I remembered hearing the interview on Freshair when Terry interviewed Journalist Eric Alterman, the author of the book What Liberal Media? The Truth about Bias and the News. The interview itself was informative and entertaining, but the title of the book left a far stronger impression in my mind.
I finished watching season four of Sex and the City yesterday. The fact that they made Miranda to have her baby is a true testimony to Eric Alterman’s theory, the Conservatives have taken over the mass media. Or shall we say the current administration has exerted its power to the heart of the supposedly Democratic dominated New York City?
An in-demand young partner at a law firm, with a strong personality, fiercely independent and witty single woman, with all that in her hand, the producer wants me to believe that Miranda would give all that up because she is worried about her ovary would give up someday when she is ready for a family! Hello?! Anybody home? It simply doesn’t add up. Now come to think of it, when is the last time we have been allowed to see any main character goes for an abortion on main stream media? Friends? E.R.? Murphey Brown? No one has had a baby in Ally McBeal yet, has it or maybe i just missed it?
On the surfing front:
Due to the Jayson Blair scandal, New York Times’ executive editor, Howel Raines, and Gerald M. Boyd, the paper’s managing editor both resigned last week. Here is a profile ran by The New Yorker last June: The Howell Doctrine: It is a short biography of Raines, his career in the news paper world, his management style at New York Times. In between, we are also offered glimpse of the inner working of New York Times newsroom and the empire itself. The relationships among its editors and its owner/publisher. Informative and interesting read.