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.