Ed Driscoll

The Only Thing We Have To Fear...

“Media Coverage [Of Economy] Was More Upbeat at Start of the Great Depression“–Of course, that was right around the time that FDR was campaigning as a sort of Jurassic libertarian, which illustrates how radically narratives can change over time.

But then economic coverage is far from the only example of old media’s having undergone a post-1960s hardening of the attitudes. As Orrin Judd recently wrote, “What Actually Remains Of Nixonland…is just a press corps that treats everyone like the enemy and, therefore, fails at the basics of its profession.”