“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.

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  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.”

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