Journalism Today: From Bad To Worse

April 23, 2013

There are times when you truly have to ask yourself about the state of so-called journalism.  It's bad enough when the once venerable Sunday New York Times "Magazine Section's" featured article is about the clash of not-ready-for-prime-time titans Ann Curry and Matt Lauer. Then there is the ongoing degradation of too many once reputable print newspapers and magazines, as their online digital editions swell with the swill of stories about Lindsay Lohan (in a candid bikini pic) as she dishes about the Five Top Errors on resumes amid a pictorial display of the Ten Most Hot beach spots for the Under-30 Underemployed.  

Sadly, journalism continues to spiral downward. At best, much of what passes for today's news reporting is breathless but brainless, as Jon Stewart so flawlessly demonstrates: