The Reactionary Media
I've linked several times to Radley Balko's post on "The Conservative Left", because its a great meme, but the specific example that Radley used is worth repeating:
You know, you sometimes get the feeling the day after the polio vaccine was invented, today's left would have run editorials lamenting the good ol' days, when we were a little more cautious about what swimming pools we jumped into, and expressing sadness that we'd now have no new stories about the afflicted overcoming their disability to inspire the rest of us.And this time, as The Goldengate.net illustrates today, instead of reporting on a family farm or antediluvian steel mill, it's legacy media journalists themselves who feel threated by the rise of Craigslist, a sprawling regional Internet help wanted/classified ad/personals BBS:
Well, I suppose self-pity and bellyaching and sour grapes coming from a dead-tree media outlet over the success of a slick and widely-loved new media outfit like Craigslist really doesn’t come as much of a surprise.As Ian Schwartz recently noted, Mike Wallace seems to think that the president has an obligation to sit down to an interview with him. Here's a whole industry that thinks the public has an obligation to support it.
Gee--and after all they done to earn our trust.
(Via the Blogfather, who notes--and I agree--that not all newspapers are this stuck-on-stupid.)
Update: Geez, speaking of engendering trust...
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