Musings —10.01.2010 08:20 AM—
Shorter version: “We may be subsidiaries of very powerful, unelected, super-rich corporations, but we like to propagate the mythology that we are the vox populi, the grubby and populist voice of the lumpen, without whom democracy would fail. And we are unadulterated hypocrites, naturally, because we pillory politicians all the time for being prejudiced and/or non-factual, but when we are prejudiced and/or non-factual, well, that’s okay, because we are The Media, and the rules that everybody else has to observe, most days, don’t apply to us. Because we are the media.”
And so they do expensive and silly redesigns, thinking it’s about form, when the problem is – and always has been – content. And, you know, honesty.
Blah Blah blah. They’ll never change.