Agenda Journalism Leads to Bad Policies

Lorie at PoliPundit continues with the subject of what we should have learned from Katrina. Here I posted about agenda journalism contributing to a decline of real meaningful discourse in our society. Lorie’s post provides a concrete example of this.

Agenda journalism isn’t just unfair, unethical or frustrating to those who want the whole story to be told. It has real consequences. Blinded by politics, the media reports what they want us to know, rather than what we need to know. We are left with an ignorant public, an inneffective representative democracy and ultimately bad policies.

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