupt.

You need to replace journalism because it couldn’t be saved.

You whine and wallow, trying to emotionally manipulate and frighten people into trusting you.

That ship has sailed a long time ago.

And whenever someone points out why you collapse, you get uppity, either ghosting and dodging the facts, or coming up with flippant putdowns hoping to discredit critics.

So 1000 unresponsive people are facing the consequences of that collective temper tantrum.

That is the inevitable conclusion to a rotten industry’s arrogant attitude.

Deal with it.

Memo to Poynter: Just how many journalists have to be fired before your profession faces reality?

Idiots.

Gannett is slashing jobs and Poynter is whining about it. When all those people in the Rust Belt lost their jobs, journalists didn’t make a big deal out of it, just labelled them as idiots and fascists for voting for the presidential candidate who was the only one with a job platform.

Now that journalists are being discarded like used toilet paper, they act as if they were wronged in some horrible way and it is a national tragedy.

The press are acting as if a political cartoonist losing his job was akin to him being murdered.

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Not even close.

You have journalists who keep doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.

Wrong answer, kids!

Rats and pigeons being trained to modify their behaviour pick up faster than you are…

Gannett in the crosshairs of Asset-Squeezers. When the vultures come in, the body is already cold to the touch.

For all the Trump hysteria, journalism is still dead. Gannett is in the crosshairs of asset-squeezers, and that is the sign that there is nowhere to go but down…about six feet.

Gannett has been slashing jobs for years. Journalism is incestuous by nature, and very isolationist, and that the numbers in the business keep dwindling reinforces their dysfunctional narcissism and cult-like delusions that they are martyrs and superior to those they report to and those they are covering.

This situation was entirely avoidable. When you are arrogant, conniving, and ignorant at the same time, certain realities do not compute. Stenographers are not saviours.

The profession doesn’t get it, and that they are now being taken over by companies who have no media experience says it all. The ship has sailed, but expect more wallow puking in the weeks ahead…

How cult-think destroyed a profession. Hint: don't pay the minions very much, but tell them how important they are...

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Toronto Star severance packages accepted by 166

The Canadian Press · Posted: Dec 10, 2009 8:32 AM

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Torstar cutting 160 jobs to save $12M a year


The Canadian Press 
Published Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:32PM EDT 

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PUBLISHED APRIL 18, 2008

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Torstar posts $211.2M Q4 loss on media property writedowns, Prichard out as CEO By: DAVID FRIEND, Canadian Press, The, Feb 26, 2009

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Torstar posts loss amid advertising dip By: Lisa Wright, Toronto Star (Canada), 03190781, May 01, 2008

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Journalism never paid well. As in, they do not pay a truly livable wage. Reading a Facebook group when someone asked why journalism doesn’t pay well, some deluded troll went on how the Star paid well a decade ago, but a decade ago the Star was slashing jobs, and their wage back then wasn’t all that at all. I knew people from that era and their salaries were a pittance in a big city then, too — and as I had been a reporter writing about the Canadian newspaper industry, I knew their paywalls back then, and it was a shitty wage back then, too.

It helps that journalists have no memories, lie through their teeth, and have too many birds on their antennae.

It is journalism’s dirty little secret: the wages of the profession sucked. That is the reason so many moonlight as teachers, freelances, PR hacks, and the like. Some got in trouble when their moonlighting turned out to be a conflict of interest.

The US national broadcast anchors don’t represent the whole — less than one percent if we are generous. It is no different than acting as a job: you have a smattering of players who make enviable salaries, but even then, it doesn’t last long.

Business reporting seems to be lucrative, but it is a sketchiest of beats.

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It is more advertising than journalism, with companies often paying reporters under the table to shill their shit, or worse, which I have recounted in two of my books. Graft and junkets ensure favourable coverage, and it is the reason why so many fraudulent companies and their huckster executives get away with so much in the first place.

When the industry thought they could get something out of Facebook, they bent over backwards sucking up to Mark Zuckerberg with their obnoxious propaganda.

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When their fortunes fell despite their propagandistic fellating, their coverage changed.

This isn’t a minor conflict of interest: this is misusing the profession for personal gain.

But journalism’s relationship with money has always been a shady one. The Pre-Penny Press Era was brazenly partisan for that reason.

Yet it doesn’t answer the question of why are journalists given such poor pay.

It is a form of control. You will not have those in the profession openly admit to it, and the dissonance makes them easier to control. You want to brag, and it was once a career with prestige. Your job is a public one. You seem to have control and clout…

And yet, the pay check is shockingly low. Keep your pawns just out of reach of the prize, and you tether them, and they begin to shift their focus away from what matters.

They will obsess over celebrity. They will defer to authority. They will lobby for patronage appointments. They will worry more about keeping up appearances and a façade than re-invent the profession.

It is a form of manipulation, and it is also a form of cognitive dissonance. It is the way to break members the way a cult does: you want to move up the ranks, and you want to be superior to those unenlightened beings on the outside who aren’t in the little club. You will deny mistreatment. You will make excuses about why you are actually there. You will defend the in-group.

You will buy into your own propaganda before you spread it elsewhere because the first person a liar must deceive is himself.

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It is a sucker’s game, and your suckers will take abuse of all sorts as they preach to the world.

And it is the reason the profession has an aversion to change or admit flaw.

It is the reason why journalism needs an alternative: you need fresh ideas, fresh air, and a fresh and healthy perspective that is free of cult-think, and is open to seeing the world as it is: a place that needs facts and not martyrs…

Vice Media facing 15% job cuts.

The smug Disney-backed rubbish bin is sucking at business, like everyone else in that industry.

Disney hedged their bets spectacularly wrong. Vice is hype, nothing more, but Disney thought the magic wand they appropriated from Cinderella’s fairy godmother worked on other misogynistic properties — too bad she got woke somewhere along the way and let them all face reality…

Starting over in a Post-Journalism World, Part Six.

Self-entitled paranoia. That's the mindset that destroyed journalism, and the signs of the collective mental meltdown are everywhere.

It is no wonder. Postmedia is threatening a lock-out of at its papers because brass want to cut benefits of the skeletal staff that remain at their papers.

But GateHouse is shutting down more papers because there simply is no audience who wants their product.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation, the side gig for broke journalists, are spewing paranoid propaganda talks because they are too dense to get it.

How hopelessly stupid is the CJF? Just read the description for the babble-fest:

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Journalism matters.

Journalists and media organizations around the world are under siege from misinformation fed by social media and an antagonistic U.S. president. How should journalism and democracy respond to this dual challenge? How can journalists ensure truth overrides false information? How should they respond to public attacks and historic levels of mistrust? At the same time, many media are seeking sustainable business models and some are asking: can blockchain technology provide security for the future of journalism?

Under siege. Misinformation. The president is against them! How should they respond to "public attacks" against them?

What is the future of the dead profession of journalism?

The narrative is loaded and rig to protect their fragile egos.

If people are tuning out and calling you out for your garbage, then it is time you actually stop pretending you are without fault, and start looking why you alienated your audience base.

It is not them.

It is you.

They remind me of an abusive spouse who thrashes the other, and then becomes enraged the their mate flees, and then tells the court about the beatings, the terror, and the insults, but the abuser then claims innocence, playing the wronged victim who is being smeared -- and if the other person just came back, gave up their free will, and just took their licks, the world would be great once more.

It is a true sickness to the point of being psychopathic.

And it is time for that sickness to end.

This isn't an actual profession, it is a cult of the dead.

And the world is about life, about the births of new life and ideas.

It is also about rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation.

It is not about paranoid control freaks upset that the world wised up and dumped them.

But the world still needs to be informed with truth, honesty, humility, bravery, love, and kindness.

Not this garbage. The world deserves better than another pathetic and propagandistic j-talk...