Something happened in our press over the last 40 years or so that never got acknowledged and to this day would be denied by a majority of newsroom professionals. Somewhere along the way, truthtelling was surpassed by other priorities the mainstream press felt a stronger duty to. These include such things as “maintaining objectivity,” “not imposing a judgment,” “refusing to take sides” and sticking to what I have called the View from Nowhere.Please, please, please let this mark the turning back from the insanity of our national discourse... a/k/a the Age of Ignorance.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The "View from Nowhere"
Sarah Jaffe has a great piece up on NPR's new code favoring "truth" over "balance." It includes this quote from media critic Jay Rosen:
Posted by Alna Dem at 8:29 AM