Old media is literally committing suicide in front of our very eyes. In its desperate rush to see Barack Obama reelected, they are ignoring bigger and bigger stories. People have the Internet. They read The Drudge Report. They listen to talk radio. They read blogs. And in spite of all of these different access points, old media is ignoring blockbuster story after blockbuster story.
Consider the following panoply of stories -- from the last few days alone -- courtesy of the national treasure known as NewsBusters.
Fury over the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts’ continued refusal to report the lawsuits Catholic entities have filed against the Obama administration has spread beyond the Media Research Center watchdog group and Catholic leaders to nine additional Christian leaders equally concerned about this decision to deliberately not report national news...
...Anchor Charlie Rose pointed out in his introduction to Reid's report that there was "new information this morning on an alleged security leak by the Obama administration... "Sources tell CBS News the White House put the movie on the fast track, aggressively looking for ways to help."
That's just over the last few days. My conclusion?
Buh-bye, old media. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.
Note: if you missed headlines from your favorite news source, you can use the BadBlue news service database to get an up-to-date list sorted by popularity or date. Here's an example for NewBusters: http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/d.php?did=newsbusters.org.