November 13, 2008

November 13, 2008: The Day Journalism Died

DanaBash.jpgIt's been sick for months, of course. Years. There was little hope for recovery, but there was still hope. Until today, when CNN's Dana Bash finally put it out of its misery with the following passage:

Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference was executed Thursday, saying that they agreed to go as a show of GOP governors' unity -- but they ended up feeling like silent Palin supporters, since it was clearly a press conference called for her.

The GOP governors spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.

Think about this last sentence for a minute. It shouldn't take you nearly that long. Think about what it says about the person who wrote it. Think about what it says about the person who allowed it to be published. Think about the entirety of the institution they belong to, which says things like this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without batting an eye. An institution that, in fact, blames us for noticing.

Think about their regard for you, the news consumer. Try to imagine something lower. A good place to start would be the Earth's molten core.

Hope you've got some money saved, Dana. It's not going to be a fun ride.

Posted by Jim Treacher at November 13, 2008 05:36 PM