Skip to comments.Does great reporting matter if nobody sees it? (Dan Rather - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 03/08/2011 3:56:10 AM PST by abb
Thats what Jim Rendon asks in his piece about Dan Rather and his work on HDNet. Owner Mark Cuban has made little effort to extend Rathers reach, he writes. New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter hasnt written about Rathers show since it first launched because HDNet has never flagged one of his big stories for me effectively.
See here the article in Mother Jones magazine.
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At 79, the former CBS anchorman is still kicking ass and winning Emmys. But with his exposés sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild, is anybody watching?
The MSM is incapable of great reporting—Moot point.
The term "great reporting" should never be used to refer to "Dan
Rather," the failed news reader, in any manner whatsoever!
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karma's a bitch, isn't it Dan
Who owns newspaper companies? The banks, funds, and investors and their (big) slices of the industry
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Bush’s fault.....no really!
Same for music that isn’t heard or art that isn’t seen or machines that aren’t used.
What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
If I say that Dan was and is a member of the vast liberal progressive media culture and wouldn’t know or accept a conservative thought to save his own life ... would that statement be “false but accurate?”
No sarcasm was used in the above message.
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Or trees that fall in forest devoid of ears...
Courage, Dan. /sarcasm
Obviously, Cuban should put them together..that's right..Sheen and Rather..a latter day version of CrossFire..or Two and NO-Half Men.. But we need to come up with a title for the new show...
Rather Half-Assed Men.
Two Rather Half-Assed Men
“But the company [NYT] has struggled to make enough money from its digital operations to stem the decline in print advertising ...”
Well, naturally, anyone with a lick of sense knows that it will be impossible to replace print advertising revenues with digital revenues for any print media operation for a plethora of reasons, but mostly because the Internet broke the print media’s publication monopolies, with subscription revenues approaching zero, as well as bringing down the revenue per ad from thousands of dollars to tiny fractions of cents, and in one important case, namely Craigslist, ads are outright free.
The monopoly print media dinosaurs are doomed, and that’s a good thing. A very good thing. Because most have simply become propaganda organs for the Socialist Democrats and the neo-Marxist “progressives”.
> Two Rather Half-Assed Men
That adds up to a complete ass.
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BTW, Burkett claims he burned the original documents after he faxed them. Anybody else believe that?