There is news. There is IMPORTANT news. Breaking news. News critical to the future of democracy. And the best news is that it's all being covered, at times brilliantly! It's just being covered by the newer media leaders.
John Nolte, one of the best and brightest writers I read regularly, has written a scathing article over on Breitbart.com, attacking and condemning the traditional media giants for their failure to investigate, research and often to even report on major news stories.
John is 100% correct! The old media, the folks we often call the "mainstream media," is a pathetic joke right now. Read John's article here: MAINSTREAM MEDIA FAIL TO BREAK EVEN ONE OF FOUR OBAMA SCANDALS The article is brilliant. And Breitbart.com is one of the real leaders in investigative news reporting today.
Yes, as a real Liberal (with a capital "L"), I'm praising Breitbart because they are doing the job that used to be done by the New York Times or The Washington Post. There are still Woodward's and Bernstein's working today, they just work for FOX NEWS, or one of the newspapers in the United Kingdom. If any work for The Washington Post, they are blinded by the light, frozen like a deer caught in the glare of the Obama Presidency.
Every real Liberal should be ashamed of the embarrassment that is NBC News. They should be appalled of the cowardice of The New York Times and saddened by the impotence of The Washington Post. I know I am.
I'd like to believe somewhere out there is a real editor who is just damned tired of being scooped by The Guardian all the way across the pond. I'd like to believe there is an editor giving his (or her) reporters absolute HELL over their failure to discover the IRS story, the Benghazi story, the AP story or the Verizon/NSA story. I'd like to believe that.
However, the truth is exactly as John Nolte states it in Breitbart:
During the Bush years, it was the New York Times, Washington Post and Sy Hersh breaking story after story after story about the White House. And yes, some of that reporting was--ahem --overreach, but at least Power knew it was being watched; our democracy was safe because an overzealous media is what you call a luxury problem.
Today, it is the complete opposite and the result is an administration run amok.
Get down on your knees and thank your Maker for conservative New Media, Roger Ailes, and for the few true liberals left in the media, like Glenn Greenwald--who works for the Brits.
If a Republican is elected in 2016, the old mainstream media will come back to life. After all the New York Times sent 16 reporters to Alaska to "investigate" Sarah Palin. I'll welcome the re-awakening. It just shouldn't be that way. Political Parties shouldn't make one damned bit of difference.
But until we get a Republican President, I'll give a big "Thank You" to the late Andrew Breitbart. His legacy is saving our Democracy.