The Corner

The Lights Are On, But Nobody’s On the Premises

I’ve written twice today about the woeful state of American newspapering, so we might as well round out the weekend with one more. From the Washington Post:

Obama is wrong. Traditional journalism isn’t dead.

By Danny Hayes

So what’s it about? Apparently something Obama said to Amazon last week:

Hayes looks at President Obama’s assertion that traditional journalism is dead, and finds it wanting.

It’s a bit of a snoozeroo, so don’t bother ploughing through Professor Hayes’s leaden prose, but instead scroll down to the foot-of-the-page correction:

Correction: This post originally stated that Obama said “traditional journalism is dead” in his interview with Amazon. That was incorrect.


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