05 January 2006

When Will the Circus Come To Your Town?

I'm usually loathe to spend much time with Markos Zúniga, but Joseph Hughes has a diary post at Kos that properly fisks Hemmer, Cosby, Cooper, and their handlers, and it hits the nail on the head for me.
Why, other than greed, has this happened? Laziness, pure and simple. Nothing is hurting journalism more than the creeping laziness sweeping the profession. Even the most sporadic observer can see what's going on. Lazy journalism gives us wall-to-wall hurricane coverage instead of a stern analysis of global warming and its effects. Lazy journalism gives us pundit cockfights instead of an in-depth look at healthcare policy. Lazy journalism gives us the "mine miracle" instead of waiting judiciously for the real story.

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