Sounds like the news…
Sounds like the news media is becoming more activist. Well, more openly activist, at least.

Viewers told [Katie Couric] they want more perspective and “a better understanding of the ramifications of the news,” she says. “I got the distinct sense they want us to go a little bit deeper” with historical background and “how is this relevant to their lives. (And) we heard from many people the news is just too depressing. Obviously, we can’t sugar-coat what’s going on, but there are cases where we can be more solution-oriented.”

Does this mean that, since this is regarding a national news report rather a local one, that CBS News will start advocating foreign policy changes, for example? I mean, openly, of course. Ever since Vietnam, the media has certainly advocated certain public policy positions while hiding behind the fig leaf of objectivity. At least now it’ll be (hopefully) open about it.

Yeah. We’ll see.

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