On BBC World News America last night, contributing analyst Ted Koppel had a few choice words about the state of the news industry these days.
In response to a question from anchor Katty Kay about a new Pew Research survey — in which 64 percent of broadcast news executives believe the biz is heading in the wrong direction — Koppel said, “I think it’s even worse. I think it’s a disaster.”
“I think we’re living through the — I hope — the final stages of what I like to call the age of entitlement…We now feel entitled not to have the news that we need but the news that we want. We want to listen to news that comes from those who already sympathize with our particular point of view. We don’t want the facts any more.”