To: Pukin Dog
FR and the blogosphere are bringing the wonders of decentralized decision making to the media.
Before, a few organizations could control the media as an oligopoly. They may not have been a monopoly per se, but with the same political views and emersed in the same culture the result was almost the same. But now there are hundreds of independent decision makers judging stories.
These new newshounds are every bit as bound by their own biases as the old guard, but there are so many of them, approaching the news from every possible angle, that in the end the decision to cover a story centers around its objective value.
This, BTW, is also, basically, why capitalism is a superior economic system to socialism.
posted on 09/11/2004 7:41:36 PM PDT
(There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men. --Burke)
It's fairly amazing that the 'net has "correspondents" in almost all geographic locations so eyewitness reports can be "published" in real time. Also we get multiple takes many times that produces a much broader rendering of what actually happened.
posted on 09/11/2004 7:56:15 PM PDT
(Don't confuse disagreement with argumentation.)
But now there are hundreds of independent decision makers judging stories...This, BTW, is also, basically, why capitalism is a superior economic system to socialism.
You're exactly right. Fred Hayek would love this.
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