What gives me new hope is the ubiquitous Internet and the decline of both broadcast media and print media. Sites such as this and other that aggregate actual news independently will have an impact.
You're right. And I've been thinking of that a lot of late.
If you dig out an old video of a Kennedy Press Conference(1) it was like one huge Love Fest. The 'journalists' would fawn all over him. Laughing, joking, asking really tough questions, like about Jackie's newest dress.
Utterly sickening and a sign of things to come, like Billy-Jeff's underwear -- Boxers, or Briefs Mr President. (gag).
(1) They'll pop up on the History Channel, 'H2', every now and then. And the Nat Geo Channel too.
“...since the fictitious Camelot Days of Kennedy.”
Ben Bradlee (then Washington Bureau chief for Newsweek) & JFK went to a pornographic movie while waiting for the results of the W Virginia primary. Can you imagine what would have happened if the voting public in 1960 knew that “King Arthur” went to porn flicks? Of course, his secret was safe until years after JFK’s death....
— “A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures” - buy it used, if you wish, so BB won’t get any royalties.