Art Buchwald was an American humorist best known for his column in The Washington Post. I remember seeing him in an interview where he said that he did not accept invitations to White House Dinners because he thought it might be an attempt to influence his reporting. Today News reporters can be seen in tuxs or gowns attending State dinners all the time! In that regard Broadcast News was a great movie about the beginning of the decline of responsible reporting in this country.

Reporters are now bigger than the stories they are reporting on. In fact as I write this the State of Connecticut has declared it news anchor Denise D’ascenzo day! Quite sure that both Art Buchwald and Walter Cronkite are looking down at what has become of news business and are shaking their heads in disgust!

And that is all I’m going to say about that!