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  1. Joined
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    22 Feb '19 17:59
    A National Media Emergency



    According to Jill Abramson
    Reporting’s getting sloppy
    From rip and read to rip and write
    On down to clip and copy

    She edited The New York Times
    She knows of what she speaks
    No one does reporting now
    They only process leaks

    They write in the emphatic
    And not in the declarative
    And jettison the facts
    Because the facts don’t fit the narrative

    They lack the breadth of knowledge
    That makes reports effective
    They lack a sense of history
    Or notion of perspective

    The folks who run the J schools
    Have made the crisis this is
    Graduates who make the grade
    Don’t know who Alger Hiss is

    They haven’t read the Looming Tower
    Much less the Bill of Rights
    The last to leave the printed word
    Please turn out the lights

    O, for the days when newsrooms
    Were two steps from Gomorrah
    And scribes wore their credentials
    In the brim of their fedora

    When all the news that’s fit to print
    Was what you had to know
    And if you read it in The Sun
    You knew that it was so.

    Long ago Virginia asked
    If old Nick was a saint
    Sad to say, Virginia
    If it’s in The Sun, he ain’t

    http://www.tarzanajoe.com/a-national-media-emergency/
  2. SubscriberKingDavid403
    King David
    Planet Earth.
    Joined
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    22 Feb '19 18:22
    @whodey said
    A National Media Emergency



    According to Jill Abramson
    Reporting’s getting sloppy
    From rip and read to rip and write
    On down to clip and copy

    She edited The New York Times
    She knows of what she speaks
    No one does reporting now
    They only process leaks

    They write in the emphatic
    And not in the declarative
    And jettison the facts
    Because the fa ...[text shortened]... y, Virginia
    If it’s in The Sun, he ain’t

    http://www.tarzanajoe.com/a-national-media-emergency/
    So, smaller than average Joe, you like your own poem that makes absolutely no sense? LOL Keep up the good riddles that make no sense to anyone but yourself. You really are a LOSER!!! LOL
  3. Joined
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    22 Feb '19 20:13
    @whodey said
    A National Media Emergency



    According to Jill Abramson
    Reporting’s getting sloppy
    From rip and read to rip and write
    On down to clip and copy

    She edited The New York Times
    She knows of what she speaks
    No one does reporting now
    They only process leaks

    They write in the emphatic
    And not in the declarative
    And jettison the facts
    Because the fa ...[text shortened]... y, Virginia
    If it’s in The Sun, he ain’t

    http://www.tarzanajoe.com/a-national-media-emergency/
    tarzanajoe.com ???
    You can't make this stuff up !! 😆
  4. Standard membershavixmir
    Guppy poo
    Sewers of Holland
    Joined
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    23 Feb '19 05:31
    @whodey said
    A National Media Emergency



    According to Jill Abramson
    Reporting’s getting sloppy
    From rip and read to rip and write
    On down to clip and copy

    She edited The New York Times
    She knows of what she speaks
    No one does reporting now
    They only process leaks

    They write in the emphatic
    And not in the declarative
    And jettison the facts
    Because the fa ...[text shortened]... y, Virginia
    If it’s in The Sun, he ain’t

    http://www.tarzanajoe.com/a-national-media-emergency/
    There once was a cracker called Whod,
    Who’s actually a bit of a clod,
    A berg of a Zoid,
    And paranoid,
    And each one of his dumb posts are flawed.
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