Skip to comments.Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be
Posted on 01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us.
Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be.
I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.
(Excerpt) Read more at theintercept.com ...
It never was what it used to be.
‘Might not”? WTF?
Journalism, true journalism, died a decade plus ago.....
Once upon a time, cities would have at least two newspapers with very upfront names — “The Hartford Republican” and “The Hartford Democrat”.
The first newspaper would tell lies about the Democrats and would paper over anything that made Republicans look bad. And the other newspaper would tell lies about Republicans and protect the Democrats.
That wasn’t awful. Many people read both papers and tried to figure about what was really going on. Imperfect, to be sure, but not too bad.
But today the media just tells lies about the Republicans and much of the public swallows it all whole.
and many of us of a certain age recall, when Walter Cronkite, the alleged most trusted man in America at the time, came out against the Vietnam War. Supposedly Cronkite was so nonpartisan and even handed, but he was really very liberal, and sometimes it showed in his reporting.
Later, we learned that our side held back and defended against the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War in 1968. But our media, including Cronkite, reported it as a massive defeat. Which in turn helped turn public opinion against the war, based on false facts presented in the media.
Media bias certainly is nothing new.
As I like to say, “There is no more journalism. There is only opiniolism.
The article is a long read, but worth it. It talks first about the Bush Admin, then the Obama Admin, and from the standpoint of the Constitution, there’s not really a dime’s bit of difference.
It’s kabuki. I know this guy’s political bent, and it doesn’t matter. He even calls out the libs on how they handled the Plame thing. A reporter was forced to give up Libby, and both she and Libby went to jail.
The story this guy broke about Stellar Wind came out a decade before Snowden broke it. I think Snowden is a traitor, but I absolutely understand why he thought he needed to do it.
The irony here is that Snowden was going to go to the NYT, but it became clear they were playing along with both Admins. He just dumped it out on the internet.
Now the institutional media are all wondering why they don’t matter any more.
We need a free press. Government is still government, regardless of whether there is an R or D behind it. As we are too aware, R generally spells RINO.
It’s a long read, but the point here is that bias isn’t the issue.
Stellar Wind, how the libs handled the Plame case, and how institutional media played ball with first an R, then a very far left D Admin.
Regardless of playing with both bias, the outcome was identical, and antithetical to the interests of regular people living in the US that call themselves ‘citizen’, as if that meant anything legally anymore.
Thanks for posting this. It was a long read but well worth it.
When I was in the Government and people were about to do something stupid, having a last name that was the same as a muckraking reporter, I would say: I wonder what Uncle Jack would think about that? It always seemed to work, or maybe they just didnt tell me. ;-)
Yes, I know that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties.
I do not now remember the man’s name but he had quit the Nixon administration and started doing all business so that no money changed hands. He wound up being a welder/handyman.
He was the first to clue me in that there is no difference between the two parties.
Journalism, at least what few random acts of journalism that occur these days, are what they have always been.
I learned the difference between a journalist and a reporter from a black/white newspaper movie. Unfortunately I can't recall the title. I have a hunch that Clark Gable played a role.
What I do recall is an exchange between a seasoned reporter and a cub reporter. The cub reporter is asking what a new journalist title that he keeps hearing about is. The seasoned reporter explains that a reporter reports the news whilst the journalist stars in the news.
I believe it is unchanged.
BTW, I would appreciate it if anyone who knows the movie containing that scene would share the title.
:^) That must have kept them guessing. Clear out a morning water cooler crowd in a few seconds.
Walter Duranty and the New York Times were lying on behalf of the communist mass murderer Josef Stalin in the 1920s and 1930s.
There has not been a culture of honesty (”true” journalism) in Big Media at any time in your life.
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