Media Woes

Here's a snippet from a piece I wrote over at Groundreport:

Many of the media houses instead of offering a reasoned analysis of economics or politics have adopted an ESPN style programming: Two pundits face off in the intellectual equivalent of Fight Club, and battle for ten or fifteen minutes. Viewers decide the winner, thumbs up or thumbs down, via text messages or by Twitter. Cable news programs have reduced the search for objective truth by following the advice of twits.

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