Monday, April 23, 2007

On Being Convinced

After reading Maja H.'s comment on my previous post (see below) I went on to see what's going on in blogosphere regarding the topic of media freedom in Slovenia.
I am even more convinced that my tactic about writing positive things is correct.
Why? Because from the posts I could understand that there is an ongoing division between those who are seen as leftists and those who are seen as rightists. It seems that whoever writes something positive on journalists is immediately leftist.
Half of commentators doesn't have a clue of what is going on in the media and they keep repeating the same old story about few jouralists that bother them (e.g. Repovž, Repovž, Lorenci). As if those are the only journalists in Slovenia.
Whenever is there a discussion on the state of journalism in Slovenia their names appear and usually they are always being insulted. It seems that those people who insult them cannot even think about anything else.
This is similar as when Drago Jančar, an acclaimed writer, managed to connect the Ambrus story with the events during the WWII.
Repovž and Repovž are representatives of journalists, like it or not. And as long as they are, they are doing their job. Like it or not.
There is lot of maliciousnes in those comments (in the manner: two journalists are going to be fired, it serves them right, more should go). Why those people who think like that even bother to read newspapers and articles written by those journalists? And why do they bother to write comments if they think that journalists in Slovenia are so bad?
There is lot of envy in this country.
At least this blog will try once in a while be positive and optimistic.
Does anyone has an idea how could the story about state of the media and journalism in Slovenia go around without being turned into a duel between so called leftists and rightists? How could it reach people who are not convinced one way or another and help them understand?
Because those who are convinced will obviously not change their opinion...

5 comments:

maja h. said...

i agree with you. the point of having an opinion, is having it different from other. and if it is possitive thinking this way so let it be.. ;)

Borut said...

Where was the article of Drago Jančar published?

Concerning the neutral position between left and right wing camp it come down to your personal decision. If you're concerned to avoid left or right mentality, then you've already failed in the beginning. The only way is not to care how will you be judged.

It happened to me that some guys marked me as right wing others as left wing. I couldn't care less...

Being positive or being negative is just a perspective of the viewer (reader). Best is to abolish such a categories.
B5

Borut said...

hm... was there technical error to publish my last comment or is just waiting to be authorized?

Test, test, test,...
B5

Sonja said...

@majah and B5: I apologize for not being able to publish your comments, my mistake...
@B5: Vrag na vasi was published in SP, 13.1.2007. I agree that one should not care how he/she will be judged. However, this does not mean that commentators who strictly see the world through this left/right prism can't drive me crazy. Today I read again some comments on media watch dog. The discussions there are simply useless. Some people just can't get over their childhood traumas.

maja h. said...

the thing of having an opinion is to have original one ...
but the thing i hate is this kind of thinking: "your with us or against us." i notice this more and more and it makes me sad.