Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Quite A Difference
This evening while scanning Google News I noticed two headlines "Art Linkletter dies at 97" and "What Will Idol Be Without Simon Cowell". I immediately thought how different today's TV personalities are. Mr. Linkletter was such a kind gentleman and today's hero, Simon Cowell, is the "big nasty" guy that "votes people off of the island". News used to be delivered by gentlemen like Cronkite and Brinkley, now we have people like O'Reilly and Olbermann screaming at us. News used to feel neutral and informative, but now it feels very biased and political. Giving someone "the last word" wasn't required back then. Will this new cycle bring back "the gentlemen" in us all?