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Re: Another Icon Gone

Postby knapplc » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:19 am

Art Vandelay wrote:I think it has less to do with that, and more to do with the fact that a 92-year-old dying isn't exactly "news." His death has been expected for some time. Plus he died at the absolute worst time in the news cycle if you're looking for a lot of coverage.

It's possible I'm letting my personal beef with modern media bias my analysis of the situation, but I doubt it. I'm sure I'm being completely agenda-free and rational here. Really. O:-)

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Re: Another Icon Gone

Postby JTWood » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:25 am

I'm not just said that he's dead. I loathe that a probable child molester gets a $2M concert commemorating his death, while Kronkite's passing will almost assuredly be forgot by the major media by... yesterday.

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Re: Another Icon Gone

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:04 pm

Metroid wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I think it has less to do with that, and more to do with the fact that a 92-year-old dying isn't exactly "news." His death has been expected for some time. Plus he died at the absolute worst time in the news cycle if you're looking for a lot of coverage.

Also being 92 most of the people of his generation who knew him well are already gone. I mean I'm 33 and can say I knew who he was but it's not like I grew up watching him on the tube. There should have been more coverage but I'm not really surprised there wasn't.

It definitly doesn't help that a large percentage of today's news audience, though they probably know who he is, aren't familiar with his work or just how much of an impact he had on broadcast journalism.
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