Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Another One for the MSM Case History File

From Chaotic Synaptic Activity, a short report on a talk given by two newpaper folk who served in WWII, How Did WWII Affect Newspaper Editors?. Just another data point, but they both seem to have been activist, and they would have come to positions of influence in the 60's. I think we tend to overlook just how much the 60's were a product of the WWII/Depression generation. We were, after all, our parents' children and I think some of the trends associated with boomers, such as divorce, began with them.

1 comment:

Unknown said...


And how much of their generation was effected by the Populist movement?

Everything has its time. Remember Pa Ingalls of Little House?

He was in the Grange. Today the Grange is considered conservative, but in its time it was a part of the radical Populist movement.

Some people say today that one of the elements involved in gaining support from the media in WW2 was the inclusion of the Soviets.

After all the NYT was running interference for Uncle Joe back when he was starving Ukrainians.

FDR became president and reduced the number of people in the American Communist party just be creating soup lines.

People were hungry, scared and angry..and looking for help.

So yes, I would say the baby boomers were influenced by their parents.

But we went a lot further than they ever would have and I think a lot of my parents gneration looked at us in about 1969 and thought, My God what have we done?