Wednesday, November 30, 2005

They Just Don't Get It, Do They?

The colossal arrogance of the newspaper editors in Hawaii, is that instead of telling Linda Lingle how to be governor, they should be asking her how to run a successful newspaper.

The only thing that gives newspapers any value at all is the perception that they are fair and unbiased sources of information -- and they have gone out of their way to destroy that perception, by trying to get over the most perceptive readers with more deception, manipulation, bias and impartiality -- thinking that the newspapers will die a slow death, just as it has the last thirty years, and by then, they'll be collecting fat pensions and it'll be somebody else's problem.

But there comes an inflection point at which one day, predictably soon, everybody realizes the newspaper hs no credibility, no integrity, and no one of honest ability, talent or insight . At that point, there is no further reason for being -- and everybody recognizes that.

Authenticity is their only hope -- and they're already asking, "How can we fake that?"


At November 30, 2005 7:59 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Of course in Hawaii, President Bush becomes the thinly-disguised surrogate target for these intrepid editors, strutting their power and superiority. (When they write under their own bylines and about their own lives, it's inevitably about the road rage incident they've just emerged from victoriously in their daily commute.)

The beauty of attacking and criticizing the President is that one can seem very fearless and safe in the knowledge that The President has more important things to do than read their vapid writings -- that are merely plagiarismss anyway of what he's read at the major dailies. So one can seem quite the master of the universe that one obviously isn't, in reality, locally, really.

At November 30, 2005 8:05 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

But they can get their jollies off -- pitting the Democrats against the Republicans, the kamainas against the malihinis, the unions against the public interest, the gullible against the knowledgeable, etc.

It's time to evolve to the next level -- or get out of the way.

At November 30, 2005 8:12 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

How could the newspapers fall so fast in esteem and respect?

They brought it upon themselves. The only thing that protected them was the good faith that they were fair and unbiased; once it became evident that they weren't, they became prime targets for the abuse and contempt they thought was their right alone to heap on others. What goes around, comes around.


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