Tag: Breaking News
The Media’s “Breaking News” Culture Is Broken
Dear American News Media: Breaking news that broke more than an hour ago, is no longer “breaking”. The fact that you continue breaking it all day regardless? That is broken. The same goes for your whole “breaking news” culture. I write this to you as an avid consumer of your product. By “avid”, I mean…
Dear Broadcast Media: Stop Live-casting Trump's Coronavirus Updates RIGHT NOW! You're Aiding & Abetting His POWER GRAB!
Maybe this is another fatal flaw in “both sides do it” journalism. The problem with “neutrality” is that in refusing to judge anything (“just here to report the facts”), you end up giving everything you report equal weight. Because you won’t call out a lie, you give it equal validity with the Truth. How can…
Connect-The-Dots For Dummies
I should be sympathetic to our over-burdened Mainstream News Media. How do you cover a story that’s always in Breaking News mode? Maybe part of the reason the story’s always IN Breaking News mode is because the American News Media lack the perspective to see the picture their dots are connecting until the very last…