Film at 11, doubts at 11:30
: Lost Remote, a fine TV industry blog, digs into the latest Pew study to find the percentage of adults who believe all or most of the reporting on:
34 CBS “60 Minutes”
31 ABC “20/20”
28 Dateline NBC
27 Local TV news
26 CBS News
26 PBS NewsHour
25 NBC News
24 ABC News
24 FOX News Channel*
They note that Fox is the highest rated cable news network.
Fox has taken on a new tagline lately: “Real Journalism, Fair and Balanced.”
“Real” journalism. Methinks they doth protest too much.
Four score and seven committees ago
: Mayor Bloomberg is right now announcing plans for ceremonies one year after 9/11.
It will start with a reading of the Gettysburg Address.
The Gettysburg Address?
How many people on a committee did it take to come up with that ridiculous compromise to saying something real.
The Gettysburg Address is about a nation at civil war, a nation that was not sure whether it could survive. That is not us. We are not in a civil war; we are united! We are not unsure about our fate; we know that we will and should survive.
This is what happens when leadership yields to the common-denominator will of committees.