Signs Of The Times
Leading up the US Presidential election we see the internet slaying a bellwether: an influential newspaper has conceded its influence has been diluted to the point where it is no longer relevant. Of course, they've "spun" that in a positive direction (something one should always do in a dire situation)
The Pullitzer Prize Winning Chicago Sun-Times will no longer endorse candidates for elective office.
" Most good newspapers today attempt to appeal to the widest possible readership, including people of every political persuasion, by serving up the best and most unbiased news coverage possible. They want to inform you, not spin you.
With this in mind, the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board will approach election coverage in a new way. We will provide clear and accurate information about who the candidates are and where they stand on the issues most important to our city, our state and our country. We will post candidate questionnaires online. We will interview candidates in person and post the videos online. We will present side-by-side comparisons of the candidates’ views on the key issues. We will post assessments made by respected civic and professional groups, such as the Chicago Bar Association’s guide to judicial candidates.
What we will not do is endorse candidates."
The Internet's other major conquest, the US Postal Service, has just raised postage prices across the board. The agency is stubbornly hanging on for dear life, but don't be surprised if there is NO postal service (and NO Chicago Sun-Times) by 2020.