Bill Bisson, commenter at WSJ: “In the last 20 hours I have learned more about ‘Prince’ than I knew about Barack Obama prior to his being elected President in 2008. The media has its priorities reversed.”
Then there was the “journalist” who recently told me he was hiding details of a major news story because they might offend some reader/viewers. And I’m not talking about Prince. Similar to how details of Obama’s life were/are suppressed, apparently because of his race.
The news media has never been pure. It’s always been a dicey business and business it has always been. But these days it seems even more inclined than before to take the easy way than the hard one. And that might be why the paper part is in persistently serious financial decline and both it and the electronic version are increasingly devoted to non-controversy.