Journalist, Reporter or Stenographer?

An all too common discussion (maybe diatribe is a better word) I hear is that the problem with news media is it’s biased. Many people act as if partisan subjectivity is a recent phenomenon. To those I’d suggest reading “The Twilight of Objectivity” by Michael Kinsley for some historical context.

“Times Building”

The next time you read or watch the news ask yourself who wrote it, a journalist, a reporter, or a stenographer? The problem arises when a person doing one of those jobs thinks, or tries to convince others, he/she is doing one of the other jobs. The current state of media isn’t due to bias as much as it is too many people trying to be something they aren’t.


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