America gets the media it deserves.
I guess it deserves sh*t right now.
I don't get the chance to watch a lot of CNN/Fox/MSNBC anymore, but what I do catch is frankly garbage. It's all about "the race" and not about the issues that matter. Unless there's a missing white girl, then even "the race" gets second billing. The last straw was the sickening and sad Democratic "debate" performance by Gibson and Stephanopoulos.
I've gotta figure there are a good number of intelligent, informed Americans who would appreciate a news channel that actually covered news. Or TV programming that wasn't total and absolute crap (reality TV, housing porn, etc).
I think blogs have taken off like they have, and newspapers and TV are dying, simply because Americans are looking for honest, quality information and debate. What's in blogs can find its way to TV and the MSM programming if someone in the biz is smart enough to make the jump.
America deserves better. And without the Fourth Estate on guard, as we've seen the past few years (Iraq, housing bubble) we're f*cked.