I join Peter Gadiel in celebrating some creative destruction–the demise of the newspaper industry.
Writes Gadiel on VDARE.Com:
“American newspapers are dying. Let us celebrate, since in their extinction lies the only hope for journalism.” …
“Newspapers were largely owned, edited and to a considerable degree staffed by people who actually were from the town about which they wrote. Thus, when you got the Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, The Indianapolis Star or the Florence (Ala.) Times-Daily it was a pretty sure thing that when you read an editorial, the news pages, the women’s page—whatever—you were reading something written or at least edited by someone who had roots in that city.”
“Not so today. The people writing the editorial in the Hendersonville (N.C.) Times News or “reporting” about events in the Asbury Park Press are corporate gypsies who come from someplace else via some school of journalism located somewhere else. They are all waiting to move to a bigger paper in a bigger city on the way up to starting the trip all over again back down in the small towns as assistant editor.”
“What’s worse, the gypsies who staff those papers are hired by people who are answerable to the likes of ‘Pinch’ Sulzberger of the NY Times…”