Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Education, Free Markets, Freedom, Media Bias, News, Politics, The United States | Tags: "The Flight From Truth", Jean-Francois Revel, The Profession of Journalism
As soon as journalists, while pretending to provide information, consider that they have the right to present current happenings in such a way as to orient public opinion in a manner they regard as salutary, democracy is amputated of one of its major supports. It is affected just as perniciously as it is by a corrupt judiciary or electoral fraud. Totalitarianism can only live thanks to falsehood, and democracy survive thanks to truth.
—Jean-Francois Revel: The Flight From Truth
Filed under: Africa, Developing Nations, Economy, Media Bias, National Security, Politics, The United States | Tags: A Few Questions About Benghazi, The Profession of Journalism, Trey Gowdy Silences the Press
Apparently American Journalism schools allow their students to graduate without ever learning the true function of the American journalism establishment in a free society.
They think they are there —not to inform the American people and to be vigilant watchdogs of the government— but they blithely have wispy ideas about making this a better world. Not their job. A statement long overdue.