... Based on the historical record, what the American people want [reporters] to do is to go out and alternatively tweak and praise local power structures via proudly and openly biased articles that make no secret of their own opinions, and that offer no pretense to an objectivity that never really existed anyway. In short the American people want ‘honest’ yellow journalism for their day-to-day news. Read the rest.
"And we can stop requiring specialized college training for journalists any day now. From what I can see, it’s pretty much wasted on them anyway."
UPDATE: Jimmie Bise discusses how local television stations and city newspapers first dropped the ball on "honest" yellow journalism.