As national newspapers become increasingly unprofitable, it may be that their own[sic] value is as a source of prestigious-sounding propaganda in the service of the money-making branches of the conglomerates that own them.They're pretty much already there, at least here in Colorado. The Denver Post adds almost no value to the daily lives of the citizens of Denver, save for local politicos. But the Post is an excellent platform to advance the personal agendas of Jake Jabs, Dean Singleton and other pro-corporate interests. The editorial line of the Post is essentially incoherent unless you remember that it is always on the side of privatization, monied interests, and corporations. Always.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
What's the Purpose of Major American Dailies?