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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Lapdog Journalism

I think the principal problem with the establishment press, at least in terms of political journalism, has been excess deference to, and closeness with, the most powerful political factions, precincts over which journalism is, at its best, supposed to exercise oversight and serve as a watchdog. Instead it serves as a kind of amplifying mechanism and as a servant to them.

Glenn Greenwald [The Guardian journalist who published surveillance stories leaked by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden.] Quoted in The Daily Caller, December 7, 2013 

2 comments:

  1. Greenwald is as deferential to a political faction as any journalist. But his "faction" was and is that of the dictator of a foreign power, and those aligned with the dictator. His "oversight" consistently has a coincides with that foreign power's agenda

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