Sunday, November 16, 2008

At least the WashPo is talking about it

The topic of this blog - journalistic integrity, is under siege and has been for awhile. You simply can no longer trust that you will get a balanced look at anything anymore in the Main Stream Media. For the second time now in the last two weeks the Washington Post has allowed their ombudsmen/women to take a retrospective look at the WaPo's coverage.

It isn't pretty. The annoying concept buried not so subtley in this article is that you just can't find quality conservative writers to balance out the overwhelming number of liberal writers. Journalism after all, it contends, draws people (liberals) who want to change the world. Presumably Republicans are drawn to money grubbing occupations and weekend security guard jobs at Gitmo.

The body of the article at least lists a number of incidences that have come into question. It is by no means a complete list and as expected, it is a list of the least offensive of blue journalism's biased missteps. The final comment by Deborah Howell suggests there is hope.

"One more factor will kick in soon. After Obama is inaugurated, he will be the authority the news media challenge. It happens in every administration."

I'm not holding my breath on that one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is amazing that the establishment liberal media (eg the NY Times) supposedly investigates during a campaign to see if they are biased yet cannot find any bias... until after their bias prevails in the election. At which point they allow that there possibly could be bias in the future...and assure us that they'll be on the lookout for it. Thank goodness we have blogs like yours to keep us informed!