Friday, March 05, 2010

The Death of Journalism . . .

This is why I have scant trust in this country's mainstream media to truthfully and objectively tell me what's happening in the world and is also why they are no longer this inquiring mind's primary source of news and views.

Glenn Greenwald
agrees with me:

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke volumes today about himself and his "news network." First, on Twitter earlier today, he excitedly promoted his upcoming story about what he called the "intense debate about Obama Justice Dept bringing in lawyers who previously represented Gitmo detainees." On March, 9, 1954, Edward R. Murrow famously devoted his entire broadcast to vehemently condemning Joseph McCarthy's witch hunts, declaring: "This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent." By contrast, Wolf Blitzer -- receipient of an Edward R. Murrow award -- sees such smear campaigns as nothing more than an "intense debate" to neutrally explore and excitingly promote.

If pure unadulterated journalism isn't dead in America, it's most certainly on life support. And you can thank the Wolf Blitzers of the world for it.


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