David Codrea And Examiner

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 2 months ago

David Codrea:

Well, that was quick. At least it shows they can move when motivated. They fired me, and warned me not to show anyone the termination notice because that would violate a confidentiality agreement.  I’ll match their agreement violations over the years against mine if they want to pursue this, because I maintain this is definitely in the interests of pursuing a story about cheesy Examiner.com practices …

I think there is more to the story and told David so.  He doesn’t think so, and relates it to the silly editorial practices they have implemented.  Well, if I’m right, something has happened behind the scene they want to hide by administrative smoke.  If David is right, Examiner is very conflicted and confused.

Go read the new rules they put on him.  No new research conducted only by the writer, but no link baiting.  Use of only material that is already published by one of the large media outlets (my interpretation), but things that are only newsworthy.

I don’t think Examiner understands how this new media thing works.  If it weren’t for blogs and alternative media, the crap published by the MSM would go unchallenged except for comments.  And the comments are brutal, to be sure.  They are the best editor the MSM could get.  But I’ve used combinations of MSM links to show inconsistency, used analysis to draw larger conclusions based on both my own work and the MSM’s work, used information acquired by FOIA requests I made, done direct interviews, and so on.  It takes all of this to do good work, and Examiner is preparing itself for meaninglessness.  It was close anyway.

No one will read them, or if they do, it will be spineless and boring milquetoast.  Goodbye to Examiner.  As for David, he will survive, and he’s too good for the goobers over at Examiner.  I’m done with Examiner, and I’ll keep following David wherever he goes.  Good riddance to unnecessary baggage, and a new beginning to a friend.


Comments

  1. On June 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm, Archer said:

    Someone on the Left must have fired up their social network analysis tools and realized David Codrea is a key node in disseminating critical and time-sensitive information regarding firearms rights, freedom, and government malfeasance.

    First Gottlieb’s JPFO “disappeared” his articles, and now Examiner….

    I’m not usually one for wild-eyed conspiracy theories and tin-foil headwear, but the relative close proximity in timing is “interesting”, to say the least.

  2. On June 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm, Haywood Jablome said:

    I was thinking the same thing. The timing is….interesting. Initially I attributed it to Gottlieb being a two-faced douche, but now I wonder if there is more going on.

  3. On June 11, 2015 at 12:26 am, Guest said:

    What, he has THREE faces?

  4. On June 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm, Buck Cassidy said:

    Our prayers our with David and his family during this “transition” period. My family has followed and forwarded your posts David, countless times. We look forward to doing so in the very near future!

  5. On June 9, 2015 at 3:23 am, herezwhatithink said:

    Yep, I’m gone too. I don’t have time for pap, but prefer reading that is honest and frames reality. I’ll follow Codrea. I get enough bs via MSM, and I don’t need Examiner to selectively feed me propaganda, which sounds like where they’re going.

    When will people begin to understand we’re operating under a dictatorship? If you think not, tell me the ways in which we are still free of governmental oversight that impinges on our Constitutionally protected rights.

  6. On June 10, 2015 at 9:50 am, John Richardson said:

    Examiner with all their popup ads, etc. drove me nuts. I’d gladly pay an annual subscription for David’s work.

  7. On June 13, 2015 at 11:45 am, Ned Weatherby said:

    Anyone following David Codrea’s Examiner articles likely noticed the trolling that’s been clogging up the comment section. Likely paid commenters. It’s nearly impossible to counter these trolls with facts, as Examiner’s comment Nazi will allow obviouls trolling, but won’t post anything with links to facts destroying said commenter’s premises. Now DC had been “fired”.

    Looks like his info was starting to gore too many Prozis. Hope he lands on his feet, with a gig that puts even more hurt on anti-rights idiots. For now I’m checking David’s WOG blog, and getting updates from there.

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