Hey, since I am no longer with the MSM, I don’t have to listen to your whining, bitching and moaning about us.
So it is that I don’t have to be diplomatic, and can now answer your feeble complaints with the full disdain that characterizes the finest traditions of the MSM.
Such as when our valued friend Kathryn brought our attention (see how easily I slip back into the royal, editorial first-person plural?) to this article, headlined “Journalism monopoly was also a market failure,” and particularly this passage:
“If your neighborhood or community or issue didn’t interest the newspaper, it might as well have been banned from the community agenda. And if you had something to say, and wanted the community to hear or read it, your options were to pray you could get a letter to the editor published, or an even-rarer Op-Ed piece, or put out fliers around town. “
Added Kathryn, who passionately cares about Columbia and is always getting involved up to her elbows in the nitty-gritty of community issues, “I found this to be true, far too often…”
Oh, yeah? Well, now hear this: