The National Interest has an article that pretty much rehashes what I have been saying here long before the idea popped into their heads: that journalism is no longer a thing.
Neither Bob Woodward's book (Trump really doesn't have anything to fear from it, USA Today as we learn nothing new from 2016) nor the New York Times' amateurish "anonymous" op-ed piece/lazy teenaged temper tantrum (if you don't know who wrote it, you are a lousy news producer) is killing Donald Trump. They didn't manage in 2016 when they proved to have lost their grip on power, and doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome is just plain nuts.
But apparently this obvious fact just dawned on The National Interest now:
They have largely succeeded in this goal, but in so doing, failed again to learn the lesson that was so easy to conclude from the 2016 election and Trump’s steady popularity levels since then. That lesson is that the media and the commentariat no longer determine public opinion.
No matter how many outraged opinion pieces or news articles (but I repeat myself) the New York Times produces, no matter how many smarter-than-thou analysts with non-prescription eyeglasses mope about sadly on CNN, no matter how many Obama fan boys and girls left in the White House press corps shriek at the president whenever in earshot, it just doesn’t matter anymore.
No kidding. I wrote the book on that.
And another replay:
And while the New York Times op-ed was a nice try by the media, they must on some level, deep down, grasp the new reality: no one hears their screams.
No one hears the screams of a ghost. Journalism is dead. We need an alternative.
Let's try to keep up with the program, and stop being distracted by the zombie horde who still call themselves the press...