Jul 18, 2017
No Thirst For Local News
In a recent post, I noted that The Morning Call seems to be lowering their firewall between news and opinion in regard to Mayor Ed Pawlowski. On what planet have I been stranded? Firewall is a historic term from the dinosaur age. It no longer exists in news, whether print or broadcast. Quite to the contrary, the media seems to wear their bias as a badge of conviction.
Here at the molovinsky on allentown blog, being a completely unmonetized endeavor, I can afford to strive for objectivity. I even proclaim myself as non-partisan. Truth be told, it would be very difficult to monetize the blog. There is less than a thirst for news in this community.
Another truth be told, I'm interacting with less and less people. I now only attend meetings to advocate for something or other. Since our esteemed elected officials actually do very little deliberating at the public meetings, attendance is becoming less and less productive.
However, I do survey people at the diners and grocery markets. Their knowledge or interest in local decisions is minimal. Acutally, they're perplexed why people even concern themselves with such matters.