Here is another example of distorted truth, “fake news”, coming from a major US media source, CBS News. The Federalist reports that almost nothing in the report is accurate.More
by Michael Goodwin (see bio below)
Mr. Goodwin puts feet to my thoughts and I didn’t have the words. I respect him and his background. I am trying to be a good independent. Journalism and writers are making it harder and harder.
I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner.
I often found myself telling my students that the job of the reporter was “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” I’m not even sure where I first heard that line, but it still captures the way most journalists think about what they do.