October 31, 2008

Gratuitous Fourth Estate Observation

Ya know, apart from the Sunday Pravda on the Potomac, as a regular matter I simply do not read newspapers anymore. Also, I gave up watching network nooz years and years ago.

However, when I'm out on my travels things change a bit: I find myself reading USE-less Today because it's tossed in front of my hotel room door. And I find myself watching CNN in airport boarding lounges simply because it's blared all over the place and I don't have much of a choice.

And I must say that when I am exposed to these media, I am simply appalled, not only at the comic-book/informercial level to which "journalism" has descended, but also by the thought that millions upon millions of Americans are taking this crap in and considering themselves "informed" on that basis.

God help the Republic.

Posted by Robert at October 31, 2008 08:45 AM | TrackBack

I take the local newspaper solely for the comics and sports (baseball mostly) with breakfast. Occasionally there is some good local information, such as designated trick-or-treating hours, as well. But that's about it.

Posted by: rbj at October 31, 2008 09:24 AM