Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The goal of journalists ...

... the prime function of establishment journalism in the U.S.: to uncritically amplify the views of those who wield political power. And it is also perfectly consistent with their first mandate: the U.S. is incapable of acts of evil (and certainly incapable of "Terrorism"), which is reserved only for those foreigners who dislike and "protest" the United States.
I wonder, is this mind set taught in journalism class?

In my opinion, journalists as government, or ruling class, propagandists is not limited to the US. I listen to BBC News podcasts and most follow the same style of putting words into their subjects mouths and unquestioningly or deliberately accepting mostly propaganda from those they interview. The BBC and other foreign news organizations may report on topics that American news deliberately ignores but that does not mean that they are any more open minded, logical, thorough or inquisitive than their American counterparts.

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