Colby Taylor once told me, it was the move from a nightly to the 24 hour format that ruined "the news" for everyone. No longer enough to simply report on events, all day news channels have to spin and spin to hold their audience's attention.
Pretty smart young man. I believe he hit the nail on the head.
As far as I'm concerned, the news is now just another form of advertising and advertising's main goal is to create buying habits.
Whether we buy into a conservative or a liberal news channel, we are subscribing to a point of view whose only real agenda is to keep saying anything that will keep us tuned in.
Isn't it more like fact shedding than fact sharing when the networks opinion mongers peddle emotional dialogues cloaked in superficial facts. Their rants abrogate reason and divide us onto one side or the other of lines THEY are drawing in sand.
What do you think?