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  •  Here's an analogy (15+ / 0-)

    If you get food poisoning at the local restaurant, you don't care how hard the people in the kitchen work, how understaffed they are, how little time they have for prep, or anything else.

    What you care about is that your food isn't tainted with some bacteria that makes you sick.

    Same thing here - I don't care how stupid the reporters are, how little time the producer has to write stories, how dumb management is, how inadequate their viewers are or anything else.

    What I care about is that they have a responsibility (it's part of their license to use public airwaves, but even without that, it's their moral responsibility) to inform the public and do a good job of it. Period.

    If they can't meet their responsibilities, then there's no need for them. And there isn't - I haven't watched local news (except occasionally in a motel room somewhere) for 20 years, and I'm pretty sure I'm better informed and more accurately informed than the people who watch local news regularly. I don't think network news is any better, and I don't watch that either.

    Modern revolutions have succeeded because of solidarity, not force.

    by badger on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 05:09:38 PM PDT

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