September 19, 2008

Where's the Media

Stuart Taylor, "I no longer trust the major newspapers or television networks"

We still have many great journalists, but I no longer trust the major newspapers or television networks to provide consistently accurate and fair reporting and analysis of all the charges and countercharges. This in an era when the noise produced by highly partisan TV hosts and blogs creates a crying need for at least one newspaper that we can count on to play it straight.

Indeed, one reason that candidates get away with dishonest campaign ads and speeches may be that it is so hard for undecided voters like me to discern which charges are true, which are exaggerated, and which are false. Most people can't spend hours every day cross-checking diverse sources of information to verify the accuracy of slanted stories and broadcasts

Read the whole thing, it shows more than ever that our nation's colleges need to set up a two or four year program to obtain a "Fair Witness" degree.

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