Last week was the 40th anniversary of Watergate and the media have taken a look back at the state of investigative journalism; they’re not happy with what they’ve found. They’re shocked, shocked that investigative journalism has gone the way of the 8 track player! Sure, there are a handful of little-known sources they’ve found, but they’re the exception, not the rule. “We need investigative journalism!” they cry from their Ivory Towers!
Let me ask you big-time mainstream vintage media advocates of investigative journalism a simple question. Have you looked in the mirror lately? As much as you whine about the lack of investigative journalism, you fail to see the reason for its alleged decline is, well, you.