Thursday, October 27, 2005


In the world of journalism, integrity and ethics are your calling cards. At least, they are supposed to be. There was a time when folks new they would get a fair shake from a story because the journalist was going to try and be as unbiased about the event as possible.

This post from Dean's World relates just how far journalistic integrity has fallen. It seems that more and more, a journalist doesn't enter a situation to tell the story as it happens, but rather finds information to support preconceived notions that he already has.

It's sad state of affairs. People, I believe, tend to read things that enforce their beliefs. The News isn't supposed to do this. It's supposed to report events and avoid supposition. I beginning to wonder what is happening first, the polarization of the populace or the polarization of the media?

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