Journalists are like the brat in this viral video who will eat an onion, insisting that it is an apple. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORdkyI43IRE?rel=0]
She is suffering, but no way is she going to admit the obvious.
That's the state of journalism.
They are antiquated, reactionary, primitive, corrupted, and kaput.
So when you have a dead profession tainted by denial and narcissism, they will scream that everything is wonderful.
It isn't a golden age, and we are well beyond a crisis.
When you have journalists parroting press releases, you know the profession isn't an authentic one, and when you are mandated with chronicling reality, not being authentic is a very bad thing.
But journalists cannot help themselves, always spinning what they do as such a wonderful and selfless thing.
The Chicago Sun-Times chirping that their rivals Chicago Tribune's drive to unionize is all about "doing great journalism" is laughable.
It is about saving their jobs, not realizing unionizing in a dead profession won't do the trick.
Journalists will put up with the stench of their profession's needless death rather than admit the obvious.
It is time for a change.
And the time is now...