"Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues." -Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." -First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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Objective:

This blog is an attempt to look to the news that the mainstream media will not, and to deviate from said MSM to find the truth- unpleasant as it may be. I like entertainment as much as the next person, but not when its under the guise of a news station expected to report without bias. There is a duty to report all the issues of relevance objectively, factually, accurately, with attention to diversity and clear distinction as to whether or not something is commentary and opinion rather than real news. So, as you can imagine, this place will also not be very nice to Fox News. And I'm likely to be critical of my country. 1st Amendment.

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About the Blogger:

Name: Janelle or Jen

Age:
19 years old. (Born 10/15/1993)

Gender: Female.

Politics: Registered Democrat having a love affair with Third Party Candidates.

Major: Journalism (with a soon to be political science double major)

Employment Status: Journalist in training, working on Nassau Community College's student newspaper: the Vignette as Features Editor and a contributor to its Opinions section... And I'm just getting started.

Education: Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts, reading what I can online, bite me...

Orientation: "Confused" in the words of my mother.

Relationship Status: In a polygamous relationship with me, myself, I, and my education. Feel free to get involved anytime.


Notes:
I thank every new follower, but I don't necessarily go to their blog to do so. Their Tumblr names are tagged in each thanking post. I appreciate all the attention! Don't necessarily expect a follow back though-unfortunately, I must reserve space for sources. • There's no such thing as a stupid question- only stupid answers.
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