I used to post often about the MainStream Media (which I want to call the Old Media but nobody will play along dammit). I was thinking last night as I drove home that I haven't written a post like that in a long time, and the reason is obvious -- I just don't connect to the MSM anymore.
Back in May, we got in a pissing contest with Brighthouse, our local cable TV provider, and told them to get their stuff out of our house. Which they did. So for a bit over two months we've had no TV here (full disclosure - we did go over to friends' houses for the final episodes of American Idol and The Sopranos) and thus not even any accidental exposure to TV news. I stopped taking The St. Petersburg Times over 12 years ago when I grew disgusted by their pacifist anti-Americanism, and saw no reason then or now to re-subscribe.
I get my news here, from the links I show on my blog over to the left, and from the radio. I honestly don't know for sure who the main broadcast news anchors are right now -- I know CBS is fronting a woman, and I think she's Katie Couric, but I'm not sure and I wouldn't recognize her face in a line up.
I just haven't been exposed to the quite relentless propaganda of defeat and Bush-sucks-ism that many of my unfortunate fellow Americans are immersed in. The name of a single editor of a big city newspaper? Please! What do I care?
Lucky me. Too bad for you.
Hey -- drop the Old Media. Your life will be better for it.