Monday, December 26, 2005

Media Inside the Bubble

Michael Barone concisely points out what was more apparent than ever this past week, with blog pieces such as Power Line's analysis of the legality of the administration's wiretapping program: the mainstream media (not, as NEWSWEEK recently suggested, the President) is living inside a bubble, "carefully insulating themselves and their readers and viewers from knowledge of applicable law and recent historical precedent, determined to pursue an agenda of undermining the Bush administration regardless of any damage to national security." (Hat tip: Betsy's Page.)

I suspect that as long as the mainstream media continues to exert its power in this narrow-minded fashion, its power will simultaneously continue to drain away.

Peggy Noonan recently suggested: "If only the MSM understood what money and power there are to be had from being famously nonideological, from being a famously reliable pursuer and presenter of fact."


Blogger roman said...

Small wonder that the MSM is loosing readers and viewers in droves. There is so little journalistic intergrity left that it may be too late to save what once was a proud national institution.
Interesting blog, BTW.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks very much, please visit again :).

4:13 PM  

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