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A slightly oldish though not too much, but still relevant piece on the “fall” of American journalism, which states how the decline began over 20 years ago because the media missed out on the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union. The worst example of media culpability and ignorance has to be the virtual “cheerleading” when George W. Bush led the U.S. in invading Iraq in 2003 on false premises. Yet I strongly feel that the sheer amount of free news and other kinds of writing available online is still the main reason for the stunning decline in print journalism these couple of years. Still it’s not hard to agree that when it comes to the U.S. (and other countries’) mainstream media, ignoring the really important stories for the superficial and scandalous has become quite common.

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