Oh what a mighty fall has television news suffered! We are decades away from the “good” news programs from the likes of Walter Cronkite, Huntley/Brinkley, Eric Sevareid, Peter Jennings, and others. That’s when the news was the news, and not just a subsidiary of a corporate egomaniac who wants his own opinions reflected in the stories that are presented. Faux News is the classic example of news that is so colored by Rupert Murdoch and his hand puppet Roger Ailes that it is all but useless if someone wants something other than right-wing nut-job agitprop.
Today, anyone who wants to know what is truly happening must avoid most television and radio news media like the plague. I still rely somewhat on National Public Radio (NPR), but even they are being chipped away at by the forces of GOP/Tea. To get my news, I use a variety of sources, including some left-leaning ones which, in their own way, are not always trustworthy (as for example RawStory.Com). TruthDig.Com is pretty good, especially in the articles by Chris Hedges, but I think their views are too progressive for me.
I am indebted to Jackhole’s Realm for the Megyn Kelly picture above.