Thursday, June 10, 2004

State of the News Media 2004

As the deranged Network News anchorman Howard Beale says in the film "Network":

"You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here, you're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal! You do whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube! This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion!"

Seems that other 'journalists' are starting to feel the same way:
Here's a report from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press:
"Bottom-Line Pressures Now Hurting Coverage".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this a reflection of your own state of mind? What are your thoughts on the role of the broadcast journalist? Is this a statement about the authority and credibility we project on them?