You may have noticed that my blog entries tend to be short. Time constraints prevent me from fully developing and/or expressing my ideas...but hey, if you're reading this blog you're smart, you'll figure it out. This is another one of my half-baked notions that I don't have time to let rise.
Global convergence is partially, possibly mostly responsible for many of the problems in getting intelligent and balanced media coverage of an issue. Too many media outlets are controlled by too few masters. The day of the headstrong editor controlling the beliefs of a publication and directing the staff has disappeared. Jonah J. Jameson has become a myth. The press (including tv, radio and web reports) are so busy feeding the monster that is public appetite, true journalism has all but disappeared. Infotainment is the dumbing down of journalism to the lowest common denominator (why else do people know more about moronic celebrities than about their governments), and is partially responsible (along with the "no child must fail" garbage that schools are shovelling) for the reduced intelligence level of the average citizen.