Thanks to all who sent exuberant messages of thanks, but I’m embarrassed because I’m not sure I had much to do with Trump’s victory.
Media is on the ropes! You too can be an investigative journalist!
Before I get to the usual round-up news about the top posts of the week, I want to renew a pitch that I’ve made on and off for years and that is that you too can be a reporter. Of course I’m not talking about reporters like those at the New York Times or Washington Post, or even like the reporters at your surely left-leaning local newspaper. Since they are all too busy being pitchmen and women for their favorite political party, not much real investigative reporting is being done, and that is where you come in!
Over the past few days I read several great reports on how the alternative media is really where the action is (I wish I had saved the links) and that some of the new-media outlets are really what helped push Trump over the edge.
Just like I have focused on one narrow issue—-the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program—you too can become a reporter on one of the myriad programs (of your choosing) at the state and federal level that need to be investigated and reformed.
Please pick a topic and get to work. No matter your age or your profession, you can squeeze out a little time to research and post on some problem that you see. Right off the top of my head, I’m thinking that Food Stamp Fraud is a really hot subject as is Medicare/Medicaid fraud. Or, how about writing on the Diversity Visa Lottery or the insane Temporary Protected Status program where no one ever goes home.
You might have something in your state that really appeals to you.
Or, you can help get more out on the Refugee Program, goodness knows I can’t keep up with it all. Consider writing on Asylum, a subset of the refugee program, that is growing by leaps and bounds. Or how about that mess surrounding the Unaccompanied Alien Children Obama has been distributing to hundreds of US cities.
I do recommend blogs rather than facebook pages for your new investigative journalism career!
Enough of my nagging, you get the idea…….
Here are the Top Three Posts of this week (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar):
Trump improves immigration score at NumbersUSA, but Diversity Visa Lottery opposition should be no-brainer for all Republicans (old post)
Heads up Poughkeepsie, New York: ‘Christian’ charity to bring you Syrian Muslims likely before January 2017
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