The Journal‘s Us and Them
Did you happen to catch this front-page story in last Sunday’s Providence Journal?
On Friday, three former governors and several professors of communications and political science offered varying opinions about whether Chafee had made the right decision, as well as some historical perspective on discourse — civil and otherwise — in American democracy.
Not a single quote from anybody associated with talk radio, whether as an on-air personality or executive… or even a supporter or listener to the medium. Simply by its presentation, the article makes clear that those who work in that particular medium, and perhaps their audience, aren’t really part of the Rhode Island community, but an external “them” to be dissected by academics and handled by politicians.