The term “random act of kindness” means to selflessly perform an act benefiting another person, without request and without expectation of a return of the kindness. “Random act of journalism” is cited in print since at least 2005, when it meant a blogger (not a news professional) who reports on a noteworthy event, beating the professionals to the story.
Conservatives have long held that the mainstream media (MSM) has a liberal bias. When CNN questioned Barack Obama’s relationship with the former terrorist Bill Ayers, conservative bloggers on October 7, 2008 called CNN’s investigative story a “random act of journalism.” Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh used the term “random act of journalism” several times in 2011, whenever the Solyndra and “Fast & Furious” news stories would receive MSM coverage.
Wikipedia; Random act of kindness
A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. The phrase may have been coined by Anne Herbert, who claims to have written “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant in 1982 or 1983. Either spontaneous or planned, random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities.
Below the Fold
2006: Year of The Vanishing Blogger
Once again, you cut to the chase and keep us focused on what a blog really is: another communication tool and not some enthralling new technology that has commercial value or is all that newsworthy or simply a random act of “journalism.”
Posted by: Alain | December 13, 2005 at 08:07 AM
The end of elite liberal media empires and rise of citizen journalism
Journalism — not just for the ‘professionals’ any longer. Was it ever?
Posted on September 27, 2007
By Mick Gregory
Gillmor said many people fled the scene in the moments after the collapse Aug. 2. But others pulled out their cell phone cameras and ran toward the catastrophe to take pictures.
“That person did what I like to call a random act of journalism,” Gillmor said. “Professional journalists or not, all of us will have a chance to do these random acts at some point.”
July 10th, 2008
A Random Act of Journalism
Posted in Society by MB
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank has a column up about the continuing practice of barring media coverage of military funerals at Arlington, often against the wishes of families.
Did you see that? Someone at the Washington Post actually bothered to not only verify the facts behind a statement, but had the wherewithal to declare a statement false.
A glimmer of hope, no?
CNN Commits Random Act of Journalism
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Yes this really is a CNN report scrutinizing Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers and concluding that he has been dishonest. It’s got to tell you something when CNN won’t buy the “this is a guy who lives in my neighborhood” line any longer. Watch.
Witsnapper: the Blog
CNN calls Obama camp on relationship w/Ayers
October 7, 2008
In what Captain Ed calls a “random act of journalism” by CNN, Griffin does the following: ...
Senate Moves to Take Away ACORN’s Funding
Lawmakers Block Community Organization From Housing Grants After Attack by Conservative Activists
by bcpats September 15, 2009 11:14 AM EDT
Finally - - CBS is doing a random act of journalism and reporting NEWS ! ! !
ABC News Commits Random Act of Journalism on Solyndra
September 29, 2011
RUSH: ABC might have just committed a random act of journalism. It happens now and then.
Another Random Act of Journalism? Media Goes After Fast and Furious
October 04, 2011
Solyndra Fallout:House GOP Wants Info on Other Loans Made at Deadline
ABC News, by Jake Tapper
Posted By:JoniTx, 10/10/2011 10:01:30 AM
Reply 1 - Posted by: cycloid, 10/10/2011 10:10:17 AM (No. 8053918)
Another “Random act of journalism”, as Rush terms any reportage or seeking of truth by the wastestream media.
Attkisson Commits Random Act of Journalism on Holder Subpoena
October 11, 2011
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