Ed Driscoll

"Of Course It Is"

Great quote by Mickey Kaus:

Pinch’s overarching, original crime: Freeing a respected national newspaper to become an unashamed cocooning organ of New York liberal political and aesthetic prejudices (with a few exceptions, like Miller, that are slowly being corrected).

All of which poisons the well for the rest of America’s me-too MSM, as I wrote last year:

the Times’ reporting influences not just what you read in other papers, but what you see on TV as well. Many, many TV news stories begin as Times articles, which TV networks simply hand to their reporters and say, “craft a TV story out of this”.

Maybe if journalism were decentralized…moved out of Manhattan…put into the hands of a diverse group of citizens, instead of dominated by one house organ. Now there’s a thought.