[Posted May 11, 2014]
I have been trying to figure out, in several posts, Who is behind the Wall of Silence? There has been so little reporting on Topix besides this blog. Why has that happened???
Change.org is loaded up with Topix petitions like this one, signed by over 5000 people:
There has been a severe lack of morality by a very corrupt site. The lawsuits have been pouring into Topix weekly, they are on public record. There have been many deaths. For years they ran the biggest onling illegal drug market, that was right out in the open, as are all their forums. Pedos have for years felt comfortable trading pics of child porn on their forum. Why would the media stay so heartlessly silent??? That was the question ringing in my ears. The question was compounded by the fact that for years Tolles has pounded away at newspapers and journalism, in post after post, I called this out, feeling that surely, they would see the damage this enemy to their profession has wrecked:
Then I finally found this:
The “robots” – i.e. Newspaper organizations like the NY Time’s who hunger for digital ad revnues – opened the hatch to the Alien.
Topix will give ”featured placement” to Times headlines in 80 of the site’s 150,000 categories, such as world news, U.S. news or Bronx news. The headlines will appear at the top of each page, in a box that separates them from other news headlines. (Example here.) CEO Rich Skrenta says when a Topix news page — generated automatically by a computerized algorithm — includes Times headlines, those will be pulled from the list and featured at the top of the page.
The Times will pay Topix for each click through to its Web site.
“The fact that the Times is comfortable having their name next to ours is a pretty big deal,” Skrenta said earlier tonight.
Something I long suspected, pay-offs.
A pretty big deal??? You bet its a big deal. Newspaper corporations have signed off on countless lives.
They have signed off on super-important investigative reporting that needed to happen to save millions of innocent lives. They have signed off their own future! They have disreagarded their own profession of journalism, as investors and shelterers, of the Alien parasite which has devoured its hosts.
Ripley: Ash, can you hear me? Ash?
Ash: [speaking in an electronic, distorted voice] Yes, I can hear you.
Ripley: What was your special order?
Ash: You read it. I thought it was clear.
Ripley: What was it?
Ash: Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded.
Parker: The damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?
Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
Ripley: How do we kill it Ash? There’s gotta be a way of killing it. How? How do we do it?
Ash: You can’t.
Parker: That’s bullshit.
Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
Lambert: You admire it.
Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
Parker: Look, I am… I’ve heard enough of this, and I’m asking you to pull the plug.
Ash: [Ripley goes to disconnect Ash, who interrupts] Last word.
Ash: I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.
A very dim future. All I can say is Yes, it is hopeless, so long as newspapers, journalists, all good media, keep hiding the horror of what has happened. I sure don’t want that to happen and have fought long and hard, to end it.
There is so much tragedy in this story. Newspapers at least, try to do good, unlike the Alien(s) of Topix creators and sustainers.
This 2007 post, was long-buried in the search engine, I have finally unearthed it. He is dead-on, his warnings are exactly what has happened:
citizen journalism is a form of fascism waiting to happen
Its way past time, to heed his and my warnings. Its to the benefit of all.