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Media: a "faux profession"

Kate at SDA hits the nail on the head:

Because journalism is no longer about delivering factual information about current events in appropriate context. It’s become a faux-profession increasingly populated by individuals who aspire to influence political outcomes and public policy – but who are too lazy (or too stupid) to earn that right by running for political office the old fashioned way.

I was thinking precisely that thought (though in less eloquent terms) just the other day. It increasingly appears as though the media isn’t just reporting the news in a biased way, but have taken it a step further and are engaging in political advocacy. What is particularily insidious about such conduct is the extent to which it involves an abuse of their constitutionally protected status (freedom of the press) as purveyors of information.

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3 Responses to Media: a "faux profession"

  • Media is a ‘faux’ profession no longer about delivering factual information about current events in appropriate context because of FAUX News. FAUX News is the scourge of journalism – it sells stupid. TV News is way too important for 1/2 hour shots in the evening — and way too important for FAUX News, too. FAUX News sells stupid to the happily stupid. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity and house liberal Colmes, Brit Hume, the FAUX fake journalist – the only one worth a damn is Chris Wallace and I’d say he’s skating on thin ice. Say what you will about MSNBC and CNN – but they are GENUINE news outlets, not the parody that is FAUX News.

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