Finally, someone is going to hold the Mainstream Media accountable for their dreadful, unprofessional behaviour!
What I can’t live with is a dying “mainstream media” (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, Newsweek, et al.), not just taking such rigid ideological positions but also waging war against those new media outlets that choose to report the stories they won’t cover.
Big Journalism is staking the claim that media is now at war with one another: Big Media versus Small Media; Old Media versus New Media; Left Media Vs Right Media. You get the picture. The practice of journalism will never be the same, and not the New York Times’s Pinch Sulzberger nor all the sniping children at Gawker and Media Matters can un-ring this bell – which, after all, tolls for them.
It seems for the first time in my life people who agree with my broad point of view are using the media to tell their truths, to go on the offensive, to act as checks and balances against entrenched media power. And to have a major effect.
I sleep well being part of this process of stratification. If the media isn’t going to take the large clues of losing subscribers, dwindling viewers, thriving alternatives – perhaps something more aggressive will instigate a change for the better.