I was thinking it would be a good idea to pitch stories to the independent news agencies. Get to them first and tell the other side of the story, so when other reporters search they find positive mentions about Kratom and not just negative stories. Reporters are like sheep, they want a hot story but don't want to step out of their comfort zone, They follow the safe path. If they see most people say something nasty about a topic, they will follow what their colleagues do.
We haven't, as a group, gotten a chance to tell the positive side of kratom to a larger audience. I think going to the respected independent news agencies like Real News, The Independent, Independent Media Center, American Independent News Network, Alternet to name a few, and pitching stories to them, asking for unbiased coverage of Kratom would be beneficial.
There has been negative claims made by the media, all based without merit or truth, Yet there are all of us here and others out there that know from personal experience the great benefit of kratom. The negative comments have no evidential backing, but together our experience does. As it stands now,it comes down to our word against theirs. They have no evidence and make false claims about Kratom. We have the opportunity to get the word out there about the truth and positive points on Kratom. Collectively we are the best evidence that this leaf can help various aliments and improve quality of life. Lets write letters to the independent media and other media outlets that you trust and respect. Lets get the positivity out there.
There has been some small amount of positive press about Kratom, the natural news mentioned something not too long ago. The Forbes article, where the reporter says he is going kratom a try,( that story may not have been completely positive but there were positive points to it).I think that any positive mention anywhere about Kratom should be commented on with approval as much we comment to defend Kratom in the negative articles. The post on Current TV could be very helpful if enough people react to it, maybe an unbiased news story could come about. I bet Current TV viewing audience is much larger than Longview Washington.
Probably need to create a press release with a synopsis of the situation at hand and email the news places with it. Some of the news agencies I mentioned in my first post have the option to pitch a story on their website. Or we could contact reporters directly on the media websites with an email. What are your thoughts on this?