Advocacy disguised as journalism

“I’m not sure there’s been a time in recent memory where more in the media are trying to sway opinion instead of report the news.” Cheryl Attkisson, former CBS new reporter and best selling author.


  1. Jeff on March 14, 2016 at 1:09 am

    But what can be done about it? Modern day journalism is activism. The news is to be made, not reported.

    • quinersdiner on March 14, 2016 at 6:23 am

      Consumers need to insist that journalists live by their own standards, as articulated by the Society of Professional Journalists. Their preamble states: “…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”