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May 11, 2005
The mass media meltdown
In the New York Post, John Podhoretz discusses the mass media meltdown:
"It can't be a coincidence that the five major pillars of the American media movies, television, radio, recorded music and newspapers are all suffering at the same time. And it isn't. Something major has changed over the past year, as the availability of alternative sources of information and entertainment has finally reached critical mass... Newly empowered consumers are letting the producers, creators and managers of the nation's creative and news content know that they are dissatisfied with the product they're being peddled."
Something has to give, says Podhoretz, since "peddling unwatchable nonsense in Hollywood and on TV, and foisting politically correct pseudo-information on increasingly sophisticated consumers of news isn't going to hack it any longer..."
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