vonryansexpress Wrote:
Sep 21, 2012 11:09 AM
What a reversal from just a few decades ago when an American living, travelling overseas could discuss with foreigners how the U.S. press was independent of political parties in contradistinction to most western European or free Pacific nations. We didn't have the Axel Springer press issues of the then Federal Republic or the restrictive party organs of the French and Anglo press. Even when it was the big tree in broadcast and the big national daily papers, Americans believed that the five "W"'s trumped any control agendas. Now, overseas, an American talking about press coverage would need to delineate the source and make the necessary disclaimers. Wow--the Benetton(isation) of the NEWS.