Skip to comments.The Plan for Government-Funded Socialist Media
Posted on 06/01/2009 1:33:59 PM PDT by AIM Freeper
Forty years ago Reed Irvine started Accuracy in Media because he understood that the media were trying to undermine the war effort in Vietnam. Later, he formed Accuracy in Academia, realizing that the seeds of the media problem rested in the colleges and universities.
Reed gave me my first job out of college, in 1978, after I had completed an internship at Stan Evans' National Journalism Center.
Back in the 1970s, I learned what journalism was all about when I studied from Curtis MacDougall's classic textbook, Interpretative Reporting. I understood then that a massive shift had taken place from objective news reporting to interpretative and advocacy journalism. Curtis MacDougall and his textbook trained several generations of journalists, and we are seeing the results
MacDougall taught at Northwestern University, where he was a journalism educator and political activist. He ran on the Communist-controlled Progressive Party ticket. His son, Kent, also a journalist, came out as a Marxist, after working at the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, and he then became a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Govt funded socialist meadia. Will anyone notice the difference in the coverage?
The only difference between the MSM and Pravda is that, unlike in the Soviet Union, it's voluntary.
No threats are necessary for 100% compliance with what the Democratic Party wants from the media.
If the NYT finds it necessary to go belly up, though, I have no doubt President Obortion would quickly add them to his "too big to fail" list and the taxpayers would be forced to keep them afloat as payback for their unwavering commitment to destruction of America as we've known it.
Yup, today’s journalism school professors do not suggest that news writers try to be objective or to include more than onoe point of view. I asked such a professor about this and he said that he believed that diversisty of opinion comes in when a newspaper chooses to bring on editorialists with different points of view. Today’s journalism students go into the profession “to change the world” into their own Marxist-indocrinated image of it. The news doesn’t look like news, but like editorial.
There was a recent edition of the Harvard Crimson (Harvard's newspaper) that explained most of the journalist graduates for 2008 and 2009 were not getting jobs in the MSM. One quote from a recent graduate referred to "political journalism" which I took to mean propaganda.
I wish something would happen.