American journalism collapsing?

From Michael Goodwin at New York Post

Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it.

The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.

The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America.More.

Reality check: The American media are not collapsing at all. They are simply becoming the Pravda/Tass of (possibly) permanent progressive government. The ultimate goal is probably public funding, like the CBC in Canada. With the expected result. 24/7 propaganda that they are paid for. And attempted suppression of rivals.

No one listens but it doesn’t matter. They will be as dim and arrogant as ever.

The reason is clear: No one needs them. As I have said elsewhere, if I need to find out crap about Trump, I can just enter “Trump” + “ex-wives” in the navbar. Meantime, the New York Times writes me every day with a once-in-lifetime subscription opportunity, on which I would not waste a cent. For the same reasons as Trump, come to think of it, wasted almost no money on these dinosaur museums.

See also: Dan Rather calls for public shame for Donald Trump supporters


Trump spends nothing on TV. Mashable shocked

  • They are nothing but PR Houses.

    • The problem is when our taxes pay for it.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I liken the media to male angler fish.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It reminds me of a William S. Burroughs story.
      Say what you want to about him and his lifestyle.
      And not that I needed any object lessons on avoiding heroin addiction even though he gives the clearest warning to stay away.
      (Irvine Welsh also made that case with Trainspotting, one of the greatest movies of the nineties if not all time.)
      In the book the Naked Lunch, Burroughs tells the story of a guy who’s asshole acquires sentience and begins talking to him.
      At first it’s a shock and it develops into an antagonistic relationship.
      People said they recalled the man and his asshole walking down the street arguing with each other at night.
      One day the man feels bumps in the back of his scalp that eventually form eyes.
      And the asshole begins to take over the rest of his body, imprisoning him inside his brain after the asshole takes over completely.

  • Alain

    Perhaps they are playing catch-up with our Canadian MSM who excel at it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The collapse Goodwin is writing about is that of any standards of ethics and credibility. If they have to line up at the public feeding trough to stay in business, there will be public complaints.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      There’s a difference. In Canerduh, we’re incessantly told that al Ceebeera and its bloated budget, corrupt bureaucracy and culture of left wing pervert worship is “essential to our identity.” :rolleyes

    • But if they are progressive PR agencies, legitimate media standards are irrelevant.