bartholomew commented on Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last timeTime magazine explicitly declared that the whole magazine was dominated by a point of view--similar to Fox News and MSNBC. Some may have thought that Newsweek intended to be and succeeded in being objective--similar to CNN. A comparative study some years ago concluded that Time was much more objective and Newsweek was much more slanted. Not all agree that being slanted is bad. Some years ago, Atlantic Monthly did a front cover story showing that at one time newspapers were all slated. Then some of the powerhouses took over newspaper coverage by driving out other newspapers; the powerhouses used the argument that they were objective; often they were not. The author called for a return to admitted slanted or ideological newspapers. Maybe the blogs and social networks have attained the same purpose. Certainly MSNBC and Fox News carried out that proposal. And CNN hasn't quite figured out what to do.
Posted on December 24th, 2012 7:54am