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September 28, 2005

Why there is Journalism and what is the truth?

The bare bones essence of journalism is to present the people with information regarding current events. Typically, jounralism was reserved for special events or major events (at least at it's onset), but now...Tabloids rule the paper and television.

It was once the principle of the media to uncover the ultimate truth and bring it forth, now the media will just play along with whatever is said, without investigation, regardless of it's accuracy. Dan Rather reported fake news and got fired. The President lied to the country about weapons and got re-elected. Such is life.

Journalistic truth is present in the mind of the beholder; for if the reporter can provide the facts, only the facts and not present a bias, truth has been achieved. If there was a red dog, and the reporter said "The dog was red," he would be telling the truth. If he said "The dog was reddish, but could have been seen as..." then they are obscuring the truth from the people.

Woodward and Bernstein...I'm amazed that they haven't lashed out at everyone yet. If they were dead I would say they were spinning in their graves, but they are alive and well. I thought I would hear more from them on the current state of illogical reporting and refusal to tell the truth.

Posted by KevinMcGinnis at September 28, 2005 8:29 AM


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