Monday, October 15, 2007

Radioland

Rachel Sklar calls the Kurtz vs. Kurtz debate on Reliable Sources "goofily endearing" but also inviting "sneers from the sneering class." The heck with the elite media! Ordinary Americans liked it.
Well, the radio callers of America are getting their shot at me. Many know what they think about the media and don't want to be confused by the facts. One caller this morning said of course Dan Rather was right about George Bush and all this criticism was disgraceful. Another said that she will never watch CBS News again because of Dan Rather. (Memo to caller: He's gone. They gave his office to a woman named Katie.) I enjoy radio because you have time to make your arguments (two HOURLONG sessions today, with Diane Rehm and Michael Medved), but when the open the phones, you're never quite sure what you're going to get.
Tucker Carlson made an interesting point when I was on his show today. Do people want straight news, as represented by decades of network tradition (not that it's always pulled off with equal balance), or these days do they prefer news that reinforces their point of view (as in Rush listeners vs. Air America listeners). I grapple with that very point in REALITY SHOW.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody's reading this tripe.

Anonymous said...

Ordinary Americans everywhere aren't talking about your stupid book.

THAT is one fact I'm sure you won't let yourself get confused by.

AmySue23 said...

Ordinary Americans think that you helped sell us a War based on Bush Administration propaganda. When are you going to write a book about the Media's failure in the lead up to the war?

Until you do so, Ordinary Americans think you are part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

The world is not binary. The world is not reading our book. Could you write that book about your complicity in the media's failure to cover the causes of the war we are in? You rail about the "elite media" and yet you are paid to say these uninformed, unsourced things by the Washington Post and Time-Warner. Cognitive dissonance makes a supposed "critic" look foolish.

Anonymous said...

When Michael Medved is your intellectual superior...