Online NewsHour: A Tribute to Robert MacNeil -- October 20, 1995:

ROBERT MacNEIL: And it's the strange idea that's come out of this medium, because it's become so much a captive of its tool--as its use as a sales tool that it's driven increasingly, I think, by a tyranny of the popular.

MacNeil is talking about television, obviously, but I do wonder, no, make that that I do not wonder, if the lesson could be applied to a number of new media that we're shaping today.