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That’s Gonna Leave A Mark

June 7th, 2005 - 4:36 am

Hugh Hewitt:

[I]t doesn’t pay enough to be a professional lefty activist, er, reporter. People get bitter as a result.

Why doesn’t it pay enough? Because the marketplace doesn’t want that product. Will MSM’s rank and file ever figure it out that their own vision of themselves is delusional? Sure, they can tell each other how noble are their efforts, how invaluable their “exposes,” but the only reliable measure is the marketplace, and “professional journalism” of the MSM variety is on the ropes. The customer isn’t interested. The reality is that journalists don’t matter all that much –and consequently aren’t paid all that much– because ordinary Americans aren’t waiting with rapt attention in anticipation of being told what to think by a bunch of reporters and producers.

Ouch. I mean, ouch.

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