The good guys are still winning
Greetings from the Ridge.
No, I’m not a media basher. I don’t subscribe to the Trumped-up theory that if the news is bad or if you’re asked a tough question you blame the reporter who asked it. Such was the practice of Aztec generals and fascist dictators, but until recently I thought we’d grown out of the kill-the-messenger mentality. However, it’s getting harder and harder to find an objective news source, a media outlet without a well-funded ax to grind. Even worse is the hyperbole inflamed as one network tries to out-shout the next in an attempt to get our attention and thus advertising dollars. That’s why in times like these I take comfort in Walter Cronkite’s words: “If all the news seems bad, then that’s good. ‘News’ should be the unusual, and as long as bad things are the exception then we’re okay.”
In other words, according to Uncle Walter, the good guys are still winning.