The End of Influence
It used to be that the main sources of credible and allegedly reliable political information came from the major big city newspapers, the three major TV networks, the two major news magazines and, more recently, the two competing cable channels
CNN and Fox. I do not wish to denigrate newspapers and television in other markets throughout the country, but most people will acknowledge that the lion's share of influence came from the sources I have cited.
By far the movers and shakers of the political world pored over the
New York Times and the
Washington Post as the bibles of the wise world view, the quintessential oxygen of the zeitgeist.
The mighty Washington Post had the power to bring down Presidents, and the newspaper of record, the old grey lady, the
New York Times was the major news source with the clout to seed every important major media in America and, arguably, the planet.
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