Larry King: Social Media Wrecking Journalism, Pines for ‘Perhaps 4 Networks’ Just like the 60s

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Former CNN talk-show host Larry King appeared on the Dan Patrick sports-radio present final Friday. After a whole lot of discuss baseball and learn how to do interviews, Patrick closed out the section by asking about social media’s impact on journalism. King provided the usual liberal reply, full of nostalgia for the halcyon days of ultraliberal monopoly on community information, with ABC, CBS, NBC, and possibly PBS. (A bizarre reply from a CNN star, proper?) It got here at eight:35 on this video: 

DAN PATRICK: End this sentence: Due to the creation and recognition of social media, journalism has turn into — what?

LARRY KING: Worse. I believe we had been higher off with possibly 4 networks, 5 networks – that is on the information angle….I believe we had been higher with Huntley-Brinkley, Cronkite. I believe issues received coated higher. I believe investigative reporting was higher. We get the knowledge sooner, faster, however it doesn’t imply we get it higher. Nonetheless, this I’ve realized in my 83 years, you possibly can’t flip the clock again.

NBC’s Huntley-Brinkley Report ran from 1956 to 1970. Chet Huntley died in 1974. 

Earlier than that, Patrick requested if he might grant King one massive interview, who wouldn’t it be? King provided one other basic liberal reply: “My want was Fidel Castro, and he handed away.” So he mentioned now it could be German chief “Anna [Angela] Merkel.”

[HT: Steve Edwards]

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