The disgraceful record of the American news media is hard to fathom. But there is something so sinister about this that it is hard to really exaggerate just how wilfully misinformed the American public must be about everything to do with their government and society.
News broke Monday that Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was resigning that day. It was the latest development in the IRS political targeting scandal, in which Lerner was the centerpiece. Even so, a study by the conservative Media Research Center claims the news was entirely absent from network television (ABC, NBC and CBS) both Monday night and Tuesday morning:
Network news blackout on Lois Lerner retirement. [N]ot a single network bothered to report the stunning news that night or Tuesday morning that Lerner, as the Washington Times reported, ‘retired from the agency Monday morning after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to congressional staff.’
There you have it, everyone knows it but how do you fix it?