A Chron Alternative

The Los Angeles Times ran a story today about a group of local activists who set up what they’re calling an alternative news source — BeyondChron.org — to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bravo for more sources of news. On the other hand, what this group is really disappointed about (and somewhat naively so) is that the Chron does not share their activist agenda. So what they’re producing is not so much news as a series of closely related online leaflets about their causes. I know it’s stuffy and arrogant in an old media way to say it, but harangues about the way the world ought to be run aren’t news all by themselves; they shouldn’t be excluded from the news, but there’s a lot more to getting the story
than just having the Correct Point of View.

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