Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dan Rather speaks out

Fellow blogger Richard posted some recent comments from Dan Rather on the state of "journalism" today. A sample:
Addressing the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, occasionally forcing back tears, [Rather] said that in the intervening years, politicians "of every persuasion" had gotten better at applying pressure on the conglomerates that own the broadcast networks. He called it a "new journalism order."

He said this pressure -- along with the "dumbed-down, tarted-up" coverage, the advent of 24-hour cable competition and the chase for ratings and demographics -- has taken its toll on the news business. "All of this creates a bigger atmosphere of fear in newsrooms," Rather said.
More on Rick's blog...


At 10:07 PM, Blogger JusticeE.R. said...

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At 2:30 PM, Blogger cke said...

Hey, thank you! I took a look at yours as well--good stuff. :)

At 2:42 PM, Blogger cke said...

Y'know, this word verification feature is a total pain in the ass. I just had to do it three times to post that last comment. :(


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