And just fine. This is the age in which extraordinary levels of media sophistication on the part of media consumers have stripped the MSM of influence. Old media trees are falling in old media forests, and no one hears a sound. The highly paid anchors are being mocked by those viewers who even bother to tune in. The big names seem wholly unaware of the joke. They are all Dan Rathers now, except that Dan Rather may, just possibly, get it.
MSM is reduced to the status once reserved for professional wrestling. The networks are producing "exhibitions," and the results are preordained. People watch. Some few poor souls believe. Most just grin at the pseudo-sophistication.
Meanwhile the politics of 2010 are coalescing into a hugely significant clash of ideologies and MSM is covering the phone calls from a dozen deranged mumblers. What is being heard most clearly by everyone except the MSM is the demand that the hard left power elites in Congress be tossed out, that Nancy Pelosi be ignominiously retired --the first Speaker ever to hit single digits in approval ratings?-- and that Harry Reid be sent packing.
These are the considered opinions of millions of Americans, and their disgust with the serial Beltway power grabs is not in the least discredited by the tiny number of crazies who call in threats.
MSM is missing the real story. Again. Long live the Colberts who don't know they are Colberts.
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