Monday, May 21, 2012

Journalism Help File

It must be tough to be a journalist these days. How are you to know what to ask, who to ask and when? I recognize that and I'm sympathetic. I'm here to help.

Take your video guy, go down to the NATO protesters in Chicago with their signs and chants and ask them these questions:

  1. When was NATO formed? 
  2. Name five of the initial members. 
  3. Who were the Warsaw Pact?
  4. Where are they today? 
  5. Are they better off?
  6. Did NATO cause or prevent WW III over the last 63 years? 
If you find a protester who can answer two of those questions, you've got a story. Otherwise you've got a collection of ignorant fools with nothing to do all day but make noise and wait for their welfare check. 

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