Well….yes. But Chesser doesn’t deal with the biggest problem of most newspapers and that is that they don’t tell their readers the truth. They have a narrative of reality and they either shape stories to that narrative — Katrina being a classic case — or they don’t cover the event.
I am unable to say whether newspapers have gotten more biased or whether they have always been as biased as they are now and we only now — with the Web — have the means to see it. I suspect that newspapers that fill a real need — like the Wall Street Journal — will continue to flourish. We are actually getting more papers in New York City than we used to have, with the resuscitated New York Post and the new New York Sun. So we will be well served as the New York Times takes on more and more water.
Journalism has, with some notable exceptions, become a left-wing hotbed. And the left has a big, big problem — its view of reality is false. Reality keeps crashing through, but the press goes on as if nothing had happened. Well one thing is going to happen — people are going to stop reading it.p>Whether we knew or not in the past, now we know when they are not telling us the truth. That is what has changed. br> — Greg Richards /p>
Amen! The news media is self destructing! It isn’t bloggers who are destroying them — it is the access to the Internet which provides the ability to read the news from all over the United States and the world. The one thing I give bloggers credit for is providing links to documents in question, rather than just quoting as the news media does. That eliminates the ability to leave interpretation to a “journalist.”p>So the news media is interested in making a profit? How about that! Then I suggest they provide a better service. Oh and by the way, a Pulitzer Prize doesn’t mean crap to ordinary citizens! It’s very much like Hollywood patting itself on the back for their outrageous performances they call art.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online