by Bill Fleming
I'm watching in awe as the networks scramble
to retrieve what little news they can out of Iran.
And I can't help but notice that the RCJ and other
local papers are doing approximately the same thing,
albeit for far less profound logistic reasons.
Has it now become the reporter's job to sit and
monitor Facebook, Twitter, and email and publish
for the masses what people who are paying attention
Seems like the girls and boys next door are writing
the news AND the editorials these days. For free.
How does the MSM compete with that?
A while back, I talked with the publisher
of the now defunct RCWeekly news.
I got the impression that he thinks maybe the
function of media is becoming more like a Google
type service... an index as to where to get the latest
most reliable info on ... well, whatever.
Is that what newsmen are becoming then?
Good indexers? Linker-uppers?
Say it ain't so.