The President of the United States, Head of the Federal Reserve and Others Say Blogs Are Good Sources of News

President Obama said:

Blogs are best at debunking myths that can slip through a lot of the traditional media outlets.

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke noted (according to Matt O’Brien, business and economics editor at the Atlantic):

I read blogs. Blogs have become pretty important source of intellectual exchange.

David Steele – former 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer – says  that blogging is crucial for saving our country.

Many of the top economists and financial experts have their own blogs.

The same is true in every other field: politics, law, science, history, international relations, etc.

So next time someone tells you that blogs aren’t credible, tell ‘em that mainstream leaders disagree …

 

Postscript: Because mainstream media and even social media tend to censor, many people are turning to blogs for unfiltered news and opinions from top experts.

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9 Responses to “Mainstream Leaders: Blogs Are Valuable News Sources”

  1. Cooter says:

    How do I short the blogs? I guess long SPX it is!

  2. DeDude says:

    I think the advantages that traditional media had, was wasted. Full time trained professionals have a better chance of getting to the truth, and presenting it in an easy to understand form. But with the explosion in advocacy journalism and opinion journalism they wasted their advantages. It looks to me like there is beginning to be a working business model for blogging. Maybe the real journalist will leave traditional media and do their work as bloggers instead.

  3. BusSchDean says:

    Agree with shorting blogs but I don’t know the timing (I suppose shorts rarely do). Way too much waste in blogs yet, certainly a vehicle for not just insightful, thoughtful comments but even comments that journalists would have a hard time accessing. With some noted exceptions, good journalism died a while back. Maybe a funeral would have made that more apparent.

  4. DSS10 says:

    I wonder if Mr. B reads or, better yet, posts comments on TBP….?

  5. Roanman says:

    It’s the mainstream leaders that are not credible.

  6. danm says:

    When someone else pays for what you consume, chances are he or she will decide what you get.

    Easy money, corporate sponsorships and huge advertising budgets are the culprits. We’ve opted for economies of scale to improve efficiency but we’ve lost our identities and good chunks freedoms along the way.

    A couple of decades ago, when I was in University, I was appalled to see advertising in a bathroom stall… then it started to appear in the floor tiles and wall bricks of new buildings. It still hasn’t hit every square of toilet paper yet…

  7. ToNYC says:

    Blogs certainly are real time data to see how well the organization’s ‘s BS or magical thinking required to function is flying, and like a voting machine gets to maintain incumbency. Blogs with comments off are not playing, but soapbox ranting like advertizing one-way.

  8. VennData says:

    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE

    http://www.BigPictureTruthers.org

    It’s controlled, not from America, but from an ISLAND IN THE ATLANTIC! BY A LAWYER!!! Who recently left the country and went to a place with SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!

    HE PROMOTES ROCK & ROLL AND OTHER NON-WHITE FORMS OF MUSIC AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!

    He allows DEMOCRATS and OBAMA-LOVERS to comment on his blog! Once, a guy said a bad thing about RONALD REAGAN!

    STOP THIS BLOG!

  9. Robert M says:

    The problem is blogs do disseminate the truth. The problem is most people only read truth to their beliefs. It is rare to find a blog like this one that admits its intent and lives up to it.