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    Journalism is Dead. Long Live the Media!

    Victor Davis Hanson: Journalism is Dead. Long Live the Media!

    There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on.

    Reporters today believe that their coverage serves higher agendas of social justice, identity politics, “equality” and diversity. To the degree a news account is expanded or ignored, praised or blasted, depends on its supposed utility to the effort to fundamentally transform the country into something unlike its founding.

    ...The media does not just mislead in what it reports; it also chooses not to report news it finds antithetical to its social justice mission....

    ...We might call their modus operandi “critical journalistic theory” that postulates there are few disinterested facts, only interpretations constructed by white male elites. So, to get at a different “truth,” journalists must deconstruct the story by changing or omitting bothersome facts to transmit the “true” essence of an event....

    ...Instead, over the last twenty years, marquee journalists saw themselves as wannabe celebrities who were to make news, not to report it, to massage stories in such a fashion to serve their social justice agendas, and to virtue signal their superior morality, as many revolved in and out of government.

    What have they become instead? People with enormous self-regard, but with little experience with the public whom they were supposed to serve.

    They espouse opinions on nearly everything while knowing almost nothing. They believe Washington and New York are the centers of the universe, while the universe is making both more irrelevant. As their ethics dissipated, their vocabularies shrank. Their poor communication skills grew ever poorer, and they displayed little knowledge of the history and culture of the people they reported on. Most could give an in-depth lecture on Botox, but are ignorant about the U.S. Constitution or basic facts of American history.

    The people finally are tiring of their bias, their incompetence and their arrogance—and are finally beginning to ignore most of what they say and write.
    Play taps. Good riddance.
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    I said journalism was dead during the 2008 election cycle.
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    I fully agree, journalism has become extinct, now its all media opinon and created stories and scenarios
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    It is too easy to counter the BS from a talking head preacher such as Hansen, what Hansen means is when the news doesn't fit his mindset, it isn't journalism. One would have to be blind to follow along with him as all you'd need to do was read his writings. He preaches to a choir and this OP is just more preaching to that choir of believers. Follow along if your mind is closed, for others a few sources of excellent journalism below.



    https://www.theguardian.com/us
    https://bostonreview.net
    http://www.aeonmagazine.com/
    http://www.project-syndicate.org/
    http://www.propublica.org
    http://www.vox.com/

    PS New York Times and Washington Post still do hard hitting journalism too but ideologues hate news that isn't fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    It is too easy to counter the BS from a talking head preacher such as Hansen, what Hansen means is when the news doesn't fit his mindset, it isn't journalism. One would have to be blind to follow along with him as all you'd need to do was read his writings. He preaches to a choir and this OP is just more preaching to that choir of believers. Follow along if your mind is closed, for others a few sources of excellent journalism below.



    https://www.theguardian.com/us
    https://bostonreview.net
    http://www.aeonmagazine.com/
    http://www.project-syndicate.org/
    http://www.propublica.org
    http://www.vox.com/

    PS New York Times and Washington Post still do hard hitting journalism too but ideologues hate news that isn't fake.

    And a thread in information sources:


    http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...mation-Sources


    Victor Davis Hanson is a historian specializing in the classics and military history. He's not a preacher. Even your ad homs fail, midcan.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Mainstream media aside, journalism is alive and kicking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    It is too easy to counter the BS from a talking head preacher such as Hansen, what Hansen means is when the news doesn't fit his mindset, it isn't journalism. One would have to be blind to follow along with him as all you'd need to do was read his writings. He preaches to a choir and this OP is just more preaching to that choir of believers. Follow along if your mind is closed, for others a few sources of excellent journalism below.



    https://www.theguardian.com/us
    https://bostonreview.net
    http://www.aeonmagazine.com/
    http://www.project-syndicate.org/
    http://www.propublica.org
    http://www.vox.com/

    PS New York Times and Washington Post still do hard hitting journalism too but ideologues hate news that isn't fake.

    And a thread in information sources:


    http://thepoliticalforums.com/thread...mation-Sources
    It is delusional to think that most of what WaPo and the NYTs publish is journalism.
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