i called FTD and had a dozen black roses sent to Ed Murrow's grave. Journalism is dead. It's bad when you can't read an article about a movie's release without getting fluff and filler that doesn't contribute to the story. i know entertainment reporting isn't hard news like world events, but it is still the same format- the reporting of who, what, when, where, how and why- and maybe add a few pictures. but even with hard n news, there's the addition of analysis or stale snarky remarks that don't accomplish anything more than stroking the "journalist's" tender ego. i don't want analysis in a straight story. Analysis=brainwashing. in other words, what a person explains to you is their idea of it being good or bad and thus it's biased to convince you. but the fact remains that your steady source of news is usually the one that most parallels your own leanings, so the analysis there is just reaffirming what you already believe. (really, you don't go to church to hear the opposing views (the pro's) on sin, right?) i guess journalism was on life support when Campbell Brown called it quits because she saw that no one was watching her just report the facts and leaving the debates up to Cooper, Maddow, Beck, et al. but to read pun laden reports and desperate attempts to create decade defining catchphrases (watergate, whitewater, trial of the century, etc) makes me think the information age is over and done. i guess when i am 80 and see obituary columns written in a style used by either the laid off staff of E! or The Soup, i will pray for dyslexia. Oh, i will end this on a positive note. I watched the news on BBC America for the past few nights. i am quite impressed by their coverage of the BP fiasco. it was pretty straightforward in a refreshing way. anyone else here wish for the old style of news reporting?