Victor Davis Hanson writes:
Traditional journalism as we knew it –the big dailies, the weekly news magazines, the networks, public radio and TV–no longer exists. Death by suicide. RIP–around March, 2008.
As rigor mortis sets in, I doubt the media are concerning themselves much about how ill-informed the average voter is, but if so, they might want to take a look at their story selection this year. Here are two recent but stellar examples of the media living up to the legacy set for it by Edward R. Murrow, et al:
CNN analyzes Obama and Palin’s doodles.
Meanwhile, in a story that I’m sure its myriad of readers were undoubtedly pining for, Salon analyzes the incoming first lady’s posterior.
Arthur Frampton could not be reached for comment.