As Yosemite Sam would say, "Them's fightin' words!"
While I couldn't agree more with Carolyn's assessment of the state of journalism today, blaming Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh or any of the plethora of broadcast bigmouths for this demise is, at best, misplaced.
"Responsible journalism"? "Fair and balanced"?... It is the very irresponsibility, unfairness and imbalance in print journalism that has spawned today's crass ravings from the right and left in the first place.
O'Reilly to blame? Hardly. He's just one more aftereffect of "journalism gone wild".
No matter how you want to look at it, we know which came first.