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(Washington Post)   "A shouting match over journalistic ethics broke out on the Obama plane".... Wait a minute. Journalists have ethics?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 44
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2012-10-31 01:15:44 PM
No, they don't.
 
2012-10-31 01:19:31 PM
More likely, one of the younger, more naive reporters said something about ethics and promptly got smacked down by more seasoned reporters who don't truck with such nonsense.
 
2012-10-31 01:19:43 PM

Lando Lincoln: No, they don't.

 
2012-10-31 01:25:48 PM

Lando Lincoln: No, they don't.


At least not anymore. I wasn't around in the Watergate years, but that seems to me to be last high tide of real, professional journalism.
 
2012-10-31 02:02:49 PM
Journalists?

We still have those?
 
2012-10-31 02:06:02 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Lando Lincoln: No, they don't.

At least not anymore. I wasn't around in the Watergate years, but that seems to me to be last high tide of real, professional journalism.


But what about Lewinskygate?
 
2012-10-31 04:08:34 PM
Next thing, they'll tell me there's such a thing as an honest politician.
 
2012-10-31 04:12:29 PM
Presumptuous? Maybe. The New York Times as an institution, and some of the gold-plated names of political journalism - such as The Washington Post's Dan Balz

haha

BALZ
 
2012-10-31 04:49:15 PM
They used to, until CNN and Fox News came along.
 
2012-10-31 04:50:32 PM
Chris Christie praised the President's actions in anticipation of and in the aftermath of Sandy and BO just started his speech with a lovefest for Chris Christie. Disasters do bring out the best (and most surprising) in people.
 
2012-10-31 04:51:41 PM
everydayfunnyfunny.com
 
2012-10-31 04:52:34 PM
Ok not reading because - STOP TRYING TO WRITE A BOOK AND WRITE JOURNALISTIC ARTICLE!!!

I don't care how people were dressed, I don't care what color the sky was, etc., If you don't tell me what the article is about in the first two paragraphs FOD!

It's journalism not writing a farking novel!

Inverted pyramid, know how to write it!?!?!?
 
2012-10-31 04:55:03 PM
I'm sick of journalists crawling up their own assholes and diagnosing their polyps for all the world to see. Tell me what is happening. Provide historical context. Do some fact-checking. Treat your profession with some f*cking dignity.

Is it hard? Hell yeah it's hard. It's constant research. It's avoiding the temptation to be clever. It's discipline. It's taking years to build up a reputation. But whatever. It's better to tweet some watered down bullsh*t from a campaign press release.
 
2012-10-31 04:55:39 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: but that seems to me to be last high tide of real, professional journalism


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2012-10-31 05:01:18 PM
If I were Obama and that happened on Air Force One, I'd send Biden up front to laugh at them.
 
2012-10-31 05:02:14 PM
did a professional writer write that article? i'm still trying to figure out what the point was.

/it's probably me.
 
2012-10-31 05:02:21 PM
"There is a change in the relationship," Pfeiffer said. "There is a tension with the press being on 24-hour gaffe control..."

And therein lies the problem. More attention paid to gaffes than anything else.
 
2012-10-31 05:06:49 PM
Hey, JOURNALIST, I'd like to know who and what was involved in the "shouting match."
 
2012-10-31 05:07:14 PM
You mean ethics like a cable carrier refusing to air a PBS broadcast?

From the link: My son in Billings called to see if we were able to watch PBS as they have a total blackout. They have Optimum (formerly Bresnan) and they reported that they have PBS off the air tonight. Any subscriber to them will not get to watch "Frontline", Big Sky, Big Money".

Here's the Frontline that some people don't want you to see.

Could someone with a TF account submit this please?
 
2012-10-31 05:07:54 PM
No journalist with ethics or integrity gets assigned to campaigns.....that is for the shill writers only.

/and Hunter S. Thompson
 
2012-10-31 05:08:41 PM
When I worked for a Gannett paper that rhymes with Smarmy Rhymes, we had an "ethics" seminar at the Gannett death star in McLean, Va.
The main focus was how to keep the paper from getting sued, not on doing the right thing as a human being and certainly not as a journalist. Serfs need to understand that the needs of the company always come first.
 
2012-10-31 05:16:06 PM
As law enforcement officers "swept" the "dirty" media types "clean" with mag wands,

Don't you mean "'mag wands'"?
 
2012-10-31 05:19:30 PM
Once the 24/7 coverage of the infamous "Palin Emails" started with live updates of "opening a new box!!!", it was only a matter of time before journalistic integrity shot itself in the face with a hammer. With a gun that shoots hammers.
 
2012-10-31 05:20:15 PM

Dahnkster: [everydayfunnyfunny.com image 620x442]


Man... that door must have done something really farked up!
 
2012-10-31 05:37:09 PM

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Dahnkster: [everydayfunnyfunny.com image 620x442]

Man... that door must have done something really farked up!


It's just staring at them & they're all just waiting for a response, like a stare isn't a response!
 
2012-10-31 05:40:03 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I wasn't around in the Watergate years, but that seems to me to be last high tide of real, professional journalism.


Wanna bet? I was around then and afterwards. I saw the way that Bob Woodward made up scenes out of whole cloth re: John Belushi and William Casey. Jim Belushi says based on what he did to John, Nixon might have been innocent.
 
2012-10-31 05:40:54 PM
Takes time and money to tie up a journalist for months on a single, meaningful story. Easier to just paraphrase the he-said she-said.
 
2012-10-31 05:42:15 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Once the 24/7 coverage of the infamous "Palin Emails" started with live updates of "opening a new box!!!", it was only a matter of time before journalistic integrity shot itself in the face with a hammer. With a gun that shoots hammers.


How did it shoot itself in the face when it had already been dead for years?
 
2012-10-31 05:46:42 PM

thurstonxhowell: 3_Butt_Cheeks: Once the 24/7 coverage of the infamous "Palin Emails" started with live updates of "opening a new box!!!", it was only a matter of time before journalistic integrity shot itself in the face with a hammer. With a gun that shoots hammers.

How did it shoot itself in the face when it had already been dead for years?


Zombified.
 
2012-10-31 05:53:19 PM

Citrate1007: No journalist with ethics or integrity gets assigned to campaigns.....that is for the shill writers only.

/and Hunter S. Thompson


Man I miss him.
 
2012-10-31 05:54:16 PM

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Dahnkster: [everydayfunnyfunny.com image 620x442]

Man... that door must have done something really farked up!


It was just holding a press conference.
 
2012-10-31 05:55:22 PM
Journalists are like politicians: If you find yourself constantly complaining about how much they suck, chances are it just means that you are choosing poorly.
 
2012-10-31 05:55:33 PM

Muta: You mean ethics like a cable carrier refusing to air a PBS broadcast?

From the link: My son in Billings called to see if we were able to watch PBS as they have a total blackout. They have Optimum (formerly Bresnan) and they reported that they have PBS off the air tonight. Any subscriber to them will not get to watch "Frontline", Big Sky, Big Money".

Here's the Frontline that some people don't want you to see.

Could someone with a TF account submit this please?


Thanks for the link. Will watch later when I think I can do so without throwing up.
 
2012-10-31 05:58:50 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Lando Lincoln: No, they don't.

At least not anymore. I wasn't around in the Watergate years, but that seems to me to be last high tide of real, professional journalism.

But what about Lewinskygate?


What about Watergate-gate?
 
2012-10-31 06:09:53 PM
"Journalistic" is to "journalism" as "realistic" is to "real".
 
2012-10-31 07:52:42 PM

unlikely: Journalists?

We still have those?


They farmed their jobs out to "fact checkers".
 
2012-10-31 07:57:38 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lando Lincoln: No, they don't.


especially when they present some kind of false objectivity bc they're wetting their shorts over being called "liberal"
 
2012-10-31 08:05:10 PM

kradio: unlikely: Journalists?

We still have those?

They farmed their jobs out to "fact checkers".


Those dudes who think if they find something Candidate A said that is untrue they have to match it 1 for 1 with something Candidate B said that is untrue, no matter how lopsided it went in whatever direction?

Those dudes who are every bit as beholden to the lie of the "Liberal Media" as the newspapers and magazines?

They're not journalists either.
 
2012-10-31 08:39:00 PM

unlikely: Journalists?

We still have those?


Well, we have people who write in the news media. They sort of count.
 
2012-10-31 09:34:55 PM
Boss on Starz told me the answer is no.
 
2012-10-31 11:28:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: unlikely: Journalists?

We still have those?

Well, we have people who write in the news media. They sort of count.


Feh.

You post on Fark, which makes you as much a journalist as any of those hacks writing for MSNBC or Fox.
 
2012-11-01 05:38:43 AM
"Because they don't comment, you are freer," said one reporter who works for a prominent publication and was traveling with Romney and not authorized to speak on the record. "They have no leverage, and so you're freer to write harder stories."

Wake me up when someone writes one of those.
 
2012-11-01 06:57:51 AM
Of course journalists have ethics. Even ethical systems that encourage people to act like complete shiat to one another are still ethics.
 
2012-11-01 08:57:52 AM
Was this at the BET awards ?

Regardless of party we as a people risk losing control of our national debate, when our journalists become special interest advocates and self censoring social media trademarks.
 
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