Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media, after decades of lying to the American people, are realizing what a price they have paid now that the lies stand exposed. The TV news networks lost another 700,000 viewers in the last year and almost daily we hear of another newspaper having to lay people off or shut its doors.

The corporate media likes to whine and blame the bloggers but the truth is the bloggers would never have come to the fore had not corporate media become the willing paid lackeys of the government, corporations, and of course Israel. But time and evolution has caught up with the media, and the old-style bought-and-paid-for propagandists are now feeling what the monks in their scriptorium felt when Gutenberg's printing press stared to reshape the flow of information through out society. They are on the verge of extinction.

Now, the media could save itself, easily, if it really wanted to. All they have to do is start telling the people the truth about what has been going on, and bloggers would go away. I for one would be perfectly happy to shut down WRH and spend the remainder of my life chasing Claire around the house if I felt the media could be trusted to be truthful. But, the media will never do that. They cannot tell the truth now without admitting that they lied before. It is the classic rock and hard place scenario.

So the corporate media has turned to the governments they so ably served in the past and demanded financial support. They want their own taxpayer funded bailout. If the public will not volunteer to support the propagandists then by golly they will have the government force the public to support the propagandists!

The sheer cost aside, the problem with a bailout is that government will now move into total control of the media. What was once covert will now be overt and the corporate media will be irrelevant and irrevocably lost. More to the point, all the bailouts in the world will not restore the public trust in the corporate media. Quite the contrary, it will be the final nail on the coffin of the TV news and newspapers.

Seen any scriptoriums lately?