Friday, August 28, 2009

If you don't think journalism is dead in the Main Stream Media

....think of the last article you read in the: New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, or the last news story you saw on the ABC Evening News, NBC Evening News, CBS Evening News or anything touted as news on MSNBC and the other usual suspects; including Fox News. Then read this.

Still think there's actual journalism happening out there? I would argue that the closest thing to balanced, unbiased journalism happens in the Wall Street Journal and few other print rags. J-school frankly gets a very big part of the responsibility for this. From personal experience I can tell you J-school is severely biased toward the Democratic Talking Points angle.

Get your news from the WSJ, and weight your internet noodling with balanced sites - NOT just the sites that feed you the red meat you crave.


Anonymous said...

Yep, that Code of Ethics seems like it hearkens back to ancient times -- at least BC (Before Clinton). This principle in the Code is especially foreign to the mainstream media now -- "Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant." They routinely neglect to include an intelligent conservative perspective in their so-called news. They'll only include extreme conservatives or loonies, setting them up as if they're typical of conservative thought. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Bernard Goldberg made a good point when he said the elite media should not be called the "mainstream" media because it is not in fact mainstream in its views.