Top O’ The Drudge.
All youse gotta do is bailout the Dinosaur Media and ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom. We goes from watchdogs ta lapdogs:
“The whole idea of the First Amendment and separating media and giving them freedom of control from the government is sacrosanct,” said Digby Solomon, publisher of Tribune Co’s Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia.
Former Miami Herald Editor Tom Fiedler said that a democracy has an obligation to help preserve a free press.
“I truly believe that no democracy can remain healthy without an equally healthy press,” said Fiedler, now dean of Boston University’s College of Communication. “Thus it is in democracy’s interest to support the press in the same sense that the human being doesn’t hesitate to take medicine when his or her health is threatened.”
Did Terri Schiavo teach these jackasses nothing? If you can’t survive on your own, it’s wrong for us to keep you on life support. We’d be doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. Or was it the right thing for the wrong reasons?
If the self-important Press is the fevered patient in Mr. Fiedler’s analogy then it seems the only prescription is more euthanasia (especially in lieu of the Miami Herald’s positions on the subject). Admitting you have a problem is the first step though.
Democracy does not have an obligation to preserve a free press when the democratization of the press by the Web has already provided a homeopathic cure. Now be a good bunch of self-righteous ideologues little boy and take your medicine.