[url=http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20070330_what_we_call_the_news/]What We Call the News
IS THIS HOW IT REALLY IS?
Check out this spot-on sendup of news and punditry, which proves that the dumbing down of America can be funny when it’s not just plain sad:
I tend to agree with this comment made at the link:
Comment #61474 by David on 3/31 at 2:00 am
Quite an interesting (and truthful), humorous depiction of the state of news in the U.S. Yet sad at the same time. Edward R. Murrow, and later on Walter Cronkite, represented the best in serious news gathering, and broadcasting. But, today, all one really needs to do is to look at CNN, a once dependable source of news (remember Bernard Kalb’s broadcasts, and Christianne Amanpour’s reporting from some of the most dangerous locales in the world)...and then look at them today, with all their tabloid-flavored broadcasts, to see how far down they’ve come. (I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence by mentioning the “news” channel that Rupert Murdoch started). More recently, I was very impressed with the power of Keith Olberman’s 10 minute commentaries (really, powerful in the tradition of Murrow). But to have to sit through all the celebrity gossip and “The Worst Person In The World” schtick? That’s not news, friends.