Yariv Levin, in his election speech for the Speaker of the 25th Knesset (Knesset Channel)
It seems that the token has not yet fallen in the new companies that they may be the last gatekeeper, before he too is fired from his historic position.
The cynical alternative is that they understand very well, but believe that it is a lost battle, so it is worth cutting losses
There is no need here for the reason of plausibility, nor for sharp journalistic senses.
Those who watched last night's revolution speech - the question of the coup - constitutional by Minister of Justice Yariv Levin, could easily understand that this was an "event".
A speech aimed in advance at prime time, on the eve of a dramatic High Court debate on the future of cabinet member Aryeh Deri. Sorry for the cliché, but this is what history in the making looks like.
However, the editors of the editions - and probably also the managers in charge of the parent channels (Rainbow and Reshet) who usually know how to land items on the news editors - believed that this was not a particularly acute issue that required deepening.
There is no need, God forbid, for an "open studio" or a poignant discussion with the participation of experts that would include the extension of the edition or the postponement of the items.
After all, this is not an important issue like a special discussion following Haim Etgar's project about the "Tinder scammer" or the victims of the "imposters".
Let's remember, these are the same editors who used to break out once a week to the quirky press conferences that Netanyahu used to hold.
Astonishingly, only in the late hours and without the ratings could one hear the news reporters refer to this at length for the first time.
In fact, anyone watching prime-time TV channels without volume while making an omelette in the kitchen could easily bet that another dreary health insurance reform or gas price hike announcement might be on the news.
The reality is much bleaker: what was worthy of Messi or even Queen Elizabeth, was not seen as appropriate for this marginal issue, well, in a flash blitz to change the face of Israel.
Yonit Levy and Amit Segal (Photo: screenshot, Keshet 12)
Mixer with consciousness
The reality is much bleaker: what was worthy of Messi or even Queen Elizabeth, was not seen as appropriate for this marginal issue, well, a flash blitz to change the face of Israel
No need to talk loudly.
Here is what the lineup of the main editions included immediately after the announcement, plus two minutes of commentary in the studio, befitting a regime revolution: Keshet News featured an item about a new development for dogs;
Network news talks about a single mother who does not finish the month;
In the Kaan 11 news, who are worried these days about harming the broadcasting corporation, they chose to let Shaul Amsterdamski talk about an important and not talked about topic enough: artificial intelligence in the kitchen.
This is not a joke.
I repeat again: on the eve of the announcement of a regime revolution in Israel - which could easily reach their doorstep - the new companies chose to talk about artificial intelligence in the kitchen.
Because the most tangible danger in Israel 2023 is a mixer with consciousness.
The initial explanation for what happened last night in the studios is that even before fulfilling its role as gatekeeper, the mainstream media in Israel failed the most basic test - understanding the magnitude of the event.
But this is not just a technical glitch or a professional distraction, but the heart of the matter: it seems that the new companies have not yet received the signal that they may be the last gatekeeper, before he too is fired from his historic role.
The cynical alternative is that they understand very well, but believe that it is a lost battle, so it is worth cutting losses.
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Yariv Levin (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Communication that works for its own interests
The new companies are easy to understand.
Injured and disabled, after years of abuse, are enslaved to a bloody and aggressive market.
Now a constant threat is added in the form of a minister who, with a wave of his hand, can stop reforms that could improve their situation (such as regulatory laws on the international content giants) or harm them (such as the threat of closing the corporation or removing the obligation to advertise tenders in the written press).
All this, before omitting government advertising budgets or other decrees that would harm their financial situation.
We will also mention the effective mechanism that files wholesale complaints and lawsuits against the so-called "leftist journalist".
In short, it's no wonder that the result is a snarky media that works for its own interests, and not the public's.
As mentioned, it is easy to understand, but must not be completed.
And yet who is worth learning from?
Precisely from the new "Patriots" studio on Channel 14. That's where they actually understood the magnitude of the event.
Despite the overwhelming, predictable and automatic support for all of Levin's moves - they provided a more in-depth discussion than the competitors did.
Here, sometimes a position is also a professional advantage.