Monday, October 27, 2008

No one wins in the long run when we don't have a free and fair press.

If you want to read the obituary for the mainstream media, it's here.

Columnist Michael Malone "Looks at Slanted Election Coverage and the Reasons Why"
Malone doesn't attempt to understand why. It's suicidal, yes. But, it's more than that. It's just plain visceral hatred because they blame everyone else for their demise.

The unfaithful readers. The Internet unleased by George H.W. Bush. Advertisers who are abandoning them. American citizens who can't stand them. Talk show listeners who prefer a dialogue on the issues than issues framed by the media.

They hate everyone. In their death throes, they would gladly, happily skewer an election and compromise democracy. An act that will forever label journalism and freedom of the press as liars and a lie.

And that is absolute proof that they think they are terminal. And why we should think the diagnosis is true. Few know the real state of the media like those who own it and control it.

We will blunder along without them. But we will be less grievous for the loss. For those of us who grew up loving newspapers, the death was not of late. The corpse has been cooling for a while. It's only now that the stench demands we bury it.

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