Personally I say its about freaking time. It's nice to be able to post some positive news for once, and I consider this positive news because the MSM is hopelessly corrupt and riddled with biases of all sorts; its long since past time it relinquished its "gatekeeper role" in crafting public perception because the track record over the past 50 years ain't exactly something to write home about.
And if anything its getting worse! MSM media consolidation has taken place to an extreme degree over the past twenty years or so. And with fewer, more powerful, more profit-oriented owners, the objectivity of news, such as it ever was, has fallen accordingly. Governments and other elite interests used to tremble before the "fourth estate," and there was a time when the media did good by exposing corruption and wrongdoing in the power structure. Now they just play along to the tunes of those who pay them as pipers. Not to mention the fact that the medium itself is obsolete. It is possible to process far more news, far faster, and in a more nuanced manner, using the Internet than it is with televison. Television news seems to pander to the worst: soundbites, emotion over reason, shouting matches, bluster. The Internet has all that too, to be sure, but its possible to soar above those clouds on the net. Not so with TV news, a much more linear experience that can assume a punishing hold on human consciousness.
Let it burn.
edit on 7/12/2012 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)