Tracey Ullman, of all people, perfectly catches the media dynamic of our age in (inevitably) HuffPo UK:

When King George V died, his time of death was withheld so that the The Times could break the news rather than the late monarch suffering the indignity of having the evening papers run the story. Can you imagine if a rogue chamber maid had blogged back then: “They’re telling porkies, he’s been cold for bleedin hours!”

Can you imagine that not happening now?