Thanks for the link. Much appreciated.
You are two generations too late if you only talk about Cronkite and Rather. The rot goes back to Walter Duranty and his coverup of the famines of Soviet Russia created by Stalin.The Mainstream Media have ALWAYS been the lapdogs of tyrants because for them access is more important than integrity.
Rick T, I'm sure we could take it back even further than that. Your assessment regarding the press serving the tyranny in exchange for access is spot on. I'm sure the town cryers of the Middle Ages did similar deals to get what they wanted, and I didn't even get into selective editing or "if it bleeds, it leads". The old saw about "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" Is probably more truth than fiction.
Leave a comment.. Let me know what you think! :)