Insatiable Jesus: Muta: If you have credibility then you get access. Terry Gross had great interview with Karl Rove. If you asked 'gottcha' questions then the big name politicians will avoid you.OK. Sounds like the relationship most of the press had with the Govt during the 60s. So what if Congresswoman Rottencrotch doesn't call on you when you raise your hand? Go about your job and wait for one of her enemies on the Hill to call you later.
odinsposse: Yes, access is a two way street. The media needs politicians so they can get stories. But politicians also need the media if they want stories disseminated to the public. It's just that TV news has become a profit machine and no one is willing to risk profit by saying "We won't blindly read your talking points if you won't talk to us."
ghare: Your job is to listen to what the candidate says, then attempt to verify it, and print the results.Or at least that's what it should be.
Bob16: This is amerika you rube reporter. It's built on lies and built out of lies.It's the the united states of "we can't handle the truth".We are the wimps of the world.
Juvenihilist: So, rather than farking report on those lies
Insatiable Jesus: Muta: Hey Journalists,If you don't want to be lied to then start calling politician out for lying. To have credibility you need to call out politicians whose positions you support as well as those with whom you disagree. When you call out the political for lying, provide proof and cited sources that show the politician lied. Become a credible source for information instead of the stooges that you allow yourself to be. It is the journalists who turned their profession into the joke that it is today. Now stop whinning and do some real reporting.Thank you,MutaI like their excuse that they can't throw down on Congress because then Congresspeople won't give them access. Fine. Go back to reporting and finding access then.And access to what exactly?It's a BS excuse that sounds better than, "Yeah, I'm really just a whore, a bought and paid for PR flack who is more afraid of unemployment than journalistic ideals."
Vegan Meat Popsicle: You can't fault the media for the fact that people are just stupidly accepting any dumbass thing politicians say, there's no way they can do the actual digging AND hand-hold a nation of morons who have zero critical thinking skills of their own.
Insatiable Jesus: Journalism's kinda scaryAnd of it we should be waryWonder what became of Mary?
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