Wednesday, December 29, 2004
More on "What Liberal Media?"
Some other bits picked up in the book:
It's obvious that TV pundits do NOT have to rely on journalistic skills or even ethics. Those are not qualities needed in the fast pace of TV. Generally, who will remember what was said the next day? It's not like print (newspapers, etc.) where opinions and "facts" set out will be indexed, checked against a verifiable reality. Of course, TV pundits don't tend to be of the "reality-based" community.
It should be obvious that the most popular TV pundits (O'Reilly, Limbaugh, etc), despite their claims to be "of the people", have annual incomes in the millions. They may even come from fairly privileged backgrounds.