‘News itself rules the kingdom now’
: The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger notes the end of the anchor era:
For all the pious right-mindedness that gushed out of the three networks, Barbara Walters and Lesley Stahl never had a snowball’s chance of sitting in those anchor chairs, while now most of cable’s anchors seem to be women.
I was just thinking that. On cable news — especially on MSNBC — men are in the minority. For those keeping count… Dan also says:
This week, when grand images poured out of Lebanon of a million people massed against an occupier, it was reported by whichever cable anchor was on shift that hour. News itself rules the kingdom now, so there’s no longer much call for an Anchorman Chronicles. Goodnight, Peter. Goodnight, Tom. Goodnight, Dan.