When it comes to Journalism there is the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. As defined in this article, Citizen Journalism, like the Daily Signal, would fall into the Good category. The Washington Post, highly critical of the Signal would fall into the bad category. The final category, Ugly, is reserved for Fake News created by Fake Journalists. read about the Daily Signal’s struggle with the mainstream media here.
As Written By Ken McIntyre for the Daily Signal:
Editor’s note: The pretensions of the “mainstream media” remain on the minds of our audience. Today’s collection of mail kicks off with those concerns. Got an urge to write us? See how below.—Ken McIntyre
Dear Daily Signal: The Washington Post’s attack on The Daily Signal’s participation in the White House press pool is an egregious confrontation that highlights the difference between elite and citizen journalism (“The Daily Signal Won’t Be Bullied by the Establishment Media“). The reason the elitist press wish to deny access to a non-elitist press: They fear they will lose their influence and power.
This power struggle between the two is nothing new or unusual, and we are hearing about it now because of President Trump’s battle with elite news sources, more often referred to as the “mainstream media.” This attempt to deny non-elitist access to the White House press pool is part of their effort to retain relevance as readers abandon them in droves.
The mainstream media thinks it is above the rest of the White House press corps; and have no doubt, websites like The Daily Signal and Breitbart are in fact a part of the press corps, more so than Huffington Post.
Reporters at the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal are attacking The Daily Signal for our press access at the White House.
They are afraid The Daily Signal is providing an alternative to the usual left-wing or establishment media spin. Now, they are using their “mainstream” media megaphones to diminish The Daily Signal.
The Daily Signal exists as an alternative to the mainstream media. We are a dedicated team of more than 100 journalists and policy experts……
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