Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Messenger

I just read Digby on Truth's Consequences. It contains a speech that Ashleigh Banfield gave at Kansas State University. In the aftermath of that speech, she was no longer a foreign correspondent, or any sort of news reporter.

Breaking network omerta results in becoming a professional nonentity.

So. Is it the producers? The advertisers?

Who is degrading the "news"?

We know who beat the war drums as messengers. Who made the policies? Who outlined the lockstep?

One commenter wondered of Olberman could or would report on this. I suspect not. It's one thing to criticize the administration, even extremely. It is quite another thing to point out that the news media are corrupt. Even for Keith Olberman, that would be biting the hand that feeds him.

[via Eschaton]

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