Friday, December 18, 2009

Signs of the times

The Associated Press has closed its office in Jacksonville. Some in the Old Media are sad, seeing it as another example of the decline in the newspaper industry.
Actually, it might be a good sign.
AP long ago abandoned objective reporting. See this example from James Taranto.
Stories from AP probably will continue to be published in the local daily but since fewer and fewer people are reading that publication, the AP propaganda will have a diminishing effect.
Meanwhile, people can find all the news and opinion they could possibly want on the Web. What they need to do is learn how to tell the difference.

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