Thursday, January 19, 2017

Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/01/readers-shouldnt-trust-staff-reporters.html

 Journalism — especially about important matters — is not a profession. It’s a calling.  Or else, if it’s not a calling, then it is public relations; it is propaganda, “PR” — done for the purpose of receiving pay, not really for the purpose of conveying truth. But propaganda isn’t journalism at all. It’s not merely fake ‘news’; it is fake ‘journalism’. Corporate-owned ‘news’ is that, but so too is government-owned ‘news’. That’s the problem: journalism, as it exists, isn’t what people think it is, and expect it to be. What is called “journalism” is actually now just a branch of the PR profession, and doesn’t deserve to be trusted more than that.


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