I laughed long and hard at this epitaph of the Village:
By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it.
By the next presidential cycle most of these people will be gone. They’ll have moved on to academia or think tanks or Democratic senate campaigns, or wherever aging hacks go when their union contracts finally, inevitably get voided. They’ll be replaced by a vibrant digital marketplace filled with hungry young reporters who care more about breaking stories than maintaining access to some politician or regulator.
All of this was probably inevitable, but it came faster than expected. Through their dishonesty the legacy media hastened their own end. Their moral authority has evaporated. So has their business model. Wave them goodbye on the way out.
Drudgebart clowns predicting that only the Drudgebart clowns will remain by 2016. “Hungry” young assholes penning slag stories in all caps on anyone to the left of Paul Ryan versus the Village Idiots begging for their own demise by repeating the propaganda, and then wondering why their customers have vanished. I’m not sure who’s being Darwined out faster. I’m rooting for both of them.