I don't either, AB. I suspect it will take a pretty healthy collapse before people start paying attention.
Meanwhile, Dems will have a hard time finding another race-playing Obama. Old Media will become older and less relevant. Internets become stronger. Standard of living worsens. Obie's young voters become discontent collecting freebies and realize they'll need a salary to support their dreams. We'll all be taxed to death and cursing Obamacare.
Things will look different in 18 months....and drastically different running up to 2016. I'm confident it will be a POS few months and years, but a mid-term sweep like 2010 is a pretty good bet. At that point we can begin the fix. Too bad, Mitt would have been a good start on the fix.
Old Media will become older and less relevant.
These people and this power center is NOT going away and has a tremendous grip on the part of the population that votes but has little day-to-day interest in politics.
They are EXPERT in propaganda and agitprop and control not just news-streams but also the vital entertainment industry, an ancillary of the the propaganda machine.
It’s just silly to say it’s going away. It’s never been more dominant. In fact, it has a significant slice of the population absolutely HYPNOTIZED.
Even there I'm not hopeful:
53 percent of Americans would blame GOP for failure to avert crippling fiscal cliff
Old Media will become older and less relevant. Internets become stronger.
Here I think you're wrong. They still have formidable power, and that more than anything cost us the election. We underestimated their strength, and overestimated our ability to overcome them through our New Media endeavors.
That's why I do believe that we need a new network like Fishtalk says, but it's not happening.
In any case, the media isn't going to just give up:
Networks Blame Congress, Not Obama, for Fiscal Cliff