Monday, April 9, 2012

What's Happening to Journalism?!

First you have NPR's statement that they will no longer practice opinions-on-the-shape-of-the-earth-vary reporting.

Next you have NBC firing the producer who "tweeked" the Zimmerman/Martin 911 tapes.

And now The National Review - THE NATIONAL REVIEW, I say! - fires a contributor for a piece on protecting yourself from "black people"

It's almost as if journalists care about the truth!

All joking aside, Strauss and Howe's Generations and The Fourth Turning predicted that society would face a crisis of failing institutions that would require a re-working of of our national institutions and norms. I do believe that the above is one manifestation of this process of renewal. Another may be the Supreme Court's flirting with dismantling the mechanism underlying the operation of Medicare and other state/federal programs.

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