This is a continuation of today’s first “talking post” which I understand some of you missed because you spent most of the day with DA Mike Nifong helping him select his defense attorneys.
You’re just in time now to get my New Year’s wishes for all Regulars and Readers (sans trolls):
Every blessing to each of you in 2007.
Here and at other blogs, boards, etc you’ve spoken up and asked for reliable information from MSM news organizations.
You’ve examined what MSM offered and sorted “the chaff from the wheat.”
Often, most of what we’ve gotten from MSM has been “the chaff.”
But that hasn’t discouraged you.
You’ve pressed for information and called "chaff" what it is.
And together with others, you’ve made a difference.
If you doubt that, go take a look at the posts and comment threads at the N&O’s Editors’ Blog.
The N&O editors thought the EB would be the place where they could “explain journalism to our readers;” and you would just go along with what the “news professionals” fed us.
The Editors’ Blog has become a place where you and others are demanding the N&O disclose the important information it withheld from readers and other news organizations when it ran its now infamous and discredited Mar. 25 anonymous interview story.
You are doing that and so much more at the EB. Melanie Sill and the other editors barely finish their incomplete, misleading and, in some cases, outright false statement before one of you or someone like you is posting a response. And others of you follow.
On just about every important story the N&O editors have tried to “sell readers,” you and others have put the editors in “checkmate.”
You've done all of that and I haven’t even begun to talk about the work many of you do over at Liestoppers, Free Republic, etc. as well as the support you give bloggers and pundits such as KC Johnson, Bill Anderson, Betsy Newmark, La Shawn Barber, Lori Byrd, Jason Trumpbour and many others.
Mixed in with the work are the laughs we have together.
I could go on but you know what I'm saying.
BAD NEWS ALERT FOR NIFONG, CERTAIN DURHAM POLICE OFFICERS, THE N&O, PRESIDENT BRODHEAD, THE "88," AND OTHER ENABLERS: We'll be back - stronger and more resolved - in 2007.
Folks, I’m looking forward to working with you.
I’ll make one prediction about something we’ll help make happen in ’07.
We’ll learn with reasonable certainty just what it was the false accuser said to the N&O that was so important and libelous that the N&O suppressed it; and to this day has failed to tell its trusting print readers what it did.