I wrote this piece in 2012, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. I re-post it now, because it equally applies to the Orlando shooting. No, I’m not talking about the flicker of the television picture. I’m talking about an on-off switch that controls information conveyed to the television audience. . . .
The media anchors are absorbing, arranging, and broadcasting details given to them by the police investigators. The anchors are PR people for the cops. This has nothing to do with journalism. Nothing.
ROBERT STEELE: My personal Holy Grail is the integration of education, intelligence, media, and research into one thriving brain that is always on, does global coverage, and can never tell a lie. What we have today across the eight information tribes is a travesty — a lack of intelligence and integrity so deep and so broad it is utterly brilliant in its conception and execution by the 1%.