Clay over at NOLA-dishu is linking some of the new media coverage of the Garland Robinette payola scandal. Each post lends greater insight into the thinking of the peeps on the state of the media in metro New Orleans. I’ll chime in and say I agree that Bob Delgorno really stinks so I tune to MPB or slip in a CD when I’m behind the windshield.
The TeeVee is where I depart from Dambala. Yeah there is competition but each station is sold out in one way shape or fashion. And while I like reporters like Lee Zurik I wonder what would happen if he pissed in the Cheerios of one of Tom Benson’s cronies. Val Bracy isn’t gone for nothing folks. At WDSU Amy Sneed staffs the assignment desk. Have they done anything on Sis’s hubby Fred Heebe? And at WWL you have the Toolman that is completely dicked into the Aaron Broussard social/business network. And speaking of Zurik will he ever do anything harder hitting than highlighting a few political hacks misusing credit cards in the JP VFD? The contrast with the person he effectively replaced is striking that way folks.
We’re all subject to cognitive bias and the media including the new media does not have an exemption. Bernie Goldberg does a good job explaining how it works in his book Bias though I hope by now everyone is smart enough to understand the concepts cut across the entire media, not just the so-called liberal media. In a way Robinette is just the tip of a much larger iceberg folks.