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When Hate of Capitalism Trumps "Journalistic Ethics"
zPatriot ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sergeant Greywar

Posted on 03/16/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT by greywar

Some professional journalists enjoy pooh pooh-ing the blogosphere because we lowly citizens simply don't have the required "layers and layers of fact checkers" that Real Journalists have to vett their articles though.

But what happens when a Real Journalist organization really really really wants something to be true? Well then those layers of fact checking can go by the wayside like they did with this "expose" of Big Greedy Capitalist Apple and Demon Western Materialism (the iPhone).

My favorite bit is where the author of the piece so desperately wants to paint Westerners as being so Greedy That Workers Must Be Bleed that he makes up a meeting with a factory worker who loses a hand making iPhones:

'He's never actually seen one on, this thing that took his hand. I turn it on, unlock the screen, and pass it to him. He takes it. The icons flare into view, and he strokes the screen with his ruined hand, and the icons slide back and forth. And he says something to Cathy, and Cathy says, "he says it's a kind of magic."'

(Excerpt) Read more at zpatriot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: apple; blogpimp; capitalism; china; foxconn; ipod; macintosh; media; mikedaisey
The breathless acceptance of this story without any back is pretty hilarious to me.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 1:36:38 PM PDT by greywar
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To: greywar

The title, taken alone, is the truth in spades!

We are cookin’ with gas when we tell it like it is and stop continuing to rub two sticks together with the GOP-E.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 1:44:41 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: greywar

What are journalistic ethics? I’ve never noticed anything such as that in my lifetime!


3 posted on 03/16/2012 1:52:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

They are like the Unicorn, you have to believe really hard to see them!


4 posted on 03/16/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT by greywar
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To: greywar
As far as “Journalistic Ethics” I hear that ‘off the record’ is like the Unicorn - it doesn't F’ing exist.
5 posted on 03/16/2012 2:01:38 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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Thanks greywar. domestic squabbles:
6 posted on 03/16/2012 2:39:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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