Thursday, September 17, 2009

How Dare We Doubt the Mighty "Mainstream Media"?!

I just read this line in an article from TIME:

Either way, you may not be inclined to believe what we say about numbers, according to a recent poll that found record-low levels of public trust of the mainstream media.

Well, well, well. I could be mistaken, but it sounds like someone's a trifle miffed.

Terribly sorry, Mr. Mainstream-Media* Journalist-Man, but that's just the way it is.
Earn back our trust through trustworthy reporting!

*Note: There are proposals for a change in terminology from "mainstream media" to something else-- primarily to reflect the fact that the so-called mainstream media is no longer mainstream. (Hasn't been for many years, though it's getting worse of late.) It probably won't make much difference what we call them, but I agree that they don't deserve to be called "mainstream".