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. Continue reading “Fake News: civil forfeiture”
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.