NYT Journalist Talks Journalism

Bill Keller, who is the executive editor of The New York Times, spoke at a fundraiser and mentions journalism, the large polarized rift in America’s viewpoints, and blogging. It’s a fascinating read, but even more fascinating are the comments the article received. Namely this one:

Journalists from the MSM (mainstream media) are slow to wake up to the fact that there are tens of thousands of people world-wide who know far more about any particular subject the journalist writes about than they do and who can identify error and spin. That didn’t mater so much in the past because the MSM controlled the feedback (the letters to the editor, the publishing of contrary views). Now that control is lost and MSM find it very difficult to cope with competition for ideas.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call hitting the nail on the head.

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