Not Exactly a Student of (Media) History

Daryn Kagan is leaving her post as CNN morning anchor. I'm waiting till you steady yourselves from the blow. But wait, there's more. Ms. Kagan, a one-time squeeze of radio's Mr. Limbaugh, isn't leaving CNN to jump to another network at a hefty whatever in salary. Instead, she's starting up her own website, supposedly without backers, to create a "community"--wish we had one of those in our neighborhood--that would share inspiring stories. Here's what she's discovered during her TWELVE years as a CNN anchor:

"I think there is a void in the straight news business now, (which is) lacking a certain spirituality," Kagan told The Associated Press on Thursday. "I think most people live in a space where they are looking for meaning in life and good in the world and that is not necessarily reflected in straight news coverage right now."

Oh, for the good old days, when William Randolph Hearst's papers, teeming with spirituality, helped people find meaning in life and good in the world. Right now? Daryn, that's never been the purpose of the news media. Did they trick you at Career Day? Did Ted Turner hypnotize you? Did it really take you twelve years to discover the sad truth about the news media? Please share the inspiring story of your moment of discovery on your website soonest. Thanks.