Friday, August 5


The state of American journalism:

This morning coming in to work the local news radio station, Dallas KRLD 1080, began to report on the Bob Novak incident yesterday on CNN. The anchor, business reporter and co-anchor got so tickled with their clever debate on what obscenities can and cannot be uttered on broadcast that they forgot to tell what Novak did and cut to the traffic report without ever telling the story.

Eeek! When exactly did reporters become the story? The morning news shows are now characterized by "(dim)witty" banter among their on-air personalities to the point of nausea.

Oh for the good old days of Huntley, Brinkley, Cronkite, Edwin Newman and Frank McGee.


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