by Dan Ward
From the “out of the mouths of babes” department:
As I was reading the newspaper this morning, my 7-year-old surprised me with, “Dad, I know that everything in the newspaper is true. That’s because it’s the news.”
When I see the rapid change underway in the media –the defections of seasoned journalists, the TMZ-ification of online news sites, the blogs where reporters are encouraged to voice opinions – I can only hope that my daughter’s wide-eyed innocence will be met with an earnest commitment by the media to ensure her statement remains correct.