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(GET OUT OF THE WAY)   Weird: Columnist argues the National Enquirer should win the Pulitzer Prize. Fark: She kinda has a point   (politicsdaily.com) divider line 102
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2010-01-11 10:36:14 AM  
Isildur 2010-01-11 10:22:15 AM

doubled99: Journalism is dead. Has been for decades. The Enquirer is just as legitimate as any other "news" source.

Do you feel clever for being cynical? The only problem with that would be the fact that making an inane cynical statement is every bit as much an indication not really thinking one's views through in an intelligent matter, as credulously accepting anything one hears is.

There has been much good journalism and much bad journalism since well before you were born. People who aren't intellectually lazy learn to distinguish the two, and (to this day, as they always have) manage find the former in spite of the latter. And then there are the people who just smugly say "It's all the same bull" and think they're showing themselves to be adroit critical thinkers by doing so, when in fact, it just make it look like they're finding a convenient way of exempting themselves from bothering to pay attention to the information available through journalism.



I've always been clever-it led to cynicism, not the other way around.
Sure, by definition, there is journalism being practiced here and there, usually in the form of very local stuff.
What is called "mainstream journalism" is nothing but storytelling repeated from one source to another with fact checking to come later. Just print what you find on the wire services, thank you. We'll figure it out later.
Sorry to bum you out when you're really getting into your college journalism courses, but everything you're being taught is bullshiat.
 
2010-01-12 05:15:21 AM  
doubled99: What is called "mainstream journalism" is nothing but storytelling repeated from one source to another with fact checking to come later. Just print what you find on the wire services, thank you. We'll figure it out later.

Mainstream journalism gets plenty wrong. What amuses me about many of the people I've talked with who express such disdain for it, however, is that they prefer instead to get their information from even less reliable sources. A number of them claim to be drawing in information from many disparate viewpoints, that they synthesize into a balanced understanding of world events, except it eventually becomes clear in conversation that they really just spend a few minutes a day browsing Daily Kos or Free Republic or whatever slanted site best matches their worldview, and follow a few similarly selected blogs.

Sorry to bum you out when you're really getting into your college journalism courses, but everything you're being taught is bullshiat.

Already finished college a few years ago, and didn't take any journalism courses, but thank you for the demonstration of your piercingly acute deductive abilities. My regards to Mrs. Hudson.
 
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