Mainstream Media on Life Support


By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

Let me be the first in the new year to declare that the mainstream media are dead.

Now, can we please move on?

Henceforth, my spam filter will bounce any e-mail that includes reference to the dying or dead mainstream media, or MSM, as the gleeful undertakers prefer.

It’s over. Done. The old media are no more. We are all new media now.

All journalists, we are also the news. We are essentially a nation of news-mongering newsies making news as we do the news. At some point, the news will simply consume the news consumer-slash-provider in a big bangish event that will go unreported.

In the meantime, could we give it a rest?

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