Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Magic In The News
Why is it, that whenever a newspaper, an online journal or a TV station does a report on magic it is either completely tearing down magic or hyping it into mystic heaven? Why is there no balanced reporting going on?
I am not talking about the "magic news" (like The Magic Newswire or iTricks), which is done by people who have a background in magic, (Dodd Vickers and Justin R. Young) but by people who have no magic history.
And I feel I need to say often this is the fault of the magician that is interviewed. He either leaves a bad impression which causes the reporter to truthfully report on the bad things, or the magician is such a great character that the reporter loses all of his journalistic ethics and does advertisement for the magician.
While the later might be a good thing for that specific magician it creates a wrong picture of magicians. And is that what we really want? A warped image of the magic community? That we all love each other and help each other, and still everyone is better that everyone else and that none is replaceable and that everyone does unique and create stuff? Unfortunately I can answer my own question. Most want that image. Sad that only a few care for the truth.
Extra: A shocking developement. Justin R. Young of iTricks is not really a magician. How can you trust such a fiddler, such a con man? All of iTricks news might be lies. Lies I tell ya!
complaints go to Roland