Apathy.net was the personal domain of John Fitzpatrick, an upstate NY web developer, since 2002. After watching mainstream broadcast and print news turn into entertainment organizations, it was time for a change in format.
Apathy.net is, first and foremost, a filter to select the important news out of the torrent of infotainment that is the mainstream, print and Internet media.
The intermixing of entertainment news with real news has led to a dilution of the important with the trivial. This has led to a growing sense of public apathy toward news that really matters. Our mission, if you will, is to help steer the ship of public attention back toward meaningful content.
When you consider the crisis of public apathy toward real news and tough issues, consider the following quote from Edmund Burke:
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."