MoxNews: Olbermann, O'Reilly & The Death of Real NewsSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 11/15/2010 - 23:20
References this editorial from the Washington Post by Ted Koppel. Snip:
The commercial success of both Fox News and MSNBC is a source of nonpartisan sadness for me. While I can appreciate the financial logic of drowning television viewers in a flood of opinions designed to confirm their own biases, the trend is not good for the republic. It is, though, the natural outcome of a growing sense of national entitlement. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's oft-quoted observation that "everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts," seems almost quaint in an environment that flaunts opinions as though they were facts.