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Bad Journalism: My Views on what I have learned

I have been a Black Veil Brides fans for ten months now dating on this Sunday which is October 27th, 2013. I have NEVER been let down not even once by these guys. I would like to brings some truth to people who may be purgatory BVB haters or may not sure about BVB at all. I will allow you all to see what professional big time journalists can do to make one think of a band in such a way that later down the road can totally flip the coin on all their biased writing towards a band that they are supposed to have neutral based territory opinions about when writing for their company they write for. They can write whatever the fuck they want on their mean time on their own personal time on their own personal accounts but when its business “Come On Man”

What I am trying to portray here is the fact I read an article about Black Veil Brides in 2011 which I will make the link available in my article to read for my views that made me false hate Black Veil Brides for nothing because some asshole warrior professional keyboardist who gets paid to write words wrote his biased hate towards a band he didn’t do any extensive research on. This biased opinionated asshole titled his article, “Meet Your New Favorite Band (To Intensely Dislike): Black Veil Brides. I was in a group of people on the internet that I have discorded myself from and cut them out of my life for good now that at the time influenced my false hate on a band that I should have gave my full support to in the first place. Lesson: Don’t believe what your read on the internet kids and don’t let false negative people influence your feelings and thoughts towards a band. These people made fun of Andy at the time of his 15 feet falling of a scaffolding adventure. I was put into this conversation and tagged into a Facebook status to get my thoughts on it. THEY influenced my opinion on it. Me, being a kind caring human being by nature sent my thoughts to Andy at the time through prayer. I lied to them and didn’t want to be a part of the conversation. With Black Veil Brides fresh in my mind cause I never heard of them before went to do a little research about them. Came across this atricle: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/07/meet_your_new_favorite_band_to.php which reading it made me false hate them and join them in the BVB haters crusade. Little did I not know that 2 and some odd months later I would join the other side for good and say “Fuck YOU, Motherfucker.” to the BVB haters that falsely influenced my decision for two years about them. I cut ALL ties with them and started new. People don’t deserve to be manipulated to think a band is an made of assholes when they truly are the completely opposite.

I hope reading this article if you are a non- BVB listener gives them the second chance I did. Second chances to me are a game changer. That is another key written advice I could give to another person. I know music won’t always agree with one person. But can we all live in a world that we all respect the art, hardwork, and dedication the artist or musician puts into his or her’s craft without bullying. I want to see that world so bad. It will be one awesome place to live in.

Now its time to pick and teach some assholes that did me wrong and my thoughts on how they “You Had One Job.” to do and failed miserably at journalism. These are people with high rankings in the metal/rock social media industry. I am just going to list them and then rant in a huge paragraphs below why they suck at their job.

1. Metal Sucks

2. Noisecreep

3. Gunshyassin

4. The PRP

5. Some Loudwire posts

6. Blabbermouth

Those six metal and rock news sites filled with editors, writers, interns, media staff fail to realize their lack of decency they have for their writing. I know rock and roll and metal is supposed to be “Edgy” and “In your face” news. But the lack of professionalism I see with journalists via the aforementioned sites is atrocious. One can be in your face and edgy while being classy and have high professionalism moral values.

What I think makes a great journalist. A journalist who is on key, show great ethics, professionalism, values, and has great self worth, etc.

Here are my thoughts on what makes a shitty journalist. A journalists total point and key point in their article is to grab their audience and have the clincher in their writing. I read shit loads of writings now days that lack the excitement in that climax feeling. Like concert reviews are just written about the band but they forget about the people around them that makes IT the concert. I watched the movie “Almost Famous” where William Miller at 15 years old went on tour and was hired by Rolling Stone magazine to journal what he saw. I hope journalist can bring the feel William created in journalism in rock and metal music back again. He truly worked his ass. Instead I will give a readers digest version of a concert review: Yeah went to the concert, Band was awesome, drinks was killer, and had a great time. What the hell give more in depth featurings of how the concert went. It pays to be sober at shows and party later after the gig gets out. The spark in metal and rock journalism is gone anymore. I hope I am one of the people that can bring it back. I want to make articles that are enjoyable to read verses pieces of crap writings like all I just read was information about the band I already know about and the location of where the concert was held. Jesus nipples pro journalist out their. Write more. If you can’t dedicate your time to your craft why did you choose to be in something that does not make you happy in the first place.

Second thing that pisses me off when I read rock and metal based journalism is the lack of neutral based opinions they lack for their professional articles they write. Everything is one minded based. Nothing is open minded anymore. I love magazines like Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, Revolver, Alternative Press, Thrash Hits, Outburn, Metal Hammer, Scuzz TV, and etc do their ABILITY to have a open minded based magazine. I have some subscriptions through some of through magazines and I have not been disappointed by their writers one bit. They keep things fresh. But its journalists like certain people at Metal Sucks, Gunshyassin, etc with biased writers that have the lack and intentions to not go back to what they learned in college or whatever based schooling they received and used their education for the better use of the world. Are you taught ethics and journalism business 101 in college? I did research on the impending degree I am going for at my local college. YES. You are taught those. Open minded people are a lack in this world and its a cry shame for humanity.

Are journalists supposed to do major research about their topic’s they are doing the topic about. YES. The lack of research of bands now day’s and neutral based feelings towards feelings for bands is what made me into a false BVB hater. Journalist like to play with vulnerability especially young kids who will believe just about anything and young adults like me who was just fresh out in the world in the dormitory reading that article about BVB(At a time when I really could have used a bands inspiration like BVB to get me through a tough time I was going through with my medical issues). People like this beyond piss me off. Thats why It needs to be addressed now before any more kids get negatively hurt because they can’t like a band because some asshole warrior keyboardist decided to be bored and type a bullshit article about a band he probably has no clue or inclination about just to get money or some shit. Kids never believe in false articles about a band. Always check the sources and if its very offensive. Report the article if their is a report button.

The lack of research done by the gunshyassin reporter about the hollowed out staging cabs used by Black Veil Brides on warped tour was truly a huge fail in musical journalism. Staging has been used ever since concert were created. I took drama, choir, and band to learn all I could about music in high school. We used “Staging” on the stage to make it look more real and inviting. I know this old news but you sir win my loyal dumb dumb tater award. I am just an amatuear writer with all this writing knowledge on hill somewhere in Idaho and you are some idiot that thought it was cool at the time to have a lovely opportunity to go after a band you lets be honest here. You hate with a passion and you with the lack of professionalism wrote that. HMMMMMM. Something ain’t right here ain’t it. Go to the library next and read a BOOK. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about what really music is. I would suggest anything and everything in the music section at any Barnes and Noble and any major book stores. P.S. ALL BANDS USE STAGING YOU FEEL ME.

The lack of common courtesy for bands from journalist now day’s is bullshit. Like the time when Black Veil Brides won song of the year. Every metal and rock media site had a field day with it with Andy/Ashley’s legendary speech. No matter how pissed a journalist can be about that situation. The hate BVB received for winning that award appalled me. THEY shouldn’t have received all that hate. Instead they should have received rave reviews. You serious.

Journalists tend to forget that they need to leave home at home and business at business. Don’t mix those two together. Especially in their writing. Its preposterous reading something and some opinionated asshole has to put god into everything yeah CHRISTWIRE I am talking to you. Even though I see your site as just mere as laughing my ass off material in my eyes it still bothers me though because their are real articles on musicians that are so out there its just nutty than a fruitcake material to read. I feel sorry for them really. Religion should be left out of anything written professional. That’s just my view because every time someone disagrees  with someone about their religion or religions its war time. JUST LEAVE RELIGION OUT OF EVERYTHING ITS FOR THE BEST. Being secular is a need in this world. Really.

Journalists are supposed to have fun reading material for anyone to read. I don’t want to read something that is horribly boring. Make it fun to read. Where did the humor go. Out the door with all bad dumb dumb taters. “Come on Man.”

I hope you the reader got a lot off this. I hate how professional journalists can monopolize the thinking of the young(Hello blindly bullying people including children, BULLYING IS NOT OKAY PERIOD ain’t that an ethic in journalism THOU SHALT NOT BULLY KIDS BLINDLY WITH MY WRITTEN WORD, SHAME ON YOU) . Its time for true journalists like me come in and make a stand. I am very strong person that can stomach anything. I hope one day these words I am tying pay off in a huge way. Discovering my journalism talents was a mere winning the lottery for me. I want to do justice for bands that deserve to have ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT they can have. People tend to forget that we are all humans and we make mistakes but when a human goes beyond their way to hurt a person in such a way that is inhumane. Then that person is an asshole in my eyes. As Andy Biersack says in his speeches before BVB plays “Nobody’s Hero” “Don’t worship false celebrities or hero’s” I can say the same to some journalists out their. You can make mistakes but never cross the line so much so that people have to dislike who you are. I of course beat myself of for 6 months after becoming a BVB fan because of how beautiful this fanbase and band is inside and out. I never have received so much love in the course of 10 months from any band and fanbase before. Its eye opening and heartwarming. What won me over as a fan of BVB is BVB ability to be their for their fans in spirit or face to face through the power of their music and lyrics. BVB will win a world one day. 😉

It has come to end this lengthy article. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I did go into detail as to why I was a former BVB hater. I got mixed into the wrong crowd and my opinions were based off peer pressure. Life lesson. Never Give in,. Once life got the best of me and I had that cancer scare and I almost ended my life on January 27th. I was saved by the band I betrayed, BVB. Life lesson that day: Never back down.

P.S. If you are one of these high end journalists reading my article. I hope you take pointers from me as you all failed me as a rock fan looking to read your articles for leisure time. Can’t believe I spent two years of my life believing false bullshit on a band that I am glad saved my life and gave me the tools to carry on my days. Its never too late to learn.

P.S.S Love a band for who they are. Don’t read what a media asshat says about them. They are your band. Love them with all your heart. They gave you the tools to live and breathe again. Don’t turn your back on a band because of the media. False media people are dumb dumb taters. Never eat or associate with a dumb dumb tater.

IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE WILL BE UNBROKEN, NEVER GIVE IN, AND NEVER BACK DOWN…..

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Written by:Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: If you don’t give me the proper accreditation with my copyright twitter handle. I will come find. Come into your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from Potatoland for life.

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/26/13

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