Thursday, May 18, 2006

CITIZEN PAIN

The rise of alternative news sites on the internet have been a cause of great concern for certain members of Powers That Be (PTB), enough to cause bleeding stomach ulcers that cannot be cured by the aid of Pepto Bismol or an hour of Fox News.

Added to this alternative news site bombardment of facts, the other insufferable malady that is causing the same members of PTB to suffer from uncontrollable and involuntary bowel movements are web logs or blogs to be more precise. These blogs have morphed over the years from harmless online diaries of personal minutia to sites providing breaking news, analytical commentary and investigative news pieces. This current trend of political blogging has led to the classification of the term, 'Citizen Journalism' or at least that is what the mainstream media calls it.

Needless to say Citizen Journalists (bloggers) are causing a great deal of discomfort to majority of the mainstream media. The reason is that mainstream media, (seen here as a caucasian male working in a major US news network for the last 20 odd years and earning a salary in 7 figures), cannot stand the fact that ordinary people might have the requisite grey matter to do a well researched, informative and detailed analysis of global political events. What this mainstream media (arrogant, flatulent git) does not realize is that bloggers do not have to conform their writing to appease any government, corporation, lobby, or political pressure group because they are worried about losing out on their fat pay cheque.

Bloggers write because they are passionate about what they believe in, be it describing the content of their handkerchief after blowing their nose or questioning the government on their official lies.

I blog in hopes that the Powers That Be will soon be reduced to the Powers That Were, with aid of other bloggers from around the world. It is for precisely that reason that I, in partnership with my good friend Awab Alvi, have launched the Bloggers.Pakistan web site. The idea is to consolidate all the individual Pakistani blogging voices from around the globe on to one single web site so that the global internet audience can hear what we have to say. And of course, to further infuriate the mainstream media minions for not conforming to their guidelines set by Beelzebub. Oh! Did I say Beelzebub?... I meant the Globalists.

So I invite all my readers (yes, both of you!) to support our web site and routinely visit Bloggers.Pakistan for a Pakistani perspective on global issues such as the Iraq situation, global warming and Paris Hilton's latest fashion statement.


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10 Comments:

Blogger Teeth Maestro said...

Brilliant post

10:48 AM  
Blogger Hani said...

Thats awesome!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Xeb said...

Joined the website! Thank you for the invite! :D

10:26 PM  
Blogger Shahid said...

I'm there dude...

10:40 PM  
Blogger Zakintosh said...

Thanks to you and Awab for all you are doing for Blogging in Pakistan.

We SHALL Overcome!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

What do you mean both readers, don't be coy. You have atleast 5 lol

It's a great initiative really. I have added my sorry self as well, to contribute to the ummm...well...whatever. I'm on it anyways.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Sohaib said...

So how many people did you leave the same comment for, inviting them to join that aggregator? :P

11:25 AM  
Blogger the olive ream said...

Awab, Hani, Xeb, Shahid and ZAK:
Thank you so very much for your support and for joining.

Shaykhspeara:
Wow, FIVE!! I had no idea.... does that include you? lol. seriously though, chuffed that you joined the bloggers.pk club.

Sohaib:

you don't want to know... this is not automated commenting, so the whole process was a bit of bugger to be honest....and I am not even done yet!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Arianuz said...

Well done :)

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Imtiaz Ahmed said...

very Creative.Well done !

8:00 PM  

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