We live in a new age.
Often when someone says those words, they are ranting or exaggerating. I am doing neither. For the first time, a citizen with a common appliance, a desktop computer, can read material from every part of the earth. We can watch their videos, read about their politics and communicate with the citizens through writing and commentary. Directly. No governments between us. No media filter.
There will be enormous changes coming from this, but it is going to take a while. It took a long time for television to change the political landscape to what it is today, this will be faster.
Here we have an obviously skilled and intelligent writer from Pakistan discussing the intellectual bankruptcy of the media. His complaints while illustrated by news examples from Pakistan are not different in kind from those in this country.
What we will find talking and listening to people from all over this planet is that we are brothers and sisters. We share many of the same concerns.
And we all have accomplishments to be proud of and problems to be solved.
Read the article. I assure you will find the author’s examples to be fascinating even though they take place on the far side of the globe.