From a media standpoint, the Edwards story reminds me of Eason Jordan. As we noted here, Jordan, then CNN's top news executive, resigned following a new-media firestorm that the mainstream media had, up to that point, studiously ignored. We wrote at the time:If, like most people, you relied on the conventional media for your news, you would not only be late to the party, you would have no idea what is going on--your first knowledge of anything out of the ordinary would be Jordan's resignation. Assuming even that will be reported. It would be an interesting assignment: trying to write a story on Jordan's resignation for a paper that has not heretofore covered the controversy. If Jordan had just announced he wanted to spend more time with his family, he would have made their task easier.
Likewise with Edwards. Those who get their news from the New York Times will be left wondering why on earth Edwards is on television confessing to an affair. Still, it's nice to see that our newspapers are capable of such discretion. If only they would apply a similar code of silence to, say, illegal leaks from disgruntled CIA staffers.
- THE MSM IS MORE LOYAL TO THE LEFT THAN THE USA,
- AND MORE LEFTIST THAN PATRIOTIC.
- UNTIL THEY BECOME POLITICALLY DIVERSE, THEY WILL REMAIN A MAJOR PART OF THE PROBLEM -
- PREVENTING SENSIBLE ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS AND VICTORY IN THE GWOT.
- WANNA HELP CHANGE THE MSM?
- THEN STOP WATCHING TV AND DON'T BUYING ANY NEWSPAPERS.
- READ BLOGS.