Ouroboros Media Death Spiral
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Ouroboros Media Death Spiral


At left, Gary Clement’s National Post cartoon from Friday. At right, a CBC TV crew spotted on Canwest death watch outside the Post‘s Don Mills HQ the same day.
It’s like a joke. Or maybe a parable. One media outlet characterized (fairly or unfairly) as left wing and one media outlet characterized (fairly or unfairly) as right wing walk into a recession. Ouch.
Or is it more like the scorpion and the frog: they can’t help it, it’s in their nature?
Either way, it reminds us of the fighter pilots bickering as they fall in “Bart’s Comet”:

Pilot 1: Iraqis again. Launching sidewinder missile.
[missile destroys the other plane]
Missed him. Launching second sidewinder missile.
[missile destroys his own plane]
Pilot 1: [parachuting] This is what happens when you cut money out of the military and put it into health care!
Pilot 2: [parachuting] It’s a good program! Just give it a chance, that’s all I ask.
[their parachutes fail; they crash to the ground]

Not that we should necessarily be ones to poke fun.