What’s wrong with media today
: If you want to know what’s wrong with old/big media, just watch TV news over a holiday weekend. It’s all so perfectly predictable that you could write it all before seeing it, any of you could. And we’re not just talking about dinky local stations; the Today Show is just as bad: Let’s go to the airport and have some poor if overpaid shmuck stand there and say the same stuff all over again about the busiest day for travel and how you should get there early and what the price of gas is and how many will die on the highways and how Sunday will be worse and….
When I worked on newspapers, I long wanted to declare just one day in which all stories would (a) not come from flacks and (b) not come from predictable formulas. Just one day.