What the news media used to be

December 3, 2011 | By | Reply More

Comment following transcript of a speech by Dan Rather, this comment being authored by “fredboy”:

We went from hardball reporting in the 60s, 70s, and 80s–I know, because I was an investigative reporter at the time and took heat from no one–to today’s “news”. Newspapers are but floor diapers to train new pups, and TV network “news” is eight minutes of Washington and campaign press releases and seven minutes of lollypop feel good softballs.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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