Sunday, September 12, 2004

The Post Piles On

Continuing the theme of the preceding post about Rather-gate, has this:
The End of 'Network News'

By Tom Rosenstiel
Sunday, September 12, 2004; Page B07

Regardless of who wins the election, the campaign of 2004 has already made history. For the first time, a cable news channel -- Fox -- attracted more viewers than a broadcast network when they were competing head to head, covering the Republican National Convention.

What happened this summer, and particularly last week, is likely to be recalled as the end of the era of network news. At the very least, mark this as the moment when the networks abdicated their authority with the American public....
Alleluia and amen!