Today I came across two articles that I found really disturbing.
The first is from The Hill, Dick Morris wrote an article “Obama vs. Freedom” about possibly subsidizing news media. Now I can’t think of anytime in the last 4 years that I have known about Dick Morris that I have agreed with him, but on this point I will. I think government tied into financially with news outlets to against everything I believe in. If you are liberal minded, take a look at the comments – they are unbelievable [thanks to a Drudge link]. You have to read between the lines, but fundamentally the story seems to be logical. Journalism and government do not mix.
Then my buddy Milo sent me a link to an article on TechCrunch by Paul Carr “A Death of A Thousand Hacks: New Forbes Editorial Genius In Bold Plan to Kill Forbes”. Read the article, it will scare the hell out of you. Going with what seems like a scattershot approach to journalism. Take thousands of terrible articles and hope that one is good. It is all about SEO and page views – whether they are useful or not.
Today I am very depressed about the news media – when NYT goes paywall it will be the last nail in the coffin.