So many words expended, so much hatred unleashed, so little said. In case anyone wonders, these kinds of media feeding frenzies were typical for Iron Curtain countries. Castro’s little rant on the subject (remarkably mild for a good socialist) illustrates the point.
The Internet, with the media opportunities it gave us, is truly a blessing, as John Nolte reports here. These New Media gained power and authority just at a time when the “Old Media” had lost all sense of decency.
I can add nothing useful to what Nolte says, but I want to return to an older topic, namely freedom of the Internet. The fight to keep the Internet and other media free of government intervention must continue, especially today when democracy is under attack throughout the world and when it is increasingly fashionable to rule by decree (typical example: Venezuela), a direction that Barack Obama is clearly taking as well.