MSNBC and Fox News is to journalism as Bernie Madoff is to investments – Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O’Reilly and the death of real news – Washington Post
This was a great story on the death of real news.

One quote from Koppel really stood out.

Beginning, perhaps, from the reasonable perspective that absolute objectivity is unattainable, Fox News and MSNBC no longer even attempt it. They show us the world not as it is, but as partisans (and loyal viewers) at either end of the political spectrum would like it to be. This is to journalism what Bernie Madoff was to investment: He told his customers what they wanted to hear, and by the time they learned the truth, their money was gone.

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