Thursday, April 26, 2007

Investigating the media

In case you missed Bill Moyers' documentary "Buying the War" last night, you can watch it online or read its transcript. I personally can't think of a better use of your time.

Watching it prompted me to add the McClatchy Washington Bureau to my "non literary links" in the sidebar instead of keeping it safely bookmarked and hidden away in my computer. I've noticed that while our local newpaper belongs to the McClatchy group (formerly Knight Ridder), it often ignores the most hardhitting McClatchy pieces for softer AP or New York Times stories, generally diluting them still further. Priorities. Gotta make room for those front page NASCAR/Panthers articles and heaven forbid if their fans' sensibilities are offended.

5 comments:

bhadd said...

Mistaken commitment need not miscommunicate. Lessons, thanks.

The Hood Company

SFP said...

Cryptic much?

LK said...

I saw that. Ohmigod, was that depressing. Free press? Not any more.

SFP said...

The media conglomerates desperately need to be broken up. I don't see how things can possibly get better if that doesn't happen.

bhadd said...

cWrit Pic Touch? Word thousand, madam.

The Hood Company