Thursday, December 26, 2013

How badly has the "Old Media" damaged themselves?

Victor Davis Hanson writes in The National Review "Will there be a scandal if the new political appointees at the IRS sic their auditors on What will the Washington Post say should the new president keep Guantanamo Bay open for five more years, quadruple the number of drone missions, or decide to double renditions? Will it say that he was shredding the Constitution, or that he found the terror threat too great to honor past promises?"

He has many points in his article, found here: 

One of the, to me, strangest things about politics today is that we have become a nation which is so incredibly bi-partisan as to eliminate the traditional media from importance.....Well, perhaps that should be, the old media have eliminated themselves from importance in political discussion. 

Given Hanson's points in the complete article, when fairly read and digested, there can be little to support any charge except that the old media have abandoned any pretense of balanced reporting and/or investigation. I, for one, continue to bemoan the changes in old media from a super-investigative force to one of partisan parroting of the talking points of one side....liberal.

What is sad in my review of the article is the fact that there is nothing that I can find in today's old media coverage, or any of their work, which would indicate there is any way these formerly highly-regarded journalistic centers could possibly do an about face in the coming administration years to again return to objective reporting.

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