Monday, July 18, 2005

The Press—Why?

The Nyok Times reports that corruption in San Diego has reached epic proportions.

I've a hunch that this mess has been in the making for ten years and more, and another hunch that an abdication of responsibility by the local press is to blame for it. Once The San Diego Reader decided to cease intelligent news coverage, and simply to regurgitate whatever it was fed by the flacks, it was inevitable that scandal would engulf San Diego's government.

Politicians take care to misbehave only when no one's looking. Sort of like shoplifters. Journalists, on the other hand, are expected to think and write at the same time. Sort of unlike typists.


Blogger sallie parker said...

I am wondering where you got your intelligence that the SDReader now gets its news leads from flacks. This is worthy stuff indeed! Worth a cartoon at the very least.

7:06 PM  

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