It may be Woodward is looking down the road when ALL rap-port-ers and writers will be replaced by State run robotic type ‘readers’ sans opinions or inflections.
It's happening now. The left is ditching the print media for the Internet and oboma phones. All orders and propaganda will be fed directly to the base without the media getting in the way.
All the socialists/communist tyrants have done this. The useful idiots are always the first to be eliminated once the monsters get enough power to render them unnecessary.