In the election episode tonight, a Washington Post print reporter is covering the Springfield political festivities, competing against a sea of journalists that includes John Stewart and online reporters from the likes of Slate.com.
Since I saw the scene literally a few minutes ago, I’m hoping I get these quotes dead-on; if not, here’s a very close facsimile:
Nelson (to the Washington Post reporter): Haha, your medium is dying.
Principal Skinner: Nelson, there’s being right and being nice.
Even The Simpsons is making fun of the old guard of media.
If that’s not reason enough to change, I hope the declining stock shares, tumbleweed infested newsrooms and a distrusting, stimulation hungry audience provide the news media with a much-needed catalyst.