Ed Driscoll

Impending Deciders' Demise Incites Delight

For the past few years, I’ve seen a number of blogs (particularly) Ace of Spades refer to the legacy media as “The Deciders”–I didn’t realize its origin was this quote from David McCumber, managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

“I understand that people have a hard time with the concept that we get to decide what is news and what isn’t, and what is fair and what isn’t.”

Robert places that quote into sharp context–and reminds the Seattle Post-Intelligencer who the real deciders are: consumers, i.e., the readers–or the lack thereof.

Summon the meteors–because, “Sometimes, the future shows up way sooner than anyone expected.”