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The New York Times made a quiet disclosure recently that speaks loudly about the state of news media today
Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello. Turns out it was Ed, a casual acquaintance, whose wave I hadn’t acknowledged because I couldn’t see him through the tinted glass.
Two or three times a year, falling trees knock out power at my home, in a heavily wooded section of Central California. When outages stretch over several days’ food in our refrigerator goes bad, cell phones run down, and flashlight batteries fail. Sometimes roads are impassible and my wife and I are stuck in our chilly, candlelit house.
The New York Times provided lessons in both journalism and television Sunday night, by way of bad examples.