Friday, 23 April 2010

Bloggers Break Free From Traditional Media Manipulation and Bias

The UK Election debates have proved unequivocally how biased UK Big Media is in their reporting. Their blatant misrepresentation of reality in a naive attempt to dupe the British public into believing something else happened in the televised leaders debates shows just how out of touch they are with modern media and communciations. Look at any overseas reporting of the debates and they confirm that Nick Clegg did well, look at the narrative that Sky and the Daily Mail would have you believe and you'd think Cameron had produced a rhetorical triumph of Aristotelean proportions.

The British public are not stupid. They do not uncritically digest the pap that comes from the keyboards of so called 'professional' journalists. Furthermore once they realise that they are being misled they will kcik back. The electorate can think for themselves and social media platforms allow the true consensus to emerge into the light. The patronising attitude of Big Media is out of touch with reality and the voice of ordinary people. The man in the street saw Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown do well and and saw a David Cameron grasp and gasp as he put across half baked polemical ideas targetted at getting a 'hurrah' from his fellow 'henries'.

Twitter reaches more people than Sky and more people participate too. Facebook is a popular forum that represents topics from the ground up. All of these places are the new hustings, the space of community. We don't need someone else to make sense of our worlds for us Mr Murdoch we are quite savvy enough to do it for ourselves. If your reporting in this is biased why on earth should we believe anything else your organisation says?

The British electorate have emerged into the sunlight. They don't have to comment in huddles down the pub they can express themselves as they wish via social media. David Cameron did NOT do well on last night's television debate he looked all sea, he looked concerned and desperate, he is out of touch and lives in the past with his media backers.

Objective reporting? See Google Election Trends for the real buzz.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Is Nick Clegg Really Being Heard?

I've just been trawling Google Trends, Google Search and Technorati for the buzz about Nick Clegg's electoral challenge and there isn't any!

Whilst our news programmes and papers are full of the Clegg effect the blogosphere is remarkably quiet. So just how important is the UK election to the rest of the world? Not alot it seems. Or perhaps its a little early.

Maybe it will get a bit more feisty after tonight's gunfight at the OK Corall. Ego's have been pricked and so pulling Nick down a peg or two is bound to be part of the game plan. The mud slinging has started of course. It has to be asked whether this is a feint or a full on assault. I think the former.

If Nick gets drawn into defending his position he might just slip back to third place. As we know from the 'X' factor and 'Dorothy' you can sing a song well one week and singing for your right to stay in the game the next.

Conservative Americans were worried about Nick Clegg about 17 hours ago from the time of writing this post according to Technorati. Google Buzz seems to be a bit more up to the minute and Twitter is on the pulse too.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Iceland Volcano Creates A Clear Blue Sky

This morning I took the dog for a walk and for a while I couldn't quite put my finger on what was different. Then it dawned upon me. Totally clear blue sky. Not just clear of clouds but clear of vapour trails. I was looking at the sky as it must have been 100 years ago. This has had a profound impact on me. No noise. The air is completely free of even high level distant aircraft noise and I never realised just how pervasive the noise has been. Today is a beautiful day. We have Eyjafjallajoekull the Icelandic Volcano to thank for this. Now of course modern living means use of jet aircraft but what this brings home to me is just how polluting the current design solutions are. Today is a beautiful day.