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actor212

Lance, let's not forget that the most IMMEDIATE medium for FDR was the radio, followed by the press.

No one had to live in a 24 hour news cycle. News cycles could be measured on a calendar. It's far easier to co-opt a press corps when you have their deadline-balls in your hands.

Now, if a reporter misses deadline, he can just pop the story up on the web, it gets picked up by MSNBC or CNN, and next thing you know, he's created the story off-cycle.

This is precisely why, I think, Bush was forced (and Obama seems to be following in his footsteps) to clamp down on media access to the Oval.

R

I think this depends on how one defines "journalism." If you're taking about the profession and industry that developed in the second half of the 1800s, sure. But what about colonial-era newspapers?

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