Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dishonor in Journalism

The Journolist controversy is exposing the nasty side of modern journalism. It's a journalism without honor. It's a journalism not concerned with communicating facts and truth but with how to help one party over another, one candidate over another.

Just hours after the announcement of Sarah Palin's pick as Republican VP candidate, before anyone knew much about her, journalists were plotting how to bring Sarah Palin down and negate the historicity and impact of her pick as the first woman Republican VP candidate and the second major party female VP candidate in US history.

A Gallup poll released today shows that newspapers and television news rank in the bottom half of major institutions in terms of public confidence. Which institutions inspire less confidence? Only banks, organized labor, big business, HMO's and Congress.

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