- Jul 19, 2012
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- Political Leaning
Shot: New York Times Reporter Asks Sanders If He’s Sexist For Continuing To Run Against Hillary.
Double-shot: In San Francisco, Berniecrats lash out at media for calling nomination for Clinton*.
Chaser: US newspaper industry hollowed out by job losses.
In the 1920s, H.L. Mencken wrote, “It is the prime function of a really first-rate newspaper to serve as a sort of permanent opposition in politics.” Unfortunately, today’s media. which occasionally striking a Mencken-esque cynical pose, are simply Democrat activists with bylines, producing a near-uniform product in service of their party, too terrified to report any story that would reflect badly on it, and increasingly frequently going beyond journalism into SJW-land. While loss of advertising revenue party explains job losses, the faulty product the medium produces must also be taken into consideration.
Or as Jack Shafer warned at Slate in 2008, “Michael Crichton, Vindicated — His 1993 prediction of mass-media extinction now looks on target.”
Time was it was possible for a conservative to go to the New York Times and find the facts that supported his ideas because the NYT reported all the facts even if their analysis of them was slanted. That's no longer the case. They can no longer be trusted with the facts, so it becomes necessary to look elsewhere, and there is little product in the mainstream media that meets that need. So if you want to know why they lost a big chunk of their readership that would be part of the answer. It's increasingly just a sorry product produced according to the ideology prevalent in J-school, where they apparently think that lying to the masses in the service of their own idea of what is right is to be encouraged.