Jim Lehrer’s Theory: “The Day Of Straight News Reporting Is Returning”

By Brian 

I’m borrowing this “quote of the day” from Shoptalk. It comes from today’s Denver Post, and from the mouth of PBS host Jim Lehrer:

  “I think what’s happened is, as readership and ratings dropped, some of the folks thought, ‘Ohmygod! We’ve got to do something about the news! Make it more entertaining.’ One starts shouting and another starts shouting.

I have a simple theory. The fact of the matter is that the day of straight news reporting is returning. All these people who are shouting and screaming about the news have to have news to begin with. There is always a news story.”