The evolution of political news on television, in print and on the Internet has a certain back-to-the-future feel. As the American Revolution approached in the 18th century, wrote William David Sloan and Julie Hedgepeth Williams in the book “The Early American Press, 1690-1783,” journalists “were expected to be partisan — intensely partisan."Here we go again.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Do you remember that on Thursday of last week I wrote that polarization of journalism was nothing new? Here is John Harwood, of The New York Times, saying the same thing: