Most large content providers (Such as ABC News, the L.A. Times and other content media producers) have had to pool their investigative resources because frankly, aggregators (like us) who take original content and link to it don’t necessarily pay for that content to support their mission. (In our case, we turn original information over to other content producers that do participate)
The internet has decimated the kind of in-depth reporting that is required to expose waste, fraud and corruption in government that was previously supplied by newspaper and television investigative reporters. Just fifteen years ago (now think about how that plays into current events) newspapers like the L.A. Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the SacBee were busting corruption left and right, each employing hundreds more reporters than they employ now.
Original content is wildly expensive. The average three minute news clip on network TV costs anywhere between $4,500.0o and $18,000.00 to produce and broadcast. Print media’s costs are often less and that’s why you typically can get more of the story with original content producers that are engaged in print media, like the Chronicle and the L.A. Times.
Judicial Council Watcher encourages you to support and make a donation to California Watch and write them an email or letter describing how waste and abuse of authority at the top of the food chain is decimating the courts.