November 26, 2008

Bail out journalists -- PJ O'Rourke

Nice (and funny) piece by PJ O'Rourke on the state of print media from the Weekly Standard via Fishbowl DC/MediaBistro.

Journalists Need a Bailout, Too

Pull Quote:
We print journalists are victims of economic forces beyond our control. We were as surprised as everyone else was by the sudden collapse of the reliable reporting market. We had no idea that real news and clear-eyed analysis were being "bundled" with subprime celebrity gossip, US Weekly
derivatives, and Jennifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie swaps. We need a swift infusion of federal aid. Otherwise all the information in America will be about Lindsay Lohan's sex life

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