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  • Dec 2nd, 2009 @ 9:29am

    Newspapers and funding investigative reporting

    For newspapers now to be complaining about losing their once excellent revenue streams and, hence, not being able to afford good investigative reporting should raise all our hackles. The New York Times and Washington Post once considered the paragons of investigative journalism, both failed abysmaly during the Bush administration, especially with the Iraq war fiasco. They had long since already gone over to a profit based ethos versus a truth in democracy ethos. The logical result of this view has led, to the abysmal likes of Fox "news" and Rush Limbaugh type radio and TV. Truth be damned, there is money to be made from the idiots listening to these idiots. If the Internet can partially succeed in correcting some of this bad behavior without being solely profit driven, it should not bother any of us to see the Posts and Times and Ruperts losing money and buried by digital media.