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Coarse culture

Posted on | February 21, 2008 | No Comments

Juvenility is creeping into the media, which comes as a surprise to few. The Phoenix’s Adam Reilly has a good look at slimy activities within the Fourth Estate.

We can’t go back to the era of Walter Cronkite et al., when revered newsmen delivered measured pronouncements to a worshipful public. But we can try to keep things from getting even worse. Like Cheney and his colleagues, journalists of all stripes need to remember: these days, the mic is always on.

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  1. Ry Schwark
    February 22nd, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    I think this the natural evolution of ‘ego journalism’ where it is more about the reporter than it is about the news they’re supposed to be covering.

    Who needs objectivity in a world like that? Isn’t it more entertaining to see Nancy Grace badger a woman into committing suicide? Or maybe Bill O’Rielly scream at somebody?

    This is a pet peeve of mine. I want good quality journalism without a reporter trying to turn that into their own personal soap box.

  2. Loring Wirbel
    February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

    Amen. It all started with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts charging five figures for speeches. If you have to stick your pretty face in front of it, you’re not a journalist.

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