The Shame of the Fourth Estate

The perversion of journalism produced by the fusion of these two attitudes has led us directly to the perversion of society we witnessed this week, when a Democratic White House and the nation's oldest civil rights organization both behaved in a precipitous, craven, and disgusting fashion, purely out of fear of how they would be treated by a band of vicious charlatans—men and women who are inexplicably treated by everyone from the New York Times to the ... Full Story »

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by Chris Finnie - Jul. 29, 2010

The basic story has been well covered and probably over discussed. But Kaiser brings a new perspective with his focus on the media and journalism, and the part they played in what happened. It appears "journalists" no longer report the facts, they now create them. This trend came to light in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, and appears to have not let up at all since then.

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