Drooling on the Pillow

Monday, June 06, 2005

Dan O'Byrne 

I like to give the heads up whenever Dan O'Byrne posts one of his too-infrequent essays.

This one is a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger reflection on the politicalization of the media, with special emphasis on the turgid imaginings and compulsive prevarications of CBS.
Nowadays, news is sold like any other commodity. We select
what we watch based not on the veracity or timeliness of the
reporting, but for the opinions espoused that may be more in
keeping with our own. This is a relatively new phenomenon,
and one that will have to complete its cycle of metamorphosis.
But it better do that soon.
And note the developing dust-up in the comments section.
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