Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider. ... "I would close down the news bureaus of the networks and let's start all over, tabula rasa. The majors, NBCs, ABCs, they won't like this – just do something different, do something that gets people mad at you, that's what we're supposed to be doing," he says.Do SOMETHING different. Exactly. Same simple-minded prescription, because the people involved are still mindless chickenshits. Do SOMETHING different. If you want to write a story about X, don't write a story about X. If you want to spike a story about Y, write a story about Y. If you want to favor party D, favor party R. [We don't need if in that prescription, but I included it for parallelism.] If you want to favor a view held by both D and R, favor another view. Doesn't matter what the other view is. Pick anything. ALL views held by either D or R are absolutely false, invalid, genocidal, immoral and suicidal. ALL views NOT held by either D or R are absolutely true, valid and constructive. How to find a new editor? Pick a random human off the street, but not just any random human. Pick someone you instantly HATE HATE HATE, someone you would rather shoot than spend one millisecond with, someone who would motivate you to violate your HATRED of guns long enough to buy an AR-15, buy several tons of ammunition, and perforate him into red vapor rather than allowing him to exist in the same universe with you. When you find this person, don't liquefy him. Hire him as your editor, pay him ten times what you were paying your previous chickenshit, and obey him absolutely and precisely. After one minute of obeying this man, you will eviscerate yourself, which will free him to hire competent non-satanic journalists. It's very simple.
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