Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:50am
[SOURCE: Wall Street Journal, AUTHOR: Daniel Henninger]
[Commentary] This summer a debate rages in Britain about the role of media. There, the media is anxious about the public's trust: Can you believe what you see on television, does television treat people fairly, is it healthy for society? Fascinating and worthwhile questions to be sure, insofar as most opinion polls of how much the American public "trusts" the press, TV news or even Congress have put their approval ratings in Lindsay Lohanland. But for the media ponderers there's a more troubling issue than the restoration of trust. It's the possibility that too many people now simply don't much care about the major media anymore. Big media and big politics are all flying through an electronic meteor shower just now, and not all will survive. But, like "Star Wars," it'll be fun to watch the carnage.
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