Seth’s Blog: Who pays for the news media?

Seth’s Blog: Who pays for the news media?.

It’s easy to act as though the news media is something that is done to us. Some alien force, projected onto all of us, pushed out by them.

Of course, that’s not true. It’s something we buy, something we pay for.

We’re paying for superficial analyses, talking points, shouting heads, *****gate of the moment, herd journalism and silly local urgencies instead of important international trends. We’re paying for fast instead of good. We believe we’re paying for hard questions being asked, but we’re not getting what we’re paying for.

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