Modern ‘journalism’ is a curse, and this post says it all, from the American angle, and we in Australia have experienced it recently, though most of us just don’t care. Read on…
Reblogged from Wolfessblog, with thanks.
The Death of the Fourth Estate
“Even if your mother says she loves you, check it out,” my professor preached. “Believe nothing you hear or read without verification.”
When I earned my journalism degree from the University of Florida, Mike Foley chiseled those two sentences in my brain.
Non-journalists are also beginning to question print and broadcast news. According to a recent Gallup survey, only 40 percent of Americans believe what they read in newspapers.
After scanning today’s tabloids, one only wonders why the percentage is that high.
In the ‘50s Walter Cronkite said that opinion journalism was as different from objective journalism as the Bible was from Playboy Magazine. Yet today, “broadcast journalists” such as Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others routinely assault their listeners with a more insidious outrage — affirmation journalism.
These hired guns tell listeners…
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