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UPI Radio News died recently after a slow, agonizing death struggle.

United Press International as a whole is hardly breathing.

That leaves essentially one main source of news distribution for 99
percent of the U.S. establishment media — the Associated Press.

Thank goodness more and more people are not relying on the
establishment press for their news.

There is, indeed, a media revolution under way. You may not notice it
if you are still getting the bulk of your information from Dan Rather,
Tom Brokaw or Peter Jennings — or even The New York Times.

But millions are turning to the New Media. What is the New Media?
It’s hard to put your finger on it. But certainly the central component
is the Internet.

When I ran traditional, establishment daily newspapers in Los
Angeles, Sacramento and other markets, I was forced to rely heavily on
the Associated Press, a handful of supplemental news services and our
own reporting staffs to figure out what was going on in the world on any
given day. Today, sitting at my laptop computer hooked to a phone line
anywhere I have access to 100, perhaps 1,000, times as much news and
information as I had at my disposal in the daily newsroom only 10 years
ago.

That’s the media revolution. And all of us have the same access. You
don’t have to rely on the elite “gatekeepers,” as Hillary Clinton would
like.

But the New Media is more than the Internet. Its power and reach is
greatly enhanced by a component of the old media — radio. Talk radio,
though it has been around for a long time, is very much experiencing a
revival because of a naturally synergistic relationship with the
Internet.

If you boiled down the New Media to its absolute essence, this is it.
Talk radio’s power is exponentially increased by the information on the
Internet. And the Internet’s reach and influence is greatly expanded by
power of talk radio.

This combination may be the most positive and exciting development of
the 1990s for those who cherish freedom and the free flow of
information. The controlled media is dying because there is competition
again — competition from news organizations such as WorldNetDaily.com.

Somebody called the New Media the musket of the 21st century. I see
it more like the well-placed Stinger missile.

If you want to be a part of this revolution, perhaps you should
consider attending the equivalent of the “constitutional convention” in
Los Angeles next month — a WorldNetDaily conference titled, “The New
Media to America’s Rescue.” Among those participating are Bill Gertz,
the Washington Times investigative reporter and author of the
best-selling “Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined
American Security”; Larry Klayman, the fearless legal crusader who has
taken on the Clinton administration in the courtroom and through the New
Media; Rep. James Rogan, the young folk hero of the House impeachment
proceedings; J.R. Nyquist, the WorldNetDaily columnist who has
captivated Internet readers and talk radio listeners alike with his
analysis of the world crisis; radio talk-show host and WorldNetDaily
columnists Geoff Metcalf and Jane Chastain — and, yes, even yours
truly.

Who knows? Maybe even the intrepid Matt Drudge will honor us all with
his presence. (He’s still considering it, last I heard.)

The entire event takes place the weekend of Sept. 17-19 at the Hilton
Universal. The conference will examine how the New Media can be used as
a tool for spearheading journalistic, political, ethical and legal
reform.

The conference will kick off Friday night, Sept. 17, with a VIP
cocktail party followed by Saturday’s all-day program of speakers and a
ceremony at which Bill Gertz will be presented with an award for courage
in investigative journalism. On Sunday, Sept. 19, the conference will
close with a champagne brunch and Q&A session with Bill Gertz and other
speakers.

To make participation possible for the greatest number of people,
WorldNetDaily is offering three levels of attendance:

1) For $50 you may attend either Friday night’s or Sunday morning’s
events.

2) For $139 you get Saturday’s packed all-day program of speakers –
the meat of the conference — plus a gala luncheon and morning
refreshments.

3) For $169 you get to attend all three days’ events: Friday’s VIP
cocktail party, Saturday’s all-day program with gala lunch and morning
refreshments and Sunday morning’s champagne brunch and
question-and-answer session with Bill Gertz. Plus you also get a copy of
Gertz’s best-selling book, “Betrayal.”

The conference room rate at the Hilton is $133.

To register for the conference and/or to receive more information,
please visit the WorldNetDaily secure online storefront, or call
WorldNetDaily toll-free at 1-800-952-5595.

People often ask me what they can do to change their world. Attending
this conference — participating in it, encouraging your heroes and
exchanging ideas with like-minded freedom fighters — is a good start.

Or, you can just stand around and continue to complain about how bad
things are. The choice is yours: Be a part of history-in-the-making or
wring your hands.

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