Monday, March 15, 2004

I don't suppose it's going to occur to Big Media that the solution to their collective crises of declining ratings and sagging influence is to actually practice real journalism again... nah, didn't think so.

I mean, how sad is this?:

"While the overall trends are difficult there are places you can point to that are islands of quality," such as National Public Radio, the Economist magazine and The New York Times...

OK, the Economist, sure. But the NYT? If that's your island of quality, the island in question is Atlantis, or maybe Krakatoa. I mean, here's how the Senile Old Lady headlined their version of the story:

Study Finds a Waning Appetite for News

No, dumbasses, there's a waning appetite for your bastardization of the news. People will always want to be informed about their world. What they don't want is to be lied and condescended to about it.

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