Also Not Worth the Paper They’re Printed On

Dan Rather proposes the media should not only be in the pocket of the Obama administration but should now be digging into the pockets of the American taxpayer.

As if the relationship between the Obama Administration and the news media weren’t cozy enough already, former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather is calling on President Obama to “make recommendations” for the media on how to survive the economic downturn.

The media outlets that are failing financially are failing to be relevant.

According to the story, Rather said “corporate and political influence” on newsrooms had damaged the industry and was cause for concern.

…and a government bailout from the government will have no strings attached, right Dan?

PS Since when did Dan Rather get his credibility back?

2 thoughts on “Also Not Worth the Paper They’re Printed On

  1. Does Dan know that MinnPost is always looking for a few good moonbat scribblers?

    And of course, it goes without saying that there’s always a check waiting for a guy like Dan at MiniSoros Independent.

  2. The media outlets that are failing financially are failing to be relevant.

    I’m not so sure about that. It’s more that they’re failing to adapt to new environmental conditions.

    It’s all technology’s fault. It’s gotten too cheap and too easy for information, news, and opinion to get out and businesses that were built by exploiting a monopoly position on distribution channels are getting slammed. These media incumbents have built immense physical plants and large workforces based on the assumption that they’re the only ones who can deliver and control information.

    The trouble is that technology is advancing and the cost of disseminating information is dropping radically, while the media outlets aren’t adapting well to having their monopoly systems bypassed.

    In short: Information now has near-zero cost of dissemination, and the Internet views costly monopoly channels as disruptions to be routed around.

    We can fix this. All we need to do is tax each byte that flies down our wires now so that paper can compete and the situation will be fixed.

    Of course, we’ll have ignore the fact that bytes get progressively cheaper each year and each piece of paper gets more expensive to deliver. We certainly can’t have a disruption in the status quo!

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