Unbelievable isn’t it?
Editor & Publisher: “Hit and Myth: Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11″.
The sad thing is, predictably, pundits and experts on both sides of the new media debate (something I have yet to understand) will inevitably point fingers.
Nick Carr: “The people formerly known as informed”.
Mathew Ingram: “News flash: Digg headlines not “real” news”.
Fact: Despite the information revolution, despite the advent of 24/7 cable news, despite the advent of 24/7 talk radio, despite the Internet, set aside the Web and participatory media for just a minute, it’s already been determined we’re no better informed about our world than in 1989.
So those who long for the good old days can point your fingers at bloggers all you want.
And those who say today far better than the past can point your fingers at ‘traditional’ media journalists all you want.
The failure is complete. It is across the board.
And it portends terrible things for our democracy and society as a whole.