Originally Posted by lib
That is the current standard operating procedure for all of the 24hour news stations and virtually all news papers.
Journalism is dead. The days of journalists actually doing competent research are long gone. Most professional journalists these days are no more competent than your average blogger.
I travel a great deal. I used to be shocked at how the "news" is tailored to appeal to the local markets. Yes, even Fox. (Especially
It is not really news. It is something designed to sell advertising, and it attracts the targeted market by pandering to their existing world view. Like comfort food for the brain, except that it makes us close minded and ignorant instead of simply fat.