Secure in their profits, the Globe and other newspapers underestimated the impact of the Web
More whining by the corporate media.
And again, they portray their decline as a victim of the "whiz bang" web technology and avoid the real issue.
The corporate media is in decline because the public knows that when the US Government lied to us all about Saddam's "Nookular" bombs, the corporate media stood right besides the liars and helped them do it.
The corporate media, like the US Government, has lost the trust of the people, and it is not likely to come back any time soon. Trust takes decades to build, and is lost in an instant.
Look at the USSR for an example. When it became obvious that the government was lying to the people and Pravda and Isvestia were helping them do it, Russians set up a network of FAX machines called the Samizdat, to spread the truth about what was going on on the country. I suppose the Soviet media tried to ban FAX machines the way US Corporate media is trying to ban the internet, but the end result is pretty much the same. Once the people know they are being lied to, you cannot control them any longer and the USSR is gone.
The same fate clearly is in store for the US Government.
And here is the final irony. Had the corporate media actually performed their traditional role of exposing government wrongdoing all along, we would not be in this situation. Look at all the times when the corporate media chose to side with the cover-ups, Vince Foster, JFK Jr. Mena, Saddam's 'nookular' bombs, etc. At any one of those points the media could have done their job, exposed the guilty, caused a scandal, and prevented everything that has happened to the nation in these last few years.
The corporate media could have saved this nation. And they chose not to. For that reason alone they should be driven out of business.
And they dare call us bloggers the traitors!