December 20, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 35

Mass media favorites fall out of their favor

Guest Commentary

Let us address the declining fortunes of today’s mainstream mass media.

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(Yes, I can hear your pained screams of “Nooooo ... we don’t want to!” We really must, however, because it’s not about them, but us — about our ability to be at least quasi-informed about who’s-doing-what-to-whom-and-why, in order for us to be a self-governing people. So buckle-up, here we go.)

The honchos of America’s establishment media are quick to blame such external causes as the Internet for their problems. But if they looked internally, they might notice that they’re damn near eaten-up with a ba...

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