Thursday, April 19, 2007

Death of The Dinosaur Media

I've said it before and I'll say it five hundred times more. Ladies and gentlemen, we have just witnessed the insertion of the last nail in the coffin of the insidious EM ESS EM. And they don't even realize it.

The so-called "responsible" media thinks it can tell us what we can and cannot think about the Virginia Tech killings, by denying us unfettered access to the last thoughts of Cho Seung-Hui.

But, as Adam Curry said to Doc Searls via real-time podcast at BloggerCon IV, the man no longer controls the message. Had Mr. Cho availed himself of the latest vlogging software instead of foolishly relying on the dead air media, his message would now be as widely recieved -- and respected -- as that of any washed-up telvision reviewer turned consulting blowhard. The future criminally insane won't subject themselves to the filter.

Rejoice, my fellow digital citizens, the age of the criminal-journalist is here.

(Cross-posted at Buzzmachine)

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